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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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  • Preview: Red Sox at Royals

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Red Sox at Royals The Kansas City Royals finally figured out how to beat the Boston Red Sox and are still battling for their division. The Royals will try to keep the pressure on the Detroit Tigers when they host the Red Sox...
  • Fans join in celebration as Orioles win first AL East title since 1997

    Fans join in celebration as Orioles win first AL East title since 1997
    The Orioles clinching a division title had been inevitable for weeks. But for fans who'd waited 17 years to reclaim bragging rights in the American League East, witnessing the actual moment at Camden Yards Tuesday night seemed essential. A sweet...
  • East Ridge graduate Shane Greene pitching well for New York Yankees

    East Ridge graduate Shane Greene pitching well for New York Yankees
    It's been a heady summer for New York Yankees pitcher Shane Greene, a 2007 East Ridge High School graduate. He had another stellar performance over the weekend. Greene, above, got the win in Saturday's 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles as the Yankees...
  • Brewers rally past Cards in 12 innings, 3-2

    ST. LOUIS The Milwaukee Brewers tied the game in the ninth, then beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 in the 12th inning Tuesday at Busch Stadium. With lefthander Kevin Siegrist on the mound for the Cardinals, Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez drew a one-out...
  • Morton makes Pirates' gamble pay off

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Pittsburgh Pirates - INSIDE PITCH PITTSBURGH --- Charlie Morton made the Pittsburgh Pirates' gamble pay off. The Pirates activated the right-hander, who had not pitched in a major league game in a month and a day,...
  • Castillo to make Red Sox debut Wednesday

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Boston Red Sox - INSIDE PITCH PITTSBURGH -- The Boston Red Sox paid a lot of money to sign Rusney Castillo last month. Starting Wednesday night, they will see how quickly the Cuban outfielder can adapt to the major...
  • Red Sox's Castillo to make major league debut Wednesday

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange Red Sox's Castillo to make major league debut Wednesday PITTSBURGH -- The Boston Red Sox paid a lot of money to sign Rusney Castillo last month. Starting Wednesday night, they will see how quickly...
  • Game roundup: Nationals, Orioles clinch divisions

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: final update: adds White Sox-Royals, Rangers-A's, Mariners-Angels, Padres-Phillies Game roundup: Nationals, Orioles clinch divisions ATLANTA -- Ian Desmond hit a long two-run homer and right-hander Tanner Roark pitched...
  • Arrieta goes distance as Cubs shut out Reds

    The Sports Xchange By Jack McCarthy, The Sports Xchange Arrieta goes distance as Cubs shut out Reds CHICAGO -- Jake Arrieta just missed a no-hitter but reached the finish line for the first time in his career with a complete game as the Chicago Cubs...
  • Back from DL, Morton helps Pirates blank Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: updates ninth graf with Cardinals-Brewers result Back from DL, Morton helps Pirates blank Red Sox PITTSBURGH -- It seemed like a pretty big roll of the dice when the Pittsburgh...
  • On The Fly: Vikings Erred In Reinstating Peterson

    If I lived in Duluth or St. Paul, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton would get my vote for his stance against the Vikings for allowing Adrian Peterson to play Sunday. The Radisson hotel chain also suspended its limited sponsorship with the Vikings. The Vikings...