The Skipper to the Hall

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Torre giving HOF Induction speech (photo credit:[/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

MLB: ALCS-New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers

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


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


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 […]

Torre enshrined at Cooperstown

Torre at the Hall. photo credit: Milo Stewart, HOF

The charming village of Cooperstown is a buzz for the fast approaching Induction Weekend (July 25-28) kicking off next week. More than four dozen Hall of Famers are scheduled to return to help welcome the Hall of Fame newbies and drones of fans are expected more than ever. This year’s class is coined the “Super […]

Yankees Mid-season Report Card

MLB: ALCS-New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers

The Yankees were in a steady state of mediocrity for the majority of the first half, with a few flashes of greatness that made fans believe this team could be dangerous in October. The offense has been the biggest disappointment thus far, but the pitching staff has been a pleasant surprise considering all the injuries […]

Derek Jeter headlines the Yankees selected for 2014 All-Star Game

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The 2014 All-Star Game will take place in Minnesota Twins’ ballpark, Target Field. The New York Yankees will have three representatives at the Midsummer Classic. Derek Jeter, SS (14th All-Star selection) 9th starting. – Fan Vote .266/.319/.322, 81 hits, 2 home runs, 21 runs batted in Not necessarily going for his 2014 contributions but going […]

This Day In Yankees History | 1978

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#174323438 / 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 […]

Half a Season to Go

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As the 2014 season approaches the midway point so much is abundantly clear: Billy Beane is a marvel. Move over every single politician and put Billy Beane in charge of the country.  Seriously, the guy is a certified genius. What he does in Oakland with a budget of quarters that the owner discarded for laundry and […]

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 […]

Yankees game 79 lineup: 6/28/14


The Yankees will look to continue their winning ways against the Red Sox tonight in game two of a three game set. Masahiro Tanaka gets the start against Boston’s Jon Lester. Game time: 7:05 pm ET – Yankee Stadium – Bronx, NY TV: FOX Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 fm. WADO 1280 Boston Red Sox (36-44) Brock […]

Preview: Yankees at Blue Jays (6/25/14)

New York Yankees v Los Angeles Dodgers

It’s up to Hiroki Kuroda (4-5, 4.23 ERA) to salvage a win out of the series against Drew Hutchison (5-5, 3.86 ERA). Kuroda took a no hitter into the sixth inning Friday against Baltimore before giving up four hits and two runs in the inning. He had six strikeouts with just one walk in the no decision. […]

Preview: Yankees at Blue Jays (6/24/14)

This is a 2012 photo of David Phelps of the New York Yankees baseball team. This image reflects the Yankees' active roster as of Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, when this image was taken. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

David Phelps (3-4, 3.86 ERA) will look to improve upon his best outing of the year facing Mark Buehrle (10-4, 2.32 ERA) and the Jays. After a rough start to June, Phelps closed it out strong. He surrendered just two runs in his last 13 2/3 innings. He picked up his third win against the Blue Jays his […]

Preview: Yankees vs Blue Jays (6/18/14)


The Yankees opened up the critical three game series, six total this month, against the Blue Jays with a win. Chase Whitley (2-0, 2.41 ERA) takes on Mark Buehrle (10-3, 2.28 ERA) in game two tonight. Whitley has continued to improve, earning his spot in the rotation. He is coming off his best outing of the year against […]

Preview: Yankees vs Blue Jays (6/17/14)

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Masahiro Tanaka (10-1, 2.02 ERA) and the Yanks take on Marcus Stroman (3-1, 5.18 ERA) and the AL East leading Blue Jays in the first game of six being played this month. The Blue Jays had the honor of being Tanaka’s first MLB opponents on April 4th, now they will be the first team to […]

Preview: Yankees at Athletics (6/14/14)


The Yankees will turn to Hiroki Kuroda (4-4, 4.12 ERA) to extend their four game winning streak against Scott Kazmir (7-2, 2.20) and the A’s. Kuroda had a seven inning, two run performance against the Royals on Saturday in his second succesful June outing. However, he was tagged with the loss after his offense, if you can call it that, went […]

Gary Sanchez benched in Trenton for disciplinary reasons

Gary Sanchez has been benched for disciplinary reasons (Photo: Trenton Thunder/

Top Yankee prospect Gary Sanchez has found himself in the doghouse at Double-A Trenton, where he has been benched for disciplinary reasons. Sanchez was originally in Wednesday’s lineup before being scratched, and was on the bench again on Thursday. After Thursday’s game, Franklin clarified the situation for Trentonian beat writer Nick Peruffo. “It was disciplinary action,” […]

The June Yankees Quiz


If you are reading this then you know about the paucity of offense the past couple of weeks and about the untimely bullpen hiccups and defensive miscues that have cost them games.  Sure this could be another article heavy in sabermetrics that does nothing more than clamor about how the sky is falling.  Or it […]

Fill in the Blank Day at the Stadium

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Sports media could not help but repeat and rehash how the Pirates had not won in the Bronx since 1960, and their last trip there was in 2007, the last year of the Torre era.  Case in point: always looking to the past. What no one seemed to care to mention was that Gerrit Cole […]