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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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  • Jon Lester not worried about 'dead' arm

    Jon Lester not worried about 'dead' arm
    MESA, Ariz. -- Jon Lester arrived at the Chicago Cubs' clubhouse Saturday morning with his backpack and nothing that would indicate he is suffering from a "dead" left arm. "I don’t think it’s anything to be concerned about," Lester said...
  • Rupp stays hot; Phillies lose to Red Sox 7-6

    Rupp stays hot; Phillies lose to Red Sox 7-6
    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Phillies' Cameron Rupp had two doubles to raise his average to .412 and Cord Phelps went 2-for-4 to hike his average to .345 in a 7-6 loss to Boston on Sunday. Andres Blanco and Jordan Danks each knocked in a pair of...
  • Lawsuit could end sports leagues' all-or-nothing TV packages

    A high-stakes case playing out in federal court could lead to the end of the all-or-nothing pro sports TV packages that force fans to buy hundreds of live games from around the league instead of just those involving their favorite teams. Fans have long...
  • Hamels gives up 2 homers, Blue Jays show off power in win over Phillies

    Hamels gives up 2 homers, Blue Jays show off power in win over Phillies
    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Cole Hamels gave up homers to Jose Reyes and Jose Bautista, and Chase Utley made his first start at second base this spring in the Philadelphia Phillies' 6-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday. Reyes hit Hamels'...
  • Obama Watches Princeton Women Start NCAA Tourney Right

    The Princeton women's basketball team remained unbeaten, opening the NCAA Tournament with an 80-70 win over Green Bay Saturday in College Park, Md. The No. 9 seed Tigers may be shaping up as America's Team in this tournament, so why not have America's...
  • Mets' Zach Wheeler Likely Facing Tommy John Surgery; Would Miss Season

    FORT MYERS, Fla. — Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has a torn elbow ligament, a blow to a team hoping to compete for the playoffs following Matt Harvey's return from Tommy John surgery. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Wheeler has a complete...
  • Brian Matusz turns in another strong start in Orioles' win over Red Sox

    Brian Matusz turns in another strong start in Orioles' win over Red Sox
    Orioles lefty Brian Matusz has heard the rumors that he is on the trading block — and he knew that a good showing as a starter against a tough Boston Red Sox lineup on Friday afternoon may further that speculation. It’s not a distraction, he...
  • Jon Lester scratched from start with 'dead' arm

    Jon Lester scratched from start with 'dead' arm
    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs ace Jon Lester was scratched from Saturday's start against the Seattle Mariners because of a "dead" left arm that manager Joe Maddon insists isn't serious enough to affect his opening day start. “He’s going...
  • Lineups for Orioles and Red Sox

    Lineups for Orioles and  Red Sox
    The Orioles are in Fort Myers today – that’s getting to be a trend; they’ll be back Saturday – playing the Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Park, aka Fake Fenway. They'll face the┬áMinnesota Twins on Saturday. The Red Sox have already...
  • LEADING OFF: Big Papi dehydrated, Walker dazzles

    A look at the highlights of what's happening all around spring training in Florida and Arizona today: ___ PAPI PAUSE Red Sox slugger David Ortiz won't be in the lineup against Toronto. The Boston designated hitter is out for at least a couple of days...
  • Giants' Angel Pagan sidelined with more back problems

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. The Giants are officially in worry mode regarding outfielder Angel Pagan. The 33-year-old Pagan, who hasn't played since Saturday and had to be scratched from the lineup for three straight days, had a pain-killing injection to relieve...