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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...
  • Nelson Cruz, Matt Wieters still lead their positions in All-Star voting

    Nelson Cruz, Matt Wieters still lead their positions in All-Star voting
    Designated hitter Nelson Cruz and injured catcher Matt Wieters still lead their respective positions in American League All-Star Game voting, according to fan voting results released by Major League Baseball on Monday afternoon. Despite cooling off at...
  • After playing third base Monday, Chris Davis returns to first base vs. Rangers

    After playing third base Monday, Chris Davis returns to first base vs. Rangers
    The Chris Davis experiment at third base lasted just one day. The Orioles slugger will start at first base tonight in the second game of the series against the Texas Rangers at Camden Yards, a day after he filled in for Manny Machado at the hot corner....
  • Orioles send Rule 5 pick Michael Almanzar back to the Boston Red Sox

    Orioles send Rule 5 pick Michael Almanzar back to the Boston Red Sox
    The Orioles sent infielder Michael Almanzar back to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday after he cleared waivers. The club selected Almanzar, 23, from the Red Sox in December’s Rule 5 draft for $50,000. He had to stay on the Orioles’ roster all...
  • '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...
  • Orioles' game Friday vs. Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park postponed

    Orioles' game Friday vs. Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park postponed
    BOSTON — As seen during this week’s homestand at Camden Yards, the Orioles typically do all they can to avoid doubleheaders — and the obstacles they bring — but playing one Saturday in Boston could prove beneficial to the Orioles...
  • 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...
  • 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, Matt Wieters still lead their positions in All-Star balloting

    NEW YORK -- Nelson Cruz has taken a sizable lead in the American League All-Star voting for designated hitters, now outpacing the Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz, 2,457,349 to 1,652,470. According to Major League Baseball, which announced the most recent...
  • Chris Tillman selected as the fans' choice bobblehead winner this season

    Chris Tillman selected as the fans' choice bobblehead winner this season
    The Orioles announced Monday that right-hander Chris Tillman has been selected as the fans' choice bobblehead this year. The team plans to give the bobblehead to the first 25,000 fans ages 15 and over who attend the 1:35 p.m. game Sept. 21 against the...
  • Orioles wake up Saturday morning to a first place position in AL East

    Orioles wake up Saturday morning to a first place position in AL East
    Rest assured, there were plenty of “Do Not Disturb” signs hanging from doors in the Orioles' team hotel Friday. The early postponement of Friday afternoon’s game in Boston allowed the Orioles, who arrived here around 4 a.m., to go back...
  • Right-hander Bud Norris could start Wednesday after simulated game today

    Right-hander Bud Norris could start Wednesday after simulated game today
    Between the games of today's doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox, right-hander Bud NorrisĀ -– currently on the disabled list -- will pitch a two- to three-inning simulated game on the field to test his right groin. The Orioles traded pregame...