Jacoby Ellsbury is the latest Red Sox player to defect to the Yankees for more money. According to Baseballreference.com, 217 players have suited up for both the Red Sox and Yankees over the years. Fans are generally forgiving of the average players who are doing what they need to do.
But the bigger the star, the bigger the ire from Red Sox Nation (just check out the sign pictured here directed at Johnny Damon), especially when that player goes straight from Boston to New York. Here’s a look at some of the others who went straight from Boston to the Bronx.