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There Will Never Be Another Like Jeter

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Feb 24, 2014

It just seems fitting that a year after soon-to-be Hall-of-Famer Mariano Rivera retires, Derek Jeter is set to do the same. The final part of the core-four that was Pettitte, Posada, Mo and Jeter.

But then again, his entire career has been just that. "Fitting."

It's only fitting that the skinny shortstop out of Kalamazoo, Michigan (by way of Pequannock, New Jersey) went 0-for-6 before recording his first Major League hit when he was called up by the Yankees in 1995. Only fitting that in his full rookie year of 1996, the Yankees win their first World Series since 1978. Only... (more)

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

July 4, 1939: A Day That Will Never Be Forgotten

By Coach Phatty, published on Jul 4, 2013

I am a 60’s kid. I started watching baseball on the old black and white TV when I was about 7 or 8 years old. The first team that I ever watched was the New York Yankees and from that point on, I was forever a Yankees fan and a baseball fanatic. I tried to learn about as many famous ball players that I could and I loved so many of them.

My all-time favorite baseball player let alone my all-time favorite ATHLETE was “the Iron Horse”, Lou Gehrig…the Hall of Fame first baseman for the Yankees. I remember watching the movie “The Pride of the Yankees”, the Lou Gehrig story,... (more)

Tags: lou gehrig, new york yankees, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als), lou gehrig disease, pride of the yankees

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

Team Of Second Chances

By Deborah Horton, published on Oct 23, 2010

The Rangers are a special team. Not really because of their play, even though it has been surprising and outstanding, but because of the players who make up their team. They are a team of second chances on their way to their first chance at a World Series.

The Rangers organization kept manager Ron Washington on even after it was revealed he had a problem with cocaine. They stood behind him. They kept him in his job with the Rangers. They believed he could overcome. They took a huge chance. A risk that has paid off in Washington becoming one of those most beloved by his players... (more)

Tags: baseball, world series, mlb, new york yankees, texas rangers, alcs, josh hamilton

ALCS Preview

By Deborah Horton, published on Oct 14, 2010

You know, I have always thought that Ron Washington was a bit....different. He's just not like other managers. He makes decisions that are outside the box, and he has done so yet again for the ALCS.

Instead of going the first game with the ace of his staff Cliff Lee, Washington is going with CJ Wilson. Then, the Rangers will go with Colby Lewis, Cliff Lee, and Tommy Hunter. Very unorthodox to say the least. In another move, the Rangers will carry one less infielder and one more reliever. Washington is thinking outside the box and it just might work out for them.

The Yankees... (more)

Tags: baseball, cliff lee, mlb, new york yankees, texas rangers, alcs

Lester Rodney Helped Get Jackie in the Game

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jan 1, 2010

Lester Rodney, the sports editor and columnist for the American Communist Party newspaper the Daily Worker who crusaded to end segregation in major league baseball in the 1930s and '40s, has died. He was 98.Mr. Rodney died Sunday December 20th at his home in a retirement community in Walnut Creek, Calif., said his daughter, Amy Rodney.Beginning in the decade before Jackie Robinson suited up with the Brooklyn Dodgers and broke baseball's color barrier in 1947, Rodney began pressing for the desegregation of baseball via columns and stories in the Daily Worker's sports pages. By joining with the... (more)

Tags: jackie robinson, new york yankees, lester rodney, daily worker, sportswriter

The NY Yankees are Finally Playing It Smart

By Ed Attanasio, published on Mar 1, 2007

The main reason for this is General Manager Brian Cashman. George Steinbrenner is no longer using Cashman like a human puppet, and is letting him do his thing and pull the strings himself, and so far it looks like a very wise business decision. Georgie Porgie has a history of moving personnel around like those little pieces in a Monopoly game. The result is that the Bronx Bombers have spent more time in Marvin Gardens than they have on Park Avenue. Last season the Detroit Tigers embarrassed them so badly that the team looked like that poor sap in Monopoly jail. This year the Yanks may just... (more)

Tags: mlb, new york yankees, george steinbrenner, the yanks, bronx bombers

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