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  • The Boston Red Sox won!

  • After an eighty-six-year wait, the Red Sox finally won the World Series Championship!

  • It was a cloudy October night at Busch Stadium in 2004.

  • The Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals were playing the fourth game of the World Series.

  • The Red Sox, leading 3 to 0, needed only one more out to defeat the Cardinals and return home with the glory of the World Series Championship

  • for the first time in eighty-six years.

  • Here comes the pitch.

  • The batter swings at the ball!”

  • It’s a ground ball toward the pitcher.

  • The pitcher catches it and throws it over to first base.

  • The batter’s out, and the Red Sox win!”

  • Before playing the St. Louis Cardinals,

  • the Boston Red Sox had won the American League Championship by defeating their long-standing rival, the New York Yankees.

  • In the beginning, the Red Sox didn’t seem to stand a chance of winning this series.

  • However, the team made an unbelievable turnaround against all odds and successfully sent their rival home.

  • The Red Sox’s victory was really something.

  • No team had ever won a series with such an amazing comeback in the history of Major League Baseball.

  • Afterward, the Red Sox went on to the World Series, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals to win the championship.

  • TheCurse,” which had kept the Red Sox from winning a World Series victory for more than eighty years, was finally broken.

  • This curse has a history.

  • Babe Ruth, one of the greatest baseball players in the history of Major League Baseball, was traded by the Red Sox to the Yankees in 1920.

  • According to popular belief, Babe Ruth was so angry about this trade that he put a curse on the Red Sox.

  • Strangely, after the trade, the Red Sox were never able to win the World Series Championship.

  • Many people, including some of the team’s fans, then blamed the team’s humiliating defeats on the curse.

  • Over the years, the Red Sox continued to be haunted by the curse.

  • Worst of all, many baseball fansfor some unknown reasonbelieved that if the curse was not broken in 2004, it would last forever.

  • However, the Red Sox and most of the team’s fans kept their faith and refused to give in to the curse and odds.

  • The team kept on persevering for eighty-six years, and it was nice of those fans to support them for so many years.

  • In the end, the long wait proved to be worth it.

  • Bob Feller, one of the greatest pitchers ever in Major League Baseball, once said,

  • Every day is a new opportunity.

  • You can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind you and start over again.

  • That’s the way life is, with a new game every day, and that’s the way baseball is.”

The Boston Red Sox won!

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