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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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  • A.J. Pierzynski to start Game 3 for Cardinals

    Veteran A.J. Pierzynski will start behind the plate for the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series in place of injured catcher Yadier Molina. Molina left Game 2 on Sunday night in St. Louis against the San...
  • A's have numerous worries heading into 2015 season

    OAKLAND, Calif. If A's general manager Billy Beane can build a team ready to compete for the American League West title by the start of the 2015 season, it will have been one of his best offseason jobs. The A.L. West is going to be baseball's monster...
  • Cardinals await prognosis on Molina's injury

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - St. Louis Cardinals - INSIDE PITCH Unwilling to lose the services of Yadier Molina for the remainder of the postseason, the St. Louis Cardinals announced Monday that they will keep the injured catcher on the roster...
  • Five takeaways from heartbreaking Game 2 loss for the Angels

    Five takeaways from heartbreaking Game 2 loss for the Angels
    Eric Hosmer was looking to swing away on the first pitch, and after he connected, he leaned back and watched the ball soar. For the second night in a row, the Angles were doomed by an extra-inning home run by the Royals. They now trail 0-2 in the...
  • Corks, lineup cards, oddball items -- Orioles fans want it all

    Corks, lineup cards, oddball items -- Orioles fans want it all
    For some fans, it's not enough in this memorable, extended Orioles' season to merely watch the games. They yearn to preserve the all-too-fleeting moments — to touch them — by buying pieces of the season. They want to own the one-of-a-kind...
  • Cardinals keep injured Yadier Molina on active roster

    Cardinals keep injured Yadier Molina on active roster
    The St. Louis Cardinals plan to keep catcher Yadier Molina on their active roster, at least for now, despite the strained left oblique muscle he suffered in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series on Sunday. If Molina is removed from the...
  • Francellis Montas on fast track with White Sox?

     Francellis Montas on fast track with White Sox?
    PHOENIX — Avisail Garcia attracted most of the South Side attention when he was acquired from the Tigers in a three-team trade that sent Jake Peavy from the White Sox to the Red Sox nearly 15 months ago. But pitcher Francellis Montas, a former Red...
  • Old-school Royals doing it with speed, defense

     Old-school Royals doing it with speed, defense
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Any Royals player saying the American League Championship Series will not go back to Baltimore would have come as a surprise. That the bold prediction came from Jarrod Dyson, someone few outside Kansas City have heard of, made...
  • Cardinals keep injured Molina on active roster

    The Sports Xchange Cardinals keep injured Molina on active roster The St. Louis Cardinals plan to keep catcher Yadier Molina on their active roster, at least for now, despite the strained left oblique muscle he suffered in Game 2 of the National...
  • Orioles' success story part of Andy MacPhail legacy

    Orioles' success story part of Andy MacPhail legacy
    BALTIMORE — When Andy MacPhail departed Chicago in 2006 after two postseason appearances in 12 years running the Cubs, he left with one of the more memorable exit lines in franchise history. "It's time," he said. "The clock on the MacPhail-o-meter...
  • Jake Peavy still pushing for postseason breakthrough

    ST. LOUIS — This would've been as good a time as any for Jake Peavy to prove he's a big-game pitcher. With free agency beckoning and a second straight chance under the October spotlight, the Giants right-hander went into Game 2 of the National...