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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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  • Red Sox take out ad in St. Louis paper thanking team they just beat

    Red Sox take out ad in St. Louis paper thanking team they just beat
    The Boston Red Sox sure are a classy organization. Either that or they sure know how to rub a championship in the face of the team they just beat in the World Series. Red Sox ownership took out a full-page ad in Tuesday's St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...
  • Pac-12 extends Commissioner Larry Scott's contract

    Pac-12 extends Commissioner Larry Scott's contract
    Pac-12 Conference Commissioner Larry Scott is sticking around for at least five more years. The Pac-12's university presidents and chancellors extended Scott's contract Monday through the 2017-18 academic year. As part of the extension, Scott also was...
  • David Ortiz, Shane Victorino get beards shaved off for charity

    David Ortiz, Shane Victorino get beards shaved off for charity
    World Series MVP David Ortiz needed encouragement to keep from shaving his beard this season. Boston Red Sox teammate Shane Victorino struggled just to grow his. Neither of them had a problem with ridding themselves of the facial hair Monday during a...
  • Baseball had its moments in 2013

    Baseball had its moments in 2013
    As wild and wacky as the World Series was — Game 3 ending on an obstruction call at third base, Game 4 on a pickoff play at first . . . really? — the Boston Red Sox celebrating their third championship in 10 years won't be baseball's most...
  • Valencia asserts its command in Foothill League

    Valencia asserts its command in Foothill League
    In the Santa Clarita Valley, where Newhall Hart and Canyon Country Canyon have been football powers, it's another school that keeps winning Foothill League championships. Valencia (7-2, 4-0) clinched at least a share of its fifth consecutive league...
  • Boston celebrates Red Sox win, remembers marathon bombings

    Boston celebrates Red Sox win, remembers marathon bombings
    One moment sums up the festivities in Boston on Saturday: Amid screams and cheering crowds dressed in red, the Red Sox's Jonny Gomes carefully placed the gilded World Series Trophy on the finish line of the Boston Marathon, and draped over it a "Boston...
  • The Week in Pictures | Oct. 28 – Nov. 3, 2013

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week, thousands of revelers descended on West Hollywood for the city’s annual Halloween Carnaval, billed as the largest Halloween celebration in the world (more photos). Not to be...
  • Questions linger over World Series play of Red Sox's David Ortiz

    Questions linger over World Series play of Red Sox's David Ortiz
    In Boston this week, a patchwork collection of athletes with grimy beards and dirt-caked knees had the remarkable strength to elevate a city torn by tragedy. A baseball season that began with the horror of the Boston Marathon bombing ended with the...
  • World Series finale scores grand slam ratings for Fox

    World Series finale scores grand slam ratings for Fox
    The Boston Red Sox were not the only winners when they triumphed over the St. Louis Cardinals in Wednesday's Game 6 of the World Series to score baseball's biggest prize and the world champion crown. The other big winner was Fox, which broadcast the...
  • Pictures in the News | Oct. 31, 2013

     
    Thursday's Pictures in the News begins in Anaheim, where police are searching for a suspected hit-and-run driver after a bicyclist was struck and killed early Wednesday. The male cyclist, who has not been identified, was hit by two cars about 5:40 a.m. on...
  • Red Sox nation cheers and honors Boston Marathon bombing site

    Red Sox nation cheers and honors Boston Marathon bombing site
    Boston loves its Red Sox, but after the team's World Series championship win Wednesday night at Fenway Park, many of the Boston faithful paid tribute to an entirely different sporting event, the Boston Marathon. Amid the jubilation outside Fenway, which...