10 Red Sox Vs. Yankees Unforgettable Memories
It just doesn't get any better than the Boston Red Sox playing the New York Yankees in October and tonight, even if only for one game, we get to see some action tonight at Fenway Park.
The Wild Card one-game playoff takes place at 8:08, Eovaldi Vs. Cole, with the winner taking on Tampa Bay in the ALDS.
For me, as a Red Sox fan, 2004 was an absolute dream come true. Steven Spielberg couldn't have directed a better movie. The comeback was perfect. We'll start with 2003 to give some love to the Yankees fans out there.
10 RED SOX VS. YANKEES UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS
1. AARON BOONE'S 11th INNING WALK-OFF HOME RUN
Tim Wakefield left it just a little too high in the strike zone and Boone yanked it over the left-field wall crushing the Red Sox dream again and continuing the "Curse of the Bambino". The Yankees win the '03 ALCS.
2. MANNY FREAKS OUT ON ROGER CLEMENS
Clemens throws a little too close to Manny's head increasing tensions between the two teams during the '03 ALCS.
3. PEDRO MARTINEZ VS. DON ZIMMER
The benches clear and the world was stunned when Pedro threw down then 72-year-old Don Zimmer after he charged Pedro. Pedro said, "He tried to punch me".
4. DAVE ROBERTS STEALS SECOND
Millar walks, Francona pinch runs Dave Roberts and he steals second, 3 outs away from a Yankees sweep.
5. MARIANO RIVERA BLOWS THE SAVE
This guy was absolutely lights out, usually. Seriously, when Rivera gets called in from the bullpen, the Yankees win. Just not in Game 4 of the ALCS.
5. BILL MUELLER "UP THE MIDDLE"
Usually fairing well against Rivera, after showing bunt, Mueller rips one up the middle allowing Roberts to score in the ninth inning to tie up Game 4 of the '04 ALCS.
6. DAVID ORTIZ IS SIMPLY CLUTCH
Winning games 4 and 5 of the '04 ALCS walk-off style, David Ortiz was simply miraculous.
7. CURT "BLOODY SOCK" SCHILLING
Sox fans may not have liked his politics in recent years, but there is no doubt #38 was huge in Game 6. Coming right out of surgery and right to the hill, the screenshots of the bloody sock are etched in our brains forever.
8. DEREK LOWE
This guy was just not great. Going back and forth from being a starter to being in the bullpen, rumors of drinking before the game...However, Lowe was LIGHTS OUT in Game 7. He would continue to do well into the World Series against St. Louis.
9. JOHNNY DAMON AND MARK BELLHORN
Both were huge with home runs in Game 6 in New York.
10. THE CURSE IS REVERSED
Although the 2004 ALCS was much more exciting than the actual World Series, the 86-year-old curse was broken when the Red Sox swept The Cardinals.
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