About Brian Capozzi

I have been a lifelong Yankee fan ever since my father took me to my first game when I was a child. We had seats in the first row, right next to the Yankees dugout. From that moment, I was hooked. I am constantly chatting about the Yankees on Twitter, so please follow me and join in the conversation (@brian_capozzi).

Thank You, Captain Jeter

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It’s a rainy day in the Tri-State area. Very October-like. Today is supposed to be Derek Jeter’s final regular season game in pinstripes. While many fans would prefer a sunny, warm, fall-like day, perhaps it’s appropriate that it’s rainy, because today is a sad day. Let’s just hope Mother Nature cooperates enough to allow The […]

This Day In Yankees History | 1978

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#174323438 / gettyimages.com On July 2, 1978, the Yankees were scheduled to play a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers. In the first game, Ron Guidry took a 12-0 record onto the mound at Yankee Stadium with a chance at finishing the day with the best start to a season in Yankees history. In usual Guidry […]

Derek Jeter’s ‘The Dive’ Happened 10 Years Ago Today

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Today marks the 10th anniversary of one of Derek Jeter‘s most memorable moments in pinstripes. A game was being played in The Bronx on July 1, 2004 between the Yankees and the Red Sox. The pitching match-up for the game was between Yankees rookie Brad Halsey, and the thorn in every Yankees fans side, Pedro […]

Mick Kelleher’s Man of the Week – Carlos Beltran

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Congratulations to Carlos Beltran on being BronxPinstripes.com Man of the Week for 2nd week of the 2014 season. Beltran was one of the biggest pick-up for the Yankees during free agency in the offseason, landing a 3-year, $45 million contract with the Yankees in early December 2013. Once the signing was official, there was a […]

Mick Kelleher’s Man of the Week – Yangervis Solarte

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Congratulations to Yangervis Solarte on being BronxPinstripes.com 1st Man of the Week for 2014. If this was a surprise to anybody out there, you must have been living under a rock for the past month. The Yankees, along with their fans, had no idea who would be able to fill the shoes of Alex Rodriguez […]

2013 BronxPinstripes.com End-of-Year MLB Awards

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I recently polled the staff of BronxPintripes.com on who they think will win the main end-of-year MLB awards for the 2013 season. The main award categories that were selected include: AL/NL Rookie of the Year; AL/NL Cy Young, AL/NL Manager of the Year; and AL/NL MVP. Please leave comments below, and let us know your […]

This day in history | 1996

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On November 5, 1996, Derek Jeter was the unanimous selection by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) for the American League Rookie of the Year. Jeter, who hit .314 on the season, with 10 home runs, and 71 RBI’s, played a huge role in the leading the Yankees to their first World Series championship […]

Yankees Player of the Week: June 24-June 30

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In yet another dark, dismal week for the Yankees, the lone bright spot was that Robinson Cano finally came out of his batting slump to hit .429 on the week, with a .500 OBP. With 9 hits, including a home run, 3 RBI’s, and 3 runs scored. After barely beating the Texas Rangers in the […]

Yankees Player of the Week: June 17-June 23

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The 11th week of the season proved to be yet another tough week for the Yankees. They finished the week with a 3-3 record, by splitting the two-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers, as well as splitting the 4-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays. For the 11th week of the season, the Yankees […]

Mariano Wants to Close the ASG, Not Start It

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With the Major League Baseball All-Star Game schedule to be played on Tuesday, July 16 in Flushing, there is a lot of buzz on social media petitioning for the great Mariano Rivera to start the midsummer classic in this, his final MLB season. When asked about this prior to Sunday’s Old Timers Day festivities at […]

Yankees Player of the Week: June 10-June 16

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The 10th week of the season proved to be a tough week for the Yankees. They were swept by the Athletics in Oakland, and lost the first 2 games of the 3 game series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to finish the week with a dismal 1-5 record. For the 10th week of […]

Yankees Player of the Week: June 3-June 9

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In a week that saw the Yankees sweep the Cleveland Indians, and take 3 out of 4 from the Seattle Mariners, the New York Yankees player of the week is Brett Gardner. Gardy has been flying under the radar for most of the season while putting together a career season. Over the last 7 days, […]

Yankees Player of the Week: May 27-June 2

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In a week that found the Yankees struggle to click offensively, where the pitching staff kept the team in most of the games to give the  offense a chance, the Yankees player of the week for May 28-June 2 is CC Sabathia. After losing 5 straight games, including an abysmal 4 game series against the […]

On This Day in History | 1946

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On May 28, 1946, Yankee Stadium hosted it’s first night game. While the outcome of the game would not be what the fans were hoping for, a 2-1 loss (box score) to the Washington Senators, the Yankees would go on to have many, many memorable games under the lights in the Bronx in both the […]

Yankees Players of the Week: May 20-May 27

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Since yesterday was Memorial Day, and I was unable to get in front of a computer, today’s Yankees Player of the Week will be based off of performance from May 20 through May 27. The Yankees player of the week for the 8th week of the season is… David Adams. The Yankees rookie, who made his […]

Yankees Players of the Week: May 6-May 12

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This is an absolute no-brainer. The Yankees player of the week from May 6 through May 12 is 1st year Yankee Vernon Wells. In my mind, Wells might have had one of the best weeks of anyone this season. He hit .360 on the week, with 3 HRs, and 7 RBIs. starting the week against Colorado, […]

Yankees Players of the Week: April 29-May 5

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For the first time this season, the player of the week honors will be shared between two Yankee hurlers, Phil Hughes (Player of the week from April 22-28) and Hiroki Kuroda (1st time honor). In a week where the Yankees played .500 baseball (3-3), the team was bolstered by two incredible outings from an aging veteran, […]

Yankees Player of the Week: April 22-28

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The Yankees player of the week for the fourth week of the season goes to Phil Hughes. In a week where the Yankees bats were fairly quiet, Hughes stepped it up. Unfortunately, Hughes was not able to pick up a win this past week as he pitched two no-decision games; but his dominance showed as he […]

Yankees Player of the Week: April 15-21

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For a team that most people were ready to write off before the season started, the Yankees had a strong third week of the season. The teams record for the week was a respectable 4-2, winning two of three games against both the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the Toronto Blue Jays. The player of the week […]

On This Day in History | 1949

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On this day 64 years ago, it was Opening Day of the 1949 season. Slightly over eight months after the passing of The Sultan of Swat, Babe Ruth, the Yankees unveiled a monument in his honor in center field next to other Yankee legends Lou Gehrig and Miller Huggins. The Yankees would go on win […]