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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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  • Orioles acquire LHP Miller from Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange By Todd Karpovich, The Sports Xchange Orioles acquire LHP Miller from Red Sox BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles bolstered their bullpen by acquiring left-hander Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox for minor leaguer left-hander...
  • Yankees add Prado, Drew at deadline

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update: 2B Roberts DFA Yankees add Prado, Drew at deadline Outfielder Martin Prado and infielder Stephen Drew were acquired by the New York Yankees as the clock expired on the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday afternoon....
  • Cardinals trade Craig, Kelly to Red Sox for Lackey

    SAN DIEGO Allen Craig was in a room close to the main clubhouse at Petco Park when he heard a report on TV that the team he had signed a long-term deal with, the only team he had known in his pro career, and the team he had won a championship with, was...
  • Getting Jon Lester makes A's an even more formidable foe for Angels

    Getting Jon Lester makes A's an even more formidable foe for Angels
    The hill the Angels must climb to win the American League West championship grew considerably steeper Thursday when the division-leading Oakland Athletics acquired Boston Red Sox ace Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes for left fielder Yoenis Cespedes....
  • Twins net left-hander Tommy Milone from A's, call up Kennys Vargas

    The Twins are indeed sellers at Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline, but they have acquired a pitcher with major-league experience, not a minor-league prospect, in the deal. Tommy Milone, who has a 3.55 ERA in 16 major-league starts this season, has...
  • Dan Duquette on the deal for Andrew Miller, trade deadline

    Dan Duquette on the deal for Andrew Miller, trade deadline
    Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette spoke to reporters before Thursday's game about the trade with the Boston Red Sox to acquire left-hander Andrew Miller, as well as the nonwaiver trade deadline passing. Here is what he said: On Miller: "We...
  • A's trade Yoenis Cespedes to Red Sox for Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes

    OAKLAND, Calif. The A's pursuit of what they hope will be their first World Series berth since 1990 kicked into high gear Thursday with a trade that brought ace-quality starting pitcher Jon Lester at the cost of left fielder Yoenis Cespedes. In the...
  • No deals for Dodgers before non-waiver trade deadline

    No deals for Dodgers before non-waiver trade deadline
    The 1 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline on Thursday passed without the Dodgers reinforcing their pitching staff or finding Matt Kemp a new home. General Manager Ned Colletti warned of this scenario Wednesday night, when he said he didn’t want to trade...
  • A's Beane keeps dealing

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange A's Beane keeps dealing Billy Beane has already been the focus of one major motion picture in Moneyball. Perhaps the Oakland Athletics general manager can be the basis of a second movie. They can...
  • Angels edge Orioles in extras, avoid sweep

    Angels edge Orioles in extras, avoid sweep BALTIMORE -- Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia said his starting rotation and bullpen have been stellar while the offense has struggled to score runs. The pitching staff was the difference again in a...
  • A's and Tigers go for broke at trade deadline

     A's and Tigers go for broke at trade deadline
    When the A's and the Tigers are engaging in an arms race and the World Series champion Red Sox are unloading, you know the landscape of baseball has changed dramatically. That was apparent Thursday on one of the wildest trading deadline days in memory,...