Yankees vs. Red Sox Essay

837 Words Nov 27th, 2005 4 Pages
Essay Three Argumentation and Persuasion

Despite the die-hard commitment of many Boston Red Sox fans, the New York Yankees remain, by far, the most accomplished team in Major League Baseball. The rivalry between New York and Boston is not a new phenomenon at all. This resentment has existed since shortly after the first ever World Series game in 1903. It all began in December of 1920 when the Red Sox sold player, Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees, which would come to be known as the "Curse of the Bambino". After all, it is the fans that make baseball what it is. For a century it has been noted as "the all-American pastime", where families go to spend quality time and show their pride for their home state. Games bring people
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Louis. After the purchase of Babe Ruth in 1920, New York continued to claim ownership over many Boston players throughout the 1920's. It was as if as each player on the Red Sox team got better, they graduated to the level of a Yankee. New York went on to win consistently over the next 82 years. They won 27 championships: 1923, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1977, 1978, 1996, 1998, 1999, and 2000. The Red Sox by hard work, a little luck, and what many Boston fans claim a "miracle", won their sixth World Series in 101 years in 2004. The New York Yankees have accomplished many outstanding feats over the years. They have had three per-fect games (1956, 1998, and 1999), while the Red Sox have had one (1904). They have had four home runs in one game (by Lou Gehrig in 1932, and achieved only four other times in American Baseball League history) coining the term "Bronx Bombers". The Red Sox have never achieved this. They have had 34 players inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame whereas the Red Sox, still impressively, have fallen a little short with only 30. So far this season, the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees have been neck and neck. With both teams at 92 wins and 65 losses (a percentage of .586), the rivalry is sure to be intense yet again this year. The Red Sox have played the Yankees in 16 games this

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