The Yankees vs. Red Sox: Reader

The Yankees vs. Red Sox: Reader

by Mike Robbins
     
 

From Yankee Bucky "F**ing" Dent's spirit-shattering home run in the 1978 American League East playoff to Aaron Boone's pennant-winning blast for the Bombers twenty-five years later; from Roger Clemens's treasonous signing (at least in Red Sox country) with the Yankees in 1998 to the infamous Curse of the Bambino that started it all, there is nothing in the history

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From Yankee Bucky "F**ing" Dent's spirit-shattering home run in the 1978 American League East playoff to Aaron Boone's pennant-winning blast for the Bombers twenty-five years later; from Roger Clemens's treasonous signing (at least in Red Sox country) with the Yankees in 1998 to the infamous Curse of the Bambino that started it all, there is nothing in the history of sports more spirited, vitriolic, romantic, and impassioned than the rivalry between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees vs. Red Sox Reader collects the finest writing on what is surely the pinnacle of contentious athletic team competition. A rich array of our most gifted sports writers chronicle an enmity that reaches far beyond the playing field as it is interwoven into the mythologies of these two cities and inextricably linked to the identity of the fans that inhabit them. Chronicling every cheer, jeer, and "1918" (the last year the Red Sox won the World Series) shouted from Fenway to the Bronx, The Yankees vs. Red Sox Reader is an absolute must for not only the fans of these storied franchises, but also anyone interested in the truly epic nature of a great sports rivalry.

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Library Journal
Journalist Robbins collects 30-odd dispatches from the baseball wars between the Yanks and the Sox and even smaller battles within the war, as seen in Peter Gammons's account of the Carlton Fisk-Thurmon Munson feud. This will not be the last word on the rivalry, but it goes on the shelf with Glenn Stout's two-volume collection, Top of the Heap and Impossible Dreams. Buy where Sox-Yankee tensions run high. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786714452
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Pages:
364
Sales rank:
1,169,793
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 8.94(h) x 1.11(d)

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