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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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  • Jon Lester signing confirms Cubs ready to win now

    That creaking you heard in the wee hours of Wednesday morning was the Cubs’ championship window officially opening.   Talk about an overnight sensation. While Chicago slept, left-handed pitcher Jon Lester agreed to a six-year, $155 million...
  • Jonny Gomes fits Cubs' leadership mission

    SAN DIEGO — Getting marquee left-hander Jon Lester to commit to an eye-opening six-year, $155 million contract late Tuesday night put a stamp on the Cubs’ Plan A this offseason. That plan also includes adding complementary parts to fortify...
  • Winter meetings: Angels believe tweaks are enough

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange Winter meetings: Angels believe tweaks are enough SAN DIEGO -- Though it was all but forgotten after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals in an all-wild-card World Series, the...
  • After acquiring catcher Miguel Montero, Cubs await Jon Lester decision

    After acquiring catcher Miguel Montero, Cubs await Jon Lester decision
    SAN DIEGO — Theo Epstein is content playing the waiting game as marquee free agent left-hander Jon Lester is on the verge of finalizing a decision that likely will dictate the Cubs’ fortunes for several seasons. "This is his life and his...
  • On The Fly: Panthers QB Cam Newton Injured In Auto Accident

    On The Fly: Panthers QB Cam Newton Injured In Auto Accident
    Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was involved in a two-car accident near the stadium in Charlotte early Tuesday afternoon and has two broken bones in his back. The driver of the other vehicle also has non-life-threatening injuries, according to various...
  • Lester won't be a Giant; expected to choose Cubs or Red Sox

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. Jon Lester has taken his time while choosing his next team, but the end came quickly for the Giants on Tuesday night. "We did not receive a rose," assistant general manager Bobby Evans said. Lester, the star left-hander who has...
  • Dodgers will not sign Jon Lester

    Dodgers will not sign Jon Lester
    The Dodgers will not be adding Jon Lester to their rotation, a person familiar the situation said Tuesday night under the condition of anonymity. With Lester ruling out the San Francisco Giants as a destination, the free-agent left-hander appears to have...
  • Giants out, Cubs and Red Sox still in Lester bidding

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: updates with new info, quotes Giants out, Cubs and Red Sox still in Lester bidding Coveted free agent left-hander Jon Lester narrowed the options for his future home Tuesday night, informing the San Francisco Giants...
  • Cubs ready to make other moves as they await Jon Lester's decision

    Cubs ready to make other moves as they await Jon Lester's decision
    SAN DIEGO — Amid conflicting reports regarding the decision of marquee free-agent pitcher Jon Lester, perhaps the most honest assessment Monday night came from Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer. "I have no sense of timing on anything at this point,"...
  • Mark Purdy: A's fans can thank Beane for constant dizzy spells

    Every day, I walk our dog around the neighborhood. A regular stop is the convenience store. I usually buy a soda from my man behind the counter, Ricky. Except on Tuesday, someone else was there. "Where's Ricky?" I asked. "He's gone," said the new guy....
  • Cubs sign free-agent ace Jon Lester

    Cubs sign free-agent ace Jon Lester
    SAN DIEGO — First it was Joe Maddon. And now it's Jon Lester. If there was any question about the Cubs' offseason commitment to becoming a playoff contender, they took a significant and historic step by signing Lester — the top left-hander...