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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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  • Ortiz And Bradley HR, Red Sox Top Toronto For 3rd Win In Row

    Ortiz And Bradley HR, Red Sox Top Toronto For 3rd Win In Row
    TORONTO (AP) — David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit solo home runs, Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six solid innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Tuesday night for their third straight win. The Red Sox matched their longest...
  • Red Sox use 8-run first to beat Jays 12-6

    Red Sox use 8-run first to beat Jays 12-6
    TORONTO (AP) — David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez had consecutive homers in an eight-run first inning, Xander Bogaerts had four hits and the BostonRed Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 12-6 on Thursday night. Brock Holt also had four hits and Bogaerts...
  • Dodgers spend big on international players

    Dodgers spend big on international players
    The rules of the new international signing period, which began Thursday, left the Dodgers with a choice: They could stay under their bonus-pool limit of about $2 million and keep their future options open, or they could blow past it with a flurry of...
  • PawSox owners to tour Rhode Island to tout ballpark plan

    The owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox will embark on a summer-long road trip to all 39 cities and towns in Rhode Island to promote their proposal for a new ballpark in downtown Providence. The Pawtucket Times reports (http://bit.ly/1LXB02K ) the tour...
  • Four Baysox players named to July 15 All-Star game

    Four Baysox players named  to July 15 All-Star game
    The Bowie Baysox announced on Wednesday the selection of four players to the Western Division team for the 2015 Eastern League All-Star Game to be played July 15 in Portland, Maine. Catcher Rossmel Perez, outfielder Mike Yastrzemski and right-handed...
  • 5 possible destinations for Phillies' Cole Hamels

    5 possible destinations for Phillies' Cole Hamels
    The odds are high Cole Hamels will be dealt before the MLB non-waiver trade deadline July 31 - even interim manager Pete Mackanin said it’s “probable” Wednesday. The big question is where Hamels, who commands $22.5 million a year...
  • Rick Porcello Roughed Up Again; Red Sox Lose To Jays, 11-2

    TORONTO — Justin Smoak homered from both sides of the plate, Mark Buehrle won his fourth straight decision and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 11-2 on Wednesday, ending Boston's winning streak at three. Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion...
  • On The Fly: We Don't Need Your Type, Tom Brady

    On The Fly: We Don't Need Your Type, Tom Brady
    Tom Brady, NFL quarterback and international jet-setter, might be too famous for the most exclusive Boston Brahmin country club. The Boston Globe reports that Brady and his wife Gisele Bundchen have applied to join The Country Club in Brookline, where the...
  • Smoak hits 2 homers, Jays rout Red Sox 11-2 on Canada Day

    Justin Smoak hasn't been a lineup fixture for the power-laden Blue Jays, but his latest performance should earn him a little extra playing time. Smoak homered from both sides of the plate, Mark Buehrle won his fourth straight decision and Toronto beat...
  • Mychal Givens, Mike Yastrzemski among four Baysox named to Eastern League All-Star Game

    Mychal Givens, Mike Yastrzemski among four Baysox named to Eastern League All-Star Game
    Outfielder Mike Yastrzemski and reliever Mychal Givens highlight a list of four Bowie Baysox players named Wednesday to the Eastern League All-Star Game. Givens, the Orioles' 2009 second-round draft pick who converted from shortstop to pitcher in 2013,...
  • Community news for the Enfield edition

    Kingswood Oxford's Class of '15 Graduates ENFIELD - Christopher Giottonini, Samuel Kelly and Daniel Miller, all of Enfield, were among the 91 members of the Class of '15 to graduate from Kingswood Oxford on May 22, the first outdoor Commencement since...