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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 rally to seize 2-0 series lead

    The Sports Xchange By Todd Karpovich, The Sports Xchange Orioles rally to seize 2-0 series lead BALTIMORE -- Delmon Young has been a dependable weapon off the bench for the Baltimore Orioles all season, going 10-for-20 as a pinch hitter. So when...
  • On The Fly: Pettiness by Alabama, OK'd By NCAA

    Gaining traction on Twitter and elsewhere is the story of Daisha Simmons. She started her basketball career at Rutgers, transferred to Alabama and wanted to transfer to Seton Hall to finish her career as a post-graduate student. The reason: Her brother is...
  • Trainer Rick Smith, Angels fixer-upper, is in the house — for 37 years

    Trainer Rick Smith, Angels fixer-upper, is in the house — for 37 years
    Rick Smith gulps black coffee from a travel mug as he bounces past the empty training room's treatment tables and wall-sized photos of former players deep under Angel Stadium. A slender man with gray whiskers and a quick smile, Smith is wrapped in a 5-...
  • Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez leads majors in RBIs

    Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez leads majors in RBIs
    Seven times, Adrian Gonzalez has driven in 100 or more runs. But the season just completed is the first in which the four-time all-star has led the league in runs batted in. Gonzalez blasted a three-run home run in the Dodgers’ regular-season...
  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera declines postseason bonus

    Tigers' Miguel Cabrera declines postseason bonus
    Miguel Cabrera values championships over money. The Detroit Tigers first baseman proved that Wednesday when he declined his share of the team's postseason bonus money. According to USA Today Sports, Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer was gathering signatures...
  • Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston recreates Orioles pie celebration

    Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston recreates Orioles pie celebration
    It's a wonderful world where one of the first things featured in a five-minute long video on the MLB playoffs is an Orioles vignette, isn't it? Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston, of "Breaking Bad," tells the story of his one-man baseball show in...
  • With eight runs in eighth, Orioles pull away for 12-3 win over Tigers in Game 1

    With eight runs in eighth, Orioles pull away for 12-3 win over Tigers in Game 1
    An announced sellout crowd formed a sea of orange throughout the seating bowl of Camden Yards -- waving orange rally towels that said “Welcome to October” -- ready for the return of postseason baseball to Baltimore. After nearly two weeks of...
  • Orioles' pitching depth beats Tigers' Cy Young winner in Game 1

    Orioles' pitching depth beats Tigers' Cy Young winner in Game 1
    The Orioles came into the American League Division Series knowing they couldn't match the Detroit Tigers ace for ace. No single Oriole could comfortably compare resumes with Detroit's Game 1 starter, Max Scherzer, the 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner....
  • Orioles stick to winning formula

    Orioles stick to winning formula
    It wasn't magic. It was just Thursday. OK, it was a Thursday in October, so there already was something special about it, but the Orioles' 12-3 victory in Game 1 of their division series against the Detroit Tigers was just a postseason compilation...
  • A's lose to Angels, 5-4, but still have a good shot at playoffs

    A's lose to Angels, 5-4, but still have a good shot at playoffs
    — As bad as things got for the Oakland Athletics in August and early September, and they were historically bad for a while, the A's are still in a decent position for a team on the verge of one of baseball's greatest collapses. Even after...
  • Orioles rip bullpen, Tigers 12-3 in Game 1 of ALDS

    BALTIMORE At the July 31 trading deadline, the Detroit Tigers pursued two excellent left-handers from the AL East, either of whom could be a difference in the postseason. They succeeded in getting David Price from Tampa Bay, but they missed on re-...