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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...