1. Luke Scott: The Red Sox Fans Are Ruthless, Arrogant and Vulgar

    Luke Scott was in the Baltimore Orioles ' clubhouse the night of Sept. 28, 2011. He and some teammates were watching the Orioles play the Boston Red Sox . Then they were watching the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays ...

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  2. Arnold Rothstein a Key Figure for Chicago White Sox' 1919 World Series Fix

    Who was Arnold Rothstein? How could one man shake the faith of 50 million individuals? How could that man be exonerated from all criminal charges? The last question has a simple answer...

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  3. Joe DiMaggio Harassed the Red Sox at the Start and Finish of His 1949 Season

    Joe DiMaggio missed the first 65 games of the 1949 season because of an inflamed right heel. He made his season's debut on June 28 at Fenway Park...

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  4. Joe DiMaggio and Yankee Stadium Were Not Good Friends

    Yankee Stadium was not Joe DiMaggio's "friend." Mickey Mantle, whom many consider almost DiMaggio's equal, claimed that he and good pal Whitey Ford witnessed many deep DiMaggio ...

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  5. Kenny Rogers Really Proved Himself After Seducing the New York Mets

    The New York Mets and New York Yankees have Kenny Rogers in common. That was not a good thing for either team, but it was disastrous for the Mets...

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  6. Spring Training: Closer Frank Francisco and the Mets Are in a Situation to Excel

    Frank Francisco is the New York Mets closer. He is looking forward with eager anticipation to his role. He has demonstrated at times that he can be a force. "I like the challenge, the competition," Francisco said to reporters ...

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  7. Yogi Berra Has a Great History as a New York Met

    When the New York Mets signed Yogi Berra during the middle of November 1964, it was announced that the Mets would pay him $40,000 and the New York Yankees would pay him $25,000...

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  8. New York Mets: David Wright Is Right Not to Like the Underdog T-Shirts

    Going into the 2011 season, I wrote that David Wright was a better third baseman than Alex Rodriguez ...

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  9. Jose Reyes Is Gone, but New York Mets Might Be a Better Team Without Him

    The media and most New York Mets fans are lamenting the departure of Jose Reyes . It may be much better than it seems. Exactly what did the Mets win with Reyes at shortstop? The answer is one NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2006...

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  10. George Foster: New York Mets Favored White Lenny Dykstra over Mookie Wilson

    Thirty-three-year-old George Foster became a New York Met on Feb. 10, 1982. He never batted more than .269 for them and never hit more than 28 home runs for New York's favorite team at the time...

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  11. Yankees Top Prospect Derek Jeter Adjusts to Meet the Challenge

    Derek Jeter is nearing the end of the trail. He has been a class act in the tradition of Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and Phil Rizzuto. The March 1995 issue of Baseball Digest has a article that presents the top rookie prospects for the 1996 season...

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  12. CC Sabathia, Ivan Nova or Michael Pineda: Who Is the New York Yankees' Ace?

    It's a great "problem" for New York Yankees fans. Who will be the ace of the staff ? The immediate response of most fans would be, "CC Sabathia." They would be right...

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  13. Gil Hodges Wasn't Fooled by Tommie Agee's First Mets Season

    It was early June, 1967. As I was washing my 1962 Nova in front of the house, I was listening to the New York Yankees playing the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium...

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  14. Felix Millan Once Hit Too Many Singles for the Mets and Joe Torre

    Today, Felix Millan would be an under appreciated player because all he did was hit about .280, play an excellent second base and help the team win. Millan choked up on the bat because his job was to make contact...

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  15. 1958 World Series: Bob Turley, Mel Allen and Elston Howard Win Game 5

    The Milwaukee Braves had just beaten the New York Yankees to take a seemingly insurmountable three-games-to-one lead in the 1958 World Series . My brother, cousin and I were quite depressed when my cousin suggested that we go for a ride...

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  16. Derek Jeter Proves the Fallacy of Range Factor as a Measure of Defense Ability

    This is a response to the article I posted on B/R yesterday. The "experts" that rank Jeter among the defensively challenged shortstops use modern statistics to make their case...

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  17. Derek Jeter, Sadly, Has One of the Worst Range Factors Among Yankees' Shortstops

    Range Factor is a measurement of a defensive player's range. It is a simple statistic that is calculated by adding a fielder's put outs and assists, multiplying that number by nine and dividing the result by games played...

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  18. Bud Selig's Disingenous Approach to Steroid Use Disrespects Maris and Aaron

    Major League Baseball (MLB) is a company that operates baseball leagues in North America. Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Roger Maris and Barry Bonds are some of baseball's most famous players...

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  19. Horace Clarke Was Better Than New York Yankees' Fans and the "Experts" Thought

    He was a fine player who is almost always overlooked when discussing Yankees second baseman. Horace Clarke was a sure-handed defensive player that first played shortstop before he took over as the Yankees' regular second baseman...

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  20. Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford Never Intimidated Hank Bauer

    Mickey Mantle was extremely well-liked by his teammates and by most of his opponents. Pitchers who had just been victimized by a Mantle home run appreciated the fact that he circled the bases with his head facing the ground...

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  21. Rocky Colavito's Greatest Performance with the New York Yankees

    In an attempt to help a challenged offense, on July 15, 1968 the eighth-place New York Yankees (they weren’t last because there were 10 teams in the league) signed Rocky Colavito, who had been released by the Los Angeles Dodgers ...

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  22. Don't Let Ryan Braun's Winning Appeal Interfere with Baseball's Integrity

    Oh, how sour are the grapes. A three-member panel, including Shyam Das, ruled Braun's test was a false positive or an erroneous test of some sort. Major League Baseball is not happy...

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  23. John Sterling Makes It Unbearable to Listen to New York Yankees Radio

    Most individuals would conclude that I'm punishing myself. They may be right, but there are many ways to compensate for no longer ever listening to New York Yankees games on "regular" radio...

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  24. Joe Girardi Contradicts GM Brian Cashman's Admitting the 2010 Yankees Tanked

    Brian Cashman has finally confirmed what everyone suspected about the 2010 New York Yankees . Joe Girardi has also confirmed what everyone has suspected about Joe Girardi...

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  25. David Cone: Cocaine and Sexual Accusations with the New York Mets & KC Royals

    The New York Mets of the late 1980s and early 1990s were quite a group. After winning the 1986 World Series, the Mets remained a National League force that came close but never close enough...

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