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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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  • MLB roundup: Six teams interested in Lester

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Six teams interested in Lester At least six teams are interested in free agent pitcher Jon Lester, Fox Sports reported Sunday. The Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs are considered the favorites to land the left-handed...
  • Reports: Red Sox wooing Hanley Ramirez

    The Sports Xchange Reports: Red Sox wooing Hanley Ramirez The Boston Red Sox are making a bid to rework the left half of their infield. In addition to offering a big contract to free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval, Boston is negotiating with free...
  • White Sox to sign Adam LaRoche to two-year deal

    White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said Tuesday that a left-handed, middle-of-the-order bat appeared on the club’s list of offseason needs, and three days later the Sox were ready to cross it off their list. The Sox are expected to make their...
  • Cubs put C.J. Edwards on roster and keep spot open for Jon Lester

    Cubs put C.J. Edwards on roster and keep spot open for Jon Lester
    The Cubs left room for Jon Lester in case the marquee free-agent left-hander signs with them even as they added pitching prospect C.J. Edwards to their 40-man roster before Thursday night's deadline. The addition of Edwards, 23, who has struck out 294...
  • MLB roundup: Marlins going after LaRoche, Shields

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Marlins going after LaRoche, Shields The Miami Marlins, who signed outfielder Giancarlo Stanton to a record 13-year, $325 million contract this week, have reportedly made free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche a two-year...
  • On The Fly: Suzy Whaley Still Breaking Barriers

    On The Fly: Suzy Whaley Still Breaking Barriers
    Suzy Whaley, known for breaking barriers before, did it again when she was elected secretary, becoming the first female officer in PGA of America history. The resident of Farmington also is the first person from the Connecticut Section PGA to be an...
  • Orioles make three more minor league signings

    The Orioles added three more minor league free agents to the organization Friday, announcing the signings of infielder Paul Janish, right-hander Terry Doyle and outfielder Quincy Latimore. Janish also will receive an invitation to major league spring...
  • 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: Red Sox offered Sandoval $95 million

    The Sports Xchange Report: Red Sox offered Sandoval $95 million The Boston Red Sox offered free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval a five-year, $95 million contract, according to the Boston Globe. Sandoval was in Boston early in the week to meet with...
  • 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...
  • MLB roundup: Sandoval leaning toward Red Sox offer

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Sandoval leaning toward Red Sox offer The Boston Red Sox have the best shot at signing free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval despite a better offer from the San Diego Padres, according to the San Francisco Chronicle....