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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...
  • Once again, Orioles' Jonathan Schoop shows his power against the Reds

    Once again, Orioles' Jonathan Schoop shows his power against the Reds
    Manager Buck Showalter stood in the Orioles dugout Tuesday night talking to player development director Brian Graham about the distinct sound that the bat makes when Jonathan Schoop squares up a pitch. Moments later, Schoop sent a pitch into the Reds...
  • 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...
  • Last in stolen bases by a wide margin, Orioles have increased their speed lately

    Last in stolen bases by a wide margin, Orioles have increased their speed lately
    Within the last week the Orioles have added Jimmy Paredes, Alejandro De Aza, and Quintin Berry to their roster. The moves address a major deficiency of this club: A lack of speed. The Orioles are dead last in the major leagues -- by far -- in stolen...
  • Orioles take early five-run lead, hold on for 5-4 victory over Reds on Tuesday night

    Orioles take early five-run lead, hold on for 5-4 victory over Reds on Tuesday night
    The Orioles have seen enough rain delays -- nearly 20 hours worth of them over the course of this season -- to know how to handle the challenges they bring. And when the skies opened just 10 pitches into Tuesday night’s game against the Cincinnati...
  • Quintin Berry 'thinking about' playing alongside high school teammate Adam Jones

    Quintin Berry 'thinking about' playing alongside high school teammate Adam Jones
    Quintin Berry, a speedy left-handed hitter who can play all three outfield positions, will be making his debut for the Orioles whenever he gets into a game. That means he soon will be on a major league field with his teammate from Morse High School in San...
  • Orioles left-hander Andrew Miller has seen enough of the Twins

    Orioles left-hander Andrew Miller has seen enough of the Twins
    Left-hander Andrew Miller has pitched well since joining the Orioles just before the nonwaiver trade deadline, but he’s probably glad he has seen the last of the Minnesota Twins this season. Sometimes certain teams give certain pitchers a...
  • Orioles fail to complete four-game sweep with 6-4 loss to Twins on Monday

    Orioles fail to complete four-game sweep with 6-4 loss to Twins on Monday
    The Orioles would like to have started their final month of the regular season with a better showing instead of missing a chance at a sweep and losing, 6-4, to the inferior Minnesota Twins on Monday afternoon. This club, though, has been about the big...
  • 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...