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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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  • Pedroia goes on Boston disabled list with strained hamstring

    Second baseman Dustin Pedroia was put on the 15-day disabled list by the Boston Red Sox before Thursday's 8-6 loss to Baltimore, a day after straining his right hamstring. Pedroia was hurt rounding first base after his go-ahead, two-run single in the...
  • Major League Baseball Update: Estrada nearly perfect on mound for Toronto Blue Jays

    Major League Baseball Update: Estrada nearly perfect on mound for Toronto Blue Jays
    The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players. Marco Estrada (Glendale Community College, 2003) Toronto Blue Jays pitcher: Estrada is enjoying one of the best stretches of his career, which included flirting with a perfect game in...
  • Red Sox Put Dustin Pedroia On DL; Demote Pitcher Kelly

    Red Sox Put Dustin Pedroia On DL; Demote Pitcher Kelly
    BOSTON — Second baseman Dustin Pedroia was put on the 15-day disabled list by the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, a day after straining right hamstring. Pedroia was hurt rounding first base after his go-ahead, two-run single in the sixth inning of...
  • Orioles rock Eduardo Rodriguez to earn 8-6 win, series victory in Boston

    Orioles rock Eduardo Rodriguez to earn 8-6 win, series victory in Boston
    The first time the Orioles faced former farmhand Eduardo Rodriguez two weeks ago at Camden Yards, their bats were silenced by the 22-year-old lefty for six scoreless innings. As Rodriguez faced the Orioles again Thursday afternoon in Boston, he...
  • Orioles notebook: Mychal Givens sent to Bowie, Adam Jones might not return Friday

    Orioles notebook: Mychal Givens sent to Bowie, Adam Jones might not return Friday
    The Orioles knew they were going to send rookie right-hander Mychal Givens back to the minor leagues before Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, but wrestled with whether they should option the 25-year-old...
  • Sideline Chatter: Guess where America's sweatiest city is � not Seattle

    This honor, you could say, is the pits. Tampa, Fla., beat out Miami and Houston for the crown of America's sweatiest city, according to an Environmental Health & Engineering study. It would've been Seattle, but Fernando Rodney doesn't pitch every day....
  • Baysox wrap up homestand with victory over Rock Cats

    Baysox wrap up homestand with victory over Rock Cats
    The Bowie Baysox wrapped up their longest home stand of the season with a 4-1 win against the New Britain Rock Cats on Friday night. The win also gave them the series win and put them a season-high 11 games over .500 as they went 7-1 during the...
  • On The Fly: Nets Give UConn's Boatright A Shot

    On The Fly: Nets Give UConn's Boatright A Shot
    Ryan Boatright had to sit through two rounds of the draft at the Barclays Center on Thursday night without hearing his name, but he may get the chance to prove all those teams wrong in that very same building. Boatright, the former UConn guard, has hooked...
  • Day Trips from the Lehigh Valley

    DAY TRIPPIN' •"Miracle of Christmas," Sight & Sound Theatre, Shady Maple smorgasboard, Dec. 2. $90. St. Ann's Church, Kay, 484-554-1864. •Country Show, Inn at Best Western, July 8. $65. Lower Lehigh AARP, Doris, 610-966-3653. •"Too...
  • Braves tie in ninth, Nationals win 2-1 in 11 innings

    WASHINGTON Shelby Miller retired the first nine batters he faced for the second consecutive start Wednesday, but this time the Braves ace was just getting warmed up. He recorded 18 outs in the first 18 Washington Nationals that he faced, allowing just...
  • Ortiz homers, Red Sox beat O's 5-1 despite injuries

    The victory was overshadowed by two injuries. That's how things are going for the Boston Red Sox this season. David Ortiz's two-run homer capped a five-run sixth inning and the Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Wednesday night despite losing...