RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

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

Top Boston Red Sox Articles

Displaying items 111-121
  • New rules for Cubs

    The Cubs are winning and I don't know why. I mean, I know why they’re winning games, such as the sweep in Fenway Park this week: terrific pitching and enough hitting, and sometimes great pitching and unbelievable hitting. One day Jake Arrieta...
  • Sports TV and radio: Saturday's 7/5 log (updated Friday PM with Orioles-Red Sox makeup game at 1 p.m.)

    6 a.m.    Cycling: Tour de France stage 1 (in Leeds to Harrogate, England).--NBCSN 8 a.m.    Motorsports: Formula One British Grand Prix qualifying(at Silverstone).--CNBC 8 a.m.    Golf: French Open third round (in Paris).--Golf 9 a.m.    Tennis:...
  • Orioles' game Friday vs. Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park postponed

    Orioles' game Friday vs. Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park postponed
    BOSTON — As seen during this week’s homestand at Camden Yards, the Orioles typically do all they can to avoid doubleheaders — and the obstacles they bring — but playing one Saturday in Boston could prove beneficial to the Orioles...
  • 'We've got no plane,' Buck Showalter says, as Orioles mull travel options

    'We've got no plane,' Buck Showalter says, as Orioles mull travel options
    After the Orioles completed a four-game sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 5-2 win Thursday night, the real battle began. The plane that was supposed to take them to Boston for Friday’s series opener against the Red Sox wasn't expected to arrive in...
  • Orioles-Red Sox postponed by rain

    The Sports Xchange By Matthew Carroll, The Sports Xchange Orioles-Red Sox postponed by rain BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox game against the Baltimore Orioles scheduled for Friday afternoon was postponed due to inclement weather associated with...
  • Report: Lester, Red Sox put off contract talks

    The Sports Xchange Report: Lester, Red Sox put off contract talks Contract talks between the Boston Red Sox and left-handed starter Jon Lester are being postponed until the end of the season, according to CBSSports.com. Lester reportedly told the...
  • Cubs' Hammel stays unbeaten vs. Nationals

    The Sports Xchange By David Driver, The Sports Xchange Cubs' Hammel stays unbeaten vs. Nationals WASHINGTON -- Jason Hammel remained unbeaten in his career against the Washington Nationals and as a batter collected just his fifth hit of the season....
  • MLB roundup: Wright out of Mets' lineup again

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Wright out of Mets' lineup again New York Mets third baseman David Wright remained out of the lineup Friday against the Texas Rangers. Wright has been out with a bruised rotator cuff in his left shoulder. The club was...
  • On The Fly: Carmelo Tour Continues

    The Knicks aren't letting Carmelo Anthony go without a fight. They met him in Los Angeles, according to ESPN, after his meeting with the Lakers, which did not include Kobe Bryant. The 'Melo 'Cross 'Merica tour has stopped in Chicago, Houston and Dallas,...
  • Cubs 16, Red Sox 9

    The Sports Xchange By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange Cubs 16, Red Sox 9 BOSTON -- The last-place Chicago Cubs, who won two low-scoring games at Fenway Park on Monday and Tuesday nights, smacked four home runs and collected 19 hits in completing a...
  • Cubs hammer Red Sox to cap 3-game sweep

    Cubs hammer Red Sox to cap 3-game sweep BOSTON -- No one had to tell the last place Chicago Cubs what it meant to sweep a three-game series from the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. "The Red Sox obviously were world champs last year. We knew what we...