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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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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Five Orioles players have multihit games in 11-4 victory over Toronto Blue Jays

    Five Orioles players have multihit games in 11-4 victory over Toronto Blue Jays
    TORONTO -- Chris Davis' power numbers so far this year haven't matched the pace of last year's 53-homer season, but on Thursday night, the Orioles' slugging first baseman still found a way to be an offensive force without the long ball. Davis drove in...
  • Now that the transfer rule has been fixed, should pine tar be on deck?

    Now that the transfer rule has been fixed, should pine tar be on deck?
    Major League Baseball proved on Friday that it can turn on a dime when it recognizes that a rule needs to changed. After much national gnashing of teeth over the revised "transfer rule," MLB announced that it is going back to the old definition of what...
  • Transfer rule is changing and other Orioles notes

    Transfer rule is changing and other Orioles notes
    The dubious interpretation of the transfer rule – possibly the biggest controversy that has come out of baseball’s new replay system – will be changed starting Friday, according to a FOXSports.com report. The new rule, which altered...
  • Machado could be DH tonight (transfer rule, Lough, rain)

    Machado could be DH tonight (transfer rule, Lough, rain)
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the organization may consider holding back Manny Machado from playing third base Friday in his first rehab game with the High-A Frederick Keys due to rain in the area. Instead, Showalter said, Machado could DH...
  • Orioles notebook: Flaherty wishes transfer rule change came sooner

    Orioles notebook: Flaherty wishes transfer rule change came sooner
    Orioles infielder Ryan Flaherty says he's pleased that Major League Baseball announced Friday that it would revert to the old interpretation of a catch on a transfer play. With a slight smile, though, Flaherty said, "it's about four (or so) days late."...
  • After nearly a month, Orioles have mixed reviews for baseball's new replay system

    After nearly a month, Orioles have mixed reviews for baseball's new replay system
    When Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz ran through first base on a close play April 19 at Fenway Park and was called out by first base umpire Ted Barrett, it sparked a chain of events that has become common in the major leagues this season. After...
  • First base prospect Christian Walker leading Bowie with big April

    First base prospect Christian Walker leading Bowie with big April
    A cast of minor league veterans and intriguing prospects are hitting the cover off the ball for Double-A Bowie, including first base prospect Christian Walker and outfielder Dariel Alvarez. Walker, despite not being on the 40-man roster and being behind...