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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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  • At start of Orioles spring training, Showalter seeks to set foundation for season

    At start of Orioles spring training, Showalter seeks to set foundation for season
    SARASOTA, FLA. — When Buck Showalter assembled his group of pitchers and catchers for the first time on the Camden Yards field of the Ed Smith Stadium complex on Friday morning, he saw plenty of new faces looking back at him. Of the 37 pitchers...
  • 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,...
  • In his third season, Wei-Yin Chen 'really important' for Orioles' success

    In his third season, Wei-Yin Chen 'really important' for Orioles' success
    SARASOTA, Fla. — Orioles manager Buck Showalter thinks it's unfair to dismiss Wei-Yin Chen's 2013 season as a disappointment. After all, the Taiwanese left-hander posted a 4.07 ERA, just a tick above the 4.02 mark from his rookie year in which...
  • O's option right-hander Suk-min Yoon, catcher Johnny Monell to Triple-A Norfolk

    O's option right-hander Suk-min Yoon, catcher Johnny Monell to Triple-A Norfolk
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles made a pair of significant roster cuts following Wednesday’s 7-4 Grapefruit League loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, optioning South Korean right-hander Suk-min Yoon and catcher Johnny Monell to Triple-A Norfolk. The club...
  • Orioles get gold star for full attendance

    Orioles get gold star for full attendance
    Veteran pitcher Alfredo Aceves and reserve catcher candidate Johnny Monell made their first appearances in the Orioles spring clubhouse on Sunday morning, so all of the pitchers and catchers who got spring training invitations are in camp. Monell got...
  • Orioles agree to terms with Ubaldo Jimenez on four-year deal

    Orioles agree to terms with Ubaldo Jimenez on four-year deal
    SARASOTA, Fla. — After sitting idle through the offseason, the Orioles finally struck with a long-awaited impact signing on Monday, just days after settling into spring training. The club agreed to terms with free-agent Ubaldo Jimenez —...
  • How did draft pick compensation affect Orioles' deal with Ubaldo Jimenez?

    How did draft pick compensation affect Orioles' deal with Ubaldo Jimenez?
    SARASOTA, Fla. – Even though the Orioles handed out a historic four-year deal to right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez, the club believes it has gotten a deal given the money being handed out on the free-agent market. As much as fans in Baltimore have...
  • There's plenty to like about Ubaldo Jimenez, but move is still a gamble for Orioles

    There's plenty to like about Ubaldo Jimenez, but move is still a gamble for Orioles
    The Orioles finally made a necessary splash Monday, agreeing to terms with free-agent starter Ubaldo Jimenez on a four-year, $48 million that gives the club a veteran starter to bolster a substandard rotation. There are some things to like about the...
  • Infielder Ryan Flaherty not taking anything for granted with Orioles

    Infielder Ryan Flaherty not taking anything for granted with Orioles
    SARASOTA, Fla. — The way the Orioles' current roster is shaking out, infielder Ryan Flaherty seems assured of starting somewhere in the Opening Day lineup against the Boston Red Sox on March 31. Just don't tell Flaherty that. In his last two...
  • Orioles sign ex-Astros 1B Brett Wallace to minor league deal, other pregame notes

    Orioles sign ex-Astros 1B Brett Wallace to minor league deal, other pregame notes
    SARASOTA, Fla. – The Orioles have agreed to terms with former Houston Astros first baseman Brett Wallace on a minor league contract. Wallace was at the Ed Smith Stadium complex this morning taking his physical, and he is expected to report to...
  • Chris Tillman to return Wednesday after bout with flu; Orioles take on Pirates today

    Chris Tillman to return Wednesday after bout with flu; Orioles take on Pirates today
    The Orioles will host the Pittsburgh Pirates this afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium for their final spring training meeting. Kevin Gausman will make the start today for the Orioles. He’s allowed two runs and four hits over seven Grapefruit League...
  • Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman leaves lasting impression against Pirates on Sunday

    Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman leaves lasting impression against Pirates on Sunday
    SARASOTA, Fla. --¬†Orioles manager Buck Showalter has talked often this spring about the challenge of selecting the club’s Opening Day roster, saying the best 25 players might not necessarily be the right 25 players to start the season. And...