• Feels Like 1982

    Posted by on June 16th, 2016 · Comments (3)

    This Ike Davis thing reminds me of 1982, when the Yankees gave everyone and their brother a shot at 1B while wearing the pinstripes. (See below.) The team was not that good in ’82, either.

    Rk Player WAR/pos Year Age Tm G PA R H 2B HR RBI BB SO SB BA OBP SLG Pos
    1 Lee Mazzilli 0.3 1982 27 NYY 37 144 20 34 2 6 17 15 15 2 .266 .347 .422 *3/DH7
    2 Don Mattingly -0.1 1982 21 NYY 7 13 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 .167 .154 .167 /*7H39
    3 Bob Watson -0.1 1982 36 NYY 7 20 3 4 3 0 3 3 0 0 .235 .350 .412 /*3HD
    4 John Mayberry -0.4 1982 33 NYY 69 249 20 45 7 8 27 28 38 0 .209 .313 .353 *3/DH
    5 Dave Revering -0.6 1982 29 NYY 14 44 2 6 2 0 2 3 4 0 .150 .205 .200 *3/HD
    6 Dave Collins -0.7 1982 29 NYY 111 393 41 88 12 3 25 28 49 13 .253 .315 .330 3987H/D
    7 Butch Hobson -0.8 1982 30 NYY 30 60 2 10 2 0 3 1 14 0 .172 .183 .207 *H*D3
    8 Steve Balboni -1.2 1982 25 NYY 33 114 8 20 2 2 4 6 34 0 .187 .228 .280 *3/HD
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    Generated 6/16/2016.

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    Thurman Munson Would Have Been 69 Today

    Posted by on June 7th, 2016 · Comments (3)

    Damn, I am old.

    This Is The 8th WORST Start In Yankees HISTORY

    Posted by on June 4th, 2016 · Comments (3)

    One third of the season down. Two thirds to go. Most losses for the Yankees, since 1913, in their 1st 54 games of the season.

    Rk Year #Matching L
    1 1913 39 39 Ind. Games
    2 1990 35 35 Ind. Games
    3 1914 33 33 Ind. Games
    4 1984 31 31 Ind. Games
    5 2007 30 30 Ind. Games
    6 1971 30 30 Ind. Games
    7 1925 30 30 Ind. Games
    8 2016 29 29 Ind. Games
    9 1995 29 29 Ind. Games
    10 1991 29 29 Ind. Games
    11 1989 29 29 Ind. Games
    12 1974 29 29 Ind. Games
    13 1972 29 29 Ind. Games
    14 1968 29 29 Ind. Games
    15 1967 29 29 Ind. Games
    16 1966 29 29 Ind. Games
    17 1965 29 29 Ind. Games
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    Here’s the bad news: It’s not going to get better any time soon.

    6-6-6

    Posted by on April 29th, 2016 · Comments (3)

    Hard to believe this will be ten years old on June 6th.

    3 In The Last Quarter Century

    Posted by on April 28th, 2016 · Comments (0)

    The Yankees have had 3 different managers in the last 25 years. How many other teams can say that?

    Who Is This Year’s Wang & Cano?

    Posted by on April 22nd, 2016 · Comments (11)

    The Yankees have lost 9 of their first 14 games this season. The last time they had a start this bad was 2005 – when they also started the year at 5-9.

    That season, on April 30th 2005, Chien-Ming Wang made his big league debut. And, on May 3rd 2005, he was followed by Robinson Cano (when he got into his first major league game). That boost turned it around for the Yankees and they went on to win 95 games in 2005.

    How are the Yankees going to call up this year to give the team a much needed spark?  Anthony Swarzak and Nick Swisher? And, yes, I am kidding.

    When Was The Last Time The Yankees Had 4 Full Seasons In A Row With 87 Or Less Wins?

    Posted by on January 29th, 2016 · Comments (3)

    In a “full season,” the answer is: 1989-1992. (Actually, that was a five year run from 1988-1992. And, that 1989-1991 team was one of the worst in Yankees history.)

    Of course, with 87 wins or less in 2016, the new answer would be 2013-2016.

    If that happens, let’s please be sure to get that on Cashman’s Monument Park plaque.

