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Archive for May, 2011

New York Yankees: Curtis Granderson Among 6 Bombers »

At the moment, the New York Yankees remain the leaders of the American League standings with the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays directly behind them. Facing multiple ups and downs this season such as the injuries of Phil Hughes and Rafael Soriano, the early success of pitchers A.J. Burnett and Bartolo Colon and the unfortunate [...]

Mariano Rivera: 1,000 Games for the New York Yankees »

Yesterday, when Mariano Rivera entered the game in the ninth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays, he became the first pitcher to ever appear in 1,000 games for the same team and the 15th pitcher overall to accomplish the feat. In those 1,000 games, Mo has pitched in 1,171 innings, has struck out 1,068, has an ERA of 2.22, a WHIP of 1.002 and an [...]

New York Yankees: Looking Back at the Blue Jays Series »

In case you've been living under a rock, let me just state that Curtis Granderson has been the Yankees' best player so far this season.That distinction has earned him some extra attention from the YES Network.Before the Blue Jays came to town this week, YES ran a series of promos for the series that featured major league home run leader [...]

Put ’em in Pinstripes: Players the New York »

Sitting at 27-21 through the first two months of the season may sound satisfying to some teams, but it definitely does not for the New York Yankees.Yes, they are atop of baseball's best division, but it is evident the Bombers would have an extremely tough time competing for a title with their current roster.Because of a relatively stagnant [...]

New York Yankees Bill “Moose” Skowron: It »

Bill Skowron played first base for the New York Yankees from 1954-62.He was a powerful right-handed hitter who was hurt by the great distances to left field (402 ft to the bullpen gate) and left center field (457 ft), but had great power to opposite field and occasionally took advantage of Yankee Stadium's short porch in right field (344 ft). [...]

MLB Rumors: Would It Make Sense for the Yankees to »

Over the weekend, we saw the first part of the Subway Series between the Yankees and Mets, a series the Yankees were able to take at Yankee Stadium.While the series has come and gone, it had a lot of people discussing a possible trading scenario between the crosstown rivals.Last week, I brought up a scenario of the Yankees possibly going after [...]

Joe DiMaggio’s Streak, Game 10: Watching »

Joe DiMaggio's Streak: Game 10, May 24, 1941 Earl Lewis lived in the Upper West Side of New York City. Just a couple of blocks from the American Museum of Natural History at 79th Street and Central Park West, Lewis’ digs were simple, inexpensive and, besides, he figured something big was in his life. At 21, he wasn’t sure yet, but he [...]

MLB: Alex Rodriguez and a History of Seven Numbers »

Dial 867-5309 For HistoryBaseball has a love affair with history.  It also has a love affair with numbers.  Baseball has more numbers than stairs in Manhattan, and some of them happen to be extremely famous. While not to the same magnitude as Major League Baseball, music has some pretty famous numbers as well. “1979” by [...]

New York Yankees: 5 Ways the Bombers Can Turn Their »

The New York Yankees have had a relatively strong season so far, spending most of 2011 in or around first place in the American League East.  Still, the road ahead will be a difficult one, with the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays rebounding tremendously from their slow starts. More importantly, the team as it currently stands has some [...]

2011 New York Yankees: 5 Biggest Disappointments of »

After a season in which the New York Yankees won 95 games and lost in the American League Championship Series, expectations were unusually low for the Bronx Bombers. With rival Boston Red Sox bringing in Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford and the Yankees failing to land a big fish in free agency, namely Cliff Lee, the Yanks entered 2011 as [...]

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