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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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  • Lester show his value in A's win

    The Sports Xchange By Eric Gilmore, The Sports Xchange Lester show his value in A's win OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland A's thought they were getting a big-game pitcher, someone they could rely on down the stretch, when they acquired left-hander Jon...
  • Game roundup: Betran homers in Yankees victory

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 3: adds Diamondbacks-Padres, Indians-Astros and Pirates-Brewers; more to come Game roundup: Betran homers in Yankees victory NEW YORK -- Carlos Beltran hit a home run in his return from a brief absence and Martin...
  • On The Fly: Drummond Deserving Of USA Roster Spot

    Andre Drummond was selected to fill the 12th and final spot on the USA Basketball roster. It's a great accomplishment for the man from Middletown, who attended Capital Prep-Hartford, St. Thomas More and UConn before going to the NBA. "Maybe it kind of...
  • The Times' baseball rankings

    The Times' baseball rankings
    Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games: 1. WASHINGTON: Masters of the big finish, with five walkoff wins in six games. (6) 2. BALTIMORE: On pace for its biggest AL East margin since 1971, when Orioles...
  • Rating each of the major league ballparks

    The San Francisco Giants trail the Dodgers in the National League West standings, but they are second to none in one category: home ballpark. According to Los Angeles Times sportswriters Kevin Baxter, Mike DiGiovanna, Dylan Hernandez and Bill Shaikin,...
  • Game roundup: Phillies' Burnett ends skid

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 3: Adds Marlins-Angels, Rangers-M's, Rockies-Giants; one more game to come Game roundup: Phillies' Burnett ends skid PHILADELPHIA -- A.J. Burnett pitched seven strong innings to snap a personal six-game losing...
  • Surging Cardinals hold off Pirates

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: updates third and 13th grafs with late results Surging Cardinals hold off Pirates PITTSBURGH -- After nearly 4 1/2 months of inconsistency, the St. Louis Cardinals finally are...
  • Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 3 (10 innings)

    The Sports Xchange By Larry Millson, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: rewords lede sentence Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 3 (10 innings) TORONTO -- Yoenis Cespedes singled with two outs in the 10th inning to score the go-ahead run as the Boston Red Sox...
  • 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...
  • With Manny Machado out, Orioles come to a crossroads in postseason philosophy

    With Manny Machado out, Orioles come to a crossroads in postseason philosophy
    Now that it has become clear the Orioles will be without third baseman Manny Machado for the remainder of the season, the club's front office is going to have to decide just how confident it is in the ability of the current roster to hold on to the top...
  • Marlins hope Saltalamacchia sustains recent success

    Jarrod Saltalamacchia has reached that point where his batting average no longer is relevant. That's not to say the .229 mark he took into Saturday night's game against the Rockies doesn't bother him. It's just no longer productive to dwell on it,...