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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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  • Red Sox pull out 10th-inning win over Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange By Larry Millson, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: rewords lede sentence Red Sox pull out 10th-inning win over Blue Jays TORONTO -- Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara could not provide the relief from an eight-game losing streak on...
  • Game roundup: Burnett ends skid as Phillies defeat Nationals

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 2: Adds A's-Astros; more to come Game roundup: Burnett ends skid as Phillies defeat Nationals PHILADELPHIA -- A.J. Burnett pitched seven strong innings to snap a personal six-game losing streak on Monday night,...
  • Surging Cardinals hold off Pirates

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: updates third and 13th grafs with late results Surging Cardinals hold off Pirates PITTSBURGH -- After nearly 4 1/2 months of inconsistency, the St. Louis Cardinals finally are...
  • Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 3 (10 innings)

    The Sports Xchange By Larry Millson, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: rewords lede sentence Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 3 (10 innings) TORONTO -- Yoenis Cespedes singled with two outs in the 10th inning to score the go-ahead run as the Boston Red Sox...
  • Red Sox Blow Lead In 9th, But Beat Blue Jays In 10

    Red Sox Blow Lead In 9th, But Beat Blue Jays In 10
    Yoenis Cespedes hit a go-ahead RBI single in the 10th inning as the Boston Red Sox topped the Blue Jays 4-3 in the opener of a three-game set.  Brock Holt reached on an infield single against Aaron Sanchez (2-1) with one out in the 10th, stole second...
  • Game roundup: Beltran homers in Yankees victory

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 6: adds Reds-Braves, Dodgers-Mets and Cardinals-Phillies; more to come Game roundup: Beltran homers in Yankees victory NEW YORK -- Carlos Beltran hit a home run in his return from a brief absence and Martin Prado...
  • Workman Falters As Mariners Score 7 In 4th To Rally Past Red Sox

    Workman Falters As Mariners Score 7 In 4th To Rally Past Red Sox
    Dustin Ackley hit a three-run homer as visiting Seattle scored seven times in the fourth inning to overcome a three-run deficit for the second straight day and beat the Red Sox 7-3 Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park. Chris Denorfia had an RBI double and...
  • Rating each of the major league ballparks

    The San Francisco Giants trail the Dodgers in the National League West standings, but they are second to none in one category: home ballpark. According to Los Angeles Times sportswriters Kevin Baxter, Mike DiGiovanna, Dylan Hernandez and Bill Shaikin,...
  • With Manny Machado out, Orioles come to a crossroads in postseason philosophy

    With Manny Machado out, Orioles come to a crossroads in postseason philosophy
    Now that it has become clear the Orioles will be without third baseman Manny Machado for the remainder of the season, the club's front office is going to have to decide just how confident it is in the ability of the current roster to hold on to the top...
  • Marlins hope Saltalamacchia sustains recent success

    Jarrod Saltalamacchia has reached that point where his batting average no longer is relevant. That's not to say the .229 mark he took into Saturday night's game against the Rockies doesn't bother him. It's just no longer productive to dwell on it,...
  • Dustin Ackley's 3-run homer sends Mariners past Red Sox, 7-3

    BOSTON This time they didn't wait until their final out to mount a rally. This time the Mariners dispensed with the drama early. After falling behind 3-0 for the second straight day, Seattle exploded for seven runs in the fourth inning against Boston...