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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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  • Yankees hope Tanaka, Beltran injuries don't linger

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - New York Yankees - INSIDE PITCH CLEVELAND -- The only good news for the New York Yankees on Wednesday was their 5-4, 14-inning win over the Cleveland Indians. The rest of the day was one to forget, as the Yankees...
  • Boston Red Sox - PlayerWatch

    PH Daniel Nava delivered the game-tying hit, making him 5-for-28 (.179) lifetime as a pinch hitter. He also became the first Boston pinch hitter since 2009 to deliver a tying hit in the ninth inning or later. RHP Rubby De La Rosa, recalled from Triple-...
  • Chicago White Sox - PlayerWatch

    LHP Chris Sale, who was leading the fan vote for the final spot on the American League All-Star team, faced a Red Sox lineup that contained five rookies Wednesday night. He left after 7 2/3 innings with a 4-0 lead, and his bullpen couldn't hold it, thus...
  • BBO-PLAYER-NEWS-WIRE - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange 07/10/2014 MLB Note - Toronto Blue Jays Buehrle, Mark LHP Mark Buehrle will start Friday against the Rays. Buehrle is coming off losses in his last two starts, giving up five runs in 14 innings to the White Sox and A's. He is 3-8 with...
  • Preview: Cubs at Reds

    The Cincinnati Reds have a chance to wrap up their first five-game series sweep since 1976 when they take on the visiting Chicago Cubs on Thursday. Cincinnati is a season-high seven games above .500 after winning five straight and 14 of 19, and the Reds...
  • Rookies rally Red Sox past White Sox, 5-4

    The Sports Xchange By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange Rookies rally Red Sox past White Sox, 5-4 BOSTON -- The staggering Boston Red Sox started five rookies in a game for the first time since 1987 on Wednesday night -- the first time since 1952 they'...
  • Orioles closely monitoring Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa, sources say

    Orioles closely monitoring Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa, sources say
    With the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline three weeks away, the Orioles are pursuing trade options, including an upgrade of their starting rotation. According to industry sources, the Orioles have been closely monitoring and gathering background...
  • With A.J. Pierzynski available, Dan Duquette happy with Orioles' catching situation

    With A.J. Pierzynski available, Dan Duquette happy with Orioles' catching situation
    A veteran catcher is available now that the Boston Red Sox have designated A.J. Pierzynski for assignment, but the Orioles don’t appear interested in pursuing him at this point. With Matt Wieters out for the season following Tommy John elbow...
  • High-A Frederick features several second-tier trade chips for Orioles

    High-A Frederick features several second-tier trade chips for Orioles
    Last week’s trade between the Chicago Cubs and the Oakland Athletics, which sent pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for a prospect package that includes top 10 prospect Addison Russell, kicked off the MLB trade season in...
  • Red Sox designate Pierzynski for assignment

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: updates with official move Red Sox designate Pierzynski for assignment A.J. Pierzynski was designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox, who have 10 days to trade, waive or release the 17-year veteran catcher. Red Sox...
  • Uehara replaces Tanaka on AL All-Star team

    The Sports Xchange Uehara replaces Tanaka on AL All-Star team In the latest twist of the rivalry between the Yankees and the Red Sox, a Boston pitcher will replace an injured New York pitcher on the American League All-Star team. Red Sox closer Koji...