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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

Top Boston Red Sox Articles

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  • Chris Tillman is sniffing around ace status (and other Orioles observations)

    Chris Tillman is sniffing around ace status (and other Orioles observations)
    There probably have been five times in the past 20 months or so that I've written a game story about Chris Tillman's continued emergence/maturation as a pitcher. Several times I've written about whether he is – or is at least on his way to...
  • Oriole baseball history includes loss to Westminster in 1885 [Column]

    Roses are red, violets are blue. I hate snow ... and you should too. For those with a bad case of chionophobia — a fear of snow — no worries, spring is near. We know this because last Monday was Opening Day for the Baltimore Orioles. After...
  • Ubaldo Jimenez's track record shows early-season struggles

    Ubaldo Jimenez's track record shows early-season struggles
    NEW YORK – Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez can’t pinpoint why April has typically been his most difficult month of the season, but he knows he can rebound from a pair of rocky starts to open his Orioles career because he’s done it before....
  • What they're saying about the Orioles

    What they're saying about the Orioles
    A collection of what other media outlets are saying about the Orioles as they prepare to complete their road trip with a 7:05 p.m. game against the New York Yankees tonight: * While Orioles fans wait for Manny Machado to return to the lineup, they can...
  • Five years later, Nick Adenhart's death still impacts two Orioles pitchers

    Five years later, Nick Adenhart's death still impacts two Orioles pitchers
    Nick Adenhart never played for the Orioles, but five years after the Maryland native's untimely death at age 22, he still has a lasting impact inside the Orioles' clubhouse. Orioles right-handed pitchers Darren O'Day and Miguel Gonzalez, two undrafted...
  • Orioles continue to cut it close

    Orioles continue to cut it close
    The Orioles have only scored two runs in 21 innings against the Toronto Blue Jays, but Saturday night’s 2-1 victory at Camden Yards had the heady feel of one of those extra-inning wins that made 2012 such a magical year. And the Orioles still have a...
  • Machado will face Santana on Saturday (Hardy, Lough, pine tar)

    Machado will face Santana on Saturday (Hardy, Lough, pine tar)
    In the next step of his recovery from October knee surgery, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will take two at-bats against Johan Santana in a “simulated” game on Saturday in Sarasota, Fla. Machado, 21, can do everything but sprint. And he...
  • Ubaldo Jimenez struggles once again in Orioles' 11-3 loss to the Blue Jays

    Ubaldo Jimenez struggles once again in Orioles' 11-3 loss to the Blue Jays
    The results that right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez has received in his first three starts with the Orioles — an unsightly 0-3 record and a 7.31 ERA — would have most pitchers searching for answers, especially while trying to meet the expectations of...
  • Orioles 3B Manny Machado runs sprints in Fla., close to playing in games

    Orioles 3B Manny Machado runs sprints in Fla., close to playing in games
    After sprinting six times and taking four at-bats in a simulated game Monday, injured Orioles third baseman Manny Machado really has one more thing to accomplish before beginning to play in games at extended spring training -- and that could happen as...
  • Orioles-Rays game postponed Tuesday and other notes

    Orioles-Rays game postponed Tuesday and other notes
    With heavy rain coming down for much of Tuesday in the Baltimore area, there was little doubt that the Orioles’ scheduled game against the Tampa Bay Rays would be postponed. But both teams arrived at Camden Yards with hope that the clouds would...
  • Sorting through the effects of Tuesday's rainout on the Orioles' starting rotation

    Sorting through the effects of Tuesday's rainout on the Orioles' starting rotation
    Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez, who was scheduled to pitch in Tuesday's rainout, will get the start in Wednesday afternoon's series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays. Chris Tillman was supposed to start Wednesday, and he's pitched extremely well...
  • Notes on Orioles fighting the flu, starting rotation, rainout makeup date and more

    Notes on Orioles fighting the flu, starting rotation, rainout makeup date and more
    The Orioles are still battling a lingering flu as they head into this afternoon’s series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays at Camden Yards. Tomorrow’s off day probably couldn’t come at a better time. Illness has struck so many...