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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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  • Bud Norris gets back on track against Red Sox

    Bud Norris gets back on track against Red Sox
    It has been a rough couple of months for Orioles starter Bud Norris, so no one can fault him for savoring everything about his team’s resounding, 18-7, victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday afternoon. Norris took a shutout into the seventh...
  • Orioles get 20 hits in 18-7 rout of Red Sox

    The Baltimore Orioles circled the bases more often than ever before under Buck Showalter, twice scoring six runs in an inning and pounding out 20 hits without even batting in the ninth. After the infield dirt had finally settled, however, Showalter was...
  • Orioles Get 20 Hits In 18-7 Rout Of Red Sox

    Orioles Get 20 Hits In 18-7 Rout Of Red Sox
    BALTIMORE (AP) — Delmon Young drove in five runs, Chris Davis homered and the Baltimore Orioles received a bounce-back pitching performance from Bud Norris in an 18-7 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. Baltimore took control with a six-run...
  • Buck Showalter gives updates on J.J. Hardy rehab, other injured Orioles

    Buck Showalter gives updates on J.J. Hardy rehab, other injured Orioles
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter decided not to sleep at the ballpark last night. With the unrest downtown and the fact Showalter didn’t have his car Saturday night – he was picked up at the airport and dropped off at Camden Yards during the...
  • Lough HR In 10th, Orioles Top Red Sox 5-4 To End 5-Game Skid

    Lough HR In 10th, Orioles Top Red Sox 5-4 To End 5-Game Skid
    BALTIMORE (AP) — David Lough hit a game-ending homer in the 10th inning to cap a two-run rally against Koji Uehara, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Saturday night to end a five-game losing streak. A crowd of 36,757 showed...
  • Matt Harvey Stands His Ground Against Yankees

    Matt Harvey Stands His Ground Against Yankees
    NEW YORK — Terry Collins knew it was coming. He couldn't let himself care. He most certainly didn't allow himself to seriously consider what Matt Harvey had to say after Collins had made the long walk out to the pitcher's mound at Yankee Stadium....
  • For Orioles fans, it was a strange night all around

    For Orioles fans, it was a strange night all around
    The Orioles closed the gates at Oriole Park late Saturday night and forced fans to remain inside for their own safety as violent protesters continued to menace the area around the ballpark, causing both consternation and understanding in the stadium...
  • PawSox owners say they'd consider buying land for ballpark

    The new Pawtucket Red Sox owners say they'd consider buying the state land where they want to build a new ballpark in downtown Providence. The letter Saturday to Gov. Gina Raimondo, principal owner James Skeffington also says he and Boston Red Sox...
  • As Orioles watch protest develop, emotions range from fear to understanding to disappointment

    As Orioles watch protest develop, emotions range from fear to understanding to disappointment
    While protesters flooded Camden Street beyond the center-field fence of Camden Yards, eyes inside the Orioles clubhouse were glued to televisions. Before their game Saturday night against the Boston Red Sox, players watched the demonstrations over Freddie...
  • As protests continue, David Lough ends Orioles' skid with walk-off homer in 5-4 win over Red Sox

    As protests continue, David Lough ends Orioles' skid with walk-off homer in 5-4 win over Red Sox
    In what proved to be one of the strangest nights in Camden Yards' 23-year history — a dramatic ballgame inside the stadium and a tumultuous environment outside of it — the Orioles ultimately broke their five-game losing streak by beating the...
  • Baseball fans asked to stay at stadium after violent protest

    Fans at the Baltimore Orioles-Boston Red Sox baseball game were briefly asked to stay inside the stadium toward the end of the game after a small group of Freddie Gray protesters became violent. The protesters blocked an intersection near Oriole Park...