Re: YANKEES DO HAVE PROVEN PLAYOFFS CHOKERS...
- From: Jim Beam <Tenbeers1515@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 16:47:34 -0700 (PDT)
On Aug 10, 6:16 pm, PETER SHORTS <petersh...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Aug 10, 5:35 pm, Jim Beam <Tenbeers1...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Aug 9, 1:29 pm, OceanView <F...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Jim Beam <Tenbeers1...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in news:eaa2740b-b8f3-42e7-874d-
On Aug 9, 2:13 am, "bob johnson" <billmath...@xxxxxxx> wrote:
I THINK THEY LEAD THE LEAGUE IN THAT STAT...
14 game lead
Chokers then,Chokers and Cheaters now.
Remember 4.5 game, 1978 with eight to play? The there was that 3-0 series
lead, the only time in 120 years ANYBODY's blown that.
Golf is a good walk spoiled.- Mark Twain
All-time regular season records between them:
When they pass the Yanks in wins, start bragging .
That is still 180 more wins.
if you're only talking about games between them, how can ny have 1112
wins if boston has 932 losses? the 18 ties don't make up for it. i'm
calling bullshit.- Hide quoted text -
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New York Yankees – Boston Red Sox
1st Meeting April 26, 1901
Last Meeting August 9, 2009
Next Meeting August 21, 2009
Number of Meetings 2,077
All-Time Series 1124–939 New York
Largest Margin of Victory 22–1 New York (June 19, 2000)
Regular Season Series 1112–932–18 (Ties) New York
Post Season History
Post Season Meetings 11-8 (NYY)
1999 ALCS Yankees won, 4-1
2003 ALCS Yankees won, 4-3
2004 ALCS Red Sox won, 4-3
The New York Yankees–Boston Red Sox rivalry is one of the oldest and
fiercest rivalries in American professional sports. For nearly 100
years, Major League Baseball's Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees of
the American League have been intense rivals. The rivalry is sometimes
so polarizing that it is often a heated taboo subject, like religion
or politics, in the Northeastern United States.
Since the inception of the wild card team and an added Division
Series, the American League East rivals have squared off in the
American League Championship Series three times, the Yankees winning
twice in 1999 and 2003, and the Sox winning in 2004. In addition, the
teams have met in the last regular season series of a season to decide
the title in 1903 (where the Red Sox won) and 1949 (where the Yankees
won). The teams also finished tied for first in 1978, when the Yankees
won a high-profile one-game playoff for the division title. The 1978
division race is memorable for the Red Sox having held a 14-game lead
over the Yankees at one point in the season.
Historically, the Yankees have had far more success. However, since
the Red Sox' victory over the Yankees in seven games in the 2004
American League Championship Series, the rivalry has changed to a
different direction, as the Red Sox have won two World Series during
2 Key moments
2.1 1901 - 1920: Red Sox glory days
2.2 1921 - 1940: The Bambino comes to New York
2.3 1941 - 1960: Teddy Ballgame and The Yankee Clipper
2.4 1961 - 1980: Fisk vs. Munson and the Bucky Dent Game
2.5 1981 - 2003: Yankee Dominance
2.6 2004 - Present: The Return of the Red Sox
3 Players with Both Organizations
4 Swapped players and Free Agents
5 Rivalry outside of baseball
6 See also
8 External links
Since before the start of the American Revolution, Boston and New York
have shared an intense rivalry as cities. For more than a century
afterwards, Boston was arguably the educational, cultural, artistic,
and economic power in the United States. Boston's location as the
closest American port to Europe and its concentration of elite schools
and manufacturing hubs helped maintain this image for several decades.
During this time period, New York was often looked down upon as the
upstart, over-populated, dirty cousin to aristocratic and clean Boston.
 New York's economic power soon outpaced Boston's in the 1800s due
to its rapid population growth and terminus of the Erie Canal, along
with massive growth in the manufacturing, shipping, insurance and
financial services businesses. By the start of the 20th century this
dynamic had completely shifted as New York had become the focus of
American capitalism (especially on Wall Street), and the change was
reflected in the new national pastime.
The Red Sox were one of the most successful teams in baseball at the
turn of the 20th century and through the following two decades. The
team won the inaugural World Series in 1903 and four more between 1912
and 1918. During this period, the Yankees were often called the
Highlanders, in reference to playing their games in the Washington
Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. Although physically located on a
hilltop, the Highlanders routinely finished near the bottom of the
standings. The one notable exception came in 1904, when the
Highlanders, led by pitcher Jack Chesbro who won a record 41 games,
met the Boston Americans in the final game of the season to decide the
AL pennant. Chesbro threw a wild pitch and Boston won the pennant, but
there was no World Series that year as the Giants refused to play.
That would be the last time in a hundred years that the Red Sox would
defeat the Yankees in a title-deciding game.
Babe Ruth, prior to his trade to the YankeesIn 1916, the Red Sox were
purchased by Harry Frazee on credit for $500,000. Though the team won
the World Series in 1918, Frazee was hard-pressed to pay off the loans
he accrued by purchasing the team and by producing Broadway shows.
After the Red Sox finished sixth in the American League in 1919,
Frazee sold several Red Sox players, including pitcher-turned-
outfielder Babe Ruth to the Yankees. Frazee received $125,000 and a
loan of $300,000—secured on Fenway Park, the Red Sox' home stadium—for
Ruth's arrival in New York simultaneously launched the Yankee dynasty
while ravaging the Red Sox. While the Red Sox' five World Series
titles were a record at the time, 1918 would be the team's last
championship for 86 years. Meanwhile, Ruth's home run hitting prowess
anchored the Yankee line-up, which became known as "Murderers' Row" in
the late 1920s. After his trade to the Yankees, Ruth's new team
reached the World Series seven times during his career in New York,
winning four. This abrupt reversal of fortunes for the Red Sox marked
the beginning of the supposed "Curse of the Bambino". But it was not
the Ruth deal alone that reversed the fortunes of both clubs.
