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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 bullpen completes scoreless series with three shutout innings Thursday

    Orioles bullpen completes scoreless series with three shutout innings Thursday
    The Orioles’ sweep by the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field last weekend raised all kinds of red flags. But four days back home against the Tampa Bay Rays allowed the Orioles to get back to one of the things that has carried them to the top of the...
  • Shortstop J.J. Hardy makes Tampa Bay Rays pay in Orioles' 5-4 win Thursday

    Shortstop J.J. Hardy makes Tampa Bay Rays pay in Orioles' 5-4 win Thursday
    Despite his obvious power and previous success, Orioles infielder Chris Davis has been struggling so much this season that it has become business as usual when pitchers challenge him. So, in the Orioles' 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday,...
  • Manny Machado's right knee surgery was successful, Buck Showalter says

    Manny Machado's right knee surgery was successful, Buck Showalter says
    Manny Machado had the partially torn ligament in his right knee repaired successfully Wednesday morning, and the third baseman remains on the timeline to return to the club for spring training next season, according to Orioles manager Buck Showalter....
  • Tampa Bay's Alex Cobb compares Orioles to last season's Boston Red Sox

    Tampa Bay's Alex Cobb compares Orioles to last season's Boston Red Sox
    Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb obviously didn’t have one of his better nights Tuesday against the Orioles at Camden Yards, lasting just four innings. And his Rays aren’t what we all expected they would be this year, losing 4-2 on...
  • With Manny Machado out, Orioles come to a crossroads in postseason philosophy

    With Manny Machado out, Orioles come to a crossroads in postseason philosophy
    Now that it has become clear the Orioles will be without third baseman Manny Machado for the remainder of the season, the club's front office is going to have to decide just how confident it is in the ability of the current roster to hold on to the top...
  • Thoughts and observations as Orioles head into interleague series against the Cubs

    Thoughts and observations as Orioles head into interleague series against the Cubs
    CHICAGO – Sometimes when you’re in the middle of the baseball season, it takes a day off to take a step back and really look at what’s going on. The Orioles will open their three-game interleague series against the Cubs at Wrigley...
  • New Naval Academy superintendent outlines vision

    New Naval Academy superintendent outlines vision
    The new superintendent of the Naval Academy said Thursday that the institution is a national leader in confronting sexual assault and sexual harassment among students, and should be helping other schools tackle what he described as a widespread problem....
  • New baseball commissioner could be named in Baltimore next week

    New baseball commissioner could be named in Baltimore next week
    Major league owners will convene in Baltimore next week for their quarterly meeting, and they are expected to elect a new commissioner to replace Bud Selig, who will retire in January after presiding over the sport in both an interim and permanent...
  • For Orioles, this is the time to bury the American League East

    For Orioles, this is the time to bury the American League East
    CLEVELAND —┬áThe Orioles just came off a 31-game stretch in which they played eight teams that were over .500 and have to be considered legitimate playoff contenders. They went 21-10 in that span and improved their first-place lead in the...
  • At meetings in Baltimore, Rob Manfred picked as baseball commissioner

    At meetings in Baltimore, Rob Manfred picked as baseball commissioner
    The final vote did not come easy, but Major League Baseball chief operating officer Robert D. Manfred finally achieved the necessary super-majority early Thursday night to become the the 10th commissioner of baseball. Manfred, who helped steer the sport...
  • Kolten Wong's baseball career comes full circle, from Ripken World Series to major leagues

    Kolten Wong's baseball career comes full circle, from Ripken World Series to major leagues
    In 2003, an 12-year old boy from Hilo, Hawaii played in the Cal Ripken World Series, the first held in Aberdeen. Tonight (Friday) that now 23-year-old Major League Baseball player, Kolten Wong, will play in another series in the Baltimore area, a three-...
  • Owners meetings in Baltimore all about picking Bud Selig's successor

    Owners meetings in Baltimore all about picking Bud Selig's successor
    To put it mildly, Baltimore is an interesting choice for the potentially historic owners meeting this week that is expected to determine who will be baseball's next commissioner. Representatives of the 30 clubs will come together Wednesday at the...