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The 2012 New York Yankees’ Long Battle Back to »

November 4, 2009 – Up 7-3 after seven and one-third innings, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi tells journeyman reliever Dámaso Marté to take a seat. Though it’s only the eighth, Girardi calls for his closer, Mariano Rivera. Rivera retires five of the next seven hitters, and like that, the Yankees win their 27th World [...]

Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, and the 6 Vets the »

At 11-8 they’re not quite on top of the AL East with the first month of the season drawing to a close, but the Yankees are still getting it done. They’re fourth overall in runs scored, third in batting average, second in homers, and third in OPS (behind the Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox).  Still, 11-8 is not much to write home [...]