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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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  • Pearce sits out again (notes on Navarro, Hardy, Wieters, Clevenger)

    Pearce sits out again (notes on Navarro, Hardy, Wieters, Clevenger)
       Orioles infielder/outfielder Steve Pearce isn’t in the starting lineup Friday, the fifth time in six games in which he has not started. Pearce said he is perfectly healthy -– he just has felt lost at the plate and has been given time to...
  • Former Terps guard Dez Wells hopes to avoid infamy with O's ceremonial first pitch

    Former Terps guard Dez Wells hopes to avoid infamy with O's ceremonial first pitch
    Former Maryland men's basketball star Dez Wells often played well before big crowds. During his three seasons with the Terps, Wells brought fans at Xfinity Center to their feet to cheer his dunks and quieted fans on the road as he carried the Terps to...
  • Commission: PawSox stadium meeting will be open to public

    The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission in Rhode Island says a meeting about a proposed new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox will be open to the public, after initially being scheduled as a private session. The state agency announced Friday that...
  • Community News for East Hartford edition

    Goodwin College Dance Party EAST HARTFORD - Goodwin College Women's Events Committee is sponsoring a Dance Party - Scholarship Fundraiser will be held Friday, May 8, from 7 – 11 p.m., in the Rentschler Field Ballroom. Cost is $40 per person, $150...
  • Short starts aren't helping Orioles in season's early going

    Short starts aren't helping Orioles in season's early going
    When the Orioles arrived back in Baltimore early Friday morning, I wonder whether they were welcomed home by a falling sky. There’s no mistaking the Orioles' play for good baseball. When things aren’t going well, there are many things you...
  • Orioles infielder Ryan Flaherty possibly heading to disabled list with groin strain

    Orioles infielder Ryan Flaherty possibly heading to disabled list with groin strain
    Through the season's first three weeks, the Orioles' middle infield already had been wrecked by injuries. Now the team could be forced to add infielder Ryan Flaherty to a growing list of players on the 15-day disabled list. Flaherty suffered a right...
  • Taking the Kids -- and having a souvenir strategy

    Taking the Kids -- and having a souvenir strategy
    How Many? How much? When? After "are we there yet?" the next questions, and unfortunately ones that last the entire vacation, have to do with souvenirs. And it doesn't matter if your kids are five or 15. They all want to know: How many souvenirs can...
  • Celtics Aren't Intimidated, Just Overmatched

    Celtics Aren't Intimidated, Just Overmatched
    BOSTON — After Game 2 of this opening-round series, after the Cavaliers had done the expected and taken both games in Cleveland, Jae Crowder was asked if he found 7-foot Russian Timofey Mozgov intimidating. "Nobody on their team is intimidating,"...
  • Rivera Has RBI Single In 9th, Rays Beat Red Sox 2-1

    Rivera Has RBI Single In 9th, Rays Beat Red Sox 2-1
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rene Rivera had a run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Thursday night. Allan Dykstra opened the ninth with a single off Anthony Varvaro (0-1). Pinch-...
  • Giants plan personal ring presentations for Sandoval, Morse in May

    SAN FRANCISCO Despite a fair share of spring sniping from Pablo Sandoval, the Giants aren't going to ship him his World Series ring via registered mail. They hope to personally present Sandoval with his prize on May 10, when the Boston Red Sox travel...
  • Friday: Nationals at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.

    Friday: Nationals at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
    Nationals at Marlins When/where: 7:10 p.m., Marlins Park, Miami On the mound RHP Mat Latos (0-3, 10.24) vs. RHP Jordan Zimmermann (1-2, 6.14): Latos had his most effective of three outings so far, holding the Mets to two runs and six hits in five...