On radio, the CBS Radio Network offered national coverage of the game, with Ernie Harwell doing play-by-play and Win Elliot working as an analyst.
Locally in the home markets, WINS in New York City and WITS in Boston fed the game to the teams' respective radio networks.
The man cursed at the woman and then threw a punch at Leavy's friend as they were trying to leave the game.
"We started walking up the aisle to leave and the guy started saying, 'F--- you, Marlins' again and he reached over and he punched first my friend in the plaid," Leavy says. You don't want to be arrested.' Meanwhile, I'm holding the guy's hands back and my friend is punching him and wailing on his face and his head.
The Yankees and Red Sox were both seen as contenders for the AL East.
The Yankees, Red Sox, and Baltimore Orioles, who competed for the AL East championship in 1977, all expected that they would compete for the AL East in 1978.
Laurence Leavy, better known as Marlins Man, says that he served as a peacemaker when a fight broke out during the Yankees and Red Sox game on Sunday night at Yankee Stadium.
Leavy went on Pardon My Take to explain his side of the story.
As of 2016 The Yankees and Red Sox had combined to win the past three American League (AL) pennants. The Yankees lost the 1976 World Series, and then won the 1977 World Series.The game was played at Fenway Park in Boston, on October 2, 1978.