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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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  • Mets use pinch of Young, Campbell in recipe to top Marlins | Saturday's video highlights

    NEW YORK Manager Mike Redmond offered the perfect summation to this first-half culminating road trip and quite possibly the season to date. "We've taken some tough losses, man," he said. "Tough losses." The latest in what seems like an unceasing...
  • Gamer roundup: Ninth-inning sac fly lifts Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: updated with last games Gamer roundup: Ninth-inning sac fly lifts Dodgers LOS ANGELES -- A.J. Ellis hit a walk-off sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a 1-0 win over the San Diego Padres on...
  • The Times' Major League Baseball rankings

    Jim Peltz ranks Major League Baseball's 30 teams. Last week’s rankings are in parentheses, Statistics are through Friday’s games. 1. OAKLAND: The A’s have baseball’s best winning percentage (.624) and have won seven of their last...
  • 100 years after big league debut, Babe Ruth is still larger than life

    100 years after big league debut, Babe Ruth is still larger than life
    It is easy now to identify the most famous name from the baseball box score dated July 11, 1914. However, one hundred summers ago at Boston's Fenway Park, the annotation "Ruth" was not historically significant. The baby-faced pitcher, only months...
  • Ruth bat, contract sold at auction, but ball withdrawn

    Ruth bat, contract sold at auction, but ball withdrawn
    Memorabilia Ruth bat, contract sold at auction, but ball withdrawn A nearly century-old Babe Ruth bat sold for $214,000 at a memorabilia auction Saturday night, but the first baseball whacked over the Yankee Stadium fence by the legendary slugger...
  • Ruth contract sells for $1 million

    The Sports Xchange Ruth contract sells for $1 million Babe Ruth's $5,000 contract with the Boston Red Sox in 1918 sold at an auction Saturday night for $1.02 million. The contract included signatures by Ruth, American League president Ban Johnson and...
  • Sexy 'Satisfaction' arrives; Jack Bauer departs

    Sexy 'Satisfaction' arrives; Jack Bauer departs
    Sports, award shows and new drama series are the week's highlights. Here are some programs to keep in mind: 1. Major League Baseball All-Star Game, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on Fox The National League All-Stars take on the American League All-Stars in...
  • Brazil's World Cup setbacks: It's out of final, Argentina is in it

    Brazil's World Cup setbacks: It's out of final, Argentina is in it
    This hasn't been a very good week for Brazil. First its national team got spanked by Germany, 7-1, in the most lopsided semifinal in World Cup history. Then, 24 hours later, Brazilian soccer fans had to watch hated rival Argentina advance to the final...
  • Rays 3, Blue Jays 0

    The Sports Xchange Rays 3, Blue Jays 0 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- After a mostly disappointing first half, the Tampa Bay Rays reached the All-Star break with a 3-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay left...
  • Red Sox 11, Astros 0

    The Sports Xchange By MoiseKapenda Bower, The Sports Xchange Red Sox 11, Astros 0 HOUSTON -- Clay Buchholz tossed his fifth career shutout, a three-hitter, while a balanced offensive attack carried the Boston Red Sox to an 11-0 victory over the Houston...
  • Recap: Red Sox 11, Astros 0

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Red Sox 11, Astros 0 Red Sox 11, Astros 0: Brock Holt homered among five hits and Clay Buchholz struck out a career-high 12 in his first shutout of the season as visiting Boston blanked Houston. Jackie Bradley Jr., Christian...