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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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  • Buchholz Tosses Complete Game, Red Sox Beat Astros 6-1

    Buchholz Tosses Complete Game, Red Sox Beat Astros 6-1
    BOSTON (AP) — Clay Buchholz pitched a six-hitter to win his fourth straight start, coming within one out of a shutout as the Boston Red Sox rebounded from a tough loss with a 6-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday. Mookie Betts drove in...
  • Cubs, Theo Epstein won't necessarily be buyers at trade deadline

     Cubs, Theo Epstein won't necessarily be buyers at trade deadline
    A's general manager Billy Beane went for broke last July, acquiring Jon Lester from the Red Sox and Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs for the stretch run. The hero of "Moneyball" gave up All-Star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and top...
  • Quick trip around Major League Baseball

    Quick trip around Major League Baseball
    American League Central Division White Sox: Streaking Chris Sale goes for record ninth straight game with 10 or more strikeouts Monday. Indians: Jason Kipnis' Instagram apology for not reaching liner to save no-no: "Sorry I'm not taller homie!"...
  • Pedro Martinez rooting for Chris Sale to break strikeout record

    Pedro Martinez rooting for Chris Sale to break strikeout record
    Pedro Martinez will be watching and rooting for Chris Sale on Monday as the White Sox left-hander attempts to break the record he shares with Martinez of eight consecutive games with 10 or more strikeouts. As he prepares to enter the Baseball Hall of...
  • I know how you feel, Laura Bassett, after your 'Agoos'

    I was in Ft. Lauderdale in the fall of 1986 with some friends to watch a Dolphins-Raiders football game at the Orange Bowl. We went for a week and after enjoying the Dolphins victory we had time to spend enjoying the southern Florida nightlife. It...
  • Kevin Gausman likely to remain in Orioles rotation, Bud Norris likely to bullpen

    Kevin Gausman likely to remain in Orioles rotation, Bud Norris likely to bullpen
    Even though Orioles manager Buck Showalter has yet to announce his rotation plans beyond this weekend’s series against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, all signs point to right-hander Kevin Gausman remaining in the rotation and...
  • UConn Players In MLB

    The UConn baseball program has developed an impressive crop of talent in recent years, with five former Huskies appearing in the major leagues in 2015, and others on the way. In the show 1.George Springer, Astros. At UConn: Hit a school record 46...
  • Regional Digest: Rock Cats Lose To Fightin Phils

    Rock Cats Lose To Fightin Phils Reading thrid baseman Harold Martinez was 3-for-4 with four RBI, CF Drew Heid went 2-for-3 with RBI and the Fightin Phils beat the Rock Cats 12-7 Friday night at New Britain Stadium. New Britain got home runs from 3B Pat...
  • Residents hope to save historic Hot Springs hotel

    The remnants of the Majestic Hotel have sat in a pile of rubble for more than a year after a fire destroyed the oldest portion of the historic Hot Springs landmark. The Hot Springs Board of Directors voted Thursday evening to make an offer to purchase...
  • On The Fly: Fourth Of July Has Sporting Connections, Too

    Happy Independence Day, sports fans. The day of patriotism, fireworks and backyard barbecues is tied closely to the names in our games. None of other than George M. Steinbrenner — who provided his share of fireworks in the Bronx — was born...
  • Red Sox use 8-run first to beat Jays 12-6

    Red Sox use 8-run first to beat Jays 12-6
    TORONTO (AP) — David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez had consecutive homers in an eight-run first inning, Xander Bogaerts had four hits and the BostonRed Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 12-6 on Thursday night. Brock Holt also had four hits and Bogaerts...