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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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  • Orioles walk off with win, inch closer to division title

    Orioles walk off with win, inch closer to division title BALTIMORE -- Kelly Johnson came to the Baltimore Orioles in a trade last month, and he said he really wants to contribute to his new team. The veteran infielder got his wish Sunday night....
  • Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez to 'find a way to compete' in spot start Tuesday night

    Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez to 'find a way to compete' in spot start Tuesday night
    Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez hasn’t made a start in nearly a month — and he has made just two relief appearances since then — but he said he’s ready for Tuesday’s spot start against the Toronto Blue Jays. “The only...
  • Royals drop series opener to Red Sox, 6-3

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Royals started Thursday's final homestand on positive note when leadoff hitter Nori Aoki rocketed a double into the right-field corner. Sadly for the Royals, the game continued. A 6-3 loss to the Red Sox occurred in many ways. The...
  • MLB roundup: Pirates RHP Morton rejoins rotation

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Pirates RHP Morton rejoins rotation Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton will replace right-hander Vance Worley in the rotation and start Tuesday night against the visiting Boston Red Sox in the opener of a...
  • Lester, A's shut out Mariners, win series

    The Sports Xchange By Scott Johnson, The Sports Xchange Lester, A's shut out Mariners, win series SEATTLE -- The Oakland Athletics still have a ways to go to prove that they are back, but Sunday served as a pretty good step in the right direction for...
  • Pirates defeat Phillies, 4-1

    PHILADELPHIA Francisco Liriano's slider was electric Thursday night, leading the Pirates to a 4-1 win against A.J. Burnett and the Philadelphia Phillies. Liriano struck out a season-high 12 through eight shutout innings as the Pirates plated four runs...
  • It's the Dodgers and the Giants: Enough said

    It was so long ago that Frank and Jamie McCourt skipped onto the field and danced in front of the dugout like honeymooners. It was so crazy that the staggering Dodgers clinched the National League West on the next-to-last day of the season, on a walk-...
  • On The Fly: Hyo-Joo Kim Shoots 61 In LPGA Major

    Hyo-Joo Kim shot a record 61 in the first round of the Evian Championship, the LPGA's final major this season. The 19-year-old from South Korea now owns the lowest round shot in a men's or women's major. She leads by four. ... Phoenix and Diana Taurasi...
  • Alleged Puig smuggler pleads not guilty

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: updates lede, headline Alleged Puig smuggler pleads not guilty A Miami businessman pleaded not guilty before a federal judge Thursday afternoon in Miami on migrant smuggling charges involving Los Angeles Dodgers...
  • PRESS BOX: LPGA teen sets major record with 61

    The Sports Xchange PRESS BOX: LPGA teen sets major record with 61 Hyo-Joo Kim took a four-shot lead Thursday after the first round of the LPGA's final major of the season, the Evian Championship, in spectacular, record-setting fashion. The 19-year-...
  • Pedroia has season-ending surgery

    The Sports Xchange Pedroia has season-ending surgery The season is over for Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia. Pedroia had surgery on his left wrist Thursday. The Red Sox said the surgery was a success but did not say when he would be able...