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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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  • Baltimore Orioles - TeamReport

    MLB Team Report - Baltimore Orioles - INSIDE PITCH BALTIMORE - Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter now has to deal with a task that most skippers would love -- how to move around his lineup while giving starters some rest before the playoffs....
  • Ortiz reaches some Red Sox milestones

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Boston Red Sox - INSIDE PITCH BALTIMORE -- So much has gone wrong for the Boston Red Sox in 2014. Just one year after winning the World Series, the Red Sox will have a losing season and are going to end up as one...
  • Red Sox 5, Orioles 3 (10 innings)

    The Sports Xchange By Jeff Seidel, The Sports Xchange Red Sox 5, Orioles 3 (10 innings) BALTIMORE-David Ortiz hit his second homer of the game, a two-run shot in the top of the 10th inning, to give the Boston Red Sox a 5-3 victory over the Baltimore...
  • Ortiz reaches milestones in Red Sox win

    The Sports Xchange By Jeff Seidel, The Sports Xchange Ortiz reaches milestones in Red Sox win BALTIMORE -- David Ortiz made a little bit of history and helped the Boston Red Sox to an extra-inning victory Friday night. Ortiz hit his second homer of...
  • Could Clayton Kershaw be special enough for MVP?

    Could Clayton Kershaw be special enough for MVP?
    With the postseason looming and big-market teams like the Yankees, Red Sox and Phillies about to go home, it's up to the Dodgers to save October. They don't have the best record and they may not have lived up to anyone's preseason expectations, but with...
  • Around MLB

    Around MLB
    American League Central Division White Sox: Paul Konerko's classy farewell the only real reason to watch the Sox in final week of September. Indians: After winning AL Manager of the Year in 2013, Terry Francona guides Indians to 2014 implosion....
  • Orioles pregame notes on Lazaro Leyva, Manny Machado, Chris Davis and Nick Markakis

    Orioles pregame notes on Lazaro Leyva, Manny Machado, Chris Davis and Nick Markakis
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter came into his office during Thursday’s day off to prepare for this weekend’s series against the Boston Red Sox, only to find someone cleaning his office carpet after Tuesday night’s American League East-...
  • Orioles, Red Sox lineups not brimming with key players

    Orioles, Red Sox lineups not brimming with key players
    The Orioles' lineup for Friday night's game against the Boston Red Sox looks more like it is ready for Fort Myers, Fla., in March than Camden Yards in September. That's what happens when you clinch your division with a week-plus to play, I suppose. No...
  • Sideline Chatter: About 100,000 reasons to hate the Eagles

    Think the Colts felt bad about blowing a two-touchdown lead in the second half? Imagine the man who picked 15 straight NFL winners on a $5 bet in the Delaware Sports Lottery last weekend only to see his $100,000 windfall evaporate Monday night when the...
  • Looking back at the Orioles' long-shot odds to win the AL East

    Looking back at the Orioles' long-shot odds to win the AL East
    Even though the Orioles have the ability to win the American League East by the largest margin in years, they were a longshot to win the division before the season began. When online bookmaker Bovada released its first 2014 baseball futures odds, the...
  • It's the Orioles' turn to fly [Letter]

    It's the Orioles' turn to fly [Letter]
    I have a few observations as Baltimore basks in the glow of their American League East Division Championship, their first in 17 years ("Orioles magic returns," Sept. 17). At the ripe age of 60, I finally got the chance a few weeks ago to see a ball game...