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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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  • 5 Things to Know About Gen. Joseph Dunford

    President Barack Obama nominated Marine Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford on Tuesday to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the top U.S. military position, replacing Army Gen. Martin Dempsey. Five things to know about Dunford: ___ FOLLOWING IN DAD'S...
  • Cubs add relievers James Russell, Anthony Varvaro

    Cubs add relievers James Russell, Anthony Varvaro
    ST. LOUIS -- The Chicago Cubs added much needed relief help before Tuesday night's game at St. Louis by promoting left-hander James Russell from Triple-A Iowa and adding Anthony Varvaro. To make room for the relievers, outfielder Chris Denorfia was...
  • Obama chooses Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairman

    President Barack Obama tapped a highly respected combat commander as his next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Tuesday, signaling that the battles against al-Qaida and Islamic State militants threatening the Middle East and the West remain top...
  • Bartolo Colon makes history, as Mets earn 3-2 win over Orioles

    Bartolo Colon makes history, as Mets earn 3-2 win over Orioles
    When New York Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon made his major league debut, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado hadn't yet turned 5 years old and Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. was one season shy of ending his record consecutive-games streak. The...
  • Miller dominates in Braves' 9-0 win against Phillies

    ATLANTA On a night when Shelby Miller pitched a three-hit shutout in the first complete game of the season for the Braves and continued to assert himself as the true ace of the staff this season, he shared the stage with another, far-less heralded...
  • Red Sox Make Five Hits Count, Beat Rays 2-0

    Red Sox Make Five Hits Count, Beat Rays 2-0
    BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts homered to lead off the sixth inning — the first hit off Rays starter Drew Smyly — and added another in the eighth to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 2-0 victory over Tampa Bay on Tuesday night. On the night the...
  • On The Fly: UConn Waiting In Line For Sterling Gibbs' Decision

    UConn's pursuit of guard Sterling Gibbs, who is transferring from Seton Hall, won't be easy. Gibbs, who averaged 16.7 points and 3.8 assists last season, visited Pittsburgh Tuesday and will be at Ohio State later this week. Baylor, North Carolina State...
  • House speaker's consultant on PawSox works for industry

    An economist hired by House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello to consult on a proposal for a new Pawtucket Red Sox stadium in Providence said Tuesday that he also is a consultant for the pro baseball commissioner's office, but a spokesman for the speaker said he...
  • Q&A: Colleen Kane's White Sox mailbag

    Q&A: Colleen Kane's White Sox mailbag
    Is Robin Ventura’s job safe after the poor White Sox start? That and more in this week's White Sox mailbag. Sox players and coaches have said that it is too early to panic and they will turn things around. After Sunday’s debacle in Minnesota...
  • Adam Jones, Buck Showalter, and John Angelos speak eloquently despite a historically silent game

    Adam Jones, Buck Showalter, and John Angelos speak eloquently despite a historically silent game
    In an old news clip dug up for “All In With Chris Hayes,” then-Mayor Kurt Schmoke said this of the newly opened Oriole Park at Camden Yards: “The most important thing is that it really has attracted people into the area that see that...
  • LEADING OFF: Billingsley back on mound after 2-year layoff

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ WELCOME BACK After a long road back to the big leagues, Chad Billingsley makes his first start in more than two years. The Philadelphia Phillies plan to activate him from the disabled...