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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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  • Lester: World Series is Cubs' goal

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Chicago Cubs - INSIDE PITCH Jon Lester is ready to help bring the Chicago Cubs their first World Series title since 1908. Lester agreed to a six-year, $155 million contract with a record-setting $30 million...
  • INSIDE PITCH

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Houston Astros - INSIDE PITCH Lowrie rejoins Astros as free agent Jed Lowrie, whose first stint with the Astros lasted one season, is heading back to Houston for a longer term. The free agent shortstop signed a...
  • New York Yankees - TeamReport

    MLB Team Report - New York Yankees - INSIDE PITCH Yankees re-sign Headley; Rodriguez moves to DH The New York Yankees solidified their infield Dec. 15, re-signing switch-hitting third baseman Chase Headley to a four-year contract reportedly worth $52...
  • Royals add Morales, Rios to step in for Butler, Aoki

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH First, the Kansas City Royals landed a replacement at designated hitter. In their next order of offseason business, the Royals replaced their right fielder. In as free agent signees...
  • Jon Lester believes in Cubs' mission for a World Series

    Jon Lester believes in Cubs' mission for a World Series
    As a minor league pitcher, Jon Lester arrived too late to fully enjoy the Red Sox's first World Series title in 86 years in 2004. But after discussions with team officials and former players, Lester wasn't about to pass up what he sees as a chance to...
  • Jon Lester buys Cubs' pitch of being part of something historic

    Jon Lester buys Cubs' pitch of being part of something historic
    The Cubs' wooing of Jon Lester had absolutely nothing to do with Ronnie Woo-Woo, and was a perfect example of knowing your client's needs and his comfort zone. All the contenders were offering more money than Lester could spend in 100 lifetimes. But...
  • Lester buys in for Cubs' World Series plan

    The Sports Xchange Lester buys in for Cubs' World Series plan The Chicago Cubs formally introduced Jon Lester on Monday and the left-handed pitcher said he is ready to help bring the team its first World Series since 1908. Lester signed a six-year,...
  • Hawks' Nwakamma Named America East Men's Player Of Week

    Nwakamma Wins Award Hartford senior forward Mark Nwakamma, who averaged 20.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Hawks, was named America East men's basketball player of the week. ... Shannon Samuels of UMass Lowell, a senior guard from...
  • MLB roundup: Nationals, Harper agree on two-year deal

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Nationals, Harper agree on two-year deal The Washington Nationals and outfielder Bryce Harper avoided a grievance hearing by agreeing to a two-year, $7.5 million contract. The two sides were scheduled to have a grievance...
  • Cubs agree to one-year deal with Jason Motte

    The Cubs will have to make room on their 40-man roster once free-agent reliever Jason Motte passes a physical examination, and changes could be coming in the bullpen. Motte, 32, was one of the hardest throwers in the National League before suffering a...
  • Arizona Diamondbacks - PlayerWatch

    SS Raymel Flores, RHP Rubby De La Rosa and RHP Allen Webster were acquired by Arizona from Boston in exchange for LHP Wade Miley in a deal that was finalized Dec. 12. RHP Myles Smith was traded by the Red Sox to the Diamondbacks in exchange for RHP...