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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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  • Garrett Richards injures knee in Angels victory over Red Sox

    The Angels huddled around first base Wednesday night as medical personnel tended to Garrett Richards, who lay on his back, writhing in so much pain that first baseman Albert Pujols, on one knee, held the pitcher's hand to comfort him. Richards, the...
  • Angels' Richards exits with leg knee injury

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: subs first graf, adds new second graf with team announcement Angels' Richards exits with leg knee injury Los Angeles Angels right-hander Garrett Richards left the Fenway Park field on a stretcher Wednesday after he hurt...
  • Preview: Astros at Red Sox

    David Ortiz was inked by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year deal as a free agent in 2003 and may go down as one of the most astute signings in league history. Eleven years later, Ortiz continues to provide plenty of bang for considerably more bucks, hitting...
  • Preview: Athletics at Braves

    Jon Lester has won his first three starts for Oakland, pitching like the game-changer the Athletics envisioned when they acquired him from Boston at the trade deadline. Oakland needs another strong performance from its new ace when it tries to avoid a...
  • Recap: Red Sox 10, Astros 7

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Red Sox 10, Astros 7 Red Sox 10, Astros 7: David Ortiz belted a pair of two-run homers and tied a career high with six RBIs as host Boston rallied from an early four-run deficit. Ortiz became the third player to hit 400...
  • Game roundup: Jeter leads Yankees past Rays

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 4: Adds Red Sox-Astros; more to come Game roundup: Jeter leads Yankees past Rays ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Derek Jeter drove a single just past the outstretched glove of second baseman Logan Forsythe to score Brett...
  • Getting a whiff of Cubs' future?

     Getting a whiff of Cubs' future?
    NEW YORK — Cubs followers flustered by the offense's recently high strikeout rate might have to get accustomed to this shortcoming as more highly-touted prospects arrive. "I think we're going to be a really high strikeout team going forward,"...
  • Ortiz Has 2 Homers, 6 RBI In Red Sox Victory

    Ortiz Has 2 Homers, 6 RBI In Red Sox Victory
    David Ortiz homered twice and tied a career high by driving in six runs as Boston rallied to take down Houston 10-7 Saturday in the third game of a four-game series at Fenway Park. Daniel Nava had three hits and drove in two runs, while Yoenis...
  • Braves continue to roll, defeat struggling Athletics

    The Sports Xchange By Guy Curtright, The Sports Xchange Braves continue to roll, defeat struggling Athletics ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves know all about bad road trips. Now the Oakland Athletics are going through one. Third baseman Chris Johnson went...
  • Ortiz hits 400th homer as Red Sox in win

    The Sports Xchange By Matthew Carroll, The Sports Xchange Ortiz hits 400th homer as Red Sox in win BOSTON -- David Ortiz had no idea he was approaching yet another milestone as a member of the Boston Red Sox. It's one he won't soon forget, though....
  • Rick Porcello hurls three-hitter in Tigers' 6-0 win over Rays

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Rick Porcello pitched one of the best games of his career, allowing three hits in a complete-game shutout. It was Porcello's third career shutout and all have come this season. Victor Martinez hit his fourth career grand slam and...