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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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  • LEADING OFF: Big Papi dehydrated, Walker dazzles

    A look at the highlights of what's happening all around spring training in Florida and Arizona today: ___ PAPI PAUSE Red Sox slugger David Ortiz won't be in the lineup against Toronto. The Boston designated hitter is out for at least a couple of days...
  • Giants' Angel Pagan sidelined with more back problems

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. The Giants are officially in worry mode regarding outfielder Angel Pagan. The 33-year-old Pagan, who hasn't played since Saturday and had to be scratched from the lineup for three straight days, had a pain-killing injection to relieve...
  • Cubs ace Jon Lester buys North Side house for $3.8 million

     Cubs ace Jon Lester buys North Side house for $3.8 million
    Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester has paid $3.8 million for a five-bedroom, 7,000-square-foot house on the North Side, according to sources close to the deal. Lester joins fellow pitcher Jason Hammel in becoming the only two Cubs to own homes...
  • East Hartford edition community news

    East Hartford Adult and Continuing Education awarded mini-grant EAST HARTFORD - East Hartford Adult and Continuing Education was recently awarded a $500 mini-grant from the East Hartford School Business Partnerships to host two "Community Reading and...
  • Ex-Orioles prospect Eduardo Rodriguez throws three perfect innings in Red Sox win

    Ex-Orioles prospect Eduardo Rodriguez throws three perfect innings in Red Sox win
    Former Orioles pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez, who was dealt to the Boston Red Sox at the trade deadline last year, threw three perfect innings in a 7-6 win over his old team Saturday. Rodriguez retired all nine Orioles hitters he faced, striking...
  • LEADING OFF: Rusney Castillo ready, Giants get needed break

    A look at the highlights of what's happening all around spring training in Florida and Arizona today: ___ HERE HE GOES Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo is expected to begin playing in minor league games. He's been out because of an oblique injury....
  • What's A Yard Goat? It's A Baseball Team Coming To Hartford

    What's A Yard Goat? It's A Baseball Team Coming To Hartford
    HARTFORD — When professional baseball returns to Hartford in 2016, it will be in the form of a Yard Goat. Say it out loud, baseball fans: Hartford Yard Goats. The New Britain Rock Cats announced at a Wednesday afternoon press conference at...
  • Arismendy Alcantara's versatility lifts Welington Castillo's roster chances

    Arismendy Alcantara's versatility lifts Welington Castillo's roster chances
    MESA, Ariz. — The versatility the Cubs' catchers lack is offset by the flexibility of Arismendy Alcantara. The latter asset might allow the Cubs to carry three catchers on the opening-day roster if they cannot trade Welington Castillo for what...
  • Monday's recap: Padres 7, Cubs 0

    Monday's recap: Padres 7, Cubs 0
    The summary Jon Lester said his location was lacking in the bullpen, and it showed as he lasted only 31/3 innings. Lester issued his first walk of the spring to Derek Norris, and former Red Sox teammate Will Middlebrooks followed with a double off the...
  • Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has torn elbow ligament

    Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has a torn elbow ligament, a blow to a team hoping to compete for the playoffs following Matt Harvey's return from Tommy John surgery. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Wheeler has a complete tear, all but guaranteeing...
  • Orioles Rule 5 pick Jason Garcia recovering from hamstring injury

    Orioles Rule 5 pick Jason Garcia recovering from hamstring injury
    Orioles Rule 5 pick Jason Garcia, who hasn’t pitched in a week after tweaking his left hamstring, is slated to throw a bullpenĀ session Tuesday. Garcia said the injury – which occurred on the final pitch of his outingĀ last Tuesday –...