Robert W. Creamer, in Babe: The Legend Comes to Life (Simon &
Schuster, 1974, p. 209), reports that "[the] loan was made and
relations between the two clubs continued to be cordial, with Frazee
sending player after player to the Yankees over the next few seasons
for more and more cash. The Red Sox soon became a baseball disaster
area, finishing dead last nine times in eleven seasons." Among others,
Wally Schang, Everett Scott, Carl Mays, Waite Hoyt, Joe Bush and Sam
Jones went from the Sox to the Yanks in the next one to three years,
along with Ed Barrow, the former Red Sox manager who became the
Yankees' general manager and empire-builder for the first quarter-
century of the Yankees' dynasty.
From 1920 through 2003, the Yankees won 26 World Series championshipsand 39 pennants, compared to only four pennants for the Red Sox. To
make matters worse, in every year that the Red Sox won the pennant —
1946, 1967, 1975 and 1986 — they lost the World Series four games to
three, leaving them with no World Series titles. During this time, the
Red Sox finished second in the standings to the Yankees on twelve
occasions—in 1938, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1949, 1978, and every year from
1998 to 2003. During the 84 year period, the Yankees finished with a
better regular-season record than the Red Sox 66 times, leading one
sportswriter to quip that the Yankees' rivalry with the Red Sox was
much like the rivalry "between a hammer and a nail."
The 1949 season, about which books have been written, saw a dramatic
finish between the teams. The Yankees were painted as the underdogs. A
Willard Mullin cartoon showed a broken and battered Yankees player
trying to "bar the door" of the "First Place" house. Already sitting
inside was a Red Sox player wearing a derby, holding an "eviction
notice", and telling the Yankee, "Expecting someone, Bub?"
The Red Sox found themselves up by one game with two games left
against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees won both of them to
capture the pennant, and then won the World Series, starting a record
run of five straight World Series titles for the Yankees.
In 1978, the Red Sox, led by Jim Rice, Carl Yastrzemski, Fred Lynn and
catcher Carlton Fisk, seemed as if they were destined for a trip to
the Fall Classic for the second time in the 70s. They led the Yankees
in the standings by 14½ games by mid-July, less than three months to
go in the regular season. The Yankees turned their season around just
as the Red Sox seemed to collapse. By September 7, the Yankees had
closed the once seemingly insurmountable 14½ game deficit to only 4
games just in time for a four-game series at Fenway Park in Boston.
The Yankees won all four games in the series by the scores of 15–3, 13–
2, 7–0 and 7–4 for a combined score of 42–9. This series became known
as the "Boston Massacre". On September 16, 1978, the Yankees held a 3½
game lead over the Red Sox but the Sox won 12 of their next 14 games
(and their last eight in a row) to overcome that deficit and finish in
a first place tie with the Yankees with identical 99–63 records. A one-
game playoff was scheduled in Boston to determine who would win the AL
East pennant for 1978.
Boston placed former Yankee Mike Torrez on the mound, while the
Yankees countered with the Cy Young Award winner from that year, Ron
Guidry, who took a 24–3 record into the game. The Sox led 2–0 going
into the top of the 7th, when Yankee shortstop Bucky Dent hit a two-
out, three-run home run over Fenway's Green Monster to take a 3–2
lead. It was just his fifth home run of the season. The Yankees added
another run that inning, and in the eighth, Reggie Jackson made the
score 5–2 with a solo home run to dead center. The Sox rallied in the
bottom of the inning, scoring twice. They rallied again in the ninth,
only to come up short when Yastrzemski popped out to third baseman
Graig Nettles with runners on second and third, ending the game. The
Yankees won 5–4. New York went on to defeat Kansas City in the ALCS
and Los Angeles in the World Series for their second straight World
One weekend in September 1990, when the Red Sox visited Yankee
Stadium, the fans chanted "1918!" to remind the Red Sox of their most
recent World Series championship. After that matchup, each time
the Red Sox visited Yankee Stadium, demeaning chants of "1918!" echoed
through the stadium. to remind the Red Sox of their most recent
World Series championship.
In 1999, the Yankees and Red Sox faced each other for the first time
in the ALCS. The Yankees were the defending World Series Champions and
in the midst of a run of three consecutive World Championships, while
Boston had not appeared in the ALCS since 1990. Despite intense
buildup to this historic, first-ever postseason meeting between the
two longtime rivals, the series proved to be somewhat anticlimactic,
with New York winning four games to one. The lone bright spot for the
Red Sox came in Game 3 at Boston's Fenway Park, in what had been a
much anticipated pitching matchup of former Red Sox star Roger
Clemens, who was now pitching for the Yankees, and Boston ace Pedro
Martínez. Martinez struck out twelve and did not allow a run through
seven innings of work; Clemens was hit hard, giving up five earned
runs and only lasting into the third inning of a 13–1 Red Sox victory.
However, the Yankees rebounded to win games 4 and 5, clinching the
American League pennant and advancing to the Series, where they swept
the Atlanta Braves. The loss to Martinez was the Yankees' only
postseason loss, as the team went 11–1.
In 2003, the two teams faced off in the ALCS for the second time. The
intensity of the series was highlighted by a protracted dispute in
Game 3 which devolved into a bench-clearing altercation in which
Yankees coach Don Zimmer charged Boston ace Pedro Martínez and was
shoved to the grass. Tied at three wins apiece after the first six
grueling and fervent games, Boston held a 5-2 lead in the eighth
inning of Game 7 at Yankee Stadium in New York, with Martinez on the
mound. The Yankees began a one-out rally with three straight hits that
cut the deficit to 5-3 and left runners on second and third base. It
seemed that Martinez had tired, but Boston manager Grady Little
decided to leave him in the game. This decision immediately backfired
when the next batter, New York catcher Jorge Posada, blooped a double
into center field that scored both runners and tied the game. In the
bottom of the eleventh inning, third baseman Aaron Boone, batting .161
in the postseason to that point, hit a series-ending home run into the
left field stands, winning the Yankees their 39th American League
The tone for 2004 was set early when new Red Sox pitcher Curt
Schilling, who confounded the Yankees in the 2001 World Series with
the Arizona Diamondbacks, showed up at an ice hockey game in Boston
wearing a "Yankee hater" hat. That year, the Red Sox won an
eventful season series against the Yankees. A 13-inning comeback win
for the Yankees on July 1 was punctuated by a catch by Derek Jeter,
who ran and dove into the stands at full speed and came out with
facial lacerations. The Red Sox had their own memorable comeback win
on July 24, triggered by a fight between Alex Rodriguez and Jason
Varitek and a subsequent bench-clearing brawl. Despite their success
in the rivalry series, the Red Sox still finished second to the
Yankees in the AL East for the seventh straight season. Both teams
would advance to the ALCS for the second straight year.
