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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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  • Buck Showalter on Chris Davis at third base, T.J. McFarland, Nolan Reimold, more

    Buck Showalter on Chris Davis at third base, T.J. McFarland, Nolan Reimold, more
    In his pregame news conference Monday, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Chris Davis has been working quietly with infield coach Bobby Dickerson at third base for the past week or so as an option for when Manny Machado was suspended. Davis, who is...
  • Orioles face roster challenges with bullpen, Manny Machado's suspension

    Orioles face roster challenges with bullpen, Manny Machado's suspension
    Starting with today's series opener against the Texas Rangers, the Orioles will play 14 games in as many days until the All-Star break. And their biggest challenge might be how to assemble a roster that keeps them competitive on a nightly basis. The...
  • Orioles designate Rule 5 draft pick Michael Almanzar for assignment

    Orioles designate Rule 5 draft pick Michael Almanzar for assignment
    The Orioles have reinstated third baseman Michael Almanzar, the club’s Rule 5 pick, from the 60-day disabled list and designated him for assignment, the club announced Monday. The Orioles took Almanzar in the Rule 5 draft in December following a...
  • Orioles' Nelson Cruz invited to Home Run Derby, says he likely won't participate

    Orioles' Nelson Cruz invited to Home Run Derby, says he likely won't participate
    Orioles outfielder-designated hitter Nelson Cruz was invited to participate in this year’s All-Star Game Home Run Derby earlier this week, but the major leagues' co-home run leader said Sunday that he likely won't take part in the event. Cruz said...
  • Orioles left-hander T.J. McFarland most likely candidate to start Tuesday

    Orioles left-hander T.J. McFarland most likely candidate to start Tuesday
    While left-hander T.J. McFarland remains the most likely option to make Tuesday’s spot start against the Texas Rangers at Camden Yards, the Orioles have yet to make that decision official. “I haven’t been reading too much into it,&...
  • Manny Machado says his suspension appeal hearing Wednesday 'was fair'

    Manny Machado says his suspension appeal hearing Wednesday 'was fair'
    Orioles third baseman Manny Machado had his suspension appeal hearing Wednesday at the team’s offices in the Warehouse, and he said he thought it went well. Now he’ll wait to hear whether his five-game suspension for throwing a bat during...
  • Michael Almanzar, three Shorebirds All-Stars providing reinforcements for Frederick

    Michael Almanzar, three Shorebirds All-Stars providing reinforcements for Frederick
    After a tough first half, the Frederick Keys have received lineup and bullpen reinforcements that could improve the team's fortunes in the Carolina League. Frederick received infielder Michael Almanzar on a rehab assignment, plus first baseman Trey...
  • These Orioles have offered a lesson in nonconformity

    These Orioles have offered a lesson in nonconformity
    It has become apparent during the first three months of this season that the Orioles are determined not to conform to anyone's expectations, regardless of whether those expectations are good, bad or somewhere in between. Take the past nine days, for...
  • Orioles' Zach Britton blows second save, but won't 'mope' about it

    Orioles' Zach Britton blows second save, but won't 'mope' about it
    NEW YORK — To say Zach Britton has been tremendous this season as the club’s closer would be an understatement. He was 9-for-10 in save chances since taking over from Tommy Hunter and picking up his first save May 15 in Kansas City. Before...
  • 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...
  • Maybe everyone was just too optimistic about the Orioles

    Maybe everyone was just too optimistic about the Orioles
    Maybe everybody just expected too much after the Orioles went on that free-agent spending spree in spring training and opened the season with such promise. The Las Vegas sports books picked the Orioles as barely a .500 team before the season, and a...
  • 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 ...