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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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  • Yankees Add Infielders Martin Prado, Stephen Drew At Deadline

    Yankees Add Infielders Martin Prado, Stephen Drew At Deadline
    NEW YORK -- Outfielder Martin Prado and infielder Stephen Drew were acquired by the New York Yankees as the clock expired on the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday afternoon. The Yankees sent slugger Peter O'Brien to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Prado,...
  • Game roundup: Eaton leads White Sox past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange Game roundup: Eaton leads White Sox past TigersDETROIT -- Adam Eaton had three hits, scored two runs and drove in two to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 7-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park....
  • Marcus Thompson: Lester trade is clear indication A's are going for World Series

    The Oakland A's have provided the second big jolt of the baseball season. Billy Beane leaves no doubt he is going for a title. Right now. The A's acquired another coveted arm in Jon Lester from Boston, along with Jonny Gomes. How? Beane gave up Yoenis...
  • Bernie Miklasz: Cardinals GM Mozeliak sets off a loud wake-up call

    Well now. The Cardinals sent slumping outfielder Allen Craig and pitcher Joe Kelly to Boston for pitcher John Lackey and a pitching prospect. The shakeup began last week when GM John Mozeliak added the porcupine quills of notorious badass catcher A.J....
  • A's acquire Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes

    A's acquire Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes
    Boston Red Sox left-handed ace Jon Lester was traded to the Oakland A's on Thursday morning as general manager Billy Beane continues his all-in push for a World Series. But to get Lester, the A's parted with All-Star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, a 28-...
  • MLB roundup: Trades galore before deadline

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Trades galore before deadline In a three-team blockbuster deal just before the trade deadline, the Detroit Tigers acquired ace David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday. Detroit sent center fielder Austin Jackson...
  • Red Sox trade John Lackey to St. Louis for Allen Craig, Joe Kelly

    Signaling they have given up on this season and are rebuilding for another World Series run in 2015, the Boston Red Sox, hours after sending staff ace Jon Lester to Oakland, sent No. 2 starter John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe...
  • Orioles acquire LHP Andrew Miller from Red Sox for prospect Eduardo Rodriguez

    Orioles acquire LHP Andrew Miller from Red Sox for prospect Eduardo Rodriguez
    The Orioles didn’t make a blockbuster deal before Thursday’s nonwaiver trade deadline like some other American League contenders, but they picked up one of the fiercest left-handed relievers in the major leagues to further fortify a stout...
  • Red Sox SS Drew shipped to Yankees

    The Sports Xchange Red Sox SS Drew shipped to Yankees Stephen Drew switched sides of the Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees rivalry, the exclamation point to a white flag trade deadline for the defending World Series champions. Eight players were...
  • Red Sox acquire LHP Rodriguez

    The Sports Xchange Red Sox acquire LHP Rodriguez The Boston Red Sox acquired minor league left-handed pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for left-handed pitcher Andrew Miller, the team announced Thursday. Rodriguez, 21, has...
  • Orioles acquire LHP Miller from Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange By Todd Karpovich, The Sports Xchange Orioles acquire LHP Miller from Red Sox BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles bolstered their bullpen by acquiring left-hander Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox for minor leaguer left-hander...