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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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  • 10 rookies to watch this spring

    10 rookies to watch this spring
    National League Kris Bryant, third base, Cubs: Minor League Player of the Year may not start the season with the Cubs, but likely will make his debut early in 2015 and is expected to be the face of the franchise in a few years. Drawing comparisons to...
  • Starting lineups for today's Orioles game vs. Red Sox

    SARASOTA, Fla. – Orioles right-hander Bud Norris will make his spring debut this afternoon against the Boston Red Sox at Ed Smith Stadium. The Orioles (2-3 in Grapefruit League play) will face Boston knuckleballer Steven Wright. Here are the...
  • Bud Norris allows four runs in spring debut as Orioles fall to Red Sox, 7-6

    Bud Norris allows four runs in spring debut as Orioles fall to Red Sox, 7-6
    Right-hander Bud Norris was roughed up for four runs in one inning of work in his spring debut Saturday afternoon as the Orioles lost to a Boston Red Sox split-squad team, 7-6, in an exhibition game at Ed Smith Stadium before an announced sellout crowd of...
  • Pregame notes: Caleb Joseph leaves team for baby, Wieters logging more catching innings, more

    Pregame notes: Caleb Joseph leaves team for baby, Wieters logging more catching innings, more
    Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph was scheduled to play in today’s Grapefruit League game against the Boston Red Sox. But Joseph isn’t with the team today after taking his wife, Brooke, to a local hospital late Friday night. The couple is...
  • Friday: Marlins at Red Sox, 1:05 p.m.

    Friday: Marlins at Red Sox, 1:05 p.m.
    Friday's game: Marlins at Red Sox 1:05 p.m., jetBlue Park, Fort Myers On the mound RHP Tom Koehler vs. RHP Justin Masterson. Also available to pitch for the Marlins: LHPs Brad Hand, Andrew McKirahan and Pat Misch, and RHPs Andre Rienzo, Preston...
  • Saturday: Mets at Marlins, 1:05 p.m.

    Saturday: Mets at Marlins, 1:05 p.m.
    Saturday's game: Mets at Marlins 1:05 p.m., Roger Dean Stadium, Jupiter On the mound RHP Henderson Alvarez vs. RHP Justin Masterson. On the air TV: None. Radio: WAQI 710 AM (Spanish). Friday's game: Leadoff hitter Jordany Valdespin went 2-...
  • Colvin hoping to make better South Florida memories with Marlins

    Colvin hoping to make better South Florida memories with Marlins
    Jeff Baker's last season at Clemson was 2002, but he kept tabs with the baseball program. He had heard of Tyler Colvin. On June 9, 2006, Baker was watching when Colvin hit a walk-off grand slam over Oral Roberts in the Super Regional to keep their College...
  • Dan Duquette stresses returning Orioles as 'most powerful thing we've done'

    Dan Duquette stresses returning Orioles as 'most powerful thing we've done'
    Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette always has put a premium on defense, so no one should have been surprised when he played a little of it in his first media briefing of spring training. Duquette and his team are...
  • As pitchers, catchers get underway, Orioles' roster battles are few but fierce

    As pitchers, catchers get underway, Orioles' roster battles are few but fierce
    The Orioles enter spring training coming off their best season in 17 years, and while most of the core players from last year's division title-winning team return, most national experts don't expect them to duplicate their 2014 success. But despite...
  • Five players to watch as Marlins pitchers and catchers report

    Five players to watch as Marlins pitchers and catchers report
    The Marlins' 23rd season opens Friday in Jupiter, where 34 pitchers and six catchers officially will have their first workout ahead of Tuesday's first full squad practice. Come Opening Day, the Marlins will have at least two new members of the...
  • Jay Z reportedly thought David Wells was Curt Schilling at 'SNL 40'

    Jay Z reportedly thought David Wells was Curt Schilling at 'SNL 40'
    Rapper Jay Z loves sports. That includes baseball. He raps about being a regular at New York Yankees games in "Empire State of Mind" and is a certified Major League Baseball sports agent. But, somehow or another, he managed get one of the most famous...