    Good Times

    Posted by on January 9th, 2016 · Comments (4)

    Greatest Yankees Position Players Of The Late 70′s

    Posted by on December 14th, 2015 · Comments (8)
    Rk Player WAR/pos From To Age G PA R H HR RBI BA OBP SLG
    1 Graig Nettles 26.4 1975 1979 30-34 777 3218 410 747 137 457 .261 .330 .454
    2 Thurman Munson 22.3 1975 1979 28-32 709 3050 362 852 56 417 .304 .346 .417
    3 Willie Randolph 20.7 1976 1979 21-24 559 2401 335 560 13 183 .273 .365 .362
    4 Mickey Rivers 15.0 1976 1979 27-30 490 2117 289 598 34 209 .299 .324 .422
    5 Chris Chambliss 14.6 1975 1979 26-30 774 3208 377 857 73 411 .287 .328 .428
    6 Roy White 12.7 1975 1979 31-35 631 2601 325 616 51 246 .274 .356 .400
    7 Reggie Jackson 11.4 1977 1979 31-33 416 1724 253 428 88 296 .285 .371 .524
    8 Bucky Dent 7.8 1977 1979 25-27 422 1445 141 309 15 121 .240 .292 .319
    9 Bobby Bonds 5.0 1975 1975 29-29 145 626 93 143 32 85 .270 .375 .512
    10 Oscar Gamble 4.7 1976 1979 26-29 146 510 64 123 28 89 .272 .350 .503
    11 Lou Piniella 4.5 1975 1979 31-35 537 1945 206 528 32 243 .294 .333 .419
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    Yankees should have a day this year where they bring back Puff, Willow, Mick, Chambliss, Roy, Reggie, Bucky, Oscar and Lou.

    A lot of these guys are in their mid 60′s or early 70′s.   And, they will not be around forever.  It was the late 70′s team that put the franchise back on the map.

    Yog

    Posted by on September 23rd, 2015 · Comments (8)

    He had a great run. Ninety years ain’t chump change. And, they were quality years.

    When he retired as a player, he was easily in the Top 50 of greatest (Post-1900) baseball position players of all-time. And, today, he’s still in the Top 125.

    Baseball lost a great one with his passing.

    This Date In Yankees History, 1985

    Posted by on August 4th, 2015 · Comments (5)

    Most Wins, First 25 Games, Since 1998

    Posted by on May 4th, 2015 · Comments (11)

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    Yes, they are off to a great start.  But, it’s not that much different from last year.

    Goodbye D.J.

    Posted by on September 25th, 2014 · Comments (51)

    Jeter Draft Card

    Derek Jeter has played the most games by any man in history who played one defensive position and never played anywhere else. He is the only big leaguer in history with 11 seasons in his career in which he batted over .300 and finished with both double-digit homers and steals. He’s one of only six players who played for the same team at age 20 and after turning 40. (The others: Ted Williams, Stan Musial, Brooks Robinson, George Brett, Cal Ripken Jr.) During his 20 years in the majors, Jeter has played in over 2,900 games (between the regular and post-season) and was never ejected by an umpire. And, he better have a voting percentage of at least 99% when his name first appears on a ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

    Yankees Bad Starts Since 1996

    Posted by on June 5th, 2014 · Comments (9)

    The least amount of wins by a Yankees team, through the first 58 games of the season, since 1996:

    Rk Tm Year W ▾ L W-L%
    1 NYY 2007 27 31 Ind. Games .466
    2 NYY 2008 28 30 Ind. Games .483
    3 NYY 2005 28 30 Ind. Games .483
    4 NYY 2014 29 29 Ind. Games .500
    5 NYY 1997 31 27 Ind. Games .534
    6 NYY 2001 33 25 Ind. Games .569
    7 NYY 2013 33 25 Ind. Games .569
    8 NYY 2000 33 25 Ind. Games .569
    9 NYY 2012 33 25 Ind. Games .569
    10 NYY 2011 33 25 Ind. Games .569
    11 NYY 2003 33 25 Ind. Games .569
    12 NYY 1999 34 24 Ind. Games .586
    13 NYY 2009 34 24 Ind. Games .586
    14 NYY 1996 34 24 Ind. Games .586
    15 NYY 2006 35 23 Ind. Games .603
    16 NYY 2010 36 22 Ind. Games .621
    17 NYY 2002 37 21 Ind. Games .638
    18 NYY 2004 38 20 Ind. Games .655
    19 NYY 1998 45 13 Ind. Games .776
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    This is the fourth time since 2005 where the Yankees have not been above .500 after 58 games.  Didn’t Cashman get total control around 2005…and the non-core-four players that Michael/Watson brought in were mostly gone by then?

