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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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  • Francoeur, Harang Lead Phillies Over Red Sox

    Francoeur, Harang Lead Phillies Over Red Sox
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jeff Francoeur hit a three-run homer, Aaron Harang took a one-hitter into the seventh inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 Wednesday night. Making his Red Sox debut after signing an $82.5 million,...
  • Aaron Harang solid in Phillies debut, 4-2 win over Red Sox

    PHILADELPHIA An 86 mph fastball smacked into Carlos Ruiz' mitt and Aaron Harang's regular-season debut with his eighth major-league team was underway. The journeyman was brought to Philadelphia to eat innings in a rebuilding season, but for much of...
  • Phil Coke credits instructor for impressive spring

    Phil Coke credits instructor for impressive spring
    MESA, Ariz. -- Left-hander Phil Coke didn't allow a run in nine appearances and that convinced the Chicago Cubs to add him to the roster and guarantee his $2.25 million salary. Coke, 32, will be asked to be more than a left-handed relief specialist, and...
  • AL Central rivals on their heels, but Tigers still have swagger

    AL Central rivals on their heels, but Tigers still have swagger
    LAKELAND, Fla. — Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was playing pingpong against a teammate in the cramped home clubhouse at Joker Marchant Stadium on Saturday when he hit a ball so hard it bounced off the table and sailed across the room....
  • RailCats going 'all in' on fielding younger team in 2015

    RailCats going 'all in' on fielding younger team in 2015
    Three position players who ended the season in their lineup. Zero starting pitchers from their four-man rotation. Those are the likely returning numbers for the RailCats, about a month away from the start of their American Association season. In a...
  • Laurel's average handles rose during winter meet

    Laurel's average handles rose during winter meet
     Laurel Park closed its 2015 winter meet Sunday with total average handle up 14.6 percent overall and 15.8 percent on its live product. Laurel's average daily handle was $1.764 million compared with $1.540 in 2014. Daily export handle increased 20.2...
  • On The Fly: Hearty Hartford Welcome For Trinity Hockey Champs

    On The Fly: Hearty Hartford Welcome For Trinity Hockey Champs
    A vocal throng of fans greeted the NCAA Division III champion Trinity College hockey team at Koeppel Community Sports Center in Hartford Sunday afternoon. Fans held signs and wore Trinity blue and gold to honor their Bantams, who defeated Wisconsin-...
  • The Lineup

    The Lineup
    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Catcher || || || Matt Wieters had a terrific April last year before being sidelined with an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery, a procedure typically reserved for pitchers. Backups Nick Hundley (now on the...
  • Check out the annual Golf Guide

    Check out the annual Golf Guide
    Today marks the release of The Morning Call's annual golf guide, with detailed information on each of the courses in the Lehigh Valley as well as the Poconos. But area golfers will have to be patient, Mark Wogenrich reports, because of the winter...
  • Free Will Astrology 4/8/15

    Free Will Astrology 4/8/15
    ARIES (March 21-April 19): “Uitwaaien” is a Dutch word that means to go out for a stroll in windy weather simply because it’s exhilarating. I don’t know any language that has parallel terms for running in the rain for the dizzy joy...
  • Cole Hamels Opening Day starter for Phillies, Odubel Herrera the center fielder

    Cole Hamels Opening Day starter for Phillies, Odubel Herrera the center fielder
    CLEARWATER, Fla. – With just one week remaining before the Phillies open the regular season against the Boston Red Sox at Citizens Bank Park, both the outfield and starting rotation are beginning to take shape. Three days after manager Ryne...