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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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  • Orioles have every reason to bring back Nelson Cruz, but they might not be able to

    Orioles have every reason to bring back Nelson Cruz, but they might not be able to
    Here's a happy thought while everyone tries to look into the future and figure out how the Orioles roster will look when spring training begins in February: Next year's starting lineup is going to look a lot like what this year's starting lineup...
  • Report: Red Sox may trade Cespedes

    The Sports Xchange Report: Red Sox may trade Cespedes The Boston Red Sox may look to trade outfielder Yoenis Cespedes this offseason, according to the Boston Globe. The Red Sox reportedly expressed reluctance to re-sign Cespedes to a long-term deal...
  • List of World Series winners

    (Reuters) - List of winners in Major League Baseball's World Series: 2013 - Boston Red Sox 4, St. Louis Cardinals 2 2012 - San Francisco Giants 4, Detroit Tigers 0 2011 - St. Louis Cardinals 4, Texas Rangers 3 2010 - San Francisco Giants 4, Texas...
  • Dodgers prove once again money isn't everything

     Dodgers prove once again money isn't everything
    While the Dodgers were adding one of those new-age, rock-star executives to their front office last week, naming Rays general manager Andrew Friedman their new president of baseball operations, the archrival Giants were busy winning their third pennant in...
  • Joe Strauss: Cardinals' Wainwright gave it his all, but has nothing to show

    SAN FRANCISCO It was tough to tell for whom Thursday night by McCovey Cove meant more, the Cardinals' veteran ace with everything except a Cy Young Award and a postseason legacy, or the defending league champions desperately trying to prevent this place...
  • Letters: Dodgers take a little off the top

    Letters: Dodgers take a little off the top
    Let's hope the Dodgers' front office relief fares better than their bullpen relief. Alan Stern Shadow Hills :: For the past two weeks, I have been watching a baseball team wearing white and blue uniforms with clutch hitting with runners in scoring...
  • After season ends, Orioles' pending free agents set sights on the future

    After season ends, Orioles' pending free agents set sights on the future
    As the Orioles prepared to leave the visitors' clubhouse Wednesday night after being swept in the American League Championship Series, they understood the harsh reality of today's industry: This group, in its entirety, will never again be together as a...
  • Boston Red Sox - PlayerWatch

    C Mike Napoli will undergo surgery Nov. 4 to help him overcome sleep apnea. The facial reconstruction procedure, known as bimaxillary advancement, involves separating the front part of his lower and upper jaw and moving them forward to provide more room...
  • Sam Mellinger: World Series-bound Royals have transformed Kansas City's sports identity

    Forty thousand people standing and screaming have only seen this kind of party in other cities, so they're not going anywhere. Not anytime soon. Fireworks explode over the scoreboard. Fans jump over the railing, onto the field, and are still smiling even...
  • Jim Souhan: Postseason rewards brains over bucks

    When the Star Tribune ran a story on Monday detailing the Twins' plans to avoid big-ticket free agents this winter, the response was furious and predictable. The Twins are cheap. The Twins are misguided. Even if both sentiments are true, they have...
  • Wainwright must escape slump to save Cards' season

    The Sports Xchange By Dave Del Grande, The Sports Xchange Wainwright must escape slump to save Cards' season SAN FRANCISCO -- St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright senses his postseason reputation is changing. On Thursday, he will get one more...