The Yankees started out strong, winning the first three games, and
putting an exclamation point on their Game 3 victory with a 19–8 win.
No team in the history of baseball had ever won a best of seven series
after being down three games to none. Entering the bottom of the ninth
inning of Game 4 at Fenway, Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera came in to
close out a 4–3 victory and a series sweep. But after a leadoff walk,
pinch-runner Dave Roberts stole second and came around to score on an
RBI single by Bill Mueller. The Red Sox would win the game in the
bottom of the 12th inning on a home run by David Ortiz. Game 5
featured another extra-inning Boston comeback, as the Red Sox tied the
game in the 8th inning, and won it in the 14th. In Game 6, Curt
Schilling, who had undergone ankle surgery during the series, returned
to pitch seven innings of one-run ball in what would be dubbed "the
bloody sock game." (Stitches from Schilling's surgery opened during
the game.) The Red Sox completed their unprecedented comeback with a
blowout win in Game 7, and went on to sweep the St. Louis Cardinals in
four games for the franchise's first World Series title in 86 years.
With the World Series triumph by the Red Sox, many pronounced the so-
called "Curse of the Bambino" to be dead and buried. Red Sox pitcher
Derek Lowe said that the team would never ever hear "1918!" at Yankee
During the 2005 season, Yankee outfielder Gary Sheffield was involved
in an altercation with a Red Sox fan at Fenway Park. The fan was
ejected and was stripped of his season tickets, while Sheffield was
not punished, as MLB ruled that the fan instigated the altercation.
 Both teams finished the year with identical 95-67 records;
however, the Yankees won the division due to beating the Red Sox in
head-to-head games (10-9). Both were eliminated in separate ALDS
In 2006, the Yankees won the AL East for the ninth time in a row,
while the Red Sox finished behind the Toronto Blue Jays for third
place thanks in large part to a late-season five-game sweep by the
Yankees. It was the first time since 1997 that the Red Sox had not
finished as the division's runner-up.
On September 28, 2007, Boston won the AL East after a win against the
Minnesota Twins and a loss by the New York Yankees against the
Baltimore Orioles. This was the Sox first AL East Championship since
1995, ending the Yankees' nine-year reign in the division. The Red Sox
would eventually go on to win the 2007 World Series, sweeping the
Colorado Rockies in four consecutive games.
On September 23, 2008, the Red Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians,
simultaneously clinching a playoff berth and eliminating the Yankees
from the postseason for the first time since 1993.
 Key moments
 1901 - 1920: Red Sox glory days
April 26, 1901: In the American League's inaugural year as a major
league, Boston and Baltimore play the first game in the history of
both franchises, at Oriole Park in Baltimore, Maryland. The Boston
entry has no official nickname yet, but is often called the
"Americans" by Boston media to distinguish them from the National
League entry in Beantown. The Baltimore club is known as the
"Orioles", and they will transfer to New York two seasons later. The
New York media will dub the team the "Highlanders", as well as
"Americans" (for the same reason as the Boston media), and then
"Yankees" (a synonym for "Americans").
May 7, 1903: In the first game between the New York Highlanders in
their first year in New York, and the Boston Americans at Huntington
Avenue Grounds, a New York runner knocks into Boston pitcher George
Winter, prompting a fight and the first notable incident between those
two teams. Boston wins the game 6–2. Boston goes on to win the very
first World Series, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates.
October 10, 1904: The Boston Americans beat the Highlanders in the
first game of a doubleheader on the last day of the season at Hilltop
Park to clinch the American League pennant, after Highlanders' pitcher
Jack Chesbro, who won a record 41 games that year, throws a wild
pitch, allowing the winning run to score from third base. However, the
New York Giants, who had already clinched the National League pennant,
had already refused to play in the 1904 World Series because they did
not want to play the Highlanders. Thus, there was no World Series that
April 20, 1912: Boston, now known as the Red Sox (starting 1908), open
Fenway Park with a game against the Highlanders (more often called
"Yankees" by now). Tris Speaker hits an RBI single in the bottom of
the eleventh to give the Red Sox a 7–6 victory. The victory would not
be as memorible for the Titanic Sinking replaced it as the front page
story. The team would win a team record 105 games and their second
World Series title, defeating the New York Giants.
September 9, 1918: The Chicago Cubs score two runs off of Babe Ruth in
game 4 of the Series, snapping his then record World Series scoreless
inning streak at 29⅔ innings. However, the Red Sox win the game 3–2,
and go on to capture their fifth Series title, their third in the past
four years, and fourth in the past seven years.
January 3, 1920: Red Sox owner and Broadway producer Harry Frazee
sells Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for cash and a loan on Fenway
Park, despite Ruth having set the record for home runs with 29 in
1919. This will begin a series of deals with the Yankees that result
in a long period of mediocrity for the Red Sox while the Yankees begin
 1921 - 1940: The Bambino comes to New York
October 5, 1921: Following Babe Ruth's record setting season—
statistically, one of the greatest in major league history for a batter
—the Yankees appear in and win their very first World Series game.
However, Ruth gets hurt during the Series, and the Yankees eventually
drop the last three games, losing the Series five games to three to
the New York Giants in the last ever best-of-nine Series.
April 18, 1923: 74,200 watch the Yankees defeat the Red Sox, 4–1, in
the first game played at Yankee Stadium. Babe Ruth hits the new
stadium's first home run, and finishes the year with a .393 batting
average, while being walked a then-record 170 times. The Yankees meet
up with the New York Giants in the World Series for the third straight
year, but this time they finally come out on top, winning their first
August 19, 1934: What was then the largest crowd in the history of
Fenway Park, 46,766, witnesses Babe Ruth's final game at Fenway Park
in a Yankees uniform. The Red Sox would top the Yanks that day.
September 22, 1935: A new record for the largest crowd in Fenway's
history, 47,627, watches the Red Sox lose a doubleheader to the
Yankees. As noted on the official Red Sox page , those large
crowds cannot be matched today due to stricter laws and league rules
imposed in the post-World War II era.
