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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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  • Despite four-game skid, Orioles hit the road in first place

    Despite four-game skid, Orioles hit the road in first place
    The Orioles are in the exact same place they were when their current four-game losing streak began – atop the American League East standings. As the Orioles open their four-game series in Kansas City tonight, they will still hold a half-game...
  • Dylan Bundy to pitch in extended spring training game and other Orioles notes

    Dylan Bundy to pitch in extended spring training game and other Orioles notes
    Orioles right-hander Dylan Bundy is progressing toward another step in his recovery from Tommy John elbow ligament surgery last June. Bundy is expected to throw one inning in an extended spring training game Tuesday in Sarasota, Fla. It will mark...
  • Given Orioles' relief needs, Norfolk bullpen in spotlight lately

    Given Orioles' relief needs, Norfolk bullpen in spotlight lately
    All eyes have been on Triple-A Norfolk this weekend, not for its players’ performances, but its pitchers’ availability to hop a plane and join the Orioles’ drained bullpen. Brad Brach joined the team in Minnesota, with Josh Stinson and...
  • Although he has passed test so far, Orioles closer Tommy Hunter strives to be better

    Although he has passed test so far, Orioles closer Tommy Hunter strives to be better
    Before long, whether through a rising price tag or poor performance, a baseball team will eventually move to its next closer. The former is how Tommy Hunter replaced Jim Johnson at the back of the Orioles bullpen this year, but not before Johnson...
  • Two-year anniversary of Chris Davis' memorable relief appearance

    Two-year anniversary of Chris Davis' memorable relief appearance
    Late Thursday night and into Friday morning, as the Orioles doubleheader with Pittsburgh dragged on and Buck Showalter was recycling pitchers from the first game, I heard several remarks both in the press box and on Twitter that Chris Davis should be...
  • 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...
  • Orioles-Pirates rained out for second straight day; doubleheader set for Thursday

    Orioles-Pirates rained out for second straight day; doubleheader set for Thursday
    For the second straight day, rain postponed a game between the Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates at Camden Yards. The two clubs will play the two-game interleague series in one day Thursday, with a single-admission doubleheader scheduled to begin at 4:...
  • Orioles' Manny Machado to be examined Friday; expected at FanFest on Saturday

    Orioles' Manny Machado to be examined Friday; expected at FanFest on Saturday
    Orioles third baseman Manny Machado’s next checkup on his left knee will be Friday afternoon in Los Angeles, and the hope is that he will be cleared to resume some baseball activities. Regardless, the 21-year-old All-Star is expected to fly back...
  • Fully healthy, Orioles right-hander Steve Johnson excited to compete for rotation spot

    Fully healthy, Orioles right-hander Steve Johnson excited to compete for rotation spot
    This time last year, Orioles right-hander Steve Johnson was coming off a promising debut season in the big leagues. After showing he belonged in the majors, the St. Paul’s product was entering spring training in contention for a starting rotation...
  • Orioles head into FanFest with 'work to do,' and with excitement yet to build

    Orioles head into FanFest with 'work to do,' and with excitement yet to build
    As the Orioles prepared for last year's annual FanFest, it didn't seem to matter that the club had made only under-the-radar alterations to its roster. The organization was coming off its first winning season and first postseason appearance since 1997....
  • Orioles' David Lough nears return after stiff neck, concussion symptoms

    Orioles' David Lough nears return after stiff neck, concussion symptoms
    SARASOTA, Fla. – Orioles outfielder David Lough has passed a series of concussion tests and has one more to go through before he can return to games. Lough was scratched from last Friday’s game against the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers,...