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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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  • Game roundup: Rockies sweep two from Reds

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 6: new lede (Rockies sweep Reds), also adds A's-Braves; final update; will stand Game roundup: Rockies sweep two from Reds DENVER -- Drew Stubbs' three-run homer capped the Rockies' five-run ninth inning, and...
  • Braves send A's to fifth consecutive loss

    ATLANTA This is the Mike Minor the Braves have been waiting on. The A's came to Atlanta with the best record in baseball. They don't have it anymore. They came with the top mark in the American League West. That is gone too. Starter John Lester had...
  • Angels' offensive inconsistency includes Trout

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Los Angeles Angels - INSIDE PITCH ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Los Angeles Angels won four straight and five of six while moving into first in the American League West with Mike Trout in a funk. Who would have considered...
  • Game roundup: Kuroda pitches Yankees past Rays

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 5: new lede (Rockies-Reds first game), also adds Nationals-Pirates; more to come Game roundup: Kuroda pitches Yankees past Rays COLORADO -- Drew Stubbs' three-run homer capped the Rockies' five-run ninth inning,...
  • Astros Power Past Red Sox

    Astros Power Past Red Sox
    The first career grand slam for Jose Altuve was one of three homers crushed by the Houston Astros as they beat the Boston Red Sox 8-1 Sunday to earn a split of a four-game set at Fenway Park.  "The big guy put a charge into that one," Astros manager Bo...
  • MLB roundup: Scioscia says Hamilton 'not the same'

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Scioscia says Hamilton 'not the same' Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia expressed some frustration over struggling outfielder Josh Hamilton, despite beating the Texas Rangers on Saturday night. Hamilton, 33,...
  • On The Fly: Being Anointed Preseason No. 1 Is No Guarantee

    A year ago, Alabama was the preseason No. 1 team in The Associated Press college football poll and Florida State was No. 11. When the season was over, Alabama was No. 7 and Florida State was the national champion. Keep that in mind as you peruse the...
  • Houston Astros - TeamReport

    MLB Team Report - Houston Astros - INSIDE PITCH BOSTON - There really is not much more to say about what Jose Altuve has done this season. The Little Big Man second baseman hit a grand slam, one of his four hits, Sunday to power the Astros to an 8-1...
  • Kelly has poor debut at Fenway

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Boston Red Sox - INSIDE PITCH BOSTON -- Joe Kelly's Fenway Park debut did not go very well. To say the least. "It was one of those games -- I wasn't very good today," Kelly said after allowing seven runs...
  • Altuve's grand slam lifts Astros over Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange Altuve's grand slam lifts Astros over Red Sox BOSTON -- Jose Altuve, the Little Big Man of the Houston Astros, hammered the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. "Oh man, the big guy. He put a charge in that...
  • Astros 8, Red Sox 1

    The Sports Xchange By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange Astros 8, Red Sox 1 BOSTON -- Jose Altuve, the Little Big Man of the Houston Astros, hammered the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. The diminutive second baseman, the major league's leading hitter, stroked...