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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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  • Report: Farrell fined by ripping replay

    Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has been fined by Major League Baseball for criticizing the new instant replay system being used this season, the New York Daily News reported. Joe Torre, MLB's executive vice president of baseball operations, told...
  • White Sox mark anniversary of Boston Marathon bombing

    White Sox mark anniversary of Boston Marathon bombing
    The White Sox marked the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings during warm-ups tonight, as players and coaches wore T-shirts emblazoned with the “Boston Strong”  logo that became the city’s unofficial motto after the fatal...
  • Sox's Garcia faces 6 months of rehab after surgery

    Sox's Garcia faces 6 months of rehab after surgery
    White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Avisail Garcia has “a long road ahead” after the right fielder underwent successful surgery Tuesday at Rush Oak Park Hospital to repair a torn labrum and an avulsion fracture in his left shoulder. The 22-...
  • White Sox down Red Sox 2-1 with run in 9th

     White Sox down Red Sox 2-1 with run in 9th
    The return of Red Sox right-hander Jake Peavy to U.S. Cellular Field for the opener of a three-game series against his former team was the big news before Tuesday night's White Sox game. White Sox right-hander Erik Johnson did his best to steal some...
  • Orioles-Rays game postponed Tuesday and other notes

    Orioles-Rays game postponed Tuesday and other notes
    With heavy rain coming down for much of Tuesday in the Baltimore area, there was little doubt that the Orioles’ scheduled game against the Tampa Bay Rays would be postponed. But both teams arrived at Camden Yards with hope that the clouds would...
  • Red Sox Manager John Farrell Fined For Replay Criticism

    Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has been fined by Major League Baseball for criticizing the new instant replay system being used this season, the New York Daily News reported. Joe Torre, MLB's executive vice president of baseball operations, told the...
  • Larry Stone: Finding the proper angle on replay

    SEATTLE I was an unabashed proponent of expanded instant replay in MLB, believing it was foolish to let incorrect calls stand when the technology existed to make it right. Suddenly, that conclusion is being challenged all around baseball. Upon further...
  • White Sox ready to 'have fun' with Jake Peavy

    White Sox ready to 'have fun' with Jake Peavy
    The White Sox will face former teammate Jake Peavy when the Red Sox open a three-game series Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field. Peavy, who beat the Sox 7-2 Aug. 31 at Fenway Park, was part of a three-team trade July 30, 2013. "We enjoyed having him...
  • Is a potentially offensive joke worth the possible repercussions?

    Driving home one Sunday afternoon along Route 1 South heading into Boston, I noticed the message on a large billboard to the left off the highway. The billboard featured the photo of a Lexus sedan on the right and on the left, the message: "We give...
  • Diving headfirst into first base too risky

    Josh Hamilton sprinted down the first-base line. He was going to salvage a hit out of the weakly hit ground ball. It's an amazing sight to see a player as large as Hamilton 6-foot-4, 240 pounds running at that rate of speed. As he approached the bag,...
  • The Times' baseball rankings

    The Times' baseball rankings
    Statistics through Friday. 1.MILWAUKEE: Brewers have won 7 in a row thanks to baseball's best pitching staff (1.86 ERA, two shutouts) 2.WASHINGTON: Nationals have scored a league-high 27 runs from the seventh inning on. 3.DODGERS: Dodgers top MLB in...