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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

Top Boston Red Sox Articles

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  • Game roundup: Pirates win game, lose two players

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Second update: Adds Red Sox-Blue Jays, Twins-Royals Game roundup: Pirates win game, lose two players PITTSBURGH -- Ike Davis' pinch-hit, three-run home run in the eighth inning lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-2...
  • Red Sox score seven runs in 11th to defeat Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange By Larry Millson, The Sports Xchange Red Sox score seven runs in 11th to defeat Blue Jays TORONTO -- Mike Napoli said it did not feel very good when he was dinged in the helmet by a pitch from R.A. Dickey in the fifth inning on...
  • Mariners shut out by Rangers

    SEATTLE Had you never heard of Texas Rangers starting pitcher Miles Mikolas before he handcuffed the Seattle Mariners on Monday night, you were not alone. Here is your primer: He's 26 years old. He's in his first season as a starter in the major leagues....
  • Cardinals C Molina might return this week

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange Cardinals C Molina might return this week PITTSBURGH -- Yadier Molina might be back in the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup by the end of week, much sooner than originally expected. The star catcher...
  • Boston closer Uehara not getting job done of late

    The Sports Xchange By Larry Millson, The Sports Xchange Boston closer Uehara not getting job done of late TORONTO -- Koji Uehara is proving to be human after all. His success last season after he took over the closer's role for the Red Sox was a major...
  • Angels' Hamilton shows offensive improvement -- on road

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Los Angeles Angels - INSIDE PITCH ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Josh Hamilton is breaking out of his extended slump. The Los Angeles Angels left fielder went 6-for-16 with two homers and eight RBIs during the final five...
  • Cardinals C Molina might be back this week

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - St. Louis Cardinals - INSIDE PITCH PITTSBURGH -- Yadier Molina might be back in the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup by the end of week, much sooner than originally expected. The star catcher is scheduled to report to...
  • Red Sox pull out 10th-inning win over Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange By Larry Millson, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: rewords lede sentence Red Sox pull out 10th-inning win over Blue Jays TORONTO -- Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara could not provide the relief from an eight-game losing streak on...
  • Red Sox Blow Lead In 9th, But Beat Blue Jays In 10

    Red Sox Blow Lead In 9th, But Beat Blue Jays In 10
    Yoenis Cespedes hit a go-ahead RBI single in the 10th inning as the Boston Red Sox topped the Blue Jays 4-3 in the opener of a three-game set.  Brock Holt reached on an infield single against Aaron Sanchez (2-1) with one out in the 10th, stole second...
  • FLASHBACK: In 1984, Parkland beats Dieruff for first time on football field

    FLASHBACK: In 1984, Parkland beats Dieruff for first time on football field
    A weekly look back at sports in the Lehigh Valley, in anniversaries of multiples of five years. August 25 1984—Mike Collier collects three hits, including a home run, and Allentown beats West Bethelhem 5-3 for its fifth straight Blue Mountain...
  • Game roundup: Longoria, Rays top Jays in 10

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 4: adds Angels-A's; final update; will stand Game roundup: Longoria, Rays top Jays in 10 TORONTO -- Evan Longoria singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays held on to defeat the...