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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

Top Boston Red Sox Articles

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  • Price, Rays continue domination despite dome doldrums

    Price, Rays continue domination despite dome doldrums
    St. PETERSBURG — It was Opening Day in MLB on Monday, which translates into Groundhog Day for the Tampa Bay Rays. You've heard this plenty of times before: Scrappy team with the best manager in the game, competing with the big boys from New York...
  • On The Fly: Final Four Tickets Available ... For A Price

    For $1,020 you, too, can go the men's Final Four (ncaa.com/VIP). You get tickets for Saturday and Monday plus rights at the VIP Hospitality sites at various locations in AT&T Stadium featuring "upscale food presentations, open premium bar and much more...
  • Instant analysis of the Orioles' 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Opening Day

    Instant analysis of the Orioles' 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Opening Day
    Baltimore Sun reporters and editors give their thoughts on the Orioles' 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Opening Day at Camden Yards. Eduardo A. Encina, reporter: With all the anticipation and buzz thats comes with Opening Day, the beginning of the...
  • Foxwoods Takes Green Monster Ad Space, Ups Fenway Deal

    Five days before Friday's opening day at Fenway Park, Foxwoods Resort Casino said Monday it upped the ante on its Red Sox advertising package, taking "center position signage on the Green Monster in left field. The sign on the iconic wall is part of a...
  • Red Sox Lose Opener Despite Strong Outing For Lester

    The Sports Xchange BALTIMORE — Left fielder Nelson Cruz homered on the first pitch in the bottom of the seventh to give the Baltimore Orioles a 2-1 victory over the Red Sox in the season opener for both teams Monday afternoon. Cruz sent a Jon...
  • Orioles left-hander Zach Britton shines in new role out of bullpen

    Orioles left-hander Zach Britton shines in new role out of bullpen
    Left-hander Zach Britton was so pumped after throwing two scoreless innings Monday and picking up the win in the Orioles' 2-1 Opening Day victory against the Boston Red Sox that he talked after the game about how great it was to make his first major...
  • Orioles closer Tommy Hunter recovers to 'earn' save vs. the Red Sox

    Orioles closer Tommy Hunter recovers to 'earn' save vs. the Red Sox
    Eventually, new Orioles closer Tommy Hunter was going to get a big-boy, pressure-cooker, no-margin-for-error save opportunity — that's what happens when you pitch the ninth inning in the major leagues. He got it out of the way quickly, allowing...
  • Dodgers ticket prices still below MLB average despite 15% jump

    The Dodgers' average ticket price jumped 15% this season, the highest increase of any National League team, according to the annual fan cost study by Team Marketing Report. The Kansas City Royals, with a 25% hike, were the only other major league team...
  • American League storylines

    1. Who saw this one coming? The Mariners and Jay-Z helped the former Yankees All-Star second baseman and prized free agent Robinson Cano land a 10-year deal in Seattle. The acquisition will bolster a lineup that has been unable to produce runs for...
  • Nick Markakis leading off and playing right field; Schoop at second; Flaherty at third, Young at DH

    Nick Markakis leading off and playing right field; Schoop at second; Flaherty at third, Young at DH
    Nick Markakis, the longest-tentured Orioles player, will make his eighth straight Opening Day start in right field this afternoon. After testing his stiff neck during batting practice today, Markakis will be in the starting lineup batting leadoff....
  • Sports TV and radio: Monday's 3/31 log (updated Monday PM with more baseball and basketball)

    9:30 a.m.    Basketball: Jan. 2002: Phoebus girls vs. Kecoughtan.--LSC 48 11 a.m.    Football: Oct. 2007: Hampton vs. Bethel.--LSC 48 1 p.m.    Baseball: Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh.--ESPN, WGN 1 p.m.    Baseball: Washington at N.Y. Mets.--MASN2 2 p.m.   ...