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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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  • MLB roundup: Braves suspend 2B Uggla

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Braves suspend 2B Uggla The Atlanta Braves suspended struggling second baseman Dan Uggla for one game Sunday. The team announced the suspension on Twitter but did not explain why Uggla is being disciplined. Manager...
  • Buchholz tosses 3-hitter as Red Sox rout Astros

    Buchholz tosses 3-hitter as Red Sox rout Astros HOUSTON -- This was the Clay Buchholz who dominated during the first half of last season before losing that momentum to injury and three months on the bench. This Buchholz tantalizes and oozes ace...
  • Game roundup: Johnson homers again in Braves' win

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 1: adds five more games; changes lede and headline Game roundup: Johnson homers again in Braves' win CHICAGO -- Third baseman Chris Johnson homered for the second straight day as the Atlanta Braves wrapped up the...
  • Price wins fourth straight as Rays blank Jays

    The Sports Xchange Price wins fourth straight as Rays blank Jays ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- David Price tipped his cap as he walked into the Rays' dugout at Tropicana Field during the ninth inning Sunday. He fell short of a complete game by three outs, but...
  • Recap: Red Sox 11, Astros 0

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Red Sox 11, Astros 0 Red Sox 11, Astros 0: Brock Holt homered among five hits and Clay Buchholz struck out a career-high 12 in his first shutout of the season as visiting Boston blanked Houston. Jackie Bradley Jr., Christian...
  • Buchholz Shuts Out Astros On 3 Hits As Red Sox Roll

    Buchholz Shuts Out Astros On 3 Hits As Red Sox Roll
    HOUSTON -- Clay Buchholz tossed his fifth career shutout, a three-hitter, while a balanced offensive attack carried the Boston Red Sox to an 11-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Sunday at Minute Maid Park. Buchholz (4-5) struck out a career-high 12...
  • New York Mets - PlayerWatch

    RHP Jeremy Hefner (Tommy John surgery in August 2013) began a rehab assignment on July 12 when he threw a perfect inning for the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Mets. Hefner began throwing off a mound on June 10. He is hoping to rejoin the major league...
  • Ruth contract sells for $1 million

    The Sports Xchange Ruth contract sells for $1 million Babe Ruth's $5,000 contract with the Boston Red Sox in 1918 sold at an auction Saturday night for $1.02 million. The contract included signatures by Ruth, American League president Ban Johnson and...
  • Sexy 'Satisfaction' arrives; Jack Bauer departs

    Sexy 'Satisfaction' arrives; Jack Bauer departs
    Sports, award shows and new drama series are the week's highlights. Here are some programs to keep in mind: 1. Major League Baseball All-Star Game, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on Fox The National League All-Stars take on the American League All-Stars in...
  • Preview: Red Sox at Astros

    The Boston Red Sox looked like they were figuring out how to hit in the clutch, but one poor performance in that area brought them right back down. The Red Sox will try to bounce back on Sunday when they visit the Houston Astros in the rubber match of a...
  • Ruth bat, contract sold at auction, but ball withdrawn

    Ruth bat, contract sold at auction, but ball withdrawn
    Memorabilia Ruth bat, contract sold at auction, but ball withdrawn A nearly century-old Babe Ruth bat sold for $214,000 at a memorabilia auction Saturday night, but the first baseball whacked over the Yankee Stadium fence by the legendary slugger...