[23] The Red Sox comeback is the only time in baseball history to date that a team has come back from a 3–0 deficit to win a series. The Freeway series is extremely popular in Los Angeles and normally sells out their games due to the close proximity of both teams and their fans. During interleague play, the winner of the 6-game series was awarded the Silver Boot. Most games were played in June, though May games have been scheduled since 2005. [13], The Red Sox–Yankees rivalry is one of the oldest, most famous and fiercest rivalries in American sports. [74], Under Greenberg's proposal, each team would continue to play 154-games in the season, 126 of which would be within the league, and 28 against the 8 clubs in the other league. The rivalry was significant not only because both teams played in Philadelphia, but because of the strong competition between the National and American Leagues. In 2004, the rivalry came to an end when the Expos moved to Washington to become the Washington Nationals. When the decree expired, the Phillies chose not to file it again, and Lajoie left Cleveland to sign with the A's. Although competitive, the regional rivalry between the A's and Giants is considered a friendly one with mostly mutual companionship between the fans, as opposed to Cubs–White Sox, or Mets–Yankees games where animosity runs high. The rivalry is often termed the "greatest rivalry in all of sports. The Cowboys are currently ahead in the all-time series 170-152, and also have won the last eight games of the series. However, the decree only applied to teams in Pennsylvania, so Lajoie signed with the Cleveland Bronchos. With the score tied 2–2, two outs, and Rougned Odor on third base, Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin accidentally hit the bat of Rangers outfielder Shin Soo Choo on his throw back to the mound, and Odor came around to score on the error.

The Cubs would go on to win the World Series over the Cleveland Indians the following year. Teams met 3 times in postseason starting with a memorable 5-game series followed by 2 other semifinal battles for the pennant 2000-01, both won by the Yankees. The series is still a source of contention among fans, notably the controversial call in the bottom of the ninth of game 6 in which Jorge Orta was called safe on a play that replays later showed him out. There have been nine series sweeps since interleague play began: six by the Cubs in 1998, 2004, 2007, 2008 and both series in 2013, and three by the White Sox in 1999, 2008 and 2012. [11] The scheduling drew criticism both when it was enacted and after the fact, with some analysts even positing that the unbalanced schedule hurt intra-divisional play. [citation needed]. While fairly new, the Yankees-Astros rivalry has quickly grown to the forefront of baseball. Until Interleague play started, the two teams had only met in exhibition games. From 2002–12, all interleague games were played prior to the All-Star Game. However, the name "BART Series" has never been popular beyond a small selection of history books and national broadcasters and has fallen out of favor. If you are interested in other great sports rivalries, we've written about many of them at: Best All-Time NFL Rivalry; Biggest All-Time College … [6] In 1997, with the MLB adopting interleague play,[7] the schedules were changed. Among the 224 interleague pairs of teams, 11 played six games every year, which were scheduled in two three-game series "home and home", or one at each home ballpark. [75] The concept did not take hold until the 1990s (at least in part as an effort to renew the public's interest in MLB following the 1994 players' strike).