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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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  • Game roundup: Kuroda pitches Yankees past Rays

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update4: adds Giants-Phillies, Brewers-Dodgers; more to come Game roundup: Kuroda pitches Yankees past Rays ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The New York Yankees got strong pitching from Hiroki Kuroda and strung together four...
  • On The Fly: Being Anointed Preseason No. 1 Is No Guarantee

    A year ago, Alabama was the preseason No. 1 team in The Associated Press college football poll and Florida State was No. 11. When the season was over, Alabama was No. 7 and Florida State was the national champion. Keep that in mind as you peruse the...
  • Red Sox's offense stumbles again

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Boston Red Sox - INSIDE PITCH BOSTON -- Manager John Farrell saw this movie too many times this season. His last-place Boston Red Sox had all kinds of chances to score Monday night. The defending World Series...
  • Angels' bullpen comes through in 4-2 win over Red Sox

    Angels' bullpen comes through in 4-2 win over Red Sox
    Closer Huston Street and setup man Joe Smith were not available Monday night after pitching in three straight games at Texas, but there was no real concern, no sense of impending doom, in the Angels bullpen or dugout. "The bullpen is so deep right now...
  • Angels stay hot in 4-2 victory over Red Sox

    KEY MOMENT: With the bases loaded and one out in the sixth, reliever Mike Morin got Dustin Pedroia to chop a grounder to shortstop Erick Aybar, who teamed with second baseman Howie Kendrick on an inning-ending double play that preserved a 2-1 lead....
  • Game roundup: Angels move into first with win over Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 1: Adds Nationals-Diamondbacks and Angels-Red Sox; more to come Game roundup: Angels move into first with win over Red Sox BOSTON -- C.J. Wilson and four relievers combined on a nine-hitter and the Los Angeles...
  • Angels 4, Red Sox 2

    The Sports Xchange By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange Angels 4, Red Sox 2 BOSTON -- C.J. Wilson and four relievers combined on a nine-hitter, and the Los Angeles Angels took over sole possession of first place for the first time since Opening Day...
  • Errors Cost Red Sox In Loss To Angels

    Errors Cost Red Sox In Loss To Angels
    C.J. Wilson pitched into the sixth inning and the Angels capitalized on a pair of errors in the eighth to down the Boston Red Sox, 4-2, to begin a four-game series.  Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with an RBI and scored once for the Angels, who have won five of...
  • Angels double up Red Sox, grab first place in West

    The Sports Xchange By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange Angels double up Red Sox, grab first place in West BOSTON -- Kevin Jepsen has been in the major leagues since 2007 and made 302 appearances for the Los Angeles Angels, all in relief. Before...
  • MLB roundup: Red Sox demote OF Bradley

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Red Sox demote OF Bradley The Boston Red Sox demoted outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. and recalled outfielder/infielder Mookie Betts from Triple-A Pawtucket, the team announced Monday. Bradley was optioned to Pawtucket...
  • Slumping Angels slugger Josh Hamilton sits for second straight day

    Josh Hamilton was not in the Angels lineup for a second straight game Monday night, but unlike Sunday, when the slumping slugger asked for the day off in Texas, this was Manager Mike Scioscia’s decision. Scioscia said Hamilton will have an...