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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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  • Bud Norris throws eight scoreless innings in Orioles' 4-0 win over the Red Sox

    Bud Norris throws eight scoreless innings in Orioles' 4-0 win over the Red Sox
    The Orioles needed a deep outing from right-hander Bud Norris on Monday night against the Boston Red Sox after the club’s bullpen accounted for 6 2/3 innings the previous day. Norris gave the Orioles just that, recording his best start since...
  • More from Manny Machado on his apology for actions vs. Athletics

    More from Manny Machado on his apology for actions vs. Athletics
    Manny Machado was given the opportunity to speak to his team in a meeting before Monday's game against the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards. Like he has now done publicly, the Orioles third baseman apologized. “Today, with the meeting, we just got...
  • Orioles left-hander T.J. McFarland most likely candidate to start Tuesday

    Orioles left-hander T.J. McFarland most likely candidate to start Tuesday
    While left-hander T.J. McFarland remains the most likely option to make Tuesday’s spot start against the Texas Rangers at Camden Yards, the Orioles have yet to make that decision official. “I haven’t been reading too much into it,&...
  • Orioles' Manny Machado could face suspension, but there's little precedent

    Orioles' Manny Machado could face suspension, but there's little precedent
    Now that Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has apologized for Sunday’s bat-throwing incident, his fate is in the hands of Major League Baseball. A decision on a suspension is expected to come down at some point on Tuesday. I’d be surprised...
  • Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez heading to the disabled list

    Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez heading to the disabled list
    Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez is heading to the 15-day disabled list with a right ankle injury, manager Buck Showalter announced before Friday’s game against the New York Yankees. The club will recall right-hander Kevin Gausman from Triple-A...
  • In ailing AL East, Orioles need to get wins while the getting is good

    In ailing AL East, Orioles need to get wins while the getting is good
    It has become fairly obvious that the team that makes the playoffs out of the American League East — and there probably will be only one — will be the team that best weathers what has been a division race influenced by an unusual amount of...
  • Orioles face roster challenges with bullpen, Manny Machado's suspension

    Orioles face roster challenges with bullpen, Manny Machado's suspension
    Starting with today's series opener against the Texas Rangers, the Orioles will play 14 games in as many days until the All-Star break. And their biggest challenge might be how to assemble a roster that keeps them competitive on a nightly basis. The...
  • After a tumultuous year, red-hot Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz has never been happier

    After a tumultuous year, red-hot Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz has never been happier
    Nelson Cruz presents a deep rooting dilemma for the modern baseball fan. Is the Orioles outfielder the well-mannered son of teachers who built himself into a slugger step by painstaking step? In this version of the story, Cruz is the perfect baseball...
  • Orioles designate Rule 5 draft pick Michael Almanzar for assignment

    Orioles designate Rule 5 draft pick Michael Almanzar for assignment
    The Orioles have reinstated third baseman Michael Almanzar, the club’s Rule 5 pick, from the 60-day disabled list and designated him for assignment, the club announced Monday. The Orioles took Almanzar in the Rule 5 draft in December following a...
  • Buck Showalter on Chris Davis at third base, T.J. McFarland, Nolan Reimold, more

    Buck Showalter on Chris Davis at third base, T.J. McFarland, Nolan Reimold, more
    In his pregame news conference Monday, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Chris Davis has been working quietly with infield coach Bobby Dickerson at third base for the past week or so as an option for when Manny Machado was suspended. Davis, who is...
  • Nelson Cruz, Matt Wieters still lead their positions in All-Star voting

    Nelson Cruz, Matt Wieters still lead their positions in All-Star voting
    Designated hitter Nelson Cruz and injured catcher Matt Wieters still lead their respective positions in American League All-Star Game voting, according to fan voting results released by Major League Baseball on Monday afternoon. Despite cooling off at...
  • After playing third base Monday, Chris Davis returns to first base vs. Rangers

    After playing third base Monday, Chris Davis returns to first base vs. Rangers
    The Chris Davis experiment at third base lasted just one day. The Orioles slugger will start at first base tonight in the second game of the series against the Texas Rangers at Camden Yards, a day after he filled in for Manny Machado at the hot corner....