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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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  • Dan Duquette focusing on 'pitching depth' at trade deadline and other Orioles notes

    Dan Duquette focusing on 'pitching depth' at trade deadline and other Orioles notes
    With the nonwaiver trade deadline approaching Thursday afternoon, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette reiterated Tuesday that he expects to improve his team, but he doesn’t want to do it at the expense of jettisoning his top prospects....
  • Rays 5, Brewers 1

    The Sports Xchange Rays 5, Brewers 1 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Alex Cobb stifled the Milwaukee Brewers for eight innings and Ben Zobrist provided all the offense the Tampa Bay Rays needed on Tuesday at Tropicana Field, knocking in the tying and eventual...
  • All this Dodgers deadline trade talk is absolutely draining

    Can it be Thursday, please? At 1 p.m. with deals done or not done? At some point do you stop caring and just want it over? The nonwaiver trading deadline draws near, just not near enough. This is the time of year when rumors fly, dip low and then go...
  • Blue Jays 4, Red Sox 2

    The Sports Xchange Blue Jays 4, Red Sox 2 BOSTON -- Toronto Blue Jays rookie right-hander Marcus Stroman picked up where he left off in his last outing -- handcuffing the Boston Red Sox. It was a rematch of his last outing, opposed by Boston right-...
  • Game roundup: Phillies' Hamels shuts down Mets

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 1: seven games, later games to follow Game roundup: Phillies' Hamels shuts down Mets NEW YORK -- Left-hander Cole Hamels concluded an impressive July by throwing eight shutout innings, and second baseman Chase...
  • MLB roundup: Jays acquire Valencia from Royals

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Jays acquire Valencia from Royals The Toronto Blue Jays acquired Danny Valencia from the Kansas City Royals on Monday in exchange for catcher Erik Kratz and right-hander Liam Hendriks. Valencia, 29, is joining his fifth...
  • Rays' Archer not backing off comments about Boston's Ortiz

    The Sports Xchange Rays' Archer not backing off comments about Boston's Ortiz ST. PETERSBURG -- One day after delivering the latest parting shot in the growing Rays-Red Sox rivalry, Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Chris Archer insists he's not mad at Red...
  • Game roundup: Melky homers twice, Jays rip Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: will be updated with additional games Game roundup: Melky homers twice, Jays rip Red Sox BOSTON -- Melky Cabrera homered from each side of the plate and drove in five runs, knuckleballer R.A. Dickey baffled Boston for...
  • Cabrera hits two homers in Jays' rout

    The Sports Xchange Cabrera hits two homers in Jays' rout BOSTON -- The Toronto Blue Jays have more than paid back the Boston Red Sox for a lopsided loss last week. Melky Cabrera homered from each side of the plate and drove in five runs,...
  • Blue Jays 14, Red Sox 1

    The Sports Xchange Blue Jays 14, Red Sox 1 BOSTON -- Melky Cabrera homered from each side of the plate and drove in five runs, knuckleballer R.A. Dickey baffled Boston for seven innings and the Toronto Blue Jays posted a 14-1 win over the fading Red Sox...
  • MLB Note - Colorado Rockies Stubbs, Drew - Part 2

    Part 2 : continues.... ----------------------------------------------- RHP Phil Hughes threw a bullpen and is feeling better after being hit in the right leg by a line drive on Thursday. He is on track to start Wednesday. -------------------------------...