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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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  • Napoli's home run helps Red Sox clip Royals, 2-1

    BOSTON The challenge arrived in the form of a 92-mph fastball. Danny Duffy did not have to throw it. But he opted for valor rather than discretion, and the Royals suffered the consequences in a 2-1 loss to the Red Sox. In the sixth inning of a tied game...
  • De La Rosa, Napoli lead Red Sox past Royals

    The Sports Xchange By Matthew Carroll, The Sports Xchange De La Rosa, Napoli lead Red Sox past Royals BOSTON -- Rubby De La Rosa looks pretty cozy at Fenway Park. It didn't take the rookie right-hander too long to feel that way, either. De La Rosa...
  • Preview: Royals at Red Sox

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Royals at Red Sox The Boston Red Sox are quietly turning things around as they try to convince management to go for it again this season. The Red Sox will attempt to complete a three-game sweep when they host the Kansas City...
  • Game roundup: McCarthy strong as Yankees beat Reds

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Final update Game roundup: McCarthy strong as Yankees beat Reds NEW YORK -- Brandon McCarthy pitched six strong innings in his Yankee Stadium debut, leading the New York Yankees to a 7-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds...
  • Hard work, family help Orioles minor leaguer Mike Yastrzemski climb through system

    Hard work, family help Orioles minor leaguer Mike Yastrzemski climb through system
    A familiar process plays out each time you see the descendant of a baseball legend in an obscure minor league ballpark. It's something both observers and the player himself have to deal with — the realization that he is not his namesake, then...
  • Looking at the Orioles' rebound wins after walk-off losses

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Once again, the Orioles bounced back from a tough loss Saturday night, putting Friday night’s nightmare ending behind them with a commanding, 8-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics. The Orioles now have won four of five...
  • Blue Jays 9, Rangers 6

    The Sports Xchange By Larry Millson, The Sports Xchange Blue Jays 9, Rangers 6 TORONTO -- Melky Cabrera hit a tie-breaking solo homer in the seventh inning and drove in three runs as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Texas Rangers 9-6 on Sunday for...
  • Red Sox 6, Royals 0

    Red Sox 6, Royals 0: Jon Lester dominated through eight innings and Daniel Nava drove in three runs as Boston completed a three-game sweep of visiting Kansas City. Lester struck out eight while scattering four hits and has allowed a total of one...
  • Lester Shuts Down Royals As Red Sox Complete Series Sweep

    Lester Shuts Down Royals As Red Sox Complete Series Sweep
    Jon Lester dominated through eight innings and Daniel Nava drove in three runs as the Red Sox completed a three-game sweep of visiting Kansas City with a 6-0 victory Sunday at Fenway Park. Lester struck out eight while scattering four hits and has...
  • Game roundup: Marlins cool off Giants

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 1: adds four additional games Game roundup: Marlins cool off Giants MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins scored the winning run on a seventh-inning wild pitch, snapping a six-game losing streak by beating the San Francisco...
  • Lester sharp again as Red Sox blank Royals

    The Sports Xchange Lester sharp again as Red Sox blank Royals BOSTON -- Jon Lester pitched eight shutout innings as the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 6-0 on Sunday afternoon to complete a three-game sweep. The left-handed Lester, making...