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On May 30, 1935, the greatest career in the history of major league baseball came to an end.  It was Memorial Day in Philadelphia, but there were no fireworks to bid farewell, just a weak ground ball to Phillies’ first baseman Dolph Camilli and a mournful walk back to the dugout.  The immortal Babe Ruth was […]

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During his long playing career and subsequent time as a television announcer, Bobby Murcer became a favorite for generations of Yankee fans. However, I wonder how many know that the five time All Star was also a “Skoal Dippin’ Man”? The evidence is below (the embedded audio includes the full song and an interview with […]

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Over the next six weeks of Spring Training, there will be plenty of time to breakdown the Yankees’ roster and assess the team’s prospects for the 2012 season. Before looking ahead, however, I thought it might be fun to travel back 26 years and see how the Yankees looked heading into the 1986 season. Provided […]

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Don Mattingly only hit two walk off homer runs in his career. The first, which came against the Minnesota Twins on May 13, 1985, just so happens to be one of my favorite moments growing up as a Yankee fan in the 1980s (the other walk off came against the Brewers in 1989). To set the […]

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After missing almost two weeks of action with a groin injury, Andrew Brackman finally made his spring debut for the Yankees in yesterday’s exhibition game against the Braves. Even before the setback, it was going to be a tall order for the young right hander to head north with the club, but his eventual promotion […]

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Who says there’s no crying in baseball? Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra’s suggestion that a couple of his players were “crying in the locker room” after a recent loss to the Chicago Bulls sent the media into a frenzy. Not surprisingly, humor was the most prominent method employed in the around-the-clock coverage of Crygate. […]

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Where was Ralph Kramden really going on October 3, 1954? In the Honeymooners sketch, “Game Called on Account of Marriage”, which debuted on the October 2, 1954 installment of the Jackie Gleason Show, Ralph tries to beg out of Alice’s sister’s wedding because he has tickets to the “Wooorld Series!” that was being played between the Cleveland Indians […]

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