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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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  • Bernie Miklasz: Loss of Yadier Molina a huge blow to Cardinals

    Really, there's no way anyone can put an optimistic spin on the loss of Yadier Molina. Losing the best catcher in the world for the next 8 to 12 weeks with a torn thumb ligament is a horrendous, demoralizing setback for the Cardinals. This could be a...
  • It's giveaway night for White Sox

     It's giveaway night for White Sox
    BOSTON — A giant cutout photo of Chris Sale's head hung in the visitors' dugout at Fenway Park before the White Sox played the Red Sox on Wednesday night. The game could have been about the White Sox showcasing their left-hander to secure him...
  • Cardinals' Molina out 2-3 months

    ST. LOUIS — All-Star catcher Yadier Molina is expected to miss at least eight weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a torn thumb ligament. The St. Louis Cardinals announced the procedure would take place Friday. Molina left Wednesday night's...
  • Sports Legends Museum to host Babe Ruth 100th anniversary auction

    Sports Legends Museum to host Babe Ruth 100th anniversary auction
    Babe Ruth made his major league debut for the Boston Red Sox 100 years ago Friday, tossing seven innings and allowing two earned runs in a 4-3 win over the Cleveland Naps. A century and one day later, in the Great Bambino's hometown of Baltimore, an...
  • Half-season awards: Trout clear MVP

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: MLB Insider Column Half-season awards: Trout clear MVP One of baseball's many quirks is that it does not delineate the first half and second half of the season at the midway point...
  • Orioles send starter Norris to Bowie, recall reliever Guilmet

    Orioles send starter Norris to Bowie, recall reliever Guilmet
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter wants right-hander Bud Norris to resume a standard pitching routine now that he’s returned from the 15-day disabled list. So, because of the All-Star break next week, it means Norris’ next start won’t...
  • Red Sox 4, White Sox 3 (10)

    Red Sox 4, White Sox 3 (10): Mike Carp delivered a pinch-hit walk-off single as Boston battled back to earn a split of the four-game series against visiting Chicago Daniel Nava came on as a pinch hitter to start the 10th and drew a walk before Mookie...
  • MLB roundup: Reds lose Phillips for 8-12 weeks

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Reds lose Phillips for 8-12 weeks Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips will miss eight to 12 weeks after surgery for a torn thumb ligament, the team announced Thursday. Phillips suffered his injury while...
  • Kazmir, A's complete series win over Giants

    Kazmir, A's complete series win over Giants SAN FRANCISCO -- Scott Kazmir's first 10 wins this season led the left-hander into the All-Star Game. The 11th might have earned him a start in the game. Kazmir capped a brilliant personal first half...
  • On The Fly: No Decision Yet For LeBron

    LeBron James and his agent, Rich Paul, met with the Heat hierarchy again in Las Vegas, where LBJ is running his camp. They're done meeting with teams, ESPN reported, and now it's up to James and his family to come to a decision. It could come before...
  • Red Sox, Carp reel in 4-3 win in 10 innings

    The Sports Xchange By Matthew Carroll, The Sports Xchange Red Sox, Carp reel in 4-3 win in 10 innings BOSTON -- Mike Carp spent 33 days on the disabled list in June and July with a fractured toe, watching the Boston Red Sox lose 21 games, including...