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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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  • Orioles walk off with win, inch closer to division title

    Orioles walk off with win, inch closer to division title BALTIMORE -- Kelly Johnson came to the Baltimore Orioles in a trade last month, and he said he really wants to contribute to his new team. The veteran infielder got his wish Sunday night....
  • Boston Red Sox - PlayerWatch

    RF Daniel Nava hit his second career grand slam in the sixth inning to put the Red Sox ahead. It was not quite as exciting as his first grand slam, which was in his first big league at-bat on June 1, 2013. "There's nothing like the first at-bat," Nava...
  • After giving up run in top of 9th, Orioles rally for 3-2 win over New York Yankees

    After giving up run in top of 9th, Orioles rally for 3-2 win over New York Yankees
    In front of a packed house and a national television audience, Sunday evening at Camden Yards was supposed to belong to Derek Jeter and Francis Scott Key, perhaps in that order. But infielder Kelly Johnson, an Oriole for roughly two weeks, ignited his...
  • Recap: Red Sox 8, Royals 4

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Red Sox 8, Royals 4 Red Sox 8, Royals 4: Daniel Nava belted his second career grand slam and Xander Bogaerts homered and drove in four runs as visiting Boston overcame an early four-run deficit to double up Kansas City....
  • Red Sox 8, Royals 4

    The Sports Xchange Red Sox 8, Royals 4 KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Designated hitter Daniel Nava hit a grand slam and Joe Kelly settled down after the third inning as the Boston Red Sox topped the wobbling Kansas City Royals 8-4 on Sunday afternoon....
  • Game roundup: Ramos homers as Nationals blank Mets

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 2: adds Twins-White Sox; Tigers-Indians; Marlins-Phillies; Cardinals-Rockies; Red Sox-Royals Game roundup: Ramos homers as Nationals blank Mets NEW YORK -- Catcher Wilson Ramos hit a two-run homer to snap a...
  • Game roundup: Kershaw wins No. 19; Dodgers beat Giants

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Final update: Orioles-Yankees; will stand Game roundup: Kershaw wins No. 19; Dodgers beat Giants SAN FRANCISCO -- Matt Kemp broke open a pitchers' duel between left-hander Clayton Kershaw and righty Yusmeiro Petit with...
  • Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez to 'find a way to compete' in spot start Tuesday night

    Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez to 'find a way to compete' in spot start Tuesday night
    Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez hasn’t made a start in nearly a month — and he has made just two relief appearances since then — but he said he’s ready for Tuesday’s spot start against the Toronto Blue Jays. “The only...
  • Preview: Red Sox at Royals

    The Kansas City Royals finally figured out how to beat the Boston Red Sox and are still battling for their division. The Royals will try to keep the pressure on the Detroit Tigers when they host the Red Sox in the finale of a four-game series on Sunday....
  • The Times' baseball rankings

    The Times' baseball rankings
    Last week’s ranking in parentheses; statistics are through Friday’s games:   1. ANGELS: Players left from last playoff appearance (2009): Jered Weaver, Howie Kendrick, Erick Aybar, Kevin Jepsen. (1)   2. BALTIMORE: Drug suspension ends Chris...
  • MLB roundup: Pirates RHP Morton rejoins rotation

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Pirates RHP Morton rejoins rotation Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton will replace right-hander Vance Worley in the rotation and start Tuesday night against the visiting Boston Red Sox in the opener of a...