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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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  • Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston recreates Orioles pie celebration

    Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston recreates Orioles pie celebration
    It's a wonderful world where one of the first things featured in a five-minute long video on the MLB playoffs is an Orioles vignette, isn't it? Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston, of "Breaking Bad," tells the story of his one-man baseball show in...
  • Fans join in celebration as Orioles win first AL East title since 1997

    Fans join in celebration as Orioles win first AL East title since 1997
    The Orioles clinching a division title had been inevitable for weeks. But for fans who'd waited 17 years to reclaim bragging rights in the American League East, witnessing the actual moment at Camden Yards Tuesday night seemed essential. A sweet...
  • Boston Red Sox - TeamReport

    MLB Team Report - Boston Red Sox - INSIDE PITCH PITTSBURGH -- The Boston Red Sox paid a lot of money to sign Rusney Castillo last month. Starting Wednesday night, they will see how quickly the Cuban outfielder can adapt to the major leagues. Castillo...
  • Pittsburgh Pirates - TeamReport

    MLB Team Report - Pittsburgh Pirates - INSIDE PITCH PITTSBURGH --- Charlie Morton made the Pittsburgh Pirates' gamble pay off. The Pirates activated the right-hander, who had not pitched in a major league game in a month and a day, off the disabled...
  • Red Sox's Castillo to make major league debut Wednesday

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange Red Sox's Castillo to make major league debut Wednesday PITTSBURGH -- The Boston Red Sox paid a lot of money to sign Rusney Castillo last month. Starting Wednesday night, they will see how quickly...
  • Game roundup: Nationals, Orioles clinch divisions

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: final update: adds White Sox-Royals, Rangers-A's, Mariners-Angels, Padres-Phillies Game roundup: Nationals, Orioles clinch divisions ATLANTA -- Ian Desmond hit a long two-run homer and right-hander Tanner Roark pitched...
  • Jake Arrieta posts 1st shutout, a 7-0 one-hitter

    Jake Arrieta posts 1st shutout, a 7-0 one-hitter
    After Brandon Phillips' drive barely eluded the outstretched glove of diving center fielder Matt Szczur on the warning track Tuesday night, Jake Arrieta resumed his mastery. Losing a no-hit bid in the eighth inning for the second time this season wasn't...
  • Arrieta goes distance as Cubs shut out Reds

    Arrieta goes distance as Cubs shut out Reds CHICAGO -- Jake Arrieta just missed a no-hitter but reached the finish line for the first time in his career with a complete game as the Chicago Cubs earned a 7-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday....
  • Back from DL, Morton helps Pirates blank Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: updates ninth graf with Cardinals-Brewers result Back from DL, Morton helps Pirates blank Red Sox PITTSBURGH -- It seemed like a pretty big roll of the dice when the Pittsburgh...
  • On The Fly: Vikings Erred In Reinstating Peterson

    If I lived in Duluth or St. Paul, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton would get my vote for his stance against the Vikings for allowing Adrian Peterson to play Sunday. The Radisson hotel chain also suspended its limited sponsorship with the Vikings. The Vikings...
  • Pirates 4, Red Sox 0

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange Pirates 4, Red Sox 0 PITTSBURGH -- Charlie Morton pitched five scoreless innings to end an eight-start winless streak, and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates blanked the Boston Red Sox 4-0 Tuesday...