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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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  • Ubaldo Jimenez struggles, benches clear as Orioles lose, 11-1, to Oakland Athletics

    Ubaldo Jimenez struggles, benches clear as Orioles lose, 11-1, to Oakland Athletics
    The Orioles were schooled Sunday afternoon in an 11-1 rout at Camden Yards by an Oakland Athletics team that boasts the best record in the American League. And if this series were a barometer to gauge where the Orioles measured up against the high-...
  • 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’...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Coffee Companion (6/6): Orioles return home on down note

    Coffee Companion (6/6): Orioles return home on down note
    I said yesterday in the Coffee Companion, where every weekday we recap the local sports headlines, that the Orioles cursed themselves by saying a six-man rotation was a possibility. Well… - Chris Tillman failed to get out of the second inning for...
  • Buck Showalter, Orioles ready to return to Camden Yards for 10-game homestand

    Buck Showalter, Orioles ready to return to Camden Yards for 10-game homestand
    ARLINGTON, Texas – When manager Buck Showalter took a hard look at the Orioles' schedule in the offseason, he believed his club would be in good shape if it could come out of the just-completed three-city, 10-game road trip and remain competitive....
  • Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion edges Orioles' Nelson Cruz for AL Player of the Month

    Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion edges Orioles' Nelson Cruz for AL Player of the Month
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz’s remarkable May wasn’t enough to win the American League Player of the Month award, as hot-hitting Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion beat him for the honor. Cruz hit .339/....
  • For Orioles slugger Nelson Cruz, a journey back and a new beginning

    For Orioles slugger Nelson Cruz, a journey back and a new beginning
    ARLINGTON, Texas — From the first time Nelson Cruz stepped into the batter’s box at Camden Yards this season, he has heard that unmistakable sound from the home crowd — the long, steady chant of his last name. With the success he has...
  • Nelson Cruz passes David Ortiz for lead at DH in AL All-Star voting

    Nelson Cruz passes David Ortiz for lead at DH in AL All-Star voting
    Nelson Cruz has hit eight home runs in his past 13 games, and All-Star voters have taken notice. The Orioles designated hitter has passed David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox as the top All-Star Game vote-getter at his position in the American League,...
  • Orioles prospect Hunter Harvey and the rise of an Internet darling

    Orioles prospect Hunter Harvey and the rise of an Internet darling
    Gone are the days when weekly newspaper stat lines and monthly issues of Baseball America were the only sources of information on a team’s minor league players. A rising interest in fantasy baseball, the home team’s future, and sadly, a...
  • 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...
  • 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...