A Closer Look At The Yankees, And The Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry!

When it comes to historic teams in sports, there are certainly plenty of them, and one of the landmarks of these historic teams is often their historic rivalries, ranging from the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics in the NBA to the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers in the NFL, to even the college rivalries between such schools as Michigan and Ohio State, or Oklahoma and Texas, but when it comes to rivalries – and when it comes to the most historic teams in sports – there is really nothing that tops the rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, as any Yankees fan can attest to!
Of course, this rivalry stretches back more than a century, to the early days of baseball when the Red Sox dominated first the New York Highlanders, and then the New York Yankees (as the team came to be known), winning the first World Series in history, and winning five more World Series after that; in 1918, however, everything changed when the Red Sox sold a pitcher named Babe Ruth to the Yankees, after which Ruth became the greatest slugger of all-time, and helped the Yankees become the most decorated team in the history of American sports.
From 1918 to 2004, the Yankees – with names such as Lou Gehrig, Yogi Berra, Reggie Jackson, and Derek Jeter – piled up 26 championships while the Red Sox did not win a single title in spite of boasting the likes of Ted Williams and the great Yaz; in 2004, however, all of this changed when the Red Sox avenged their Game 7 loss to the Yankees the previous year by storming back from a 0-3 deficit in the best of 7 ALCS, to complete the biggest comeback in American professional sports history, and to go on to win their first World Series in 86 years.
The rivalry between the Yankees and Red Sox has intensified since then, to a level that it had never seen before – and if you are a part of this rivalry, one thing you surely understand is that it exists as much around the fans as it does among the players; because of this, it will be important – if you claim to be a Yankees fan – that you do everything you can to know more about your team than Sox fans know about theirs. In this way, you can prove who the better fans are – because we already know who the better team is!