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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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  • Sizemore promoted to Phillies

    The Sports Xchange Sizemore promoted to Phillies Outfielder Grady Sizemore was called up by the Philadelphia Phillies a few weeks after he signed a minor league contract. Sizemore, who was released in June by the Boston Red Sox, was added to the...
  • Orioles comfortable with catching depth

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Baltimore Orioles - INSIDE PITCH BALTIMORE -- When catcher A.J. Pierzynski was designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox earlier this week, the Baltimore Orioles immediately were linked to him because of the...
  • Boston's Lester not worry about contract status

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Boston Red Sox - INSIDE PITCH BOSTON -- Jon Lester's final start before the All-Star break went just like a majority of the others, which is to say, nearly flawlessly. Lester allowed one run over seven innings...
  • Game roundup: Kershaw's scoreless streak ends

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 5 -- final update. Releads with Dodgers-Padres, adds Twins-Mariners Game roundup: Kershaw's scoreless streak ends LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw had his scoreless-innings streak snapped at 41, but he pitched a...
  • Bernie Miklasz: Loss of Yadier Molina a huge blow to Cardinals

    Really, there's no way anyone can put an optimistic spin on the loss of Yadier Molina. Losing the best catcher in the world for the next 8 to 12 weeks with a torn thumb ligament is a horrendous, demoralizing setback for the Cardinals. This could be a...
  • Brazil's World Cup setbacks: It's out of final, Argentina is in it

    Brazil's World Cup setbacks: It's out of final, Argentina is in it
    This hasn't been a very good week for Brazil. First its national team got spanked by Germany, 7-1, in the most lopsided semifinal in World Cup history. Then, 24 hours later, Brazilian soccer fans had to watch hated rival Argentina advance to the final...
  • Some thoughts on the Orioles' trade possibilities, A.J. Pierzynski and more

    Some thoughts on the Orioles' trade possibilities, A.J. Pierzynski and more
    I’ve been talking to several baseball people outside of the Orioles organization for the past week or so about the club's trade possibilities as the July 31 nonwaiver deadline approaches. Everyone basically says the same thing: Dan Duquette will...
  • Cardinals' Molina out 2-3 months

    ST. LOUIS — All-Star catcher Yadier Molina is expected to miss at least eight weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a torn thumb ligament. The St. Louis Cardinals announced the procedure would take place Friday. Molina left Wednesday night's...
  • Sports Legends Museum to host Babe Ruth 100th anniversary auction

    Sports Legends Museum to host Babe Ruth 100th anniversary auction
    Babe Ruth made his major league debut for the Boston Red Sox 100 years ago Friday, tossing seven innings and allowing two earned runs in a 4-3 win over the Cleveland Naps. A century and one day later, in the Great Bambino's hometown of Baltimore, an...
  • Half-season awards: Trout clear MVP

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: MLB Insider Column Half-season awards: Trout clear MVP One of baseball's many quirks is that it does not delineate the first half and second half of the season at the midway point...
  • Orioles send starter Norris to Bowie, recall reliever Guilmet

    Orioles send starter Norris to Bowie, recall reliever Guilmet
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter wants right-hander Bud Norris to resume a standard pitching routine now that he’s returned from the 15-day disabled list. So, because of the All-Star break next week, it means Norris’ next start won’t...