    Yanks Have 5 Regulars With Sub 100 OPS+

    Posted by on May 28th, 2014 · Comments (0)

    If they keep up that pace, it would tie for worst in franchise history:

    Query: For single seasons, playing for the Yankees, from 1903 to 2014, requiring OPS+ less than or equal to 99 and qualified for league batting title, sorted by greatest number of players matching criteria.

    Rk Year #Matching
    1 2014 5 Jacoby Ellsbury / Derek Jeter / Brian McCann / Brian Roberts / Alfonso Soriano
    2 1914 5 Luke Boone / Roy Hartzell / Fritz Maisel / Charlie Mullen / Roger Peckinpaugh
    3 1908 5 Neal Ball / Hal Chase / Wid Conroy / Red Kleinow / George Moriarty
    4 1905 5 Hal Chase / Patsy Dougherty / Kid Elberfeld / Dave Fultz / Jimmy Williams
    5 1937 4 Frankie Crosetti / Myril Hoag / Tony Lazzeri / Red Rolfe
    6 1924 4 Joe Dugan / Everett Scott / Aaron Ward / Whitey Witt
    7 1913 4 Bert Daniels / Roy Hartzell / Roger Peckinpaugh / Jeff Sweeney
    8 1906 4 Wid Conroy / Frank Delahanty / Danny Hoffman / Red Kleinow
    9 2000 3 Scott Brosius / Tino Martinez / Paul O’Neill
    10 1964 3 Clete Boyer / Joe Pepitone / Bobby Richardson
    11 1963 3 Clete Boyer / Tony Kubek / Bobby Richardson
    12 1961 3 Clete Boyer / Tony Kubek / Bobby Richardson
    13 1941 3 Phil Rizzuto / Red Rolfe / Johnny Sturm
    14 1940 3 Frankie Crosetti / Babe Dahlgren / Red Rolfe
    15 1929 3 Leo Durocher / Mark Koenig / Bob Meusel
    16 1925 3 Joe Dugan / Pee-Wee Wanninger / Aaron Ward
    17 1923 3 Joe Dugan / Wally Pipp / Everett Scott
    18 1922 3 Everett Scott / Aaron Ward / Whitey Witt
    19 1921 3 Roger Peckinpaugh / Wally Pipp / Aaron Ward
    20 1920 3 Duffy Lewis / Roger Peckinpaugh / Aaron Ward
    21 1917 3 Hugh High / Fritz Maisel / Les Nunamaker
    22 1915 3 Luke Boone / Roy Hartzell / Roger Peckinpaugh
    23 1912 3 Hal Chase / Hack Simmons / Jeff Sweeney
    24 1909 3 Jimmy Austin / Kid Elberfeld / John Knight
    25 1907 3 Wid Conroy / Danny Hoffman / Willie Keeler
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    Happy Birthday, Yogi!

    Posted by on May 12th, 2014 · Comments (2)

    Yanks Allowing 20+ Hits @ Home

    Posted by on April 8th, 2014 · Comments (2)

    In games of 9 innings or less, it doesn’t happen very often!

    Today was the 17th time in franchise history where they did it. Here are the other 16:

    Rk Date Tm Opp Rslt IP H R ER BB SO HR BF
    1 2005-05-28 NYY BOS L 1-17 9.0 27 17 17 2 5 3 57
    2 2009-04-18 NYY CLE L 4-22 9.0 25 22 22 6 10 6 58
    3 1950-05-04 NYY CHW L 0-15 9.0 23 15 12 1 3 1 51
    4 2004-08-31 NYY CLE L 0-22 9.0 22 22 22 9 6 3 59
    5 1986-06-08 NYY BAL L 9-18 9.0 22 18 17 8 4 4 55
    6 1982-06-06 NYY KCR L 1-14 9.0 22 14 10 5 11 1 52
    7 1950-06-06 NYY CLE L 2-16 9.0 22 16 16 4 6 2 51
    8 1992-06-08 NYY TOR L 3-16 9.0 21 16 13 4 2 2 51
    9 1980-07-18 NYY KCR L 1-13 9.0 21 13 13 5 5 1 50
    10 1929-09-14 (1) NYY SLB L 3-12 9.0 21 12 10 0 5 0 46
    11 2007-05-04 NYY SEA L 11-15 9.0 20 15 15 4 3 3 50
    12 1991-07-31 NYY MIN L 3-12 9.0 20 12 9 1 6 4 47
    13 1977-09-10 NYY TOR L 3-19 9.0 20 19 11 2 1 3 51
    14 1953-05-25 NYY BOS L 10-14 9.0 20 14 11 6 3 1 50
    15 1931-07-28 NYY CHW L 12-14 9.0 20 14 10 0 2 1 47
    16 1928-07-09 (2) NYY SLB L 6-12 9.0 20 12 12 4 2 0 50
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    Generated 4/8/2014.

