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New York Yankees Unveil Paul O’Neill Bobblehead for July 27 Game
April 17th, 2014 at 4:28 PM
Former New York Yankees outfielder Paul O'Neill will be honored on July 27 with a bobblehead giveaway for the first 18,000 fans in attendance that day at Yankee Stadium. The July 27 contest will be a Sunday afternoon game versus the Toronto Blue Jays. Here's a look at what the bobblehead version...

40 Years Ago Today: Hank Aaron Broke Babe Ruth’s Home Run Record with Number 715
April 8th, 2014 at 6:14 PM
To say Babe Ruth influenced the game of baseball would be a huge understatement. Nearly 66 years after his death, Ruth is still one of the most recognizable faces of the game. Ruth was the sport's first power hitter and hit over 40 home runs 10 times and set the...

New York Yankees Great Hideki Matsui to Play in 2014 Hall of Fame Classic
April 8th, 2014 at 6:12 PM
***PHOTO1*** Former New York Yankees great Hideki Matsui has been chosen to play in the 2014 Hall of Fame Classic in Cooperstown at Doubleday Field. The game will be played on May 24, 2014 and will consist of recently retired major leaguers representing each of the 30 teams in Major League Baseball. Hall...

Retired Yankees’ Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte Throw Out Ceremonial 1st Pitch to Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada on Opening Day
April 7th, 2014 at 3:44 PM
It had been almost three years since the "Core Four" of the New York Yankees had been on the same field. That four, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada; all played together since 1995 and won five World Series titles together. ***VIDEO1*** But ever since Posada retired after the...

The New York Yankees Arrive in Panama for the Inaugural Legend Series
March 14th, 2014 at 7:31 PM
The New York Yankees arrived in Panama City Thursday night to take part in a split-squad Spring Training series against the Miami Marlins. The "Legend Series" will include events that support the Mariano Rivera Foundation. The Legend Series will mark the first Major League games in Panama, since 1947. ***PHOTO1*** Proceeds form...

Former New York Yankee Mariano Rivera Addresses Rumors of a Possible Return to Pinstripes
February 28th, 2014 at 9:13 AM
For the first time in 20 years, former New York Yankee closer, Mariano Rivera is not with his team in Spring Training. There has been some speculation that Mariano could join his former Yankee teammates when the Yankees travel to Panama for the Legend Series on March 15-16 in Rivera's homeland.  ***PHOTO1*** On...

New York Yankee History Shows That David Robertson Will Make a Successful Transition to the Closers Role
February 17th, 2014 at 8:03 PM
With Mariano Rivera retiring at the end of last season the torch has been passed to first year New York Yankee closer, David Robertson. Many Yankee fans are asking the same questions. Is he the right guy? Should we sign a free agent? Why Can't Mariano pitch forever? The time of...

Former New York Yankees Manager Joe Torre on Derek Jeter’s Retirement: He’s a Part of Yankee History
February 13th, 2014 at 10:01 PM
When Derek Jeter retires at the end of this season, it is just a formality that the Yankees will retire Jeter's uniform number. When Jeter joins the Yankee greats in Monument Park, so will his famed number two. ***PHOTO1*** With number two gone all of the single digit numbers will be retired, except...

Derek Jeter Declares He’s Working Hard at Turn 2 Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic Launch Party
January 16th, 2014 at 4:48 AM
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has been working hard to get back on the field after losing almost the entire 2013 season to injuries appearing in only 17 games. The 39 year old Captain spoke to the media  at the Seminole Hard Rock and Casino in Tampa, Florida Wednesday night while hosting the...

Brett Gardner One of the Honorees for the 34th Annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner
January 9th, 2014 at 1:32 AM
The honorees have been announced for the 34th Annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner and New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is among the honored guests. Gardner will be recognized for his philanthropic endeavors and his athletic success. Brett regularly visits sick children at New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital during...

