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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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  • Orioles walk off with win, inch closer to division title

    Orioles walk off with win, inch closer to division title BALTIMORE -- Kelly Johnson came to the Baltimore Orioles in a trade last month, and he said he really wants to contribute to his new team. The veteran infielder got his wish Sunday night....
  • Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez to 'find a way to compete' in spot start Tuesday night

    Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez to 'find a way to compete' in spot start Tuesday night
    Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez hasn’t made a start in nearly a month — and he has made just two relief appearances since then — but he said he’s ready for Tuesday’s spot start against the Toronto Blue Jays. “The only...
  • The Times' baseball rankings

    The Times' baseball rankings
    Last week’s ranking in parentheses; statistics are through Friday’s games:   1. ANGELS: Players left from last playoff appearance (2009): Jered Weaver, Howie Kendrick, Erick Aybar, Kevin Jepsen. (1)   2. BALTIMORE: Drug suspension ends Chris...
  • Dodgers bounce back with rout of Giants

    The Sports Xchange By Dave Del Grande, The Sports Xchange Dodgers bounce back with rout of Giants SAN FRANCISCO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers proved Saturday night they could come to the ballpark in the proper frame of mind following a nine-run loss. Now...
  • MLB roundup: Pirates RHP Morton rejoins rotation

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Pirates RHP Morton rejoins rotation Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton will replace right-hander Vance Worley in the rotation and start Tuesday night against the visiting Boston Red Sox in the opener of a...
  • Lester, A's shut out Mariners, win series

    The Sports Xchange By Scott Johnson, The Sports Xchange Lester, A's shut out Mariners, win series SEATTLE -- The Oakland Athletics still have a ways to go to prove that they are back, but Sunday served as a pretty good step in the right direction for...
  • Doubront delivers in Cubs' 6-4 win over Pirates

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange Doubront delivers in Cubs' 6-4 win over Pirates PITTSBURGH -- There has been plenty of speculation that the Chicago Cubs will spend heavily in free agency in the upcoming offseason in an attempt...
  • Game roundup: Nationals zero in on NL East title

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 3: New lede game, adds Cardinals-Rockies, Cubs-Pirates, Tigers-Indians, Reds-Brewers, Royals-Red Sox, Phillies-Marlins, White Sox-Twins, Game 2 Game roundup: Nationals zero in on NL East title NEW YORK -- Bryce...
  • Game roundup: Trout, Weaver pace Angels to 10th straight win

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 4: New lede with Angels-Astros, adds Dodgers-Giants Game roundup: Trout, Weaver pace Angels to 10th straight win ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia was asked the other day if there were similarities...
  • Royals 7, Red Sox 1

    The Sports Xchange Royals 7, Red Sox 1 KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Second baseman Omar Infante, who was dropped from second to seventh in the batting order, went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and right-hander Jeremy Guthrie pitched eight strong innings as the Kansas...
  • Recap: Royals 7, Red Sox 1

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Royals 7, Red Sox 1 Royals 7, Red Sox 1: Jeremy Guthrie scattered three hits over eight innings and Omar Infante recorded three hits and two RBIs as Kansas City knocked off visiting Boston. Alex Gordon doubled in a run and...