A year ago tonight …

Sure, the Red Sox have left you with nothing to watch on TV this late in the season for the first time since 2002, but you’ll always have 2004. In that spirit, all this week we’re going to recap last year’s historic ALCS between the Red Sox and Yankees. Today, Game 1 …

Curt Schilling (the pre-bloody-sock Schilling) gave up six runs in three innings in the ALCS opener at Yankee Stadium; and the Red Sox fell 10-7.

“The bell rang and I couldn’t answer it,” Schilling said after the game, acknowledging that the ankle injury prevented him from generating the power he needed to drive off the mound. “I’ve been looking forward to this for almost a year, so it’s very disappointing, but it’s one game and it’s over.”

One game, indeed …

A complete Game 1 recap from Boston.com and the Globe:

Oct. 12, 2004:
ALCS Game 1 — Yankees 10, Red Sox 7
Box score Game Log
game recap: Fits and starts
Dan Shaughnessy: An opening night shortfall
Jackie MacMullan For Rivera, day of tragedy and triumph
Bob Ryan: Schilling never had it right from the start
red sox notebook: 4 K’s spell trouble for Damon
Yankees notebook: It was the heart of the matter
on baseball:
He’ll let actions speak

Boston sports blog:Breaking routine approach
A statement, Sox declare
Not a perfect finish, but Mussina will take it
Chances of a goodwill gesture are shaky
Wakefield works out the kinks
Lowe disputes the party line about his struggles
No letting up tension
Lieber happy just to be here
Photo Gallery Game photos Photo Gallery Stadium scenes
Photo Gallery Game 1 multimedia gallery

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