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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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  • 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....
  • Orioles send Rule 5 pick Michael Almanzar back to the Boston Red Sox

    Orioles send Rule 5 pick Michael Almanzar back to the Boston Red Sox
    The Orioles sent infielder Michael Almanzar back to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday after he cleared waivers. The club selected Almanzar, 23, from the Red Sox in December’s Rule 5 draft for $50,000. He had to stay on the Orioles’ roster all...
  • Kevin Gausman to pitch at Aberdeen on Wednesday, could start Sunday for Orioles

    Kevin Gausman to pitch at Aberdeen on Wednesday, could start Sunday for Orioles
    Rookie right-hander Kevin Gausman, who was eligible to return to the Orioles from the minor leagues Tuesday, is a candidate to start Sunday against the Boston Red Sox, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. Gausman, who is 3-2 with a 3.86 ERA in five...
  • Nelson Cruz will make the All-Star team, but what about some other Orioles?

    Nelson Cruz will make the All-Star team, but what about some other Orioles?
    Five Orioles made the All-Star Game last year in New York. That won’t happen again July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis. This year, the Orioles will have one All-Star for sure: Nelson Cruz, who is nearly 1 million votes ahead of the Boston Red...
  • Jonathan Schoop 'trying to refresh' his mind after Wayne Kirby's tactic

    Jonathan Schoop 'trying to refresh' his mind after Wayne Kirby's tactic
    When first base coach Wayne Kirby asked Jonathan Schoop to clear his locker Saturday, he hoped it would help the second baseman snap out of his struggles at the plate. So Schoop carried his belongings out of Camden Yards and then turned around and...
  • Alfredo Aceves, who pitched for Orioles in spring, banned 50 games for positive drug test

    Alfredo Aceves, who pitched for Orioles in spring, banned 50 games for positive drug test
    Anyone familiar with pitcher Alfredo Aceves' history in Boston knows the Orioles dodged a bullet when Aceves, a non-roster invitee to spring training this year, didn’t make the 25-man roster. That the team wasn't relying on Aceves during this...
  • 'We've got no plane,' Buck Showalter says, as Orioles mull travel options

    'We've got no plane,' Buck Showalter says, as Orioles mull travel options
    After the Orioles completed a four-game sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 5-2 win Thursday night, the real battle began. The plane that was supposed to take them to Boston for Friday’s series opener against the Red Sox wasn't expected to arrive in...
  • Orioles' game Friday vs. Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park postponed

    Orioles' game Friday vs. Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park postponed
    BOSTON — As seen during this week’s homestand at Camden Yards, the Orioles typically do all they can to avoid doubleheaders — and the obstacles they bring — but playing one Saturday in Boston could prove beneficial to the Orioles...
  • Orioles wake up Saturday morning to a first place position in AL East

    Orioles wake up Saturday morning to a first place position in AL East
    Rest assured, there were plenty of “Do Not Disturb” signs hanging from doors in the Orioles' team hotel Friday. The early postponement of Friday afternoon’s game in Boston allowed the Orioles, who arrived here around 4 a.m., to go back...
  • 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-...
  • Right-hander Bud Norris could start Wednesday after simulated game today

    Right-hander Bud Norris could start Wednesday after simulated game today
    Between the games of today's doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox, right-hander Bud NorrisĀ -– currently on the disabled list -- will pitch a two- to three-inning simulated game on the field to test his right groin. The Orioles traded pregame...
  • Orioles pregame notes and lineups for Game 2 of doubleheader

    Orioles pregame notes and lineups for Game 2 of doubleheader
    BOSTON – Fenway Park was emptied, cleaned and reopened in a matter of about an hour and a half for the nightcap of today’s Orioles doubleheader in Boston. In between, right-hander Bud Norris threw a two-inning simulated game to test his...