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3.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 5 3.86 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mike Vaccaro Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2005 ISBN:
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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.

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 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 renewed rivalry that attracts sell-out crowds even to Yankees-Red Sox spring training games.

Emperors and Idiots is as lively, fascinating, and raucous as the teams themselves, a must-have volume for any Yankees or Red Sox fan. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Seth | 11/1/2010

    " Blah... not much new here... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Louie | 10/16/2010

    " fun look back at the history between the awesome red sox and the toe sucking yankees. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 4/14/2010

    " A century of baseball history, focusing on the highlights - the early years, the Ruth years, the late 40's, late 70's, early 00's. If you are a baseball fan, you will enjoy the book. If you are a Sox or Yanks fan, add another star. From a baseball historian's standpoint, this is it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 3/4/2009

    " I loved this book- the long time cutthroat Yankee-Red Sox rivalry is the most fascinating subject for me- and I will admit I am a diehard RedSox fan and proud of it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 1/11/2009

    " Baseball fans, history buffs, Yankee fans and Red Sox fans. This is a fascinating book. If you hate baseball, skip it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 10/10/2008

    " An entertaining two-sided exploration on the history of the best rivalry in sports. I learned a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 1/23/2008

    " Very good, and helped nme brush up on my baseball history "

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About the Author
Mike Vaccaro is a senior sports columnist for the New York Post. He has won more than fifty major journalism awards since 1989 and has been cited for distinguished writing by the Associated Press Sports Editors, the New York State Publishers Association, and the Poynter Institute. He lives in New Jersey.
About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.