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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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  • Mark Purdy: Giants have no excuse not to sign Sandoval

    If the Giants fail to cut a deal for Pablo Sandoval, they had better have a good excuse. And it can't be: "Hey, the dog ate my incentive clause!" Sandoval, the popular and well-rounded Kung Fu Panda, spent a few days in Boston this week, pondering his...
  • On The Fly: To Us, He's Shabazz; Chris Bosh Has Other Ideas

    On The Fly: To Us, He's Shabazz; Chris Bosh Has Other Ideas
    Shabazz Napier played on two national champions and has impressed as a rookie with the Miami Heat. But he is still a rookie, as are some teammates. Last month Chris Bosh said, "They don't have a name. I'm bringing that back. Call me old school. Even the...
  • Orioles face tough decisions on which players to protect from Rule 5 draft

    Orioles face tough decisions on which players to protect from Rule 5 draft
    The Orioles have until Thursday to set their 40-man organizational roster in order to protect minor leaguers from being selected in next month’s Rule 5 draft. Over the next two days, the Orioles will have to make several tough decisions on which...
  • Orioles sign Chris Jones, Michael Almanzar, seven others to minor league deals

    Orioles sign Chris Jones, Michael Almanzar, seven others to minor league deals
    The Orioles announced the signings of nine minor league free agents Wednesday, including two who were in the organization last season -- left-hander Chris Jones and infielder Michael Almanzar. The team also signed left-hander Frank Gailey, utility...
  • Meet the $325 million man: Giancarlo Stanton seals deal with Miami Marlins

    Call it a commitment for the ages about as long and impressive as one of his mammoth, tape-measure home runs. Giancarlo Stanton, one of baseball's brightest young stars and biggest bashers, finally made his much-talked-about 13-year, $325 million deal...
  • MLB roundup: Stanton contract 'toughest decision of my life'

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Stanton contract 'toughest decision of my life' Most people, had they been offered a $325 million contract spread out over 13 years, would agree to it immediately. But not Giancarlo Stanton. "This was the toughest...
  • Free agent ace Jon Lester gets his price for Boston-area home

    Free agent ace Jon Lester gets his price for Boston-area home
    Free agent southpaw Jon Lester, who reportedly has an offer on the table from the Boston Red Sox, has sold his home in Newton, Mass., for its asking price of $1.85 million. Lester, a three-time All-Star, listed the home for sale in September after he...
  • Report: Red Sox make offer to Lester

    The Sports Xchange Report: Red Sox make offer to Lester The Boston Red Sox made a contract offer to free agent starting pitcher Jon Lester earlier this week, according to ESPN.com. The source said he did not expect Lester to make a quick decision....
  • Braves to meet with free agent pitcher Jon Lester

    The Braves will meet Thursday with free agent pitcher Jon Lester in Atlanta, which is only about 30 minutes from the ace left-hander's offseason home. That proximity and a mutual interest that the Braves and Lester have had for years are reasons the team...
  • Greg Cote: Giancarlo Stanton deal could help repair Jeffrey Loria's image

    The cynicism and skepticism are built in as regards the Marlins and Jeffrey Loria. It has become part of the South Florida fan DNA to not quite trust the ballclub's unpopular owner, to a degree even the record-setting contract extension with star...
  • Cubs pick up second baseman La Stella from Braves

    With decisions by free agents Russell Martin and Jon Lester looming, the Cubs hope they addressed several offensive weaknesses Sunday by acquiring second baseman Tommy La Stella from the Braves. La Stella, 25, and the Braves' No. 4 international signing...