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    Jeffrey Maier

    Posted by on April 7th, 2014 · Comments (2)

    Good story.
    Nice swing.
    Very good writer.

    Married with two kids? Man, I am Oh-El-Dee!

    Highly recommended read here.

    The Last Time The Yankees Finished With Back-To-Back Full Seasons Of Less Than 86 Wins

    Posted by on March 30th, 2014 · Comments (2)

    I say “full” because you have to excluded the shortened seasons of 1994-95.

    Well, the last time the Yankees had back-to-back seasons where they had 85 wins or less would be 1991-1992. And, that was the tail end of 1989-1992, when it was a terrible time to be a Yankees fan.

    If it happens, will that be enough to get Brian Cashman fired?

    Should The Yankees Do Something On May 30th?

    Posted by on March 18th, 2014 · Comments (10)

    May 29th will be the 19th anniversary of Derek Jeter’s major league debut. But, the Yankees have an off-day on that date this season. The do, however, have a game at home on May 30th (against the Twins). It’s a Friday night.

    At the least, when he comes to bat for the first time in the game, they should throw something up on the board regarding the anny, right?

    1939 Yanks: Greatest Team New York Almost Never Saw

    Posted by on March 3rd, 2014 · Comments (0)

    Most will tell you – at least those smart baseball fans – that the 1939 Yankees were one of, if not the, greatest teams of all-time. And, yet, they hardly drew any fans at home:

