Fenway Park celebrates its 100th birthday with a rematch of the inaugural contest that pitted the then New York Highlanders against the Boston Red Sox. In that Saturday afternoon game on April 20, 1912, the Red Sox celebrated the opening of their new ballpark in style, winning on a “walk off” infield single by Tris Speaker in the bottom of the eleventh. Since that game, the two teams have almost evenly split the contests hosted at Fenway Park, but the Yankees do maintain a razor thin 464-463 edge in the all-time series at the hallowed ballpark.
In honor of Fenway’s centennial, and all of the great players who have graced its field over the years, below is an updated historical look at the Yankees/Red Sox rivalry.
Note: Blue in the chart above represents years when the Yankees won more than 50% of the season series. Red represents when the Red Sox won more than 50%. When the season series was split, a gray area is visible. The individual team winning percentage trend lines encompass all games played and are only visible when above .500.
Rivalry Batting Leaders, Since 1918
*Minimum 400 plate appearances
Rivalry Pitching Leaders, Since 1918
Note: Game Score is a per-game ranking.
*Minimum 75 innings