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Derek Jeter Honored by Empire State Building with Yankees Pinstripe Lights
September 28th, 2014 at 9:52 PM
The Derek Jeter farewell tour made one last stop on Sunday after the New York Yankees Captain played in the last game of his career versus the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park: the Empire State Building. The iconic skyscraper in New York City paid its respects to Jeter by lighting...

Derek Jeter Stops Boston Red Sox from Using Bob Sheppard’s Voice at Fenway Park
September 27th, 2014 at 12:52 PM
Derek Jeter has accepted the love and respect he has received from every Major League Baseball team in 2014, but he also has his limits and showed that by stopping the Boston Red Sox from using legendary public address announcer Bob Sheppard's voice at Fenway Park. ***PHOTO1*** In what would have amounted...

New York Yankees RP Dellin Betances Shut Down for Rest of Season
September 27th, 2014 at 12:33 PM
New York Yankees reliever and 2014 breakout star Dellin Betances has been shut down for the final two games of the 2014 season after reaching his innings limit. ***PHOTO1*** David Lennon from Newsday has the latest: Betances done for season. Girardi said he's pitched enough innings for this year. #yankees — David Lennon (@DPLennon)...

Frank Torre, Former Milwaukee Braves First Baseman and Brother of Joe Torre, Dies at 82
September 13th, 2014 at 5:54 PM
Frank Torre who played first base for the Milwaukee Braves and Philadelphia Phillies, has died at the age of 82. Torre who won a World Series with the 1957 Braves, played eight years in the Major Leagues and was a mentor to his little brother, Hall of Fame manager, Joe...

New York Yankees Fans Outraged at Andy Pettitte for Missing Derek Jeter Day
September 8th, 2014 at 7:18 PM
While watching the incredible and moving ceremony that honored Derek Jeter's career on Sunday, there was one huge void from the festivities: Andy Pettitte. Had a blast elk hunting with this one in Colorado! Coolest experience ever! pic.twitter.com/GU7LvfOoEU — Josh Pettitte (@JPettitte21) September 7, 2014 Pettitte, who was a teammate of Jeter's for...

Joe Torre Jokes That Mariano Rivera Had Work Done Before Derek Jeter Day (Video)
September 8th, 2014 at 2:48 PM
One of the best things about Derek Jeter Day at Yankee Stadium was the fact that we got to see some of the great New York Yankees players from the golden era of the 1990's together again. ***PHOTO1*** One of those moments happened before the day began on Sunday in a pregame...

New York Yankees Having Derek Jeter Day is Strange, Paul O’Neill Says
September 6th, 2014 at 4:33 PM
Everyone has their own opinion about how the New York Yankees have handled Derek Jeter's last season in Major League Baseball, and former Yankee Paul O'Neill recently shared his opinion on the matter. ***PHOTO1*** O'Neill specifically commented on the Yanks holding a special day for Jeter, which will take place on September...

New York Yankees Jim Abbott Threw No-Hitter 21 Years Ago Today
September 4th, 2014 at 5:40 PM
It was 21 years ago today that Jim Abbott went into the record books when he threw a no-hitter for the New York Yankees. Abbott kept the Cleveland Indians hitless in front of 27,000 fans at Yankee Stadium on September 4, 1993. ***VIDEO1*** Abbott dazzled for nine innings as he dominated a...

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...