This book is the 2nd book in this new feature at ’30-Year Old Cardboard’.
Title – ‘Both Sides Of The Fence ‘
Synopsis – The most heated rivalry in all of professional sports – The New York Yankees and The Boston Red Sox. Dating back to the early 1900’s the games and rivalry established between these two franchises is legendary. And with the rivalry comes stories of laughter mixed with tears as well as the thrill of victory and the heartbreak of defeat.
Jacket Content – In the rivalry of the Yankees and Red Sox, there is a bold line separating the two teams. The fans from ‘Beantown’ are as loyal as they come even though their overall team success is not on par with their counterparts. And the Yankees team, armed with 26 World Championships, are the more decorated team and act as such.
This book will share the stories of the players that called both Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium home during their careers. We will dig in deep to dissect the sport’s oldest and strongest rivalry by listening to the stories of the men that played for both teams. In this book you will hear funny recounts of fan interaction, horror stories of players that have left one team to join their biggest enemy, and tales of the ultimate satisfaction – beating their arch nemesis(and former teams).
207 players have done this. Here are the stories of the most accomplished and famous men of that group.
1 – Don Baylor : Yankees(1983-85) Red Sox(1986-87)
2 – Wade Boggs : Yankees(1993-97) Red Sox(1982-92)
3 – Jose Canseco : Yankees(2000) Red Sox(1995-96)
4 – Roger Clemens : Yankees(1999-07) Red Sox(1984-96)
5 – David Cone : Yankees(1995-00) Red Sox(2001)
6 – Johnny Damon : Yankees(2006-present) Red Sox(2002-05)
7 – Rickey Henderson : Yankees(1985-89) Red Sox(2002)
8 – Mike Lowell : Yankees(1998) Red Sox(2006-present)
9 – Sparky Lyle : Yankees(1972-78) Red Sox(1967-71)
10 – John Olerud : Yankees(2004) Red Sox (2005)
11 – Jeff Reardon : Yankeed(1994) Red Sox (1990-92)
12 – George Herman ‘ Babe’ Ruth : Yankees(1920-34) Red Sox(1914-19)
13 – Lee Smith : Yankees(1993) Red Sox(1988-90)
14 – JT Snow : Yankees(1992) Red Sox(2006)
15 – Luis Tiant : Yankees(1979-80) Red Sox(1971-18)
16 – David Wells : Yankees(1997-03) Red Sox(2005-06)