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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

Top Boston Red Sox Articles

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  • Red Sox Offense Finally Arrives

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — David Ortiz passed two Hall of Famers on the career home run chart. He was hardly the only Boston hitter who had a big day. Ortiz launched his 476th homer to move past Stan Musial and Willie Stargell, and the Red Sox banged...
  • Ciriaco's pinch hit sends Braves to victory over Mets

    ?ATLANTA The Braves had done little against Mets right-hander Matt Harvey but manager Fredi Gonzalez turned to bench coach Carlos Tosca and made a prediction as catcher Ryan Lavarnway went up to bat in the seventh inning on Sunday. "I said, 'He's going...
  • Red Sox rout Chris Young and the Royals, 13-2

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Red Sox didn't just hit home runs Sunday, they launched moon shots, three blasts each farther than the other to set the tone in a 13-2 rout of the Royals before 37,975 at Kauffman Stadium. In the second, Hanley Ramirez dropped a 406-...
  • A-Rod In The 3,000-Hit Club? It Takes All Kinds

    A-Rod In The 3,000-Hit Club? It Takes All Kinds
    Yankees' designated hitter Alex Rodriguez recorded his 3,000th hit with a first-inning home run off Justin Verlander on Friday. He's the third player to reach the milestone via a home run (Wade Boggs and Derek Jeter) and he's the 29th overall to reach the...
  • Internet transgressions causing unexpected heartburn in baseball world

    Internet transgressions causing unexpected heartburn in baseball world
    Technology took center stage in baseball last week with three separate but compelling storylines involving alleged database hacking by the Cardinals, Internet-voting irregularities benefiting the Royals and untimely Instagramming by Red Sox third...
  • Influx of Cuban players to MLB could increase steadily

    Influx of Cuban players to MLB could increase steadily
    In the not-too-distant future, the Dodgers could field a lineup with Cuban-born players at catcher, second base, third base and right field. Cuban players such as Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman and Chicago White...
  • Observation deck: Hard to see baseball greats falling behind A-Rod

    Observation deck: Hard to see baseball greats falling behind A-Rod
    A-Rod milestone march getting old: No one can argue that Alex Rodriguez hasn't served his time and isn't entitled to continue his major league career. But his solid presence in the New York Yankees lineup would be a lot easier to swallow if we didn't have...
  • Young fan in Philly hit by foul ball, taken to hospital

    A boy sitting in the front row was hit by a line drive Friday night late in the game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies. A spokesman for the Phillies said the boy was taken to a hospital for further evaluation. The young fan was...
  • Morales keys Royals' rally in 7-4 victory over Red Sox

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Kendrys Morales turned 32 on Saturday, and he shimmied through a sweltering dugout a few hours before game time accepting well wishes from fans, broadcasters and team executives. His real present would not arrive until midway through...
  • Morales Homers On Birthday In Royals' 7-4 Win Over Red Sox

    Morales Homers On Birthday In Royals' 7-4 Win Over Red Sox
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kendrys Morales homered on his 32nd birthday and the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Saturday night. Morales hit a two-run, tie-breaking shot in a five-run fifth off Rick Porcello (4-8). It...
  • In baseball, buying American can be cheaper

    In baseball, buying American can be cheaper
    Dansby Swanson, selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the top pick in last week's baseball draft, is 21. The signing bonus recommended for Swanson by Major League Baseball: $8.6 million. Yoan Moncada was 19 when the Boston Red Sox signed the Cuban...