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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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  • Red Sox finish $31.5M deal with Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada

    The Boston Red Sox have finalized a minor league contract with 19-year-old Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada that includes a $31.5 million signing bonus, easily a record for an international amateur free agent under 23 years old. The Red Sox announced the...
  • Phillies' Utley plays DH, recovering ankle 'still making a little progress'

    CLEARWATER, Fla. It is not yet known when Chase Utley will play the field in a game for the first time this spring, but Friday afternoon signified progress for the Phillies' veteran second baseman. After missing the first 10 games of the Phillies'...
  • Bud Norris says he feels better despite allowing 3-run homer to Mark Reynolds in loss

    Bud Norris says he feels better despite allowing 3-run homer to Mark Reynolds in loss
    Orioles right-hander Bud Norris has his spot in the rotation sealed, so this spring his pitching line isn’t as important as maintaining his health. Norris said his back flared up after his first Grapefruit League start – a four-run, one-...
  • On The Fly: Yanks Lose Chris Capuano At Least A Month

    On The Fly: Yanks Lose Chris Capuano At Least A Month
    Pitching woes already: It looks like Chris Capuano, who was the top candidate to be the Yankees' fifth starter, will miss at least the first month of the season (quadriceps strain). Meanwhile, if you're a Red Sox fan, "Ortiz, Sandoval homer, Red Sox win"...
  • A-Rod hits 1st homer in Yankees' 10-6 loss to Red Sox

    Alex Rodriguez erased any personal doubts about regaining his power with one big swing. Rodriguez hit his first home run since returning to the Yankees following a drug suspension and Chris Capuano was forced out in the first inning by a quadriceps...
  • Orioles Rule 5 pick Jason Garcia battles through first spring adversity

    Orioles Rule 5 pick Jason Garcia battles through first spring adversity
    Rule 5 pick Jason Garcia doesn’t have much time to impress the Orioles this spring training, and he’s facing an uphill climb to crack a crowded bullpen. But despite not having the cleanest inning in the Orioles' 3-1 win over the New York ...
  • A-Rod Homers Vs. Red Sox; First Since Returning From Drug Suspension

    A-Rod Homers Vs. Red Sox; First Since Returning From Drug Suspension
    TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez has hit his first home run since returning to the New York Yankees following a one-season drug suspension. Rodriguez hit a long drive to left-center on a 3-1 pitch from Boston right-hander Brandon Workman leading off...
  • Will Dodgers emerge from free-agent shadows to sign Hector Olivera?

    Will Dodgers emerge from free-agent shadows to sign Hector Olivera?
    Another week, another hot Cuban prospect. This used to be right in the Dodgers’ sweet spot — Yasiel Puig, Alex Guerrero, Erisbel Arruebarrena — but this past off-season Cuba might as well have been Aruba. Bright names came and signed...
  • Masterson Pitches 3 Perfect Innings, Red Sox Beat Rays

    Masterson Pitches 3 Perfect Innings, Red Sox Beat Rays
    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Red Sox starter Justin Masterson kept up his strong spring by pitching three perfect innings Tuesday in a 5-1 win over the split-squad Tampa Bay Rays. Masterson struck out four as the Red Sox stretched their Grapefruit...
  • Orioles make first round of spring training roster cuts

    Orioles make first round of spring training roster cuts
    The Orioles made their first roster cuts of spring training Monday, optioning right-handed reliever Oliver Drake to Triple-A Norfolk and reassigning third baseman Michael Almanzar, right-hander Dane De La Rosa, left-hander Chris Jones and catcher Brian...
  • Curt Schilling episode reveals how to throw trolls a curve

    Curt Schilling episode reveals how to throw trolls a curve
    I dislike the Boston Red Sox. Unless they're beating the pine tar out of the despised New York Yankees. As happened a decade ago during the American League Championship Series. In the thick of a historic comeback from a 0-3 hole, Red Sox pitcher...