Yogi Berra: An Unconventional Legend

Yogi Berra is the most unforgettable, unconventional, legendary catcher in Yankee and baseball history

  His husky build on top of his short, 5’ 7” stature, didn’t make for the most athletic frame. And his unorthodox style of play cast a constant shadow of doubt that he could ever make it as a professional ballplayer. But what he lacked in size and support, he made up for with his [...]

Lessons in the Bronx

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  April 18, 1923. On this date, a grand coliseum opened its gates for the first time– thus the evil empire was born. No, I’m not referring to a place where great Roman warriors once fought to the death in front of thousands of cheering spectators. Although, the environment is chillingly comparable. The infamous structure [...]

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

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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. [...]

Closer Look at Dandy Andy

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Andy Pettitte’s performance last night turned back the clock. For a span of about three hours, I felt as if I was 14 years old again. Number 46 dealing on the mound, pitching in a game against a division rival with first place on the line. Pettitte went 7.1 innings, giving up two hits, walking [...]

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 [...]

Yankees Fans in NYC React To Mariano Rivera’s Legacy

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You don’t have to be a Yankees fan, or even a sports fan to know that Mariano Rivera means the world to New York City. An Illustrious career of closing game after game with robotic like precision, and hardly ever giving fans more than the occasional runner on first to worry about will do that [...]

A Look Back: ’96 World Series Game 6

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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 [...]

My Mariano Rivera Moment

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Growing up a Yankees fan, there are countless memories of Mariano Rivera stuck in my head.   World Series victories, his career record breaking save, splintering bats like they’re tooth picks – his play on the field may not be matched by any pitcher in our lifetime.  It wasn’t until recently though that I was unexpectedly [...]

Empire State of Mind: Triple-A Yankees

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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 [...]