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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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  • Cardinals Talking Deal For Red Sox Starter Jake Peavy, Report Says

    Cardinals Talking Deal For Red Sox Starter Jake Peavy, Report Says
    The St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox discussed a deal for veteran pitcher Jake Peavy that could be finalized soon, according to ESPN.com. The Cardinals are in need of help for their starting rotation to stay competitive in the National League...
  • PED innuendo irks Red Sox's Ortiz

    The Sports Xchange PED innuendo irks Red Sox's Ortiz Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz went to bat for himself with an expletive-filled reponse to insinuations that he might have used performance-enhancing drugs in the past. Ortiz was angered by MLB...
  • On The Fly: Blowout In Brazil

    Oh, it wasn't that bad. Germany's blowing Brazil's doors off in the World Cup semifinals Tuesday was just a game, right? Well, as Germany's Miroslav Klose scored his 16th World Cup goal to break the all-time record and the lead was headed to 5-0 before...
  • Rock Cats Move Risky

    The Hartford Chiefs, a franchise of the Boston Braves, left Hartford in 1952 due to low attendance. The Bristol Red Sox, a franchise of the Boston Red Sox, left Muzzy Field in Bristol. The Rock Cats have been pretty successful in New Britain and should...
  • MLB roundup: Six players added for Home Run Derby

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Six players added for Home Run Derby Three players from each of the American and National leagues were named Tuesday to participate in the Home Run Derby. American League captain Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays...
  • Chris Sale has chance to show up John Farrell

     Chris Sale has chance to show up John Farrell
    BOSTON — White Sox manager Robin Ventura quipped this week that he questions Red Sox manager John Farrell's education for not picking left-hander Chris Sale for the American League All-Star team that he will be leading next week. It was a joke...
  • White Sox 8, Red Sox 3

    The Sports Xchange By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange White Sox 8, Red Sox 3 BOSTON -- Conor Gillaspie missed Monday night's game at Fenway Park with a bruised right knee after being hit by a pitch Sunday. Tuesday night, the third baseman was back. He...
  • Game roundup: Royals, Shields shut down Rays

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: will be updated with later games Game roundup: Royals, Shields shut down Rays ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- James Shields was dominant in his return to Tropicana Field on Monday, shutting out the Tampa Bay Rays for seven...
  • Carroll pitches White Sox past Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Fixing spelling of Guerra in 12th graph Carroll pitches White Sox past Red Sox BOSTON -- Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura had a simple request for a struggling Scott Carroll...
  • Orioles erupt for six runs in 11th to defeat Nationals

    The Sports Xchange By David Driver, The Sports Xchange Orioles erupt for six runs in 11th to defeat Nationals WASHINGTON -- Chris Davis had watched his average dip below .200 and he struck out for the 97th time this season when he fanned in the ninth...
  • Sox's Garcia taking batting practice

    BOSTON — White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia suffered a shoulder injury that was billed as season-ending nearly three months ago, but he is taking a step toward changing that timetable this week at Fenway Park, taking batting practice and...