May 30, 1938: Before a Yankee Stadium record crowd of 83,533, Yankees
outfielder Jake Powell and Red Sox player-manager Joe Cronin fight on
the field and beneath the stands. Both players are fined and suspended
for 10 games. The Red Sox finish second to the Yankees, who go on to
sweep the Chicago Cubs in the World Series.
October 8, 1939: The Yankees sweep the Cincinnati Reds in the World
Series, winning a then-record four consecutive World Series titles and
their eighth championship overall. The Red Sox again finish second to
 1941 - 1960: Teddy Ballgame and The Yankee Clipper
1941: The Yankees win the World Series; however, the rivalry
intensifies when Ted Williams of the Red Sox bats .406 (the last
player to bat over .400 in a season) but loses the AL MVP race to the
Yankees' Joe DiMaggio, who has a 56-game hitting streak.
October 6, 1946: The Red Sox play in their first World Series game
since 1918, having finished ahead of the Yankees in the American
League for the first time since trading Babe Ruth. Since their last
pennant in 1918, the Yankees had won 14 pennants and 10 World Series.
Boston would eventually lose the Series four games to three to the St.
1948: Former legendary manager for the Yankees, Joe McCarthy signs
with the Red Sox as their manager. He would close out his managerial
October 1948: Both the Yankees and the Red Sox are involved in a tight
pennant race with the Cleveland Indians until the final weekend. The
Red Sox eliminate the Yankees in the final series at Fenway Park,
overcoming four Joe DiMaggio hits in the final game to tie Cleveland
for the pennant. This situation forces the first-ever one-game playoff
in AL history, which the Indians win 8–3 at Fenway Park. The city of
Boston misses out on its first all-Boston World Series, as the Indians
go on to defeat the Boston Braves in the Series, the last one the
Indians have won to date.
October 2, 1949: The Red Sox, having entered the final series of the
season at Yankee Stadium needing only one win over the Yankees to
advance to the World Series, lose 5-3 on the last day of the season
after falling 5–4 the previous day, giving the Yankees their 16th
American League pennant. The Yankees go on to defeat the Brooklyn
Dodgers for their 12th World Championship, beginning a streak of five
consecutive World Series titles from 1949 to 1953 and breaking their
previous streak of four straight titles from 1936 to 1939.
May 24, 1952: Red Sox outfielder Jimmy Piersall and Yankees second
baseman Billy Martin exchange insults before a game in Boston, and end
up fighting in the tunnel under the stands. The fight is broken up by
Yankees coaches Bill Dickey and Oscar Melillo, and Boston starting
pitcher Ellis Kinder. Piersall changes out of his bloody shirt and
promptly fights with teammate Maury McDermott. The Red Sox win 5-2
with Piersall sitting the game out.
 1961 - 1980: Fisk vs. Munson and the Bucky Dent Game
October 1, 1961: On the last day of the season, Roger Maris hits his
61st home run of the year off Red Sox rookie pitcher Tracy Stallard at
Yankee Stadium, breaking the previous record of 60 home runs in a
season set by Babe Ruth in 1927. The Yankees win the game 1–0 and
clinch their 26th American League pennant, on their way to their 19th
World Series title.
April 14, 1967: Rookie Red Sox pitcher Billy Rohr comes within a
single strike of a no-hitter at Yankee Stadium before Elston Howard
hits a two-out, two-strike single in the ninth. Rohr completes the one-
hitter, but ultimately finishes his career with only three wins, two
coming against the Yankees.
June 1967: In the first of a two-game series in Yankee Stadium, Red
Sox Third Baseman Joe Foy hit a grand slam. In the second game, Yankee
pitcher Thad Tillotson threw two brushback pitches at Foy before
beaning him in the batting helmet. In the next inning, Rex Sox pitcher
Jim Lonborg beaned Tillotson. Both pitchers yelled at each other, and
then a brawl ensued. During the fight, Red Sox outfielder Reggie Smith
picked up and body-slammed Tillotson to the ground.
August 29, 1967 The Yankees and the Red Sox are both involved in the
longest game ever played (by innings) at Yankee Stadium. New York
recorded a 20-inning, 4-3 victory over Boston.
1967 Carl Yastrzemski becomes the last player to win the batting
triple crown, leading the Red Sox to the pennant. However, they lose
the Series to the St. Louis Cardinals four games to three.
April 6, 1973: Opening the season at Fenway Park, Ron Blomberg of the
Yankees becomes the first designated hitter in Major League history.
Red Sox pitcher Luis Tiant walks Blomberg in his first plate
appearance of the game.
August 1, 1973: In a game at Fenway Park, with the score tied 2–2 in
the top of the 9th, Yankees catcher Thurman Munson attempts to score
from third base on a missed bunt by Gene Michael. He crashes into Red
Sox catcher Carlton Fisk, and a fight erupts, with Munson punching
Fisk in the face.
September 1974: In a game at Fenway Park, Yankees first baseman Chris
Chambliss is struck in the right arm with a dart thrown from the
stands after hitting a triple.
May 20, 1976: Yankee outfielder Lou Piniella crashes into Red Sox
catcher Carlton Fisk feet first in an attempt to score in the sixth
inning of a game at Yankee Stadium. The two benches clear while
Piniella and Fisk brawl at home plate. After the fight apparently dies
down and order appears to be restored, Sox pitcher Bill Lee and Yankee
third baseman Graig Nettles begin exchanging words, and another fight
breaks out. Lee suffers a separated left shoulder from the tilt and
misses a significant portion of the 1976 season. He would continue to
pitch until 1982, but his level of performance is not the same as it
was prior to the fight.
June 18, 1977: In the middle game of what would prove to be a three-
game series sweep by the Red Sox at Fenway, Yankees' manager Billy
Martin pulls Reggie Jackson off the field in mid-inning for failing to
hustle on a ball hit to the outfield. The extremely angry and highly-
animated Martin has to be restrained by coaches Yogi Berra and Elston
Howard from getting into a fistfight with Jackson in the dugout, on
the nationally-televised Saturday afternoon game.
September 10, 1978: The Yankees complete a four-game sweep at Fenway
Park to tie the Red Sox atop the AL East, completing a 14-game
comeback over the course of two months. New York outscores Boston 42–9
during the series, which becomes known as the "Boston Massacre."
