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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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  • Adrian Gonzalez only Dodger to lead early All-Star voting

    Adrian Gonzalez only Dodger to lead early All-Star voting
    Adrian Gonzalez may seem reserved, but that hardly means he’s going unnoticed. In the first round of results for the National League All-Star team released Wednesday, Gonzalez easily leads all first basemen. Gonzalez is a four-time All-Star, but...
  • Twins sweep Red Sox, move into tie for first place

    MINNEAPOLIS The Twins fell behind early for a change, but that didn't slow them down for too long. Solid pitching from Phil Hughes and home runs from Aaron Hicks and Eddie Rosario fueled the Twins 6-4 win over the Red Sox as they continue their...
  • Pelfrey Helps Twins Keep Winning, 2-1 Over Red Sox

    Pelfrey Helps Twins Keep Winning, 2-1 Over Red Sox
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Pelfrey was sharp for seven innings, Trevor Plouffe and Kurt Suzuki hit back-to-back RBI doubles in the first inning, and the Minnesota Twins held on to beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Tuesday night. After rain delayed the...
  • Billy Beane disputes Dallas Braden's claim A's doctored baseballs

    OAKLAND, Calif. A's general manager Billy Beane doesn't seem to be buying into former pitcher Dallas Braden's claim of widespread doctoring of baseballs during his time with Oakland. "I didn't see the quote, but I have no idea what Dallas is talking...
  • Pawtucket mayor asks to see PawSox study on McCoy Stadium

    Lawmakers and the public deserve to see why the Pawtucket Red Sox say that renovations to McCoy Stadium would cost $65 million, the Pawtucket mayor said in a letter to the team. Donald Grebien told PawSox co-owner Larry Lucchino in a May 22 letter that...
  • Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz suspended 8 games, appeals

    Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz was suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball on Monday for having a foreign substance on his arm during a game in Miami. Matusz immediately appealed and was in uniform for Baltimore's game against the Houston...
  • Nolasco earns 100th victory as Twins top Red Sox, 7-2

    MINNEAPOLIS Ricky Nolasco reached a milestone on Monday, helped by the usual Twins' offensive juggernaut. Nolasco, spotted a seven-run lead after two innings, allowed two runs and pitched into the eighth inning, and Minnesota won for the seventh time...
  • Nolasco, Plouffe Help Twins Stay Hot In 7-2 Win Over Red Sox

    Nolasco, Plouffe Help Twins Stay Hot In 7-2 Win Over Red Sox
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ricky Nolasco struck out five in 7 2-3 innings and Trevor Plouffe hit a three-run homer to lead the surging Minnesota Twins to a 7-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday. Nolasco (5-1) gave up two runs on seven hits to...
  • Funeral services scheduled for PawSox president Skeffington

    Funeral services have been scheduled for James Skeffington, the principal owner of the Pawtucket Red Sox, who died Sunday evening. A spokeswoman for the PawSox said Tuesday that Skeffington's wake will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the...
  • FLASHBACK: In 1985, Charlie Bartolet Jr. steps down after successful 25-year run as Saucon Valley wrestling coach

    FLASHBACK: In 1985, Charlie Bartolet Jr. steps down after successful 25-year run as Saucon Valley wrestling coach
    A weekly look back at sports in the Lehigh Valley, in anniversaries of multiples of five years. May 25 1995—For the second straight year owning the top seed proves fruitless for Northampton as the Konkrete Kids lose in the opening round of the...
  • MLB: Napoli, una pesadilla para Angels

    MLB: Napoli, una pesadilla para Angels
    Mike Napoli volvió a dar jonrón y produjo cuatro carreras en la nueva victoria de Boston sobre los Angels de Anaheim.  Napoli conectó su cuarto jonrón de la serie y produjo cuatro anotaciones, Wade Miley permitió una carrera en ocho entradas y los Red...