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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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  • Major League Baseball roundup

    (The Sports Xchange) - The Oakland A's acquired slugger Adam Dunn from the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox received minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn and unspecified cash considerations in exchange for Dunn. The A's will pay about half of the...
  • Orioles add depth for stretch run

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Baltimore Orioles - INSIDE PITCH BALTIMORE -- The American League East-leading Baltimore Orioles don't want their push for the playoffs derailed by injuries, so they added some versatility and depth to their bench...
  • Santana, Vargas brighten bleak season for Twins

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Minnesota Twins - INSIDE PITCH BALTIMORE -- One of the bright spots for the Minnesota Twins this season is the emergence of two young players who could play a vital role for the franchise for years to come. Danny...
  • Boston's Buchholz pitches shutout

    The Sports Xchange Boston's Buchholz pitches shutout ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Clay Buchholz's wealth of skills was such on Sunday that he seemed almost guilty about it afterward. Well, not quite. Utilizing what he described as likely the most...
  • 10 Things To Know About September Baseball

    1. Ride Of The Yankees: It has been a maddening season for the Yankees: Gain a little, give it back. They remain on the fringe of the wild card race, and would need a miracle to catch the Orioles in the AL East. They trail the (Mariners, Tigers, etc) by...
  • Game roundup: Hardy, Cruz lift Orioles past Twins

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 4: adds Cards-Cubs; Astros-Rangers Game roundup: Hardy, Cruz lift Orioles past Twins BALTIMORE -- J.J Hardy hit his fourth career grand slam, Nelson Cruz connected for his league-leading 35th home run and the...
  • Orioles stroke 18 hits in win over Twins

    EditorsNote: fixed Danny Santana and Trevor Plouffe's first names Orioles stroke 18 hits in win over Twins BALTIMORE -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter is proud of the way his team put together effective at-bats, particularly in Baltimore's latest...
  • Game roundup: Angels sweep slumping A's

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 6: adds SF-MIL, LAD-SD, SEA-WAS, ATL-MIA, ARI-COL Game roundup: Angels sweep slumping A's LOS ANGELES -- Matt Shoemaker blanked Oakland on five hits over seven innings, and the Los Angeles Angels completed a four-...
  • On The Fly: Boston College Gets Big Day Out Of Tyler Murphy

    A significant leftover from college football's first weekend? Boston College beat UMass in the game promoted as the "Battle of the Bay State," but the best player on the field was a Connecticut kid. Tyler Murphy of Wethersfield rushed for 118 yards and...
  • Recap: Red Sox 3, Rays 0

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Red Sox 3, Rays 0 Red Sox 3, Rays 0: Clay Buchholz allowed only three hits to record his second shutout of the season and snap a seven-game winless streak as visiting Boston edged Tampa Bay. Mookie Betts collected two hits...
  • Ryan Webb, Joe Saunders likely to join Orioles on Monday as rosters expand

    Ryan Webb, Joe Saunders likely to join Orioles on Monday as rosters expand
    The Orioles will make a number of moves when rosters expand Monday, including recalling at least two pitchers from Triple-A Norfolk. The club is expected to add right-hander Ryan Webb and left-hander Joe Saunders from the Tides to give the team...