New York Yankees

Yogi Berra refused to set foot inside Yankee Stadium for 14 years

Yogi Berra refused to set foot inside Yankee Stadium for 14 years
May 16, 2014 No Comments »

Are some people magic? It’s hard to believe that it’s possible, but if anyone ever was it’s Lawrence Peter Berra. You know him as Yogi — the world knows him as Yogi — and he’s been charmed his entire life. However, despite ... Read More »

Babe Ruth and baseball’s most famous bellyache

Babe Ruth and baseball’s most famous bellyache
November 29, 2012 No Comments »

Even in the 1920s before the advent of cable news channels and social media, when you were the most famous athlete in America, your health was front page headlines. Over the winter months of 1924-1925, Babe Ruth – possibly the ... Read More »

Tony Pena still making his mother proud

Tony Pena still making his mother proud
October 31, 2012 No Comments »

When Tony Pena was a boy growing up in the Dominican Republic, playing baseball for money was a pipe dream. It was the stuff of fantasy. Tony was naive enough to entertain that fantasy, dreaming of being like Manny Sanguillen ... Read More »

When Reggie blasted three homers in Game Six of the ’77 World Series

When Reggie blasted three homers in Game Six of the ’77 World Series
October 28, 2012 No Comments »

“Love me or hate me, but you can’t ignore me.” That’s what Reggie Jackson said after his spectacular performance in the 1977 World Series when he belted three home runs in Game Six against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Now, 35 ... Read More »

VIDEO: Introductions before Game One of the ’81 World Series, DiMaggio throws first pitch

VIDEO: Introductions before Game One of the ’81 World Series, DiMaggio throws first pitch
October 18, 2012 No Comments »

There’s so much to enjoy about this video from ABC Sports’ broadcast of Game One of the 1981 World Series on October 20, 1981 from Yankee Stadium. There’s the network programming message that includes clips from Happy Days and Laverne ... Read More »

VIDEO: Chambliss’s homer ends Yankees 12-year pennant drought in ’76

VIDEO: Chambliss’s homer ends Yankees 12-year pennant drought in ’76
October 17, 2012 No Comments »

It only took one pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game Five of the 1978 ALCS for Chris Chambliss to end the suspense. On the first offering he saw from Kansas City reliever Mark Littell, the Yankee ... Read More »

Only three players have hit walk-off home runs to win a pennant

Only three players have hit walk-off home runs to win a pennant
October 17, 2012 No Comments »

Within the next few days, as the League Championship Series in both leages advance to their later stages, “hero opportunities” will arise. What’s a hero opportunity? It’s when a player has a chance to make history by being the hero ... Read More »

Top 20 Yankees of all-time according to WAR

Top 20 Yankees of all-time according to WAR
October 9, 2012 1 Comment »

I don’t know nearly enough about the “guts” of WAR to know whether it’s great, good, bad, pitiful, or somewhere in between. This IS NOT an article to discuss the merits of Wins Above Replacement (WAR), it’s an article to try ... Read More »

O’Neill was key cog in Yankee dynasty

O’Neill was key cog in Yankee dynasty
August 25, 2012 No Comments »

When he was six years old, little Paul O’Neill and his father attended a Reds/Pirates game at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. The boy posed for a photo holding a toy bat, and luck would have it that Pittsburgh star Roberto ... Read More »

All-Star center fielder Mick the Quick was one of a kind

All-Star center fielder Mick the Quick was one of a kind
August 23, 2012 No Comments »

Sitting in his office at The Big A in Anaheim in 1974, Angels’ manager Bobby Winkles was asked to describe his star center fielder Mickey Rivers. Reporters surrounding his desk watched in amusement as Winkles stared at his wall, scrunched ... Read More »