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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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  • MLB roundup: Tanaka apologizes for injury

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Tanaka apologizes for injury Japanese pitching sensation Masahiro Tanaka apologized Friday to the New York Yankees, his teammates and fans for being sidelined by a partially torn ligament in his right elbow. Tanaka,...
  • TV This Week July 13 - 19: 'Masters of Sex' on Showtime

    TV This Week July 13 - 19: 'Masters of Sex' on Showtime
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 13 - 19, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SUNDAY Two national soccer teams (Germany and...
  • White Sox drop 3rd game in a row

    CLEVELAND — People wearing LeBron James gear mingled in bars and huddled in groups chanting "LBJ" at TV cameras near Progressive Field on Friday afternoon. Thanks to James' return to the Cavaliers, the White Sox encountered a lively mood in...
  • Red Sox 8, Astros 3

    The Sports Xchange By MoiseKapenda Bower, The Sports Xchange Red Sox 8, Astros 3 HOUSTON -- David Ortiz delivered a bases-clearing double to cap a five-run sixth inning as the Boston Red Sox provided right-hander John Lackey ample run support to...
  • Five-Run Sixth Helps Carry Red Sox Past Astros

    HOUSTON -- David Ortiz delivered a bases-clearing double to cap a five-run sixth inning as the Boston Red Sox provided right-hander John Lackey ample run support to overcome his command woes in an 8-3 victory over the Astros on Friday night at Minute Maid...
  • Game roundup: Trout's homer helps Angels stay hot

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 2: adds two games; late games to follow Game roundup: Trout's homer helps Angels stay hot ARLINGTON, Texas -- All-Star center fielder Mike Trout drilled a home run and starting pitcher Garrett Richards went seven...
  • Philadelphia Phillies - TeamReport

    MLB Team Report - Philadelphia Phillies - INSIDE PITCH PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Grady Sizemore is again hitting the reset button on his career -- a career that once seemed so promising, but is now marked by uncertainty. A...
  • In sports, some feuds can be set aside if only briefly

    In sports, some feuds can be set aside if only briefly
    In some cases, bad blood comes with an expiration date. LeBron James is headed back to Cleveland to play for owner Dan Gilbert. That might have been unthinkable four years ago, when James announced he was taking his talents to South Beach to play for...
  • Youngsters help Red Sox win third straight

    The Sports Xchange By MoiseKapenda Bower, The Sports Xchange Youngsters help Red Sox win third straight HOUSTON -- Three games is too modest a winning streak to stir much excitement in a veteran club like the Boston Red Sox. What does spark enthusiasm,...
  • Recap: Red Sox 8, Astros 3

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Red Sox 8, Astros 3 Red Sox 8, Astros 3: Christian Vazquez went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored in his second career game to help visiting Boston knock off Houston. David Ortiz added a three-run double, Dustin...
  • First ball Babe Ruth hit out of Yankee Stadium up for auction

    First ball Babe Ruth hit out of Yankee Stadium up for auction
    The first baseball whacked over the fence at Yankee Stadium by legendary home run king Babe Ruth goes on auction on Saturday in his home town of Baltimore, part of a celebration marking the 100th anniversary of his storied major league career. The...