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Former Yankees SP Andy Pettitte Takes Part in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
August 18th, 2014 at 8:07 AM
After Shawn Kelley successfully completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last week, now a former New York Yankees player is taking part in the fun. ***PHOTO1*** Retired starting pitcher Andy Pettitte was nominated by his former teammate, Jorge Posada, and the 42-year-old didn't disappoint. Pettitte's yelp when the water is being poured over...

Roger Clemens Reacts to Hall of Fame Questions; Pedro Martinez Supports Rocket
August 14th, 2014 at 4:26 PM
Former New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens talked to reporters on Thursday when he was inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame. ***VIDEO1*** The topic? Performance-enhancing drugs, of course. Clemens was asked if he should be in the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown when it's his time and The Rocket basically...

New York Yankees: Paul O’Neill’s Most Memorable Highlights (Video)
August 8th, 2014 at 12:01 PM
As the New York Yankees get set to honor Paul O'Neill before Saturday's game versus the Cleveland Indians, we take a look back on his career in pinstripes with highlights of some of his most memorable moments. ***VIDEO1*** Nicknamed "The Warrior," O'Neill was the epitome of toughness and the desire to win...

Paul O’Neill’s Awesome Illustration of New York Yankees’ Mystery Starter
August 8th, 2014 at 8:56 AM
Before the New York Yankees announced that Esmil Rogers was going to get the nod on Friday for David Phelps versus the Cleveland Indians, it was a mystery who would replace the injured 27-year-old. ***VIDEO1*** YES Network announcer and former Yankee, Paul O'Neill, had his own interpretation of what the mystery starter...

Bobby Murcer’s Game-Winning Hit After Delivering Thurman Munson Eulogy (Video)
August 6th, 2014 at 1:59 PM
35 years ago today, one of the saddest days in New York Yankees history was followed by one of the brightest moments after Bobby Murcer's special day and game-winning single propelled a Yankee team with a heavy heart to victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Murcer, who was a close friend to Thurman Munson,...

New York Yankees: Rare Babe Ruth Footage from 1929 At-Bat Released
August 4th, 2014 at 2:14 PM
Rare footage from 1929 has been found that shows New York Yankees legend Babe Ruth hitting a game-winning home run against the Washington Senators. ***VIDEO1*** USA Today Sports' Phil Reisman shared the story of the 30-second reel that was found. In the footage, it shows an at-bat Ruth had against Senators pitcher...

New York Yankees: Joe Torre’s Hall of Fame Speech and Reaction from Cooperstown
July 27th, 2014 at 5:07 PM
Former New York Yankees legendary manager Joe Torre is one of the latest additions to the Baseball Hall of Fame as the 74-year-old was inducted in Cooperstown, New York, on Sunday. ***VIDEO1*** Of course, Torre went in as a Yankee after winning six pennants en route to four World Series titles while...

New York Yankees: Yogi Berra Chooses What His Walk-up Song Would Be
July 26th, 2014 at 9:00 PM
Walk-up songs are all the rage in Major League Baseball nowadays. One New York Yankees legend shared what his would have been if such an idea existed in his day. ***VIDEO1*** Yogi Berra's career didn't extend to the era of walk-up music. In fact, he thinks such a thing is silly; however...

Babe Ruth’s Boston Red Sox Contract Sells for $1 Million at Auction
July 13th, 2014 at 1:10 PM
Babe Ruth's Boston Red Sox contract fetched seven figures at an auction this week, breaking the old record also set by the Babe. ***VIDEO1*** The contract was signed in 1918 by Ruth when he joined the Red Sox and it sold for a cool million dollars, according to Darren Rovell of ESPN.com. The...

Lou Gehrig Speech Recited by Yankees’ Derek Jeter and 30 MLB 1st Baseman (Video)
July 2nd, 2014 at 2:57 PM
The 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig's "Luckiest man alive" speech will be on July 4 and is being commemorated by Major League Baseball. ***VIDEO1*** One of the ways to remember Gehrig is to recite his infamous speech made in 1939 through the mouths of 30 current first baseman in the league, with...

