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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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  • Orioles hit three HRs, hang on for 5-4 victory over the New York Yankees

    Orioles hit three HRs, hang on for 5-4 victory over the New York Yankees
    NEW YORK -- One day after being held to one hit, the Orioles found their bats Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.
  • Orioles release 2015 spring training schedule

    Orioles release 2015 spring training schedule
    NEW YORK – The Orioles released next season's spring training schedule Tuesday, and they will open their Grapefruit League schedule March 3 against the Tigers on the road in Lakeland, Fla., then play their home opener the next day against Detroit at...

    Orioles' Steve Pearce says his sore wrist 'feels night and day better'

    Orioles' Steve Pearce says his sore wrist 'feels night and day better'
    NEW YORK -- Orioles first baseman-outfielder Steve Pearce said he expects to return to the starting lineup by Wednesday afternoon against the Yankees. Pearce was scratched from the starting lineup before Saturday’s game against the Boston Red...

    Buck Showalter expects Nick Markakis, Steve Pearce to return vs. Yankees

    Buck Showalter expects Nick Markakis, Steve Pearce to return vs. Yankees
    First baseman Steve Pearce and right fielder Nick Markakis weren’t in Sunday’s lineup, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he would expect both to play in the upcoming series against the New York Yankees. Pearce is expected to be out two...

    Orioles suffer 3-2 loss to Red Sox in final home game of regular season

    Orioles suffer 3-2 loss to Red Sox in final home game of regular season
    The Orioles’ regular-season home finale Sunday afternoon ended with a whimper, a 3-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox. But they’ll be back. For just the second time in Camden Yards’ 23-season history, the Orioles ended their home...