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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' 5-run ninth not enough after another lackluster pitching effort

    Orioles' 5-run ninth not enough after another lackluster pitching effort
    A five-run offensive explosion in the ninth inning Saturday that made a nail-biter out of a blowout didn’t mask the most pertinent question surrounding the 2014 Orioles: Will the starting pitching do enough to keep them in contention throughout the...
  • What they're saying about the Orioles

    What they're saying about the Orioles
    A collection of what other media outlets are saying about the Orioles as they prepare to complete their road trip with a 7:05 p.m. game against the New York Yankees tonight: * While Orioles fans wait for Manny Machado to return to the lineup, they can...
  • Miguel Gonzalez allows seven runs in Orioles' 10-4 loss to Detroit Tigers

    Miguel Gonzalez allows seven runs in Orioles' 10-4 loss to Detroit Tigers
    DETROIT — On Friday, the Orioles had to deal with a 1 a.m. flight, fewer than five hours of sleep, and a day game played in a brittle cold and persistent rain against a Detroit Tigers lineup that featured baseball’s best hitter, Miguel...
  • Detroit Tigers claim left-hander Mike Belfiore from Orioles

    Detroit Tigers claim left-hander Mike Belfiore from Orioles
    Left-handed relief pitcher Mike Belfiore has been claimed off waivers by the Detroit Tigers, the Orioles announced Thursday before their game against the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards. Belfiore, whom the Orioles acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks...
  • Orioles announce four possible players for the fans' choice bobblehead

    Orioles announce four possible players for the fans' choice bobblehead
    The Orioles plan to give a fans' choice bobblehead to fans for the third consecutive season, and the club announced the four possible players -- all right-handed pitchers -- Thursday. This year's giveaway is set for the Sept. 21 game at 1:35 p.m....
  • Will the Orioles make the playoffs this year? How many wins will they have?

    Will the Orioles make the playoffs this year? How many wins will they have?
    The Orioles are 1-1 through their first two games of the 2014 season. They have their first series rubber match tonight against the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards. There are 160 more games to play, and I want to know how many you think the Orioles are...
  • Wei-Yin Chen tosses four innings in 2-2 tie with Minnesota Twins

    Wei-Yin Chen tosses four innings in 2-2 tie with Minnesota Twins
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Wei-Yin Chen became the first Oriole to go four innings this spring and Henry Urrutia’s first homer helped contribute to a 2-2 tie with the Minnesota Twins. The Orioles took a 2-1 lead into the ninth, but reliever Troy Patton...
  • Ryan Flaherty, Jonathan Schoop fill in nicely for Orioles

    Ryan Flaherty, Jonathan Schoop fill in nicely for Orioles
    Manny Machado heard the familiar roars Monday as he jogged out to accept his 2013 Gold Glove in front of the Opening Day crowd at Camden Yards. Sadly, Machado's chance to thrill the Baltimore faithful was fleeting. He's still rehabilitating the knee...
  • Opening Day is magic for fans as weather breaks and Orioles win

    Opening Day is magic for fans as weather breaks and Orioles win
    Two hours before Chris Tillman's first pitch, as the sun poured healing rays onto Eutaw Street and thousands of orange-and-black-clad fans flooded toward the turnstiles, a man in a Brooks Robinson jersey leaned against the No. 5 Hall of Fame sculpture...
  • Orioles' Steve Lombardozzi runs carpet, watches win

    Orioles' Steve Lombardozzi runs carpet, watches win
    Steve Lombardozzi didn't get the ovation of "Crush" or "Cruz," but he was made to feel welcome on the orange carpet during player introductions at Monday's Opening Day game between the Orioles and Boston Red Sox. It was a day when winter finally yielded...
  • Orioles closer Tommy Hunter recovers to 'earn' save vs. the Red Sox

    Orioles closer Tommy Hunter recovers to 'earn' save vs. the Red Sox
    Eventually, new Orioles closer Tommy Hunter was going to get a big-boy, pressure-cooker, no-margin-for-error save opportunity — that's what happens when you pitch the ninth inning in the major leagues. He got it out of the way quickly, allowing...
  • Orioles left-hander Zach Britton shines in new role out of bullpen

    Orioles left-hander Zach Britton shines in new role out of bullpen
    Left-hander Zach Britton was so pumped after throwing two scoreless innings Monday and picking up the win in the Orioles' 2-1 Opening Day victory against the Boston Red Sox that he talked after the game about how great it was to make his first major...