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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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  • More from Manny Machado on his apology for actions vs. Athletics

    More from Manny Machado on his apology for actions vs. Athletics
    Manny Machado was given the opportunity to speak to his team in a meeting before Monday's game against the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards. Like he has now done publicly, the Orioles third baseman apologized. “Today, with the meeting, we just got...
  • Kevin Gausman pitches well again as Orioles top Blue Jays, 4-2, on Thursday

    Kevin Gausman pitches well again as Orioles top Blue Jays, 4-2, on Thursday
    Whether Kevin Gausman's strong start Thursday night, in which he shut down a Toronto Blue Jays team with one of the most dangerous lineups in baseball, solidified him a place in the Orioles starting rotation remains to be seen. But he has made it...
  • Orioles' Manny Machado could face suspension, but there's little precedent

    Orioles' Manny Machado could face suspension, but there's little precedent
    Now that Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has apologized for Sunday’s bat-throwing incident, his fate is in the hands of Major League Baseball. A decision on a suspension is expected to come down at some point on Tuesday. I’d be surprised...
  • Manny Machado 'needs to re-establish himself as a big leaguer,' Dan Duquette says

     Manny Machado 'needs to re-establish himself as a big leaguer,' Dan Duquette says
    Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Tuesday that he is not suggesting that third baseman Manny Machado is headed for the minor leagues any time soon. But he did make it clear that Machado would be a candidate to be sent to the minors if...
  • Double standard in Machado suspension [Letter]

    Double standard in Machado suspension [Letter]
    Does anyone recall last season's July 27 game with Boston when a "mature" David Ortiz started a loud argument with the home plate umpire who called him out on strikes? The Red Sox player was physically restrained by his teammates, but he continued to...
  • Ubaldo Jimenez chased in third inning vs. Athletics in his shortest outing of year

    Ubaldo Jimenez chased in third inning vs. Athletics in his shortest outing of year
    Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez had already caught one break in the third inning of Sunday’s game against the Oakland Athletics when a grand slam by John Jaso was overturned by review¬†and ruled a two-run double. But Jimenez still couldn’...
  • Miguel Gonzalez makes rehab start for Bowie, is expected to return Sunday or Monday

    Miguel Gonzalez makes rehab start for Bowie, is expected to return Sunday or Monday
    Right-hander Miguel Gonzalez, who is recovering from a right oblique strain, made an injury rehabilitation start for Double-A Bowie on Wednesday night at Prince George’s Stadium. Gonzalez, who is expected to return from the DL on Sunday or Monday,...
  • Manny Machado receives five-game suspension and fine, appeals

    Manny Machado receives five-game suspension and fine, appeals
    As Manny Machado appealed the five-game suspension he received Tuesday for throwing his bat in Sunday’s game against the Oakland Athletics, the Orioles prepared for life without the third baseman — regardless of whether the punishment is...
  • 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...
  • If it's needed, Matt Wieters could have elbow surgery next Tuesday

    If it's needed, Matt Wieters could have elbow surgery next Tuesday
    Catcher Matt Wieters said before Tuesday's game against the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards that he could have surgery next Tuesday on his right elbow if Dr. James Andrews determines during his appointment Monday that the procedure is necessary. "If we...
  • Looking back at the Orioles' 2013 draft class

    Looking back at the Orioles' 2013 draft class
    After signing free agents Ubaldo Jimenez and Nelson Cruz in February, the Orioles forfeited their selections in the first two rounds of the first-year player draft that started Thursday. The club also sent away its pick in the first competitive...
  • Orioles' July 4 'Stars & Stripes' hat revealed

    Orioles' July 4 'Stars & Stripes' hat revealed
    Have you ever looked at your Orioles¬†hat collection and wished you could find a gaudy red number to add to it? Major League Baseball has you covered. This year’s "Stars & Stripes" hat, presumably to be worn in Boston when the Orioles take on the...