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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...

New York Yankees Legend Yogi Berra: Get Eduardo Nunez Ample At-Bats
February 22nd, 2013 at 8:44 AM
***PHOTO1*** While New York Yankees legend Yogi Berra is missing one of the very few spring trainings he has ever missed this spring, he continues to check in on the progress as camp is in its early stages.  With his abundance of experience, he will also offer knowledge and insight, and...

New York Yankees Closer Mariano Rivera Throws First Session of ’13; Announcement Soon
February 13th, 2013 at 4:12 PM
***PHOTO1*** Following the unfortunate accident prior to a game against the Kansas City Royals last May, Yankees closer Mariano Rivera proclaimed his intent to return for the 2013 season, deciding that after hinting of his retirement after 2012, a torn right ACL was no way to end his illustrious career. Today, after successfully...

New York Yankees Legend Yogi Berra not Expected to Attend 2013 Spring Training
February 12th, 2013 at 8:01 AM
***PHOTO1*** Generally a regular every year at spring training with the New York Yankees, Yogi Berra will not be in attendance this year down in Tampa.  David Kaplan, the director at the Yogi Berra Museum, located in Little Falls, New Jersey, expresses that the 87-year-old legend is just fine and will be...

Jorge Posada Will Join New York Yankees as Guest Instructor in Spring Training
January 19th, 2013 at 6:50 PM
Former catcher Jorge Posada, who retired following the 2011 season, is expected to reunite with the New York Yankees in spring training as a guest instructor.  ***PHOTO1*** "They haven't asked me yet, but they said they are going to," Posada told the Associated Press. "I'll be around."  With the New York Yankees still...

Andy Pettitte Left Off United States Roster for World Baseball Classic
January 17th, 2013 at 11:01 AM
***PHOTO1*** Contrary to a previous report circulated that Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte would be part of the United States starting rotation at the 2013 World Baseball Classic, it appears Pettitte will not be participating in the international tournament.  According to a report by Jon Lane of the YES Network, Team USA announced its...

Andy Pettitte and Mark Teixeira Slated to Play for Former Yankees Manager Joe Torre at 2013 World Baseball Classic
January 14th, 2013 at 3:26 PM
***PHOTO1*** Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte and first baseman Mark Teixeira will be part of former Yankees manager Joe Torre's United States roster for this year's World Baseball Classic.  According to CBS Sports baseball insider Jon Heyman, Pettitte has committed to a join a staff that includes Cy Young Award winner and former New York...