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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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  • Astros Power Past Red Sox

    Astros Power Past Red Sox
    The first career grand slam for Jose Altuve was one of three homers crushed by the Houston Astros as they beat the Boston Red Sox 8-1 Sunday to earn a split of a four-game set at Fenway Park.  "The big guy put a charge into that one," Astros manager Bo...
  • Game roundup: Kuroda pitches Yankees past Rays

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 5: new lede (Rockies-Reds first game), also adds Nationals-Pirates; more to come Game roundup: Kuroda pitches Yankees past Rays COLORADO -- Drew Stubbs' three-run homer capped the Rockies' five-run ninth inning,...
  • Cuban Star Rusney Castillo Signs With Red Sox

    The Boston Red Sox won the bidding for Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo, who is expected to join the team this season. ESPN reported that the 27-year-old will be in Boston on Saturday to have a physical. The Red Sox and Castillo have agreed on a seven-...
  • Yankees latest team to install metal detectors at stadium

    Yankees latest team to install metal detectors at stadium
    The New York Yankees became the latest Major League Baseball team to introduce metal detectors to its stadium, part of a broader security push that will ultimately defeat its stated purpose. After testing the new screening method in a handful of...
  • Detroit Tigers miss out on Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo

    The Detroit Tigers will not sign Rusney Castillo. The 27-year-old Cuban outfielder will sign a record-setting 7-year, $72.5-million deal with the Boston Red Sox, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. It is the highest total value for a Cuban free...
  • Thoughts and observations as Orioles head into interleague series against the Cubs

    Thoughts and observations as Orioles head into interleague series against the Cubs
    CHICAGO – Sometimes when you’re in the middle of the baseball season, it takes a day off to take a step back and really look at what’s going on. The Orioles will open their three-game interleague series against the Cubs at Wrigley...
  • New Naval Academy superintendent outlines vision

    New Naval Academy superintendent outlines vision
    The new superintendent of the Naval Academy said Thursday that the institution is a national leader in confronting sexual assault and sexual harassment among students, and should be helping other schools tackle what he described as a widespread problem....
  • Angels set to move on without Richards

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Los Angeles Angels - INSIDE PITCH BOSTON -- The Los Angeles Angels are clearly determined to put the season-ending injury sustained by right-hander Garrett Richards behind them and get on with the rest of the regular...
  • Shoemaker, Angels relievers combine to 1-hit Red Sox

    Shoemaker, Angels relievers combine to 1-hit Red Sox BOSTON -- Rookie right-hander Matt Shoemaker had more on his mind than just the Boston Red Sox when he took the Fenway Park mound Thursday night. While he was clearly concerned with the game at...
  • After a shutout and a sweep in Boston, Angels now focus on the A's

    After a shutout and a sweep in Boston, Angels now focus on the A's
    The Angels completed their 2-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox in Fenway Park at 10:22 p.m. EDT Thursday. They showered, dressed and took the bus to Logan Airport for a six-hour flight to San Francisco. With any luck, they'll get to their hotel by 4 a....
  • Angels' Garrett Richards has torn knee tendon, will miss pennant drive

    Angels' Garrett Richards has torn knee tendon, will miss pennant drive
    Garrett Richards suffered a torn patellar tendon in his left knee and will undergo surgery Friday, a procedure that will sideline the Angels right-hander for six to nine months and could deal a severe blow to the team's pennant hopes. If the Angels...