October Playoff Moments: When Old Yankee Stadium Rocked!

'96 Yanks World Series Champs

I know what you’re thinking. It’s October and the New York Yankees are nowhere to be found. Fear not, I have the perfect elixir for the lack of postseason noise emanating from the Bronx, this postseason. Although Yankee Stadium II turned out the lights for good after the 2008 season, I reflect and list my top […]

One last captain curtain call

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I feel bad for the poor bastards that just couldn’t hold it anymore. Thursday night, there had to be people that were at the stadium but in the bathroom when one of the unequivocally best things that has happened in the new Yankee Stadium took place. At the urinal or in the stall, perhaps washing […]

Oh Captain, My Captain!

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It was business as usual on February 12th as I sat in my office, doing work and occasionally checking out my Twitter feed. All was well in the world as baseball was right around the corner with pitchers and catchers getting ready to report to Spring Training. Hope was in the air for the 2014 […]

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 […]

Derek Jeter Yankee Stadium Moments

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These Jeter games, I’ve seen a few but still I face, the final countdown. As Derek Jeter readies to play his final home game at Yankee Stadium, along with a few more at Fenway Park, I thought it would be fun to embark on a journey of Jeter games I’ve witnessed in person. Not included […]

Even For Yankees Icons Tough Going Out On Top

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Most players don’t go out on top.  Likely because most players don’t want to leave with something still left in the tank or they simply don’t have enough left in the tank to leave at the pinnacle of their respective sport.  In the case of Derek Jeter, his storybook career would suggest a sixth title […]

Derek Jeter Day At Yankee Stadium

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Class. Clutch. Captain. For this generation, Derek Sanderson Jeter is Yankees baseball. Jeter is everything that is right about the game and carries himself the right way, both on and off the field. He is the Batman of Gotham, out in the night but never quite fully unmasked and yet whenever signaled, always came through […]

Command and Sinker Will Be Key to Hill’s Success

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With Matt Thornton claimed off waivers by the Washington Nationals, the Yankees have found themselves a new lefty arm out of the bullpen. Journeyman lefthander Rich Hill, who was signed by the Red Sox, released by the Red Sox, signed again by the Red Sox, purchased by the Angels, released by the Angels, and signed […]

Joe Torre’s Number Retired In Monument Park

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In Yankee lore, the number six has been worn by a prominent group of players. The list encompasses the likes of Roy White, Clete Boyer, Bobby Brown, Andy Carey, Joe Gordon, Tony Lazzeri and even for a short time, Mickey Mantle. Wearing it last as a player was Tony Fernandez, in 1995. Donning the number […]

Top of the Yankees Lineup Has Gotten Back To Business

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(New York Daily News) The Yankees eked out a close one yesterday, as they were saved by another strong performance by Shane Greene and a timely hit by the captain. This much-needed win halted a five game losing streak that dropped the Yanks to 8 games back in the AL East and 4.5 back of […]

Pulling A Yankees Lineup Out Of A Hat?

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It was April 21, 1977, New York Yankees Manager Billy Martin, picked his lineup by pulling names out of a hat, against the Toronto Blue Jays. That game was won by the Yanks, 8-6. At this rate, it may not be a bad idea for skipper Joe Girardi to follow suit. It is quite hard […]

20 Years Later: The 1994 New York Yankees

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The 1994 New York Yankees epitomized the true meaning of team. Well balanced with grinders, veterans, up and comers and role players all around. While perhaps not as good on paper as their championship successors of the 1990′s, they had a special vibe about them. Then, the music stopped. Being from Albany, NY, that season […]

Preview: Yankees vs Indians (8/10/14)

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The rubber match against the Tribe goes to Hiroki Kuroda (7-7, 3.07 ERA) and Carlos Carrasco (3-4, 3.88 ERA). Kuroda held the Tigers to three runs and six hits in seven innings his last time out in a no decision. In his last three outings he is 1-1 with a 4.58 ERA. In three career starts against Cleveland, […]

Luis Severino hits the DL with oblique injury

Luis Severino has landed on the DL with an oblique injury. (Photo: Trenton Thunder/Facebook.com)

  TRENTON – Luis Severino, arguably the top prospect in the Yankees’ organization, has been placed on the disabled list at Double-A Trenton with an oblique injury. The 20-year-old Severino has dominated at Charleston and Tampa this season, and looked very sharp in his first three starts with the Thunder. In 21 starts over three […]

Yankees Lineup: Game 116 8/9/14

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It’s the day of the Warrior at Yankee stadium, everyone in attendance should be in for a treat. Injuries are still an issue. Mark Teixeira and Brian McCann are both out of the lineup today. Brandon McCarthy takes the hill, here’s the lineup and here’s a preview. Game time: 1:10 pm ET – Yankee Stadium […]

The Skipper to the Hall

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Torre giving HOF Induction speech (photo credit: AOL.com)[/caption] Sue’s Notes on Torre’s Induction Speech: So, as you all must know by now, I am the Special Events Assistant at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. All summer, I dealt directly with the private and hospitality side of the: HOFers, Inductees, and their families […]

Trade Deadline: Yankees Last Minute Rundown

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It’s Thursday morning and we are just mere hours away from the 4pm trade deadline. This year the Yankees have been connected to some of the usual big names, along with some very under the radar guys. I have no doubt that general manager Brian Cashman will make at least one move at some point […]

Preparing for Michael Pineda’s Return

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This year’s Yankees team seems to have the opposite problem than that of last year—instead of all the position players being injured, it’s been the pitchers who have spent the most time on the disabled list. It’s produced a similar result: through this point last season, the Yankees were 4 games over .500 and had been […]

Yankees game 107 lineup: 7/30/14

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After a close loss and escaping with victory at the door of defeat, the Yankees will turn to Hiroki Kuroda for the rubber match of the three-game series in Texas. The Texas Rangers will send Colby Lewis to the mound. Brian McCann is getting the day off tonight and Brian Roberts is not in the […]

Scouting Report on Shane Greene

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With 80% of the Bombers’ Opening Day rotation now on the disabled list, Brian Cashman has had to get creative in finding arms to surround last man standing Hiroki Kuroda. His most recent addition is rookie Shane Greene, a guy who came up for one forgotten relief appearance in April and has even less name recognition […]