October 2, 1978: The Red Sox and Yankees, having both finished with 99–
63 records, play a one-game playoff at Fenway Park for the American
League East title. Bucky Dent hits a three-run home run over the Green
Monster to give the Yankees the lead for good in the seventh inning.
The Yankees go on to win their 32nd American League pennant and 22nd
World Series title.
 1981 - 2003: Yankee Dominance
July 4, 1983: Yankee left-hander Dave Righetti throws a no-hitter
against the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. One of the game's greatest
hitters, Wade Boggs, strikes out to end the game.
December 15, 1992: Long-time Red Sox fan favorite Wade Boggs defects
to the Yankees after eleven seasons with Boston. In 1996, he would win
the World Series title that had eluded him in Boston.
September 18, 1993: The Yankees defeat Boston at Yankee Stadium via a
last-moment reprieve. Trailing 3–1, Mike Stanley's apparent fly out
with two outs in the ninth is nullified by a fan running on to the
field prior to the pitch being thrown. The umpire had called time and
when play resumed, Stanley singled. The Yankees would rally to score
three runs and win on a Don Mattingly single.
February 18, 1999: The Yankees trade fan favorite David Wells to the
Toronto Blue Jays for Roger Clemens, a fan favorite with the Red Sox
between 1984 and 1996. Clemens was coming off two consecutive season
with the Blue Jays where he had won both the pitching triple crown and
the Cy Young Award in both 1997 and 1998. He would go on to win two
World Series with the Yankees in 1999 and 2000.
May 18, 1999: Yankees manager Joe Torre returns to Fenway Park for his
first game following his battle with prostate cancer. When exchanging
lineup cards the Boston crowd gives Torre a long standing ovation to
which he tips his cap.
July 13, 1999: The 1999 Major League Baseball All-Star Game is held at
Fenway Park. Yankee manager Joe Torre is manager for the American
League team. Nomar Garciaparra of the Red Sox starts for the American
League at shortstop and receives a standing ovation from the fans
after Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter comes in to replace him after they
embrace. Later in the game when he came to bat, Jeter gave Garciaparra
a tribute by mimicking his batting stance.
September 10, 1999: Chili Davis' 2nd inning home run is the only hit
by the Yankees against Pedro Martínez, who strikes out 17 Yankees -
the most strikeouts against a Yankee team ever.
October 13, 1999: The Yankees win game one of the ALCS against the Red
Sox on a 10th inning walk-off home run by Bernie Williams off Boston
reliever Rod Beck. The game is the first actual postseason meeting
between the rivals because the one-game playoff in 1978 technically
counted as a regular season game.
October 16, 1999: Game 3 of the 1999 ALCS is a largely anticipated
matchup between Red Sox ace (and Cy Young award winner) Pedro Martínez
and former Red Sox ace Roger Clemens. Clemens is pulled in the third
inning and Red Sox fans serenade him with chants of "Where is Roger?"
and then a response chant of "In the shower." The Red Sox went on to
October 18, 1999: The Yankees defeat the Red Sox 6–1 two days later to
win the ALCS four games to one, ending the first post-season series
between the two rivals. The win gave the Yankees their 36th American
League pennant, and the team would go on to win their 25th World
June 19, 2000: At Fenway Park, the Yankees beat the Red Sox 22–1,
handing Boston its most lopsided home loss ever. The Yankees score 16
runs in the 8th and 9th innings. The Yankees go on to win their 3rd
consecutive World Series and 26th overall.
May 23, 2001: David Cone, one of the key players in the then most
recent Yankee dynasty, starts for the Red Sox against the Yankees at
Yankee Stadium to the sound of a standing ovation. It marked Cone's
first return to Yankee Stadium since his leaving the team.
September 2, 2001: Mike Mussina comes within one strike of pitching a
perfect game against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Carl Everett's 9th
inning two-out, two-strike single is the only baserunner allowed by
Mussina in a 1–0 Yankee win. Coincidentally, David Cone, the last
Yankee pitcher to throw a perfect game in 1999, had started the game
for the Red Sox.
September 2001: Following the events of September 11, Boston fans
display signs saying "Boston Loves New York" in a rare moment of peace
between the two sides of the rivalry.
December 26, 2002: Red Sox President Larry Lucchino labels the Yankees
the "Evil Empire" after Cuban free agent José Contreras opts to sign
with the Yankees instead of the Red Sox.
October 11, 2003: In the top of the fourth inning of Game 3 of the
ALCS at Fenway Park, Red Sox starting pitcher Pedro Martínez hits
Yankee batter Karim Garcia, prompting an argument between the two
players, which ends with both teams exiting the dugouts. In the bottom
half on the inning, a pitch from Roger Clemens to Manny Ramírez is
high, and the benches clear with both sides brawling. Yankee bench
coach Don Zimmer charges at Martinez who then grabs his head and
swings him to the ground. Later, midway through the ninth inning,
Garcia and Yankee pitcher Jeff Nelson fight with a Fenway Park
groundskeeper in the bullpen.
October 16, 2003: Holding a 5–2 lead in the eighth inning of Game 7 at
Yankee Stadium, Red Sox manager Grady Little elects to leave starter
Pedro Martínez on the mound. Martinez proceeds to give up four hits
and three runs in the inning, allowing the Yankees to tie the game. In
the bottom of the eleventh inning, leadoff hitter Aaron Boone hits a
solo home run off of Tim Wakefield to left field, ending the game and
the series, giving the Yankees their 39th American League pennant.
December 18, 2003: A potential deal that would send reigning AL MVP
Alex Rodriguez to Boston and Red Sox slugger Manny Ramírez to Texas
falls through after Rodriguez indicates he will not go against the
players union, which opposes a proposed renegotiation that would have
potentially reduced Rodriguez's earnings in the later years of his
February 15, 2004: Alex Rodriguez, after being courted by the Red Sox
for nearly three months, is traded from the Texas Rangers to the
 2004 - Present: The Return of the Red Sox
July 1, 2004: The Yankees defeat the Red Sox 5–4 in a 13-inning
contest at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees victory capped a 3-game sweep
of the Red Sox which appeared to be a season breaker for Boston. The
game's lasting image is of Derek Jeter, who catches a fly ball at top
speed with 2 outs and runners on base before crashing three rows into
the left-field stands in foul territory and emerging with a gash on
his face. The only non-pitcher to not play is Jeter's counterpart,
Nomar Garciaparra, once fan favorite and now tormented star, who
remains on the bench throughout the game; he is later traded to the
Chicago Cubs. John Flaherty, the Yankees last position player, pinch-
hits for pitcher Tanyon Sturtze, singling to left in the 13th inning
to win it.
