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DAVID ORTIZ Against Yankees: 182 games, .318 AVG,.403 (Credit: Getty Images)

DAVID ORTIZ
Against Yankees: 182 games, .318 AVG,.403 OBP, .569 SLG, 38 HR, 132 RBIs, 113 runs
The Yankees have long searched for a solution to David Ortiz. For instance, in 2005 they signed relief pitcher Mike Myers to neutralize the slugger. In 15 at bats against Myers, Ortiz had five hits, six RBIs, and a home run. After Boston fell behind 3-0 in the 2004 ALCS, Big Papi homered in three of the next four games to lead the Red Sox to an unprecedented comeback and World Series berth. |

New York sports arch enemies

The bright lights of New York City bring out the best in some players. Unfortunately, some of those players are on opposing teams. Here are some players who have given New York teams and their fans headaches over the years.

DAVID ORTIZ Against Yankees: 182 games, .318 AVG,.403
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DAVID ORTIZ
Against Yankees: 182 games, .318 AVG,.403 OBP, .569 SLG, 38 HR, 132 RBIs, 113 runs
The Yankees have long searched for a solution to David Ortiz. For instance, in 2005 they signed relief pitcher Mike Myers to neutralize the slugger. In 15 at bats against Myers, Ortiz had five hits, six RBIs, and a home run. After Boston fell behind 3-0 in the 2004 ALCS, Big Papi homered in three of the next four games to lead the Red Sox to an unprecedented comeback and World Series berth. |

PAUL PIERCE Against Knicks: 54 games, 23.4 points,
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PAUL PIERCE
Against Knicks: 54 games, 23.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.0 assists, .457 field goal percentage
Whether the two teams were competing for a playoff spot or a lottery pick, Pierce brings his A-game when the Boston Celtics play the Knicks. While Pierce feasted on the hapless Knicks of the early 2000s, he also gave the revitalized Knicks more than they could handle in the playoffs. Pierce's Celtics swept the Knicks in 2011 and gave Knicks fans a scare in 2013, nearly coming back from down 3-0. |

CHIPPER JONES Against Mets: 245 games, .309 AVG,
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CHIPPER JONES
Against Mets: 245 games, .309 AVG, .406 OBP, .543 SLG, 49 HR, 159 RBIs, 168 runs
The fact that Jones named his son Shea shows how much he loved playing the Mets. Nothing represents Chipper’s dominance against the Mets more than the 1999 pennant race. With the Mets one game behind the Atlanta Braves heading into a three game series in September, Jones hit 4 home runs and 7 RBIs as the Braves swept the Mets to secure yet another NL East division crown. |

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DREW BREES Against Giants: 4-1, 63.6 comp. %,
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DREW BREES
Against Giants: 4-1, 63.6 comp. %, 1,409 yards, 12 TDs, 2 INTs, 109.9 rating, 8.54 YPA
The Giants may have figured out Drew Brees in their last encounter, but historically Brees has had the Giants number. The Saints quarterback has made light work of the Giants secondary through the air and, before 2012, Brees was undefeated against the Giants and won each game by at least 20 points. |

MARTIN BRODEUR Against Rangers: 97 games, 47-30, 2,289
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MARTIN BRODEUR
Against Rangers: 97 games, 47-30, 2,289 saves, .918 save %, 2.13 GAA
Against Islanders: 87 games, 50-28, 1,939 saves, .912 save %, 2.24 GAA
From day one, Broduer put the overshadowed Devils on the map at the expense of their New York counterparts. In his rookie year the Devils fell to the Rangers in the thrilling 1994 Eastern Conference Finals, but Brodeur had his revenge 18 years later, defeating the top seeded Rangers in the 2012 conference finals. Brodeur led the Devils to three Stanley Cups and handled the Rangers and Islanders all along the way. |

MICHAEL JORDAN Against Knicks: 54 games, 32.2 ppg,
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MICHAEL JORDAN
Against Knicks: 54 games, 32.2 ppg, 5.8 rebounds, 4.7 assists, .494 field goal percentage
In just his fifth game back from his first retirement, Jordan famously scored 55 points against the Knicks and changed history. The 'double-nickel' game made dominating at Madison Square Garden a rite of passage for young superstars. Jordan played well against every team, but the Knicks brought out the best in him, especially in the playoffs where Jordan’s Bulls were 4-0 in series against the Knicks. |

