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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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  • Zach Britton tosses three more shutout innings in Orioles' 3-0 win Wednesday

    Zach Britton tosses three more shutout innings in Orioles' 3-0 win Wednesday
    Over the first two weeks of the season, left-hander Zach Britton has become a valuable weapon for the Orioles out of the bullpen. Britton provided more evidence of that during the Orioles' 3-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday afternoon,...
  • Dylan Bundy to pitch in extended spring training game and other Orioles notes

    Dylan Bundy to pitch in extended spring training game and other Orioles notes
    Orioles right-hander Dylan Bundy is progressing toward another step in his recovery from Tommy John elbow ligament surgery last June. Bundy is expected to throw one inning in an extended spring training game Tuesday in Sarasota, Fla. It will mark...
  • Given Orioles' relief needs, Norfolk bullpen in spotlight lately

    Given Orioles' relief needs, Norfolk bullpen in spotlight lately
    All eyes have been on Triple-A Norfolk this weekend, not for its players’ performances, but its pitchers’ availability to hop a plane and join the Orioles’ drained bullpen. Brad Brach joined the team in Minnesota, with Josh Stinson and...
  • Although he has passed test so far, Orioles closer Tommy Hunter strives to be better

    Although he has passed test so far, Orioles closer Tommy Hunter strives to be better
    Before long, whether through a rising price tag or poor performance, a baseball team will eventually move to its next closer. The former is how Tommy Hunter replaced Jim Johnson at the back of the Orioles bullpen this year, but not before Johnson...
  • Two-year anniversary of Chris Davis' memorable relief appearance

    Two-year anniversary of Chris Davis' memorable relief appearance
    Late Thursday night and into Friday morning, as the Orioles doubleheader with Pittsburgh dragged on and Buck Showalter was recycling pitchers from the first game, I heard several remarks both in the press box and on Twitter that Chris Davis should be...
  • Maryland tourist destinations prepare for a boost in business

    Maryland tourist destinations prepare for a boost in business
    Visitors trying to shake off a particularly snowy winter and rainy spring could give a boost to Maryland's tourist destinations this summer. Business owners and tourism officials are seeing signs of a healthy season before the traditional Memorial Day...
  • Orioles may have trouble finding room in bullpen for Troy Patton

    Orioles may have trouble finding room in bullpen for Troy Patton
    Left-hander Troy Patton, who is currently serving a 25-game suspension for testing positive for an amphetamine, is eligible to come off the restricted list on April 30, and the Orioles might have a tough time finding a spot for him when he is able to...
  • Orioles batter Red Sox for 15 hits in series-opening, 8-4 win at Fenway Park

    Orioles batter Red Sox for 15 hits in series-opening, 8-4 win at Fenway Park
    BOSTON – Orioles rookie third baseman Jonathan Schoop is still trying to feel his way through his first real opportunity to contribute as a major leaguer. The organization’s top position player prospect, Schoop has had his share of growing...
  • Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez working on more 'aggressive' mechanics

    Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez working on more 'aggressive' mechanics
    BOSTON — Since his last start a week ago, Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez has made several visits to the team’s video room, trying to figure out why he’s struggled in his first three starts as an Oriole. A day after allowing five...
  • After confrontation, Red Sox have last word in crucial 7th inning of 4-2 win vs. Orioles

    After confrontation, Red Sox have last word in crucial 7th inning of 4-2 win vs. Orioles
    BOSTON — Whether the Orioles’ dust-up with the Boston Red Sox on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park galvanizes their clubhouse remains to be seen over the course of a season still in its infancy. Regardless, the dugout-emptying...
  • Looking back at Saturday's dugout-emptying Orioles-Red Sox game

    Looking back at Saturday's dugout-emptying Orioles-Red Sox game
    BOSTON – Everyone knew that the American League East would be a battle this season, and that’s certainly shaping up to be the case. Heading into Sunday, all five teams in the division are separated by just two games. The teams are constantly...
  • Orioles getting defensive in the season's early going

    Orioles getting defensive in the season's early going
    Defense has been a staple of the Orioles’ success the past two seasons, and the team enters this afternoon’s game against the Boston Red Sox leading the major leagues with a .995 fielding percentage. The Orioles have made just three errors...