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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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  • Padres midseason report: Offensive woes

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - San Diego Padres - INSIDE PITCH SAN DIEGO -- Clearly, the Padres are out of the playoff race that they believed they would be a part of when the season opened. And it's not hard to pinpoint the reason. The Padres...
  • Astros midseason report: Trying to avoid 100 losses

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Houston Astros - INSIDE PITCH HOUSTON -- In the aftermath of an 11-0 loss to the Red Sox on Sunday at Minute Maid Park, Astros manager Bo Porter was left defending his decision to pull right-hander Brad Peacock...
  • David Ortiz goes on defensive after Buck Showalter's comments

    David Ortiz goes on defensive after Buck Showalter's comments
    David Ortiz didn’t let Buck Showalter’s comments about the Red Sox checking their own backyard go by without taking offense, because of course he didn’t. If you need a reset, Nelson Cruz smoked Red Sox starter John Lackey on Saturday,...
  • Utley, Tanaka among MLB's first-half MVPs

    Utley, Tanaka among MLB's first-half MVPs
    The list of players who were the most valuable on their team through the first half of the 2014 baseball season includes usual suspects such as Andrew McCutchen, Troy Tulowitzki, Paul Goldschmidt, Felix Hernandez and David Price. As with every season,...
  • Jeter goes 2-for-2 in final All-Star Game

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: will be followed by a first lede and write-thru Jeter goes 2-for-2 in final All-Star Game MINNEAPOLIS -- Derek Jeter, playing in his 14th and final All-Star Game, started a three-...
  • Sideline Chatter: Babe Ruth's power still evident in an auction

    This contract wasn't worth the paper it was printed on in a good way. Babe Ruth's 1918 paperwork with the Boston Red Sox, which called for him to get paid $5,000, was sold in an auction Saturday night. For $1.02 million. NASCAR QUIZ Driver Joey Logano...
  • American League 5, National League 3

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange American League 5, National League 3 MINNEAPOLIS -- Derek Jeter made his 14th and final All-Star Game a memorable one, going 2-for-2 and helping the American League earn a 5-3 victory over the...
  • American League Wins All-Star Game, 5-3

    American League Wins All-Star Game, 5-3
    MINNEAPOLIS — The all-Jeter-all-the-time All-Star Game started off the way it was supposed to Tuesday night when Derek Jeter dove to his left for a shot off Andrew McCutchen's bat, righted himself and rifled a throw to first. The fact that...
  • Jeter, Trout power AL to All-Star victory

    MINNEAPOLIS The moment was staged for TV. Red Sox manager John Farrell instructed White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez to wait until Fox returned from a commercial break between the third and fourth innings of Tuesday's 85th All-Star Game. Ramirez stepped...
  • Jeter leads AL to win in his final All-Star Game

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange Jeter leads AL to win in his final All-Star Game MINNEAPOLIS -- The All-Star Game, for the second year in a row, became more about honoring a retiring New York Yankees legend than the game itself....
  • All-Star Game features smooth Jeter-to-Trout transition

    MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota pulled up a chair Tuesday as the stars descended upon Target Field. Power, speed and savvy filled the lineup cards, and it was just a matter of how all these skills would spill out on the field during the Midsummer Classic. But what...