Former New York Yankees Pitcher Mike Mussina up for Hall of Fame
November 26th, 2013 at 10:41 AM
***PHOTO1*** Retired pitcher Mike Mussina, who played for the New York Yankees from 2001-2008, is on the ballot for the Hall of Fame. Many critics argue that he was good, even very good, but maybe not great for the Hall of Fame. In his eight-year stint with the Yankees, he compiled...

Bernie Williams Endorses Carlos Beltran for the New York Yankees; Thinks He’ll Thrive in the Bronx
November 25th, 2013 at 11:34 PM
Bernie Williams knows a thing or two about being a premier outfielder for a team in New York considering he was the Yankees starting outfielder for 15 years and was a part of four World Series Championships. Since his unofficial retirement from baseball after 2006, Williams still keeps a very active...

Jorge Posada Endorses Brian McCann; Thinks New York Yankees Should Sign Catcher for 2014
November 16th, 2013 at 2:14 AM
When people look at Brian McCann of the Atlanta Braves, they make the comparisons to former New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada, who was such a key part in the team winning four World Series titles during his tenure from 1998-2000 and 2009. McCann is a power-hitting catcher similar to how...

Report: Former New York Yankees RF Paul O’Neill Interested in Cincinnati Reds Managing Job
October 10th, 2013 at 11:14 AM
Since retiring from baseball following the 2001 season, former New York Yankees right fielder Paul O'Neill has enjoyed life after baseball, which has included being an analyst for the team on the YES Network. He never showed any reported interest in getting into coaching or managing, that is until now, as...

This Day in Yankees History: Remembering New York Yankees Catcher and Captain Thurman Munson
August 2nd, 2013 at 8:26 AM
The date August 2, 1979 will be a day that forever lives in New York Yankees history. Unfortunately, it's not remembered for one of the better moments in their team history, especially the fans because they lost one of the most beloved and popular players ever.   During the 1979 season, Yankees...

New York Yankees to Sign Former Slugger Hideki Matsui to One-Day Contract
April 29th, 2013 at 1:53 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees have announced they will sign former outfielder/designated hitter Hideki Matsui to a one-day contract, in an obvious gesture of properly celebrating the slugger's career in pinstripes. Matsui, who signed as a Yankee in 2002, and whose career in pinstripes culminated with a World Series MVP award, when the...

New York Yankees to Wear Number 42 on Tuesday Night in Honor of Jackie Robinson
April 15th, 2013 at 4:57 PM
***PHOTO1*** Monday marks the 66th anniversary of baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson becoming the first African-American player in Major League Baseball, and in honor of the legendary Brooklyn Dodger, the New York Yankees will all wear number 42 on Tuesday night, when the Arizona Diamondbacks visit the Bronx for the first of a...

Former New York Yankees Outfielder Hideki Matsui to Receive High Japanese Honor
April 2nd, 2013 at 6:33 PM
***PHOTO1*** Generally around this time of year, as Opening Day has come and gone and we're now in the inception of a new baseball season, our stories tend to focus on current team happenings.  However, it's nice to check in, now and then, on former Yankees.  Moreover, it's even nicer to...

New York Yankees Closer Mariano Rivera: “After This Year, I Will Be Retired”
March 9th, 2013 at 1:01 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** On Saturday morning, just hours before legendary Yankees closer Mariano Rivera will throw his first pitch since April 30 of last season, when the Atlanta Braves come to Steinbrenner Field for Grapefruit League play, the inevitable was confirmed. Just days after news was leaked that Major League Baseball's all-time career saves leader would formally...

New York Yankees Closer Mariano Rivera to Announce Retirement Following ’13
March 7th, 2013 at 1:59 PM
***PHOTO1*** While the Yankees organization and its fans knew this day was inevitable, the formality of an expected announcement Saturday morning will still be bittersweet. Per Joel Sherman of The New York Post, in addition to making his spring debut Saturday in Grapefruit League action against the Atlanta Braves, legendary Yankees closer Mariano...