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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 Can't Finish Sweep, Lose 10-5 To Nationals

    Red Sox Can't Finish Sweep, Lose 10-5 To Nationals
    BOSTON (AP) — The questions about Boston's starting rotation have surfaced already. Wade Miley became the second straight starter to struggle, allowing seven runs in just 2 1-3 innings in his Fenway Park debut. Washington's 10-5 win Wednesday...
  • White Sox ease to victory after scary moment for Indians pitcher

    White Sox ease to victory after scary moment for Indians pitcher
    CLEVELAND — Carlos Carrasco lay face down off the mound for a few intense minutes Tuesday night at Progressive Field, surrounded by trainers concerned after the Indians right-hander took a Melky Cabrera line drive to the face. Carrasco, who...
  • Sideline Chatter: This golfer waved bye-bye to any luck of the Irish

    Great golf shot. Bad timing. Jimmy Bye, 61, hit a hole-in-one March 17 for the second consecutive day at Tonto Verde in Rio Verde, Ariz. then racked up nearly a $1,000 bar tab in two hours buying celebratory drinks in the clubhouse. "The place already...
  • Yankees reliever Andrew Miller says time with O's was 'most fun I've ever had playing baseball'

    Yankees reliever Andrew Miller says time with O's was 'most fun I've ever had playing baseball'
    When New York Yankees left-hander Andrew Miller took the mound in the eighth inning Monday with one on, one out and his club clinging to a one-run lead, he wasn't nostalgic. He wasn't considering that the guys in the batter's box were his teammates just a...
  • On The Fly: Remembering Marathon Bombings

    On The Fly: Remembering Marathon Bombings
    April 15, 2013, 2:49 p.m.: The first of two bombs goes off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Church bells will ring at that time throughout the city Wednesday. And citizens are asked to spread goodwill on what Mayor Marty Walsh is declaring...
  • Aaron Harang solid in Phillies debut, 4-2 win over Red Sox

    PHILADELPHIA An 86 mph fastball smacked into Carlos Ruiz' mitt and Aaron Harang's regular-season debut with his eighth major-league team was underway. The journeyman was brought to Philadelphia to eat innings in a rebuilding season, but for much of...
  • On The Fly: A Great Weekend To Be A Sports Fan

    On The Fly: A Great Weekend To Be A Sports Fan
    The weekend appears to have something for all: Opening Day of trout season Saturday (6 a.m.); the UConn spring football game Saturday (3 p.m., gates open at noon); the first big golf event of the season, the Masters (final round Sunday, CBS); the NCAA...
  • Cubs find help from all corners in improving to 4-2

     Cubs find help from all corners in improving to 4-2
    Jorge Soler took Jon Lester off the hook with two impressive home runs Monday night. And if not for a lingering injury to Tommy La Stella that raises the possibility of Kris Bryant getting promoted, Arismendy Alcantara wouldn't have had the...
  • Betts, Ortiz Homer As Red Sox Win Home Opener 9-4 Over Nats

    Betts, Ortiz Homer As Red Sox Win Home Opener 9-4 Over Nats
    BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts took away a two-run homer with a leaping catch. He stole two bases on the same pitch. Then he hit a three-run homer. All in the first two innings. Boston's athletic, young leadoff hitter and center fielder thrilled the...
  • No damper on local O's fans' optimism

    BALTIMORE - Around this time last year, Fred Boerste stood on Eutaw Street and made a bold prediction. "This is our year," the Odenton fan said. "The Orioles are going to win 92 games. Write that down because I'm betting right now it's going to happen."...
  • Today in History

    Today is Tuesday, April 14, the 104th day of 2015. There are 261 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth during a performance of "Our American...