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Sunday May 19th 2024


Forgotten New York Yankees of the Past 4 Decades: “L”

Gehrig, Mantle and Jeter are some of the greatest names in New York Yankees history. However, Terrell, Parker and Clay are the names of some of the forgotten Yankees.

This series will focus on the less remembered players to wear pinstripes over the last four decades (1970s-2000s).

Today's letter of the day is "L."


Estaban Loaiza (2004)

Estaban Loaiza was 21-9 with the Chicago White Sox in 2003 and finished second for the AL Cy Young Award. New York had an interest in acquiring Loaiza as the 2004 trading deadline neared. 

To help solidify their rotation, the Yankees traded pitcher Jose Contreras to Chicago for Loaiza on July 31, 2004.

Loaiza struggled as soon as he arrived ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - New York Yankees

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