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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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  • Condition of fan hit by broken bat upgraded to good

    The condition of the Massachusetts woman hit by a broken bat at Fenway Park has been upgraded from fair to good. Officials at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center say Thursday that Tonya Carpenter's condition has improved. They didn't provide other...
  • Red Sox Finally Shine After Gloomy Week

    Red Sox Finally Shine After Gloomy Week
    BOSTON — In this season of seemingly endless Red Sox embarrassments, nobody had embarrassed John Farrell any worse than Wade Miley had in his previous start. When a pitcher goes after a beleaguered manager in the dugout for pulling him after...
  • Orioles notebook: Wei-Yin Chen unhappy with being optioned one day after gem

    Orioles notebook: Wei-Yin Chen unhappy with being optioned one day after gem
    The Orioles' ongoing roster carousel was expected to spin again Tuesday afternoon, but its passenger heading to the minors was a surprise — and he took to social media to question the decision. To make room for first baseman/outfielder Chris...
  • Blackhawks showing Cubs how it's done — winning that is

    Blackhawks showing Cubs how it's done — winning that is
    One of the rites of summer in Chicago is Stanley's trip to Wrigley Field, when the Blackhawks bring their cup to the ballpark and let the Cubs hoist it. The Stanley Cup is not only a reward for excellence, but a gleaming reminder of how much we value...
  • Some more factoids from Tuesday's 19-3 game

     Some more factoids from Tuesday's 19-3 game
    By now, you know the Orioles hit a modern-franchise-record eight homers Tuesday night in a 19-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. They had hit seven on three previous occasions. The last team to hit eight bombs in one game was the Boston Red Sox...
  • Holt Hits For Cycle, Boston Ends Slide With Win Over Braves

    Holt Hits For Cycle, Boston Ends Slide With Win Over Braves
    BOSTON (AP) — Brock Holt became the first Boston player to hit for the cycle since 1996 and the Red Sox slugged their way out of a seven-game losing streak with a 9-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. Holt's solo homer in the seventh put...
  • Orioles blowout goes from the sublime to the ridiculous

    Orioles blowout goes from the sublime to the ridiculous
    When Phillies outfielder Jeff Francoeur took the mound for the seventh inning of Tuesday night's Orioles meteor shower, it looked like the moment when a strange game would become a travesty, but Francoeur actually restored some order temporarily. He...
  • Marla Ridenour: Pain of postseason loss softened by presence of LeBron and hope for happier endings

    CLEVELAND How best to measure the pain of a fan base in the wake of the Cavaliers' loss in the NBA Finals? Especially when, unlike Jose Mesa's meltdown or Michael Jordan's shot, it crept in, pin by pin piercing the well-punctured voodoo doll of...
  • Holt Hits For Cycle, Sox End Slide With Win Over Braves

    BOSTON — Red Sox fans seemed too excited about the end of a long losing streak to notice the significance of Brock Holt's hitting a triple in the eighth inning. Holt was a little surprised himself after the three-base hit meant he had hit for...
  • Chen blasts being optioned on Twitter: 'I am disappointed my routine is being interrupted'

    Chen blasts being optioned on Twitter: 'I am disappointed my routine is being interrupted'
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said left-hander Wei-Yin Chen understood the reasons behind optioning him to High-A Frederick, but Chen took to social media Tuesday evening to express his disappointment in the move. One day after Chen had arguably his...
  • Manfred says MLB can expand fan netting without bargaining

    Major League Commissioner Rob Manfred says management can order expanded netting to protect fans without bargaining over the matter with the players' association. A fan at Fenway Park was injured and hospitalized after she was struck by a broken bat in...