1. Joe Jackson Had an Outstanding 1919 WS for the White Sox in a Losing Effort

    On Sept. 24, 1919, Shoeless Joe Jackson drove in the winning run in the game that clinched the pennant for the Chicago White Sox . Jackson finished the season batting .351, which was fourth best in the league...

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  2. Mantle's Triple Crown, Berra's HR Mark & Larsen's Perfecto: 1956 Was a Good Year

    The 1956 baseball season started for the New York Yankees on April 17. The pennant was conceded to them by almost everyone but one or two American League teams. It appeared that the Yankees had no weaknesses...

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  3. Jeter, Pettitte, Rivera and Posada: The 2009 WS Was Special to the "Humble 4"

    All four recognized the significance of the moment as Derek Jeter held the World Series trophy high over his head; 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000 no longer seemed so far in the past...

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  4. Roger Clemens Could Be Found Not Guilty because Jurors Ignore the Evidence

    Roger Clemens will go on trial on Apr. 16, 2012. The seven-time Cy Young Award winner was indicted in 2010 for perjury, making false statements and obstruction over his testimony ...

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  5. Connie Marrero Finally Gets His Pension After Retiring in 1954

    The date was Apr. 21, 1950. The New York Yankees were leading the Washington Senators 12-7 in the bottom of the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium. Joe DiMaggio was on third base, Yogi Berra was on first and there was one out...

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  6. Roger Maris, Clete Boyer and Other KC Friends Helped the 1961 Yankees Win

    The 1961 New York Yankees rank among the greatest teams in baseball history. Many fans don't realize that many of the players were obtained from the Kansas City Athletics ...

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  7. New York Yankees: Orlando Hernandez Cost Team Third Consecutive WS Sweep in 2000

    The 2000 New York Yankees won only 87 games during the regular season, yet they won their third consecutive Eastern Division title and made it to the World Series despite having the worst record of the eight playoff teams...

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  8. Roger Clemens Pitched a Better Yankees Postseason Game Than Even Don Larsen

    Roger Clemens pitched the greatest postseason game in history. Yes, it was better than even Don Larsen's perfect game against the Brooklyn Dodgers in the fifth game of the 1956 World Series...

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  9. Tom Tresh's Clutch HR in Game 5 of the 1964 World Series Raised Fans' Hopes

    The New York Yankees were trailing the St. Louis Cardinals , 2-0 in the top of the eighth inning of Game 5 of the 1964 World Series . It was time for me to leave the television and go to the bus stop...

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  10. Reggie Jackson Was a Liar and George Steinbrenner Was Convicted, Said Mr. Martin

    As the New York Yankees were waiting to board a plane from Chicago to Kansas City , Billy Martin told reporters early Sunday evening, "The two men deserve each other. One's a born liar, the other's convicted...

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  11. Don Mattingly Is in a Class with Yankees' Greats DiMaggio and Berra

    Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra were two great New York Yankees hitters that were difficult to strike out. Each played in an era when a strikeout was viewed as a failure and minor disgrace...

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  12. Yogi Berra's Incredible Feat for the Yankees That No Slugger Will Ever Match

    The New York Yankees won the 1950 pennant, edging out the second-place Detroit Tigers by three games and the third-place Boston Red Sox by four games. The Yankee scored 914 runs, averaged 5...

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  13. Yogi Berra's "Bad" 1957 Yankees Season Became a Good One in the 21st Century

    Yogi Berra had a "bad" season in 1957. Fifty-five years later, we realize that Berra had a very good season. How could that happen? In the 21st century, we have sabermetricians that help us evaluate the importance of specific statistics...

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  14. Frank Shea Started Game 7 of the 1947 WS for the Yankees on One Day's Rest

    The 1947 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers was tied at three games each...

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  15. Casey Stengel's Great Call for Mickey Mantle in the 1953 World Series

    In 1953, the New York Yankees met the Brooklyn Dodgers in the World Series . It was the second consecutive season in which the teams would face each other, but of greater significance ...

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  16. Tommy Tresh's Play Made Yankees Fans Remember Bobby Richardson's Historic Catch

    Ralph Terry, relying primarily on a fast ball and slider, had retired the first 17 San Francisco Giants batters...

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  17. New York Yankees: Bobby Shantz's Last Pitch Changed Yankee History

    In 1952, Bobby Shantz won 24 games for the Philadelphia Athletics . He was voted the American League's MVP. The next few seasons, Shantz suffered arm problems, winning only 13 games from 1953-56...

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  18. Andy Pettitte Isn't Even the Yankees' Best Pitcher That Was Born in Louisiana

    Don't get upset, but for many individuals, that will be difficult. Others will agree wholeheartedly with the following statement: Andy Pettitte isn't the second greatest New ...

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  19. New York Yankees: Key to Success in 2012 Is to Be Like the 1996 Yankees

    The 2011 New York Yankees scored 867 runs, averaging about 5.35 runs per game. The team struck out 1,138 times with 627 walks. Not one Yankees' player walked more than he struck out...

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  20. Andy Pettitte Is Overrated as a Clutch World Series Pitcher

    Andy Pettitte has started 13 World Series games . He is 5-4 with a 4.06 ERA and a 1.403 WHIP. Whitey Ford (10), Red Ruffing (7), Allie Reynolds (7), Bob Gibson (7), Chief Bender ...

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  21. Joe McGinnity: Iron Man's Lifetime Suspension Lasted 12 Days

    Joe McGinnity joined the Baltimore Orioles in 1899 at the ripe old age of 28. McGinnity had spent many years in the minor leagues (yes, there were minor leagues in the 19th century) ...

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  22. Andy Pettitte Never Used a Substance Banned by Major League Baseball

    How many times have we been told that Andy Pettitte used Human Growth Hormone? How many times have we been told that when Andy Pettitte used Human Growth Hormone it was not on baseball's list of banned substances? That's what I thought...

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  23. Herb Pennock's Racist Position Didn't Stop His Election to the Hall of Fame

    When Herb Pennock learned that the Boston Red Sox had traded him to the New York Yankees , he and his wife danced a jig. With the Yankees from 1923-33, Pennock was 162-90 (...

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  24. Is Pettitte's Return Related to Mike Pineda, Dellin Betances & Manny Baneulos?

    Bizarre is not the right word. Maybe unbelievable is better. Ridiculous describes it best. The New York Yankees have just announced that they have signed Andy Pettitte to ...

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  25. Chris Chambliss Punched Some Fans When They Tried to Rip off His Clothes

    "Now I know how Bobby Thomson felt," Chris Chambliss told the media. 25 years after Bobby Thomson hit a home run off Ralph Branca's final pitch of the 1951 season to send the ...

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