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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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  • After busy Winter Meetings, more deals left to be made

    After busy Winter Meetings, more deals left to be made
    SAN DIEGO — Baseball's Winter Meetings invariably consist of a lot of talk and little action. Not this year, though, as the four-day gathering that concluded Thursday at the Manchester Grand Hyatt included 19 transactions that involved 44 players....
  • Who won the winter meetings? We'll find out in the fall

    SAN DIEGO — The flurry of activity at this year's winter meetings was in stark contrast to last year in Orlando, Fla., when there were no mega-signings or blockbuster deals. This was more like an old school meetings, with stars such as Matt Kemp,...
  • Baseball deals: Yoenis Cespedes goes to Tigers for Rick Porcello

    Baseball deals: Yoenis Cespedes goes to Tigers for Rick Porcello
    Less than five months after acquiring Yoenis Cespedes as part of a big deadline deal, the Boston Red Sox traded the slugging outfielder to help bolster their rotation. The Detroit Tigers were happy to take him. Boston sent Cespedes to the Tigers on...
  • Red Sox add Masterson to rotation mix

    The Sports Xchange Red Sox add Masterson to rotation mix The Boston Red Sox signed right-hander Justin Masterson to a one-year, $9.5 million deal Thursday night. Masterson opted to sign a one-year contract after having his worst season in 2014. The...
  • Dodgers remake roster with flurry of moves

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Los Angeles Dodgers - INSIDE PITCH Seemingly everyone in baseball was waiting for Andrew Friedman to make a big move since he jumped from the Tampa Bay Rays to the Los Angeles Dodgers in October. The Dodgers' new...
  • Tigers land Cespedes, change rotation right-handers

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH The Detroit Tigers finally got their man. Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was acquired, along with right-handed reliever Alex Wilson and minor league lefty Gabe Speier, from the Boston Red...
  • Red Sox add Lester, Porcello, Masterson to rotation

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Boston Red Sox - INSIDE PITCH After losing out on the free agent left-hander Jon Lester at the winter meetings, the Boston Red Sox compensated by acquiring three starting pitchers in the next two days. Left-hander...
  • With eye on bottom line, Reds deal Latos, Simon

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Cincinnati Reds - INSIDE PITCH Walt Jocketty was in a subdued mood Dec. 11, which was quite understandable after the Cincinnati Reds general manager reluctantly traded two-fifths of his rotation. The Reds dealt...
  • Rollins' departure a bit of a surprise, but only first of Phillies dominoes to fall

    The next time that Jimmy Rollins walks through the front door at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and — to borrow an old Rollins line — "represents the P" instead of wearing Dodger blue or some other color that he may adorn in the twilight...
  • Some thoughts on Orioles' next moves after winter meetings

    Some thoughts on Orioles' next moves after winter meetings
    The Orioles returned from the winter meetings with nothing more than two selections in the Rule 5 draft, a high-upside project in right-hander Jason Garcia and a right-hander with a steady minor-league resume in Logan Verrett. Other than that, the...
  • Fighting Back Against DOT's War on Highway Exit Numbers

    Just when you think you the state Department of Transportation couldn't inconvenience you anymore, they announce a plan to change the numbers of all the highway exits. Why? To be in lock step with the dumb-ass federal system used in other states,...