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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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  • MLB roundup: Braves fire GM Wren

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Braves fire GM Wren Citing the need to return to the "Braves way," Atlanta Braves president John Schuerholz Monday dismissed Frank Wren as the club's general manager with a week left in their disappointing season. "The...
  • Orioles rookie Christian Walker's first home run validates yearlong commitment to approach

    Orioles rookie Christian Walker's first home run validates yearlong commitment to approach
    As Orioles rookie first baseman Christian Walker strove this season to develop as a power hitter and solidify his future at first base, a position where power is paramount, he never strayed from the hitting approach that had earned him acclaim....
  • Preview: Red Sox at Orioles

    The Baltimore Orioles do just fine against the Boston Red Sox as long as their offense can outscore David Ortiz. The Orioles will attempt to hold Ortiz in check when they host the Red Sox in the rubber match of a three-game series on Sunday. Adam Jones...
  • Derek Jeter: Six Signature Moments

    Derek Jeter: Six Signature Moments
    The Flip Oct. 13, 2001: AL Division Series, Game 3 at Oakland The Yankees were trailing Oakland 2-0 in the best-of-five Division Series and clinging to a 1-0 lead in Game 3 at Oakland. Terrence Long hit the ball into the rightfield corner and Jeremy...
  • Derek Jeter: The First Game

    Derek Jeter: The First Game
    Derek Jeter's first game for the Yankees was May 29, 1995. Breaking it down: The Mariners won the game 8-7 at the Kingdome in Seattle. The game went 12 innings and lasted 4:05. Jeter started at shortstop and went 0-for-5; he was playing because...
  • Selig renews efforts to speed up game

    The Sports Xchange Selig renews efforts to speed up game Major League Baseball has renewed efforts to improve pace of play before retiring commissioner Bud Selig steps down. The length of games has skyrocketed in recent years. As recently as 2011, only...
  • Boston Red Sox - PlayerWatch

    LF Daniel Nava extended his season-best hitting streak to seven games, during which he batting .348 (8-for-23). Nava hit third against Orioles RHP Miguel Gonzalez and went 1-for-3. He is batting .269 on the season. SS Xander Bogaerts left the game in the...
  • Tampa Bay Rays - PlayerWatch

    RHP Alex Cobb will start Tuesday night against the Red Sox, his second-to-last start of the season. Cobb leads the majors with a 1.51 ERA since the All-Star break. He needs to pitch nine innings over the remainder of the season to finish at 162 innings...
  • Selig, MLB renew effort to speed up games

    Selig, MLB renew effort to speed up games
    Major League Baseball has renewed efforts to improve pace of play before retiring commissioner Bud Selig steps down. The length of games has skyrocketed in recent years. As recently as 2011, only seven MLB teams averaged more than three hours per game....
  • Orioles suffer 3-2 loss to Red Sox in final home game of regular season

    Orioles suffer 3-2 loss to Red Sox in final home game of regular season
    The Orioles’ regular-season home finale Sunday afternoon ended with a whimper, a 3-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox. But they’ll be back. For just the second time in Camden Yards’ 23-season history, the Orioles ended their home...
  • Patriots Take The Easy Out Of Victory Against Raiders

    The Raiders-Patriots game was viewed by most outside of the Bay Area of California as an easy Patriots victory. No one informed the Raiders of this, though. The Patriots needed three Stephen Gostkowski field goals and a late interception by rotund...