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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 pregame notes and lineups for Game 2 of doubleheader

    Orioles pregame notes and lineups for Game 2 of doubleheader
    BOSTON – Fenway Park was emptied, cleaned and reopened in a matter of about an hour and a half for the nightcap of today’s Orioles doubleheader in Boston. In between, right-hander Bud Norris threw a two-inning simulated game to test his...
  • After playing third base Monday, Chris Davis returns to first base vs. Rangers

    After playing third base Monday, Chris Davis returns to first base vs. Rangers
    The Chris Davis experiment at third base lasted just one day. The Orioles slugger will start at first base tonight in the second game of the series against the Texas Rangers at Camden Yards, a day after he filled in for Manny Machado at the hot corner....
  • High-A Frederick features several second-tier trade chips for Orioles

    High-A Frederick features several second-tier trade chips for Orioles
    Last week’s trade between the Chicago Cubs and the Oakland Athletics, which sent pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for a prospect package that includes top 10 prospect Addison Russell, kicked off the MLB trade season in...
  • Nelson Cruz, Matt Wieters still lead their positions in All-Star voting

    Nelson Cruz, Matt Wieters still lead their positions in All-Star voting
    Designated hitter Nelson Cruz and injured catcher Matt Wieters still lead their respective positions in American League All-Star Game voting, according to fan voting results released by Major League Baseball on Monday afternoon. Despite cooling off at...
  • Orioles send Rule 5 pick Michael Almanzar back to the Boston Red Sox

    Orioles send Rule 5 pick Michael Almanzar back to the Boston Red Sox
    The Orioles sent infielder Michael Almanzar back to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday after he cleared waivers. The club selected Almanzar, 23, from the Red Sox in December’s Rule 5 draft for $50,000. He had to stay on the Orioles’ roster all...
  • Orioles' Bud Norris, Kevin Gausman to pitch vs. Yankees in Tampa

    Orioles' Bud Norris, Kevin Gausman to pitch vs. Yankees in Tampa
    SARASOTA, Fla. – Orioles right-handers Bud Norris and Kevin Gausman will pitch this afternoon against the New York Yankees in Tampa. The Orioles hit the road for the next two days after losing back-to-back games at Ed Smith Stadium to the Boston...
  • Numbers show power will come for Orioles first baseman Chris Davis

    Numbers show power will come for Orioles first baseman Chris Davis
    Orioles fans have shown relative restraint in not breaking the emergency glass and hitting the panic button regarding Chris Davis’ lack of power early in the season, mostly thanks to what they see from him on a nightly basis. Davis has hit rockets...
  • Although he's not 100 percent, J.J. Hardy returns to lineup

    Although he's not 100 percent, J.J. Hardy returns to lineup
    TORONTO — Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy said he isn't 100 percent recovered from his strained right hamstring, but he's healthy enough to return to the lineup. Hardy returned to the lineup Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers...
  • Coffee Companion (4/24): Ravens schedule released, Davis and Cruz mash, and more

    Coffee Companion (4/24): Ravens schedule released, Davis and Cruz mash, and more
    If you were waiting for Chris Davis'┬áhome run to land before you got on with your business last night, you might have missed a lot. That’s why blogger/reporter Jon Meoli writes the Coffee Companion --where every morning, Monday through Friday, he'll...
  • Machado could be DH tonight (transfer rule, Lough, rain)

    Machado could be DH tonight (transfer rule, Lough, rain)
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the organization may consider holding back Manny Machado from playing third base Friday in his first rehab game with the High-A Frederick Keys due to rain in the area. Instead, Showalter said, Machado could DH...
  • Orioles notebook: Flaherty wishes transfer rule change came sooner

    Orioles notebook: Flaherty wishes transfer rule change came sooner
    Orioles infielder Ryan Flaherty says he's pleased that Major League Baseball announced Friday that it would revert to the old interpretation of a catch on a transfer play. With a slight smile, though, Flaherty said, "it's about four (or so) days late."...
  • After nearly a month, Orioles have mixed reviews for baseball's new replay system

    After nearly a month, Orioles have mixed reviews for baseball's new replay system
    When Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz ran through first base on a close play April 19 at Fenway Park and was called out by first base umpire Ted Barrett, it sparked a chain of events that has become common in the major leagues this season. After...