RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

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

Displaying items 56-66
  • Gray shines, but A's lose to Red Sox

    OAKLAND, Calif. Starter Sonny Gray gave the A's another solid effort, but he wound up taking his first defeat of the season when the Oakland offense took much of the day off in a 2-0 loss to the Red Sox. In falling to 1-12 when trying to win back-to-back...
  • Miley Wins Duel With Sonny Gray, Sox Beat A's 2-0

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Wade Miley dueled with Athletics ace Sonny Gray and worked out of jams all game to end a three-start skid, and the Boston Red Sox beat Oakland 2-0 on Wednesday to take two of three in the series. Facing the A's for the first...
  • Nova Southeastern baseball relies on an unlikely catalyst

    Nova Southeastern baseball relies on an unlikely catalyst
    On a day when Nova Southeastern University's Justin Garcia clubbed five home runs, the attention was on teammate Teft Hill. Hill, a redshirt sophomore outfielder, is generally used as a late-game defensive replacement. And his two homers in that April...
  • On The Fly: Kvitova Returning To Connecticut Tennis Center

    On The Fly: Kvitova Returning To Connecticut Tennis Center
    Defending champ Petra Kvitova, ranked fourth in the world, will be back in New Haven this summer to play in the Connecticut Open, Aug. 21-29 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale. And the State Open high school tennis finals will be played there, on...
  • Wade Miley Duels With Sonny Gray, Boston Beats A's 2-0

    Wade Miley Duels With Sonny Gray, Boston Beats A's 2-0
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Wade Miley dueled with Athletics ace Sonny Gray and worked out of jams all game to end a three-start skid, and the Boston Red Sox beat Oakland 2-0 on Wednesday to take two of three in the series. Facing the A's for the first...
  • Red Sox Place Struggling Starter Justin Masterson On DL

    OAKLAND, Calif. — The Boston Red Sox plan to place right-hander Justin Masterson on the disabled list Thursday after he struggled with velocity in his last two starts. Manager John Farrell made the announcement about Masterson's arm fatigue before...
  • LEADING OFF: Streaking 'Stros, Kluber goes, Price eyes KC

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ STREAKING 'STROS The surprising Houston Astros try for their ninth consecutive victory and 13th in 14 games when they host Seattle. They seem to have the right man on the mound, too:...
  • A-Rod hits 660th homer, question of $6 million looms

    No. 660 is in the book. Will $6 million get in the bank? That's the amount in a marketing agreement that the New York Yankees may have to pay Alex Rodriguez for tying Willie Mays' total of 660 homers, fourth most in major league history. He slugged that...
  • A's power past Red Sox 9-2

    OAKLAND, Calif. Tuesday night saw the Oakland A's travel back a month to April, when the spring seemed more hopeful and they played like a contender. With starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz bringing his A Game, Oakland's pitching, batting and defense came...
  • Trotz OK with Ovechkin saying Caps will beat Rangers

    Trotz OK with Ovechkin saying Caps will beat Rangers
    ARLINGTON, Va. — Alex Ovechkin certainly can talk the talk, from his "All series, baby" jab aimed at Henrik Lundqvist during Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal, to his assertion that the Washington Capitals will eliminate the New York...
  • APNewsBreak: MLB pumps up ball security after Tom Brady flap

    Even before Tom Brady was penalized, Major League Baseball boosted its prevent defense. As part of a new security plan this season to further safeguard game balls, an MLB representative now watches them get carried by a clubhouse assistant from the...