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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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  • Red Sox's Holt receives encouraging injury news

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange Red Sox's Holt receives encouraging injury news PITTSBURGH -- Brock Holt got encouraging news Thursday. The Boston Red Sox infielder/outfielder was cleared to resume baseball activities after...
  • Pirates still undecided on Sunday's starter

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Pittsburgh Pirates - INSIDE PITCH PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates are still undecided on who will start the final game of their pivotal three-game series with the visiting Milwaukee Brewers that begins Friday...
  • Streaking Pirates Sweep Series With Red Sox

    Streaking Pirates Sweep Series With Red Sox
    PITTSBURGH -- Pennant race games are often nerve wracking, but Gerrit Cole loves them. The righthander pitched into the eighth inning for yet another September win, and left fielderĀ Starling MarteĀ homered as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox...
  • Cole, Pirates complete sweep of Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: updated Pirates division deficit, wild-card lead after Cardinals-Brewers game Cole, Pirates complete sweep of Red Sox PITTSBURGH -- Pennant race games are often nerve wracking but...
  • Recap: Pirates 3, Red Sox 2

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Pirates 3, Red Sox 2 Pirates 3, Red Sox 2: Gerrit Cole struck out seven in seven-plus innings and Starling Marte homered as Pittsburgh wrapped up a three-game sweep of visiting Boston. Ike Davis and Chris Stewart each added...
  • Pirates 3, Red Sox 2

    Pirates 3, Red Sox 2: Gerrit Cole struck out seven in seven-plus innings and Starling Marte homered as Pittsburgh wrapped up a three-game sweep of visiting Boston. Ike Davis and Chris Stewart each added an RBI for the Pirates, who moved three games...
  • Preview: Red Sox at Royals

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Red Sox at Royals The Kansas City Royals finally figured out how to beat the Boston Red Sox and are still battling for their division. The Royals will try to keep the pressure on the Detroit Tigers when they host the Red Sox...
  • Gov. Chris Christie To Campaign For Foley With Bobby Valentine

    Gov. Chris Christie To Campaign For Foley With Bobby Valentine
    Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, who is strongly supporting the campaign of Republican Tom Foley, will be back in Connecticut on Tuesday with famed baseball manager Bobby Valentine. Christie will appear at a downtown Stamford restaurant owned by...
  • Royals 7, Red Sox 1

    The Sports Xchange Royals 7, Red Sox 1 KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Second baseman Omar Infante, who was dropped from second to seventh in the batting order, went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and right-hander Jeremy Guthrie pitched eight strong innings as the Kansas...
  • Red Sox Blown Out By Pirates

    PITTSBURGH -- Francisco Liriano had a difficult time throwing strikes. Yet with the way the Pittsburgh Pirates are playing, it didn't matter. Liriano won his third straight start, first baseman Ike Davis hit a three-run home run and backup shortstop...
  • Red Sox go first to division-worst in 2014

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange Red Sox go first to division-worst in 2014 Check one of the Boston Red Sox's recent box scores and it looks more like Triple-A Pawtucket's lineup than that of the defending World Series champions....