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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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  • On The Fly: Knighton Might Be Headed For Oakland

    On The Fly: Knighton Might Be Headed For Oakland
    How would Pot Roast look in silver and black? Terrance Knighton, who grew up in Windsor, is an unrestricted free agent and the Denver Post reports that the Oakland Raiders are interested. Knighton has been a solid defensive lineman for the Denver...
  • Tigers haven't signed Cubans but don't want to miss one

    The Detroit Tigers have shown interest in recent Cuban defectors Rusney Castillo, Yasmany Tomas and still-unsigned prospect Yoan Moncada. And they are making some changes in the Dominican Republic to ensure that they thoroughly scout the next wave....
  • Sign of spring: Red Sox equipment truck heads to Florida

    Take heart, winter weary New Englanders. Spring can't be far away if the Boston Red Sox equipment truck is on its way to Florida. Hundreds of fans gathered outside Fenway Park to bid the truck farewell as it left Boston on a 1,480-mile trip to the team's...
  • Like Mittens And Cocoa, Signs Of Sox, Yanks, Mets Bring Warmth

    Like Mittens And Cocoa, Signs Of Sox, Yanks, Mets Bring Warmth
    Look beyond those massive snowbanks, past the forecast for the next winter storm, and focus on the trucks. Those glorious tractor-trailers will be packed with baseball equipment in Boston and New York before rolling south this week. Spring training is...
  • It's time for the Dodgers to go after James Shields

    It's time for the Dodgers to go after James Shields
    Hmmm, are things getting interesting enough for the Dodgers to take a serious run at right-hander James Shields? Certainly looks like it. In which case, they absolutely should. Shields never appealed to me as the great ace he was being marketed as...
  • Seahawks' decision to pass among all-time blunders?

    Seahawks' decision to pass among all-time blunders?
    The Seattle Seahawks had both the Lombardi Trophy and greatness in their grasp with 36 inches and 26 seconds to go. They watched their coronation as a modern day dynasty slip away with the decision not to put the ball in Marshawn Lynch's hands. In...
  • Tim Kawakami: World Series not won in winter

    Yes, the Giants' announcements about signing Nori Aoki and re-signing Ryan Vogelsong were slightly less than the transformative additions that Giants fans have been craving all winter. And that came after the acquisition of third baseman Casey McGehee .....
  • Temple's Cardoza Will Search For A TV Right After UConn Game

    Temple's Cardoza Will Search For A TV Right After UConn Game
    PHILADELPHIA — It matters little to Tonya Cardoza that she's been coach of women's basketball at Temple since 2008. Philadelphia? Sure, she loves it. But it's just a zip code when it comes to pro sports passions. She was born and raised in...
  • Tom Brady just as much a Padre as a Patriot

    SAN MATEO, Calif. As Tom Brady's top target back in their Serra High School days, the thing John Kirby remembers most is the sound. He first remembers hearing it during a game against Cardinal Newman High in Santa Rosa. "We were down by a ton and just...
  • Angels' season-ticket renewal rate strong; overall sales lagging

    Angels' season-ticket renewal rate strong; overall sales lagging
    The Angels’ renewal rate for season tickets this winter is about 95% despite an across-the-board average price increase of 1%-3%, according to Robert Alvarado, the team’s vice president of marketing and ticket sales. The team sold 16,000...
  • Super Sunday Coming For Cardoza

    Look, say what you will about the Deflatriots and all the commotion its caused leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl between New England and Seattle. Have your fun. Ha, ha and ha. Seriously, it doesn't bother Tonya Cardoza one bit. Cardoza, for the last...