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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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  • Thoughts and observations as Orioles head into interleague series against the Cubs

    Thoughts and observations as Orioles head into interleague series against the Cubs
    CHICAGO – Sometimes when you’re in the middle of the baseball season, it takes a day off to take a step back and really look at what’s going on. The Orioles will open their three-game interleague series against the Cubs at Wrigley...
  • Tampa Bay's Alex Cobb compares Orioles to last season's Boston Red Sox

    Tampa Bay's Alex Cobb compares Orioles to last season's Boston Red Sox
    Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb obviously didn’t have one of his better nights Tuesday against the Orioles at Camden Yards, lasting just four innings. And his Rays aren’t what we all expected they would be this year, losing 4-2 on...
  • New Naval Academy superintendent outlines vision

    New Naval Academy superintendent outlines vision
    The new superintendent of the Naval Academy said Thursday that the institution is a national leader in confronting sexual assault and sexual harassment among students, and should be helping other schools tackle what he described as a widespread problem....
  • For Orioles, this is the time to bury the American League East

    For Orioles, this is the time to bury the American League East
    CLEVELAND —┬áThe Orioles just came off a 31-game stretch in which they played eight teams that were over .500 and have to be considered legitimate playoff contenders. They went 21-10 in that span and improved their first-place lead in the...
  • At meetings in Baltimore, Rob Manfred picked as baseball commissioner

    At meetings in Baltimore, Rob Manfred picked as baseball commissioner
    The final vote did not come easy, but Major League Baseball chief operating officer Robert D. Manfred finally achieved the necessary super-majority early Thursday night to become the the 10th commissioner of baseball. Manfred, who helped steer the sport...
  • Cardinals' John Lackey called Caleb Joseph's home run a 'Baltimore home run'

    Cardinals' John Lackey called Caleb Joseph's home run a 'Baltimore home run'
    John Lackey does not take losing to the Orioles well. On Saturday, the Cardinals pitcher and uber-heel needled Orioles fans again after the 10-3 blowout, this time putting catcher Caleb Joseph in his sights. According to MLB.com, Lackey called Orioles...
  • Owners meetings in Baltimore all about picking Bud Selig's successor

    Owners meetings in Baltimore all about picking Bud Selig's successor
    To put it mildly, Baltimore is an interesting choice for the potentially historic owners meeting this week that is expected to determine who will be baseball's next commissioner. Representatives of the 30 clubs will come together Wednesday at the...
  • MASN TV rights dispute won't affect Orioles' All-Star Game bid, Bud Selig says

    MASN TV rights dispute won't affect Orioles' All-Star Game bid, Bud Selig says
    Baseball commissioner Bud Selig contends that the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network television rights dispute between the Orioles and the Washington Nationals can be resolved before he leaves office in January and that both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., are...
  • Baseball owners on verge of vote for Bud Selig's replacement as commissioner

    Baseball owners on verge of vote for Bud Selig's replacement as commissioner
    There is a clear favorite in the pending vote to determine who replaces longtime commissioner Bud Selig, but the coronation of Major League Baseball chief operating officer Rob Manfred is not a foregone conclusion. Baseball owners and their...
  • New baseball commissioner could be named in Baltimore next week

    New baseball commissioner could be named in Baltimore next week
    Major league owners will convene in Baltimore next week for their quarterly meeting, and they are expected to elect a new commissioner to replace Bud Selig, who will retire in January after presiding over the sport in both an interim and permanent...
  • 100 years ago, Babe Ruth's professional baseball career took flight with the Orioles

    100 years ago, Babe Ruth's professional baseball career took flight with the Orioles
    A century ago in spring training, a rawboned Orioles rookie stepped to the plate, swung from the heels and hit a fastball deep to right field. The ball landed in a rut in a cornfield, more than 400 feet from home plate. In Fayetteville, N.C., a historic...
  • Under Dan Duquette, Orioles continue development of minor league system

    Under Dan Duquette, Orioles continue development of minor league system
    WASHINGTON — When the Orioles were discussing trades last month with various teams, they fielded requests targeting their top four pitching prospects: right-handers Kevin Gausman, Dylan Bundy, Hunter Harvey and left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez, who...