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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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  • James holds court in Rio before World Cup final

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - LeBron James made his first public appearance since announcing he was returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers, holding court with a group of starry-eyed Brazilian basketballers on the eve of the World Cup final in Rio. Just 24...
  • After review, Astros win

    The Sports Xchange By MoiseKapenda Bower, The Sports Xchange After review, Astros win HOUSTON -- Given how tightly the Houston Astros clung to contention for most of Saturday, it came as no surprise that the concluding play of their 3-2 victory over...
  • On The Fly: Melo Goes For The Max

    Now that you-know-who has decided to return home to Cleveland, the NBA free agent gates are swinging open. Of note Saturday: Carmelo Anthony has decided to take a $125 million offer from Madison Square Garden and will re-sign with the Knicks. He...
  • In ailing AL East, Orioles need to get wins while the getting is good

    It has become fairly obvious that the team that makes the playoffs out of the American League East — and there probably will be only one — will be the team that best weathers what has been a division race influenced by an unusual amount of...
  • Jeter not getting nostalgic heading into his last All-Star Game

    CLEVELAND This is not the time for Derek Jeter to get nostalgic, even though this week's All-Star Game will be the final one of the New York Yankees shortstop's Hall of Fame career. Jeter, who announced in February that this would be his last season, has...
  • Orioles' Jimenez heads to DL

    The Sports Xchange Orioles' Jimenez heads to DL The Baltimore Orioles placed right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez on the 15-day disabled list with an ankle injury on Friday. The 30-year-old Jimenez sprained his right ankle while working out this week. He last...
  • All-Stars, Sort Of

    The best in baseball will gather in Minneapolis Tuesday for the annual Midsummer Classic. There will be names you know, names you're just learning and names you may never hear again. So, in honor of the All-Star Game, we offer some of the more obscure...
  • MLB roundup: Tanaka apologizes for injury

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Tanaka apologizes for injury Japanese pitching sensation Masahiro Tanaka apologized Friday to the New York Yankees, his teammates and fans for being sidelined by a partially torn ligament in his right elbow. Tanaka,...
  • TV This Week July 13 - 19: 'Masters of Sex' on Showtime

    TV This Week July 13 - 19: 'Masters of Sex' on Showtime
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 13 - 19, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SUNDAY Two national soccer teams (Germany and...
  • White Sox drop 3rd game in a row

    CLEVELAND — People wearing LeBron James gear mingled in bars and huddled in groups chanting "LBJ" at TV cameras near Progressive Field on Friday afternoon. Thanks to James' return to the Cavaliers, the White Sox encountered a lively mood in...
  • Red Sox 8, Astros 3

    The Sports Xchange By MoiseKapenda Bower, The Sports Xchange Red Sox 8, Astros 3 HOUSTON -- David Ortiz delivered a bases-clearing double to cap a five-run sixth inning as the Boston Red Sox provided right-hander John Lackey ample run support to...