July 24, 2004: After a long rain delay to start the game, Alex
Rodríguez and Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek initiate a bench clearing
brawl after Rodríguez is hit by a pitch from Bronson Arroyo. Both
players are ejected from the game, as are Red Sox outfielder Gabe
Kapler and outfielder Trot Nixon for their participation in the fight
with Yankees pitcher Tanyon Sturtze. Later in the game, Red Sox third
baseman Bill Mueller hits a walk-off home run off Yankee closer
October 16, 2004: The Yankees defeat the Red Sox 19–8 at Fenway Park
in Game 3 of the ALCS, taking a 3–0 lead in the series after the
longest nine-inning postseason game in history.
October 17, 2004: The Yankees enter the ninth inning only three outs
away from their 40th American League pennant. Closer Mariano Rivera
allows a walk to Kevin Millar, and a stolen base from pinch-runner
Dave Roberts allows him to score on a single from Bill Mueller to tie
the game in the ninth. David Ortiz keeps the Red Sox alive in the
series with a two run walk-off home run in the bottom of the twelfth
inning to give the Red Sox a 6–4 win.
October 18, 2004: David Ortiz ends the longest game in ALCS history
(breaking a record set two nights ago) with a walk-off single in the
bottom of the fourteenth inning in Game 5. The Red Sox overcome a two-
run deficit in the 8th inning, one coming from a David Ortiz home run
off Tom Gordon, the other from a sacrifice fly by Jason Varitek off
Rivera, who records his second blown save in as many games.
October 19, 2004: Curt Schilling pitches seven innings for the Red Sox
in Yankee Stadium and wins, 4–2, despite having sutures put into his
right ankle, which causes blood to visibly soak into Schilling's sock.
Yankee fans protest a reversed call - Alex Rodríguez being called out
at first base after slapping the ball out of Boston pitcher Bronson
Arroyo's glove - by littering the field as police with riot gear took
positions near the foul lines. The Red Sox become the first team in
major league history to tie a series after being down 3 games to none.
October 20, 2004: The Red Sox defeat the Yankees 10–3 in Game 7 at
Yankee Stadium, becoming the first team in baseball history (and only
the third team in major league sports) to win a seven-game series
after losing the first three games, and giving the team its 11th
American League pennant, marking the first time in 100 years that
Boston had defeated New York to claim the AL title.
October 27, 2004: The Red Sox win their first World Series
championship in 86 years, completing a sweep of the St. Louis
Cardinals in the Series.
April 11, 2005: The Red Sox receive their World Series rings at Fenway
Park before they play the Yankees. In a showing of class, respect, and
good sportsmanship, all of the Yankees go to the top step of the
dugout to applaud the Red Sox accomplishment. During the announcement
of the lineups, Red Sox fans reciprocate by giving Yankee closer
Mariano Rivera (who had struggled against the Red Sox) a loud,
standing ovation. Rivera laughed and tipped his cap. The Red Sox won
the game 8–1.
April 14, 2005: Yankee right fielder Gary Sheffield's cap is knocked
off by a Red Sox fan while trying to pick up a fair ball in right
field at Fenway Park. In response, Sheffield pushes the fan. The
conflict is quickly stopped by security guards. The fan was ejected
from the game for interfering with play and eventually stripped of his
December 20, 2005: Red Sox outfielder Johnny Damon, a fan-favorite
during his four years in Boston, signs a four-year, $52 million
contract with the Yankees. A clean shaven Damon would return to Fenway
Park the following May to a mix of cheers and boos as he tipped his
helmet to the fans. Some fans threw real dollar bills at him in center
field. Other fans held signs that read "Looks like Jesus, Acts like
Judas, Throws like Mary," citing Damon's look while with Boston, his
betrayal by signing with his old team's rival, and his notorious lack
of arm strength.
August 18- 21, 2006: The Yankees defeat the Red Sox 2–1 at Fenway
Park, completing a five-game sweep of the Red Sox in the first five-
game series between the teams in 33 years, evoking memories of 1978's
"Boston Massacre". The Yankees outscore the Red Sox 49-26 and push
their division lead to 6½ games over the second place Red Sox. Boston
Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy dubs it the "Son of Massacre".
The second game of the series, which the Yankees win 14-11, takes four
hours and 45 minutes to complete, making it the longest nine-inning
game in Major League Baseball history. The Yankees go on to claim the
division title while the Red Sox never recover from the series loss,
finishing third behind the Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays. This marks
the first time since 1997 that the Red Sox have finished below second
place in the AL East.
2006: In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Alex Rodriguez claims
that he had preferred to go to the Red Sox before being traded to the
April 22, 2007: During the third inning of a game at Fenway Park,
Manny Ramírez, J.D. Drew, Mike Lowell (a former Yankee prospect) and
Jason Varitek hit four consecutive home runs off Yankee pitcher Chase
Wright, powering a comeback from a three-run deficit and completing a
three game sweep of the Yankees at Fenway Park for the first time
May, 2007: After long speculation about what team he would play for
after retirement, Roger Clemens chooses to return to the Yankees as
opposed to the Red Sox (where he started his career) or the Houston
Astros (his hometown and last team he played for).
October 28, 2007: The Red Sox go on to sweep the Colorado Rockies in
the World Series; their second championship in four years. Series MVP
Mike Lowell remarks, upon receiving his trophy, that "the Red Sox are
expected to win." Controversy erupts during the 8th inning of the
final game when Alex Rodriguez's agent Scott Boras announces that
Rodriguez had decided to opt-out of his contract in what was seen by
many as an attempt by Boras to overshadow the series. After
reaching the post season, but failing to win the World Series for the
seventh straight season (while reaching the Series twice during that
interval), the Yankees part ways with long-time manager Joe Torre.