    Gm# Date Tm Opp R RA W-L Time Attendance
    1 Thursday, Apr 20 boxscore NYY BOS W 2 0 1-0 1:47 30,278
    5 Monday, Apr 24 boxscore NYY PHA W 2 1 4-1 2:48 5,820
    6 Tuesday, Apr 25 boxscore NYY PHA W 8 4 5-1 1:52 7,348
    7 Saturday, Apr 29 boxscore NYY WSH L 1 3 5-2 1:58 11,473
    8 Sunday, Apr 30 boxscore NYY WSH L 2 3 5-3 2:17 23,712
    21 Tuesday, May 16 boxscore NYY SLB W 7 5 16-5 2:30 6,503
    22 Wednesday, May 17 boxscore NYY SLB W 4 3 17-5 1:58 7,576
    23 Thursday, May 18 boxscore NYY SLB W 8 1 18-5 2:05 6,870
    24 Friday, May 19 boxscore NYY CHW W 4 2 19-5 1:55 9,755
    25 Saturday, May 20 boxscore NYY CHW W 5 2 20-5 1:56 18,371
    26 Sunday, May 21 boxscore NYY CLE W 12 6 21-5 2:19 37,531
    27 Tuesday, May 23 boxscore NYY CLE W 7 3 22-5 2:08 10,000
    28 Wednesday, May 24 boxscore NYY DET L 1 6 22-6 2:07 10,875
    29 Thursday, May 25 boxscore NYY DET W 5 2 23-6 1:55 12,087
    30 Friday, May 26 boxscore NYY PHA W 1 0 24-6 2:05 5,139
    31 Saturday, May 27 (1) boxscore NYY PHA W 8 2 25-6 1:50 0
    32 Saturday, May 27 (2) boxscore NYY PHA W 11 9 26-6 2:15 30,358
    33 Sunday, May 28 boxscore NYY PHA W 9 5 27-6 1:55 14,670
    47 Wednesday, Jun 14 boxscore NYY CLE L 2 4 37-10 2:35 11,301
    48 Thursday, Jun 15 boxscore NYY CLE W 1 0 38-10 1:47 9,619
    49 Friday, Jun 16 boxscore NYY CLE W 4 3 39-10 1:52 10,171
    50 Saturday, Jun 17 boxscore NYY DET W 1 0 40-10 2:30 18,599
    51 Sunday, Jun 18 boxscore NYY DET L 5 8 40-11 1:55 32,679
    52 Monday, Jun 19 boxscore NYY DET W 8 5 41-11 1:47 6,469
    53 Tuesday, Jun 20 boxscore NYY CHW W 13 3 42-11 2:24 5,892
    54 Wednesday, Jun 21 boxscore NYY CHW W 9 8 43-11 2:20 10,045
    55 Thursday, Jun 22 boxscore NYY CHW W 6 1 44-11 2:10 8,337
    56 Saturday, Jun 24 boxscore NYY SLB W 2 1 45-11 2:05 11,382
    57 Sunday, Jun 25 (1) boxscore NYY SLB L 3 7 45-12 2:30 0
    58 Sunday, Jun 25 (2) boxscore NYY SLB W 11 2 46-12 2:02 40,861
    68 Tuesday, Jul 4 (1) boxscore NYY WSH L 2 3 51-17 1:58 0
    69 Tuesday, Jul 4 (2) boxscore NYY WSH W 11 1 52-17 1:48 41,808
    70 Wednesday, Jul 5 boxscore NYY WSH W 6 4 53-17 2:05 3,874
    71 Friday, Jul 7 boxscore NYY BOS L 3 4 53-18 2:09 6,588
    72 Saturday, Jul 8 (1) boxscore NYY BOS L 1 3 53-19 2:00 27,539
    73 Saturday, Jul 8 (2) boxscore NYY BOS L 2 3 53-20 1:53 27,539
    74 Sunday, Jul 9 (1) boxscore NYY BOS L 3 4 53-21 2:11 0
    75 Sunday, Jul 9 (2) boxscore NYY BOS L 3 5 53-22 2:55 47,652
    88 Tuesday, Jul 25 boxscore NYY SLB W 5 1 63-25 2:00 6,076
    89 Wednesday, Jul 26 boxscore NYY SLB W 14 1 64-25 1:56 4,843
    90 Friday, Jul 28 boxscore NYY CHW W 2 1 65-25 1:57 7,946
    91 Sunday, Jul 30 (1) boxscore NYY CHW W 4 3 66-25 2:12 0
    92 Sunday, Jul 30 (2) boxscore NYY CHW L 1 5 66-26 2:03 35,256
    93 Tuesday, Aug 1 boxscore NYY DET L 2 5 66-27 2:05 10,382
    94 Wednesday, Aug 2 boxscore NYY DET L 2 7 66-28 2:10 12,341
    95 Thursday, Aug 3 boxscore NYY DET W 12 3 67-28 2:12 9,010
    96 Friday, Aug 4 boxscore NYY CLE W 5 4 68-28 2:55 6,263
    97 Saturday, Aug 5 boxscore NYY CLE W 6 1 69-28 1:37 13,207
    98 Sunday, Aug 6 (1) boxscore NYY CLE L 4 5 69-29 2:10 0
    99 Sunday, Aug 6 (2) boxscore NYY CLE L 1 7 69-30 2:07 76,753
    107 Tuesday, Aug 15 boxscore NYY WSH W 3 2 74-33 1:56 8,049
    108 Wednesday, Aug 16 boxscore NYY WSH W 4 0 75-33 1:37 6,607
    109 Thursday, Aug 17 boxscore NYY WSH W 9 8 76-33 2:43 6,704
    110 Friday, Aug 18 boxscore NYY PHA W 5 0 77-33 1:40 6,041
    111 Sunday, Aug 20 (1) boxscore NYY PHA L 4 5 77-34 2:02 0
    112 Sunday, Aug 20 (2) boxscore NYY PHA W 5 1 78-34 2:03 33,562
    130 Wednesday, Sep 6 boxscore NYY BOS W 2 1 91-38 1:58 11,715
    131 Thursday, Sep 7 boxscore NYY BOS W 5 2 92-38 1:52 9,379
    132 Friday, Sep 8 boxscore NYY BOS W 4 1 93-38 1:20 8,475
    133 Saturday, Sep 9 boxscore NYY WSH W 5 2 94-38 1:45 7,401
    134 Sunday, Sep 10 (1) boxscore NYY WSH W 4 3 95-38 1:50 0
    135 Sunday, Sep 10 (2) boxscore NYY WSH W 6 2 96-38 1:45 12,088
    136 Tuesday, Sep 12 boxscore NYY CLE L 3 4 96-39 2:05 4,638
    137 Wednesday, Sep 13 boxscore NYY CLE L 4 9 96-40 2:06 9,898
    138 Thursday, Sep 14 boxscore NYY DET L 1 6 96-41 2:14 10,938
    139 Friday, Sep 15 boxscore NYY DET W 10 3 97-41 2:07 10,538
    140 Saturday, Sep 16 boxscore NYY DET W 8 5 98-41 2:14 10,626
    141 Sunday, Sep 17 (1) boxscore NYY SLB L 4 8 98-42 2:15 0
    142 Sunday, Sep 17 (2) boxscore NYY SLB L 1 3 98-43 1:55 21,027
    143 Monday, Sep 18 boxscore NYY SLB W 6 2 99-43 1:47 1,678
    144 Tuesday, Sep 19 boxscore NYY CHW W 6 2 100-43 1:30 3,608
    145 Wednesday, Sep 20 boxscore NYY CHW W 8 4 101-43 1:48 2,977
    146 Thursday, Sep 21 boxscore NYY CHW W 5 2 102-43 2:35 2,150
    149 Thursday, Sep 28 (1) boxscore NYY PHA W 8 4 105-43 1:28 0
    150 Thursday, Sep 28 (2) boxscore NYY PHA L 4 5 105-44 1:45 4,187
    151 Saturday, Sep 30 (1) boxscore NYY BOS W 5 4 106-44 1:55 7,501
    152 Saturday, Sep 30 (2) boxscore NYY BOS L 2 4 106-45 1:15 7,501
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    Generated 3/3/2014.

