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Dodgers-Giants vs. Red Sox-Yankees

The Red Sox-Yankees rivalry is tremendous, with its best years coming recently, but the back-and-forth nature of the Dodgers-Giants history is, to me, more compelling.  Both rivalries have had numerous memorable moments and you could argue endlessly over which series has had more.  What cannot be argued, however, is that Dodgers-Giants has been much more balanced.

Series Comparisons
Dodgers-Giants Through 2014
Red Sox-Yankees
    

5/3/1890
First Game
5/7/1903
Giants 1210-1184-17
All-Time Series
Yankees 1150-954-14
  Giants 54-52-19
Season Series Records
Yankees 62-37-12
 711 (30%)
1-Run Games
592 (28%)
607 (25%)
5+ Run Games
587 (28%)
196
Extra-Inning Games*
172
2
Tiebreaker Playoffs
1
0
Championship Series Meetings
3
8
1-2 League Finishes
9
8
1-2 Division Finishes
14
39%
Both .500+ Same Season
51%
6%
Both Under .500 Same Season
5%
21269
Combined Total Wins
19059
.531
Win %
.543
45
Pennants
53
14
World Series
35
104
Hall of Famers
81
* Extra-inning game information incomplete; available for:
1894, '99, 1901-02, '04, '09-Present (no 1911 data for AL)

Head-to-Head Wins
Through 2014 Season
65 1890s 72
80 1900s 128
88 1910s 125
106 1920s 113
98 1930s 120
137 1940s 82
117 1950s 106
83 1960s 108
108 1970s 72
95 1980s 79
70 1990s 70
94 2000s 86
43
2010s 49
1184 Total 1210
17 Ties


Series Notes
Dodgers
Giants
635-566-8 Home Record 644-549-9
10332
4.29/gm
Runs Scored 10408
4.32/gm
355 1-Run Wins
(30% of Total)
356
303 5+ Run Wins
(25% of Total)
304
100
Extra-Inning Wins*
(7 Ties)
89
181 Shutouts Thrown 172
0 Tiebreaker Playoff Wins 2
0 Championship Series Wins 0
10 Longest Winning Streak 12
21 Most Runs Scored 26
6 No-Hitters Thrown 2
Highest Scoring Game: 34 Runs
(Dodgers 19-15, 4/29/1930 & Giants 26-8, 4/30/1944)
Longest Game*: 17 Innings
(Dodgers 4-3, 9/4/1943)

Season Series Records
1890s Giants 5-3-2 1960s Giants 6-1-3
1900s Giants 7-1-2 1970s Dodgers 6-1-3
1910s Giants 8-2 1980s Dodgers 7-2-1
1920s Giants 6-3-1 1990s Dodgers 4-3-3
1930s Giants 6-3-1 2000s Dodgers 6-3-1
1940s Dodgers 8-1-1 2010s Giants 3-1-1
1950s Dodgers 7-3 Total Giants 54-52-19


1-2 Finishes
NL 1890-1968 NL West 1969-Present
Wild Card 1994-Present
1920 Dodgers by 7 games 1971 Giants by 1
1924 Giants by 1.5 1994 Dodgers by 3.5
1951 Giants by 1 (Playoff) 1997 Giants by 2
1952 Dodgers by 4.5 2000 Giants by 11
1954 Giants by 5 2002 Giants by 3.5 (WC)
1962 Giants by 1 (Playoff) 2003 Giants by 15.5
1965 Dodgers by 2 2004 Dodgers by 2
1966 Dodgers by 1.5 2012
Giants by 8


2014
Dodgers by 6*






















* both teams made playoffs

Season Finishes
Both teams finished .500 or better in the same season 49 times (39% of 125 seasons)
Both teams finished below .500 in the same season 7 times (6% of 125 seasons)
The Dodgers finished with a better record in 61 seasons
The Giants finished with a better record in 64 seasons


Franchise Histories
(NL Rank/MLB Rank); Through 2014
Dodgers Giants
First Year : 1884 (8/8) First Year : 1883 (6/6)
Wins : 10489 (3/3) Wins : 10780 (1/1)
Win Pct : .525 (2/3) Win Pct : .538 (1/2)
Pennants : 22 (3/4) Pennants : 23 (T1/T2)
World Series : 6 (3/6) World Series : 8 (2/T4)
Hall of Famers : 51 (2/2) Hall of Famers : 53 (1/1)

