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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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  • Boston Red Sox - PlayerWatch

    C Blake Swihart, LHP Eduardo Rodriguez, 2B Sean Coyle and 1B Travis Shaw were added to the Red Sox 40-man roster on Nov. 20. The 22-year-old Swihart one of Boston's top prospects, batted .293 with 13 homers, 26 doubles and four triples in 110 games...
  • Phillies add three players to 40-man roster

    Phillies add three players to 40-man roster
    Left-handed pitchers Jesse Biddle and Adam Morgan and right-hander Nefi Ogando had their contracts selected to the Philadelphia Phillies 40-man roster, Senior Vice President and General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced. Originally selected by the...
  • Orioles claim outfielder Alex Hassan off waivers from Oakland Athletics

    Orioles claim outfielder Alex Hassan off waivers from Oakland Athletics
    The Orioles announced Thursday that they have claimed outfielder Alex Hassan off waivers from the Oakland Athletics. Hassan, 26, spent his entire professional career in the Boston Red Sox organization before he was claimed Monday by the Athletics. He...
  • Braves could join bidding for Tomas

    The Sports Xchange Braves could join bidding for Tomas Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas is attracting plenty of attention, and the Atlanta Braves are reportedly joining the chase as new president John Hart expands his pursuit of multiple free agents. Tomas,...
  • MLB roundup: Marlins going after LaRoche, Shields

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Marlins going after LaRoche, Shields The Miami Marlins, who signed outfielder Giancarlo Stanton to a record 13-year, $325 million contract this week, have reportedly made free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche a two-year...
  • Mark Purdy: Giants have no excuse not to sign Sandoval

    If the Giants fail to cut a deal for Pablo Sandoval, they had better have a good excuse. And it can't be: "Hey, the dog ate my incentive clause!" Sandoval, the popular and well-rounded Kung Fu Panda, spent a few days in Boston this week, pondering his...
  • On The Fly: To Us, He's Shabazz; Chris Bosh Has Other Ideas

    On The Fly: To Us, He's Shabazz; Chris Bosh Has Other Ideas
    Shabazz Napier played on two national champions and has impressed as a rookie with the Miami Heat. But he is still a rookie, as are some teammates. Last month Chris Bosh said, "They don't have a name. I'm bringing that back. Call me old school. Even the...
  • Red Sox's reported offer to Jon Lester: 6 years, $110-$120 million

    Red Sox's reported offer to Jon Lester: 6 years, $110-$120 million
    The Boston Red Sox reportedly made a contract offer to free-agent starting pitcher Jon Lester this week. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe said the offer to Lester falls in the $110-$120 million range over six years, according to a major-league source....
  • BBO-PLAYER-NEWS-WIRE

    The Sports Xchange 11/19/2014 MLB Note - Miami Marlins Stanton, Giancarlo RF Giancarlo Stanton and the Marlins finalized a 13-year, $325 million contract extension complete with a no-trade clause. The deal carries through the 2027 season and contains an...
  • Orioles face tough decisions on which players to protect from Rule 5 draft

    Orioles face tough decisions on which players to protect from Rule 5 draft
    The Orioles have until Thursday to set their 40-man organizational roster in order to protect minor leaguers from being selected in next month’s Rule 5 draft. Over the next two days, the Orioles will have to make several tough decisions on which...
  • Orioles sign Chris Jones, Michael Almanzar, seven others to minor league deals

    Orioles sign Chris Jones, Michael Almanzar, seven others to minor league deals
    The Orioles announced the signings of nine minor league free agents Wednesday, including two who were in the organization last season -- left-hander Chris Jones and infielder Michael Almanzar. The team also signed left-hander Frank Gailey, utility...