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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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  • On The Fly: Fireworks Accident Could Be Costly For Jason Pierre-Paul

    On The Fly: Fireworks Accident Could Be Costly For Jason Pierre-Paul
    Seeking a long-term contract from the Giants, Jason Pierre-Paul has spent the offseason in Florida rather than attend organized team activities in New Jersey. On the Fourth of July, Pierre-Paul reportedly imported a van full of fireworks for a party in...
  • Marlins send slumping CF Marcell Ozuna to minors

    Marlins send slumping CF Marcell Ozuna to minors
    For the second straight day the Marlins sent a starter down to the minors, only this time it was a position player, Marcell Ozuna, the projected center fielder for years to come. Ozuna, 24, who had a breakout season last year, belting 23 homers with 85...
  • Frustrated Marlins blanked by Cubs

    Frustrated Marlins blanked by Cubs
    Marlins manager Dan Jennings used the word frustrating about 10 times in his postgame analysis. When his team outhits the Cubs 15-7 over two games and his starter allows one single through seven innings as Mat Latos did on a pristine afternoon at Wrigley...
  • Ramirez's 2-Run HR Lifts Red Sox Over Astros 5-4

    Ramirez's 2-Run HR Lifts Red Sox Over Astros 5-4
    BOSTON (AP) — Hanley Ramirez hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 5-4 Sunday. Ryan Hanigan and Pablo Sandoval each had three hits as the Red Sox won their third straight series. They...
  • Four years after leaving Orioles, Phillies' Andy MacPhail gearing up for another rebuild

    Four years after leaving Orioles, Phillies' Andy MacPhail gearing up for another rebuild
    It was nearly eight years ago to the day when Andy MacPhail stood behind a podium and outlined his immediate plans to fix a once-proud baseball organization that was in a 10-year tailspin. "I have to watch and I'm going to have to read and I'm going...
  • Teixeira's double sparks Yanks to 3-2 walk-off win over Rays

    Teixeira's double sparks Yanks to 3-2 walk-off win over Rays
    NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Teixeira turned on a 94 mph fastball from Brad Boxberger and hit a sharp grounder between the diving bodies of James Loney, positioned just off first base, and second baseman Jake Elmore, about 15 feet from the foul line, in...
  • The Times' MLB power rankings

    The Times' MLB power rankings
    Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday's games: 1. ST. LOUIS: The Cardinals are on pace to win 104 games this year. (1) 2. HOUSTON: What were the odds that the Astros would be the American League's best team on July 1? (4)...
  • Buchholz Goes The Distance, Narrowly Misses Shutout

    BOSTON — Clay Buchholz knew he had it going right away. Buchholz pitched a six-hitter to win his fourth straight start, coming within one out of a shutout as the Boston Red Sox rebounded from a tough loss with a 6-1 victory over the Houston...
  • Former White Sox closer Bobby Jenks glad to be remembered with bobblehead

    Former White Sox closer Bobby Jenks glad to be remembered with bobblehead
    The moment forever will be frozen in White Sox history: Bobby Jenks, arms raised in triumph as he celebrates the 2005 World Series victory. The first 20,000 fans at Saturday's game against the Orioles were given bobbleheads of his likeness commemorating...
  • On The Fly: At Nathan's, 'The Megatoad' Out-Chews 'Jaws'

    The Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, the annual Fourth of July celebration of one's right to stuff his face, was won by someone other than Joey "Jaws" Chestnut for the first time in nine years. Matt "Megatoad" Stonie pulled off the upset, downing 62 hot...
  • Buchholz Tosses Complete Game, Red Sox Beat Astros 6-1

    Buchholz Tosses Complete Game, Red Sox Beat Astros 6-1
    BOSTON (AP) — Clay Buchholz pitched a six-hitter to win his fourth straight start, coming within one out of a shutout as the Boston Red Sox rebounded from a tough loss with a 6-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday. Mookie Betts drove in...