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78: The Boston Red Sox, A Historic Game, and a Divided City

The inside story behind a crucial chapter in Red Sox lore-and a turbulent time in a troubled city

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George Steinbrenner called it the greatest game in the history of American sports. On a bright October day in 1978, the Boston Red Sox met the New York Yankees for an epic playoff game that would send one team to the World Series-and render the other cursed for almost a quarter of a century.

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