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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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  • Boston Red Sox - PlayerWatch

    C Mike Napoli will undergo surgery Nov. 4 to help him overcome sleep apnea. The facial reconstruction procedure, known as bimaxillary advancement, involves separating the front part of his lower and upper jaw and moving them forward to provide more room...
  • Wizards' Beal staying positive about wrist injury

    Wizards' Beal staying positive about wrist injury
    NBA Wizards' Beal staying positive about wrist injury Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal spoke publicly about his fractured wrist for the first time Tuesday, a few hours before the team announced that it had exercised the fourth-year...
  • Preview: Orioles at Royals

    The Kansas City Royals are one win away from the World Series. The Royals will try to clinch their first pennant since 1985 and a sweep of the American League Championship Series when they host the Baltimore Orioles in Game 4 on Wednesday. Kansas City...
  • After 2-1 loss to Royals in Game 3, Orioles one game away from elimination

    After 2-1 loss to Royals in Game 3, Orioles one game away from elimination
    At this point, the Orioles don’t need magic. They need a miracle. For a franchise that has waited so long to be in this spotlight -- 17 long years since its last trip to the American League Championship Series -- nearing the possibility of an...
  • Royals win again to go up 3-0 in ALCS series vs. Orioles

    Royals win again to go up 3-0 in ALCS series vs. Orioles
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The formula worked well for the Kansas City Royals all season: Get a lead late and let the bullpen hold it. It worked to perfection Tuesday night. Pinch runner Jarrod Dyson scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, and Kansas...
  • MLB roundup: Dodgers hire Rays executive

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Dodgers hire Rays executive The Los Angeles Dodgers named Tampa Bay Rays executive Andrew Friedman as their new president of baseball operations on Tuesday with the hope that he can lead the postseason success. General...
  • While focus is on the field, Orioles can cash in on postseason bonuses

    While focus is on the field, Orioles can cash in on postseason bonuses
    Hall of Famer Jim Palmer knows exactly how much his bonus was for helping pitch the Orioles to a four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1966 World Series. To the penny. "It was $11,683.40," Palmer recalled last week. "It doesn't seem like a...
  • Jaguars sign Mike Flacco, per source

    The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed tight end Mike Flacco, according to a source. The brother of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, Mike Flacco went undrafted this year after being selected as a third-team Division II All-American in his first season...
  • Pierzynski to start Game 3 for Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange Pierzynski to start Game 3 for Cardinals Veteran A.J. Pierzynski will start behind the plate for the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series in place of injured catcher Yadier Molina....
  • Napoli to have jaw surgery for sleep disorder

    The Sports Xchange Napoli to have jaw surgery for sleep disorder Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli will undergo surgery next month that is intended to help him overcome sleep apnea. The facial reconstruction procedure, known as bimaxillary...
  • Cardinals await prognosis on Molina's injury

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - St. Louis Cardinals - INSIDE PITCH Unwilling to lose the services of Yadier Molina for the remainder of the postseason, the St. Louis Cardinals announced Monday that they will keep the injured catcher on the roster...