The Rivalry

The cities of Boston and New York have shared a rivalry since before the American Revolution when they competed to be the city. The baseball rivalry officially began in the year 1919. In this year, the Boston Red Sox traded Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for a large sum of money. This was widely seen as an axt of greed on the part of the Red Sox organization, so the curse of the Bambino was launched. After winning the World Series in 1918, the Red sox would be haunted for trading Ruth, and not win a championship in 86 years.


Although the Boston Marathon was a significant turning point in the rivalry, the two teams will always have bitterness towards each other. The Yankees organization has teamed up with the Red Sox to help fund the medical expenses that will be present to all the victims that were injured in the bombings.

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