About Suzanne Bange

A Yankees and baseball fanatic, recently graduated from Springfield College and current resident of Clifton Park, NY. She spent a semester abroad in Florence, Italy, where, because of the time difference, she stayed up until the early hours of the morning to watch the Yankees on a terrible internet connection. She has previously written for the Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs collegiate baseball team, spent a summer doing everything from dancing on the dugout in the mascot suit to selling ticket packages for the Hickory Crawdads, a single-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, and most recently wrote about the Tri-City ValleyCats (Houston Astros short season A affiliate) for Examiner.com. When she is not watching baseball, she enjoys playing all sports, especially basketball, softball, and tennis. She has had a passion for writing about baseball, ever since she found herself as the only girl on the diamond in Little League. Follow on twitter: @SuzanneBange

Forever Young: Jeter’s 38th Birthday Tribute

Happy Birthday Derek!

In honor of Captain Clutch turning a ripe age of 38, let us celebrate 38 reasons why baseball fans alike are completely and utterly in love with Derek Jeter. 38) 38=about 77 in baseball years & putting up numbers like he was a rookie again; another “Curious Case of Benjamin Button”-like story if you ask [...]

Player Appearances Alert: Bernie, Tex, Ibanez

Bernie Williams

Where: The Steiner Sports Store Roosevelt Field Mall Garden City, NY 11530 Private Signings: (Pre-Order on website below) Bernie Williams: 6/23 Rickey Henderson & Mark Teixeira: 6/30 Raul Ibanez: 8/2       Public Live Signings: Bernie Williams: 6/23 from 12-1:30 pm At Last Licks Scarsdale 8 Palmer Avenue Scarsdale, NY 10583 Rickey Henderson: 6/30 [...]

Hey Mickey! Quick Look at the Yanks’ First Base Coach

Kelleher high fives Arod on a blast

He may stick out on the field, with his fully gray hair and somewhat older-looking physique but the energetic Yankees’ first base coach is stronger and more active than ever. The 64-year-old, Michael “Mick” Kelleher, along with coaching first, warms the infielders up before games by hitting sharp grounder, after grounder, after grounder to each infielder. [...]

Cito: Growing Star Shortstop Down on Yankee Farm

Cito Culver & I

The Charleston RiverDogs starting shortstop, Christopher “Cito” Culver, is a name for every Yankee fan to remember. Culver was drafted in 2010 as the 32nd overall pick out of Irondequoit High School (Rochester, NY). The New York native could not be more thrilled being pegged by many as “the next Derek Jeter.” Let’s face it (sad [...]

Player Appearance Alert: Granderson Today at Lord & Taylor

Grandyman at Lord & Taylor on 5th today to meet fans

That’s right. The hot-hitting Curtis Granderson, will be doing a “meet-and-greet” at Lord & Taylor department store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, today at 5 pm. Might as well brighten up this rainy day with a handshake, high five, or picture with the artful center fielder. Grandy will be on the main floor promoting the [...]

Baseball is in Swisher’s Blood

Nick says he still calls his dad (left) after every game

Ever see Nick Swisher without a smile on his face? Every day at the ballpark, he’s bouncing around, signing autographs for fans, doing secret handshakes with security guards and cops, pumping up teammates for the game, and it seems as if he simply enjoys life. But where did Swish get all of his swagger? What [...]

Yankee Stadium: Good Ball, Good Times, Good Eats

Yogi Berra Digging into Pot of Spaghetti

Yankee Stadium and ballpark weiners: Ahhhh, go together like a hot summer day and frozen margaritas. But what about those baseball fans that are dieting, vegetarians, or like to enjoy more exotic foods while taking in a good Yankee game? Yankee Stadium is actually home to one of the widest ranges of food choices served [...]

A Look Back: ’96 World Series Game 6

'96 Yanks World Series Champs

The air was thick with anticipation on a Saturday evening in the Bronx. All New Yorkers were holding their breath as the Yanks had somehow managed to battle back and win three straight games against the defending-champion Atlanta Braves. It was October 26, 1996, and the Yankees were at the precipice of baseball immortality. It [...]

Yankee Former Farm Field in Upstate NY

Young Jeter playing for Albany-Colonie

For all you Upstate New Yorkers, like me, this may aggravate you. Growing up as an thoroughly-obsessed Yankee fan, living in the foothills of the Adirondacks, where the only way to get to see the Bronx Bombers play in front of my-very-own-eyes would be to beg my parents to drive 5 hours downstate, surely tested [...]

Empire State of Mind: Triple-A Yankees

Triple-A Newly-Named Empire State Yankees Logo

Imagine today, the New York Yankees being told they are going to play an entire season at rival Fenway Park, nearby Citizens Bank Park, and one-borough-away Citi Field (they did play at Shea during ’74-’75 Yankee Stadium renovation). It was cause quite the uproar and confusion. The Yankees “younger brother” team, Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees [...]