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Sunday May 19th 2024


New York Yankees ‘Going Green’ by Keeping Baseballs in the Park

the combined news that A.J. Burnett will no longer be a New York Yankee and Tim Wakefield's retirement, an era of generosity in Yankee Stadium comes to an end.

In the past two seasons the Yankees have now unloaded A.J. Burnett, Javier Vazquez and Scott Proctor.  Couple those "losses" with the Red Sox no longer having Wakefield on the mound, and you suddenly see an epic drop-off of home runs in Yankee Stadium.

Let's start with AJ Burnett.  In his Yankee career he pitched 299 innings in the home stadium, surrendering 42 round-trippers in that span.  That's one every 7.1 innings pitched. 

But wait, it only gets better.

Scott Proctor's Yankee stadium era was much more profitable for Yankee fans.  ...

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