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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: Red Sox welcome Sandoval

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Red Sox welcome Sandoval When Pablo Sandoval arrived in Boston early Tuesday, the natives made sure he quickly recognized his new home. The switch-hitting third baseman was greeted at his introductory press conference...
  • Matsuzaka to return to Japan

    The Sports Xchange Matsuzaka to return to Japan Free-agent pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka is headed back to his native Japan after spending eight years in the major leagues. The 34-year-old Matsuzaka reached a contract agreement with the Fukuoka Softbank...
  • Red Sox introduce Sandoval

    The Sports Xchange Red Sox introduce Sandoval When Pablo Sandoval arrived in Boston early Tuesday, the natives made sure he quickly recognized his new home. Sandoval was greeted at his introductory press conference at Fenway Park by a fan wearing a...
  • Red Sox view Sandoval as 'perfect fit'

    The Sports Xchange Red Sox view Sandoval as 'perfect fit' When Pablo Sandoval arrived in Boston early Tuesday, the natives made sure he quickly recognized his new home. The switch-hitting third baseman was greeted at his introductory press conference...
  • Boston's signings of Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval could impact Orioles' offseason

    Boston's signings of Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval could impact Orioles' offseason
    It’s November, and the Boston Red Sox were bad last year, so why wouldn’t they spend all of the money on free agents in order to rectify it? In the span of a a few hours last night and this morning, Boston reportedly agreed to terms with...
  • As baseball's Hot Stove League burns, are Dodgers fiddling around?

    The Boston Red Sox got Hanley Ramirez, and Pablo Sandoval too. The Dodgers got Juan Nicasio. He is a pitcher, given away by the Colorado Rockies, the team most desperate for pitching in all of baseball. It was that kind of Monday in Los Angeles, on...
  • Jon Lester looms larger in wake of reported Red Sox signings

    Jon Lester looms larger in wake of reported Red Sox signings
    Jon Lester remains available in the wake of the Red Sox's stunning signings of free agents Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez. But whether the Cubs should still view the Red Sox as a formidable competitor for Lester is unclear. The Red Sox have committed...
  • In aftermath of FSU shootings, it was easy to root for Seminoles

    In aftermath of FSU shootings, it was easy to root for Seminoles
    TALLAHASSEE — Go, Florida State! Come on, Jameis! Let's go, Jimbo! I don't know about you, but that's what I wanted to yell when the Florida State Seminoles took the field on Saturday against Boston College. And when kicker Roberto Aguayo...
  • Report: Sandoval leaning toward Red Sox offer

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 1: changes headline and lede; includes Padres made Sandoval best offer Report: Sandoval leaning toward Red Sox offer The Boston Red Sox have the best shot at signing free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval...
  • Ron Cook: Pirates are 1 for 2 in big offseason decisions

    The Pirates hit .500 with their latest roster decisions. They were right not to enter the Russell Martin Sweepstakes. They struck out by bringing back A.J. Burnett. Martin is one of baseball's good guys, a true pro whose energy, enthusiasm and...
  • Tim Kawakami: Pablo Sandoval will be sorely missed by Giants

    The Giants will never have another player like Pablo Sandoval nobody as interesting, nobody as confounding, nobody as dietarily challenged, nobody as unpredictable, nobody as versatile, nobody as loud, and almost certainly nobody as great at the plate...