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Steinbrenner resurrected a rivalry

Fueled by George's passion to win, Sox-Yanks battles have boiled over on and off field

Updated: July 13, 2010, 10:02 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Between the time Jimy Williams mocked him as "Georgie Porgie" and Larry Lucchino branded him the "Evil Empire," George Steinbrenner placed a phone call to John W. Henry, who once owned a small piece of the Yankees and had just bought the Red Sox.

"He called me and wished me luck, and he gave me advice, advice about the general manager, the manager," Henry told me in a 2005 interview. "He gave me advice about Dan Duquette, advice about Joe Kerrigan. I said, 'George, do ...

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