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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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  • Steve Pearce continues hard, good play on base paths in Orioles' win

    Steve Pearce continues hard, good play on base paths in Orioles' win
    First baseman Steve Pearce had two hits and an RBI in the Orioles’ 4-0 win Monday night against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. His biggest contribution, though, may have been in the sixth inning, when he ran hard to second base and slid toward...
  • Looking at the Orioles' magic number and scenarios for clinching the AL East

    Looking at the Orioles' magic number and scenarios for clinching the AL East
    BOSTON -- This is just a projection. So don’t take it to Vegas. Use it for amusement purposes only. But if the Orioles win this afternoon at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox, their magic number for clinching their first American League...
  • Orioles pregame notes: Delayed start today, Jimenez to start Tuesday and more

    The start of today's Orioles game against the New York Yankees has been pushed back to an estimated 1:40 p.m. because of rain. Scattered showers are forecast throughout the day. Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez will fill the Orioles’ open starting...
  • 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...
  • With 4-0 win over Red Sox, Orioles take biggest AL East lead since 1979

    With 4-0 win over Red Sox, Orioles take biggest AL East lead since 1979
    BOSTON -- Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez is continuing to show he deserves a postseason start while his team has seized its biggest lead in the American League East in 35 years. Yes, 35 years -- before any member of the Orioles' current active...
  • Orioles open 2015 on road at Tampa Bay; home opener Friday April 10

    Orioles open 2015 on road at Tampa Bay; home opener Friday April 10
    BOSTON -- If the Orioles end up with a American League East division, AL or World Series title this year, they are going to have to wait a few extra days to display the banner next April. The club will open its 2015 season at Tampa Bay on Monday,...
  • With another opportunity, Steve Pearce playing key role for the Orioles

    With another opportunity, Steve Pearce playing key role for the Orioles
    Three weeks into this season, Steve Pearce walked out of the Orioles manager Buck Showalter's office in Toronto, sat down and just stared into his locker. It was an all-too-familiar feeling for Pearce, who had just been told he was being designated...
  • Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy to return to Baltimore to have his back examined

    Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy to return to Baltimore to have his back examined
    BOSTON -- Stressing that it was more precautionary than alarming, the Orioles sent starting shortstop J.J. Hardy back to Baltimore on Monday night to see a team doctor about his balky back. Hardy missed the Orioles’ final two games against the...
  • After losing Chris Davis, Orioles answer with 2-1 win over Yankees on walk-off double

    After losing Chris Davis, Orioles answer with 2-1 win over Yankees on walk-off double
    The Orioles’ final homestand of the regular season was supposed to be one of celebration. With the opportunity to celebrate their first American League East title since 1997 among their hometown crowd at Camden Yards, Friday’s day-night...
  • 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...
  • Making major league debut, Christian Walker says he's 'happy to be here'

    Making major league debut, Christian Walker says he's 'happy to be here'
    Roughly two weeks ago, first baseman Christian Walker was at Camden Yards picking up his Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year Award. On Wednesday, he was in the Orioles’ starting lineup, batting seventh and playing first base in his major...