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At Pinstriped Bible, I recently took a look at a “worst case” projection for the 2013 Yankees’ lineup and compared it some of the more futile Bronx Bomber offenses of the past. However, I thought it might be fun to take the historical exercise one step further by building one of the weakest hypothetical lineups […]

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(This post was originally published on February 16, 2011) For 17 years, Tampa has been the Yankees’ spring training home, but it still seems like just yesterday when the team’s camp was located down the coast in Ft. Lauderdale. I am sure most fans who grew up in the 1970s and 1980s still reflexively hearken […]

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Mariano Rivera. Andy Pettitte. Alex Rodriguez. CC Sabathia. Mark Teixeira. That litany, which would normally read like a roll call of the franchise’s most accomplished All Stars, has this year doubled as the team’s disabled list. However, despite these significant injuries, the Yankees have persevered by mixing and matching a roster full of platoon players. […]

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Besides being the birthday of the legendary George M. Steinbrenner III, the Fourth of July has had special significance to the Yankees because of two great events that occurred on that day. The first took place on July 4, 1939, when the team honored Lou Gehrig, who was recently forced into retirement by a mysterious […]

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The Yankees homer today, they win today. Although not as elegant and universal as Mariano Duncan’s rallying cry during the 1996 season, this year’s version of the Bronx Bombers have done just fine relying on their powerful lineup. Not only are the Yankees on pace to surpass the single season home run mark of 264 […]

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The Yankees head to the nation’s capital this weekend to take on a resurgent Washington Nationals team that currently sits comfortably atop the N.L. East. With both teams residing in first place, the upcoming series would seem to be the perfect segue into a recollection of the many times the Yankees and Senators battled for […]

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(The following was originally published at SB*Nation’s Pinstripe Alley) Bill “Moose” Skowron didn’t have the boyish charm or matinee idol looks of Mickey Mantle. Instead, he portrayed a gruff exterior and chiseled profile that was more befitting a football player, which was appropriate, considering the Yankees signed him off the college gridiron. Beneath the surface, however, […]

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