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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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  • 5 things to know for Tuesday in Pennsylvania

    A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Tuesday. PHILADELPHIA AUTHOR REMAINING SILENT ABOUT RETRACTED ROLLING STONE ARTICLE ABOUT FRATERNITY RAPE Sabrina Rubin Erdely has issued an...
  • New clocks not noticed much on first full day of MLB season

    What clock? The new digital timers tracking between-inning breaks and pitching changes did not appear to be noticed much on Monday, the first full day of Major League Baseball's renewed effort to speed the pace of games. "I've never had a problem with...
  • Sox documentary highlights 'signature moment' of 2005 World Series squad

    Sox documentary highlights 'signature moment' of 2005 World Series squad
    The producers, Sarah Lauch and Ryan McGuffey, had a challenge for their documentary on the 2005 White Sox. Even though 10 years have passed since a Chicago baseball team actually won a World Series, many of the moments still remain fresh for Sox fans....
  • Is criticism of Jon Lester's pickoff move much ado about nothing?

    Is criticism of Jon Lester's pickoff move much ado about nothing?
    Minutiae is in the eye of the beholder, as the Jon Lester pickoff controversy proved. After giving up three stolen bases to the Cardinals on opening night, the Cubs' $155 million pitcher was forced to answer the charge of intentionally ignoring opposing...
  • Phillies select Sean O'Sullivan's contract, designate Cesar Jimenez for assignment

    Phillies select Sean O'Sullivan's contract, designate Cesar Jimenez for assignment
    Manager Ryne Sandberg announced Thursday that Sunday’s starting pitcher against Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals would be Sean O’Sullivan, but a roster move to make room for the right-hander wouldn’t be made until after...
  • Sideline Chatter: They aren't exactly in a hurry to end this rivalry

    And how are those new speed-up rules working out for you, MLB? The first Yankees-Red Sox game this season took 19 innings, 15 pitching changes, 6 hours and 49 minutes to complete. And if you think those numbers look ugly now, just wait till MLB's team...
  • Herrera's first career hit lifts Phillies over Nationals

    Herrera's first career hit lifts Phillies over Nationals
    PHILADELPHIA — Odubel Herrera doubled home the winning run in the 10th inning with his first major league hit, lifting the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-2 comeback win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday night. Carlos Ruiz led off the...
  • To Win Opener, Sox Took Their Sweet Time

    The first game of the season between the Red Sox and Yankees was one to remember — for anyone still awake at the end. The Red Sox outlasted the Yankees 6-5 in 19 innings in a game that lasted until 2:13 on Saturday morning. The game lasted almost...
  • Jonathan Papelbon doesn't 'really feel like much of a Phillie' but does it matter?

    Jonathan Papelbon doesn't 'really feel like much of a Phillie' but does it matter?
    It's safe to say Jonathan Papelbon never has, and never will, be a fan favorite in Philadelphia. From comments like "I didn't come here for this," following a 1-8 road trip in July of 2013 to last year's late-season crotch grab, Papelbon has always...
  • Hours after NY marathon, Red Sox run over Yanks

    NEW YORK — Joe Kelly pitched one-hit ball for seven innings and the Boston Red Sox ran over the Yankees 8-4 Saturday, hours after winning their own New York City marathon. Bleary-eyed, the teams started at 1:08 p.m. following Friday night's game...
  • On The Fly: A Memorable Moving Day At The Masters

    Jordan Spieth had an up-and-down day at the Masters but remains in position to finish off a wire-to-wire victory on Sunday. Saturday was a wild and entertaining day of golf with what became a star-packed leaderboard. Phil Mickelson made a charge, at one...