1. Marty Appel Sheds New Light on Brian Cashman Bashing Joe Torre

    Marty Appel, the former Public Relations Director of the New York Yankees , has confirmed what many fans have suspected...

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  2. New York Yankees' Michael Pineda Might Be a Victim of the 'Verducci Effect'

    "In no way do I believe, or do the New York Yankees believe, that the Seattle Mariners had any knowledge of any issues here with Michael Pineda prior to the trade or anything of that nature," Brian Cashman said...

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  3. Andy Pettitte, Phil Hughes and Michael Pineda: Yankees Need Another Starter

    There is a lot of time left, but the problem will not go away. The New York Yankees need another starting pitcher...

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  4. Mike Lupica's Cheap Shots at Commissioner Bud Selig and Ryan Braun

    Mike Lupica, in his usual smarmy manner, took a cheap shot at Bud Selig. In a column dated Feb. 23, 2012, the sub-headline on Lupica's story about Ryan Braun being found innocent ...

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  5. New York Yankees Broadcasts to ESPN-FM in 2013 Without John Sterling?

    Phil Mushnick of the New York Post reports that the New York Yankees might have their games broadcast on an FM station next season...

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  6. Brian Cashman Was Right Not to Sign Yu Darvish to the New York Yankees

    Brian Cashman made the right move followed by another right move. As Wallace Mathews of ESPN writes, not signing Yu Darvish was Cashman's only choice and trading a potential star catcher for a potential top pitcher should never be criticized...

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  7. Mickey Mantle Was Criticized for Not Hitting Important Home Runs

    Mickey Mantle won the Triple Crown in 1956, batting .353 with 52 home runs and 130 RBIs. My brother and I often heard some of our friends that didn't exactly root for Mantle or ...

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  8. Marty Appel's Pinstripe Empire and the Legend of Casey Stengel's Lost Shoe

    Say "Yankee Stadium," and fans think "World Series." The New York Yankees have won 108 World Series games, but, ironically, they lost the first one ever played at the Stadium...

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  9. New York Yankees: One Pennant Often Led to Another or Two Streaks of 5 in a Row

    The New York Yankees have won 40 pennants and 27 World Series . Unlike most other franchises, the Yankees usually string their pennants together. The Yankees won the first pennant in their history in 1921...

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  10. Derek Jeter Is Great by Both Old Standards and Modern Measurements

    Derek Jeter is off to a great start, batting .382/.411/.618 with four home runs and 12 RBIs after the New York Yankees' first 15 games...

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  11. Joe Girardi Is Right in Getting the New York Yankees Ready for October in April

    Joe Girardi 's first priority is to lead the New York Yankees to yet another world championship, but to do that, he is getting his players in top shape for the October playoffs in April...

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  12. Roy Oswalt to the New York Yankees or No World Championship This Year

    It's time for the New York Yankees to stop lurking in the background and sign Roy Oswalt . No, not to stop the Boston Red Sox from getting him. The Red Sox were dead before the season started...

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  13. Pinstripe Empire Explains Why the Yankees Became Losers for 11 Long Seasons

    Marty Appel, in his latest book . Pinstripe Empire , explains why the New York Yankees fell on hard times following the 1964 season...

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  14. New York Yankees' 2004 Loss to Boston Red Sox Not the Worst

    “Whatever the Yankees bring up as far as having success, you can easily knock it out by saying we knocked you out after being 0-and-3...

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  15. Marty Appel's Pinstripe Empire Is the New Standard for New York Yankees Books

    Frank Graham, Tom Meany, David Halberstam, Glenn Stout, Buster Olney, Tom Molito, Jane Leavy and Marty Appel have all written excellent books about the New York Yankees , but Marty ...

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  16. Jeff Bagwell Is Guilty Until Proved Innocent of Steroid Use

    In 1994, the season in which those that rule baseball showed what they considered their top priority , Jeff Bagwell led the league in runs scored (104), runs batted in (116), slugging (...

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  17. Roger Clemens and Larry Lucchino Are Teaching Congress a Lesson It Won't Learn

    The Boston Red Sox , unlike Congress, recognize and appreciate greatness. Larry Lucchino, the Red Sox CEO invited Roger Clemens to the 100-year anniversary celebration at Fenway Park, but Mr...

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  18. Joe Girardi and Andruw Jones vs. Gil Hodges and Cleon Jones, or How to Manage

    New York Yankees fans, at least those that were at the ball park for Wednesday's loss to the Minnesota Twins , know what Joe Girardi can do with his notebook...

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  19. Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels Won't Be Enough for a Phillies Pennant

    I know it's early in the season, but there is a good chance that the Philadelphia Phillies' lack of offense is not an aberration. Last night's loss to the San Francisco Giants might be the template for the 2012 Phillies...

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  20. Remembering a New York Mets-Chicago Cubs Doubleheader 39 Years Later

    It was early in the 1973 season. I was at my friend’s house for lunch, after which we would visit the Milleridge Inn in Jericho, N.Y. for dinner...

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  21. Roger Clemens Trial: The Joke Continues as the Money Is Squandered

    Barry Bonds was found guilty of one charge of obstruction of justice. Some or even most Americans might believe or want to believe that he used performance-enhancing substances ...

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  22. A-Rod's 630 Home Runs Compared with Ken Griffey Jr.'s 630 Home Runs

    Alex Rodriguez and Ken Griffey Jr. each have 630 career home runs. A-Rod was part of the 2009 world champion New York Yankees , while Griffey has never appeared in the World Series...

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  23. Larry Doby's Cleveland Indians Teammates Shunned and Embarrassed Him

    Larry Doby faced the same prejudice as Jackie Robinson, but unlike the volatile Robinson, Doby had no trouble remaining within himself, even as a young player...

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  24. Al Kaline Might Not Make the Hall of Fame Today, Which Is Ridiculous

    Al Kaline joined Ty Cobb, Stan Musial, Tris Speaker, Hank Aaron, Honus Wagner, Nap Lajoie, Willie Mays and Roberto Clemente on Sept. 24, 1974. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams and Rogers Hornsby don't have 3,000 career hits...

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  25. Jackie Robinson Inspired America but Ultimately Lost Faith in American Justice

    In 1949, star second baseman Jackie Robinson inspired all of America once again. This time, two years after he became the first Negro to play in the major leagues, Robinson declared ...

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