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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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  • 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'...
  • Wednesday: Marlins at Tigers, 1:05 p.m.

    Wednesday: Marlins at Tigers, 1:05 p.m.
    1:05 p.m., Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland On the mound RHP David Phelps vs. RHP Alfredo Simon On the air TV: Fox Sports Florida Radio: None Tuesday's game: Held to two hits through seven innings, the Marlins erupted for eight runs in the...
  • Morse having another spring power surge

    Morse having another spring power surge
    Based on his recent track record, Michael Morse finding his power stroke in March is not unexpected. In Monday's loss to the Mets, Morse deposited two pitches over the wall, giving him four this spring. Only Michael Cuddyer and J.D. Martinez (five apiece)...
  • Twins hand Kevin Garnett the ball for Opening Day first-pitch honors

    Long and lean Kevin Garnett has less than three weeks to limber up his right arm for throwing the ceremonial first pitch ahead of the Minnesota Twins' home opener. The honor bestowed on the newly returned 6-foot, 11-inch Minnesota Timberwolf is one of...
  • Who wins the American League East?

    Who wins the American League East?
    Welcome back to the bar. It’s been a while. We were closed for renovations. Some wise guy painted black bars over our Ravens mural; that took some time to clean up. While we were it at it, we changed the decor. Now that Maryland’s men&...
  • Tuesday: Red Sox at Marlins, 1:05 p.m.

    Tuesday: Red Sox at Marlins, 1:05 p.m.
    1:05 p.m., Roger Dean Satdium, Jupiter On the mound LHP Henry Owens vs. RHP Tom Koehler On the air TV: None Radio: WINZ 940 AM Monday's game: Michael Morse's two-run first-inning homer off reigning National League Rookie of the Year Jacob...
  • Preview: Mets at Marlins, 1:05 p.m., Monday

    Preview: Mets at Marlins, 1:05 p.m., Monday
    Mets at Marlins When/where: 1:05 p.m., Roger Dean Stadium, Jupiter On the mound RHP Mat Latos vs. RHP Jacob deGrom On the air TV: None Radio: 940-AM Sunday's game: Minnesota's Danny Santana, Jordan Schafer and Trevor Plouffe combined for...
  • What's A Yard Goat? It's A Baseball Team Coming To Hartford

    What's A Yard Goat? It's A Baseball Team Coming To Hartford
    HARTFORD — When professional baseball returns to Hartford in 2016, it will be in the form of a Yard Goat. Say it out loud, baseball fans: Hartford Yard Goats. The New Britain Rock Cats announced at a Wednesday afternoon press conference at...
  • Community news for Putnam edition

    Finnish American Heritage Society CANTERBURY - The Finnish American Heritage Society, 76 North Canterbury Road, is looking for vendors for the Tori Open Air Market on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Canterbury Community Center, 1 Municipal...
  • Jon Lester not worried about 'dead' arm

    Jon Lester not worried about 'dead' arm
    MESA, Ariz. -- Jon Lester arrived at the Chicago Cubs' clubhouse Saturday morning with his backpack and nothing that would indicate he is suffering from a "dead" left arm. "I don’t think it’s anything to be concerned about," Lester said...