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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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  • Day Trips from the Lehigh Valley

    DAY TRIPPIN' •"Joseph," Sight & Sound Theatre, dinner at Shady Maple, Aug. 5. Holy Family Golden Agers, Frank, 610-759-0576. •Christmas Show, American Music Theater, dinner at Bird-in-Hand Restaurant, Nov. 28. $110. Pen Argyl Alumni...
  • Gonzalez dazzles in debut as Rangers beat Red Sox, 8-0

    ARLINGTON, Texas Jeff Banister knew. He knew that when he came out of the Rangers dugout in the sixth inning to remove Chi Chi Gonzalez from his major league debut Saturday the crowd at Globe Life Park in Arlington was going to get loud. He knew that...
  • The Times' MLB rankings

    The Times' MLB rankings
    Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday: 1. ST. LOUIS: The Cardinals' entire rotation is paid less than the Angels are paying Josh Hamilton. (3) 2. KANSAS CITY: The Royals are 19-0 when they score six runs or more. (1) 3....
  • On The Fly: Mets Miss A Chance To Gain On Nats

    The Mets aren't likely to win many slugfests. So when the Marlins, the lowly Marlins, took a 5-1 lead Saturday, it was going to be rough going. The Mets did claw back to tie but ended up losing the game 9-5 and a chance to gain on the Nationals, who...
  • LEADING OFF: Lincecum looks to keep up strong start

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ SURGING TIM Giants starter Tim Lincecum (5-2, 2.56) looks to continue his strong start this season against the Atlanta Braves and starter Williams Perez (0-0, 4.05). Lincecum is 9-6...
  • Angels catcher Chris Iannetta takes a big cut at the blues

    Angels catcher Chris Iannetta takes a big cut at the blues
    When the ball cleared the fence Thursday night at Angel Stadium, just to the left of the 390-foot mark in left-center field and near the Jersey Mike's Subs sign, it wasn't exactly a Michael Jordan "HE'S BACK!" moment. Except, perhaps, somewhere deep...
  • Hamilton's Homers Help Rangers To 7-4 Win Over Red Sox

    Hamilton's Homers Help Rangers To 7-4 Win Over Red Sox
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton homered in his first two at-bats, his first homers since he belatedly began his major league season this week back with Texas, helping the Rangers beat the Boston Red┬áSox 7-4 on Friday night. Hamilton pulled...
  • Hamilton homers twice as Rangers defeat Red Sox, 7-4

    ARLINGTON, Texas Josh Hamilton homered twice Friday night. Perhaps more important to his long-term success: He walked once. In his second game back in Arlington, Hamilton was the key to the offense's effort in a 7-4 win over Boston. He started things...
  • Joan A. Steitz: A Place In The Lab, And In Biochemistry History

    Joan A. Steitz: A Place In The Lab, And In Biochemistry History
    Joan A. Steitz was a young biochemist in 1968, working with Francis Crick, the Nobel laureate credited with co-discovering the DNA double helix. And she needed a breakthrough. The early steps of her career had progressed ideally — including a Ph....
  • Former Orioles minor leaguer Eduardo Rodriguez dazzles in major league debut for Red Sox

    Former Orioles minor leaguer Eduardo Rodriguez dazzles in major league debut for Red Sox
    Former Orioles prospect Eduardo Rodriguez went to bed and dreamed about his major league debut after the Boston Red Sox arrived in Texas. The real thing Thursday night was even better for the 22-year-old left-hander. Rodriguez threw 7 2/3 scoreless...
  • Hamilton homecoming: 2010 AL MVP back in Texas on home team

    Josh Hamilton stepped into the batter's box to a loud ovation. The Texas Rangers fans got even louder when he lined the first pitch he saw into the right-field corner for a double. "It'll be a game I'll remember forever. Coming back and getting a warm...