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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 2019
Red Sox-Yankees
    

5/3/1890
First Game
5/7/1903
Giants 1256-1233-17 (.505)
All-Time Series
Yankees 1203-996-14 (.547)
  Giants 56-55-19
Season Series Records
Yankees 66-39-12
 750 (30%)
1-Run Games
610 (28%)
629 (25%)
5+ Run Games
614 (28%)
215
Extra-Inning Games
185
8
1-2 League Finishes (-1968)
6
10
1-2 Division Finishes (1969-)
16
4.7 games
Average Separation in 1-2 Finishes
6.9 games
8 (1924, 1951, 1962, 1965,
1966, 1971, 1997, 2004)
1-2 Finishes Decided on the Final Weekend*
(Bold = Head-to-Head Series)
5 (1904, 1949, 1977, 1978, 2017)
2 (1951, 1962)
Tiebreaker Playoffs
1 (1978)
1 (1889)
Playoff Meetings
4 (1999, 2003, 2004, 2018)
3 (1934, 1982, 1993)
Final Day Spoilers
0
Dodgers 66-64
Seasons with a Better Record
Yankees 79-37-1
51 seasons (39%)
Both .500+ in the Same Season
61 seasons (52%)
7 seasons (5%)
Both Under .500 in the Same Season
6 seasons (5%)
* Does not include 1994-2011 if second place was the Wild Card
 
Head-to-Head Wins
Through 2019 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
92
2010s 95
1233 Total 1256

17 Ties

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 5-4-1
1950s Dodgers 7-3 Total Giants 56-55-19


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*


2015
Dodgers by 8


2016
Dodgers by 4*






















* both teams made playoffs

Season Finishes
Both teams finished .500 or better in the same season 51 times (39% of 130 seasons)
Both teams finished below .500 in the same season 7 times (5% of 130 seasons)
The Dodgers finished with a better record in 66 seasons
The Giants finished with a better record in 64 seasons


Franchise Histories
(NL Rank/MLB Rank); Through 2019
Dodgers Giants
First Year : 1884 (8/8) First Year : 1883 (6/6)
Wins : 10974 (3/3) Wins : 11165 (1/1)
Win Pct : .528 (2/3) Win Pct : .535 (1/2)
Pennants : 24 (1/2) Pennants : 23 (T2/T3)
World Series : 6 (3/6) World Series : 8 (2/5)

Head-to-Head Wins
Through 2019 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
88
2010s 99
996 Total 1203

14 Ties

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 Yankees 5-4-1
1950s Yankees 8-1-1 Total Yankees 66-39-12


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* (ALCS)


2000 Yankees by 2.5


2001 Yankees by 13.5


2002 Yankees by 10.5


2003 Yankees by 6* (ALCS)


2004 Yankees by 3* (ALCS)


2005 Yankees by tiebreaker*


2007 Red Sox by 2*


2009 Yankees by 8*


2017 Red Sox by 2*


2018 Red Sox by 8* (ALDS)


* both teams made playoffs

Season Finishes
Both teams finished .500 or better in the same season 61 times (52% of 117 seasons)
Both teams finished below .500 in the same season 6 times (5% of 117 seasons)
The Yankees finished with a better record in 79 seasons
The Red Sox finished with a better record in 37 seasons


Franchise Histories
(AL Rank/MLB Rank); Through 2019
Red Sox Yankees
First Year : 1901 (T1/T9) First Year : 1903 (8/16)
Wins : 9602 (2/10) Wins : 10378 (1/8)
Win Pct : .519 (2/5) Win Pct : .570 (1/1)
Pennants : 14 (3/8) Pennants : 40 (1/1)
World Series : 9 (T2/T3) World Series : 27 (1/1)
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