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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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  • On The Fly: It's Not Ollie, But Donovan Will Be OK In Oklahoma

    On The Fly: It's Not Ollie, But Donovan Will Be OK In Oklahoma
    Billy Donovan will leave Florida after 19 seasons and back-to-back national titles in 2006-07 for the Oklahoma City Thunder, where part of the job will be to make sure Kevin Durant sticks around beyond free agency. Donovan, who turns 50 May 30, came out...
  • Mayweather-Pacquiao tops unbelievable Saturday sports lineup

    The most-anticipated fight in decades. The best-known horse race. A resumption of one of the premier baseball rivalries. The NFL draft. Playoff games, too. And those are just the highlights. Super Saturday awaits. Stock the refrigerator, replace the...
  • Renovation work underway on Triton College's east campus

    Renovation work underway on Triton College's east campus
    Leaders at Triton College didn't take long to start renovation work on the eastern part of the campus. Construction equipment moved busily in the background as college officials, students, staff and alumni held a groundbreaking ceremony April 27. The...
  • Community News for Windsor edition

    Local Resident honored at Red Sox Game WINDSOR - Peter Sanders of Windsor recently had the experience of a lifetime when he was honored on the field at Fenway Park prior to the Boston Red Sox game against the Washington Nationals on April 15. Peter was...
  • Clippers' hopes? Ducks' odds? He gives it a thought

    Clippers' hopes? Ducks' odds? He gives it a thought
    Random thoughts while waiting for Steve Ballmer to answer my help desk call: • Sometimes the Clippers are their own opponent. • Chicago Bears versus Green Bay Packers, on the NFL schedule for Thanksgiving, is the best holiday matchup since...
  • On The Fly: Mayweather-Pacquiao Both Have Water Issues

    On The Fly: Mayweather-Pacquiao Both Have Water Issues
    The Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight is Saturday night in Las Vegas and carried by HBO and Showtime pay-per-view. Of course, it probably doesn't start until between 11:30 p.m. and midnight here. The timing of these fights is no friend to the East...
  • Fox to air NFL pregame show from Pearl Harbor on Dec. 6

    Fox will broadcast its NFL pregame show from the deck of the Battleship Missouri Memorial the day before the 74th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks. The network said Wednesday that a two-hour live edition of "Fox NFL Sunday" will air Dec. 6 with...
  • Delray Little League revs up for spring

    Delray Little League revs up for spring
    It was pouring down rain, but that didn't stop the dozens of families and Little League players from showing up to a recent game at Miller Field in Delray Beach. About 250 kids from Delray Beach participate in Little League baseball, said Charlie Cobb,...
  • Dodgers put LF Carl Crawford on DL, recall Kike Hernandez

    Injury-prone left fielder Carl Crawford was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday by the Los Angeles Dodgers after an MRI revealed a tear in his right oblique. Crawford was injured on a swing that produced his first triple of the season Monday night...
  • Hagerty makes its pitch in baseball playoffs

    Hagerty got consecutive complete game shutouts by junior UCF signees Joe Sheridan and Travis Hosterman to open postseason baseball play and went 18 straight innings without giving up a run in the 8A, District 2 baseball tournament at Conrad Park in DeLand...
  • Private company suggests alternative location for ballpark

    The owners of a parcel of downtown Providence land are pitching the location as a suitable alternative for the Pawtucket Red Sox's new ballpark. JAG Investment Realty suggested Tuesday that Victory Place near Davol Square would be an option should the...