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New York Yankees: Updating Every Major Injury on »

The New York Yankees (26-21) are riding a five-game winning streak as of Memorial Day 2012.I'm updating each of the team's major injuries at this famous benchmark of the MLB season.Changes in the statuses of these players occasionally go unreported, but I've gone to great lengths to obtain the latest information.Read on for news concerning Brett [...]

Derek Jeter Shuns Time, Sets Sights on Cal Ripken Jr. »

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has written a storybook career many aspiring baseball players can only dream of. During his 18-year career, Jeter has treated the Big Apple to spectacular defensive plays, thrilling game-winning hits and euphoric taste of five World Series championships. A slew of memories seared into the minds of millions, [...]

New York Yankees: Why Hiroki Kuroda Is Pitching Better »

On Sunday, the Yankees were looking to complete a three-game sweep of the Oakland A's at O.co Coliseum.The Yankees were sending up Hiroki Kuroda on the mound, who at the time, had a 3-6 record with a 4.56 ERA.In Kuroda's previous nine starts, you weren't sure which pitcher would show up; the one that will be very sharp or the one that looks [...]

New York Yankees: 7 Candidates for the MLB Hall of »

The 2012 New York Yankees are a difficult team to assess. They might win their 28th World Series. They might not even make the playoffs.There are five Yankees that are virtual locks for the Hall of Fame.Just as this year's team fate is uncertain, there are two players whose Hall of Fame chances are uncertain.Here we go.Begin Slideshow

Yankees History: George Steinbrenner a Laughingstock »

On June 22, 1988, the New York Yankees had completed a nine-game road trip in which they lost seven games. Mr. George Steinbrenner fired manager Billy Martin for the fifth time. The Yankees owner’s actions often made him the laughingstock of the sports world.Martin replaced Lou Piniella as manager at the start of the 1988 season after Mr. [...]

New York Yankees: Maybe It Is Time for the »

Yankee fans probably know by now that the son of George shot down reports in the New York Daily News earlier this week that the Yankees were for sale.Managing partner Hal Steinbrenner, who now runs the most famous franchise in American sports with brother Hank, called the report "complete fiction."He said he expected his family to own the [...]

Tony Lazzeri’s Two Grand Slams Helped the New »

It happened 56 years ago. On May 24, 1936, the New York Yankees were visiting the Philadelphia Athletics. The Athletics scored their only two runs in the first inning. It wasn’t enough. Shortstop Frankie Crosetti hit a pair of home runs and Joe DiMaggio hit one, but that was nothing. Tony Lazzeri batted in the second inning with the bases [...]

Bronx Bombs: Ten Years of Yankees Pitching Duds »

Quacky curmudgeon Scrooge McDuck had a giant silo of gold coins to swim in.  Eccentric pop icon Michael Jackson owned the Elephant Man’s dirty old bones.  "Big Pants" MC Hammer bought a $12 million mansion that housed nearly 20 racehorses. Just because you have loads of cash doesn’t mean you always spend it [...]

New York Yankees: What If Betances and Banuelos Never »

For a few years now, the top pitching prospects of the Yankees have been known as the "Killer B's."It started out as Manny Banuelos, Dellin Betances and Andrew Brackman and everyone was speculating as to when they would be called up and help the Yankees.Brackman never got it going in the minor leagues, dealing with both injuries and inconsistency [...]

Johnny Keane Saw the New York Yankees’ Demise »

Johnny Keane knew that he had made a mistake. After resigning as the St. Louis Cardinals’ manager following their World Series win over the New York Yankees in 1964, Keane accepted the offer to manage the Yankees. Keane expressed concern a little more than one-half of the way through spring training in 1965. The Yankees were losing too many [...]

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