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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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  • MLB Pumps Up Ball Security After Tom Brady Flap

    MLB Pumps Up Ball Security After Tom Brady Flap
    NEW YORK (AP) — Even before Tom Brady was penalized, Major League Baseball boosted its prevent defense. As part of a new security plan this season to further safeguard game balls, an MLB representative now watches them get carried by a clubhouse...
  • Former UConn Star Matt Barnes Collects First Career Win As Red Sox Top A's In Extras

    Former UConn Star Matt Barnes Collects First Career Win As Red Sox Top A's In Extras
    OAKLAND, Calif. — Pablo Sandoval received his latest World Series ring from the San Francisco Giants one night, then hit a game-winning home run the next in his anticipated return to the Bay Area. Sandoval homered leading off the 11th inning...
  • Jon Lester raves about maturity of Cubs' youth

    Jon Lester raves about maturity of Cubs' youth
    Jon Lester remembers when he was part of a cast of young and talented prospects coming through the Boston Red Sox system. But as Lester looks at the production and mannerisms of some of his younger Cubs teammates, he has a more optimistic feeling...
  • Former Arkansas wide receiver Carlton Salters catching on with RailCats

    Former Arkansas wide receiver Carlton Salters catching on with RailCats
    GARY — It's not as if Carlton Salters never played baseball. Far from it. He started playing when he was 3. He was a two-time second team All-State selection in high school in Tallahassee, Fla. He attended showcases and played travel ball. He...
  • Trotz OK with Ovechkin saying Caps will win Rangers series

    Alex Ovechkin certainly can talk the talk, from his "All series, baby" jab aimed at Henrik Lundqvist during Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal, to his assertion that the Washington Capitals will eliminate the New York Rangers in Game 7. And...
  • Pablo Sandoval homer leading off 11th lifts Red Sox past A's

    Pablo Sandoval received his latest World Series ring from the San Francisco Giants one night, then hit a game-winning home run the next in his anticipated return to the Bay Area. Sandoval homered leading off the 11th inning back in Northern California...
  • A's lose again as Red Sox's Pablo Sandoval homers in the 11th

    OAKLAND, Calif. The limping Oakland A's returned home Monday and Pablo Sandoval help them remain stuck in a funk. Sandoval hit a solo home run off Angel Castro in the top of the 11th inning to deliver a 5-4 victory for the Boston Red Sox and hand Oakland...
  • Pablo Sandoval 'excited' to receive ring, has 'no hard feelings' toward Giants

    Back in the Bay Area as a member of the Boston Red Sox, former Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval said he was "excited" to receive his 2014 World Series ring from Giants staff on Sunday night and that he has "no hard feelings" toward his former team or...
  • Regional Digest: Rock Cats Flande Honored

    Pitcher Of The Week Yohan Flande was named Eastern League pitcher of the week, going 2-0 in two starts last week. Flande pitched a one-hitter Saturday at Portland (the Sea Dogs lineup included Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino on a rehab assignment). .....
  • On The Fly: Middletown's Tye Opens Eyes At Giants Camp

    On The Fly: Middletown's Tye Opens Eyes At Giants Camp
    Middletown native Will Tye spent the weekend at the Giants' rookie tryout camp. He opened some eyes, earning a free agent contract Monday. Tye, who attended Xavier and Salisbury School, began his college career at Florida State before playing two...
  • LEADING OFF: Orioles back in Baltimore, Gordon returns to LA

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ BACK IN BALTIMORE The Orioles play at Camden Yards for the first time since April 29, when they held a game without fans because of civil unrest after the death of Freddie Gray....