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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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  • Indians acquire ex-IronPig Moss from A's

    Indians acquire ex-IronPig Moss from A's
    SAN DIEGO — The Oakland Athletics continued the demolition of the middle of their lineup Monday by trading first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss to the Cleveland Indians for a minor leaguer as baseball's Winter Meetings began at the Manchester...
  • Lester expected to choose a team soon

    The Sports Xchange Lester expected to choose a team soon Although there are conflicting reports regarding which teams Jon Lester is still considering and when he will make his decision, it is evident that Lester's choice is imminent. Lester could...
  • As winter meetings begin, holding pattern in market for starters

    As the Pirates front office arrives in California for baseball's annual winter meetings, the market for the players they need remains in gridlock. Not much has changed regarding the available starting pitchers between the start of free agency and the...
  • MLB roundup: A's trade Moss to Indians

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: A's trade Moss to Indians The Oakland Athletics continued the demolition of the middle of their lineup Monday by trading first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss to the Cleveland Indians for a minor leaguer as baseball's...
  • Eagles, Penn State meet at Yankee Stadium

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Boston College - INSIDE SLANT Next Nov. 21, Boston College will play Notre Dame in the first football game at Fenway Park since the Patriots moved out in 1968. But long before that, the Eagles will play at...
  • On The Fly: Landon Donovan Exits On Top

    Like John Elway, Michael Strahan, Ray Bourque, David Robinson, Bill Russell, and Joe DiMaggio before him, Landon Donovan won a title in his final game. Donovan and the Los Angeles Galaxy secured the MLS Cup with a 2-1 victory over the New England...
  • Cubs could add some form to their work in progress at winter meetings

    As soon as renovations at Wrigley Field are completed and a new television deal is finalized, the Cubs could be a feared team in free agency instead of losing out on top players such as catcher Russell Martin, who signed with the Blue Jays. "We're not...
  • Trades for hitters could highlight baseball's winter meetings

    Trades for hitters could highlight baseball's winter meetings
    Baseball's annual rumor fest is upon us. The winter meetings start Monday in San Diego, and what traditionally deteriorates into a week of overblown analysis of overblown hype might actually amount to something big. One reason: teams looking for offense...
  • Ryan Dempster recruiting Jon Lester for Cubs

    Ryan Dempster recruiting Jon Lester for Cubs
    Before President Theo Epstein was checking his cell phone for text messages between answers, Ryan Dempster revealed his sales pitch to Jon Lester in his new role with the Cubs. “Jon and I have talked about how great it is to play here,” said...
  • Outfielders a top target for Orioles at this week's winter meetings

    The Orioles' offseason to-do list looked dramatically different a week ago. Re-signing outfielders Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis was paramount. Trying to get a one-year deal with veteran outfielder Torii Hunter was a potential fallback option. But in...
  • Jon Lester's numbers say he might be worth the long-term risk

    Jon Lester will turn 36 before the final year of a six-year contract that several suitors reportedly are offering. At that same age, Barry Zito is temporarily finished after failing to fulfill a lucrative seven-year contract in 2013. And at 34, CC...