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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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  • Lester show his value in A's win

    The Sports Xchange By Eric Gilmore, The Sports Xchange Lester show his value in A's win OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland A's thought they were getting a big-game pitcher, someone they could rely on down the stretch, when they acquired left-hander Jon...
  • Game roundup: Betran homers in Yankees victory

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 3: adds Diamondbacks-Padres, Indians-Astros and Pirates-Brewers; more to come Game roundup: Betran homers in Yankees victory NEW YORK -- Carlos Beltran hit a home run in his return from a brief absence and Martin...
  • On The Fly: Drummond Deserving Of USA Roster Spot

    Andre Drummond was selected to fill the 12th and final spot on the USA Basketball roster. It's a great accomplishment for the man from Middletown, who attended Capital Prep-Hartford, St. Thomas More and UConn before going to the NBA. "Maybe it kind of...
  • The Times' baseball rankings

    The Times' baseball rankings
    Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games: 1. WASHINGTON: Masters of the big finish, with five walkoff wins in six games. (6) 2. BALTIMORE: On pace for its biggest AL East margin since 1971, when Orioles...
  • With Manny Machado out, Orioles come to a crossroads in postseason philosophy

    With Manny Machado out, Orioles come to a crossroads in postseason philosophy
    Now that it has become clear the Orioles will be without third baseman Manny Machado for the remainder of the season, the club's front office is going to have to decide just how confident it is in the ability of the current roster to hold on to the top...
  • Marlins hope Saltalamacchia sustains recent success

    Jarrod Saltalamacchia has reached that point where his batting average no longer is relevant. That's not to say the .229 mark he took into Saturday night's game against the Rockies doesn't bother him. It's just no longer productive to dwell on it,...
  • Dustin Ackley's 3-run homer sends Mariners past Red Sox, 7-3

    BOSTON This time they didn't wait until their final out to mount a rally. This time the Mariners dispensed with the drama early. After falling behind 3-0 for the second straight day, Seattle exploded for seven runs in the fourth inning against Boston...
  • MLB roundup: Red Sox sign Cuban OF Castillo

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Red Sox sign Cuban OF Castillo The Boston Red Sox signed Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo on Saturday and he was on the field at Fenway Park before their game against the Seattle Mariners. Castillo was seen on the...
  • Workman Falters As Mariners Score 7 In 4th To Rally Past Red Sox

    Workman Falters As Mariners Score 7 In 4th To Rally Past Red Sox
    Dustin Ackley hit a three-run homer as visiting Seattle scored seven times in the fourth inning to overcome a three-run deficit for the second straight day and beat the Red Sox 7-3 Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park. Chris Denorfia had an RBI double and...
  • Angels continue to struggle at Coliseum

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Los Angeles Angels - INSIDE PITCH OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Angels arrived Friday at the O.co Coliseum on the heels of a four-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The Angels had won eight of...
  • Game roundup: Rays' Smyly fires 2-hit shutout

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 7: Adds Marlins-Rockies, fixes typo in Pirates-Brewers ... two games to follow Game roundup: Rays' Smyly fires 2-hit shutout TORONTO -- Drew Smyly pitched a two-hitter in his first career complete game, and Evan...