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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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  • Only Manny!

     
    Who else except Manny Ramirez would run down a ball with an over-the-shoulder catch at the warning track, leap in the air and high-five a Red Sox fan sitting in the front row, and fire the ball back to the infield to......
  • Gary Cohen keeps shirt on while calling Nats-Mets tilt

     
    No, Gary Cohen did not copy Harry Carary by taking off his shirt during SNY's telecast from the upper deck at Shea Thursday. Yes, part of Cohen's inspiration for doing a game from the stands came from Caray. "I remember......
  • Music video: Orioles Magic, 2008

     
    By now, you're probably aware that the Orioles completed a two-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox yesterday with a 6-3 win, as starter Daniel Cabrera went seven innings (zero walks) to raise his record to 4-1, closer George Sherrill......
  • Red Sox Lester's comeback now includes no-hitter

     
    There may not be a lot of love for the Red Sox in these parts but you'd have to be the Grinch that Hates Baseball to not feel good for Jon Lester, Boston's 24-year-old pitcher who threw a no-hitter last night......
  • Matching up

     
    I'm told that 57 fans were ejected at Camden Yards during Tuesday's game against the Red Sox, and 59 were tossed out the following game. But there were no ejections for Saturday night's game against the Nationals.And you call that......
  • Orioles just off the pace in the AL East -- like Big Brown

     
    At the beginning of the season, most Orioles fans would have settled for this -- a quarter of the way into the season and the O's are three games above .500 and sitting just off the pace, 2 1/2 games......
  • Sen. Kennedy seizure shocks nation

     
    by Jill Zuckman Sen. Edward Kennedy's seizure and emergency helicopter flight from Cape Cod to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Saturday morning sparked an outpouring of emotion and concern for the liberal icon of the Democratic Party. Although...
  • Wang the stopper?

     
    With the Yankees in need of a win tonight, they've got the right pitcher on the mound in Chien-Ming Wang. Here are his numbers this season: Record 6-1 ERA 2.90 Opp. avg. .228 Opponent on-base percentage .292 Opponent slugging percentage......
  • This, that and the other

     
    Has anyone seen the Cheers episode where Sam Malone tries to keep his bar patrons from watching a rerun of a 1975 Red Sox-Orioles game because, in a drunken moment, he hit the Oriole Bird with a baseball and didn’t......
  • Gameday Live 41: Mets at Yankees

     
    Good evening boys and girls, Chris Mascaro here to bring you all of the live game action of the Mets (21-19) at the Yankees (20-23), as the Metropolitans try to complete a rain-shortened two-game sweep. Before we get started, I......
  • Dead mules stopped Braves; can souvenirs stop Yanks?

     
    I spoke to MSNBC's Keith Olbermann Monday night after he wrapped up his "Countdown" show, in which he reported there might be more Red Sox souvenirs buried deep within the new Yankee Stadium. When I asked him whether he finds......