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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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  • Not close on deal for Jon Lester, but Orioles have 'a couple of active discussions'

    Not close on deal for Jon Lester, but Orioles have 'a couple of active discussions'
    The Orioles weren’t close to acquiring Boston Red Sox right-hander Jon Lester on Wednesday — one club source said bluntly, “it’s not going to happen” — but executive vice president Dan Duquette continues to work the...
  • Orioles offense again goes wild in 10-3 rout of Cardinals

    Orioles offense again goes wild in 10-3 rout of Cardinals
    The Orioles suddenly have an offense that is clubbing the ball, a pitching staff that is consistently limiting the opposition and a fan base that is packing the stadium, hooting and hollering throughout the game. After a 10-3 drilling of the St. Louis...
  • For Orioles, this is the time to bury the American League East

    For Orioles, this is the time to bury the American League East
    CLEVELAND —┬áThe Orioles just came off a 31-game stretch in which they played eight teams that were over .500 and have to be considered legitimate playoff contenders. They went 21-10 in that span and improved their first-place lead in the...
  • Ian Silverman smashes world record at Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships

    Ian Silverman smashes world record at Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships
    Paralympic swimming Baltimore's Silverman smashes nearly 13-year-old world record Team USA's Ian Silverman of Baltimore broke a nearly 13-year-old world record in the men's 400-meter freestyle S10 race Wednesday, highlighting Day 1 of the 2014 Pan...
  • New baseball commissioner could be named in Baltimore next week

    New baseball commissioner could be named in Baltimore next week
    Major league owners will convene in Baltimore next week for their quarterly meeting, and they are expected to elect a new commissioner to replace Bud Selig, who will retire in January after presiding over the sport in both an interim and permanent...
  • 100 years ago, Babe Ruth's professional baseball career took flight with the Orioles

    100 years ago, Babe Ruth's professional baseball career took flight with the Orioles
    A century ago in spring training, a rawboned Orioles rookie stepped to the plate, swung from the heels and hit a fastball deep to right field. The ball landed in a rut in a cornfield, more than 400 feet from home plate. In Fayetteville, N.C., a historic...
  • Under Dan Duquette, Orioles continue development of minor league system

    Under Dan Duquette, Orioles continue development of minor league system
    WASHINGTON — When the Orioles were discussing trades last month with various teams, they fielded requests targeting their top four pitching prospects: right-handers Kevin Gausman, Dylan Bundy, Hunter Harvey and left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez, who...
  • 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-...
  • Behind trio of left-handers led by Wei-Yin Chen, Orioles beat Mariners, 2-1

    Behind trio of left-handers led by Wei-Yin Chen, Orioles beat Mariners, 2-1
    Before reporters had a chance to ask Wei-Yin Chen a question Friday night following his tremendous performance in a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners, the Orioles left-hander said he needed to make a statement. Chen wanted to dedicate his eight-...
  • Reliever Andrew Miller gets an ovation, then out of a jam, in Orioles debut

    Reliever Andrew Miller gets an ovation, then out of a jam, in Orioles debut
    Before his name was even announced over the speakers at Camden Yards, the announced crowd of 39,487 stood and gave Orioles reliever Andrew Miller a rousing ovation as he jogged from the bullpen to the mound Friday night. “Pretty cool reception,&...
  • Clean-shaven Miller aims for quick adjustment with Orioles

    Clean-shaven Miller aims for quick adjustment with Orioles
    Andrew Miller arrived in Baltimore Friday morning with a full beard. He had come from the Boston Red Sox, where the growth of facial hair is welcomed, and a few players in the Orioles clubhouse hoped he would remain untrimmed. But Miller, the Orioles'...
  • Orioles players say addition of Andrew Miller 'just makes us better'

    Orioles players say addition of Andrew Miller 'just makes us better'
    The Orioles' trade with the Boston Red Sox on Thursday that added left-handed reliever Andrew Miller to the bullpen was received with positive reviews in the clubhouse, both for what he does on the mound and what he won't be doing anymore. Miller, a...