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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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  • Day Trips from the Lehigh Valley

    Day Trips from the Lehigh Valley
    DAY TRIPPIN' •911 Museum, Zabar's, free time in New York, April 8. $65. Lehigh Valley Hospital Auxiliary, Rosie, 610-966-3367. •Octoberfest, Platzi Brauhaus, Oct. 15. $92. Lights and Flowers, tour of Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens, Dec. 1....
  • J.J. Hardy's injury might have helped Orioles keep him, but he's glad to be here

    J.J. Hardy's injury might have helped Orioles keep him, but he's glad to be here
    J.J. Hardy pondered the hypothetical question longer than most professional athletes might. If he had not spent most of the 2014 season trying to play through a painful back injury that forced him to alter his swing and trade power for playing time,...
  • Hartford 'Senators' Would Be A Home Run

    Hartford 'Senators' Would Be A Home Run
    With the planned move of the Double A baseball team from New Britain to Hartford next year, the city needs a high-profile, solid baseball team name, one with an old-school feel yet a regal connotation that conjures up tradition and historical...
  • On The Fly: Earl Lloyd, 86; Broke NBA Color Barrier

    On The Fly: Earl Lloyd, 86; Broke NBA Color Barrier
    Earl Lloyd, who made his NBA debut as the first black player in 1950, died Thursday at 86. He was with the Syracuse Nationals when they won the 1955 NBA title and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003. ... A few readers reminded me why I...
  • Pawtucket mayor says city wants compensation for PawSox loss

    Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien says the city should be compensated by the state if the Pawtucket Red Sox leave town. Grebien told WJAR-TV (http://bit.ly/1MZWpKL ) on Friday that he still hopes to keep the Triple-A baseball club in his city, but expects...
  • Kieron Quinn

    Kieron Quinn
    Kieron F. Quinn, a retired attorney who had practiced admiralty and environmental law and took on class-action cases, died of complications from cancer Feb. 13 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Riderwood resident was 73. Born in Lowell, Mass.,...
  • Alex Hassan claimed by A's; Orioles intrasquad pitchers announced

    Alex Hassan claimed by A's; Orioles intrasquad pitchers announced
    Outfielder Alex Hassan, who was designated for assignment on Wednesday to make room on the roster for infielder Everth Cabrera, was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Athletics. The Orioles claimed Hassan off waivers on Nov. 20 from A’s, who...
  • Boston sports stars among those with unclaimed property

    Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady and one-time World Series MVP David Ortiz are among tens of thousands of Massachusetts taxpayers on the state treasurer's latest unclaimed property list. Brady, quarterback of the New England Patriots, and Ortiz, designated...
  • Arismendy Alcantara's adaptability enormous asset in Joe Maddon's system

    MESA, Ariz. — Arismendy Alcantara didn't play the outfield until about one month before he was promoted to the Cubs in July. That may have been a solid career move for Alcantara, especially with Joe Maddon as the Cubs' new manager. Alcantara's...
  • Connections: Former Olympia swimmer impresses at ACC meet

    Connections: Former Olympia swimmer impresses at ACC meet
    Riki Bonnema is studying environmental sciences, with an emphasis on marine ecology, at North Carolina State. After her performance at the recent ACC swimming meet in Atlanta, Bonnema might want to start perusing a record book. The former Olympia...
  • Ortiz on pace-of-play fines: 'I might run out of money'

    David Ortiz has a deliberate routine at the plate. He sounded prepared to pay for it. "I might run out of money," Ortiz said during a colorful rant Wednesday about the new pace-of-play rule requiring hitters to keep at least one foot in the batter's box...