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    Granted, these were all day games – back in that day.  Still, think about it:  There was no TV back then – and there were sooooo many games where the Yankees drew 10,000 fans a game, at home, or less that season.  Crazy, eh?

    It’s Not Where You Start, But Where You Finish

    Posted by on February 19th, 2014 · Comments (1)

    In his first professional season, Derek Jeter batted .210 (in Rookie and A-Ball, combined). The next year, he had 56 errors during the year.

    In the end, things worked out pretty good for him, eh?

    They Don’t Look A Day Over One-Ten

    Posted by on January 9th, 2014 · Comments (0)

    Mike Stanley & J.R. Murphy

    Posted by on January 5th, 2014 · Comments (0)

    Who caught the first and last major league pitches thrown by Mariano Rivera, Alex…

    October 8, 1995

    Posted by on January 2nd, 2014 · Comments (3)

    Today is the 51st birthday of Edgar Martinez and David Cone. Which, of course, made me think of Game 5 of the 1995 ALDS.

    Did you know that there were 18 players in that game for Seattle – and, at one time or another, seven of the eighteen would play for the Yankees too?

    Tino Martinez, Alex Rodriguez, Jay Buhner,Luis Sojo, Chris Widger,Mike Blowers andRandy Johnson were the seven.

    Cone threw 147 pitches in seven and two-thirds in that game. Think that would happen with anyone today?

    Smartest Yankee?

    Posted by on December 28th, 2013 · Comments (6)

    Who was the smartest Yankees player ever?  I don’t mean in terms of baseball smarts.  More so, I mean in terms of general intelligence?

    Reggie Jackson?  Mike Mussina?  Joe Girardi?  Bobby Brown?  Doc Medich?  Jim Beattie?  Someone else?

    You tell me.

    Jeter & Roberts: Oldest Yankees Keystone Since Lonny Frey & Frankie Crosetti in 1947?

    Posted by on December 17th, 2013 · Comments (3)

    This is never going to work. What are the odds of Derek Jeter and Brian Roberts playing more than 40 games together up the middle for the Yankees in 2014?

    Is Cano The Greatest Yankees Home-Grown Player To Walk Away For The Team In The Prime Of His Career?

    Posted by on December 6th, 2013 · Comments (3)

    I can’t think of another case like this one. Granted, we’re only talking post-1976 where guys could walk.

    A historic Yankees moment?

    Yankees With 50+ Steals In A Season

    Posted by on December 4th, 2013 · Comments (10)

    It really hasn’t happened all that much:

    Rk Player Year SB Age Tm G PA CS
    1 Rickey Henderson 1988 93 29 NYY 140 647 13
    2 Rickey Henderson 1986 87 27 NYY 153 701 18
    3 Rickey Henderson 1985 80 26 NYY 143 654 10
    4 Snuffy Stirnweiss 1944 55 25 NYY 154 723 11
    5 Ben Chapman 1931 61 22 NYY 149 686 23
    6 Fritz Maisel 1915 51 25 NYY 135 592 12
    7 Fritz Maisel 1914 74 24 NYY 150 630 17
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    Generated 12/4/2013.

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    Will Jacoby Ellsbury join the club in 2014?

    Is 2014 The Year The Yankees Say Goodbye To Yogi & Jeter

    Posted by on November 18th, 2013 · Comments (2)

    Yogi Berra will be 89 next May. And, who knows if Jeter will even make the whole season in 2014 as an active player.

    What a bummer it will be in Yankeeland to have a crappy season next year AND say goodbye to two great Yankees legends.

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