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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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  • Baltimore Orioles - PlayerWatch

    OF Quintin Berry will reportedly have his contract with Triple-A Norfolk bought by the Orioles. Berry has nine hits in 22 games with the Orioles this season, batting .237. He also batted .285 with three homers and 35 RBIs in 112 games with the Tide....
  • Tampa Bay Rays - PlayerWatch

    RHP Brandon Gomes was recalled from Triple-A Durham by the Rays on Monday. He broke spring training with the major league club but struggled after a sound April, earning a demotion back to Triple-A. He went 0-2 with a 3.62 ERA in 27 appearances for...
  • Sports TV and radio: Wednesday's 9/3 log (updated Monday PM)

    10 a.m.    Basketball: Jan. 1992: Bethel boys vs. Kecoughtan.--LSC 48 10 a.m.    Basketball: World Cup preliminaries: Mexico vs. Australia, then Serbia vs. Brazil at noon (d.).--NBA TV 11 a.m.    Tennis: U.S. Open (juniors and doubles).--Tennis Ch. 11:...
  • Orioles fail to complete four-game sweep with 6-4 loss to Twins on Monday

    Orioles fail to complete four-game sweep with 6-4 loss to Twins on Monday
    The Orioles would like to have started their final month of the regular season with a better showing instead of missing a chance at a sweep and losing, 6-4, to the inferior Minnesota Twins on Monday afternoon. This club, though, has been about the big...
  • Rays foil Red Sox strategy, win in 10

    The Sports Xchange Rays foil Red Sox strategy, win in 10 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The scenario made a lot of sense to Boston manager John Farrell. It made a lot of sense to Rays manager Joe Maddon, too. But ultimately, Burke Badenhop's sinker didn't...
  • Orioles utility player Kelly Johnson 'so excited' to join a pennant race

    Orioles utility player Kelly Johnson 'so excited' to join a pennant race
    Utility player Kelly Johnson, acquired in a trade with the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, found himself in a playoff race when he joined the Orioles on Monday. “It is a shock, about the best shock you can get,” Johnson said. “I’m so...
  • Jorge Soler stays hot despite brief injury scare

    Jorge Soler stays hot despite brief injury scare
    A festive Wrigley Field crowd momentarily turned quiet Monday after rookie sensation Jorge Soler, standing in foul territory off third base, was drilled in the right thigh by a line drive hit by Welington Castillo in the sixth inning. After Soler's...
  • Preview: Red Sox at Rays

    The Boston Red Sox are well out of the American League playoff race, but they have won four of their last six games while putting some promising young talent on display. Rubby De La Rosa goes to the mound as the Red Sox look for their second straight...
  • Orioles add first group of reinforcements for stretch run as rosters expand Monday

    Orioles add first group of reinforcements for stretch run as rosters expand Monday
    The Orioles added a pair of relievers Monday, the first day of expanded rosters, as they recalled right-hander Evan Meek from Triple-A Norfolk and purchased the contract of left-hander Joe Saunders from the Tides. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the...
  • Recap: Rays 4, Red Sox 3 (10)

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Rays 4, Red Sox 3 (10) Rays 4, Red Sox 3 (10): Matt Joyce singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as Tampa Bay defeated visiting Boston to earn a split of their four-game series. Ryan Hanigan (two hits)...
  • Rays 4, Red Sox 3 (10 innings)

    The Sports Xchange Rays 4, Red Sox 3 (10 innings) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Matt Joyce singled home the game-winner in the bottom of the 10th inning on Monday as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 to split a four-game series. Tampa Bay...