November, 2007: The Mitchell Report is released by former United
States Senator George Mitchell about the use of banned substances in
the Major Leagues. Several prominent Yankees are listed in the report,
including Roger Clemens, Andy Pettite and Jason Giambi while no
"prime" players are listed for the Red Sox. Allegations of Mitchell
having a conflict of interest arise as Mitchell was on the board of
directors for the Red Sox prior to and proceeding the report.
February 27, 2008: As a contrast to his players, Boston GM Theo
Epstein calls Yankee pitcher Mike Mussina a "bad apple" for
complaining about the Yankees' 2004 trip to Japan. Epstein claimed
that Mussina had used it as a crutch during the season. Mussina
retorted by saying "Yeah, we used it as an excuse for winning the
division." Later, Epstein relayed to Yankees GM Brian Cashman an
apology to Mussina, who responded that "there was nothing to apologize
February 29, 2008 Hank Steinbrenner, the current man in charge of the
Yankees, responded in a feisty manner to the popularity of Red Sox
Nation in The New York Times newspaper's Play Magazine: "'Red Sox
Nation?' What a bunch of (expletive) that is. That was a creation of
the Red Sox and ESPN, which is filled with Red Sox fans. Go anywhere
in America and you won't see Red Sox hats and jackets, you'll see
Yankee hats and jackets. This is a Yankee country. We're going to put
the Yankees back on top and restore the universe to order." In
response, Red Sox principal owner John W. Henry inducted him into Red
Sox Nation, complete with a membership card giving him access to an
array of options, including the group newsletter, bumper stickers,
pins, Green Monster seats and a hat personally autographed by David
Ortiz. Steinbrenner went on to praise Henry's handling of the Red Sox
and said they would always be competitive under him. 
September 23, 2008: With a victory over the Cleveland Indians, the Red
Sox clinch a playoff berth and eliminate the Yankees from playoff
contention, bringing an end to the Bombers' streak of 13 consecutive
postseason appearances dating back to 1995.
December 23, 2008: Mark Teixeira signs an eight year, $180 million
contract with the Yankees.  The Red Sox had been heavily favored
to land the All-Star first baseman. Tony Massarotti of the Boston
Globe summed up his feelings by calling it a "kick in the pants" .
May 4, 2009: The Red Sox visit the new Yankee Stadium for the first
time in history and win the first game of a two game set to remain
unbeaten against the Yankees during the 2009 season.
August 7-8, 2009: Alex Rodriguez ends a 0-0 standstill after 15
innings with a two-run home run off Junichi Tazawa. It was Rodriguez's
first home run in 74 at-bats. The game started at 7:07 PM EST and
ended at 12:43 AM EST.
August 9, 2009: With the Red Sox winning 2-1 heading to the bottom of
the 8th, Johnny Damon homered to tie the game followed by Mark
Teixeira homering to give Yankees the lead, breaking an MLB Record for
most back-to-back home runs by a pair of teammates in a season and
giving the Yankees their first sweep of the Red Sox since 2007.
 Players with Both Organizations
Name Yankees Red Sox
Doc Adkins P 1903 P 1902
Pete Appleton P 1933 P 1932
Juan Beniquez OF/3B 1979 OF/3B/SS 1971-1975
Hal Brown P 1962 P 1953-1955
Ken Brett P 1976 P 1967, 1969-1971
George Burns PH/1B 1928-1929 1B 1922-1923
Bullet Joe Bush P 1922-1924 P/OF 1918-1921
Roger Clemens P 1999-2003;2007 P 1984-1996
Tex Clevenger P 1961-1962 P 1954
Lou Clinton OF 1966-1967 OF 1960-1964
Lou Criger C 1910 C/1B/OF 1901-1908
Babe Dahlgren 1B/3B 1937-1940 1B 1935-1936
Johnny Damon OF 2006-Present OF 2002-2005
Patsy Dougherty OF/3B 1904-1906 OF/3B 1902-1904
Joe Dugan 3B/2B 1922-1928 3B/2B 1922
Wes Ferrell P 1938-1939 P 1934-1937
Frank Foreman P 1901-1902 P 1901
Harry Harper P 1921 P 1920
Fred Heimach P 1928-1929 P 1926
Charlie Hemphill OF 1908-1911 OF 1901
Butch Hobson 1B 1982 3B/2B 1973-1980
Elston Howard C 1955-67 C 1967-68
Waite Hoyt P 1921-1930 P 1919-1920
Roy Johnson OF 1936-1937 OF 1932-1935
Sad Sam Jones P/OF 1922-1926 P/OF 1916-1921
John Knight IF/OF 1909-1911, 1913 3B/2B 1907
Jack Kramer P 1951 P 1948-1949
Duffy Lewis OF 1919-1920 OF/3B/P
Sparky Lyle P 1972-1978 P 1967-1971
Danny MacFayden P 1932-1934 P/OF 1926-1932
Carl Mays P 1919-1923 P 1915-1919
Mickey McDermott P 1956 P 1948-1953
Jim McDonald P 1952-1954 P 1950
Marty McHale P 1913-1915 P 1910-1911, 1916
Lynn McGlothen P 1982 P 1972-1973
Mike McNally IF 1921-1925 IF/OF 1915-1920
Buster Mills OF 1940 OF 1937
Bill Monbouquette P 1966-1967 P 1960-1964
Jerry Moses C 1973 C/OF 1965, 1968-1970
Bobo Newsom P 1947 P 1937
Les Nunamaker C/1B 1914-1917 C/1B 1911-1914
John Olerud 1B 2004 1B 2005
Steve O'Neill C 1925 C 1924
Ben Paschal OF 1924-1929 OF 1920
Herb Pennock P 1923-1933 P 1915-1917, 1919-1922, 1934
George Prentiss P 1902 P 1901-1902
Braggo Roth OF 1921 OF 1919
Red Ruffing P/OF 1930-1942, 1945-1946 P/OF 1924-1930
Babe Ruth OF/1B/P 1920-1934 OF/P/1B 1914-1919
Ray Scarborough P 1952-1953 P 1951-1952
Wally Schang C 1921-1925 C/OF/3B/SS 1918-1920
Everett Scott SS 1922-1925 SS/2B/3B 1914-1921
George Scott 1B 1979 1B/3B 1966-1971, 1977-19791
Howie Shanks OF/IF 1925 OF/IF 1923-1924
Ernie Shore P 1919-1920 P 1914-1917
Elmer Smith OF 1922-1923 OF 1922
Jake Stahl OF/1B 1908 1B/C/OF 1903, 1908-1913
Luis Tiant P 1979-1980 P 1971-1978
Bob Tillman C 1967 C 1962-1967
Bobby Veach OF 1925 OF 1924-1925
Jake Wade P 1946 P 1939
Gary Waslewski P 1970-1971 P 1967-1968
David Wells P 1997-1998, 2002-2003 P 2005
George Whiteman OF 1913 OF 1907, 1918
Harry Wolter OF/1B 1910-1913 1B/P/C 1909
John Wyatt P 1968 P 1966-1968
 Swapped players and Free Agents
Although the two rivals are not fond of one another, they often do
make player trades and free agency pickups who were employed by the
rival the previous year. Aside from Babe Ruth, the Yankees have picked
up players Wade Boggs, Johnny Damon, Kevin Cash, Doug Mientkiewicz,
and Alan Embree, while the Red Sox have picked up David Cone and
Ramiro Mendoza, among others.
