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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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  • Report: Padres talked to Phillies about Cole Hamels trade

    Report: Padres talked to Phillies about Cole Hamels trade
    The Padres have had discussions about trading for San Diego native Cole Hamels with new outfielder Wil Myers as potential bait, according to a baseball source. The Padres have been baseball's busiest team since the Winter Meetings ended in San Diego...
  • Boston Red Sox - PlayerWatch

    C Ryan Hanigan was acquired by the Red Sox from the Padres in exchange for 3B Will Middlebrooks on Dec. 20. A day earlier, Hanigan was dealt from Tampa Bay to San Diego in a three-team, 11-player trade. Hanigan, 34, hit .218/.318/.324 with five homers and...
  • Padres reportedly acquiring Justin Upton, Middlebrooks

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 3: Adds Middlebrooks, reorganizes Padres reportedly acquiring Justin Upton, Middlebrooks The San Diego Padres continued to overhaul their roster Friday, reportedly acquiring All-Star outfielder Justin Upton from...
  • San Diego Padres - TeamReport

    MLB Team Report - San Diego Padres - INSIDE PITCH Over a span of three days in mid-December, San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller remade the team's offense. On Dec. 18, San Diego completed two trades, acquiring outfielder Matt Kemp in a five-...
  • San Francisco Giants - TeamReport

    MLB Team Report - San Francisco Giants - INSIDE PITCH The San Francisco Giants started their offseason slowly, which is certainly forgivable for a franchise coming off its third World Series championship in five years. The team's winter business finally...
  • BBO-PLAYER-NEWS-WIRE - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange 12/21/2014 MLB Note - Kansas City Royals Peguero, Carlos OF Carlos Peguero was released by the Royals on Dec. 19. Peguero, 27, appeared in only four games for Kansas City last season, going 2-for-9 with an RBI. He hit .266/.349/.563...
  • Baseball filled with interesting sights and sites, especially in Chicago

    Baseball filled with interesting sights and sites, especially in Chicago
    The job of a baseball writer takes you to some interesting places, and in 2014 I was lucky enough to witness the Hall of Fame inductions of Frank Thomas and Greg Maddux, Jackie Robinson West's amazing run at the Little League World Series and Madison...
  • Report: Red Sox, Giants favorites to land Shields

    The Sports Xchange Report: Red Sox, Giants favorites to land Shields The Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants are among the candidates to land free agent right-handed starter James Shields, the Boston Globe reported. According to the report, the New...
  • PRESS BOX: FSU rules in Winston's favor in conduct case

    The Sports Xchange PRESS BOX: FSU rules in Winston's favor in conduct case Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was found to be not responsible for violating Florida State's student conduct code with regards to a December 2012 alleged sexual assault...
  • Pride Of The Yankees: Helping Fallen Officers' Families

    Pride Of The Yankees: Helping Fallen Officers' Families
    One of the great legacies of George Steinbrenner is the Yankee Silver Shield Foundation, which the late Yankees' owner created in 1982 to fund the education for children of police officers and firefighters in the tri-state area who are killed in the...
  • PRESS BOX: Giants acquire McGahee from Marlins

    The Sports Xchange PRESS BOX: Giants acquire McGahee from Marlins The San Francisco Giants acquired third baseman Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins for two minor league pitchers. McGehee provides San Francisco with a replacement for Pablo Sandoval,...