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October: Red Sox end The Curse

The Boston Red Sox won their first World Series since 1918 after an astonishing comeback against bitter rivals the New York Yankees.

Having lost the first three games of American League Championship, the Sox won all the remaining four.

They then ended 86 years of hurt by beating St Louis Cardinals 4-0 to claim a memorable World Series triumph.

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