Lets Go Red Sox! 2 wins in a row and hopefully 3 tommorow to get to 5-10. There's a long way to go yet.
Babe Ruth, Roger Clemens, Wade Boggs and Johnny Damon. The four most predominant Red Sox who later went to the Yankees and won World Series with the Yankees. Babe Ruth and Johnny Damon were the only two players to win a championship with both the Red Sox and Yankees. Of course 86 unfortunate years for Red Sox fans had something to do with that. But my question is were there any memorable players who started their career with the Yankees and finished with the Red Sox.
I can really only think of two Elston Howard who played with the 1950s Yankees and I think he was on the 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox team although I could be mistaken. The other is a horrid memory for Red Sox fans Mike Torrez who won the World Series with the Yankees in 1977 and gave up the famous Bucky Dent homer in 1978. Sorry Red Sox fans for the bad memories.
I always thought it would be poetic justice to get one of the Yankees great players someday and have him win with the Red Sox since the Yankees got four of the great Red Sox players I mentioned above. But who really. Derek Jeter is a lifetime Yankee and should get 3000 hits with them which is amazing considering no other Yankee has done that in history. Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada are old. Mike Mussina and Andy Pettite are retired.
Its not like I want Yankee blood on the Red Sox but I've always wanted to see the Red Sox get one of their great players and win just like the Yankees got four of the Red Sox great players and won all those championships. But I wont hold my breath as history has shown it probably happen. Let's hope the Red Sox win anyway.