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Forgotten New York Yankees of the Past Four Decades: “A”

Gehrig, Mantle, and Jeter are some of the greatest names in New York Yankees history. However, Bordi, James and Moses 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 "A."

 

 

Juan Acevedo (2003)

Juan Acevedo appeared to be a great free agent signing in January 2003. After 19 saves in his first six seasons, Acevedo's 28 saves with Detroit in 2002 set a single-season record for a Mexican-born pitcher. The Yankees signed Acevedo as a free agent to replace set up man Ramiro Mendoza.

Acevedo's stint with New York was disastrous. In less than half ...

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