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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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  • Jon Lester believes in Cubs' mission for a World Series

    Jon Lester believes in Cubs' mission for a World Series
    As a minor league pitcher, Jon Lester arrived too late to fully enjoy the Red Sox's first World Series title in 86 years in 2004. But after discussions with team officials and former players, Lester wasn't about to pass up what he sees as a chance to...
  • Yankees re-sign LHP Capuano

    The Sports Xchange Yankees re-sign LHP Capuano Left-hander Chris Capuano re-signed with the New York Yankees on Tuesday. The 36-year-old will receive a one-year, $5 million contract, according to a CBSSports.com report. After beginning the 2014 season...
  • Lester buys in for Cubs' World Series plan

    The Sports Xchange Lester buys in for Cubs' World Series plan The Chicago Cubs formally introduced Jon Lester on Monday and the left-handed pitcher said he is ready to help bring the team its first World Series since 1908. Lester signed a six-year,...
  • Hawks' Nwakamma Named America East Men's Player Of Week

    Nwakamma Wins Award Hartford senior forward Mark Nwakamma, who averaged 20.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Hawks, was named America East men's basketball player of the week. ... Shannon Samuels of UMass Lowell, a senior guard from...
  • MLB roundup: Nationals, Harper agree on two-year deal

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Nationals, Harper agree on two-year deal The Washington Nationals and outfielder Bryce Harper avoided a grievance hearing by agreeing to a two-year, $7.5 million contract. The two sides were scheduled to have a grievance...
  • Cubs agree to one-year deal with Jason Motte

    The Cubs will have to make room on their 40-man roster once free-agent reliever Jason Motte passes a physical examination, and changes could be coming in the bullpen. Motte, 32, was one of the hardest throwers in the National League before suffering a...
  • Arizona Diamondbacks - PlayerWatch

    SS Raymel Flores, RHP Rubby De La Rosa and RHP Allen Webster were acquired by Arizona from Boston in exchange for LHP Wade Miley in a deal that was finalized Dec. 12. RHP Myles Smith was traded by the Red Sox to the Diamondbacks in exchange for RHP...
  • Orioles have signed Cuban outfielder Elier Leyva, source says

    Orioles have signed Cuban outfielder Elier Leyva, source says
    The Orioles made their latest acquisition in the international free agent market by signing Cuban outfielder Elier Leyva earlier this month, according to a club source.  Leyva, 24, signed with the Orioles for a bonus of $180,000, the source said.  The...
  • Tigers trade Eugenio Suarez, prospect for Alfredo Simon

    SAN DIEGO He's said it all along, ad nauseam, at every mention of trading David Price and at every mention of re-signing Max Scherzer. "We're not seeking starting pitching," Dave Dombrowski said, or "We really like our starters," or "We're really...
  • There were plenty of winners and losers at baseball's winter meetings

    There were plenty of winners and losers at baseball's winter meetings
    In Ned Colletti's first winter as Dodgers general manager, he made three trades, a perfectly reasonable volume. In Andrew Friedman's first winter in charge, he dominated the winter meetings by making four trades within 24 hours. There was the midnight...
  • Former Marlin Dempster aims to aid Cubs revival in new front-office role

    Former Marlin Dempster aims to aid Cubs revival in new front-office role
    There was never any doubt Ryan Dempster would be a success, no matter that he elected to do. Always a jokester, an aficionado of clubhouse pranks, he was the pitcher in the wry during a 16-year career that began with the 108-loss Marlins in 1998 and...