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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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  • Rockies 6, Cubs 4 (10 innings)

    The Sports Xchange By John Jackson, The Sports Xchange Rockies 6, Cubs 4 (10 innings) CHICAGO -- This time, the Colorado Rockies were more than happy to put in a little overtime. A day after losing a 16-inning marathon, the Rockies pushed across two...
  • John Baker's performance picture perfect

     John Baker's performance picture perfect
    Backup catcher John Baker couldn't resist taking a photograph of the Wrigley Field scoreboard Wednesday that still posted his jersey number 12, indicating he was the last pitcher in the Cubs' 16-inning, 4-3 victory over the Rockies that took a franchise...
  • Extra-inning rematch goes Rockies' way

    The Sports Xchange By John Jackson, The Sports Xchange Extra-inning rematch goes Rockies' way CHICAGO -- This time, the Colorado Rockies were more than happy to put in a little overtime. A day after losing a 16-inning marathon, the Rockies pushed...
  • Cubs acquire Red Sox's Doubront

    The Chicago Cubs acquired left-hander Felix Doubront from the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday for a player to be named later, the team said. The non-waiver trading deadline is less than 24 hours away, and a deal involving Cubs infielder Emilio Bonifacio...
  • Game roundup: Brewers beat Price, Rays

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 9, final update, adds Dodgers-Braves; will stand Game roundup: Brewers beat Price, Rays ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Right-hander Yovani Gallardo allowed four hits over seven shutout innings and backup catcher Martin...
  • Dodgers want pitching, but not at cost of any of top three prospects

    Dodgers want pitching, but not at cost of any of top three prospects
    For two years, the baseball world has watched and wondered. The Dodgers' owners paid a record price to buy a North American sports team. They secured a record television contract. They signed off on a record payroll. Guggenheim Baseball Management plays...
  • Deal or no deal, Girardi is confident

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - New York Yankees ARLINGTON, Texas -- With the trade deadline looming, manager Joe Girardi believes his team can make a run even if it makes no moves. "I do. I've seen this team play very well at times," Girardi said....
  • Not close on deal for Jon Lester, but Orioles have 'a couple of active discussions'

    Not close on deal for Jon Lester, but Orioles have 'a couple of active discussions'
    The Orioles weren’t close to acquiring Boston Red Sox right-hander Jon Lester on Wednesday — one club source said bluntly, “it’s not going to happen” — but executive vice president Dan Duquette continues to work the...
  • Blue Jays 6, Red Sox 1

    The Sports Xchange By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: fixes record in second graph Blue Jays 6, Red Sox 1 BOSTON -- The short-handed Toronto Blue Jays roared to their fifth straight win, riding Mark Buehrle's first win in 10 starts to a 6-...
  • Recap: Blue Jays 6, Red Sox 1

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Blue Jays 6, Red Sox 1 Blue Jays 6, Red Sox 1: Dioner Navarro recorded three hits and three RBIs in support of 6 2/3 solid innings from Mark Buehrle as visiting Toronto completed a three-game sweep of slumping Boston. Juan...
  • Buehrle leads hot Blue Jays past Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange Buehrle leads hot Blue Jays past Red Sox BOSTON -- The Toronto Blue Jays limped into the All-Star break as a battered team, with a promising season threatening to go right down the drain. But since...