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Billy Loes Dies at 80 »

Billy Loes, former Brooklyn Dodgers hurler who appeared in three World Series (1952, 1953, and 1955), has died at the age of 80. Loes, who compiled a 80-63 record in 11 seasons with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles, and San Francisco Giants, died in a hospice in Tucson, Arizona. He had been battling diabetes for several years. He made [...]

New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez Nearing 600th »

Alex Rodriguez hit his 598th home run yesterday in a 9-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in Yankee Stadium. Alex Rodriguez needs only two more home runs to become the seventh member of the exclusive 600 homers club and hopes to join the even more exclusive 700 homers club in about three years. The 700 homers club only has three members in Babe Ruth [...]

New York Yankees Have Best Team at All-Star Break »

It is a misnomer to say that the season is half over at the All-Star break, with the Angels having played 91 games and having only 71 games left when they return after the midsummer classic. That being said, it is time to look at the current division leaders and the teams that are still contending in those divisions.   AL East The Yankees [...]

Robinson Cano Taking Game to New Level with New York »

Robinson Cano doesn’t get the publicity of Yankee teammates Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, and Mark Teixeira, but he is having the best season of any Yankee position player in 2010. He is currently leading the majors in hitting with a .376 average and is fourth in the majors in runs batted in with 46 with only Miguel Cabrera, Vladimir [...]

Yankees Blow 9-3 Lead, Lose 13-11 to Tribe »

Indians starter David Huff was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Alex Rodriguez but the Indians overcame a 9-3 deficit to record a 13-11 victory over the Yankees. The Yankees had all the ingredients for an easy win. They had a 9-3 lead over the Indians with C.C. Sabathia on the mound after four innings. However the Indians were not [...]

Ken Griffey Third in All Star DH Voting »

Once again, the All Star voting is proving to be a popularity contest with almost no correlation to how well a player is performing on the field. A case in point is Ken Griffey Jr., who is third in voting for designated hitter. Although he is the only DH who hasn’t hit a home run and is 19th among 22 DHs with seven RBI, his .252 OBP is 21st [...]

Pennant Race Fever: Sept. 26 »

Jason Varitek let the Yankees run wild on the base paths last night with seven successful steals with Varitek unable to throw out a baserunner. Last night was not a good night for first place teams. The Yankees were the only first place team to reduce their magic number with their number being three after their 9-5 victory over the Red [...]