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Yankees’ Evil Empire fell in a most improbable manner

Red Sox’ comeback from three games down was historic

They were deader than the Bambino, down three games to none to New York in the American League Championship Series after the worst playoff defeat in franchise history. Thousands of their fans had walked out on them in disgust. Four days later, the resurgent Red Sox had won their first pennant in 18 years with the greatest comeback in baseball history, beating their pinstriped tormentors inside the House That Ruth Built.

”All empires must fall sooner or later,” declared club president Larry Lucchino, after Boston had won the seventh game, 10-3, on the strength of four home runs, including a grand slam by Johnny Damon.

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