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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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  • Giants' Pablo Sandoval eating it up on big stage

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The marquee of a restaurant in downtown San Francisco last week included a cryptic-sounding message: "Let Panda Eat." Another attempt to save an endangered species? Not quite. The panda in question was portly third baseman...
  • A Cable Car In Peavy's Future?

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – No sense tempting the baseball gods, or angering the other team. No need to start talking about what you want to take home after your team wins the World Series. Jake Peavy was a model of decorum on Monday. Wyatt, his fifth-grade...
  • Lafayette grad, Hazleton native Maddon content to wait for Cubs, or others

    Lafayette grad, Hazleton native Maddon content to wait for Cubs, or others
    SAN FRANCISCO — The Cubs might be the odds-on favorite to reel in free-agent manager Joe Maddon, but his agent said Saturday that they have yet to contact him. "It's obvious to everyone there might be a match with the Cubs, but someone has to tell...
  • Report: Martinez, Kapler among Rays' candidates

    The Sports Xchange Report: Martinez, Kapler among Rays' candidates Potential candidates to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays include current bench coach Dave Martinez and former player Gabe Kapler, according to the Tampa Bay Tribune....
  • Taking a closer look at the Orioles' Gold Glove finalists

    Taking a closer look at the Orioles' Gold Glove finalists
    The three Orioles who were named finalists for Gold Glove Awards on Thursday are all previous winners. Both center fielder Adam Jones and shortstop J.J. Hardy have won at their respective positions in each of the past two seasons. Right fielder Nick...
  • Of pitch counts, money and noise pollution in 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO — We have covered a number of topics here every Sunday since I began writing this last March, from the megabucks Dodgers' going Hollywood to the legacy of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team. We looked at how the death of...
  • Royals take control with win in San Francisco

    The Sports Xchange By Dave Del Grande, The Sports Xchange Royals take control with win in San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO -- When it came time to consider ending right-hander Jeremy Guthrie's brilliant effort Friday night, Kansas City Royals manager Ned...
  • Barnes, Springer To Run Little League Baseball Clinic In Newtown

    Barnes, Springer To Run Little League Baseball Clinic In Newtown
    Matt Barnes finished the season with the Red Sox at Fenway Park. But he is not forgetting his roots. Barnes, from Bethel, and his former UConn teammate, George Springer, who is on the Astros, are going to run a clinic for Little Leaguers at the Newtown...
  • Red Sox hire Chili Davis as hitting coach

    The Sports Xchange Red Sox hire Chili Davis as hitting coach One season as a minor league coach three years ago was enough to convince Chili Davis to change jobs. Davis, the Oakland Athletics' hitting coach the past three years, was introduced as the...
  • Buster Posey and the art of catching

    SAN FRANCISCO Jake Peavy was in the midst of a long explanation of why he has been better with the Giants than he was with the Red Sox. He stopped, squinted and started scanning the room of reporters, a new thought suddenly on the tip of one of the most...
  • Baseball's Johnny Damon Comes To Hartford

    Baseball's Johnny Damon Comes To Hartford
    Two things you should know if you are a Johnny Damon fan. You can see him on television in January on 'Celebrity Apprentice,' and you won't be seeing him playing any more professional baseball. A very polished Damon, the former Yankees, Red Sox,...