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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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  • Orioles show off the lessons of spring training under Opening Day spotlight

    Orioles show off the lessons of spring training under Opening Day spotlight
    Of course it’s only one game, but if the Orioles can make it a habit of winning low-scoring, one-run games, 2014 really could be a special season. The Orioles had their chances to score in their 2-1 Opening Day win over the defending champion...
  • Not surprisingly, Red Sox squeeze Orioles rotation

    Not surprisingly, Red Sox squeeze Orioles rotation
    This should come as no surprise, but the Red Sox managed to wear down all three Orioles starting pitchers that faced them during the season-opening series at Oriole Park. Opening Day starter Chris Tillman was pushed to his pitch limit, but the Orioles...
  • Orioles getting used to stretch of daytime baseball

    Orioles getting used to stretch of daytime baseball
    Friday’s series opener in Detroit will be the first of five straight day games for the Orioles. All of their games against the Tigers this weekend will be day games, and their next two games, against the New York Yankees in the Bronx, will be on...
  • Nelson Cruz hits solo home run in 7th to lift Orioles to 2-1 win over Red Sox on Opening Day

    Nelson Cruz hits solo home run in 7th to lift Orioles to 2-1 win over Red Sox on Opening Day
    The path that brought Nelson Cruz to the orange carpet for Opening Day introductions at Camden Yards on Monday afternoon wasn’t the one he imagined months ago when he became a free agent. But if there was any doubt in his mind whether he landed in...
  • Red Sox make it a battle, but the Orioles and Chris Tillman persevere

    Red Sox make it a battle, but the Orioles and Chris Tillman persevere
    It was special because it was Opening Day, but the Orioles' tense victory over the defending world champion Red Sox did not represent a dramatic departure from the way these two AL East rivals have been mixing it up since the end of the 2011 season. The...
  • Orioles' Chris Tillman finding comfort zone as he prepares for Opening Day start

    Orioles' Chris Tillman finding comfort zone as he prepares for Opening Day start
    Chris Tillman knows it will be a special moment Monday afternoon when he takes the mound at Camden Yards to officially open another baseball season in Baltimore. But all of the festivities — running through the outfield on the orange carpet, the...
  • 2010-2013: Year-by-year capsules

    2010-2013: Year-by-year capsules
    2010 Record: 66-96 Place: Fifth in American League East Manager: Dave Trembley, Juan Samuel, Buck Showalter Most Valuable Oriole: Luke Scott Batting leader: Nick Markakis (.297) Home run leader: Luke Scott (27) RBI leader: Ty Wigginton (76) Wins...
  • Nick Markakis leading off and playing right field; Schoop at second; Flaherty at third, Young at DH

    Nick Markakis leading off and playing right field; Schoop at second; Flaherty at third, Young at DH
    Nick Markakis, the longest-tentured Orioles player, will make his eighth straight Opening Day start in right field this afternoon. After testing his stiff neck during batting practice today, Markakis will be in the starting lineup batting leadoff....
  • Orioles will play role of underdog once again heading into this season

    Orioles will play role of underdog once again heading into this season
    If you're among the legion of rejuvenated Orioles fans who will show up for Opening Day expecting big things after the team's spring training spending spree, the rest of the baseball world thinks you're fooling yourself. The national media consensus...
  • Detroit Tigers claim left-hander Mike Belfiore from Orioles

    Detroit Tigers claim left-hander Mike Belfiore from Orioles
    Left-handed relief pitcher Mike Belfiore has been claimed off waivers by the Detroit Tigers, the Orioles announced Thursday before their game against the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards. Belfiore, whom the Orioles acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks...
  • Orioles announce four possible players for the fans' choice bobblehead

    Orioles announce four possible players for the fans' choice bobblehead
    The Orioles plan to give a fans' choice bobblehead to fans for the third consecutive season, and the club announced the four possible players -- all right-handed pitchers -- Thursday. This year's giveaway is set for the Sept. 21 game at 1:35 p.m....
  • Nick Markakis uncertain for Opening Day and other Orioles notes

    Nick Markakis uncertain for Opening Day and other Orioles notes
    Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis might not play in Monday’s regular-season opener at Camden Yards against the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox because of lingering neck stiffness. Manager Buck Showalter said Markakis, who was...