Tonight, if they get the game in, will be the 2,045th meeting between the teams once known as the Boston Americans and Baltimore Orioles.
Some fun totals to whet your whistle for game time:
- The Yankees lead the overall series 1,112-932 — a .544 winning percentage
- Take out the Dark Ages of 1920-32, and the Yanks' lead drops to 914-844 (.520).
- Take out the Dead Ball era, and the Yanks' lead surges to 932-716 (.566).
- Since Theo Epstein took over as general manager in 2003, the series stands 62-62 in the regular season, 7-7 in the postseason.
Someone will obviously take the lead tonight… if they play (which looks highly doubtful). If they do, or if they don't, comment away!
We'll provide some more fun individual totals tomorrow.