 Rivalry outside of baseball
Former Yankees bench coach and first baseman Don Mattingly appeared in
Public Service Announcements airing on the Spike TV network advocating
fathers to spend time with their children as part of the "True Dads"
campaign to encourage men to take an active role in their children's
lives. Mattingly jokes at the end of the commercial about the
impatience of one of the characters in the commercial by calling him a
Red Sox fan. 
Late October, 2007: Former mayor of New York City Rudolph Giuliani, a
staunch Yankee fan, said during his presidential campaign that he was
going to cheer for the Red Sox during their World Series appearance
against the Colorado Rockies. Giuliani justified his support of the
Red Sox by claiming to be a fan of American League baseball. Topps
would parody this in a 2008 baseball card where Giuliani is CGI
inserted into a picture of the Red Sox celebrating their 2007 World
Series championship as if he is celebrating with them.
November, 2007: During the YouTube Republican Presidential Debate run
by CNN, Giuliani was asked about his support for the Red Sox by one of
the questioners. In response to the mayor's answer, former
Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, who was in office during the Red
Sox 2004 win, claimed that all Americans are united in hatred of the
April 13, 2008, Rumors of a construction worker burying a Red Sox
jersey in the concrete of the New Yankee Stadium are verified after
anonymous tips led to the location of the jersey. The worker,
identified as Gino Castignoli, had buried a David Ortiz jersey in what
will become a service corridor in the hopes of cursing the new
stadium. After extracting the jersey from underneath two feet of
concrete, Yankees' President Randy Levine indicated that the shirt
would be donated to the Jimmy Fund to be auctioned for the charity
long associated with the Red Sox.
 See also
3.^ Sheinin, Dave (2005-03-30). "Red Sox-Yankees is Difficult to Top".
Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A8479-2005Mar28.html.
Retrieved on 2006-11-05.
4.^ a b Tocqueville's Boston
5.^ The Curse of Ed Barrow - RedSoxvYankees.com
6.^ Maske, Mark (September 25, 1990). "Pennant Chases in East Still
Flying High, West All but Flagged". The Washington Post: p. E3.
7.^ Shaughnessy, Dan (1990). The Curse of the Bambino. New York:
Penguin Books. p. 212. ISBN 0-525-24887-0.
8.^ a b Curry, Jack (2004-10-28). "Kiss That Curse Goodbye". The New
York Times: p. D1.
9.^ a b Shaughnessy, Dan (2005). Reversing the Curse. Boston: Houghton
Mifflin Company. ISBN 0-618-51748-0.
10.^ Rovell, Darren (2006-03-22). "Hating the Yankees can be good for
business". ESPN.com. http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2379891.
Retrieved on 2006-11-04.
11.^ Chris Snow (2005-04-21). "MLB decides against punishing
Sheffield". Boston Globe.
Retrieved on 2006-11-03.
12.^ Fenway Facts | redsox.com: Ballpark
13.^ - All Star Brawler Martin v. Piersall - redsoxvyankees.com
14.^ Chuck, Bill. 100 random things about the Red Sox, Rays, and
Yankees, The Boston Globe. Published April 2, 2009. Retrieved May 2,
15.^ Chimelis, Ron (2006-08-20). "Boston Massacre: The sequel". The
Retrieved on 2006-11-03.
16.^ Shaughnessy, Dan (2006-08-20). "Getting that sinking feeling".
Boston Globe. http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/08/20/getting_that_sinking_feeling/.
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18.^ MLB: Boras, A-Rod upstaged World Series
19.^ A-Rod putting himself above the game
20.^ Ed Price. "Boston GM: Mussina a 'bad apple'". The Star Ledger.
21.^ Ed Price, "Theo Epstein is a B****," from Sliding into Home: A
Yankees Blog, 26 February 2008.
22.^ Boston owner grants Yanks' Steinbrenner membership in Red Sox
Nation ESPN.com, 2 March 2008.
23.^ Hank Steinbrenner reportedly denounces Red Sox Nation - Baseball
24.^ ESPN - Hank Steinbrenner, in another outspoken moment, denounces
Red Sox Nation - MLB
25.^ Bryan Hoch. "Yanks land Teixeira with eight-year deal". MLB.com.
26.^ Jesse Spector. "Boston reaction to Yankees signing Mark Teixeira
is swift and fierce". New York Daily News.
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Yankees will donate once-buried Red Sox jersey to Boston-area charity
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New York Yankees • The Bronx, New York City, New York • Yankee
Boston Red Sox • Boston, Massachusetts • Fenway Park
Key Moments Frazee's Folly • Curse of the Bambino • 1978 Tiebreaker
Game • Bucky Dent's Home Run • Aaron Boone's Home Run • The Bloody
Sock • The Curse Reversed
Key Series 1999 ALCS • 2003 ALCS • 2004 ALCS
Key People Babe Ruth • Carlton Fisk • Bill Lee • Thurman Munson •
Bucky Dent • Roger Clemens • Wade Boggs • Aaron Boone • Pedro Martínez
• Alex Rodriguez • David Ortiz • Mariano Rivera • Curt Schilling •
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