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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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  • Maddux, Buechele first to interview with Rangers

    The interview process is underway in the Texas Rangers' managerial search. Pitching coach Mike Maddux and Triple A manager Steve Buechele were the first candidates to be interviewed, the Rangers said Tuesday in a statement. They are two of the three...
  • Cubs need to restore rivalry with Cardinals, not respect them

     Cubs need to restore rivalry with Cardinals, not respect them
    In Year 122 of a longstanding rivalry, it has finally come to this: The Cubs want to be the Cardinals on the field, and the Cardinals want to be the Cubs off the field. So far, only one is succeeding. The Cardinals recently built their own...
  • MLB roundup: Scherzer to start opener for Tigers

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Scherzer to start opener for Tigers Right-hander Max Scherzer will be the Game 1 starter for the Detroit Tigers in their American League Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles, the team announced Tuesday. Right-...
  • Buchholz has knee surgery

    The Sports Xchange Buchholz has knee surgery Two days after starting the Boston Red Sox's regular-season finale, right-hander Clay Buchholz underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherrington said...
  • Miami Marlins - PlayerWatch

    SS Adeiny Hechavarria, 25, has earned a reputation as one of the slickest-fielding shortstops in baseball. The old adage is that you have to be strong up the middle -- and the Marlins are halfway there with Hechavarria at short and Macell Ozuna in center....
  • Thanks to Dave Wallace and Dom Chiti, Orioles' pitching now a strength

    Thanks to Dave Wallace and Dom Chiti, Orioles' pitching now a strength
    While introducing Dave Wallace and Dom Chiti to Camden Yards this offseason, Orioles manager Buck Showalter pointed out the bronze statues of the team's six Hall of Famers beyond the left-center-field fence. “You know, if you two guys figure out...
  • Is Baltimore's accent America's ugliest dialect?

    Is Baltimore's accent America's ugliest dialect?
    Bawlamer, here's your chance to shine. Kinda. The fine elocutionists at gawker.com, ever on the prowl for clarion calls provocative enough to get a response from their site visitors, have announced a new contest that sounds right up Charm City's...
  • Despite all they've had to overcome, Orioles have what it takes

    Despite all they've had to overcome, Orioles have what it takes
    Sorry, Oriole Magic fans, there was nothing supernatural about the way the club ran away from the rest of the American League East this year, even if it does defy logical explanation. They clinched the division title in surprisingly short order with one...
  • Preview: Athletics at Royals

    The Kansas City Royals are playing a postseason game for the first time in 29 years when they host the Oakland Athletics in Tuesday's American League wild-card game. The Royals have been perennial pushovers since winning the 1985 World Series before...
  • Chicago White Sox - TeamReport

    MLB Team Report - Chicago White Sox - INSIDE PITCH Silver lining seen in dismal White Sox season CHICAGO -- The answer to whether 2014 was considered a success or failure for the Chicago White Sox depends entirely on perspective. If you're looking for...
  • Boston Red Sox - TeamReport

    MLB Team Report - Boston Red Sox - INSIDE PITCH BOSTON -- Last to first to last ... to first? "We didn't anticipate the final record, but you play the games to determine that, and it is where we are," manager John Farrell said after the defending World...