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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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  • Beltran, Nova lead Yankees over Red Sox

    By Jerry Beach, The Sports Xchange NEW YORK — Carlos Beltran went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and made his first-ever appearance at first base Sunday night, and right-handed pitcher Ivan Nova tossed 7 1/3 solid innings as the depleted New York...
  • White Sox 4, Indians 3

    White Sox 4, Indians 3: Alexei Ramirez hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to lift host Chicago past Cleveland in a wild and soggy series finale. In a game that featured two separate rain delays totaling two hours and three lead changes in...
  • At Boston Marathon bombing site, all signs point to normality

    At Boston Marathon bombing site, all signs point to normality
    BOSTON — On an April morning a year after two bombs tore through the crowd at the Boston Marathon finish line, there's little sign that destruction once visited Boylston Street. Bleary-eyed students and hard-hatted construction workers wait at...
  • On The Fly: Bubba Rules Augusta Again

    His name is Gerry Lester Watson Jr. People call him Bubba. And once again, you can call him a Masters champion. Watson overpowered Augusta National Golf Club with his length and deftly carved it up with his superb putting, highlighted by 11 one-putt...
  • Ramirez's walkoff homer gives White Sox win over Indians

    Ramirez's walkoff homer gives White Sox win over Indians CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox's bullpen struggles continued Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field, but shortstop Alexei Ramirez made sure it didn't cost them a victory. After reliever Matt...
  • Preview: Astros at Rangers

    Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington proved to be prophetic when he suggested the Houston Astros were not the same team his squad dominated last season. The Rangers hope to rebound from a rare loss to the Astros when they conclude their three-game home...
  • Orioles RHP Ubaldo Jimenez's early season troubles continue

    Orioles RHP Ubaldo Jimenez's early season troubles continue
    This wasn’t the way Ubaldo Jimenez or the Orioles wanted things to start this year. After three starts with the Orioles, Jimenez is 0-3 with a 7.31 ERA. He has allowed 23 hits and 10 walks in 16 innings -- or two base runners per inning. On...
  • Ubaldo Jimenez struggles once again in Orioles' 11-3 loss to the Blue Jays

    Ubaldo Jimenez struggles once again in Orioles' 11-3 loss to the Blue Jays
    The results that right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez has received in his first three starts with the Orioles — an unsightly 0-3 record and a 7.31 ERA — would have most pitchers searching for answers, especially while trying to meet the expectations of...
  • Orioles continue to cut it close

    Orioles continue to cut it close
    The Orioles have only scored two runs in 21 innings against the Toronto Blue Jays, but Saturday night’s 2-1 victory at Camden Yards had the heady feel of one of those extra-inning wins that made 2012 such a magical year. And the Orioles still have a...
  • Ubaldo Jimenez's track record shows early-season struggles

    NEW YORK – Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez can’t pinpoint why April has typically been his most difficult month of the season, but he knows he can rebound from a pair of rocky starts to open his Orioles career because he’s done it before....
  • Machado will face Santana on Saturday (Hardy, Lough, pine tar)

    Machado will face Santana on Saturday (Hardy, Lough, pine tar)
    In the next step of his recovery from October knee surgery, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will take two at-bats against Johan Santana in a “simulated” game on Saturday in Sarasota, Fla. Machado, 21, can do everything but sprint. And he...