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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 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...
  • 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 finish with highest attendance at Camden Yards since 2005

    Orioles finish with highest attendance at Camden Yards since 2005
    The Orioles drew an announced 38,329 for Sunday’s finale at Camden Yards for an overall attendance of 2,464,473 in the 80-date season. That easily surpassed their 2012 total of 2.36 million despite having one fewer date (the doubleheader this year...
  • Orioles rookie Christian Walker's first home run validates yearlong commitment to approach

    Orioles rookie Christian Walker's first home run validates yearlong commitment to approach
    As Orioles rookie first baseman Christian Walker strove this season to develop as a power hitter and solidify his future at first base, a position where power is paramount, he never strayed from the hitting approach that had earned him acclaim....
  • Nelson Cruz named this season's Most Valuable Oriole award winner

    Nelson Cruz named this season's Most Valuable Oriole award winner
    With career highs in home runs and RBIs, Nelson Cruz did more than enough to earn his first Most Valuable Oriole award this season. Now the question is whether the pending free agent will return next year to have a chance to win it again. “...
  • Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce receives cortisone shot in wrist, to miss several days

    Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce receives cortisone shot in wrist, to miss several days
    Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce, who was scratched from the lineup before a 7-2 win Saturday night over the Boston Red Sox with soreness in his right wrist, underwent an X-ray and received a cortisone shot, manager Buck Showalter said. Pearce, who is...
  • With a depleted lineup, Orioles fall to Red Sox on David Ortiz's 10th-inning homer, 5-3

    With a depleted lineup, Orioles fall to Red Sox on David Ortiz's 10th-inning homer, 5-3
    The starting lineup the Orioles fielded Friday night against the Boston Red Sox was one more likely to be seen in March than September. But with the American League East already wrapped up, Orioles manager Buck Showalter has said the club will choose...
  • Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis out of starting lineup for third straight game

    Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis out of starting lineup for third straight game
    Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis will be out of the starting lineup for the third straight game when the club faces the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards tonight. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Markakis was still sore after he was hit by a pitch in...
  • Even in defeat, Orioles' makeshift lineup holds its own vs. Red Sox

    Even in defeat, Orioles' makeshift lineup holds its own vs. Red Sox
    The Orioles lost, 5-3, in 10 innings Friday to a Boston Red Sox club that had only three members of its Opening Day roster in the starting lineup. So, in a sense, that’s a disappointment. But here’s something I rarely do: a little glass-...
  • Adam Jones hits two homers to lead Orioles to 7-2 win over Red Sox

    Adam Jones hits two homers to lead Orioles to 7-2 win over Red Sox
    After the Orioles' 7-2 victory Saturday night over the Boston Red Sox, manager Buck Showalter was preparing himself for a postgame discussion with Adam Jones, whom he was considering sitting for Sunday's regular-season home finale. It would be a short...
  • Looking back at the Orioles' long-shot odds to win the AL East

    Looking back at the Orioles' long-shot odds to win the AL East
    Even though the Orioles have the ability to win the American League East by the largest margin in years, they were a longshot to win the division before the season began. When online bookmaker Bovada released its first 2014 baseball futures odds, the...
  • Notes on Marcus Stroman's suspension, Orioles resting, Christian Walker's debut

    Notes on Marcus Stroman's suspension, Orioles resting, Christian Walker's debut
    It took 48 hours, but the disciplinary sanctions the Orioles were hoping for were passed down by Major League Baseball on Wednesday. Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman was suspended six games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing...