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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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  • 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...
  • Bud Norris pitches into 8th inning, gets ejected in Orioles' 4-1 loss to Tigers

    Bud Norris pitches into 8th inning, gets ejected in Orioles' 4-1 loss to Tigers
    Bud Norris silenced the Detroit Tigers hitters early in his outing Saturday night by pitching inside effectively, but when his 113th and final pitch sailed inside and hit right fielder Torii Hunter, it wasn't received well. Tempers flared and both...
  • Where the Orioles stand in the latest major league power rankings

    Where the Orioles stand in the latest major league power rankings
    After a 3-3 week that saw them split a two-game series on the road with the Pittsburgh Pirates and a four-game series at Camden Yards with the Cleveland Indians, the Orioles have tumbled down national power rankings. The updated rankings, which came out...
  • Orioles option Steve Clevenger to Triple-A Norfolk, reinstate Chris Davis

    Orioles option Steve Clevenger to Triple-A Norfolk, reinstate Chris Davis
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the decision to keep rookie Caleb Joseph on the active roster and send Steve Clevenger to Triple-A Norfolk was “51 to 49 percent.” In activating first baseman Chris Davis from the paternity list, the...
  • Despite four-game skid, Orioles hit the road in first place

    Despite four-game skid, Orioles hit the road in first place
    The Orioles are in the exact same place they were when their current four-game losing streak began – atop the American League East standings. As the Orioles open their four-game series in Kansas City tonight, they will still hold a half-game...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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/....