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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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  • Mets May Lose Wheeler To Elbow Injury

    Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has a torn elbow ligament, a blow to a team hoping to compete for the playoffs following Matt Harvey's return from Tommy John surgery. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Wheeler has a complete tear, all but guaranteeing...
  • Cubs Game Day: Cubs, Lester lose 7-0

    Cubs Game Day: Cubs, Lester lose 7-0
    Padres 7, Cubs 0 Spring record: 5-9-1 The summary: Jon Lester lasted only 3 1/3 innings. Lester issued his first walk of the spring to Derek Norris, and former Red Sox teammate Will Middlebrooks followed with a double off the left field wall. Lester...
  • Orioles notes: Hendrickson released, Matusz gets another start, Harvey will be monitored

    Orioles notes: Hendrickson released, Matusz gets another start, Harvey will be monitored
    The Orioles have released veteran left-hander Mark Hendrickson, a non-roster invitee who was trying to make the big league club as areliever with a lower arm slot. The club is expected to make five more cuts after Monday afternoon's game against the...
  • Economists: Stadium in Providence wouldn't be economic boon

    The new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox have said moving the team to Providence — and building a new ballpark there — would stimulate the local economy. But sports economists are dubious, saying new stadiums are rarely the boon investors...
  • Putnam edition community news: Putnam, Pomfret, Thompson, Woodstock, Eastford

    Finnish American Heritage Society CANTERBURY - The Finnish American Heritage Society, 76 North Canterbury Road, is looking for vendors for the Tori Open Air Market on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Canterbury Community Center, 1 Municipal...
  • Mets' Zach Wheeler Likely Facing Tommy John Surgery; Would Miss Season

    FORT MYERS, Fla. — Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has a torn elbow ligament, a blow to a team hoping to compete for the playoffs following Matt Harvey's return from Tommy John surgery. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Wheeler has a complete...
  • Day trips from the Lehigh Valley

    DAY TRIPPIN' •"Joseph," Sight & Sound Theatre, lunch at Shady Maple, May 28. $99. "Ever After," Papermill Playhouse, lunch at Charlie Brown's, June 18. $98. Operation Sunshine, Dick, 610-435-9155. •911 Museum, Zabar's, free time in New York,...
  • Phillies starting rotation still in flux approaching opening day

    CLEARWATER, Fla. With three weeks until opening day, the Phillies' starting rotation is still very much in flux. Cliff Lee is attempting to pitch through a tear in his elbow tendon and Aaron Harang has missed two of three scheduled Grapefruit League...
  • Phillies beat Red Sox 11-4; lose to Yankees 3-2

    Phillies beat Red Sox 11-4; lose to Yankees 3-2
    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Cord Phelps hit a three-run homer, Ryan Howard and Jordan Danks also connected and the Philadelphia Phillies (split squad) beat the Boston Red Sox 11-4 Sunday. Odubel Herrara had three hits and Howard, Freddy Galvis,...
  • Theo Epstein now pushing Cubs to get over the hump

    Theo Epstein now pushing Cubs to get over the hump
    MESA, Ariz. — Theo Epstein desperately has been trying to downplay the hype surrounding the 2015 Cubs, even while his presence is one of the main reasons they are being touted in the first place. Epstein isn't doing this alone, of course, but no...
  • MLB All-Star Johnny Damon helps Little League after alleged theft

    MLB All-Star Johnny Damon helps Little League after alleged theft
    The South Orange Little League, trying to recover after a board member allegedly stole $25,000 from its coffers, got help kicking off its opening day Saturday from a two-time MLB All-Star: Johnny Damon. Damon, who won two World Series titles with the...