DENIS POTVIN While Potvin is loved in Long
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DENIS POTVIN
While Potvin is loved in Long Island, he is a pariah in New York City among the Rangers faithful. During the Islanders run of four straight Stanley Cups from 1980 to 1983, the Islanders, led by Potvin's physical play, eliminated the Rangers from the playoffs three years straight. Rangers fans have not forgotten either. Chants of "Potvin sucks," can still be heard 30 years later at every Rangers game, making him one of New York's most enduring villains as well as one of the city's greatest sports heroes. |

MIGUEL CABRERA Against Yankees: 43 games, .359 average,
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MIGUEL CABRERA
Against Yankees: 43 games, .359 average, .430 OBP, .731 SLG, 15 HR, 39 RBIs, 30 runs
Cabrera has made a habit of eliminating the Yankees from the playoffs. The Yankees have fallen to the Detroit Tigers in 2012 and 2011 and were beaten by Cabrera’s Florida Marlins in the 2003 World Series, thanks in large part to Cabrera’s performance against Yankee pitching. |

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TOM BRADY Against Jets: 17-5, 63.6 comp. %,
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TOM BRADY
Against Jets: 17-5, 63.6 comp. %, 5,172 yards, 31 TDs, 10 INTs, 94.6 rating, 7.92 YPA
Brady has been a terror to the Jets since he took over as the starting quarterback in 2001. His Patriots have been the dominant force in the NFC East ever since and a roadblock for the Jets. Brady has handed the Jets some memorable beat-downs as well, such as Thanksgiving 2012, where Brady threw three touchdown passes in the second quarter alone. |

MANNY RAMIREZ Against Yankees: 203 games, .322 average,
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MANNY RAMIREZ
Against Yankees: 203 games, .322 average, .413 OBP, .617 SLG, 55 HR, 165 RBIs, 139 runs
A Washington Heights native, Manny was comfortable playing in the Bronx. His hometown turned on him when he joined the Red Sox and his stellar play against the Yankees made him a villain in New York. Ramirez was a key part of the heated Yankees/Red Sox rivalry of that time and sparked the infamous brawl in Game 3 of the 2003 ALCS, where Yankees bench coach Don Zimmer was thrown to the ground. |

REGGIE MILLER Against Knicks: 67 games, 18.4 points,

REGGIE MILLER
Against Knicks: 67 games, 18.4 points, 2.9 assists, 2.8 rebounds, .450 field goal percentage
Miller?s stats against the Knicks aren?t eye popping and his shooting percentages are actually far below his career averages. However, Knicks fans who remember Miller?s infamous 8 points in 5.5 seconds in the Eastern Conference Semifinals and the unforgettable image of Miller taunting Spike Lee know there was no one more deadly against the orange and blue.

ROY HALLADAY Against Yankees: 38 starts, 253 IP,
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ROY HALLADAY
Against Yankees: 38 starts, 253 IP, 18-7, 2.98 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 195 K
Against Mets: 13 starts, 89 IP, 9-3, 3.44 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 71 K
With the Blue Jays, Halladay found success very few pitchers have had against the Bronx Bombers. After years of holding the Yankees’ sluggers in check Halladay was traded in 2009. The Yankees relief was Flushing's loss as Halladay joined the Phillies to torment the Mets. |

DESEAN JACKSON Against Giants: 35 receptions, 636 yards,
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DESEAN JACKSON
Against Giants: 35 receptions, 636 yards, 6 TDs (3 receiving, 1 rushing, 2 punt returns)
Jackson made his mark on the Giants/Eagles rivalry with one play in 2010. Dubbed "The Miracle at the New Meadowlands," Jackson returned a Matt Dodge punt for a touchdown as time expired to win the game for the Eagles, completing a 21-point fourth-quarter comeback and effectively crushing the Giants playoff hopes. The Eagles are 7-2 against the Giants when Jackson plays. |

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PAT BURRELL Against Mets: 162 games, .245 avg.,
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PAT BURRELL
Against Mets: 162 games, .245 avg., .358 OBP, .517 SLG., 42 HR, 106 RBI, 79 runs
For a fairly average player, Pat Burrell plays like superman against the Mets. The former number one draft pick has never hit more than 37 home runs in a season, but in a full season's worth of play against the Mets, Pat the Bat has 42, 16 more than he has against any other team. |

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