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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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  • Hamilton homers twice as Rangers defeat Red Sox, 7-4

    ARLINGTON, Texas Josh Hamilton homered twice Friday night. Perhaps more important to his long-term success: He walked once. In his second game back in Arlington, Hamilton was the key to the offense's effort in a 7-4 win over Boston. He started things...
  • Joan A. Steitz: A Place In The Lab, And In Biochemistry History

    Joan A. Steitz: A Place In The Lab, And In Biochemistry History
    Joan A. Steitz was a young biochemist in 1968, working with Francis Crick, the Nobel laureate credited with co-discovering the DNA double helix. And she needed a breakthrough. The early steps of her career had progressed ideally — including a Ph....
  • Former Orioles minor leaguer Eduardo Rodriguez dazzles in major league debut for Red Sox

    Former Orioles minor leaguer Eduardo Rodriguez dazzles in major league debut for Red Sox
    Former Orioles prospect Eduardo Rodriguez went to bed and dreamed about his major league debut after the Boston Red Sox arrived in Texas. The real thing Thursday night was even better for the 22-year-old left-hander. Rodriguez threw 7 2/3 scoreless...
  • Hamilton homecoming: 2010 AL MVP back in Texas on home team

    Josh Hamilton stepped into the batter's box to a loud ovation. The Texas Rangers fans got even louder when he lined the first pitch he saw into the right-field corner for a double. "It'll be a game I'll remember forever. Coming back and getting a warm...
  • Red Sox lefty Rodriguez wins MLB debut, 5-1 at Texas

    Eduardo Rodriguez went to bed and dreamed about his major league debut after the Boston Red Sox arrived in Texas. The real thing Thursday night was even better for the 22-year-old left-hander. Rodriguez threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings to become the...
  • Red Sox Lefty Rodriguez Wins MLB Debut, 5-1 At Texas

    Red Sox Lefty Rodriguez Wins MLB Debut, 5-1 At Texas
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Eduardo Rodriguez threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings to become the youngestRed Sox starter to win in his major league debut on the road since 1967, and Boston beat the Rangers 5-1 to spoil Josh Hamilton's first home game back in...
  • Rangers leave little for fans to cheer about other than Josh Hamilton, fall to Red Sox, 5-1

    ARLINGTON, Texas The Rangers returned from a scintillating road trip with more home games remaining than any other team in baseball. Normally, this would be a significant advantage. In the Rangers' case, um, not so much. In Josh Hamilton's first game...
  • Area icon Rusty Ingram resigns as baseball coach at York High after 34 years as a prep coach

    Area icon Rusty Ingram resigns as baseball coach at York High after 34 years as a prep coach
    YORK — Rusty Ingram said Thursday he resigned as the baseball coach at York High, where his public school head-coaching career began with the 1984 season. Ingram has served as a head baseball coach in area public schools for 31 years, compiling...
  • Manchester's Leslie Noyes, Veteran Of D-Day, Dies At 96

    Leslie Noyes, a World War II veteran who was an aircraft electrician in England during the D-Day invasion, died on April 29. He was 96. Noyes, who was raised in Maine and lived in Manchester for 48 years, retired in 1961 after 20 years of active military...
  • Gozzo Twins Creating Their Own Name For Sheehan Baseball

    Gozzo Twins Creating Their Own Name For Sheehan Baseball
    WALLINGFORD — Paul and Sal Gozzo took their first baseball swings with plastic bowling pins when they were about 3 years old. Tossing the Wiffle Balls was their father and former major league pitcher Mauro Gozzo. "We broke some picture frames and...
  • Red Sox president says others in region interested in PawSox

    Boston Red Sox President Larry Lucchino says other New England communities have approached the team's Triple-A minor league affiliate as it tries to work out a deal with Rhode Island for a private-public partnership to build a new waterfront ballpark in...