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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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  • Yankees take opener against Red Sox

    NEW YORK -- Right-hander Michael Pineda allowed one run and four hits in six-plus innings and the New York Yankees opened a four-game series against the Boston Red Sox with a 4-1 victory on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium. After allowing one run and...
  • T.J. Simers: Hanging with the Clippers

    LOS ANGELES I was given the choice of covering the Kentucky Derby and just maybe the Triple Crown, or following the Clippers wherever they go in the playoffs. I guess it's not that important if anyone reads what I write. Third choice was writing about...
  • Preview: Brewers at Phillies

    The Milwaukee Brewers hope to complete a perfect road trip when they play the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday in the finale of a three-game series. Milwaukee swept a three-game set at Boston before capturing the first two games in Philadelphia by a...
  • Red Sox's Ortiz and mistakes hurt Rangers in Fenway finale�

    BOSTON Neal Cotts knows that it's rarely a good thing when the media convenes at a reliever's locker after a loss, and the Texas Rangers' reliever stood and took every question Wednesday about his second eighth-inning lapse in five days. "Everyone played...
  • On The Fly: UMass Basketball Player Comes Out As Gay

    It is hard to comprehend the burden he felt, except to know it must have been heavy. UMass starter Derrick Gordon has come out as the first openly gay male college basketball player in Division I history, as first reported by espnW.com. Gordon said it was...
  • Who's off to best start among Central Florida players in majors?

    Who's off to best start among Central Florida players in majors?
    Who is off to the best start among players with ties to Central Florida now in the majors. These stats are current through Tuesday. We will be running periodic updates. If there is anyone missing, please let me know at jwilliams@orlandosentinel.com....
  • What they're saying about the Orioles

    What they're saying about the Orioles
    A collection of what other media outlets are saying about the Orioles as they prepare to complete their road trip with a 7:05 p.m. game against the New York Yankees tonight: * While Orioles fans wait for Manny Machado to return to the lineup, they can...
  • Adrian Beltre injures leg in Rangers' victory over Red Sox

    BOSTON On a night when the Texas Rangers' offense showed how capable it can be from top to bottom, one of the club's biggest bats might be headed to the disabled list. At the very least, cleanup hitter Adrian Beltre will miss the finale Wednesday at...
  • We Have A Winner, Let's Have A Parade – This Weekend, Not Later

    We had one champion team on Monday, and now we have another. Let's have a parade, and let's make it this weekend. Not next week. Not Easter weekend. Not later in the month. This weekend, like a real city that makes things happen. Sunday is the day the...
  • Orioles' slow start is alarming, but it's not time to completely panic yet

    Orioles' slow start is alarming, but it's not time to completely panic yet
    It is fortunate for the Orioles that the 2014 season has opened with a burst of American League parity. They lost five of their first seven games and displayed all manner of disturbing tendencies in the process, but they picked a good time to do it...
  • Ubaldo Jimenez's track record shows early-season struggles

    NEW YORK – Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez can’t pinpoint why April has typically been his most difficult month of the season, but he knows he can rebound from a pair of rocky starts to open his Orioles career because he’s done it before....