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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 rookies fuel blowout win over Rays

    Red Sox rookies fuel blowout win over Rays BOSTON -- One night later and the story was the same for the Boston Red Sox. Starting seven first-year players for the second night in a row, the Red Sox got the first career home runs from catcher...
  • Quality innings-eater would be huge for Cubs

     Quality innings-eater would be huge for Cubs
    MILWAUKEE — Adding Jon Lester or Cole Hamels would give the Cubs more than just a bona fide left-handed All-Star ace. It would take the pressure off members of a rotation that hope to attain the 200-inning mark as well as alleviate the workload of...
  • Recap: Red Sox 11, Rays 1

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Red Sox 11, Rays 1 Red Sox 11, Rays 1: Rusney Castillo and Christian Vazquez each hit their first major-league home runs as Boston took the rubber match of a three-game series from visiting Tampa Bay. Rookie Garin Cecchini, who...
  • Red Sox 11, Rays 1

    Red Sox 11, Rays 1: Rusney Castillo and Christian Vazquez each hit their first major-league home runs as Boston took the rubber match of a three-game series from visiting Tampa Bay. Rookie Garin Cecchini, who hit his first career home run in Wednesday™s...
  • Derek Jeter Forecast: Outlook Brightening; Forecasters More Optimistic

    Derek Jeter Forecast: Outlook Brightening; Forecasters More Optimistic
    NEW YORK – Derek Jeter's final game in Yankees pinstripes will be rainy, but the latest forecasts indicate it will be played on or close to schedule. As Yankee Stadium crews began to prep the field for the game at 3 p.m., forecasters were saying the...
  • Memories Of My Father Fill Farewell To Jeter

    This past March, my father sat on our living room couch in the spot he had always coveted when we watched games together in Madison; it was the perfect distance from the TV and the side table, and located between the room's two back speakers. "It's...
  • Yankees' Gardner hits historic homer

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - New York Yankees - INSIDE PITCH NEW YORK -- The first home run in team history was hit sometime in 1903 when the New York Yankees were called the Highlanders. The Highlanders hit 18 home runs in their first season...
  • Orioles score six runs in fourth inning, cruise to 9-5 victory over the Yankees

    Orioles score six runs in fourth inning, cruise to 9-5 victory over the Yankees
    NEW YORK -- A key ingredient to the Orioles’ formula for winning this season has been hitting home runs. They have relied on it more than any club in the major leagues. But in their 9-5 victory over the New York Yankees on Wednesday afternoon, the...
  • Dodgers could face a familiar foe in playoff opener

    Now that the Dodgers have officially clinched their second consecutive National League West title, it appears likely they will start this year’s postseason the same way they ended last year’s playoffs: with Clayton Kershaw on the mound against...
  • Preview: Rays at Red Sox

    The Boston Red Sox need one more victory to ensure they won™t match the 2012 squad as the worst since the 1965 team managed only 62 wins. The Red Sox will attempt to lock up win No. 70 when they host the Tampa Bay Rays in the rubber match of a three-...
  • Red Sox ride rookies to rout of Rays

    The Sports Xchange By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: fixes spelling of Bogaerts in fifth graf Red Sox ride rookies to rout of Rays BOSTON -- Peeking into their future, the Boston Red Sox had to like what they saw at Fenway Park on...