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NYBD Hall of Fame Results, No Doubt Selections, Predictions

Monday, January 9th, 2012

The Baseball Hall of Fame will announce its 2012 inductees later today. Over the past month I have encouraged readers and listeners to vote in our own BBWAA-style ballot. Here are the results. Jeff Bagwell 61.7% Barry Larkin 57.7% Tim Raines 55.7% Edgar Martinez 43.6% Jack Morris 40.3% Mark McGwire 29.5% Alan Trammell 27.5% Lee Smith 26.8% Rafael Palmeiro 24.8% Don Mattingly 22.8% Bernie Williams 20.1% […]

Vote: NYBD 2012 Hall of Fame Ballot

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

We are a little over a week away from the Baseball Hall of Fame announcing its 2012 selection. Each year, I give the readers of NYBD an opportunity to cast their own BBWAA-style ballot. Last year Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar garnered the most fan support, but not the requisite 75% needed for induction. In December, Gil Hodges received the most […]

Is it Time to Retire the Numbers of the 90s Dynasty?

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Mariano Rivera collecting his 600th save last night made me think about the late nineties version of the Yankees. In recent years this group was represented by the “Core Four,” which is now the “Core Three,” and soon to be “Core Two” once the team parts ways with Jorge Posada this offseason. The 2012 version of the Yankees […]

Home Run Drill, Rickey Still Has It, Phony Erin Andrews, Bombs By Straw

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Robinson Cano won the Home Run Derby last night, but should that be a surprise? Cano does a drill instituted by Yankees Hitting Coach Kevin Long called the “home run drill.” It focuses on swing consistency by having the same short, compact path throughout the swing. This allows a player to maximize his power without […]

Book Dishes Dirt on MLB, Seagulls, Per Diem, Mark Newman

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Fans of gossip are probably familiar with Perez Hilton, which delves into the lives of celebrities, but there is a site called TerezOwens.com which appears to be doing the same for athletes. I know some like this sort of thing, and others don’t; regardless, it’s become part of the landscape so we have to talk […]

Williams and Marichal Conduct Baseball Clinics

Monday, February 7th, 2011

I was informed of a pretty interesting event courtesy of Time Warner Cable that I wanted to share with the New York fans: Bernie Williams and Juan Marichal conducted baseball clinics with the Inwood Little League kids, distributed autographed baseballs and delivered remarks about Time Warner Cable’s donation to the Inwood Little League, which included […]

Does Kirby Puckett Open up the HOF for Bernie Williams?

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

NYBD reader “Russ” posted a comment the other day comparing Bernie Williams to other Hall of Fame centerfielders, like Kirby Puckett. It inspired me to take a deeper look at the former Yankee, who will be eligible for induction next year. If you sort using Baseball Reference “Wins Above Replacement,” these are the top 18 […]

Early Look at the 2012 HOF Candidates

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

To wrap up this 24 hours of Hall of Fame, I decided to take an early look at the 2012 ballot, and perhaps project who I would support, and maybe lay out some questions that could be answered over the next twelve months. It appears that Barry Larkin might have the best shot for induction […]

Looking Back: Albert Belle Was Nearly a Yankee

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

There was some reminiscing going on at River Avenue Blues this holiday weekend as they remembered how close Bernie Williams was to becoming a member of the Boston Red Sox after the 1998 season. Of course, we all know the Yankees won 114 games that year and the World Series. It was Williams best year […]

Vote: NYBD Strat-O-Matic Yanks All Star CF

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Mickey Mantle Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ 1964 32 143 567 465 92 141 25 2 35 111 6 3 99 102 .303 .423 .591 1.015 178 Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 6/28/2010. Rickey Henderson Year Age G […]