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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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  • MLB announces new collision rule

    MLB announces new collision rule
    Major League Baseball made official new rules to protect catchers from flagrant home-plate collisions. Starting this season, a runner who deviates from a direct path to the plate to initiate contact with a catcher will be called out even if the catcher...
  • Yankees leaving Orioles, others in AL East far behind in spending spree

    Yankees leaving Orioles, others in AL East far behind in spending spree
    For years I’ve heard the bellyaching about how the Orioles can’t compete financially with the big boys in the American League East, specifically the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. Well, now it looks like everyone, including the Red...
  • Getting to know Orioles pitching coach Dave Wallace

    Getting to know Orioles pitching coach Dave Wallace
    Dave Wallace Age: 66 Birthplace: Waterbury, Conn. Resides: Wrentham, Mass. Most recent position: Atlanta Braves' minor league pitching coordinator (2010-2013) Major league pitching coach experience: Los Angeles Dodgers (1995-1997), New York Mets...
  • After years away from the majors, Dave Wallace lends Orioles arms a helping hand

    After years away from the majors, Dave Wallace lends Orioles arms a helping hand
    SARASOTA, Fla. — When the Orioles first contacted Dave Wallace in October about their pitching coach vacancy, the 66-year-old baseball veteran took pause. Wallace already had a nice job as the minor league pitching coordinator for the Atlanta...
  • How Camden Yards got a cameo in 'House of Cards' episode

    How Camden Yards got a cameo in 'House of Cards' episode
    SARASOTA, Fla. – Spoiler alert! A scene in the recently-released second season of "House of Cards" that features fictional politician Frank Underwood throwing out a pregame first pitch before an Orioles game at Camden Yards was less than three...
  • Orioles stilll pursuing free agents Kendrys Morales, Ervin Santana, sources say

    Orioles stilll pursuing free agents Kendrys Morales, Ervin Santana, sources say
    SARASOTA, Fla. — The ink has only just dried on the Orioles' monumental four-year deal with starter Ubaldo Jimenez, but the club remains interested in acquiring at least one other big-ticket free agent. The Orioles have intensified their pursuit...
  • Aceves returns to Mexico to obtain work visa, Hendriks claimed by Blue Jays

    Aceves returns to Mexico to obtain work visa, Hendriks claimed by Blue Jays
    SARASOTA, FLA. — Right-handed pitcher Alfredo Aceves left Orioles camp following Friday's workout so he could travel back to Mexico to obtain his work visa. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he is prepared for Aceves to be gone a week, but he'...
  • Orioles' interest in Kendrys Morales intensifying since Ubaldo Jimenez signing, source says

    Orioles' interest in Kendrys Morales intensifying since Ubaldo Jimenez signing, source says
    Since signing right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez, the Orioles have intensified their interest in free agent designated hitter Kendrys Morales, according to a source. The Orioles have been linked to the switch-hitting designated hitter throughout the offseason,...
  • What they're saying about the Orioles agreeing to terms with Ubaldo Jimenez

    What they're saying about the Orioles agreeing to terms with Ubaldo Jimenez
    The Orioles made their biggest free-agent splash in years Monday night, agreeing to terms with right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez on a four-year deal worth $48 million. We have a number of stories and blogs posted on what this signing means, but here's a...
  • Signing Ubaldo Jimenez shows the Orioles are willing to make a move

    Signing Ubaldo Jimenez shows the Orioles are willing to make a move
    SARASOTA, Fla.  -- Let’s not get too carried away. Free agent pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez is not going to be mistaken for Clayton Kershaw any time soon, but the 30-year-old right-hander who agreed to a four-year deal with the Orioles on Monday is the...
  • There's plenty to like about Ubaldo Jimenez, but move is still a gamble for Orioles

    There's plenty to like about Ubaldo Jimenez, but move is still a gamble for Orioles
    The Orioles finally made a necessary splash Monday, agreeing to terms with free-agent starter Ubaldo Jimenez on a four-year, $48 million that gives the club a veteran starter to bolster a substandard rotation. There are some things to like about the...
  • Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon talks about building confidence, bullpens

    Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon talks about building confidence, bullpens
    When the Orioles traded Jim Johnson in December and then spiked a potential deal with Grant Balfour weeks later, the likelihood of Tommy Hunter being the club’s 2014 closer increased. With a few weeks left in the offseason, the Orioles could still...