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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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  • Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston recreates Orioles pie celebration

    Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston recreates Orioles pie celebration
    It's a wonderful world where one of the first things featured in a five-minute long video on the MLB playoffs is an Orioles vignette, isn't it? Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston, of "Breaking Bad," tells the story of his one-man baseball show in...
  • Triple play helps Pirates rally to beat Cubs

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange Triple play helps Pirates rally to beat Cubs PITTSBURGH -- Neal Walker was part of two historical moments Sunday afternoon then smiled when asked which was bigger. "Regardless, it was a pretty...
  • Royals 4, White Sox 3

    The Sports Xchange Royals 4, White Sox 3 KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Speedsters Jarrod Dyson and Terrance Gore scored as pinch runners in the ninth inning, and the Kansas City Royals came back to defeat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Monday night. Dyson, running...
  • Terrance Gore scores from second on Lorenzo Cain's walk-off infield single as Royals beat White Sox 4-3

    At the bottom of the dogpile, covered in two dozen of his new teammates along with a cavalcade of ice and Gatorade, lay Terrance Gore. Two weeks ago the Royals recalled him for moments like this, for the opportunity to utilize his legs as they did in a 4-...
  • Royals' speedsters steal a win from White Sox

    The Sports Xchange Royals' speedsters steal a win from White Sox KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jarrod Dyson, Terrance Gore and the Kansas City Royals won a track meet Monday night. The two speedsters scored as pinch runners in the ninth inning, right fielder...
  • Pirates put Morton into rotation

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Pittsburgh Pirates - INSIDE PITCH PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates, despite being in the middle of both the NL Central and wild-card races, are making a change in their rotation. Right-hander Charlie Morton will...
  • Orioles notes on Buck Showalter tying his mentor in wins, Chris Davis and more

    Orioles notes on Buck Showalter tying his mentor in wins, Chris Davis and more
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter fidgeted in his chair, admitting he was uncomfortable about the possibility of tying his mentor, Billy Martin, on the all-time managerial wins list. Monday night's 5-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays was the 1,253rd...
  • Dodgers don't figure to suffer from overconfidence despite lead

    Careful now, don’t get all comfy. Don’t start dreaming of Dodger Stadium draped in patriotic bunting, Clayton Kershaw chewing up postseason hitters, the World Series finally calling. Yes, it was impressive how the Dodgers overcame that...
  • A's can determine wild-card fate

    OAKLAND, Calif. Can two games played well offset five weeks of games played poorly? That's the question facing the A's as they come off their final off-day of the regular season. Wins Saturday and Sunday came at the right time in Seattle with the...
  • Aaron Crow, Royals sunk by Daniel Nava's grand slam in 8-4 loss to Boston

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Aaron Crow gazed into the visitors' bullpen for a few seconds before he looked away. He had just thrown the pitch that sunk the Royals, a thigh-high fastball on the inner half that Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava whacked for a grand slam....
  • After giving up run in top of 9th, Orioles rally for 3-2 win over New York Yankees

    After giving up run in top of 9th, Orioles rally for 3-2 win over New York Yankees
    In front of a packed house and a national television audience, Sunday evening at Camden Yards was supposed to belong to Derek Jeter and Francis Scott Key, perhaps in that order. But infielder Kelly Johnson, an Oriole for roughly two weeks, ignited his...