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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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  • On brink of AL East title, Orioles could clinch with win at home for first time in 45 years

    On brink of AL East title, Orioles could clinch with win at home for first time in 45 years
    When the Toronto Blue Jays overtook the New York Yankees for second place earlier this week and then won their game Wednesday night, the Blue Jays guaranteed that the Orioles couldn't capture the American League East crown until Monday at the earliest....
  • Orioles complete three-game sweep with 10-6 victory over Boston Red Sox

    Orioles complete three-game sweep with 10-6 victory over Boston Red Sox
    BOSTON -- Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen once fell four outs away from throwing a perfect game while he was pitching in Japan, so it’s not like Wednesday’s brief flirtation with baseball history in the Orioles’ 10-6 win at Fenway Park was...
  • Orioles experiment with extra security measures ahead of MLB mandate

    Orioles experiment with extra security measures ahead of MLB mandate
    The Orioles recently joined a growing number of teams to institute additional security procedures to prepare for Major League Baseball's requirements at the beginning of next season. While the added measures currently are in effect at some entrances...
  • Observations on the Orioles' bullpen, Nelson Cruz's big game and more

    Observations on the Orioles' bullpen, Nelson Cruz's big game and more
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Even though the Orioles used seven relievers in their 11-inning win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday afternoon, manager Buck Showalter said he didn't think he would need to call for bullpen reinforcements from the team’s...
  • Orioles utility player Kelly Johnson 'so excited' to join a pennant race

    Orioles utility player Kelly Johnson 'so excited' to join a pennant race
    Utility player Kelly Johnson, acquired in a trade with the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, found himself in a playoff race when he joined the Orioles on Monday. “It is a shock, about the best shock you can get,” Johnson said. “I’m so...
  • Orioles add first group of reinforcements for stretch run as rosters expand Monday

    Orioles add first group of reinforcements for stretch run as rosters expand Monday
    The Orioles added a pair of relievers Monday, the first day of expanded rosters, as they recalled right-hander Evan Meek from Triple-A Norfolk and purchased the contract of left-hander Joe Saunders from the Tides. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the...
  • Ryan Webb, Joe Saunders likely to join Orioles on Monday as rosters expand

    Ryan Webb, Joe Saunders likely to join Orioles on Monday as rosters expand
    The Orioles will make a number of moves when rosters expand Monday, including recalling at least two pitchers from Triple-A Norfolk. The club is expected to add right-hander Ryan Webb and left-hander Joe Saunders from the Tides to give the team...
  • Getting help from old and new sources, Orioles hold on for 3-2 win over Minnesota

    Getting help from old and new sources, Orioles hold on for 3-2 win over Minnesota
    During this first-place run, Orioles manager Buck Showalter is continually asked about the resiliency of his club, primarily the way it has been able to bounce back after absorbing injuries to key players. And he usually delivers the same answer: The...
  • Analyzing the Orioles' two trades Saturday

    Analyzing the Orioles' two trades Saturday
    Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette mentioned several times this month that he would like to bolster his bench depth, especially from the left side of the plate. Well, in a matter of four days, he added four left-handed hitters to the roster. No...
  • Orioles add Kelly Johnson and Michael Almanzar from Boston

    Orioles add Kelly Johnson and Michael Almanzar from Boston
    The Orioles made a second trade Saturday night, acquiring infielders Kelly Johnson and Michael Almanzar from the Boston Red Sox for minor league infielders Jemile Weeks and Ivan De Jesus Jr. It came on the heels of a trade with the Chicago White Sox...
  • Source: Chargers cutting tight end Mike Flacco

    Source: Chargers cutting tight end Mike Flacco
    The San Diego Chargers are cutting tight end Mike Flacco, according to a source. The brother of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, Mike Flacco signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Chargers following the draft. Mike Flacco, 27, declared early...
  • Orioles bullpen completes scoreless series with three shutout innings Thursday

    Orioles bullpen completes scoreless series with three shutout innings Thursday
    The Orioles’ sweep by the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field last weekend raised all kinds of red flags. But four days back home against the Tampa Bay Rays allowed the Orioles to get back to one of the things that has carried them to the top of the...