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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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  • Game roundup: Carrasco, Indians stop White Sox

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 2: adds Blue Jays-Red Sox Game roundup: Carrasco, Indians stop White Sox CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians' run of brilliant pitching continued Sunday as right-hander Carlos Carrasco pitched 8 2/3 scoreless...
  • Game roundup: Royals spoil day for Jeter

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 3: changes lede; adds Royals-Yankees; Mets-Reds; Nats-Phillies Game roundup: Royals spoil day for Jeter NEW YORK -- Rookie Yordano Ventura and three relievers combined on a three-hitter and the Kansas City Royals...
  • Preview: Blue Jays at Red Sox

    The Boston Red Sox are not heading to the postseason but they are having an impact on the race. The Red Sox will try to knock the division-rival Toronto Blue Jays out of the race and complete a three-game sweep when they host the finale of a three-game...
  • Angels leadoff hitter Kole Calhoun sets the table in his own good way

    Kole Calhoun timed his leap perfectly, reaching over the right-field wall at Fenway Park to rob Boston's Brock Holt of an apparent three-run home run and preserve the Angels' lead over the Red Sox on Aug. 19. After the team's 5-4 victory, pitcher Jered...
  • Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 3

    The Sports Xchange By Matthew Carroll, The Sports Xchange Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 3 BOSTON -- Boston scored in each of the first four innings to back another strong start by Clay Buchholz and the Red Sox held on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on...
  • Recap: Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 3

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 3 Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 3: Clay Buchholz allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings as Boston edged visiting Toronto for the second straight night. Yoenis Cespedes and Christian Vazquez each doubled in a run and Will...
  • Buchholz Shuts Down Blue Jays; Red Sox Bullpen Holds On

    Buchholz Shuts Down Blue Jays; Red Sox Bullpen Holds On
    BOSTON -- Boston scored in each of the first four innings to back another strong start by Clay Buchholz, and the Red Sox held on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Saturday night at Fenway Park. Left fielder Yoenis Cespedes and catcher Christian...
  • 'Old' Buchholz dominant against Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange By Matthew Carroll, The Sports Xchange 'Old' Buchholz dominant against Blue Jays BOSTON -- Clay Buchholz is looking more and more like Boston's ace again. Even Toronto manager John Gibbons thinks so. Buchholz delivered another...
  • Game roundup: Giants beat Tigers behind Posey, Bumgarner

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 9: Adds Rockies-Padres Game roundup: Giants beat Tigers behind Posey, Bumgarner DETROIT -- Buster Posey continued his hot streak with three hits, including a solo home run, and Madison Bumgarner tied for the major-...
  • Will Phillies bring Sizemore back in 2015?

    Will Phillies bring Sizemore back in 2015?
    Once a perennial all-star who was one of the best players in the game, Grady Sizemore entered this season having been out of the majors since 2011 and wondering if his body would ever allow him to play a full season again. Between May 31, 2009, and...
  • Diamondbacks looking for GM after Towers dismissed

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Arizona Diamondbacks - INSIDE PITCH LOS ANGELES -- A disappointing season has brought the first of what will likely be multiple changes to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks announced Friday that Kevin...