The New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox rivalry is one of the oldest and most intense rivalries in professional sports today. It all started when the Red Sox placed 6th in the American League in 1919, then red Sox owner, Harry Frazee sold many players, including pitcher-turned-outfielder Babe Ruth. That started it all.
After Ruth's arrival in New York, the Yanks were unstoppable. Murder's Row formed, and the Yanks made the World Series seven times in Ruth's career. After Ruth left, the Yanks were still unstoppable. From 1920 to 2003, the Yankees won the World Series 26 times and won the AL Pennant 39 times. As for the Red Sox, they only won the pennant four times since Ruth left and never won the World Series. That was until 2004, when the Red Sox won the pennant and won their first World Series since 1918. The Curse of the Bambino was proclaimed dead and buried. The Sox also went on to win the World Series in 2007 to win the Fall Classic two times in four years.
There have been many postseason games and regular season games. There have been fights on and off the field. There have been curses and words said and hard feelings have been made.
This is one of the biggest rivalries in all of baseball, and the first game of a four game series that pit these two teams against each other will be played tonight. It will be a fierce series, and I would like to know what you think about this series. Please vote on the poll and please feel free to leave a comment. Thanks for reading!
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