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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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  • LEADING OFF: Astros stalk 10th W in row, Weaver goes for 1st

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ ASTROS BLAST OFF The surprising Astros will try for their 10th straight win and a sweep of Seattle. Houston owns the best record in the AL — it went 70-92 last season after...
  • PawSox owners and state officials have 'high-level' meeting

    State officials had a "high-level" meeting with the owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox to discuss the team's proposal for a new ballpark in downtown Providence. Gov. Gina Raimondo, Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor and I-195 Redevelopment District...
  • Adam Wainwright's injury shouldn't push National League to adopt the designated hitter

    Adam Wainwright's injury shouldn't push National League to adopt the designated hitter
    Ever since the American League adopted the designated hitter in 1973, the debate surfaces every few seasons that both the AL and the National League should abide by the same rules. Because we all know the MLB Players Association would never allow the...
  • Jeff Jacobs: A Great Day Of Deeply Flawed Athletes

    Jeff Jacobs: A Great Day Of Deeply Flawed Athletes
    BOSTON — Blake Swihart took his position behind home plate for his major league debut at 1:35 p.m. Saturday, a day proclaimed in advance by pop culturists as the most incredible in sports history. It was at that moment at Fenway Park, as Wade...
  • The Times' MLB rankings

    The Times' MLB rankings
    Last week's ranking in parenthesis. Statistics are through Friday's games. 1. KANSAS CITY: The Royals defense already has saved 29 runs. The next-closest team has saved 15. (1) 2. ST. LOUIS: Played 19 consecutive games against the dregs of the NL...
  • Day Trips from the Lehigh Valley

    Day Trips from the Lehigh Valley
    DAY TRIPPIN' •"Joseph," Sight and Sound Theatre, luncheon, June 2. $98. St. Anne's 55+ Club, Isabelle, 610-807-9906. •Greenwood Gardens, Short Hills, N.J., Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit, N.J., guided tour and lunch, June 19. $89. Bethlehem...
  • On The Fly: Rangers Bounce Back In Game 2

    If you were wondering how the New York Rangers would react to losing Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals with 1.3 seconds to play, you needed to wait only 38 seconds Saturday for an answer. Chris Kreider immediately opened the scoring and it...
  • LEADING OFF: Streaking 'Stros, Kluber goes, Price eyes KC

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ STREAKING 'STROS The surprising Houston Astros try for their ninth consecutive victory and 13th in 14 games when they host Seattle. They seem to have the right man on the mound, too:...
  • A-Rod hits 660th homer, question of $6 million looms

    No. 660 is in the book. Will $6 million get in the bank? That's the amount in a marketing agreement that the New York Yankees may have to pay Alex Rodriguez for tying Willie Mays' total of 660 homers, fourth most in major league history. He slugged that...
  • A-Rod ties Mays for 4th with 660 HRs; Yanks top Red Sox 3-2

    With one sweet swing, Alex Rodriguez tied Willie Mays for fourth place in major league history at 660 home runs. And, by the way, won a game for the New York Yankees. With familiar boos from opposing fans echoing throughout Fenway Park, A-Rod ran the...
  • Adult Continuing Education classes at Goodwin

    EAST HARTFORD - Goodwin College offers Adult Continuing Education (ACE) classes. These classes are free of charge to seniors 55 and older, and are offered in conjunction with the East Hartford South End Senior Center. All courses are presented in two-part...