The '78 Playoff Revisited. Again.


Richard Bradley is a Yankees fan—but don’t hold that against him. His new book, The Greatest Game: The Yankees, the Red Sox, and the Playoff of ’78, is a sensitive examination, and includes a rare interview with Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski. Bradley argues that Bucky Dent’s infamous pop-fly homer unfairly tarnished a brilliant Sox team, noting of Yaz, “There really is such a sadness in him about that season.”