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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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  • Friday's local and college multi-sport roundup: Gloucester Junior Legion team stays alive at state with two victories

    Baseball: American Legion: Gloucester Post 75 won two elimination games Friday to stay alive in the Junior state tournament at Shepherd Stadium in Colonial Heights. First, Brady Hudgins had three RBI Friday in a 7-1 win over Winchester Post 21....
  • Astros 5, Red Sox 3

    The Sports Xchange By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: makes fix in fifth graph Astros 5, Red Sox 3 BOSTON -- The Houston Astros did something on Friday night they had never done before. They won a game at Fenway Park. The Astros, who...
  • Game roundup: Rays climb to .500 with shutout

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 2: Adds RedSox-Astros, Indians-Orioles; late games to follow Game roundup: Rays climb to .500 with shutout ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays completed their long climb back to .500 on Friday night, beating...
  • Cespedes changes dynamics of Red Sox offense

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Boston Red Sox - INSIDE PITCH CINCINNATI -- Yoenis Cespedes' performance the past two games has manager John Farrell and the Boston Red Sox salivating over the potential of the middle of the order in the next...
  • Porter's return to Astros provides protection for Carter

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Houston Astros - INSIDE PITCH HOUSTON -- With designated hitter Chris Carter in the midst of the hottest stretch of his career, Houston Astros manager Bo Porter welcomed back veteran center fielder Dexter Fowler by...
  • Owners meetings in Baltimore all about picking Bud Selig's successor

    Owners meetings in Baltimore all about picking Bud Selig's successor
    To put it mildly, Baltimore is an interesting choice for the potentially historic owners meeting this week that is expected to determine who will be baseball's next commissioner. Representatives of the 30 clubs will come together Wednesday at the...
  • MASN TV rights dispute won't affect Orioles' All-Star Game bid, Bud Selig says

    MASN TV rights dispute won't affect Orioles' All-Star Game bid, Bud Selig says
    Baseball commissioner Bud Selig contends that the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network television rights dispute between the Orioles and the Washington Nationals can be resolved before he leaves office in January and that both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., are...
  • Baseball owners on verge of vote for Bud Selig's replacement as commissioner

    Baseball owners on verge of vote for Bud Selig's replacement as commissioner
    There is a clear favorite in the pending vote to determine who replaces longtime commissioner Bud Selig, but the coronation of Major League Baseball chief operating officer Rob Manfred is not a foregone conclusion. Baseball owners and their...
  • Game roundup: Jones' HR lifts Orioles over Yankees

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 5: Adds second game of Dbacks-Indians; late games to follow Game roundup: Jones' HR lifts Orioles over Yankees BALTIMORE -- Adam Jones hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the eighth inning to lead the Baltimore...
  • De La Rosa pitching with poise, confidence

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Chicago White Sox - INSIDE PITCH CHICAGO -- Carlos Rodon seems on pace to make his major league debut the same summer he was drafted. General manager Rick Hahn tried to pump the brakes on that line of thinking...
  • Mulder not ready to give up on career

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Los Angeles Angels - INSIDE PITCH ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Left-hander Mark Mulder, who spent spring training with the Los Angeles Angels, said he plans to resume an attempted comeback interrupted by injury. Mulder, who...