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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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  • Pride Of The Yankees: Helping Fallen Officers' Families

    Pride Of The Yankees: Helping Fallen Officers' Families
    One of the great legacies of George Steinbrenner is the Yankee Silver Shield Foundation, which the late Yankees' owner created in 1982 to fund the education for children of police officers and firefighters in the tri-state area who are killed in the...
  • PRESS BOX: Giants acquire McGahee from Marlins

    The Sports Xchange PRESS BOX: Giants acquire McGahee from Marlins The San Francisco Giants acquired third baseman Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins for two minor league pitchers. McGehee provides San Francisco with a replacement for Pablo Sandoval,...
  • Padres acquire Justin Upton, Middlebrooks

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 4: Updates Middlebrooks trade Padres acquire Justin Upton, Middlebrooks The San Diego Padres continued to overhaul their roster Friday, acquiring All-Star outfielder Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves and third...
  • Giants acquire 3B McGahee from Marlins

    The Sports Xchange Giants acquire 3B McGahee from Marlins The San Francisco Giants acquired third baseman Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins for two minor league pitchers, the Giants announced Friday night. McGehee provides San Francisco with a...
  • Cubs sign reliever Jason Motte, reportedly acquire catcher David Ross

    Cubs sign reliever Jason Motte, reportedly acquire catcher David Ross
    Jason Motte and his scruffy beard will be coming out of the Cubs’ bullpen next year after the former Cardinals’ closer agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal. And David Ross and his scruffy beard will be reunited with Jon Lester after...
  • Padres reportedly acquiring Justin Upton, Middlebrooks

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 3: Adds Middlebrooks, reorganizes Padres reportedly acquiring Justin Upton, Middlebrooks The San Diego Padres continued to overhaul their roster Friday, reportedly acquiring All-Star outfielder Justin Upton from...
  • Cubs add Motte, former Boston catchers

    The Sports Xchange Cubs add Motte, former Boston catchers The Chicago Cubs spent Friday working on their battery, reportedly finalizing a deal with reliever Jason Motte and adding former Boston Red Sox catchers David Ross and Ryan Lavarnway. Motte, one...
  • MLB roundup: Padres acquire Justin Upton

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Padres acquire Justin Upton The San Diego Padres continued to overhaul their roster Friday, acquiring All-Star outfielder Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves and reportedly working to obtain third baseman Will...
  • On The Fly: Hopeful News From Gordie Howe's Family

    On The Fly: Hopeful News From Gordie Howe's Family
    Gordie Howe is recovering from multiple strokes and is battling dementia, but his family says his condition is improving. Improving so rapidly that Mr. Hockey may appear with Wayne Gretzky at a celebrity sports dinner in Saskatoon on Feb. 6. An email from...
  • A's send Derek Norris to Padres for two pitchers

    OAKLAND, Calif. The Oakland A's offseason remodeling project continued unabated Thursday with the trade of catcher Derek Norris to the San Diego Padres. Norris said he enjoyed his time in Oakland, but said the move down the coast would be a good...
  • Restoring relations with Cuba good for baseball, but time will tell how much

    Restoring relations with Cuba good for baseball, but time will tell how much
    The consensus within baseball circles is that President Barack Obama's decision to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba only can be a good thing for the sport — although it's too early to tell exactly what changes may occur. "We'll want to see...