The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will meet for the 2,137th game and we have seen some epic moments during that span.
The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox have had a fierce competition in the American League for over 100 years and has become one of the greatest rivalries in the history of sports.
Baseball’s most historic rivalry was conceived in 1919 when Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sold the legendary Babe Ruth New York for $250,000. They didn’t know at the time, but it would not only be the birth of an 86-year curse famously known as the “Curse of the Bambino,” but it was the start of one of the premiere sports rivalries in the world.
The rivalry is usually the source of heated debates, arguments, and even fights in the Boston-New York area.
The Yankees/Red Sox match-up generates probably the greatest interest and receives the most extensive media coverage, including broadcasts on national television including ESPN this Sunday Night.
In the Wild Card Era (1995) every postseason with the exception of 2014 has featured either the Yankees or Red Sox. Since then, they have squared off in the American League Championship series three times. The Yankees won in 1999 and 2003 while the Sox took home the pennant in 2004.
Despite the recent fall off in relevancy, that doesn’t take away from what made this rivalry so great. In honor of the rivalry being renewed tonight, let’s take a look at the greatest moments of this historic rivalry.