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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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  • 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...
  • Ian Silverman smashes world record at Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships

    Ian Silverman smashes world record at Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships
    Paralympic swimming Baltimore's Silverman smashes nearly 13-year-old world record Team USA's Ian Silverman of Baltimore broke a nearly 13-year-old world record in the men's 400-meter freestyle S10 race Wednesday, highlighting Day 1 of the 2014 Pan...
  • 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...
  • Orioles minor league spotlight for August 9

    Orioles minor league spotlight for August 9
    Triple-A Norfolk 1B Christian Walker had three home runs in his last 10 games entering Saturday, giving him 24 homers and 90 RBIs on the season. Both lead all Orioles minor leaguers. Walker is hitting .308 with 10 extra-base hits and 13 RBIs for the...
  • In Sunday's win, Chris Tillman continues his dominance over the Mariners

    In Sunday's win, Chris Tillman continues his dominance over the Mariners
    Orioles starter Chris Tillman dominated the Seattle Mariners lineup again Sunday, but he wants everyone to know that it’s nothing personal. Of course, Tillman came over to the Orioles in the 2008 trade with the Mariners that also brought All-...
  • Dan Duquette on the deal for Andrew Miller, trade deadline

    Dan Duquette on the deal for Andrew Miller, trade deadline
    Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette spoke to reporters before Thursday's game about the trade with the Boston Red Sox to acquire left-hander Andrew Miller, as well as the nonwaiver trade deadline passing. Here is what he said: On Miller: "We...
  • Orioles acquire LHP Andrew Miller from Red Sox for prospect Eduardo Rodriguez

    Orioles acquire LHP Andrew Miller from Red Sox for prospect Eduardo Rodriguez
    The Orioles didn’t make a blockbuster deal before Thursday’s nonwaiver trade deadline like some other American League contenders, but they picked up one of the fiercest left-handed relievers in the major leagues to further fortify a stout...
  • Dan Duquette focusing on 'pitching depth' at trade deadline and other Orioles notes

    Dan Duquette focusing on 'pitching depth' at trade deadline and other Orioles notes
    With the nonwaiver trade deadline approaching Thursday afternoon, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette reiterated Tuesday that he expects to improve his team, but he doesn’t want to do it at the expense of jettisoning his top prospects....
  • This year's Orioles are reminiscent of the 2012 club, but they're better

    This year's Orioles are reminiscent of the 2012 club, but they're better
    I’m not the only one that has thought this; it’s not exactly a novel concept. But these Orioles remind me so much of the 2012 team that made the playoffs and snapped the 14-year losing streak. And this club is better. It’s so much...
  • Orioles' West Coast success already 'a memory' as team opens homestand

    Orioles' West Coast success already 'a memory' as team opens homestand
    SEATTLE – The Orioles just finished a grueling 10-game road trip against three powers of the American League West with a 6-4 record and series wins in Anaheim and Seattle. It might have been the toughest stretch on the road this year, and the...
  • Behind trio of left-handers led by Wei-Yin Chen, Orioles beat Mariners, 2-1

    Behind trio of left-handers led by Wei-Yin Chen, Orioles beat Mariners, 2-1
    Before reporters had a chance to ask Wei-Yin Chen a question Friday night following his tremendous performance in a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners, the Orioles left-hander said he needed to make a statement. Chen wanted to dedicate his eight-...
  • Not close on deal for Jon Lester, but Orioles have 'a couple of active discussions'

    Not close on deal for Jon Lester, but Orioles have 'a couple of active discussions'
    The Orioles weren’t close to acquiring Boston Red Sox right-hander Jon Lester on Wednesday — one club source said bluntly, “it’s not going to happen” — but executive vice president Dan Duquette continues to work the...