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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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  • Rule 5 pick Michael Almanzar headed for MRI on left knee and other Orioles notes

    Rule 5 pick Michael Almanzar headed for MRI on left knee and other Orioles notes
    Orioles Rule 5 pick Michael Almanzar is scheduled for a MRI of his left knee Monday afternoon, according to manager Buck Showalter. Showalter said the 23-year-old corner infielder injured his knee while playing first base Saturday in Port Charlotte,...
  • Orioles trade Alex Gonzalez for Steve Lombardozzi

    Orioles trade Alex Gonzalez for Steve Lombardozzi
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles added another player to their infield mix Monday, acquiring switch-hitting local product Steve Lombardozzi Jr. in a trade that sent veteran infielder Alex Gonzalez to the Detroit Tigers. Lombardozzi, 25, who is from...
  • Orioles infielder Michael Almanzar has knee tendinitis, could go on DL

    Orioles infielder Michael Almanzar has knee tendinitis, could go on DL
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The MRI on Rule 5 pick Michael Almanzar’s left knee revealed patella tendinitis, which will shelve the young corner infielder for a few days and may require a stint on the 15-day disabled list, according to executive vice...
  • Bud Norris finishes a strong spring and will likely slot fourth or fifth in rotation

    Bud Norris finishes a strong spring and will likely slot fourth or fifth in rotation
    FORT MYERS, Fla. — Right-hander Bud Norris has talked this spring about showing Orioles fans what he can do when he is healthy and pitching at the level he demands from himself. He used the Grapefruit League to make his point, finishing a good...
  • Like/Dislike with Ryan Flaherty, Orioles infielder

    Like/Dislike with Ryan Flaherty, Orioles infielder
    Batter up, Baltimore. The Orioles are back for the team's 60th season in town. And infielder Ryan Flaherty is gearing up for his third season at Camden Yards. "I'm excited to get going this season, play winning baseball and help this team anyway I can,"...
  • Orioles RHP Miguel Gonzalez to start fourth game of regular season

    Orioles RHP Miguel Gonzalez to start fourth game of regular season
    FORT MYERS, Fla. – Miguel Gonzalez said he has been tabbed to start the fourth game of the season April 4 in Detroit. “I’m ready, ready to go. I’m excited for spring training to end and start the season,” he said. “...
  • Miguel Gonzalez struggles, but Orioles rally for 5-4 win over Red Sox

    Miguel Gonzalez struggles, but Orioles rally for 5-4 win over Red Sox
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Miguel Gonzalez struggled in his final tune-up before the regular season, but the Orioles still rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox, 5-4, in the Orioles’ split-squad day game. Gonzalez, who said he will make his regular season...
  • Orioles announce Opening Day plans, will wear patch for Tom Clancy in 2014

    Orioles announce Opening Day plans, will wear patch for Tom Clancy in 2014
    On Wednesday, the Orioles announced their plans for Opening Day, which include the traditional pregame introductions as players and coaches run down the orange carpet. The team encourages fans to take their seats by 2:30 p.m., when the festivities are...
  • Orioles batter Red Sox for 15 hits in series-opening, 8-4 win at Fenway Park

    Orioles batter Red Sox for 15 hits in series-opening, 8-4 win at Fenway Park
    BOSTON – Orioles rookie third baseman Jonathan Schoop is still trying to feel his way through his first real opportunity to contribute as a major leaguer. The organization’s top position player prospect, Schoop has had his share of growing...
  • Orioles RHP Ubaldo Jimenez's early-season troubles continue

    Orioles RHP Ubaldo Jimenez's early-season troubles continue
    This wasn’t the way Ubaldo Jimenez or the Orioles wanted things to start this year. After three starts with the Orioles, Jimenez is 0-3 with a 7.31 ERA. He has allowed 23 hits and 10 walks in 16 innings -- or two base runners per inning. On...
  • Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez working on more 'aggressive' mechanics

    Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez working on more 'aggressive' mechanics
    BOSTON — Since his last start a week ago, Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez has made several visits to the team’s video room, trying to figure out why he’s struggled in his first three starts as an Oriole. A day after allowing five...
  • Chris Tillman shakes off rust in first start in nine days

    Chris Tillman shakes off rust in first start in nine days
    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman wasn't his sharpest in his final spring tuneup before Opening Day, but he was able to limit the damage to work out of several jams against the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park on...