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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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  • UConn Men's Hockey Game Against Merrimack Moved To Feb. 10

    UConn Hockey Postponed The UConn hockey team's game against No. 14 Merrimack scheduled for Tuesday night at the XL Center has been postponed to Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. The schedule lines up in a similar way that week for UConn (7-12-5, 4-6-2 Hockey East)....
  • Red Sox Players Bonding At Baseball Winter Weekend

    MASHANTUCKET — With a hangover season in 2014 following a World Series crown in '13 — a second last-place finish in the AL East in three years — Red Sox ownership and management knew that most areas of the roster would need to be...
  • Red Sox Stop At Foxwoods; Cherington, Farrell Bet On Success

    Red Sox Stop At Foxwoods; Cherington, Farrell Bet On Success
    MASHANTUCKET — The Red Sox have been down this road before, the winter renovation road. No franchise does the quick rebuild like they do, and the three championships between 2004 and 2013 illustrate their success, just as last-place finishes in...
  • Day Trips from the Lehigh Valley

    DAY TRIPPIN' •Abie's Irish Rose, Hunterdon Hills Dinner Theatre, April 8. $75. The Fox on the Fairway, June 10. $75. Twist & Shout Aug. 19. $80. Inspire, American Music Theater, includes lunch at Shady Maple. April 29. $75. Giselle, American Ballet...
  • Fans vote Wizards' Wall starter for East in NBA All-Star Game

    Since entering the NBA nearly five years ago, disrespect — perceived and real — has been a steady source of motivation for John Wall. For reasons unknown to the Washington Wizards point guard, he was not mentioned among the best at his...
  • Jeff Seidel: Cespedes doesn't care where he bats for Tigers

    Yoenis Cespedes took a long look at Comerica Park, his new home as the Tigers' left fielder. Hey, what in the world is that cold, white stuff on the ground? This was the first time that Cespedes had ever actually seen snow in person, after he grew up in...
  • How much are Dan Duquette and other top execs really worth?

    How much are Dan Duquette and other top execs really worth?
    The Toronto Blue Jays' pursuit of Dan Duquette has become a fascinating story on many levels, but one question keeps hitting me amid all the will-he-or-won’t-he speculation: What is Duquette actually worth? It’s a more nebulous issue than...
  • Braves sign veteran outfielder Gomes

    The Braves have agreed to contract terms with veteran outfielder Jonny Gomes on a one-year, $4 million contract that includes a vesting option, a person familiar with the situation said Thursday night. He'll likely be part of a left-field platoon and...
  • Orioles discuss potential Duquette compensation package with Blue Jays

    Orioles discuss potential Duquette compensation package with Blue Jays
    It’s still hard to characterize exactly what’s going on in the "Dan Duquette to Toronto" controversy, but the Orioles have at least spoken with the Blue Jays about individual names now – and that takes this head-shaking situation a...
  • Pedro Martinez's Hall plaque to have Red Sox cap, John Smoltz's Braves

    Pedro Martinez's Hall plaque to have Red Sox cap, John Smoltz's Braves
    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Pedro Martinez's Hall of Fame plaque will have the cap of the Boston Red Sox and John Smoltz's will have the Atlanta Braves. The Hall of Fame made the announcement Thursday. It said last week that Randy Johnson's will have the cap...
  • Now a grandfather, Mark Hendrickson seeks one more shot with Orioles

    Now a grandfather, Mark Hendrickson seeks one more shot with Orioles
    Mark Hendrickson knows he's a long shot to pitch in the major leagues again. He's 40 years old and hasn't pitched in the majors since 2011. He just became a grandfather three months ago. The journey that landed the well-traveled Hendrickson —...