Monthly Archives: January 2015

“Death ends a Life, not a Relationship.” Mitch Albom

As Boston was preparing for an epic blizzard last Sunday, former Red Sox pitcher Bill Monbouquette passed away. He was 78 years old and had been battling leukemia for the past seven years.               … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Rivalry, The Seventh Stanza, 1950 and 51……REVISITED

The actual Red Sox/Yankee rivalry grew between the 1947 through 1951 seasons. Clearly among the elite of the league these two teams layed the groundwork for what would be called by many, the greatest rivalry in all of sports…….Enjoy.   … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Rivalry, The Sixth Stanza….It Comes to Fruition…..REVISITED

The Anatomy of a Rivalry, The Sixth Stanza….It Comes to Fruition….. Posted on March 24, 2012by fenwaypark100 Well we’ve been through a few stanzas of the Red Sox/Yankee rivalry song. The last verse was the Joe D/Teddy Ballgame wonder of … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Rivalry, the Fifth Stanza, The Kid, The Clipper and 1941….REVISITED

Despite what you may have heard or read about in curse ridden terms, the Red Sox Yankee rivalry actually began as a rivalry between their two best players; a guy named Ted Williams and another named Joe DiMaggio. It began … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Rivalry, the Fourth Stanza, Back from the Darkness of the Abyss…..REVISITED

The Red Sox/Yankee rivalry really began as the rivalry between Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio. For in the first 20 years of the American League the Yankees were pretty bad and the Red Sox were the best team in baseball. … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Rivalry, The Third Stanza, Into the Abyss…..REVISITED

Following Babe Ruth’s sale to the Yankees, the Red Sox entered their worst decade in their history. The 1920s found them at the bottom of the heap throughout. The Yankees on the other hand became, well, the Yankees and it … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Rivalry, The Second Stanza, The Transaction…..REVISITED

This is part two of The Anatomy of a Rivalry. Originally published March 14, 2012. On January 6, 1920, newspapers throughout the country told the news which had been rumored for weeks. The Boston Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to … Continue reading

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