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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 Fire Employee For Vulgar Tweets Aimed At Curt Schilling's Daughter

    Yankees Fire Employee For Vulgar Tweets Aimed At Curt Schilling's Daughter
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is firing back at cyberbullies who posted offensive comments about his daughter on Twitter. His actions resulted in the firing of an employee of the New York Yankees. Schilling...
  • Alex Johnson dies at 72; Angels' troubled batting champ

    Alex Johnson, the only batting champion in Angels' history, died Saturday of complications from cancer. He was 72. His death was announced by the James H. Cole Home for Funerals in Detroit. Johnson hit .288 in 13 major league seasons, but it was his...
  • Curt Schilling fires back after offensive Twitter posts aimed at his daughter

    Curt Schilling fires back after offensive Twitter posts aimed at his daughter
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is firing back at cyberbullies who posted offensive comments about his daughter on Twitter. Schilling congratulated his daughter on Twitter last week after she was accepted...
  • Pawtucket Red Sox Move To Providence Faces Possible Roadblock

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox face a possible roadblock in their plan to build a new stadium for the Triple-A franchise in Providence. That 4.8-acre plot along the Providence River mentioned as a possible site for...
  • PawSox stadium proposal faces possible federal roadblock

    The new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox face a possible roadblock in their plan to build a new stadium for the Triple-A franchise in Providence. That 4.8-acre plot along the Providence River mentioned as a possible site for the new ballpark is designated...
  • Eagles release Cary Williams

    Eagles release Cary Williams
    The Philadelphia Eagles have released cornerback Cary Williams after two seasons as their starter on the right side.… Former Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling is firing back at cyberbullies who posted offensive...
  • 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....
  • Now Cubs have to trade prospects wisely to obtain major league talent

    Now Cubs have to trade prospects wisely to obtain major league talent
    MESA, Ariz. — General manager Doug Melvin was a curious World Series observer despite a shocking tumble that eliminated his Brewers from playoff contention. But Melvin's farm system could take credit for the development of speedy center fielder...
  • Oft-injured Carl Crawford wants to be Dodgers' feel-good story in 2015

    Oft-injured Carl Crawford wants to be Dodgers' feel-good story in 2015
    Carl Crawford is in his third spring training with the Dodgers, but he still can't stop thinking about his previous team. "I know I'm going to get defined by what happened to me in the couple of years I was in Boston," he said. The prize of his free-...
  • Curt Schilling fires back after offensive Twitter posts

    Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is firing back at cyberbullies who posted offensive comments about his daughter on Twitter. Schilling congratulated his daughter on Twitter last week after she was accepted into Salve Regina University,...
  • Orioles' Steve Clevenger hopes to learn from last season's tough lessons

    Orioles' Steve Clevenger hopes to learn from last season's tough lessons
    The sting of being sent down to the minor leagues last season still fuels Orioles catcher Steve Clevenger. And he's not shy talking about the emotional and frustrating year that was 2014. Last year, Clevenger easily won the Orioles' backup catching...