Great Rivalries in Sports
Which side of the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry is Connecticut on? The results of a recent poll by Quinnipiac University says 42 percent of baseball fans in Connecticut support the Yankees as compared to 38 percent who support the Red Sox. In honor of the great Red Sox/Yankees debate, here is a list of some of the greatest rivalries the world of sports has to offer.
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MLB: New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox
The rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees is one of the most iconic rivalries in not just baseball, but all of sports. The two teams have seen it all, from the Curse of the Bambino, which began when Babe Ruth was traded from Boston to New York, to the famous home run by Bucky Dent to beat Boston in 1978 playoffs to the Yankees' epic collapse in the 2004 playoffs, when the Red Sox won their first championship in 86 years. (Pictured: Alex Rodriguez, left, of the New York Yankees gets into a fight with catcher Jason Varitek of the Boston Red Sox after Rodriguez was hit by a pitch in the third inning on July 24, 2004 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.)