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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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  • C Hernandez goes No. 1 in Rule 5 Draft

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: fixes to Miami Marlins in fifth graf C Hernandez goes No. 1 in Rule 5 Draft SAN DIEGO --- Catcher Oscar Hernandez was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the first pick in the...
  • Tigers trade Eugenio Suarez, prospect for Alfredo Simon

    SAN DIEGO He's said it all along, ad nauseam, at every mention of trading David Price and at every mention of re-signing Max Scherzer. "We're not seeking starting pitching," Dave Dombrowski said, or "We really like our starters," or "We're really...
  • Tigers acquire OF Cespedes for Porcello

    The Sports Xchange Tigers acquire OF Cespedes for Porcello SAN DIEGO -- Yeonis Cespedes was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday for starting pitcher Rick Porcello. Cespedes spent the final two months of the 2014 season in...
  • Tigers acquire OF Cespedes from Red Sox for Porcello

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 2: Adds details Tigers acquire OF Cespedes from Red Sox for Porcello SAN DIEGO -- Yeonis Cespedes was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday for starting pitcher Rick Porcello. Cespedes...
  • Once again, Orioles preparing to make a Rule 5 draft pick Thursday

    Once again, Orioles preparing to make a Rule 5 draft pick Thursday
    The Orioles, who have made a Rule 5 draft selection every season under executive vice president Dan Duquette, have been preparing all week to make another pick this year. Duquette said Wednesday that the organization has evaluated approximately 60...
  • Reds trade starters Latos, Simon

    The Sports Xchange Reds trade starters Latos, Simon The Cincinnati Reds dealt two starting pitchers on Thursday, sending Alfredo Simon to the Detroit Tigers and Mat Latos to the Miami Marlins. The Reds acquired prospects Chad Wallach and Anthony...
  • Red Sox trade Yoenis Cespedes to Tigers for Rick Porcello

    Red Sox trade Yoenis Cespedes to Tigers for Rick Porcello
    The Dodgers weren't the only team dealing Thursday morning. The Boston Red Sox have agreed to send power-hitting outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for pitcher Rick Porcello, a person familiar with the negotiations told the...
  • Red Sox Send Cespedes To Tigers For Porcello; Acquire Miley, Sign Masterson

    SAN DIEGO — The Red Sox entered baseball's winter meetings in search of three starting pitchers. It appears they may have reached their goal. Hours after acquiring one starting pitcher in Arizona's Wade Miley, the Boston Red Sox unloaded outfielder...
  • Cubs' Jon Lester signing gets everyone's attention at winter meetings

    Cubs' Jon Lester signing gets everyone's attention at winter meetings
    SAN DIEGO — When I approached Jon Lester at the All-Star Game in Minneapolis five months ago and asked him about the possibility of coming to the Cubs as a free agent, he raised his eyebrows and shouted out for help. "I got my first destination...
  • With Jon Lester signing, Cubs shake up the baseball world

    With Jon Lester signing, Cubs shake up the baseball world
    To Tyler Christofferson, Jon Lester always will be the Little League teammate who wore his hat backward and No. 24 jersey like hero Ken Griffey Jr. did, the grade-school buddy who matured into a better person than player even though he's a major league...
  • Tigers acquire OF Yeonis Cespedes for starter Rick Porcello

    Tigers acquire OF Yeonis Cespedes for starter Rick Porcello
    SAN DIEGO --- The Detroit Tigers finally got their man. The Tigers acquired outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, right-handed reliever Alex Wilson and a minor leaguer from the Boston Red Sox on Thursday in a trade for right-hander Rick Porcello as baseball's...