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14 Ways to Shut Down a Yankees-Boston Debate

Last updated on November 22, 2019 at 09:31 am

The New York Yankees have clashed with Boston for more than 100 seasons. From the “Curse of the Bambino” to the infamous 2004 ALCS, the competition between the two franchises has given baseball fans plenty of legendary moments to reminisce about. The rivalry is as fierce as the debate among fans about which team is better. Here’s all the ammunition you need to end your next New York/Boston debate.

For the Yankees fan:

  • “27 World Series titles.”
  • “Bucky Dent.” (the 1978 American League East tie-breaker game)
  • “Aaron Boone.” (2003 ALCS home run)
  • “September 1978.”
  • “2006 5-Game Sweep … AT Fenway.”
  • “The Curse of the Bambino and your 86-year drought.”
  • “Your cash-strapped team sold Babe Ruth.”

For the Boston fan:

  • The 2004 ALCS Series, OR …
  • … “Schillings’s Bloody sock,” OR …
  • … “Dave Roberts’ steal.”
  • “First American League Pennant.” (1903 v. Yankees’ 1921)
  • “Most recent World Series title.”
  • “820 Consecutive sellout crowds.”
  • “Yankee Killer David Ortiz.” (So many moments to choose from.)

Hungry for more debate facts? Here are 5 more:

  • While the Yankees have won 27 World Series titles, Boston has won eight.
  • Boston has won more World Series titles this century than the Yankees (3-2).
  • Here are 5 high-profile Boston players who became Yankees:
    • Babe Ruth (1919)
    • Sparky Lyle (1972)
    • Wade Boggs (1992)
    • Roger Clemens (1999)
    • Johnny Damon (2006)
  • The Yankees have won more AL Pennants (40) than Boston (13).
  • The Yanks (10,094-7,654 – W-L) have a superior franchise record than the Boston (9,327-8,714 – W-L).

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