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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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  • Can the Orioles beat the best of the American League West?

    Can the Orioles beat the best of the American League West?
    Clearly, the American League has been turned upside-down over the first half of the 2014 season. The AL West now features three of the five winningest teams in the league, and the AL East has not lived up to preseason expectations -- except in Baltimore,...
  • Hard work, family help Orioles minor leaguer Mike Yastrzemski climb through system

    Hard work, family help Orioles minor leaguer Mike Yastrzemski climb through system
    A familiar process plays out each time you see the descendant of a baseball legend in an obscure minor league ballpark. It's something both observers and the player himself have to deal with — the realization that he is not his namesake, then...
  • Looking at the Orioles' rebound wins after walk-off losses

    Looking at the Orioles' rebound wins after walk-off losses
    OAKLAND, Calif. — Once again, the Orioles bounced back from a tough loss Saturday night, putting Friday night’s nightmare ending behind them with a commanding, 8-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics. The Orioles now have won four of five...
  • In Sunday's win, Chris Tillman continues his dominance over the Mariners

    In Sunday's win, Chris Tillman continues his dominance over the Mariners
    Orioles starter Chris Tillman dominated the Seattle Mariners lineup again Sunday, but he wants everyone to know that it’s nothing personal. Of course, Tillman came over to the Orioles in the 2008 trade with the Mariners that also brought All-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...