Emperors and Idiots - The Hundred Year Rivalry Between the Yankees and Red Sox, From the Very Beginning to the End of the Curse-logo

Emperors and Idiots - The Hundred Year Rivalry Between the Yankees and Red Sox, From the Very Beginning to the End of the Curse

Mike Vaccaro

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The New York Yankees. The Boston Red Sox. For a hundred years, no two teams have locked horns as fiercely or as frequently - and no two seasons frame the colossal battle more perfectly than 2003 and 2004. Now, with incredible energy and access, leading sports columnist Mike Vaccaro chronicles the history of the greatest rivalry in sports, and the two stunning American League Championship Series that define a century of baseball. October 17, 2003: A night no Yankees or Red Sox fan will ever forget. At 12:15 am, bottom of the eleventh inning of game seven of the ALCS, New York third-baseman Aaron Boone launches a ball over Yankee Stadium's left-field fence. The Yankees win their 39th pennant - and send the perennially vexed Boston Red Sox home . . . again . . . suffering another devastating loss to their longtime nemesis. October 20, 2004: A year later, an eerie reprise - but this time things are different. After losing three straight to the Yankees, Boston has charged back to win the next three, forcing a decisive game seven. From the start of the game Boston is in control, and by winning this game they march toward their first World Series victory since 1918. These two explosive years define an extraordinary, epic rivalry - from Mariano Rivera and Roger Clemens to Pedro Martinez and Curt Schilling, Derek Jeter and Aaron Boone to David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez, from nearly a century of Yankee domination to the undisputed breaking of "The Curse." With the razor-sharp instincts that have made him a top sports journalist, Mike Vaccaro delves into the history of the rollicking rivalry: a vicious collision in 1903 (between the New York Highlanders and Boston Pilgrims) that draws first blood; the era of Babe Ruth and his legendary trade from the Red Sox to the Yankees, ushering in the notorious Curse; the golden age of DiMaggio and Williams; the unstoppable power of Mantle and Maris; the heart and soul of Fisk and Yazstremski versus Pinella and Munson; and the modern era of dueling owners, skyrocketing payrolls, and a

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richmond Hoxie

Length:

5h 1m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:47


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:22


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:41


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:05


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:37


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:40


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:55


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:10