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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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  • Cubs put C.J. Edwards on roster and keep spot open for Jon Lester

    Cubs put C.J. Edwards on roster and keep spot open for Jon Lester
    The Cubs left room for Jon Lester in case the marquee free-agent left-hander signs with them even as they added pitching prospect C.J. Edwards to their 40-man roster before Thursday night's deadline. The addition of Edwards, 23, who has struck out 294...
  • Orioles make three more minor league signings

    The Orioles added three more minor league free agents to the organization Friday, announcing the signings of infielder Paul Janish, right-hander Terry Doyle and outfielder Quincy Latimore. Janish also will receive an invitation to major league spring...
  • Sox to sign Adam LaRoche to two-year deal

    White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said Tuesday that a left-handed, middle-of-the-order bat appeared on the club’s list of offseason needs, and three days later the Sox were ready to cross it off their list. The Sox are expected to make their...
  • Giants assistant GM Evans expects Sandoval's decision by Thanksgiving

    SAN FRANCISCO The Giants have had a relatively quiet offseason while waiting for third baseman Pablo Sandoval to make a decision on his future, but the wait could soon be over. The club expects Sandoval, one of the few impact bats on the market, to make a...
  • BBO-PLAYER-NEWS-WIRE - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange 11/21/2014 MLB Note - Baltimore Orioles Hassan, Alex OF Alex Hassan was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles from Oakland Athletics on Nov. 20. Hassan, 26, was claimed Monday by the Athletics from Boston. He spent most of...
  • Hey, Tampa, we'll trade Cutler for McCown

    Hey, Tampa, we'll trade Cutler for McCown
    Here comes a nice win for the Bears. Lovie Smith and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers come to town. Offensively challenged, as usual. In fact, and this is mean, his offensive coordinator this year, Jeff Tedford, is on an indefinite leave of absence while...
  • Boston Red Sox - PlayerWatch

    C Blake Swihart, LHP Eduardo Rodriguez, 2B Sean Coyle and 1B Travis Shaw were added to the Red Sox 40-man roster on Nov. 20. The 22-year-old Swihart one of Boston's top prospects, batted .293 with 13 homers, 26 doubles and four triples in 110 games...
  • Phillies add three players to 40-man roster

    Phillies add three players to 40-man roster
    Left-handed pitchers Jesse Biddle and Adam Morgan and right-hander Nefi Ogando had their contracts selected to the Philadelphia Phillies 40-man roster, Senior Vice President and General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced. Originally selected by the...
  • Orioles claim outfielder Alex Hassan off waivers from Oakland Athletics

    Orioles claim outfielder Alex Hassan off waivers from Oakland Athletics
    The Orioles announced Thursday that they have claimed outfielder Alex Hassan off waivers from the Oakland Athletics. Hassan, 26, spent his entire professional career in the Boston Red Sox organization before he was claimed Monday by the Athletics. He...
  • Braves could join bidding for Tomas

    The Sports Xchange Braves could join bidding for Tomas Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas is attracting plenty of attention, and the Atlanta Braves are reportedly joining the chase as new president John Hart expands his pursuit of multiple free agents. Tomas,...
  • MLB roundup: Marlins going after LaRoche, Shields

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Marlins going after LaRoche, Shields The Miami Marlins, who signed outfielder Giancarlo Stanton to a record 13-year, $325 million contract this week, have reportedly made free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche a two-year...