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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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  • Marcus Thompson: Giants smart to prioritize Sandoval

    The Giants, already a dynasty, aren't going anywhere. They can be in the World Series hunt for the next several years. The even-year tradition can continue. That's why they need to re-sign Pablo Sandoval. And the Giants are smart for trying to do just...
  • MLB roundup: McGehee, Young win Comeback awards

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: McGehee, Young win Comeback awards Miami Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee and Seattle Mariners pitcher Chris Young were named the National League and American League Comeback Players of the Year on Friday. The award...
  • MLB roster set for Japan All-Star Series

    The Sports Xchange MLB roster set for Japan All-Star Series The full squad for the MLB All-Star Team was announced Friday for the upcoming five-game All-Star Series in Japan. Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell's 29-man roster will be star-studded,...
  • Enfield Residents Collecting Food Donations Through Facebook Forum

    Enfield residents are using social media to make a difference at the Enfield Food Shelf this month. Kevin Kibbe is the creator and administrator of the "Enfield CT Open Forum," a Facebook message board whose members can ask questions, post events and...
  • White Sox's Rick Hahn, Cubs' Jed Hoyer receive high marks

    White Sox's Rick Hahn, Cubs' Jed Hoyer receive high marks
    Despite their teams posting losing seasons, Rick Hahn of the Chicago White Sox and Jed Hoyer of the Chicago Cubs were two of seven general managers listed as executive of the year candidates for 2015 by Baseball Prospectus. Hahn was credited with the...
  • On The Fly: Sayonara, Soriano

    On The Fly: Sayonara, Soriano
    Now that Alfonso Soriano says he will retire, it brings to mind when he burst onto the scene in New York with 18 home runs and 43 steals in 2001. That next year he just missed being a 40-40 player with 39 home runs and 41 stolen bases. He just could not...
  • Orioles' Tommy Hunter heading to Japan to play in MLB All-Star Series exhibition

    Orioles' Tommy Hunter heading to Japan to play in MLB All-Star Series exhibition
    Orioles reliever Tommy Hunter is joining a team of major leaguers that will travel to Japan this month to participate in the Japan All-Star Series throughout the country. Final rosters are expected to be announced Thursday, but Hunter is the only...
  • Cards C Molina wins seventh straight Gold Glove

    Cards C Molina wins seventh straight Gold Glove
    St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina received a Gold Glove on Tuesday for the seventh consecutive season, highlighting the start of baseball's official awards season. Three finalists were announced for each of the Baseball Writers' Association of...
  • Dodgers, Angels figure to pass on expensive free agents

    Dodgers, Angels figure to pass on expensive free agents
    In baseball, the season of giving is upon us yet again. This is the season of free agency, the time of year when teams bestow riches upon the finest players in all the land. This used to be the season of the Angels and Dodgers. To Albert Pujols,...
  • On The Fly: Damon Now Batting In Donald Trump's Lineup

    Johnny Damon Yankees say they have no interest in Jon Lester He went from bearded, long-haired Idiot in Boston to clean-cut, pinstripe-wearing star in New York. Like Babe Ruth before him, Johnny Damon won World Series rings on both sides of the Red...
  • Alex Rodriguez's DEA confession: Yes, I used steroids from fake Miami doctor

    Alex Rodriguez's DEA confession: Yes, I used steroids from fake Miami doctor
    For 21 tumultuous months, New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez has defiantly maintained he never used banned substances from a Coral Gables anti-aging clinic, that he is the victim of a Major League Baseball "witch hunt," and that he would fight to...