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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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  • Next month should show whether Cubs are playoff-ready

    Next month should show whether Cubs are playoff-ready
    There were no warning signs, just a realistic assessment in March when manager Joe Maddon correctly forecasted the Cubs would experience a five-game losing streak during the 2015 season. The unknown is the next 41/2 weeks that could dictate how...
  • Cespedes, Donaldson contributing after big offseason trades

    For a Detroit team that's already dealt with its share of injuries, the steady production of Yoenis Cespedes has been a big help. Both at the plate and in left field. "He's been very good in left field — much better than anticipated," manager Brad...
  • LEADING OFF: Weiss back in Oakland, Blanton regains touch

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ STREAKING Nolan Arenado has set a Rockies' record by getting a hit and scoring a run in 12 straight games. He can extend the mark when Colorado visits Oakland. WHAT A START...
  • Quick trip around Major League Baseball

    Quick trip around Major League Baseball
    American League Central Division White Sox: Another dominating season from ace Chris Sale looks like it's being wasted. Indians: Manager Terry Francona claims he ate 17 Popsicles in one night. Your move, David Blatt. Royals: Eric Hosmer dating...
  • Day Trips from the Lehigh Valley

    DAY TRIPPIN' •"Miracle of Christmas," Sight & Sound Theatre, Shady Maple smorgasboard, Dec. 2. $90. St. Ann's Church, Kay, 484-554-1864. •Country Show, Inn at Best Western, July 8. $65. Lower Lehigh AARP, Doris, 610-966-3653. •"Too...
  • On The Fly: Nets Give UConn's Boatright A Shot

    On The Fly: Nets Give UConn's Boatright A Shot
    Ryan Boatright had to sit through two rounds of the draft at the Barclays Center on Thursday night without hearing his name, but he may get the chance to prove all those teams wrong in that very same building. Boatright, the former UConn guard, has hooked...
  • Baysox wrap up homestand with victory over Rock Cats

    Baysox wrap up homestand with victory over Rock Cats
    The Bowie Baysox wrapped up their longest home stand of the season with a 4-1 win against the New Britain Rock Cats on Friday night. The win also gave them the series win and put them a season-high 11 games over .500 as they went 7-1 during the...
  • Ortiz, Sandoval And De Aza Homer, Power Red Sox Past Rays

    Ortiz, Sandoval And De Aza Homer, Power Red Sox Past Rays
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — David Ortiz, Pablo Sandoval and Alejandro De Aza homered to back the pitching of Justin Masterson and lead the Boston Red Sox to a 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. The victory clinched a series win for the...
  • Local baseball UPDATE: How Hampton Roads players are faring in the majors and minors (through June 28)

    Local baseball UPDATE: How Hampton Roads players are faring in the majors and minors (through June 28)
    Player, Level, Team, Org., Pos., Avg., G, AB, R, H, HR, RBI, OPS; Jimmy Barnes, Rookie, Arizona, Angels, OF, .083, 4, 12, 0, 1, 0, 0, .167; Jake Cave, AA, Trenton (N.J.), Yankees, CF, .279, 70, 280, 36, 78, 2, 20, .715; Michael Cuddyer, MLB, New...
  • On The Fly: Rookie Pitcher Steven Matz Boosts Mets' Offense

    On The Fly: Rookie Pitcher Steven Matz Boosts Mets' Offense
    So you thought another young starting pitcher couldn't solve all the Mets' problems? We submit Steven Matz. The lefty from Long Island had to wait, as it took forever for the Mets to nudge a run across Sunday and complete the game suspended on Saturday, a...
  • Stanton has surgery; teammate thinks he can return quickly

    Stanton has surgery; teammate thinks he can return quickly
    Amid concern about how long the absence of Giancarlo Stanton may drag on, one teammate believes the slugger's return could be on the short end of estimates. Stanton underwent surgery Sunday morning for a broken hamate bone in his left hand. He is...