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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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  • Chat coming up

     
    Hi all, just want to remind you that we have a live chat coming up at 11 a.m. Lots to talk about coming off a three-game sweep of the A's over the weekend. Fantastic performance by Andy Pettitte by yesterday.......
  • Closing fast

     
    Andy Pettitte said after yesterday's game that even two weeks ago, when he said: "We stink right now," he still figured the Yankees would turn things around and make the playoffs, probably by winning the division. But even he admitted......
  • Gameday Live 102: Yankees at Red Sox

     
    Hey everyone! Katie Strang here to blog the first of a 3-game series against the Red Sox. Tonight should be an exciting pitching match-up...with Joba Chamberlain (2-3, 2.52) taking on Josh Beckett (9-6, 3.97) for Boston. Manny Ramirez will not......
  • Back at Fenway

     
    Greetings from Fenway. It's a lovely day in Boston, unlike yesterday, when rain/storms wreaked havoc on the local airports. Today it's quite pleasant. So everything looks good for the Yankees-Red Sox series. We're less than a week away from the......
  • Joba vs. Josh

     
    Who do you like in this one? Joba Chamberlain or Josh Beckett? Beckett's obviously got the experience edge, but there are things about Joba that remind me of Beckett when he came up with the Marlins a few years ago.......
  • Yankees racking up the wins

     
    The Yankees keep racking up the wins, along with picking up some prime new players in a trade with the Pirates last night. Here's the linkage: Joba Chamberlain shuts down the Red Sox (with a little help from Mariano Rivera).......
  • Just Manny being ... a Met?

     
    The Boston Globe's Dan Shaughnessy says today that the Red Sox are finally done with the antics of Manny Ramirez. Seems that bowing out of Friday's lineup is now being viewed as an act of subordination and there will be......
  • Gameday Live 103: Yankees at Red Sox

     
    Good afternoon Yankee fans. Marcus Henry is back to take you through game 2 of this pivotal three-game set between the Yanks and the Sox. Yankees (57-45) vs. Boston (60-44), 3:55 p.m. Starters: Andy Pettitte (11-7, 3.86) for the Yankees......
  • Rain delay, lineup

     
    As you may have noticed, we're in a rain delay here. Which is funny, since it's not even raining. It did rain earlier, but it's not now. First pitch is tentatively scheduled for 9 p.m. Anyway, here's the lineup: Yankees......
  • Gameday Live 104: Yankees at Red Sox

     
    Hey everyone! Katie Strang blogging tonight for the Yankees sweep attempt against the Red Sox. The weather might complicate things for us here...but we'll see. Sidney Ponson (6-1, 4.02), will be on the mound for the bombers tonight. He'll face......
  • Gameday Live 107: Mets at Marlins

     
    Good evening everyone. Marc Jimenez here as the Mets look to bounce back from a disappointing 7-3 loss Monday night as they play the middle game of a three-game series with the Florida Marlins (56-50). Oliver Perez (6-6, 4.15 ERA)......