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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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  • Cubs' Javier Baez on a steep learning curve

    Cubs' Javier Baez on a steep learning curve
    DES MOINES — Maybe the best things to happen to Javier Baez this year were his early season struggles at Triple-A Iowa and the sudden shift of media attention toward fellow prospects Kris Bryant and Addison Russell. Baez's standing as the top...
  • Recap: Mets 5, Marlins 4

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Mets 5, Marlins 4 Mets 5, Marlins 4: Chris Young tied the game with a pinch-hit two-run homer in the seventh and Eric Campbell drove in the go-ahead run in his only at-bat in the eighth as host New York rallied past Miami....
  • Recap: Astros 3, Red Sox 2

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Astros 3, Red Sox 2 Astros 3, Red Sox 2: Jason Castro homered while Jose Altuve doubled twice and scored two runs as Houston edged visiting Boston. Castro added a triple and Matt Dominguez recorded a pair of hits for the...
  • 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...
  • Sizemore happy to be back in majors

    PHILADELPHIA — Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said there was nothing wrong with Ben Revere and he was available Friday evening. He wasn't in the starting lineup though. That spot was given to center fielder Grady Sizemore, who had his contract...
  • Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez heading to the disabled list

    Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez is heading to the 15-day disabled list with a right ankle injury, manager Buck Showalter announced before Friday’s game against the New York Yankees. The club will recall right-hander Kevin Gausman from Triple-A...
  • Around MLB

    Around MLB
    American LeagueCentral Division White Sox: Are Chinese hackers responsible for Robin Ventura's bullpen decisions? Checking the bullpen phones. Indians: More fans gathering around LeBron James' house than watching Indians pretend they're contenders....
  • Astros 3, Red Sox 2

    Astros 3, Red Sox 2: Jason Castro homered and Jose Altuve doubled twice and scored two runs as Houston edged visiting Boston. Castro added a triple and Matt Dominguez recorded a pair of hits for the Astros, who have won four of five. Brett Oberholtzer...