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New York Yankees and Players Fail to Recognize Ernie Banks’ Death at Age 83
January 24th, 2015 at 5:32 PM
A true Major League Baseball legend passed away on Friday when Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks died at the age of 83, but if you were following the New York Yankees on social media, you wouldn't have known anything happened. ***PHOTO1*** That's because the team has been absolutely silent on the passing...

Yankees News & Notes: Yogi Berra Talks Deflategate, Bird No. 3 1B Prospect and More
January 24th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Here are a few tidbits from the New York Yankees Universe. ***PHOTO1*** Yogi Talks Deflategate Yogi Berra's Yogisms are always classics, and recently the Yankees legend applied one to the controversy surrounding the New England Patriots, lovingly known as "Deflategate." Yogi's granddaughter, Lindsay Berra, had a quote from her gramps talking about the Patriots: Gramp...

Laura Posada Tweets Wedding Photo from 2000 with Derek Jeter as Jorge’s Best Man
January 21st, 2015 at 5:04 PM
On this day 15 years ago, Jorge Posada and his wife Laura got married, with perhaps the coolest part of the wedding being Derek Jeter playing the Best Man role. A fresh faced Jeter at the age of 25 can be seen in this wedding photo tweeted by Laura Posada, quietly...

Jorge Posada not Happy New York Yankees Assigned Wife Laura No. 2 Jersey
January 16th, 2015 at 5:58 PM
UPDATE: Saturday, January 17 at 4:05 p.m. ET Well, the mystery has been solved as to why Jorge Posada's wife Laura was assigned Derek Jeter's No. 2 as opposed to Jorge's No. 20 at the Yanks' women's mini-fantasy camp. It turns out there was a simple error in the paperwork, as Laura...

Willie Randolph Reacts to New York Yankees not Hiring Him for Coaching Position
January 12th, 2015 at 2:55 PM
Willie Randolph was hopeful to get back on the baseball field this season as a coach, but that opportunity won't come with the New York Yankees, leaving the team's former second baseman disappointed. ***PHOTO1*** It was actually Randolph who reached out to the Yankees looking for an interview during their search, but...

Pedro Martinez Says Jorge Posada Insulted His Mother During Yankees-Red Sox Brawl
January 8th, 2015 at 10:29 AM
The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox rivalry was so heated in the 2000's that Pedro Martinez's mother got involved, apparently thanks to catcher Jorge Posada. ***PHOTO1*** Martinez, who admitted he didn't like Posada in an interview on Daily News Live on SNY TV, per Jon Harper of the New York...

Penn State Kicker Uses Derek Jeter’s Old Locker, Wins Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium
December 28th, 2014 at 11:54 AM
UPDATE: Wednesday, December 31 at 12:34 p.m. ET Derek Jeter has congratulated Penn State kicker Sam Ficken on booting the game-winning extra point in the Pinstripe Bowl while using The Captain's locker: "Congrats @sficken1 on the Pinstripe Bowl win. I hope my old @Yankees locker treated you well." - Derek Jeter pic.twitter.com/e8UAg8cN8O —...

New York Yankees News & Notes: New Luxury Tax Kings, World Series Odds, and More
December 21st, 2014 at 10:28 AM
Here are some news and notes from the New York Yankees Universe to look over while you enjoy your Sunday cup of coffee. ***PHOTO1*** New Luxury Tax Kings The Yanks have had a long and expensive reign at the top of the luxury tax standings in Major League Baseball, but now the franchise...

New York Yankees in Dark Age, but Prospects are Light at End of the Tunnel
December 19th, 2014 at 12:57 PM
The New York Yankees have spent themselves into a corner and have very little wiggle room to improve their roster from last season. With no end in sight, this may be the norm for the next few seasons as the Yankees wait for the contracts of CC Sabathia, Alex Rodriguez...

New York Yankees Legend Derek Jeter Shares Secret on How to Avoid Bad Press
December 16th, 2014 at 4:47 PM
New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter was never removed from his perch atop the New York sports world during his 20-year career in Major League Baseball. ***PHOTO1*** That's because the former Yankees Captain had a very simple recipe to avoid bad press from the sometimes overwhelming media in the Big Apple. What was...

