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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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  • Kris Bryant: "Why not me?"

    Kris Bryant: "Why not me?"
    MESA, Ariz. -- After learning that Theo Epstein hasn't placed a rookie on his opening day roster as general manager and president with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs, phenom Kris Bryant had more incentive. "I look at it as ‘why not me?’...
  • BASEBALL 2015: Hurry up! Nats, Cubs, Red Sox on the clock

    Even before Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and the rest of the ramped-up Washington Nationals hit the field for their first full-squad workout at spring training, they got the message. There it was, printed across the top of a practice schedule posted in the...
  • Red Sox slugger David Ortiz: 'I never knowingly took any steroids'

    Red Sox slugger David Ortiz: 'I never knowingly took any steroids'
    Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz wants to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame someday, and he knows that might be difficult based on his alleged links to past performance-enhancing drug use. In a story published on the Players' Tribune, Ortiz wrote he...
  • Bianchi: Should Shaq be cheered or jeered when he enters Orlando Magic Hall of Fame?

    Bianchi: Should Shaq be cheered or jeered when he enters Orlando Magic Hall of Fame?
    I give the Orlando Magic credit for honoring their past by inducting Shaquille O'Neal into the team's Hall of Fame tonight. But for long-time Magic fans, it will be an intensely bittersweet moment as Shaq, the biggest superstar in Orlando sports...
  • Community news for East Hartford edition

    East Hartford Women's 9-Hole Club EAST HARTFORD - The East Hartford Women's 9-Hole Club will hold its Spring Membership Meeting on April 8, at 10:30, at the newly-renovated East Hartford Golf Course, 130 Long Hill St., East Hartford. Feel free to drop by...
  • Red Sox Offering Free Kid Nation Tickets

    Red Sox Offering Free Kid Nation Tickets
    The Red Sox are calling all kids!   This year, for the first time ever, the team is giving away 25,000 free tickets through a Kid Nation membership.  Membership includes a ticket to a home game as well as access to Kid Nation events, a 10 percent...
  • Dodgers are worth $2.4 billion, ranking No. 2 in MLB, Forbes says

    Dodgers are worth $2.4 billion, ranking No. 2 in MLB, Forbes says
    The Dodgers are the second most valuable team in all of Major League Baseball, behind only the New York Yankees, according to Forbes, which released its annual rankings Wednesday. And yes, the figures are in the billions. The Dodgers have a team value...
  • On the Fly: 'Deflategate' Drags On

    On the Fly: 'Deflategate' Drags On
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said at the NFL owners meetings that there is no timetable for the "Deflategate" report. So that drags on. And on. ... These prom proposals keep getting more elaborate. A girl in Levittown, N.Y., asked her boyfriend via a...
  • Rocky The Rock Cat Creator Sad To See Him Go

    Rocky The Rock Cat Creator Sad To See Him Go
    The New Britain Red Sox were losing their affiliation with the big league team in Boston, so a new identity was needed. Guy Gilchrist, a Connecticut cartoonist, was charged with rebranding the franchise. It was 1994 and minor league franchises were just...
  • Royal Palm Beach star McKenzie still rising

    At 6-foot-5 and 160 pounds, Triston McKenzie still has some growing to do. Royal Palm Beach coach Kason Gabbard is one among many who say his star right-hander is not yet a finished product. "Believe it or not, with how tall he is, he's still skinny....
  • Yankees top Forbes' MLB most valuable list; Phillies 10th

    Opening day may be weeks away, but the Yankees continue to lead the standings when it comes to the big bucks. The Bronx Bombers have topped Forbes' list of most valuable MLB teams for the 18th consecutive year with a net worth of $3.2 billion. The team'...