Jeter and the Mets

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For almost two decades, Derek Jeter has torched the Mets. Much to the delight of Yankee fans, they’ve watched Jeter get hit after hit after hit against the crosstown rivals, ever since interleague play began back in 1997. For Mets fans, they couldn’t be happier to see him go. Jeter owns a career slash line […]

Ellsbury joins a distinguished list

The Yankees signed Jacoby Ellsbury to a 7 year, $153 M contract this offseason.

Tonight’s Yankees-Red Sox game will have a little extra juice to it. Not only because Masahiro Tanaka will make his first start at Fenway, but because Jacoby Ellsbury will make his return to the place he called home for seven years. He isn’t the first high-profile player to switch his red socks for pinstripes, and […]

A Look Back: ’01 World Series Game 5

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Enough of these drastically low temperatures and snow! Let’s flashback to a warm, epic Yankees moment for a second. Here’s something besides the MLB Hot Stove to keep you cozy during the dreadful offseason. Please, join me in reminiscing back to the heyday of the Core Four and getting the drama of baseball back pumping […]

A fan’s reaction to last week

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After some time it is now acceptable to talk about it: Robinson Cano leaving the Yankees.  I am sure all the fans who were traveling are now caught up, and those fans who were left with mouths agape are finally able to close them.  Robinson Cano leaving the Yankees was as jarring to the Universe […]

Superfan “Freddy Sez” tribute (May 23, 1925 – October 17, 2010)

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It was a crisp fall day, some four years ago. At 5am, in the early morning darkness, I found myself wandering the streets of the Bronx, to get front-row, “standing room only” seats, for the first time in my life, to celebrate a Yankees World Series Championship, with the Ticker Tape Parade. Wrapped up in […]

On this day in history | 1961

Maris follows through as he watches his 61st home run of the season head out to right field. (Credit: Associated Press)

With the entire country watching, after months of pressure and stress, Roger Maris stepped into the batters box in the bottom of the fourth inning against the Red Sox and pitcher Tracy Stallard. He then connected on his 61st home run of the year, breaking Babe Ruth‘s 34-year old record of 60 in a single […]

Perfect Mo-ment

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He looked toward the dugout and a smile broke out onto his face. His brothers were coming to get him. Grinning, Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter were making the slow walk out to the mound. Pettitte signaled for a new pitcher then put out his hand to take the ball. The smile on Mariano Rivera‘s […]

David Robertson named New York Yankees nominee for the 2013 Roberto Clemente Award

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David Robertson was announced as the New York Yankees nominee for the 2013 Roberto Clemente Award. Named after the 15-time All-Star and Hall of Fame outfielder Roberto Clemente; the award is in recognition of a player who best represents the game of baseball in positive ways on and off the field. This includes sportsmanship and […]

On This Day in History | 1996

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In May of 1996, David Cone underwent surgery on an aneurysm in his pitching shoulder. The operation was both career and life threatening, but he triumphantly returned on this date with a memorable performance. Cone tossed seven no-hit innings against the Oakland A’s, throwing just 85 pitches and notching six strikeouts. Manager Joe Torre pulled […]

Sori, Jeter and Mo: just like old times

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Bob Sheppard’s voice boomed over the PA system. Derek Jeter homered. Alfonso Soriano homered. Hideki Matsui was given a standing ovation. Mariano Rivera pitched a spotless ninth, and the Yankees won by a score of 6-5 against Tampa Bay. No, this isn’t a summary of a game from 2003. It’s what happened yesterday afternoon at […]

Rivera finishes where he started

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When I saw Mariano Rivera warm up in the seventh inning of last night’s All-Star Game, I couldn’t believe it. I kept thinking: “how could Jim Leyland put a man with 638 saves in his Hall of Fame career in for the eighth? Why with a three-run lead would you play it so safe? I […]

Spoiled by success

This is the core group of catalysts to the Yankees enjoyed success for more than a decade

For the first time ever, the Bronx Pinstripes writers united yesterday in the place where all of our inspiration is drawn from, Yankee Stadium, as a way of catching up with each other while catching a ballgame on a beautiful day in the Bronx. Our outing was quickly spoiled though by a Yankee loss due […]

Remembering the voice of Yankee Stadium

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“Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Yankee Stadium.” His legacy is remembered as being one of the most iconic sports announcers in history, with one of the most distinct, smooth, clear voices to ever call the game. Reggie Jackson coined him the “Voice of God.” We will forever love and miss the sweet sounds […]

Short memory for Mo

Mariano walks off the mound after last night's blown save, already looking forward to the next save opportunity (Photo Credit: John Munson/THE STAR-LEDGER)

It was bound to happen. Coming into last night’s game against the Mets, Rivera had converted 18 saves in a row to begin the season – impressive for anyone, let alone a man who is 43-years of age. Before last night, Rivera was 22 for 24 in save opportunities against the crosstown rivals, including the […]

Deja Vu all over again

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The Yankees will enter the 2013 season without an offensive-minded catcher for the first time in about 17 years. The departure of Russell Martin has left much to be desired offensively from the current crop of backstops, mainly Francisco Cervelli – who figures to be the starter -  and likely backup Chris Stewart. The situation […]

From intern to GM, Cashman deserves respect

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When Brian Cashman began his internship with the Yankees in 1987, he saw then GM Woody Woodward buckle under The Boss. Nicknamed The Pharmacist because of his trove of stress-relieving medication, Woodward resigned after one year. Being the General Manager for the Yankees under George Steinbrenner was just as good as an internship it seemed […]

Yankee Super Bowl Picks

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The wait is over.  ESPN’s two-week orgy of analysis is mercifully done and we can finally watch the Ravens and the 49ers battle in Super Bowl XLVII.  We thought it would be fun to check in with some Yankees and ask them what their picks were for the Big Game.  Check them out.  (Watch Brosius […]

Talkin’ Baseball with a Confederate Yankee

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The words “Yankee” and “Alabama” are about as incongruous as A.J. McCarron sporting an Auburn t-shirt, but what if I told you one of the most passionate Yankee fans on the planet, the owner of the finest collection of Bomber memorabilia south of Cooperstown, resides in the heart of Dixie? David Wininger, now 71, was […]

MLB to expand drug testing

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A day after controversial Hall of Fame results, Major League Baseball and the Players Union have agreed on expanding the league’s drug testing program, according to sources.The agreement will introduce in-season random blood testing for HGH. Back in November of 2011, players agreed upon such testing, but only during Spring Training and the offseason. This […]

Former Yankee Hideki Matsui to Retire

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Fan favorite and baseball icon Hideki Matsui will retire after 10 years in the major leagues, according to sources. Matsui played 10 years in Japan prior to coming to the states before the 2003 season. That year, he finished second in the Rookie Of the Year voting to Kansas City Royals’ shortstop Angel Berroa. During […]