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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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  • Kevin Gausman to pitch at Aberdeen on Wednesday, could start Sunday for Orioles

    Kevin Gausman to pitch at Aberdeen on Wednesday, could start Sunday for Orioles
    Rookie right-hander Kevin Gausman, who was eligible to return to the Orioles from the minor leagues Tuesday, is a candidate to start Sunday against the Boston Red Sox, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. Gausman, who is 3-2 with a 3.86 ERA in five...
  • Coffee Companion (7/7): Orioles-Red Sox war of words in Boston

    Coffee Companion (7/7): Orioles-Red Sox war of words in Boston
    I'd say it can't get much worse than today -- the first day after a long July 4 weekend -- but that's insulting to Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. This is going to be such a tough day though, so don't be surprised if it takes an extra shot...
  • Red Sox pitcher John Lackey on Orioles star Nelson Cruz: 'I've got nothing to say about him'

    Red Sox pitcher John Lackey on Orioles star Nelson Cruz: 'I've got nothing to say about him'
    BOSTON — Nelson Cruz’s five-hit night helped send Boston Red Sox right-hander John Lackey to an early exit in the Orioles’ 7-4 win in the nightcap of the teams’ doubleheader, but after the game, Lackey didn't have much positive...
  • Hitting just .201, Chris Davis is having an unprecedented slump

    Hitting just .201, Chris Davis is having an unprecedented slump
    BOSTON -- The Orioles will go into their series finale against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday afternoon with a one-game lead over the Toronto Blue Jays atop the American League East after Toronto lost in Oakland on Saturday night. While the Orioles are...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Buck Showalter responds Sunday to John Lackey's comments about Nelson Cruz

    Buck Showalter responds Sunday to John Lackey's comments about Nelson Cruz
    BOSTON -- A day after Boston Red Sox right-hander John Lackey made pointed remarks about Orioles slugger Nelson Cruz, Orioles manager Buck Showalter tactically fired back at the Red Sox before Sunday’s series finale at Fenway Park. Asked about...
  • Orioles, Nationals spark dreams of 'Battle of the Beltways' World Series

    Orioles, Nationals spark dreams of 'Battle of the Beltways' World Series
    WASHINGTON — This is not the first time that the Orioles and Washington Nationals both have reached midseason with a chance to make the playoffs, but it might be the first time anyone seriously considered the possibility of a "Battle of the...
  • Buck Showalter talks about Orioles fans taking over Nationals Park

    Buck Showalter talks about Orioles fans taking over Nationals Park
    WASHINGTON -- The Orioles were playing at Nationals Park on Monday, but it sounded like they were hosting a game at Camden Yards. When the Orioles escaped a ninth-inning jam to send the game into extra innings, a "Let's go O's" chant echoed through...
  • 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...