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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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  • Orioles' Nolan Reimold to play in minor league games for more at-bats

    Orioles' Nolan Reimold to play in minor league games for more at-bats
    — With minor league spring training games underway, Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold will begin making trips to the Twin Lakes Park complex for at-bats there. "I haven't had very many at-bats the last two years, and the ones I did, I wasn't...
  • Orioles right-hander Eddie Gamboa continues to baffle with his knuckleball

    Orioles right-hander Eddie Gamboa continues to baffle with his knuckleball
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- After right-hander Eddie Gamboa closed out the Orioles' 7-6 Grapefruit League win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field on Monday, catcher Johnny Monell gave the knuckleballer a high five and a catcher’s mitt. This...
  • Buck Showalter says Orioles could open season with 13 pitchers, 12 position players

    Buck Showalter says Orioles could open season with 13 pitchers, 12 position players
    BRADENTON, Fla. – Orioles manager Buck Showalter is considering opening the season with a short bench in order to keep a 13th pitcher on the 25-man Opening Day roster. “This time of year, you’re considering everything,” Showalter...
  • Chris Tillman on the mound as Orioles face Pirates

    Chris Tillman on the mound as Orioles face Pirates
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles will make their first trip of the spring to McKechnie Field this afternoon to face the Pittsburgh Pirates. Chris Tillman is scheduled to start for the Orioles and could go four innings. T.J. McFarland and Ryan Webb are also...
  • Orioles 3B Manny Machado says he's running bases at 70 to 80 percent effort

    Orioles 3B Manny Machado says he's running bases at 70 to 80 percent effort
    SARASOTA, Fla. — Since Manny Machado's freak knee injury occurred last September under one of the most routine circumstances — his left knee buckled when his foot landed awkwardly as he rounded first base —the 21-year-old couldn't help...
  • Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman sees a bright future with his new glasses

    Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman sees a bright future with his new glasses
    FORT MYERS, Fla. — Kevin Gausman likes his new look. After he debuted a new pair of prescription glasses and mowed down a representative Boston Red Sox lineup Saturday night at JetBlue Park, the 23-year-old right hander joked that wearing his new...
  • As Orioles pursue yet another free agent, anything seems possible

    As Orioles pursue yet another free agent, anything seems possible
    SARASOTA, FLA. — If you want another indication of how the landscape has changed over the past month at the Ed Smith Stadium complex, consider the Orioles' Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox on Saturday afternoon. It was just another...
  • Orioles' offense remains hot in 9-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday

    Orioles' offense remains hot in 9-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles' power-packed lineup has gotten a lot of attention over the past couple seasons, and it looks like the hitters aren’t ready to surrender the stage to the upgraded pitching staff. In two games against the Boston Red...
  • New-look Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman pitches three scoreless innings vs. Red Sox

    New-look Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman pitches three scoreless innings vs. Red Sox
    FORT MYERS, Fla. — Making his second Grapefruit League appearance of the spring Saturday night, Kevin Gausman wore a pair of new prescription glasses in a game for the first time — and had a formidable Red Sox lineup seeing double. Gausman...
  • Miguel Gonzalez 'sore,' but OK after being hit by comebacker

    Miguel Gonzalez 'sore,' but OK after being hit by comebacker
    There was a sense of relief in the Orioles clubhouse Saturday when starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez proclaimed that his left shin was fine, if a little achy. Gonzalez had to leave Friday’s game in the fifth inning after being struck in the left...
  • Bud Norris throws three scoreless innings as Orioles beat Red Sox, 7-3

    Bud Norris throws three scoreless innings as Orioles beat Red Sox, 7-3
    SARASOTA, Fla. — Right-hander Bud Norris continued to put up zeros this spring and the Orioles’ offense touched up one of the Boston Red Sox's top pitching prospects to pick up a 7-3 win at Ed Smith Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Norris, who...
  • Orioles take different angle to teach O'Day to throw changeup

    Orioles take different angle to teach O'Day to throw changeup
    SARASOTA, FLA. — Submarine pitchers are a different breed. From their quirky deliveries to the grips, release points and arm actions they use, few aspects of the way they pitch translate to the conventional overhand thrower. Orioles right-hander...