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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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  • Jake Peavy still pushing for postseason breakthrough

    ST. LOUIS — This would've been as good a time as any for Jake Peavy to prove he's a big-game pitcher. With free agency beckoning and a second straight chance under the October spotlight, the Giants right-hander went into Game 2 of the National...
  • Giants head home after road split

    The Sports Xchange By Bucky Dent, The Sports Xchange Giants head home after road split ST. LOUIS -- During a 2014 postseason in which road teams are enjoying more success than home teams, the San Francisco Giants tried to get greedy Sunday night in...
  • Preview: Giants at Cardinals

    The San Francisco Giants look for their eighth consecutive postseason road victory when they visit the St. Louis Cardinals in Sunday's Game 2 of the National League Championship Series. San Francisco won the opener 3-0 behind 7 2/3 stellar innings from...
  • Report: Giants interested in re-signing Peavy

    The Sports Xchange Report: Giants interested in re-signing Peavy The Giants are interested in re-signing right-handed starter Jake Peavy, the Boston Globe reported. According to the report, Peavy, 33, could possibly command a three-year free-agent...
  • MLB roundup: Vargas to start Game 4 for Royals

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Vargas to start Game 4 for Royals Left-hander Jason Vargas will start for the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of the American League championship series on Tuesday. It could be the series clincher as the Royals lead the...
  • Leftover Orioles notes from ALCS opener, looking ahead to Game 2

    Leftover Orioles notes from ALCS opener, looking ahead to Game 2
    As you’d expect if you’ve paid attention to reliever Darren O’Day over the years, the veteran sidearmer was waiting by his locker to answer questions Friday night after he gave up two runs, including the key, tie-breaking homer to Alex...
  • Letters: The fall of the Dodgers and Angels

    Letters: The fall of the Dodgers and Angels
    The Dodgers and Angels have clearly shown us that regular-season records and inflated payrolls, regardless of how impressive, do not make champions. Championships are earned in the postseason, and happen when each individual player performs to his maximum...
  • NLCS notebook: Peavy in comfortable surroundings

    The Sports Xchange By Bucky Dent, The Sports Xchange NLCS notebook: Peavy in comfortable surroundings ST. LOUIS -- Reunited, and it feels so good. It's not only a song lyric, but it's how Jake Peavy feels about pitching for Bruce Bochy again. The...
  • Two homers in 10th lift Royals to 8-6 victory

    Two homers in 10th lift Royals to 8-6 victory
    BALTIMORE — It may have been force of habit, but Orioles fans started booing Friday night when the public address announcer began the pregame introductions for the Royals. The American League Championship Series that no one saw coming last March...
  • Trainer Rick Smith, Angels fixer-upper, is in the house — for 37 years

    Trainer Rick Smith, Angels fixer-upper, is in the house — for 37 years
    Rick Smith gulps black coffee from a travel mug as he bounces past the empty training room's treatment tables and wall-sized photos of former players deep under Angel Stadium. A slender man with gray whiskers and a quick smile, Smith is wrapped in a 5-...
  • Jon Lester: Oakland A's lefty at his best in big games

    KANSAS CITY Texas general manager Jon Daniels came into the chaos of a celebratory A's clubhouse Sunday wanting to offer congratulations to manager Bob Melvin and some of Melvin's troops. One of the players Daniels made a point of tracking down was...