The rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox involves not just the teams, but the cities, owners, ballparks, fans, and the media. Its roots reach back to before even Babe Ruth and Harry Frazee, yet it is as contemporary as the next Red Sox–Yankees game. This book tells the story of the rivalry from the first game these epic teams played against each other in 1901 through the 2013 season in what former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani called “the best rivalry in any sport.”
Harvey Frommer is the celebrated author of more than forty-two sports books including the classics Shoeless Joe Jacksonand Ragtime Baseball and New York City Baseball. Honored by the New York State legislature, cited in the Congressional Record as a sports historian and journalist, the prolific Frommer is also the author of The New York Yankee Encyclopedia and A Yankee Century.
Together with his wife, Myrna Katz Frommer, he authored the critically acclaimed oral histories It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened in Brooklyn, It Happened on Broadway, Growing Up Jewish in America, and It Happened in Manhattan. Frommer is a professor in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program at Dartmouth College and a longtime follower of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry.
Frederic J. Frommer is the author of You Gotta Have Heart: A History of Washington Baseball from 1859 to the 2012 National League East Champions and The Washington Baseball Fan’s Little Book of Wisdom and coauthor of Growing Up Baseball. He covers the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., for The Associated Press, and his work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and USA Today, among others.