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Mickey Mantle Was Criticized for Not Hitting Important »

Mickey Mantle won the Triple Crown in 1956, batting .353 with 52 home runs and 130 RBIs. My brother and I often heard some of our friends that didn't exactly root for Mantle or the New York Yankees claim that Mantle usually hit home runs when the Yankees were well ahead or far behind. Baseball-Reference has posted data that allow us to discover if [...]

Yankees Cologne: Bombers Take Merchandising Too Far »

If you're a fan of the New York Yankees, the best way to show your allegiance is to wear a Yankees cap.If you must, you can also boast about the team's 27 world championships. Just don't be surprised when your audience responds by rolling his/her/their eyes.Maybe these things aren't enough for you. Maybe you don't want people to just see that [...]

Yu Darvish Faces Hiroki Kuroda in Tonight’s »

On Tuesday night in Texas, two natives of Japan will match up when the Yankees’ Hiroki Kuroda takes the mound against the Rangers’ Yu Darvish. Here’s Kuroda (via The LoHud Yankees Blog): “This is not a one-on-one game,” he said. “It’s the Rangers against the Yankees. I’m going to do as much as [...]

Jose Campos Proves Human, Still Pitches Great in »

New York Yankees prospect Jose Campos had been nearly unhittable in his three starts prior to Sunday's start against West Virginia.Campos did not factor in the decision—the River Dogs came back from a 3-0 deficit in the bottom of the ninth—but he still pitched very well.In six innings of work, Campos allowed two runs on eight hits and [...]

MLB Prospects: Minor League Pitchers Who Have »

As we’re now nearly 20 games into the minor league baseball season, there are a slew of notable players who are on fire at various levels. Earlier today, I identified some of the hottest pitchers throughout the minor leagues. But for every pitching prospect off to a blistering start, there's one who has struggled mightily to begin the [...]

Marty Appel’s Pinstripe Empire and the Legend of »

Say "Yankee Stadium," and fans think "World Series." The New York Yankees have won 108 World Series games, but, ironically, they lost the first one ever played at the Stadium.In his new book, Pinstripe Empire, Marty Appel sheds new light on the first World Series home run hit at Yankee Stadium. The New York Giants had beaten the Yankees in the [...]

New York Yankees: Trying to Figure out Derek »

Remember when everyone said that Derek Jeter looked finished?I bet not too many people are saying that right now. Not after the start he's having to the 2012 season.Entering Tuesday night's game, Jeter is hitting an amazing .411 with four home runs and 13 RBI and an on-base percentage of .436.Those aren't just good numbers, those are All-Star [...]

MLB: Will Derek Jeter Pass Hank Aaron on the All-Time »

In a recent Bleacher Report Article, New York Yankees Captain Derek Jeter is a Renaissance Man, I wrote that the seemingly rejuvenated New York Yankee captain is on track to have an enormous year. With last night’s 4-5 performance versus the Texas Rangers, Jeter is hitting an eye-popping .411 (30 hits in 73 at-bats) with an OPS of [...]

New York Yankees Look to Stay Hot Against Yu Darvish »

The Texas Rangers have become one of the top dogs in the American League for the past few years. They are coming of two consecutive World Series appearances and, despite coming away empty handed both times, they don't seem to be distracted by the disappointment.The Rangers were coming off an 8-1 road trip, which set a franchise record, before [...]

New York Yankees: Review of April 16-22 Predictions »

Here we are again for another week of New York Yankees predictions. The Yankees were able to split their four game series with the Minnesota Twins. Then they won the two games they played against their division rival Red Sox.They start the week in Texas against the Rangers. Then they come back home for a series against the Detroit [...]

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