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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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  • Orioles edge Blue Jays, 1-0, in final game of regular season, prepare to face Tigers

    Orioles edge Blue Jays, 1-0, in final game of regular season, prepare to face Tigers
    TORONTO -- Moments after their 1-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday, the Orioles finally found out who they would face in the American League Division Series. It had been a 12-day wait since the Orioles clinched the AL East. But inside the...
  • On The Fly

    It ended with a chopper over the third baseman's head for a run-scoring infield single. The 3,465th hit of Derek Jeter's career would be his last. Brian McCann pinch-ran for Jeter in the third inning Sunday at Fenway Park, and the Yankees' captain left...
  • Recap: Yankees 9, Red Sox 5

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Yankees 9, Red Sox 5 Yankees 9, Red Sox 5: Derek Jeter closed the curtain on his illustrious career with a run-scoring infield hit in his final at-bat as visiting New York sent their captain into retirement with a victory....
  • Yankees 9, Red Sox 5

    The Sports Xchange By Matthew Carroll, The Sports Xchange Yankees 9, Red Sox 5 BOSTON -- Derek Jeter delivered an RBI single in the final at-bat of his illustrious 20-year career Sunday afternoon, and the New York Yankees finished the season with a 9-5...
  • Yankees 9, Red Sox 5

    Yankees 9, Red Sox 5: Derek Jeter closed the curtain on his illustrious career with a run-scoring infield hit in his final at-bat as visiting New York sent their captain into retirement with a victory. Jeter, who served as the designated hitter, bounced...
  • Game roundup: Zimmermann no-hits Marlins in finale

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 2: adds Yankees-Red Sox Game roundup: Zimmermann no-hits Marlins in finale WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Jordan Zimmermann, in a dazzling tuneup for a post-season start, threw a no-hitter as the National League East champion...
  • Family fun awaits on Florida's west coast

    Family fun awaits on Florida's west coast
    Florida's west coast, including Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Sanibel Island, offers a quick, easy and relatively inexpensive option for a family road trip. Fort Myers Just north of Naples, Fort Myers is a gateway to the Sanibel Island and Cape Coral...
  • Derek Jeter finishes career with RBI single

    Derek Jeter finishes career with RBI single
    BOSTON - Derek Jeter's career came to an end Sunday in Boston and the retiring New York Yankees shortstop left the field for the final time after an RBI single. Jeter was honored by the Red Sox prior to the game and was in the lineup as the designated...
  • Preview: Yankees at Red Sox

    Derek Jeter will spend his final day in a New York Yankees uniform Sunday playing against the host Boston Red Sox in the season finale. Jeter took two at-bats as the designated hitter on Saturday and is expected to do the same on Sunday, though manager...
  • Game roundup: Red Sox blow out Yankees

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 7 -- Final: adds new lede Mariners-Angels, Dodgers Rockies Game roundup: Red Sox blow out Yankees SEATTLE -- Austin Jackson delivered the Seattle Mariners' most important RBI in about a decade, driving in the game-...
  • Preview: Yankees at Red Sox

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Yankees at Red Sox Derek Jeter will spend his final day in a New York Yankees uniform Sunday playing against the host Boston Red Sox in the season finale. Jeter took two at-bats as the designated hitter on Saturday and is...