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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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  • Daily Dodger in Review: Josh Beckett comeback derailed by hip injury

    JOSH BECKETT, 34, starting pitcher. Final 2014 stats: 6-6, 2.88 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, .226 opponent batting average, 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings; 5-1 with a 2.28 ERA on the road. Contract status: Retired. The good: On May 25, Beckett completed his...
  • No Gluten, No Chicken, But A Recipe For Happiness

    Rebecca Brown and Nathan Tuttle thought nothing of going to a French restaurant on their first date, even though she couldn't eat gluten, he couldn't eat chicken or turkey and they didn't know the language to translate the menu. It was a challenge they...
  • On The Fly: Politics Find Way Into Super Bowl

    On The Fly: Politics Find Way Into Super Bowl
    Politics have a way of seeping into everything, right? You can add the Super Bowl, too. That's right, Congress — yes Congress — could bring Super Bowl XLIX to a screeching halt if it doesn't get its act together by New Year's Eve. Lauren...
  • Roundup | Tuesday, Dec. 16

    Roundup | Tuesday, Dec. 16
    BOYS BASKETBALL Richmond-Burton trumps Burlington Central Burlington Central has its own force near the basket in 6-5 Ryan Fitzgerald, but Tuesday night in a Big Northern East battle, Richmond-Burton brought along both superior height and numbers to...
  • Yankees re-sign LHP Capuano

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: adds team confirmation and details Yankees re-sign LHP Capuano Left-hander Chris Capuano re-signed with the New York Yankees for one year, the team announced Tuesday. The 36-year-old will receive a one-year, $5 million...
  • Cashman: Rodriguez to compete for Yankees' DH job

    Cashman: Rodriguez to compete for Yankees' DH job
    With third baseman Chase Headley signing a four-year contract with the New York Yankees on Monday, it appears that Alex Rodriguez will be relegated to designated hitter duties when he returns next spring. The 39-year-old Rodriguez sat out last season...
  • MLB roundup: Cabrera signs three-year deal with White Sox

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Cabrera signs three-year deal with White Sox Outfielder Melky Cabrera signed a three-year, $42 million contract with the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. Cabrera will receive $13 million in 2015, $14 million in 2016 and $15...
  • Astros sign SS Lowrie for three years, $23 million

    The Sports Xchange Astros sign SS Lowrie for three years, $23 million Jed Lowrie, whose first stint with the Astros lasted one season, is heading back to Houston for a longer term. The free agent shortstop signed a three-year, $23 million contract with...
  • Lester: World Series is Cubs' goal

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Chicago Cubs - INSIDE PITCH Jon Lester is ready to help bring the Chicago Cubs their first World Series title since 1908. Lester agreed to a six-year, $155 million contract with a record-setting $30 million...
  • INSIDE PITCH

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Houston Astros - INSIDE PITCH Lowrie rejoins Astros as free agent Jed Lowrie, whose first stint with the Astros lasted one season, is heading back to Houston for a longer term. The free agent shortstop signed a...
  • Royals add Morales, Rios to step in for Butler, Aoki

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH First, the Kansas City Royals landed a replacement at designated hitter. In their next order of offseason business, the Royals replaced their right fielder. In as free agent signees...