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Remembering the First Openly Gay Pro Athlete

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Feb 25, 2014

...from the plate with a walk and a stolen base.

Burke spent five years in the bigs, batting .248 in three years with the Dodgers before being traded to his hometown Oakland Athletics, where he hit just .228. He had two career home runs, 38 career RBI and 35 stolen bases in 225 career MLB games spanning between 1976-79.

So, why didn't we hear about Burke before? Or, for some of us, ever?

Because when Burke decided to come out, everyone around baseball decided to just plug their ears and keep the show going on.

This was the 70's after all, and although peace... (more)

Tags: baseball, mlb, history, out, espn, coming out, 2014, glenn burke, openly gay athlete, l.a. dodgers, 1978, jason collins, michael sam

There Will Never Be Another Like Jeter

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Feb 24, 2014

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Jeter, never got involved. With any of it. Baseball's kid, if you want to call him that, stuck with the same everything that got him to where he was. Same bat (Louisville slugger P72) he used since his days in the minors, same inside-out swing and the same winning attitude that even made MLB Comissioner Bud Selig say "In the 21-plus years in which I have served as Commissioner, Major League Baseball has had no finer ambassador than Derek Jeter.”

True. In an age where social media has enhanced pro athletes stardom, while also making them crash and burn, Jeter's just... (more)

Tags: baseball, mlb, new york yankees, derek jeter, 2014, al east, american league

Yanks To Go On Another Shopping Spree?

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Nov 14, 2013

...for free agency along with Hiroki Kuroda.

So what’s the plan in Yankee Universe: buy.

In an apparent move that will probably not put the Yankees near their hopeful $189 million payroll goal for 2014, Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner will look a lot more like his late father when MLB’s free-agency goes into full swing next month.

"Even with [Alex Rodriguez] as our third baseman, we will have a fair amount of money to spend to try to fill the holes, and that's what we're going to do," Steinbrenner said Tuesday night in Orlando, Fla., during a break in MLB's general... (more)

Tags: baseball, new york, yankees, mlb, 2013, offseason, 2014, hot stove, hal steinbrenner, robinson cano

A's Heading to San....Francisco?

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Nov 4, 2013

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“Now we have to do this lease quickly because Major League Baseball has injected itself into the conversations,” said an anonymous member of the Coliseum’s governing board.

Should the A’s actually move to AT&T Park, it’ll mark the first time in over 35 years that two MLB teams shared a stadium. The Yanks and Mets shared Shea Stadium for a year while Yankee Stadium was being renovated, while the Dodgers and the Angels shared Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles from 1962-65.

But this is the low-cost Oakland Athletics, moving into the not-so-low-cost AT&T... (more)

Tags: baseball, mlb, oakland athletics, san francisco giants, 2013

As If It Was Scripted: Boston Wins the World Series

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Oct 31, 2013

...in the bigs this year however. But, despite the money he spent during the offseason bringing in Shane Victorino, Jonny Gomes, Mike Napoli, he kept the underdog as just that, the underdog.

The Red Sox roster wasn’t the only ones who “started from the bottom” to open the 2013 MLB season. The entire city of Boston was. And they rode the same wagon the team rode. All the way to the top.

So it’s only fitting that after two World Series clinchers on the road in St. Louis in 2004 and in Colorado in 2007, that the Red Sox would give the fans something to run and... (more)

Tags: baseball, world series, mlb, boston red sox, 2013, boston

Time to Panic in the Bronx?

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Apr 4, 2013

...then defending American League champion Detroit Tigers for a three-game set this weekend.

0-2 isn't much to think about in a 162-game season, however, if things don't change quick, the Bombers could be looking at an 0-6 start to the year, which is much more of a task to bounce back from than 0-2, even 0-3 for that matter.

But to keep things in perspective, baseball's a long marathon. Not a race. An imperfect start definitely doesn't result in a tragic finish.

Not yet at least.

For more on the Yankees, the MLB season and more, follow me on Twitter: @MrWeisGuy.

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Tags: baseball, new york, yankees, mlb, 2013, opening week

The World Series You're Missing Out On

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Oct 28, 2011

We’ve all seen or know about Joe Carter’s game-winning home run against Philadelphia in the 1993 World Series that gave Toronto it’s second straight title, we’ve all seen or heard about Reggie Jackson’s three-home run performance in the 1977 World Series, and most have heard about Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series.

Well, for those who have not watched the 2011 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers, baseball’s 107th championship series has had just about all of that, and then some.

In case you missed it, Albert Pujols became just the... (more)

Tags: baseball, world series, mlb, history, home run, 2011, texas rangers, st. louis cardinals, david freese, game winner

2011 World Series Game 3 Cardinals v. Rangers

By TonyBerkman, published on Oct 22, 2011

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Will the flight from St. Louis to to Dallas-Fort Worth cause 2 offenses to magcially reappear. As David Boey sang "Ch.chhh.chhhh...changes" including temperatures that will be approximimately 20 degrees warmer in Texas than in Washington, a ballpark that was the leading offensive stadium in the majors for runs scored and home runs during the regular season and a Texas team that looks like it may have gained some "mojo".Tony La Russa, the Cards manager, is well aware of this difference when he said that "The ball does carry here, and you're going to have some danger... (more)

Tags: baseball, mlb, world series 2011, rangers v. cardinals, game 3 of the world series, who will win game 3 of the world series, texas ranger texans, cards

Big Bats, No Bang

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Oct 6, 2011

Walk tall and carry a big stick. Oh, and swing it.

Although they led the bigs in home runs and in overall record, it means nothing if you can't win in October. This is a well known fact among the baseball world.

(By the way, if somebody reading this sees a Yankee walking down the streets of New York within the next seven days, please feel free to remind them of the above fact.)

Although the Bronx Bombers came up with clutch hit time and time again to win games during this season, that magic seemed to elude the Yankees in the fifth and final game of the ALDS, best highlighted... (more)

Tags: baseball, mlb, playoffs, new york yankees, 2011, october, detroit tigers, postseason

The 3,000th shot heard 'round the world

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Jul 10, 2011

...to reach the milestone, respectively.

But there's more to "DJ3K" than just the career hit itself.

Jeter becomes just the 28th player in Major League history with 3,000 hits, the 14th player to do it all with one team, the fourth youngest player to do so, just the third shortstop in MLB history, the second to do it on a home run (Wade Boggs) and the first Yankee in the prestigious club.

Despite all of the great hitters in Yankee history such as Babe Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle, Maris, Munson, Jackson, Bernie Williams, Jeter is the only one in the pinstripes to hit... (more)

Tags: baseball, mlb, 2011, 000, dj3k, derek jeter, hit 3

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