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Pages: 32. Chapters: Baseball teams in Boston, Massachusetts,
Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, East Boston Bluefish, Brockton Rox,
Worcester Tornadoes, Pittsfield Colonials, Boston Royal Giants,
Lowell Spinners, Pittsfield Hillies, Boston Reds, Northampton
Meadowlarks, Springfield Cubs, Boston Red Stockings. Excerpt: The
Boston Red Sox are a professional baseball team based in Boston,
Massachusetts, and a member of the Major League Baseball's American
League Eastern Division. Founded in 1901 as one of the American
League's eight charter franchises, the Red Sox's home ballpark has
been Fenway Park since 1912. The "Red Sox" name was chosen by the
team owner, John I. Taylor, around 1908, following previous Boston
teams that had been known as the "Red Stockings." Boston was a
dominant team in the new league, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates
in the first World Series in 1903 and winning four more
championships by 1918. However, they then went into one of the
longest championship droughts in baseball history, called by some
the "Curse of the Bambino" after its alleged beginning with the Red
Sox's sale of Babe Ruth to the rival Yankees in 1918, an 86-year
wait before the team's sixth World Championship in 2004. However,
the team's history during that period was hardly one of futility,
but was rather punctuated with some of the most memorable moments
in World Series history, including Enos Slaughter's "mad dash" in
1946, the "Impossible Dream" of 1967, Carlton Fisk's home run in
1975, and Bill Buckner's error in 1986. Red Sox history has also
been marked by the team's intense rivalry with the New York
Yankees, arguably the fiercest and most historic in North American
professional sports. Since 2003, the Red Sox have been perennial
playoff contenders and have won two World Series, emerging as one
of the most successful MLB teams of the last decad...
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