RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

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

Displaying items 23-33
  • Former Angels, Dodgers pitcher Aaron Sele lists in Newport Beach

    Former Angels, Dodgers pitcher Aaron Sele lists in Newport Beach
    Former Major League pitcher Aaron Sele, now an assistant in player development and scouting with the Dodgers, has listed his home in Newport Beach for sale at $3.995 million. Set at the end of a tree-lined cul-de-sac, the two-story Traditional sports an...
  • Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston recreates Orioles pie celebration

    Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston recreates Orioles pie celebration
    It's a wonderful world where one of the first things featured in a five-minute long video on the MLB playoffs is an Orioles vignette, isn't it? Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston, of "Breaking Bad," tells the story of his one-man baseball show in...
  • Yost may tinker with Royals bullpen setup

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Manager Ned Yost lamented after right-handed reliever Aaron Crow surrendered a grand slam to Daniel Nava with two out in the sixth Sunday in a loss to Boston that...
  • Royals' speedsters steal a win from White Sox

    The Sports Xchange Royals' speedsters steal a win from White Sox KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jarrod Dyson, Terrance Gore and the Kansas City Royals won a track meet Monday night. The two speedsters scored as pinch runners in the ninth inning, right fielder...
  • Terrance Gore scores from second on Lorenzo Cain's walk-off infield single as Royals beat White Sox 4-3

    At the bottom of the dogpile, covered in two dozen of his new teammates along with a cavalcade of ice and Gatorade, lay Terrance Gore. Two weeks ago the Royals recalled him for moments like this, for the opportunity to utilize his legs as they did in a 4-...
  • Royals 4, White Sox 3

    The Sports Xchange Royals 4, White Sox 3 KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Speedsters Jarrod Dyson and Terrance Gore scored as pinch runners in the ninth inning, and the Kansas City Royals came back to defeat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Monday night. Dyson, running...
  • Orioles notes on Buck Showalter tying his mentor in wins, Chris Davis and more

    Orioles notes on Buck Showalter tying his mentor in wins, Chris Davis and more
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter fidgeted in his chair, admitting he was uncomfortable about the possibility of tying his mentor, Billy Martin, on the all-time managerial wins list. Monday night's 5-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays was the 1,253rd...
  • Pirates put Morton into rotation

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Pittsburgh Pirates - INSIDE PITCH PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates, despite being in the middle of both the NL Central and wild-card races, are making a change in their rotation. Right-hander Charlie Morton will...
  • Dodgers don't figure to suffer from overconfidence despite lead

    Careful now, don’t get all comfy. Don’t start dreaming of Dodger Stadium draped in patriotic bunting, Clayton Kershaw chewing up postseason hitters, the World Series finally calling. Yes, it was impressive how the Dodgers overcame that...
  • A's can determine wild-card fate

    OAKLAND, Calif. Can two games played well offset five weeks of games played poorly? That's the question facing the A's as they come off their final off-day of the regular season. Wins Saturday and Sunday came at the right time in Seattle with the...
  • Orioles close in on division title with win over Yankees

    Orioles close in on division title with win over Yankees
    By Jeff Seidel, The Sports Xchange BALTIMORE — Kelly Johnson came to the Baltimore Orioles in a trade last month, and he said he really wants to contribute to his new team. The veteran infielder got his wish Sunday night. Johnson capped a two-...