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Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox
Originally the Boston Americans, founded in 1901, the Red Sox won the first World Series in 1903. Playing its games from 1912 to the present at tiny and quirky Fenway Park, with its 37-foot high wall in left field called "The Green Monster" and other unique features, the Red Sox are woven deeply into the fabric of New England, the capital of a fandom referred to as "Red Sox Nation," because of its widespread reach. From 1978-2003, the Red Sox's decades-long inability to win the World Series -- often at the hands of the New York Yankees, often in improbable and heartbreaking ways -- became the primary identity of the franchise, summed up as "The Curse of the Bambino," a reference to the sale... Show more »
Originally the Boston Americans, founded in 1901, the Red Sox won the first World Series in 1903. Playing its games from 1912 to the present at tiny and quirky Fenway Park, with its 37-foot high wall in left field called "The Green Monster" and other unique features, the Red Sox are woven deeply into the fabric of New England, the capital of a fandom referred to as "Red Sox Nation," because of its widespread reach. From 1978-2003, the Red Sox's decades-long inability to win the World Series -- often at the hands of the New York Yankees, often in improbable and heartbreaking ways -- became the primary identity of the franchise, summed up as "The Curse of the Bambino," a reference to the sale of Babe Ruth to the New York club. But the fortunes of the franchise changed in stunning fashion in 2004. Again facing the Yankees in the ALCS, the Red Sox lost the first three games, losing Game 3 at Fenway 19-8. But in the ninth inning of Game 4, Dave Roberts stole second base off closer Mariano Rivera, then scored the tying run. David Ortiz got the first of two straight walk-off hits in the 12th inning with a two-run homer. He repeated the feat later that same day in Game 5 with a single in the 14th inning. In Game 6, Curt Schilling pitched with a sutured right ankle, blood oozing through his sock, but earned the victory, forcing a Game 7 that the Red Sox won easily. It was the first time in baseball history a team won a series after trailing 0-3. The Red Sox then swept St. Louis in the World Series, its first title in 86 years. The Red Sox would win again in 2007, recovering from a 3-1 deficit to Cleveland in the ALCS, then sweeping Colorado for the title. « Show less

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  • Day trips from the Lehigh Valley

    Day trips from the Lehigh Valley
    DAY TRIPPIN' • Culinary Institute of America, Vanderbilt Estate tour, lunch at Caterine de Medice Ristorante, April 24. $113. Nativity Lutheran Church, Teri, 484-547-7690. • Patsy Kline impersonator, Mount Airy Casino, buffet, Feb. 24. $60....
  • Tigers' Scherzer, Porcello knew rotation would get split

    They knew somebody had to go. Sometime two years ago, somewhere on a bench, Max Scherzer and Rick Porcello looked at each other like, "Which one of us is going to go?" "We saw where everybody was at in their contracts and we sat there and realized, hey,...
  • Skipping Retirement, And Still Loving His Work

    Dave McConnell is 77 years old and gives this answer when asked why he doesn't retire, kick back in the Florida sunshine and enjoy life: "I'm too old to retire.'' Chuckling, he goes on, "I was discussing retirement with a friend, who said, 'After...
  • Like Mittens And Cocoa, Signs Of Sox, Yanks, Mets Bring Warmth

    Like Mittens And Cocoa, Signs Of Sox, Yanks, Mets Bring Warmth
    Look beyond those massive snowbanks, past the forecast for the next winter storm, and focus on the trucks. Those glorious tractor-trailers will be packed with baseball equipment in Boston and New York before rolling south this week. Spring training is...
  • Pedro Martinez's Hall plaque to have Red Sox cap, John Smoltz's Braves

    Pedro Martinez's Hall plaque to have Red Sox cap, John Smoltz's Braves
    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Pedro Martinez's Hall of Fame plaque will have the cap of the Boston Red Sox and John Smoltz's will have the Atlanta Braves. The Hall of Fame made the announcement Thursday. It said last week that Randy Johnson's will have the cap...
  • With slight adjustment, Orioles see bright future for Mychal Givens

    With slight adjustment, Orioles see bright future for Mychal Givens
    Inside the Orioles' team suite at the winter meetings last month, manager Buck Showalter put a video of minor league pitcher Mychal Givens up for others to watch. Givens, the Orioles’ second-round pick in 2009, is one of the most intriguing...
  • Cubs have plenty of potential moves to make at midseason

    Cubs have plenty of potential moves to make at midseason
    The overwhelming optimism during this weekend's Cubs Convention overshadowed the work by Cubs executives on potential moves that might not pay off until later this season — at the earliest. The Cubs are convinced that the control issues of hard-...
  • Ryan Dempster recruiting Jon Lester for Cubs

    Ryan Dempster recruiting Jon Lester for Cubs
    Before President Theo Epstein was checking his cell phone for text messages between answers, Ryan Dempster revealed his sales pitch to Jon Lester in his new role with the Cubs. “Jon and I have talked about how great it is to play here,” said...
  • Red Sox owner visits Jon Lester: report

    Red Sox owner visits Jon Lester: report
    WEEI.com reports: Red Sox principal owner John Henry flew to the Atlanta area Friday for a one-on-one meeting with free-agent pitcher Jon Lester, according to multiple sources. Lester, who also is being courted by the Cubs and other teams, is expected to...
  • On The Fly: Nobody Bigger Than Jean Beliveau In Montreal

    On The Fly: Nobody Bigger Than Jean Beliveau In Montreal
    The Montreal Canadiens say that the body of Jean Beliveau, who died Tuesday, will be on public view at the Belle Centre Sunday and Monday. Beliveau, who won 10 Stanley Cups with Montreal as a player and seven more working in the front office, was 83. No...
  • Angels acquire backup catcher Drew Butera from Dodgers

    Angels acquire backup catcher Drew Butera from Dodgers
    The Angels added more catching depth on Tuesday when they acquired veteran Drew Butera from the Dodgers for a player to be named or cash. Butera, 31, was designated for assignment after the Dodgers claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the...