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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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  • 'Damn Yankees' At Goodspeed

    'Damn Yankees' At Goodspeed
    For what would you sell your soul to the devil? For devoted Red Sox fans of the 20th century the answer is simple: A world series pennant, made sweeter if it is at the expense in that final inning to the New York Yankees. Now the classic baseball...
  • David Ortiz may have caused the end of White House selfies

    David Ortiz may have caused the end of White House selfies
    If you happen to bump into President Obama at the White House and aren't allowed to take a selfie to record the occasion, you can thank David Ortiz. It started with a seemingly spontaneous moment during the Boston Red Sox's visit to the White House last...
  • Miguel Gonzalez struggles, but Orioles rally for 5-4 win over Red Sox

    Miguel Gonzalez struggles, but Orioles rally for 5-4 win over Red Sox
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Miguel Gonzalez struggled in his final tune-up before the regular season, but the Orioles still rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox, 5-4, in the Orioles’ split-squad day game. Gonzalez, who said he will make his regular season...
  • Orioles announce Opening Day plans, will wear patch for Tom Clancy in 2014

    Orioles announce Opening Day plans, will wear patch for Tom Clancy in 2014
    On Wednesday, the Orioles announced their plans for Opening Day, which include the traditional pregame introductions as players and coaches run down the orange carpet. The team encourages fans to take their seats by 2:30 p.m., when the festivities are...
  • From baseball team manager to varsity, Winter Park junior stays in game | Video

    From baseball team manager to varsity, Winter Park junior stays in game | <b>Video</b>
    WINTER PARK — Feeding balls into a machine and raking the infield wasn't how Fontaine Cabell pictured his first season with Winter Park's baseball team. But at least he was part of it. As team manager last year, he traveled with the Wildcats,...
  • Capsules for the NL West Division

    NL WEST (in predicted order to finish) Los Angeles Dodgers Last year: 92-70 (first, NL West) New faces: 2B Alex Guerrero (Cuba), RHP Dan Haren (Nationals), RHP Chris Perez (Indians), RHP Jamey Wright (Rays), OF Mike Baxter (Mets) Former faces: RHP...
  • Capsules for the AL West Division

    AL WEST (in predicted order of finish) Oakland Athletics Last year: 96-66 (first, AL West) New faces: LHP Scott Kazmir (Indians), RHP Jim Johnson (Orioles), RHP Luke Gregerson (Padres), LHP Drew Pomeranz (Rockies), OF Craig Gentry (Rangers), INF Nick...
  • Capsules for the AL East Division

    AL EAST (in predicted order of finish) Boston Red Sox Last year: 97-65 (first, AL East) New faces: A.J. Pierzynski (Rangers), OF Grady Sizemore (Indians), RHP Edward Mujica (Cardinals), INF Jonathan Herrera (Rockies) Former faces: OF Jacoby Ellsbury...
  • Yankees Once Again Top Forbes List Of Most Valuable Baseball Franchises

    The most valuable baseball franchise award again goes to the New York Yankees. In Forbes magazine's annual rankings, the Yankees' value rose 9 percent in 2014 to $2.5 billion, topping all baseball franchises for the 17th consecutive year since the list...
  • Commentary: Tigers' offer to Max Scherzer aimed at assuring fans they'll spend

    The Detroit Tigers issued a statement Sunday that made Max Scherzer look greedy. I have no idea if that was the intent. But that isn't the point. This is: The statement wasn't aimed at Scherzer; it was aimed at you, at least in part. The team wanted...
  • Bud Norris finishes a strong spring and will likely slot fourth or fifth in rotation

    Bud Norris finishes a strong spring and will likely slot fourth or fifth in rotation
    FORT MYERS, Fla. — Right-hander Bud Norris has talked this spring about showing Orioles fans what he can do when he is healthy and pitching at the level he demands from himself. He used the Grapefruit League to make his point, finishing a good...