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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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  • READER SUBMITTED: PMC Suffield Kids Ride Hits A Grand Slam For Cancer Research: Saturday, May 10

    This spring, the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) Suffield Kids Ride will be one of 37 PMC Kids Rides throughout New England and beyond. In 2013, the PMC Kids Rides program attracted nearly 4,700 cyclists, ages of two to 15, who rode between one and 26 miles in...
  • Youth Scene: La Sirena Grill outlasts American Legion

    La Sirena Grill outlasted American Legion, 8-4, in an extremely well played defensive game in which each team made six putouts in the field in Laguna Beach Little League AA Division action. La Sirena relied on strong pitching efforts from Cade Anderton,...
  • Red Sox 3, White Sox 1

    Red Sox 3, White Sox 1: David Ross delivered a go-ahead RBI double in the ninth and Jon Lester dominated as visiting Boston won a game which didn't feature a hit until the sixth inning. Mike Napoli reached on an infield single in the eighth before...
  • On The Fly: Red Sox To Salute Marathon Heroes

    The Red Sox will acknowledge those who showed support after last year's Boston Marathon bombing with a ceremony before their game Sunday night against the Orioles. The ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. and show "how far some of the wounded have come in the...
  • 'Great' week to be a Chicago baseball fan

    'Great' week to be a Chicago baseball fan
    It's just a tremendous week for sports here in Chicago. Oh, you thought I was talking about the Bulls and Blackhawks playoffs starting this week? No. I'll get to that. This is the week we got to watch how it's done in baseball. The Red Sox visiting...
  • Chicago White Sox - TeamReport

    MLB Team Report - Chicago White Sox - INSIDE PITCH CHICAGO -- Through the Chicago White Sox's first 10 games of the season, it looked like they won the offseason. Cuban slugger Jose Abreu, who signed a six-year, $68 million contract with the White...
  • Preview: Orioles at Red Sox

    The Boston Red Sox salvaged their road trip by taking the final two games from the Chicago White Sox and now have to figure out how to carry that momentum back home. The Red Sox will kick off a seven-game homestand by hosting the Baltimore Orioles on...
  • Red Sox score 2 in 9th for 3-1 victory

     Red Sox score 2 in 9th for 3-1 victory
    With the scoreboard at U.S. Cellular Field dotted with zeros early Thursday night, Chris Sale figured his duel with fellow left-hander Jon Lester was going to come down to "who's going to crack first." "I think I lost that one by about 490 feet," the...
  • Youth Scene: Yankees edge Orioles

    A close contest between the Yankees and Orioles wasn't decided until the final inning Saturday and once the final out was recorded, the Yankees had prevailed, 6-5, in a Majors division game at Ocean View Little League. The Yankees started off the game...
  • Notes on Orioles fighting the flu, starting rotation, rainout makeup date and more

    Notes on Orioles fighting the flu, starting rotation, rainout makeup date and more
    The Orioles are still battling a lingering flu as they head into this afternoon’s series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays at Camden Yards. Tomorrow’s off day probably couldn’t come at a better time. Illness has struck so many...
  • Orioles complete two-game sweep with 3-0 win over Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday

    Orioles complete two-game sweep with 3-0 win over Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday
    Playing against a division rival, attempting to climb back to .500 and facing what likely will be an emotionally charged upcoming series in Boston, the Orioles certainly needed a complete effort like their 3-0 win against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday...