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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

Top Boston Red Sox Articles

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  • Ellsbury has 4 hits, leads Yankees to 8-5 win over Red Sox

    Andrew Miller had a chance to seal the New York Yankees' sweep by retiring the bottom of the Red Sox order. A pair of walks and a fielding error later, he was facing Boston slugger David Ortiz with two outs and the bases loaded while protecting a three-...
  • PawSox owners and state officials have 'high-level' meeting

    State officials had a "high-level" meeting with the owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox to discuss the team's proposal for a new ballpark in downtown Providence. Gov. Gina Raimondo, Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor and I-195 Redevelopment District...
  • Community news for Putnam edition

    Lincoln train ride NORWICH - "Ride the Rails with Abe Lincoln" train ride on the Providence & Worcester Railroad on Saturday, May 16. Boarding at either Norwich or Putnam, the train leaves Norwich at 8:30 a.m. and Putnam at 11 a.m. Howard Wright will...
  • After almost 6,000 games, first firing in Mike Scioscia managerial tree

    After almost 6,000 games, first firing in Mike Scioscia managerial tree
    One of baseball's most impressive streaks came to an end Sunday night. Mike Scioscia and his disciples had managed almost 6,000 games in the major leagues before any of them got fired. Scioscia never had managed in the major leagues when the Angels...
  • Jacoby Ellsbury leads Yankees to 8-5 win over Red Sox

    Jacoby Ellsbury leads Yankees to 8-5 win over Red Sox
    BOSTON — Jacoby Ellsbury had four hits, and Adam Warren took a one-hit shutout into the sixth inning Sunday night to lead the New York Yankees to an 8-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox. It was the first time the Yankees swept the Red Sox in a...
  • Ellsbury Has Four Hits, Leads Yankees To 8-5 Win Over Red Sox

    Ellsbury Has Four Hits, Leads Yankees To 8-5 Win Over Red Sox
    BOSTON (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury had four hits, and Adam Warren took a one-hit shutout into the sixth inning on Sunday night to lead the New York Yankees to an 8-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox. It was the first time the Yankees swept the Red Sox...
  • James Taylor debuts song about Red Sox-Yankees at Fenway

    James Taylor inherited his love for the Boston Red Sox from his father and grandmother, and his newest song follows his fandom through three generations from the sale of Babe Ruth to the team's cathartic 2004 World Series title. The Boston troubadour was...
  • LEADING OFF: Astros stalk 10th W in row, Weaver goes for 1st

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ ASTROS BLAST OFF The surprising Astros will try for their 10th straight win and a sweep of Seattle. Houston owns the best record in the AL — it went 70-92 last season after...
  • Adam Wainwright's injury shouldn't push National League to adopt the designated hitter

    Adam Wainwright's injury shouldn't push National League to adopt the designated hitter
    Ever since the American League adopted the designated hitter in 1973, the debate surfaces every few seasons that both the AL and the National League should abide by the same rules. Because we all know the MLB Players Association would never allow the...
  • Jeff Jacobs: A Great Day Of Deeply Flawed Athletes

    Jeff Jacobs: A Great Day Of Deeply Flawed Athletes
    BOSTON — Blake Swihart took his position behind home plate for his major league debut at 1:35 p.m. Saturday, a day proclaimed in advance by pop culturists as the most incredible in sports history. It was at that moment at Fenway Park, as Wade...
  • The Times' MLB rankings

    The Times' MLB rankings
    Last week's ranking in parenthesis. Statistics are through Friday's games. 1. KANSAS CITY: The Royals defense already has saved 29 runs. The next-closest team has saved 15. (1) 2. ST. LOUIS: Played 19 consecutive games against the dregs of the NL...