Another chapter is about to be written in the history of baseball’s most famous rivalry. With the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees meeting Tuesday at Fenway Park in the 2021 American League Wild Card Game (8 p.m. ET on ESPN), it got us thinking of some of our own favorite Red Sox-Yankees memories — whether it’s a behind-the-scenes story or just moments that struck us as sports fans, changing us forever. Here are just a few.
Buster Olney: The scab is ripped off my memories, scar tissue broken, and I suppose we must talk about the ugly, awful day the Yankees and Red Sox faced off in a one-game playoff. Oct. 2, 1978. I was 14.
My family’s dairy farm is located in Randolph Center, Vermont, a map dot of 400 people and 1,000 cows, but for the record: I was not a Red Sox fan. I had read a book about Sandy Koufax when I was 8 years old, and not long after that, when I played Little League for the first time, it was for a team called the Dodgers. Naturally, the Dodgers of Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes and Dusty Baker became my team, probably to an unhealthy degree. The worst argument I ever had with my incredible, beloved, late mother was over my high school yearbook picture in my senior year, but I won out: Me in a Dodgers cap and a Lakers T-shirt, standing next to one of our Jersey cows. Really, she had hoped for better from her offspring.
The Dodgers lost the World Series in 1974, and when they finally overcame the Cincinnati…
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