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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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  • Newcomers boost Red Sox past Rays

    Newcomers boost Red Sox past Rays ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Boston Red Sox dealt away much of their core at the non-waiver trade deadline to prepare for the future. The future arrived early on Friday. Rookie right-hander Anthony Ranaudo remained...
  • Around MLB

    Around MLB
    American League Central Division White Sox: Iron Gloves Awards: Sox outfielders entered weekend with 20 errors, second in majors behind Rangers' 21. Indians: You can fool some of the people some of the time, but Indians fans never were fooled...
  • Twitter a fact of life in Major League Baseball

    Twitter a fact of life in Major League Baseball
    On a slow Monday night in Tacoma, Wash., Cubs' outfield prospect Jorge Soler retweeted some big news from the official Twitter account of Minor League Baseball: "BREAKING NEWS: No. 5 #Cubs prospect @JorgeSoler68 reportedly was called up, just after an...
  • Cardinals confident Lackey will deliver

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: MLB INSIDER COLUMN Cardinals confident Lackey will deliver When the St. Louis Cardinals dealt for John Lackey at the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline from the Boston Red Sox, it...
  • Red Sox 8, Rays 4

    The Sports Xchange Red Sox 8, Rays 4 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Boston Red Sox dealt away much of their core at the non-waiver trade deadline to prepare for the future, and in the first game of a series uncharacteristically devoid of postseason...
  • Orioles bullpen completes scoreless series with three shutout innings Thursday

    Orioles bullpen completes scoreless series with three shutout innings Thursday
    The Orioles’ sweep by the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field last weekend raised all kinds of red flags. But four days back home against the Tampa Bay Rays allowed the Orioles to get back to one of the things that has carried them to the top of the...
  • Angels pitcher Garrett Richards comes to grips with knee injury

    Angels pitcher Garrett Richards knew the moment he fell awkwardly into the dirt after catching a spike near first base in Fenway Park in the second inning of an Aug. 20 game against the Boston Red Sox that his season was over. “After I heard the...
  • Aggies' win pays off for furniture store

    The Sports Xchange Aggies' win pays off for furniture store Texas A&M's 52-28 win over South Carolina on Thursday night delivered more than $1 million worth of free furniture for Aggies fans. The Ashley Furniture branch in College Station offered all...
  • Recap: White Sox 3, Indians 2

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: White Sox 3, Indians 2 White Sox 3, Indians 2: Jose Abreu drove in two runs among three hits and Hector Noesi outdueled Corey Kluber as Chicago evened the series with visiting Cleveland at a game apiece. Adam Eaton double,...
  • Angels-Athletics is becoming a real rivalry

    It's probably wrong to say everyone in Southern California dislikes everything about the Bay Area. Or vice versa. But I'm not saying they don't either. Because the sibling rivalry between California's two most populous areas has long divided the state...
  • Shortstop J.J. Hardy makes Tampa Bay Rays pay in Orioles' 5-4 win Thursday

    Shortstop J.J. Hardy makes Tampa Bay Rays pay in Orioles' 5-4 win Thursday
    Despite his obvious power and previous success, Orioles infielder Chris Davis has been struggling so much this season that it has become business as usual when pitchers challenge him. So, in the Orioles' 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday,...