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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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  • Hard work, family help Orioles minor leaguer Mike Yastrzemski climb through system

    Hard work, family help Orioles minor leaguer Mike Yastrzemski climb through system
    A familiar process plays out each time you see the descendant of a baseball legend in an obscure minor league ballpark. It's something both observers and the player himself have to deal with — the realization that he is not his namesake, then...
  • Looking at the Orioles' rebound wins after walk-off losses

    Looking at the Orioles' rebound wins after walk-off losses
    OAKLAND, Calif. — Once again, the Orioles bounced back from a tough loss Saturday night, putting Friday night’s nightmare ending behind them with a commanding, 8-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics. The Orioles now have won four of five...
  • 100 years ago, Babe Ruth's professional baseball career took flight with the Orioles

    100 years ago, Babe Ruth's professional baseball career took flight with the Orioles
    A century ago in spring training, a rawboned Orioles rookie stepped to the plate, swung from the heels and hit a fastball deep to right field. The ball landed in a rut in a cornfield, more than 400 feet from home plate. In Fayetteville, N.C., a historic...
  • Under Dan Duquette, Orioles continue development of minor league system

    Under Dan Duquette, Orioles continue development of minor league system
    WASHINGTON — When the Orioles were discussing trades last month with various teams, they fielded requests targeting their top four pitching prospects: right-handers Kevin Gausman, Dylan Bundy, Hunter Harvey and left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez, who...
  • Nelson Cruz, Matt Wieters still lead in American League All-Star voting

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Designated hitter Nelson Cruz and catcher Matt Wieters remain the leading American League vote-getters at their respective positions in All-Star Game fan balloting released Monday night. Cruz (1,792,432) continued to lead the ...
  • 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...
  • Nelson Cruz will make the All-Star team, but what about some other Orioles?

    Nelson Cruz will make the All-Star team, but what about some other Orioles?
    Five Orioles made the All-Star Game last year in New York. That won’t happen again July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis. This year, the Orioles will have one All-Star for sure: Nelson Cruz, who is nearly 1 million votes ahead of the Boston Red...
  • Jonathan Schoop 'trying to refresh' his mind after Wayne Kirby's tactic

    Jonathan Schoop 'trying to refresh' his mind after Wayne Kirby's tactic
    When first base coach Wayne Kirby asked Jonathan Schoop to clear his locker Saturday, he hoped it would help the second baseman snap out of his struggles at the plate. So Schoop carried his belongings out of Camden Yards and then turned around and...
  • Nelson Cruz, Matt Wieters still lead in All-Star voting, Adam Jones gains in outfield

    Nelson Cruz, Matt Wieters still lead in All-Star voting, Adam Jones gains in outfield
    Designated hitter Nelson Cruz and catcher Matt Wieters continue to lead their respective positions in American League All-Star voting, according to fan balloting figures released Sunday night. Center fielder Adam Jones jumped from sixth to fourth...
  • Orioles first baseman Chris Davis awarded grand slam after review

    Orioles first baseman Chris Davis awarded grand slam after review
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The replay system hasn't been kind to the Orioles over the past three weeks as four of the five calls the club has challenged have not been overturned. The Orioles' luck started to change in the third inning of Tuesday’s...
  • Alfredo Aceves, who pitched for Orioles in spring, banned 50 games for positive drug test

    Alfredo Aceves, who pitched for Orioles in spring, banned 50 games for positive drug test
    Anyone familiar with pitcher Alfredo Aceves' history in Boston knows the Orioles dodged a bullet when Aceves, a non-roster invitee to spring training this year, didn’t make the 25-man roster. That the team wasn't relying on Aceves during this...
  • 'We've got no plane,' Buck Showalter says, as Orioles mull travel options

    'We've got no plane,' Buck Showalter says, as Orioles mull travel options
    After the Orioles completed a four-game sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 5-2 win Thursday night, the real battle began. The plane that was supposed to take them to Boston for Friday’s series opener against the Red Sox wasn't expected to arrive in...