New York Yankees: Johnny Damon Hit by Pitch on Old Timer’s Day 2014
June 24th, 2014 at 11:04 AM
Old Timer's Day is always fun at Yankee Stadium each and every year, but things got a little serious when Johnny Damon stepped to the plate. ***VIDEO1*** The pitcher was former reliever Graeme Lloyd, who decided to get Damon back for the Boston years when he was a member of the Red...

Goose Gossage Receives Plaque in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium
June 22nd, 2014 at 9:50 PM
The New York Yankees honored Rich "Goose" Gossage with a plaque in Monument Park on Sunday. Gossage and Ron Davis teamed to become the first dominant set-up, closing tandem in baseball. ***VIDEO1*** In the early 1970's the closer role was relatively new in baseball and still developing. The Yankees were one of the...

MLB Draft 2014: Mariano Rivera on New York Yankees Picking His Son (Video)
June 17th, 2014 at 3:14 PM
Mariano Rivera recently discussed what it was like for the New York Yankees to draft his son in the 2014 MLB draft. ***VIDEO1*** Mariano Rivera III was drafted in the 29th round of the draft with the 872nd pick. Like his dad, he is also a pitcher, only without the career success his father...

Tony Gwynn is Remembered by New York Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera (Video)
June 16th, 2014 at 10:24 PM
New York Yankees great Mariano Rivera reflected on the life and career of San Diego Padres legend Tony Gwynn. Rivera and Gwynn crossed paths during their respective careers with their two teams meeting in the World Series in 1998 when the Yankees topped the Padres in four games. Rivera got to...

Jose Canseco to Tour Country in ‘CansecoMobile’ to Beat Babe Ruth’s Home Run Record
June 13th, 2014 at 5:29 PM
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the ballpark... he's baaaaaaaaaaaaaack! The summer blockbuster known as Jose Canseco's Homerun Challenge Tour will kick off next week and will soon be coming to a city near you. Canseco 49, who last played in the majors in 2001, will...

Jorge Posada Talks Return to New York Yankees, Major League Baseball
June 10th, 2014 at 4:14 PM
The New York Yankees offense has been so bad this season that it has fans looking to retired players for some help, but don't expect Jorge Posada to come out of retirement with a helping hand. ***VIDEO1*** Posada attended the Miguel Cotto-Sergio Martinez fight last Saturday and was asked whether he would...

Hideki Matsui, Johnny Damon to Participate in New York Yankees Old Timer’s Day on June 22
June 10th, 2014 at 1:42 PM
Nobody does an Old Timer's Day like the New York Yankees; especially since they have so many legends and popular players always come back to greet the fans and reminisce about their time in pinstripes. ***VIDEO1*** On June 22, two new players will be participating in the 2014 Old Timer's Day as...

Bruce Springsteen Seen with New York Yankees Great Mariano Rivera’s Book
June 10th, 2014 at 11:15 AM
It seems everyone is flocking to buy New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera's book and Bruce Springsteen is one of the more famous people to make that purchase. ***VIDEO1*** The Boss was seen carrying the book on Monday while walking down the street with a drink in his hand, non-alcoholic. MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince...

Tampa Bay Rays Tribute to Don Zimmer Before Saturday’s Game Vs. Mariners (Video)
June 7th, 2014 at 8:36 PM
The memory of Don Zimmer was honored on Saturday before the Tampa Bay Rays game versus the Seattle Mariners with a fantastic tribute to a man who spent 66 years in baseball. ***VIDEO1*** Former players, coaches and friends that knew Zimmer during his incredible career spoke as everyone remembered a truly legendary...

New York Yankees and New York Mets Comment on Recent Surge in ‘Tommy John’ Surgeries
May 16th, 2014 at 3:31 PM
During a recent Subway Series event at the Delta Dugout at the MLB Fan Cave in New York, current and former New York Mets and Yankees players and coaches discussed the sudden rise in Tommy John procedures in the Major Leagues. ***VIDEO1*** A hot topic was the recent announcement that Miami Marlins...