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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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  • Allen leads Orange City University to state title game

    Allen leads Orange City University to state title game
    FORT MYERS -- Orange City University added another thrilling chapter to its storybook run through the Class 8A baseball postseason Wednesday night. The Titans scored four unanswered runs to come from behind and top Timber Creek 4-1 at JetBlue Park...
  • Klein Wins First Major League Start, Rangers Top Red Sox 2-1

    Klein Wins First Major League Start, Rangers Top Red Sox 2-1
    BOSTON (AP) — Phil Klein allowed one run in his first major league start, Robinson Chirinos hit a solo homer and the Texas Rangers beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Wednesday night. The Rangers took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a sacrifice...
  • Baseball notes: Struggling Drew Stubbs sent to the minors

    Baseball notes: Struggling Drew Stubbs sent to the minors
    Struggling outfielder Drew Stubbs has been optioned to triple-A Albuquerque by the Colorado Rockies, who recalled outfielder Brandon Barnes from the Isotopes. Stubbs was hitting .118 with two home runs and five runs batted in in 24 games and had...
  • Rangers defeat Red Sox, 2-1

    BOSTON Two things the Rangers bullpen currently does not allow: Roles or runs. In a delicate 2-1 win over Boston on Wednesday, the suddenly shapeless bullpen backed a solid major league starting debut by recently-recast Phil Klein and ran its scoreless...
  • Massachusetts Gov. Baker says PawSox haven't approached him

    The owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox have not approached Massachusetts officials amid negotiations with Rhode Island over the team's plan to build a stadium in downtown Providence, Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday. The Triple-A affiliate of the Boston...
  • David Axelrod on @POTUS: 'Once a Sox man, always a Sox man'

    David Axelrod on @POTUS: 'Once a Sox man, always a Sox man'
    Colleen Maxwell’s phone pinged Monday morning with a notification of a new Twitter follower. “It was an interesting one to see,” she said. As senior coordinator of social media for the White Sox, Maxwell is in charge of their Twitter...
  • Rangers can't catch Red Sox in 4-3 defeat

    BOSTON For the Rangers' work-in-progress bullpen, progress is not necessarily measured in wins in losses. On that front, Tuesday's road-trip opener was a success. On all others: Not so much. While the bullpen strung together scoreless innings for the...
  • Porcello outpitches King Felix as Red Sox double up M's, 4-2

    SEATTLE His head shook in disgust and his gaze was straight at the turf of Safeco Field as he sauntered to the Seattle Mariners dugout. Felix Hernandez knew his outing was done, and there was no chance for a win. Even worse, the chances of his team...
  • Jimmy Paredes leads O's to 9-4 comeback win over Mariners

    Jimmy Paredes leads O's to 9-4 comeback win over Mariners
    The buzz around Camden Yards on Tuesday evening focused on the return of Seattle Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz, who made a tremendous mark among teammates and fans in his only season in Baltimore. And while Cruz did a fair amount of damage against his...
  • Sports Provided Letterman With So Much Late-Night Material

    Sports Provided Letterman With So Much Late-Night Material
    David Letterman, who retires this week, has been a fixture of late night television since Feb. 1, 1982, when his original NBC show debuted. Through the years, his Top 10 lists became a part of the culture and, in particular, inspired the concept of...
  • Funeral services scheduled for PawSox president Skeffington

    Funeral services have been scheduled for James Skeffington, the principal owner of the Pawtucket Red Sox, who died Sunday evening. A spokeswoman for the PawSox said Tuesday that Skeffington's wake will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the...