Players: 43
Players: 51

Managers: 8

Managers: 2

Retired Numbers
1 Pee Wee Reese - Christy Mathewson
2 Tommy Lasorda - John McGraw
4 Duke Snider 3 Bill Terry
19 Jim Gilliam 4 Mel Ott
20 Don Sutton 11 Carl Hubbell
24 Walter Alston 20 Monte Irvin
32 Sandy Koufax 24 Willie Mays
39 Roy Campanella 27 Juan Marichal
42* Jackie Robinson 30 Orlando Cepeda
53 Don Drysdale 36 Gaylord Perry


44 Willie McCovey

* Retired by all other MLB teams
Head-to-Head Wins
Through 2014 Season



76 1900s 73
115 1910s 94
71 1920s 149
80 1930s 136
98 1940s 122
93 1950s 126
83 1960s 101
89 1970s 79
60 1980s 63
60 1990s 64
83 2000s 97
46
2010s 46
954 Total 1150
14 Ties


Series Notes
Red Sox
Yankees
532-523-7 Home Record 618-431-7
9249
4.37/gm
Runs Scored 10159
4.80/gm
275
1-Run Wins
(28% of Total)
317
256
5+ Run Wins
(28% of Total)
331
79
Extra-Inning Wins*
(5 Ties)
88
115 Shutouts Thrown 152
0 Tiebreaker Playoff Wins 1
1 Championship Series Wins 2
17 Longest Winning Streak 12
17 Most Runs Scored 24
2 No-Hitters Thrown 3
Highest Scoring Game: 31 Runs
(Yankees 20-11, 8/21/2009)
Longest Game*: 20 Innings
(Yankees 4-3, 8/29/1967)

Season Series Records
    1960s Yankees 5-3-2
1900s Red Sox 5-2 1970s Red Sox 5-4-1
1910s Red Sox 5-3-2 1980s Red Sox 6-3-1
1920s Yankees 9-1 1990s Yankees 6-4
1930s Yankees 8-1-1 2000s Yankees 7-1-2
1940s Yankees 6-3-1 2010s Tied 2-2-1
1950s Yankees 8-1-1 Total Yankees 63-37-12


1-2 Finishes
AL 1903-1968 AL East 1969-Present
Wild Card 1994-Present
1904 Red Sox by 1.5 games 1977 Yankees by 2.5
1938 Yankees by 9.5 1978 Yankees by 1 (Playoff)
1939 Yankees by 17 1986 Red Sox by 5.5
1941 Yankees by 17 1995 Red Sox by 7*
1942 Yankees by 9 1998 Yankees by 22*
1949 Yankees by 1 1999 Yankees by 4*


2000 Yankees by 2.5


2001 Yankees by 13.5


2002 Yankees by 10.5


2003 Yankees by 6*


2004 Yankees by 3*


2005 Yankees by tiebreaker*


2007 Red Sox by 2*


2009 Yankees by 8*


* both teams made playoffs

Season Finishes
Both teams finished .500 or better in the same season 57 times (51% of 112 seasons)
Both teams finished below .500 in the same season 6 times (5% of 112 seasons)
The Yankees finished with a better record in 77 seasons
The Red Sox finished with a better record in 34 seasons


Franchise Histories
(AL Rank/MLB Rank); Through 2014
Red Sox Yankees
First Year : 1901 (T1/T9) First Year : 1903 (8/16)
Wins : 9146 (2/10) Wins : 9913 (1/8)
Win Pct : .517 (2/5) Win Pct : .569 (1/1)
Pennants : 13 (3/8) Pennants : 40 (1/1)
World Series : 8 (3/T4) World Series : 27 (1/1)
Hall of Famers : 36 (3/9)
Hall of Famers : 45 (1/4)

Players: 33

Players: 37

Managers: 3

Managers: 8

Retired Numbers
1 Bobby Doerr
1
Billy Martin
4
Joe Cronin
3
Babe Ruth
6
Johnny Pesky
4
Lou Gehrig
8
Carl Yastrzemski
5
Joe DiMaggio
9
Ted Williams
6
Joe Torre
14
Jim Rice
7
Mickey Mantle
27
Carlton Fisk
8
Yogi Berra


8
Bill Dickey


9
Roger Maris


10
Phil Rizzuto


15
Thurman Munson


16
Whitey Ford


23
Don Mattingly


32
Elston Howard


37
Casey Stengel


42
Mariano Rivera


44
Reggie Jackson


49
Ron Guidry
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