The Greatest Game Pitch by pitch, Richard Bradley reexamines the epic Yankees/Red Sox playoff of 1978 in The Greatest Game . Dugout Banter Yankee fans improvised the now-popular… The Greatest Game Pitch by pitch, Richard Bradley reexamines the epic Yankees/Red Sox playoff of 1978 in The Greatest Game . Dugout Banter Yankee fans improvised the now-popular… 2008-03-18 Nonfiction Sports Free Press
Book Review

The Greatest Game (2008)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Mar 18, 2008; Writer: Jeff Labrecque; Genres: Nonfiction, Sports; Publisher: Free Press

Pitch by pitch, Richard Bradley reexamines the epic Yankees/Red Sox playoff of 1978 in The Greatest Game.

Dugout Banter
Yankee fans improvised the now-popular tradition of standing after their pitcher gets two strikes on a batter, initially to honor ace Ron Guidry.

Final Score
Building upon vivid reporting from newspaper icons like Peter Gammons and Murray Chass, Bradley examines every possible what-if that might have led to a Red Sox triumph. A-

Originally posted Mar 20, 2008 Published in issue #984 Mar 28, 2008 Order article reprints