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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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  • Celtics Aren't Intimidated, Just Overmatched

    Celtics Aren't Intimidated, Just Overmatched
    BOSTON — After Game 2 of this opening-round series, after the Cavaliers had done the expected and taken both games in Cleveland, Jae Crowder was asked if he found 7-foot Russian Timofey Mozgov intimidating. "Nobody on their team is intimidating,"...
  • Rivera Has RBI Single In 9th, Rays Beat Red Sox 2-1

    Rivera Has RBI Single In 9th, Rays Beat Red Sox 2-1
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rene Rivera had a run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Thursday night. Allan Dykstra opened the ninth with a single off Anthony Varvaro (0-1). Pinch-...
  • Giants plan personal ring presentations for Sandoval, Morse in May

    SAN FRANCISCO Despite a fair share of spring sniping from Pablo Sandoval, the Giants aren't going to ship him his World Series ring via registered mail. They hope to personally present Sandoval with his prize on May 10, when the Boston Red Sox travel...
  • Friday: Nationals at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.

    Friday: Nationals at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
    Nationals at Marlins When/where: 7:10 p.m., Marlins Park, Miami On the mound RHP Mat Latos (0-3, 10.24) vs. RHP Jordan Zimmermann (1-2, 6.14): Latos had his most effective of three outings so far, holding the Mets to two runs and six hits in five...
  • Showalter takes high road regarding Bautista's comments, other notes

    Showalter takes high road regarding Bautista's comments, other notes
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter refused to engage in a war of words with Toronto slugger Jose Bautista on Wednesday, a day after Bautista pointed blame at Showalter while accusing the Orioles of intentionally throwing at him during the Orioles' 13-6 loss...
  • Yankees pound Price, Tigers in 13-4 rout

    Jacoby Ellsbury turned as if to start his swing and then crumpled to the ground after David Price's pitch caught him square in the chest. With temperatures in the 30s in downtown Detroit, this was no way to begin the game. "It felt like a frozen...
  • San Francisco on verge of smokeless tobacco ban, even at Giants games

    San Francisco on verge of smokeless tobacco ban, even at Giants games
    Chewing tobacco — and spitting streams of brown juice — has been a part of baseball for decades, a ritual of the game passed down through generations of players. The legendary slugger Babe Ruth, who often kept a wad in his cheek, once mused:...
  • Rays Rally From 4-Run Deficit, Beat Red Sox 7-5

    Rays Rally From 4-Run Deficit, Beat Red Sox 7-5
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jake Elmore homered, Brandon Guyer had a two-run, pinch-hit single in a four-run sixth and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-5 on Wednesday night. After a tiebreaking run...
  • LEADING OFF: Kershaw vs. MadBum, Kluber-Smaradzija

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ TOP BILLING A marquee matchup is on tap between reigning NL MVP and Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers and World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner of the Giants in a duel...
  • Jim Palmer responds to 'loyal bunch' of angry Red Sox fans

    Jim Palmer responds to 'loyal bunch' of angry Red Sox fans
    Hall of Famer Jim Palmer is suddenly Public Red Sox Enemy No. 1 after sending out a tweet Sunday that criticized Sox designated hitter David Ortiz for the histrionics that got him ejected from a tight game against the Orioles and led to him being...
  • Escobar's HR in 10th lifts Nationals over Cardinals 2-1

    Heading toward a throng of excited Washington Nationals teammates after his first game-ending homer in four years, Yunel Escobar jumped head-first toward the plate. "He's got life to him. Teammates love him here," Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez said...