Flash of Yankee pride

Notes from around the majors, including Tom Gordon's perspective on being a current Yankee and former Red Sox.

Originally Published: September 27, 2004
By Gary Miller | Special to ESPN.com

Who better to talk about the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry than Tom Gordon, who calls his days in Boston among his happiest in the game. Gordon came up as a Royal, and was signed away by Boston where he was converted from a starter to a closer. He set the team's single-season saves record, but blew out his elbow. After stops in Houston and both sides of Chicago, the Florida native was lured to the Yankees. With all due respect to the other teams he's played for, Gordon said that was all like the minors ...

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