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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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  • How the Orioles fared through 94 games in seasons they made the playoffs

    How the Orioles fared through 94 games in seasons they made the playoffs
    We're at the All-Star break, so it's a good time to once again check the Orioles' progress against previous teams who made the playoffs in franchise history. How does this year's squad stack up through 94 games against successful Orioles teams of the...
  • In ailing AL East, Orioles need to get wins while the getting is good

    In ailing AL East, Orioles need to get wins while the getting is good
    It has become fairly obvious that the team that makes the playoffs out of the American League East — and there probably will be only one — will be the team that best weathers what has been a division race influenced by an unusual amount of...
  • After a tumultuous year, red-hot Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz has never been happier

    After a tumultuous year, red-hot Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz has never been happier
    Nelson Cruz presents a deep rooting dilemma for the modern baseball fan. Is the Orioles outfielder the well-mannered son of teachers who built himself into a slugger step by painstaking step? In this version of the story, Cruz is the perfect baseball...
  • Mike Yastrzemski promoted to Double-A Bowie after one month at High-A Frederick

    Mike Yastrzemski promoted to Double-A Bowie after one month at High-A Frederick
    Orioles minor league outfielder Mike Yastrzemski was promoted to Double-A Bowie on Wednesday, Single-A Frederick announced, making him the club's first 2013 draft pick to reach that level. Yastrzemski, who is the grandson of Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer...
  • Sports Legends Museum to host Babe Ruth 100th anniversary auction

    Sports Legends Museum to host Babe Ruth 100th anniversary auction
    Babe Ruth made his major league debut for the Boston Red Sox 100 years ago Friday, tossing seven innings and allowing two earned runs in a 4-3 win over the Cleveland Naps. A century and one day later, in the Great Bambino's hometown of Baltimore, an...
  • Orioles send starter Norris to Bowie, recall reliever Guilmet

    Orioles send starter Norris to Bowie, recall reliever Guilmet
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter wants right-hander Bud Norris to resume a standard pitching routine now that he’s returned from the 15-day disabled list. So, because of the All-Star break next week, it means Norris’ next start won’t...
  • Orioles closely monitoring Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa, sources say

    Orioles closely monitoring Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa, sources say
    With the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline three weeks away, the Orioles are pursuing trade options, including an upgrade of their starting rotation. According to industry sources, the Orioles have been closely monitoring and gathering background...
  • Some thoughts on the Orioles' trade possibilities, A.J. Pierzynski and more

    Some thoughts on the Orioles' trade possibilities, A.J. Pierzynski and more
    I’ve been talking to several baseball people outside of the Orioles organization for the past week or so about the club's trade possibilities as the July 31 nonwaiver deadline approaches. Everyone basically says the same thing: Dan Duquette will...
  • With A.J. Pierzynski available, Dan Duquette happy with Orioles' catching situation

    With A.J. Pierzynski available, Dan Duquette happy with Orioles' catching situation
    A veteran catcher is available now that the Boston Red Sox have designated A.J. Pierzynski for assignment, but the Orioles don’t appear interested in pursuing him at this point. With Matt Wieters out for the season following Tommy John elbow...
  • Ruth bat, contract sold at auction, but ball withdrawn

    Ruth bat, contract sold at auction, but ball withdrawn
    Memorabilia Ruth bat, contract sold at auction, but ball withdrawn A nearly century-old Babe Ruth bat sold for $214,000 at a memorabilia auction Saturday night, but the first baseball whacked over the Yankee Stadium fence by the legendary slugger...
  • With second half set to begin, Orioles' Kevin Gausman ready to play key role

    With second half set to begin, Orioles' Kevin Gausman ready to play key role
    The Orioles' plan all along was to let Kevin Gausman loose in the second half of this season. It took some rigid discipline — limiting his innings and pitch counts earlier this year — in order to preserve him for the stretch run. It also...
  • 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...