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Don Mattingly Is in a Class with Yankees’ Greats »

Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra were two great New York Yankees hitters that were difficult to strike out. Each played in an era when a strikeout was viewed as a failure and minor disgrace.Don Mattingly was another great hitter that didn't strike out often, and he played in an era when a strikeout was often thought of as just another out. During [...]

Joba Chamberlain Has Surgery After Suffering »

Joba Chamberlain's rocky road back to the New York Yankees took a big hit on Thursday when he dislocated his right ankle playing with his son, according to Jack Curry of the YES Network.  Cashman said Joba injured himself while playing with his son. They were jumping around on a "trampoline" of sorts.— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) March [...]

Joba Chamberlain: Chamberlain Has Surgery on »

Joba Chamberlain suffered an "open dislocation" while jumping on a trampoline-type object with his son, tweets Jack Curry of the YES Network.While playing with his son on Thursday, Chamberlain rolled his ankle and dislocated it. He was taken to the hospital and had surgery to fix the damage.According to Curry's tweets, Brian Cashman called it a [...]

New York Yankees: Why Derek Jeter Should Not Lead off »

This article will not be about why Derek Jeter is not a good player. It will be about why Derek Jeter’s skills at this point in his career are more suited to being a No. 2 hitter, and why the Yankees would be better off with Brett Gardner or Curtis Granderson in the leadoff spot. Batting first only matters in the first inning, because [...]

New York Yankees: A Full Preview of the 2012 Projected »

When you look at the end of March, there's two things that come to mind.The NCAA March Madness tournament is in full swing, but will eventually end soon, allowing for the return of Major League Baseball.For Yankee fans: Circle the date April 6, which will be opening night in Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays.When we last saw the Yankees, [...]

Nick Swisher Not Hurt Badly, But Yankees Lack Depth in »

Over at the Pinstriped Bible (full disclosure: I own the damned thing), Rebecca Glass discusses Nick Swisher’s double-groin injury. Parenthetically, in my ignorance of anatomy I tend to think of “groin” in the singular rather than the plural, as the Man with Two Groins automatically suggests an old-school carnival sideshow or Tod [...]

Yogi Berra’s Incredible Feat for the Yankees »

The New York Yankees won the 1950 pennant, edging out the second-place Detroit Tigers by three games and the third-place Boston Red Sox by four games. The Yankee scored 914 runs, averaged 5.90 runs a game, batted .282 and hit 159 home runs. They had 687 walks and struck out 458 times, which includes 47 walks and 72 strikeouts by pitchers.Try to [...]

Yogi Berra’s “Bad” 1957 Yankees »

Yogi Berra had a "bad" season in 1957. Fifty-five years later, we realize that Berra had a very good season. How could that happen? In the 21st century, we have sabermetricians that help us evaluate the importance of specific statistics. On Aug. 28, 1957, Berra was quoted by writer Milt Richman as saying that he was having a "lousy year." He was [...]

Alex Rodriguez Continues to Make New York Yankees Fans »

This entire spring, Alex Rodriguez has looked like the A-Rod of old. He has been hitting the ball all over the field and has driven in runs on the regular.He does not to appear to have any nagging injuries or be held back by anything. At 36 years old, Rodriguez has become an injury-prone player.However, this offseason Rodriguez received treatment [...]

Nick Swisher Injury: Where Bombers Can Turn to Fill »

As spring training begins to gain a head of steam and players continue to work toward getting into baseball shape, injuries also begin to pile up.It happens to every team in the sport at one point or another, but injuries, both major and minor, are as much a part of the game as pitching and hitting. It was the Yankees turn to be bitten by the [...]

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