Tale of Two Cities

The 2004 Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry And The War For The Pennant


Book Description

When the Boston Red Sox faced the New York Yankees in the historic 2003 American League Championship Series, the meeting seemed to serve as the climax to perhaps the greatest rivalry in professional sports. Yet, following New York's comeback victory in scintillating Game 7, both the Red Sox and Yankees entered the off-season without a world title--and with renewed conviction to finish the job in 2004.

In A Tale of Two Cities, respected baseball writers John Harper (New York Daily News) and Tony Massarotti (Boston Herald) chronicle the Yankees and Red Sox in parallel story lines through the summer of 2004. The authors take you behind the scenes with the teams, cities, and media during one of the most intense baseball seasons in history.

About Massarotti, Tony

Tony Massarotti, a Boston-area native and a cum laude graduate of Tufts University,
is in his fifteenth year at the Boston Herald. Now in his fifth season as a baseball columnist and his eleventh year covering the Red Sox, Massarotti was voted by his peers as the 2000 Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year and was again a finalist for the award in 2003. He appears regularly on WEEI-AM (850) sports radio, Sports Final with Bob Lobel on Channel 4 (CBS), and New England Sports Tonight on the FOX Sports Network.

John Harper has been covering baseball in New York as a beat writer or columnist for twenty-one years, the last twelve for the New York Daily News. A former college baseball player at the University of Bridgeport (Connecticut), Harper has authored three books, including an acclaimed account of the Yankees’ 1996 championship season. He lives with his wife and two sons in Whippany, New Jersey.