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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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  • Nelson Cruz, Matt Wieters still lead their positions in All-Star balloting

    NEW YORK -- Nelson Cruz has taken a sizable lead in the American League All-Star voting for designated hitters, now outpacing the Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz, 2,457,349 to 1,652,470. According to Major League Baseball, which announced the most recent...
  • Chris Tillman selected as the fans' choice bobblehead winner this season

    Chris Tillman selected as the fans' choice bobblehead winner this season
    The Orioles announced Monday that right-hander Chris Tillman has been selected as the fans' choice bobblehead this year. The team plans to give the bobblehead to the first 25,000 fans ages 15 and over who attend the 1:35 p.m. game Sept. 21 against the...
  • These Orioles have offered a lesson in nonconformity

    These Orioles have offered a lesson in nonconformity
    It has become apparent during the first three months of this season that the Orioles are determined not to conform to anyone's expectations, regardless of whether those expectations are good, bad or somewhere in between. Take the past nine days, for...
  • Michael Almanzar, three Shorebirds All-Stars providing reinforcements for Frederick

    Michael Almanzar, three Shorebirds All-Stars providing reinforcements for Frederick
    After a tough first half, the Frederick Keys have received lineup and bullpen reinforcements that could improve the team's fortunes in the Carolina League. Frederick received infielder Michael Almanzar on a rehab assignment, plus first baseman Trey...
  • 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,...
  • Manny Machado says his suspension appeal hearing Wednesday 'was fair'

    Manny Machado says his suspension appeal hearing Wednesday 'was fair'
    Orioles third baseman Manny Machado had his suspension appeal hearing Wednesday at the team’s offices in the Warehouse, and he said he thought it went well. Now he’ll wait to hear whether his five-game suspension for throwing a bat during...
  • 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...
  • Orioles' Nelson Cruz invited to Home Run Derby, says he likely won't participate

    Orioles' Nelson Cruz invited to Home Run Derby, says he likely won't participate
    Orioles outfielder-designated hitter Nelson Cruz was invited to participate in this year’s All-Star Game Home Run Derby earlier this week, but the major leagues' co-home run leader said Sunday that he likely won't take part in the event. Cruz said...
  • 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-...
  • Ubaldo Jimenez struggles, benches clear as Orioles lose, 11-1, to Oakland Athletics

    Ubaldo Jimenez struggles, benches clear as Orioles lose, 11-1, to Oakland Athletics
    The Orioles were schooled Sunday afternoon in an 11-1 rout at Camden Yards by an Oakland Athletics team that boasts the best record in the American League. And if this series were a barometer to gauge where the Orioles measured up against the high-...
  • Orioles add Josh Stinson from Triple-A Norfolk, option Brad Brach to Tides

    Orioles add Josh Stinson from Triple-A Norfolk, option Brad Brach to Tides
    Before Monday’s game, the Orioles purchased the contract of right-hander Josh Stinson from Triple-A Norfolk to bolster a bullpen that was depleted after right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez’s short outing Sunday against the Oakland Athletics. To make...