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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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  • Blue Jays Win 11th Straight To Tie Team Record, Rout Red Sox

    Blue Jays Win 11th Straight To Tie Team Record, Rout Red Sox
    BOSTON (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays won their 11th straight game to tie the team record, routing the Boston Red Sox 13-5 Sunday as Ryan Goins homered, doubled and drove in five runs. Danny Valencia also homered as the highest-scoring club in the...
  • On The Fly: Mom Represents Revis At Patriots Super Ring Bowl Party

    On The Fly: Mom Represents Revis At Patriots Super Ring Bowl Party
    Robert Kraft opened his home to members of the Super Bowl champion Patriots Sunday night. The Patriots distributed Super Bowl rings to the roster of players that beat the Seahawks four months ago in Arizona. One key player who wasn't at Casa Kraft:...
  • Sandoval benched by Boston after using Instagram during game

    Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval was benched by manager John Farrell for Thursday night's game against Atlanta after using his Instagram account during a loss to the Braves. Boston is last in the AL East at 28-39 and has lost eight of its last...
  • Cubs will need a more consistent Jon Lester if they want to contend

     Cubs will need a more consistent Jon Lester if they want to contend
    If the Cubs are to remain in the postseason conversation, they will need veteran lefty Jon Lester to deliver on a consistent basis. Lester started Sunday night's series finale against the Reds at Wrigley Field. In his previous outing, Lester allowed...
  • Blue Jays win 11th straight to tie team record, rout Red Sox

    The way the Toronto Blue Jays are playing these days, even the last hitter in their lineup is plenty dangerous. The Blue Jays won their 11th straight game to tie the team record, routing the Boston Red Sox 13-5 Sunday as ninth-place batter Ryan Goins...
  • Can Royals' All-Star surge carry Infante, too?

    The All-Star game is still a month away, but it could be a historic occasion for the defending American League champions. As of Monday, the Kansas City Royals had eight players on track to start this year's game in Cincinnati on July 14. Kansas City's...
  • Perez shines, Braves hang on for 4-2 win over Red Sox

    ?BOSTON Only five weeks after displaying a proverbial deer-in-headlights look in his major league debut, Williams Perez stood atop the mound at one of baseball's grand cathedrals Monday and performed as if he'd been there a thousand times. Perez...
  • Feeling 'stronger than before,' Schoop ready for rehab assignment

    Feeling 'stronger than before,' Schoop ready for rehab assignment
    Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop's recovery from a right knee injury has taken longer than initially expected, but nearly two months after going on the disabled list, Schoop is scheduled to go on a minor league rehab assignment later this week....
  • MLB Power Rankings for June 16

    MLB Power Rankings for June 16
    A set of hot streaks catapulted some long-gone teams back into the rankings this week, including a pair of American League East teams. Were the Orioles one of them? As always, these rankings are completely subjectively, yet still objectively correct. 1....
  • Braves' Wood OK after struck by fly ball during BP

    BOSTON After cringing when Andrelton Simmons got hit in the hand by a pitch Monday night, the Braves got another injury scare Tuesday when pitcher Alex Wood was struck in the head by a hard-hit fly ball during pregame batting practice at Fenway Park....
  • Chen blasts being optioned on Twitter: 'I am disappointed my routine is being interrupted'

    Chen blasts being optioned on Twitter: 'I am disappointed my routine is being interrupted'
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said left-hander Wei-Yin Chen understood the reasons behind optioning him to High-A Frederick, but Chen took to social media Tuesday evening to express his disappointment in the move. One day after Chen had arguably his...