USA Today Sports Weekly
Review of Red Sox
Vs Yankees: The Great Rivalry
As the Yankees and Red Sox gear up for more head-to-head
battles this summer, zealots on both sides of the rivalry are well-served
in this newest tribute to baseball's fiercest feud. The Frommers cover the
hostilities from every angle imaginable, giving readers just about all
they'll need to know as they settle in for upcoming bouts in 2004.
The fun begins with a timeline of the major events that have enlivened the
century-long competition, then turns to a comprehensive review of last
season's epic playoff series. After a look at the roller-coaster ride of
the storied 1978 AL East pennant race, the book follows with chapters on
the rivalry's origins, the clashing cultures of the cites, a comparison
between the hometown ballparks and capsule summaries of the most
significant games. There's even an entire segment devoted to the various
virtues of Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio and their roles in the ongoing
Capping off the retrospectives is an open forum from both New York and
Boston advocates. Politicians, sportswriters, entertainers, ordinary fans
and the players themselves offer barbed, even witty viewpoints, about the
rivalry. Their caustic comments should provide more than enough combustion
to fire up the Yankee and Sox faithful for this year's remaining games. -
- David Plaut
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Harvey Frommer is in his 38th year of writing books.
A noted oral historian and sports journalist, the author of 42 sports
books including the classics: "New York City Baseball,1947-1957" and
"Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball," his acclaimed REMEMBERING YANKEE
STADIUM was published in 2008 and his REMEMBERING FENWAY PARK: AN ORAL
AND NARRATIVE HISTORY OF THE HOME OF RED SOX NATION was published to
acclaim in 2011. The prolific Frommer is at work on When It Was
Just a Game, An Oral History on Super Bowel One.
His work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times,
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