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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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  • Nelson Cruz, Matt Wieters still lead in All-Star voting, Adam Jones gains in outfield

    Nelson Cruz, Matt Wieters still lead in All-Star voting, Adam Jones gains in outfield
    Designated hitter Nelson Cruz and catcher Matt Wieters continue to lead their respective positions in American League All-Star voting, according to fan balloting figures released Sunday night. Center fielder Adam Jones jumped from sixth to fourth...
  • Ubaldo Jimenez struggles, benches clear as Orioles lose, 11-1, to Oakland Athletics

    Ubaldo Jimenez struggles, benches clear as Orioles lose, 11-1, to Oakland Athletics
    The Orioles were schooled Sunday afternoon in an 11-1 rout at Camden Yards by an Oakland Athletics team that boasts the best record in the American League. And if this series were a barometer to gauge where the Orioles measured up against the high-...
  • Source: New Haven TE Mike Flacco signing with the Chargers

    Source: New Haven TE Mike Flacco signing with the Chargers
    New Haven tight end Mike Flacco is heading to the NFL. The brother of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is signing an undrafted free agent contract with the San Diego Chargers, according to a league source. Mike Flacco, 26, declared early for the NFL...
  • Matt Wieters placed on 15-day disabled list as Chris Davis returns to lineup

    Matt Wieters placed on 15-day disabled list as Chris Davis returns to lineup
    On the same day first baseman Chris Davis returned from the disabled list, the club lost starting catcher Matt Wieters for at least 15 days. It has been that kind of a start this season for the Orioles, who have not had their best players in the...
  • Major league veterans Quintin Berry, Alexi Casilla heating up in Triple-A Norfolk

    Major league veterans Quintin Berry, Alexi Casilla heating up in Triple-A Norfolk
    A pair of former major leaguers are heating up this month for Triple-A Norfolk, adding to a list of veteran position players who are vying for a call-up should the Orioles have a need. Outfielder Quintin Berry and infielder Alexi Casilla are both...
  • Benches clear, no punches thrown in Orioles-Tigers game Monday

    Benches clear, no punches thrown in Orioles-Tigers game Monday
    Ian Kinsler broke up a tight 2-1 game in the eighth inning with a two-run homer to left field. Kinsler took his time admiring the homer and then rounded the bases in 24 seconds, not a stroll but not a sprint either. We’ll never know for sure,...
  • Bud Norris pitches into 8th inning, gets ejected in Orioles' 4-1 loss to Tigers

    Bud Norris pitches into 8th inning, gets ejected in Orioles' 4-1 loss to Tigers
    Bud Norris silenced the Detroit Tigers hitters early in his outing Saturday night by pitching inside effectively, but when his 113th and final pitch sailed inside and hit right fielder Torii Hunter, it wasn't received well. Tempers flared and both...
  • Despite four-game skid, Orioles hit the road in first place

    Despite four-game skid, Orioles hit the road in first place
    The Orioles are in the exact same place they were when their current four-game losing streak began – atop the American League East standings. As the Orioles open their four-game series in Kansas City tonight, they will still hold a half-game...
  • Orioles prospect Hunter Harvey and the rise of an Internet darling

    Orioles prospect Hunter Harvey and the rise of an Internet darling
    Gone are the days when weekly newspaper stat lines and monthly issues of Baseball America were the only sources of information on a team’s minor league players. A rising interest in fantasy baseball, the home team’s future, and sadly, a...
  • Dylan Bundy to pitch in extended spring training game and other Orioles notes

    Dylan Bundy to pitch in extended spring training game and other Orioles notes
    Orioles right-hander Dylan Bundy is progressing toward another step in his recovery from Tommy John elbow ligament surgery last June. Bundy is expected to throw one inning in an extended spring training game Tuesday in Sarasota, Fla. It will mark...
  • Given Orioles' relief needs, Norfolk bullpen in spotlight lately

    Given Orioles' relief needs, Norfolk bullpen in spotlight lately
    All eyes have been on Triple-A Norfolk this weekend, not for its players’ performances, but its pitchers’ availability to hop a plane and join the Orioles’ drained bullpen. Brad Brach joined the team in Minnesota, with Josh Stinson and...
  • Although he has passed test so far, Orioles closer Tommy Hunter strives to be better

    Although he has passed test so far, Orioles closer Tommy Hunter strives to be better
    Before long, whether through a rising price tag or poor performance, a baseball team will eventually move to its next closer. The former is how Tommy Hunter replaced Jim Johnson at the back of the Orioles bullpen this year, but not before Johnson...