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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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  • Royals DH Butler set for move to pinch-hit role

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Manager Ned Yost used an identical Kansas City Royals lineup for the team's first 10 postseason games, but that will change Friday for Game 3 of the World Series....
  • On The Fly: Revis Sent Home, Chiefs Monitor Charles For Concussion

    On The Fly: Revis Sent Home, Chiefs Monitor Charles For Concussion
    The Patriots sent Darrelle Revis home on Tuesday after he showed up late for a team meeting, according to a Boston Globe report. Did Revis think he was still with the Jets? Coach Bill Belichick has sent several players home in the past for tardiness,...
  • Weekend preview: Where to rock lobster, Walrus and Keanu

    Weekend preview: Where to rock lobster, Walrus and Keanu
    Lots of impressive sights this weekend, including a lobster roll more than 35 feet long in Delray Beach (grab a piece for free), a $20,000 bankroll for a Fort Lauderdale art space (maybe, with your help), 4,800 square feet of Keanu Reeves (and you may...
  • World Series Ratings Off to Worst Start on Record

    The Kansas City Royals were a great story in baseball this year, but as a team with little star power that hails from a small market, their surprise run to face the San Francisco Giants in the World Series may not be resonating with more casual sports...
  • TV ratings for Game 1 of World Series down from last year

    The World Series is off to a slower start in TV ratings compared with last year. According to Nielsen, Tuesday night's Game 1, in which the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals, 7-1, drew an average of 12.2 million viewers, down about 15%...
  • Veteran against young fireballer in Game Two match-up

    KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) - It will be the veteran against the youngster in Game Two of the World Series when San Francisco's Jake Peavy takes the mound against fireballing Yordano Ventura of the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday. Peavy, 33, said he...
  • World Series: Giants topple Royals to take Game 1

    World Series: Giants topple Royals to take Game 1
    The Kansas City Royals would not be here without James Shields. They bet big on him, in one of the most criticized trades in recent memory, and they won. No pitcher in the major leagues started more games this season, and the Royals got into the playoffs,...
  • Royals' South Korean fan is thrilled to be at World Series

    Royals' South Korean fan is thrilled to be at World Series
    The new generation of Kansas City Royals fans might swoon at Alex Gordon, or Lorenzo Cain, or Mike Moustakas. The guy who flew 14 hours to get here from South Korea is a diehard fan. So, as SungWoo Lee bounced behind the batting cage before Game 1 of...
  • Where Giants are concerned, Dodgers fans have a spite to the finish

    Let it end, this autumn of our discontent, made inglorious by the Giants' postseason run. No más, no más. Enough already. The Giants are back in their Halloween orange and black to haunt us again, a too-frequent seasonal curse. Makes you want to smash a...
  • Same stage, new uniform for Giants' Peavy

    The Sports Xchange By Alan Eskew, The Sports Xchange Same stage, new uniform for Giants' Peavy KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jake Peavy earned a World Series ring with the Boston Red Sox last year. The right-hander will try to move closer to another...
  • World Series facts, figures and comments: Buck says "This is going to be a fantastic World Series"

    World Series facts, figures and comments: Buck says "This is going to be a fantastic World Series"
    The 110th World Series begins tonight. Good call by Major League Baseball to get it started with two games in between the two NFL prime-time games of the week. Yes, they'll have to compete with high school football on Friday, college football on...