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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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  • Red Sox slugger David Ortiz: 'I never knowingly took any steroids'

    Red Sox slugger David Ortiz: 'I never knowingly took any steroids'
    Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz wants to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame someday, and he knows that might be difficult based on his alleged links to past performance-enhancing drug use. In a story published on the Players' Tribune, Ortiz wrote he...
  • Talking A-Rod, spring training with the Baseball Project's Scott McCaughey

    Talking A-Rod, spring training with the Baseball Project's Scott McCaughey
    Rock guitarist Scott McCaughey speaks with considered reverence about baseball, its traditions and strategies, and the experience of watching a game in person, including his first game, an Arizona spring-training contest at age 8 or 9 that left him with...
  • Five Orioles roster battles still being waged in spring training

    Five Orioles roster battles still being waged in spring training
    It is less than two weeks until the Orioles open the regular season on April 6 in Tampa Bay, but with 13 Grapefruit League games remaining in spring training, they still have plenty of time to finalize their 25-man Opening Day roster. When major...
  • Rocky The Rock Cat Creator Sad To See Him Go

    Rocky The Rock Cat Creator Sad To See Him Go
    The New Britain Red Sox were losing their affiliation with the big league team in Boston, so a new identity was needed. Guy Gilchrist, a Connecticut cartoonist, was charged with rebranding the franchise. It was 1994 and minor league franchises were just...
  • Community news for East Hartford edition

    East Hartford Women's 9-Hole Club EAST HARTFORD - The East Hartford Women's 9-Hole Club will hold its Spring Membership Meeting on April 8, at 10:30, at the newly-renovated East Hartford Golf Course, 130 Long Hill St., East Hartford. Feel free to drop by...
  • Royal Palm Beach star McKenzie still rising

    At 6-foot-5 and 160 pounds, Triston McKenzie still has some growing to do. Royal Palm Beach coach Kason Gabbard is one among many who say his star right-hander is not yet a finished product. "Believe it or not, with how tall he is, he's still skinny....
  • Dodgers are worth $2.4 billion, ranking No. 2 in MLB, Forbes says

    Dodgers are worth $2.4 billion, ranking No. 2 in MLB, Forbes says
    The Dodgers are the second most valuable team in all of Major League Baseball, behind only the New York Yankees, according to Forbes, which released its annual rankings Wednesday. And yes, the figures are in the billions. The Dodgers have a team value...
  • On the Fly: 'Deflategate' Drags On

    On the Fly: 'Deflategate' Drags On
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said at the NFL owners meetings that there is no timetable for the "Deflategate" report. So that drags on. And on. ... These prom proposals keep getting more elaborate. A girl in Levittown, N.Y., asked her boyfriend via a...
  • Wei-Yin Chen takes mound as Orioles host Blue Jays at Ed Smith Stadium

    Wei-Yin Chen takes mound as Orioles host Blue Jays at Ed Smith Stadium
    The Orioles play host to the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday at Ed Smith Stadium. Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen will make his fifth start of spring training. His last outing came in a minor league game against the Boston Red Sox's high Class-A team. Chen went...
  • Dodgers just brought the 'wow' factor with signing of Hector Olivera

    Dodgers just brought the 'wow' factor with signing of Hector Olivera
    And then suddenly, not so quiet. Aside from a predictable injury or so, the Dodgers have been going about their business this spring all workmanlike, all professional, and let it be said, on the dull side. That changed Tuesday with the news they had...
  • Yankees top Forbes' MLB most valuable list; Phillies 10th

    Opening day may be weeks away, but the Yankees continue to lead the standings when it comes to the big bucks. The Bronx Bombers have topped Forbes' list of most valuable MLB teams for the 18th consecutive year with a net worth of $3.2 billion. The team'...