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Top 10 Moments Of The New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox Rivalry

4. Knuckle Sandwich

The Yankees owned a 3-0 lead over their rivals on July 24th, 2004 as the game progressed into the third inning at Fenway.

In that same inning, Red Sox right-hander Bronson Arroyo nailed A-Rod with a fastball in the left arm and the slugger didn’t seem to fond of the hit-by-pitch.

While walking slowly towards first base, A-Rod had a unique choice of words for catcher Jason Varitek who made his shove it, literally.

Varitek shoved his glove into the face of the Yankees’ third baseman initiating a bench-clearing brawl.

The photo of Rodriguez getting a glove to the face would be an instant classic but the brawl arguably sparked the Sox to a come-from-behind victory.