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  • The story started in 1918 when the Red Sox won their fifth World Series title;

  • the team was led to victory by their greatest pitcher, Babe Ruth,

  • also known asthe Bambino” (“babein Italian).

  • A couple of years later,

  • because the Red Sox boss needed money to invest in the Broadway show business,

  • he decided to sell the Bambino to the New York Yankees,

  • who at that time had never won a championship.

  • This kind of trade occurs frequently in baseball,

  • but after trading Babe Ruth the Red Sox were not able to win the championship again until 2004;

  • however, the Yankees have won an amazing twenty-six World Series titles since getting the Bambino in 1918.

  • Before 2004, the Red Sox had played in four World Series but lost each of them in the seventh and final game.

  • The Yankees on the other hand became one of the most successful teams in American sports history.

  • It has been said that the Red Sox failed because some sort ofcursewas at work.

  • After eighty-six years, in late October of 2004, the curse was finally broken in a surprising turn of events.

  • The Red Sox were behind the Yankees three games to zero, but they came back to win the seven-game series with four straight victories!

  • Some Red Sox fans said that Babe Ruth’s ghost had winked at them in the ballpark

  • because the Red Sox had had enough suffering through those long years of repeated disappointment.

  • And then they won the World Series again in 2007.

The story started in 1918 when the Red Sox won their fifth World Series title;

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    史迪文 posted on 2014/09/25
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