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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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  • Manny Machado dropped to seventh in lineup; Adam Jones back in center field

    Manny Machado dropped to seventh in lineup; Adam Jones back in center field
    The Orioles play the rubber match of their three-game series against the Boston Red Sox tonight at Camden Yards. If third baseman Manny Machado is going to drop the appeal of his five-game suspension, it won’t happen today. He is in the lineup,...
  • Kevin Gausman to pitch at Aberdeen on Wednesday, could start Sunday for Orioles

    Kevin Gausman to pitch at Aberdeen on Wednesday, could start Sunday for Orioles
    Rookie right-hander Kevin Gausman, who was eligible to return to the Orioles from the minor leagues Tuesday, is a candidate to start Sunday against the Boston Red Sox, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. Gausman, who is 3-2 with a 3.86 ERA in five...
  • Some thoughts on the Orioles' trade possibilities, A.J. Pierzynski and more

    Some thoughts on the Orioles' trade possibilities, A.J. Pierzynski and more
    I’ve been talking to several baseball people outside of the Orioles organization for the past week or so about the club's trade possibilities as the July 31 nonwaiver deadline approaches. Everyone basically says the same thing: Dan Duquette will...
  • Mike Yastrzemski promoted to Double-A Bowie after one month at High-A Frederick

    Mike Yastrzemski promoted to Double-A Bowie after one month at High-A Frederick
    Orioles minor league outfielder Mike Yastrzemski was promoted to Double-A Bowie on Wednesday, Single-A Frederick announced, making him the club's first 2013 draft pick to reach that level. Yastrzemski, who is the grandson of Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer...
  • Orioles' July 4 'Stars & Stripes' hat revealed

    Orioles' July 4 'Stars & Stripes' hat revealed
    Have you ever looked at your Orioles hat collection and wished you could find a gaudy red number to add to it? Major League Baseball has you covered. This year’s "Stars & Stripes" hat, presumably to be worn in Boston when the Orioles take on the...
  • Miguel Gonzalez makes rehab start for Bowie, is expected to return Sunday or Monday

    Miguel Gonzalez makes rehab start for Bowie, is expected to return Sunday or Monday
    Right-hander Miguel Gonzalez, who is recovering from a right oblique strain, made an injury rehabilitation start for Double-A Bowie on Wednesday night at Prince George’s Stadium. Gonzalez, who is expected to return from the DL on Sunday or Monday,...
  • 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...
  • Inconsistent Chris Tillman looks to uphold his Orioles pitching prediction

    Inconsistent Chris Tillman looks to uphold his Orioles pitching prediction
    Chris Tillman has his own prediction to uphold when he starts for the Orioles this afternoon against the Toronto Blue Jays. The right-hander was the club’s Opening Day starter in March and was expected to develop into an ace after a 16-win, All-...
  • Orioles first baseman Chris Davis awarded grand slam after review

    Orioles first baseman Chris Davis awarded grand slam after review
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The replay system hasn't been kind to the Orioles over the past three weeks as four of the five calls the club has challenged have not been overturned. The Orioles' luck started to change in the third inning of Tuesday’s...
  • Nelson Cruz, Matt Wieters still lead in American League All-Star voting

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Designated hitter Nelson Cruz and catcher Matt Wieters remain the leading American League vote-getters at their respective positions in All-Star Game fan balloting released Monday night. Cruz (1,792,432) continued to lead the ...
  • After blowing lead, Orioles bounce back for 7-6 win over Red Sox in 12 innings

    After blowing lead, Orioles bounce back for 7-6 win over Red Sox in 12 innings
    BOSTON -- With his team going deep into another extra-inning game at Fenway Park, Orioles manager Buck Showalter scanned the dugout and saw first baseman Chris Davis. His mind immediately went back to that 17-inning game in 2012 when he was forced to call...