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2011 New York Yankees: History Shows They Are Too Homer-Happy

a relief Sunday’s rubber match between the Mets and Yankees was for the Bronx faithful.  Not simply because the Yankees took the third game of the series in resilient fashion, rebounding from an initial 3-1 deficit, but because their explosive eight-run seventh inning demonstrated the Bombers’ offense at its best—that is, without any bombs. 

After the first two games of the Subway Series, in which the Yankees scored seven of their combined eight runs via the home run (the other run courtesy of a Mark Teixeira sacrifice fly), the usual arguments against this volatile offense gained steam.  Sure, this squad can blast home runs with the best of them—but does it depend too much on the long ball?

The answer, ...

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