• Former Yankees Dave Righetti & Andy Hawkins To Meet In 2010 World Series

    Posted by on October 23rd, 2010 · Comments (15)

    Yup, Rags and “The Anchor” – both authors of Yankees no-hitters – will face-off as coaches in the Fall Classic this year…now that the Giants have matched the Rangers in winning their league’s pennant. How’bout that?

    Comments on Former Yankees Dave Righetti & Andy Hawkins To Meet In 2010 World Series

    1. October 23rd, 2010 | 11:52 pm

      In case you don’t know why Hawkins was “The Anchor” – see:
      http://tinyurl.com/38a75h7

    2. Jim TreshFan
      October 24th, 2010 | 12:15 am

      Ryan Howard, meet Alex Rodriguez. It was about 24 hours between the two clean-up hitters looking at strike three to end Game Six of their respective LCSs.

    3. Evan3457
      October 24th, 2010 | 12:27 am

      So, the Phillies had a two time pennant winner, traded for Halladay to replace Lee, and traded for Oswalt…

      …and still didn’t win the pennant again.

    4. 77yankees
      October 24th, 2010 | 9:36 am

      Jim TreshFan wrote:

      Ryan Howard, meet Alex Rodriguez. It was about 24 hours between the two clean-up hitters looking at strike three to end Game Six of their respective LCSs.

      Carlos Beltran is even laughing at them.

      Evan3457 wrote:

      So, the Phillies had a two time pennant winner, traded for Halladay to replace Lee, and traded for Oswalt…
      …and still didn’t win the pennant again.

      I still don’t get why they traded Lee – they could have had both him AND Halladay if only for one season. Even if Lee bolted for free agency and they got nothing for him, is that worth sacrificing a potential championship for????

    5. MJ Recanati
      October 24th, 2010 | 10:30 am

      @ Steve Lombardi:
      I might be wrong about this but I vaguely remember the rules on no-hitters being re-written sometime in the late 1990′s which technically struck Andy Hawkins’s no-no from the official record since the Yankees lost that game.

    6. MJ Recanati
      October 24th, 2010 | 10:31 am

      77yankees wrote:

      I still don’t get why they traded Lee – they could have had both him AND Halladay if only for one season. Even if Lee bolted for free agency and they got nothing for him, is that worth sacrificing a potential championship for????

      Considering they got Oswalt to replace Lee, it hardly mattered at the end. As with the Yankees, the Phillies didn’t make it out of the NLCS because they couldn’t hit anything.

    7. Evan3457
      October 24th, 2010 | 11:27 am

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      77yankees wrote:
      I still don’t get why they traded Lee – they could have had both him AND Halladay if only for one season. Even if Lee bolted for free agency and they got nothing for him, is that worth sacrificing a potential championship for????
      Considering they got Oswalt to replace Lee, it hardly mattered at the end. As with the Yankees, the Phillies didn’t make it out of the NLCS because they couldn’t hit anything.

      This. Lots.

      Although, to be fair, the Phillies starting pitching was much better than the Yanks, although the case could be made that it only appears that way because the Rangers’ lineup is vastly better than the Giants’ lineup.

    8. Evan3457
      October 24th, 2010 | 11:29 am

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      @ Steve Lombardi:
      I might be wrong about this but I vaguely remember the rules on no-hitters being re-written sometime in the late 1990′s which technically struck Andy Hawkins’s no-no from the official record since the Yankees lost that game.

      Yes, Hawkins’ no-hitter is no longer an official no-hitter, because it was a complete game that was less than 9 innings.

    9. Raf
      October 24th, 2010 | 4:04 pm

      77yankees wrote:

      I still don’t get why they traded Lee – they could have had both him AND Halladay if only for one season. Even if Lee bolted for free agency and they got nothing for him, is that worth sacrificing a potential championship for????

      Amaro’s line was that he wanted to replenish the system. Of course they would later go out and get Oswalt, which may or may not happen had they held on to Lee.

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      I might be wrong about this but I vaguely remember the rules on no-hitters being re-written sometime in the late 1990′s which technically struck Andy Hawkins’s no-no from the official record since the Yankees lost that game.

      Yes, it was one of Fay Vincent’s last acts as commissioner, so it happened in the early 1990′s.

    10. Raf
      October 24th, 2010 | 4:06 pm

      Hawkins was lucky to make it through the 1990 season, he was on the verge of being released early in the year (I think Mike Witt blowing out his elbow saved him). Then again, he was probably better off not sticking around, given the results.

    11. October 24th, 2010 | 4:48 pm

      Jim TreshFan wrote:

      Ryan Howard, meet Alex Rodriguez. It was about 24 hours between the two clean-up hitters looking at strike three to end Game Six of their respective LCSs.

      See: http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8828

    12. Evan3457
      October 24th, 2010 | 4:53 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      Jim TreshFan wrote:
      Ryan Howard, meet Alex Rodriguez. It was about 24 hours between the two clean-up hitters looking at strike three to end Game Six of their respective LCSs.
      See: http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8828

      The interesting thing is that it’s a mixed bag of hitters…some sluggers, some slappers, and some high average guys.

    13. jvk
      October 24th, 2010 | 5:52 pm

      77yankees wrote:

      I still don’t get why they traded Lee – they could have had both him AND Halladay if only for one season. Even if Lee bolted for free agency and they got nothing for him, is that worth sacrificing a potential championship for????

      They traded Lee to get Roy Halladay because at the time they had four left handers in the rotation. So they switched aces and got probably the 2010 Cy Young award winner.

    14. nwyank
      October 25th, 2010 | 10:54 am

      I wouldn’t trade Cliff Lee, ever. Lefties who throw strikes are invaluable. He’s the best in the game, period, and routinely dominates in October. Unless he breaks down physically he should be well above average for years to come.

    15. MJ Recanati
      October 25th, 2010 | 1:53 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      Yes, Hawkins’ no-hitter is no longer an official no-hitter, because it was a complete game that was less than 9 innings.

      Ah, yes, I knew there was some catch to Hawkins’s no-no that wasn’t. Thanks Evan.

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