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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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  • 'Old' Buchholz dominant against Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange By Matthew Carroll, The Sports Xchange 'Old' Buchholz dominant against Blue Jays BOSTON -- Clay Buchholz is looking more and more like Boston's ace again. Even Toronto manager John Gibbons thinks so. Buchholz delivered another...
  • Game roundup: Giants beat Tigers behind Posey, Bumgarner

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 9: Adds Rockies-Padres Game roundup: Giants beat Tigers behind Posey, Bumgarner DETROIT -- Buster Posey continued his hot streak with three hits, including a solo home run, and Madison Bumgarner tied for the major-...
  • Will Phillies bring Sizemore back in 2015?

    Will Phillies bring Sizemore back in 2015?
    Once a perennial all-star who was one of the best players in the game, Grady Sizemore entered this season having been out of the majors since 2011 and wondering if his body would ever allow him to play a full season again. Between May 31, 2009, and...
  • Diamondbacks looking for GM after Towers dismissed

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Arizona Diamondbacks - INSIDE PITCH LOS ANGELES -- A disappointing season has brought the first of what will likely be multiple changes to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks announced Friday that Kevin...
  • Cabrera breaks finger in Blue Jays' loss to Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange Cabrera breaks finger in Blue Jays' loss to Red Sox BOSTON -- The Toronto Blue Jays entered Friday night's game at Fenway Park with a five-game winning streak and what appeared to be an outside...
  • Buckle up, it should be a wild ride to the finish

    September is always the best month of the baseball season, and with tight races in four of the six divisions and in both wild-card hunts, it could be one of the more memorable finishes in years. Here are a few things to watch as we head into the stretch...
  • Game roundup: Cabrera injured in Jays' loss

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Final update: Adds Astros-A's Game roundup: Cabrera injured in Jays' loss BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox, the defending World Series champions reduced to the role of spoiler, did just that to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday...
  • Haren, Dodgers, dominate D-backs

    The Sports Xchange By Forrest Lee, The Sports Xchange Haren, Dodgers, dominate D-backs LOS ANGELES -- It's the little things that have paid big dividends for Dan Haren. Right fielder Matt Kemp homered, and the Los Angeles Dodgers continued their...
  • Red Sox Rally In 8th And 10th To Beat Blue Jays

    Red Sox Rally In 8th And 10th To Beat Blue Jays
    BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox, the defending World Series champions reduced to the role of spoiler, did just that to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. The last-place Red Sox tied the score with three runs in the eighth inning, fell behind by two in...
  • Steve Pearce continues hard, good play on base paths in Orioles' win

    Steve Pearce continues hard, good play on base paths in Orioles' win
    First baseman Steve Pearce had two hits and an RBI in the Orioles’ 4-0 win Monday night against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. His biggest contribution, though, may have been in the sixth inning, when he ran hard to second base and slid toward...
  • Looking at the Orioles' magic number and scenarios for clinching the AL East

    Looking at the Orioles' magic number and scenarios for clinching the AL East
    BOSTON -- This is just a projection. So don’t take it to Vegas. Use it for amusement purposes only. But if the Orioles win this afternoon at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox, their magic number for clinching their first American League...