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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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  • How Could Any Writer Not Vote For Pedro Martinez?

    He sent chills down our spines. Yes, every time he went to the mound, gripped the ball and unsprung that small, tightly wound frame on the world, Pedro Martinez sent chills up and down our backbones. Pedro didn't pitch games. He pitched events. He was...
  • Some highs and lows to remember from the 2014 MLB season

    Some highs and lows to remember from the 2014 MLB season
    Major League Baseball, 2014 in review: The highs •¬†Clayton Kershaw was king of baseball in 2014 — National League most valuable player, Cy Young Award winner, pitched a no-hitter*, hit a score-tying triple, fielded a ground ball behind...
  • Grafton High assistant coach Henry Connell spread love of baseball, life

    Grafton High assistant coach Henry Connell spread love of baseball, life
    YORK — Henry Connell's first love was baseball. The early objects of his affection were the New York Yankees and Mickey Mantle, evident to all by the license plate on his Nissan Pathfinder: "NYMICK7." But his true loves — outside of Trish,...
  • On The Fly: Hopeful News From Gordie Howe's Family

    On The Fly: Hopeful News From Gordie Howe's Family
    Gordie Howe is recovering from multiple strokes and is battling dementia, but his family says his condition is improving. Improving so rapidly that Mr. Hockey may appear with Wayne Gretzky at a celebrity sports dinner in Saskatoon on Feb. 6. An email from...
  • Jon Lester believes in Cubs' mission for a World Series

    Jon Lester believes in Cubs' mission for a World Series
    As a minor league pitcher, Jon Lester arrived too late to fully enjoy the Red Sox's first World Series title in 86 years in 2004. But after discussions with team officials and former players, Lester wasn't about to pass up what he sees as a chance to...
  • Pedro Should Be A Shoo-In For HOF; The Question Is By How Much

    In 1999-2000, Pedro Martinez went 41-10 with a 1.90 ERA and 597 strikeouts. BOSTON — As a Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster, Nomar Garciaparra watched Clayton Kershaw become the dominant pitcher in the National League, winning three of the last...
  • Daily Dodger in Review: Josh Beckett comeback derailed by hip injury

    JOSH BECKETT, 34, starting pitcher. Final 2014 stats: 6-6, 2.88 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, .226 opponent batting average, 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings; 5-1 with a 2.28 ERA on the road. Contract status: Retired. The good: On May 25, Beckett completed his...
  • A friend remembered: Evanston native reminisces about 'Unbroken' subject, Louis Zamperini

    A friend remembered: Evanston native reminisces about 'Unbroken' subject, Louis Zamperini
    That thought has warmed Evanston native Naber’s heart since Zamperini, the 1936 Olympic hero, died from pneumonia on July 2 at age 97 — just a few months away from seeing his life story, as directed by Angelina Jolie, told on the big screen on...
  • No Gluten, No Chicken, But A Recipe For Happiness

    Rebecca Brown and Nathan Tuttle thought nothing of going to a French restaurant on their first date, even though she couldn't eat gluten, he couldn't eat chicken or turkey and they didn't know the language to translate the menu. It was a challenge...
  • Trio of aces poised to lead Hall of Fame class of 2015

    NEW YORK — Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz appear to be shoo-ins for election to the Hall of Fame in what is shaping up as the baseball writers' biggest class of inductees in 60 years. When the Hall of Fame reveals the results...
  • Chicago book news: Chicago Writers Association's annual awards winners announced

    The Chicago Writers Association recently announced the winners of their fourth annual Book of the Year Awards. The winners are "The Hundred-Year House" by Rebecca Makkai (Traditional Fiction), "Carpe Diem, Illinois (A Leo Townsend novel)" by Kristin A....