Former Yankees Jorge Posada and Jose Contreras Allegedly Ripped-Off in Money Scam
December 15th, 2014 at 7:40 PM
Former New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada and pitcher Jose Contreras claim they are the victims of a multimillion dollar money scam that has cost each player a significant piece of their career earnings. ***PHOTO1*** The two former players have filed a lawsuit against Juan Carlos Collar and Anthony Fernandez, two Cuban-American...

New York Yankees Legend Joe DiMaggio’s Love Letters to Marilyn Monroe
November 17th, 2014 at 4:52 PM
It's pretty rare to get a look into the personal life of New York Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio, but a unique opportunity has given us a glimpse of the baseball great's love for Marilyn Monroe. ***PHOTO1*** The Associated Press, via CBS News, is reporting love letters from Joltin' Joe to the blonde...

Joe Torre Reacts to Idea That Yankees Manager Joe Girardi Might Be on Hot Seat
October 22nd, 2014 at 11:59 AM
It has been two full seasons since the New York Yankees have played meaningful games in October, but according to former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, that won't lead to current skipper Joe Girardi being on the hot seat anytime soon. ***PHOTO1*** Brendan Kuty of NJ.com shared the details of what...

Dave Magadan Won’t Become Yankees Hitting Coach; Chili Davis Chose Boston Over NY
October 20th, 2014 at 5:54 PM
The New York Yankees have notified Texas Rangers hitting coach Dave Magadan that he will not be the team's next hitting coach. ***PHOTO1*** Anthony McCarron of New York Daily News has the latest: Dave Magadan has been told by the Yankees he's not going to be their hitting coach. — Anthony McCarron (@AnthonyMcCarron) October...

Former New York Yankees 1B Coach Mick Kelleher Retires from Baseball
October 20th, 2014 at 9:22 AM
Recently fired New York Yankees first base coach Mick Kelleher is hanging up his cleats and will no longer coach in Major League Baseball. ***PHOTO1*** Sweeny Murty of WFAN reported the news, announcing that Kelleher was retiring after 46 years in baseball, 16 of which were spent with the Yankees' organization: Former NYY...

MLB Rumors: New York Yankees Very Close to Hiring a New Hitting Coach
October 17th, 2014 at 3:50 PM
How close are the New York Yankees to hiring a new hitting coach to replace the recently fired Kevin Long? ***PHOTO1*** The decision could come down before Tuesday, or right before the start of the World Series. One of the Yanks' candidates, Texas Rangers hitting coach Dave Magadan, gave a clue as to...

Keith Olbermann’s Failure to Become Yankees Announcer Fueling Derek Jeter Hate?
October 15th, 2014 at 2:01 PM
All Keith Olbermann wanted to be was a New York Yankees play-by-play announcer when he grew up. ***PHOTO1*** At least that's what he admitted to Richard Deitsch in an interview with Sports Illustrated. When asked what was one thing he wanted to do in sports, Keith chose a Yankees play-by-play man, which he...

MLB Rumors: Yankees Wise not to Consider Tino Martinez for Hitting Coach
October 13th, 2014 at 12:59 PM
Former New York Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez will not be considered a candidate for the team's vacant hitting coach position after Kevin Long was fired on Friday. ***PHOTO1*** Bob Klapisch of NorthJersey.com has the latest info on the Yanks' search: Told Tino Martinez is not under consideration to replace Kevin Long as...

Derek Jeter Farewell Tour with New York Yankees Gives YES Network Ratings Boost
October 10th, 2014 at 8:58 AM
The New York Yankees Captain, Derek Jeter, was a one-man wrecking crew this season and he most likely single-handedly gave the YES Network a ratings boost. ***PHOTO1*** The official home of the Yankees saw an increase in their ratings during the 2014 season, which would normally be contradictory because of the team's...

New York Yankees Legend Yogi Berra’s Museum Burglarized; Police Investigating
October 9th, 2014 at 12:01 PM
UPDATE: Thursday, October 9 at 6:39 p.m. ET Bryan Hoch of MLB.com has the latest on the burglary of the Yogi Berra Museum, including the specific items that were taken: Thieves stole an undisclosed number of Hall of Famer Yogi Berra's World Series rings and two of his MVP plaques from the...