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New York Yankees: Memories of a Special Place »

I attended my first game at the "new" Yankee Stadium last summer, folks; it's hard to believe the "old" one has been leveled and the reality of the whole thing is still sinking in. It was called "The House That Ruth Built"—now reduced to a pile of rubble while a new, greed-fueled edifice begins to grace the [...]

Bobby Ray Murcer: A Class Act Transcending the »

He wasn't the next Mickey Mantle. He wasn't as talented as Bobby Bonds, the man he was once traded for. And he'd be surpassed as a ballplayer by a young kid named Mattingly, whom he once made room for on the Yankees roster by graciously retiring from the game of baseball. Nope, he'll never make the Hall of Fame or be remembered as one of the [...]

New York Yankees: Remembering ‘The »

Looking back, I'd have to say that Phil Rizzuto was the "voice" of my youth. It was the "Scooter's" unmistakable, high-pitched voice that would be resounding throughout the steamy living room during those summers in the late 60's when I first started following America's pastime. Whether it was his trademark "Holy Cow!" (which, at times, could be [...]