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Watch: Captain: The Thurman Munson Story

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Today is the 32nd anniversary of the death of Thurman Munson. Below is a link to a video that I have posted on You Tube that I think the readers would like.

Baseball’s Greatest Series: 1995 ALDS

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Last night I was joined by Chris Donnelly, author of the Book Baseball’s Greatest Series: Yankees, Mariners, and the 1995 Matchup That Changed History during my live studio show on 1240 AM WGBB. We talked about the series, the unlikely events that led up to this matchup, Don Mattingly’s swan song, and the Yankees connection [...]

Listen: Roger Maris: Baseball’s Reluctant Hero

Monday, March 29th, 2010

During last night’s show I was joined by Danny Peary, co-author of the book Roger Maris: Baseball’s Reluctant Hero. Everyone knows the story behind 1961 and the asterisk, but hear why drove Maris to become a great player from childhood. We discussed his relationship with Mickey Mantle, the New York media, and the unfortunate circumstances [...]

10 Best Yankees Ever

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

One thing I noticed in compiling this list: any other franchise wouldn’t have a guy who won 3 MVPs, a triple crown and was probably the defining player of his generation….in 4th place on this list. But then again, these are the Yankees. And compiling this list was nigh impossible. But here it is: the [...]

Yankee Stadium Demolition Photos

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Wanted to share the most recent update of the demolition of Yankee Stadium courtesy of Zells’s Pinstripe Blog via Demolition of Yankee Stadium.

RIP Thurman Munson

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Today is the 30 year anniversary of the death of Thurman Munson. Recently we had author Marty Appel on the show to discuss his just released book “Munson: The Life and Death of a Yankees Captain”. Frank Russo, who is a baseball historian in his own right, spoke about meeting Munson as a kid, finding [...]

Yanks Old Timer’s Day Lineup Card

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Check out the Old Timer’s Day lineup card courtesy of Bryan Hoch.

Munson: The Life and Death of a Yankees Captain

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Marty Appel joined me to discuss his just released book “Munson: The Life and Death of a Yankees Captain”. We talked about his first biography with Thurman, back during his playing days, didn’t quite capture who Munson, the person, was. Hear how the fear of his father shaped Thurman and made him vow to create [...]

The 1998 Yankees

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Hear former pitcher Mike Buddie remember the historical 1998 season. Although Mike wasn’t the most remembered Yankee he had the best seat in the house from the bullpen. He will talk about his strange spring training odyssey, why Joe Torre was so successful with the ballclub, and being on the Columbus shuttle. He also had [...]

This Bad Day in Yankees History

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Author and baseball researcher Gabriel Schechter joins the show to discuss his book “This Bad Day in Yankees History”. The book provides ammunition for baseball fans to use against their Yankee counterparts every day of the year.  The forward was written by former Red Sox pitcher and noted Yankee hater Bill “Spaceman” Lee.  What follows [...]

Richard Bradley’s “The Greatest Game”

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Hear author Richard Bradley discuss his book on the classic 1978 one game playoff between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. Richard will take us back to that autumn day in October and discuss the key highlights throughout all nine innings. Hear him share stories about Lou Piniella, Fred Lynn, Ron Guidry, Mike [...]

Goodbye Yankee Stadium

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Join host Mike Silva along with Howard Megdal of the NY Observer to recap the final night at Yankee Stadium. Hear Howard describe the “sights and sounds” of the pre-game all the way to the post game recap. He will also give you a first hand recount of the pre-game ceremony and locker room reaction. [...]

Bleacher Creatures

Friday, July 25th, 2008

We explore the Yankee Stadium Bleacher Creature culture. Daily News columnist Flip Bondy joins the show to discuss his experience in 2004 writing the book “Bleacher Creatures”. In the second half of the show we will be joined by an actual “Bleacher Creature” Tone 516. This was aired as Gotham Baseball Live when the show [...]

1978 Yankees Tribute

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Hear former Yankees beat reporter for the Daily News Phil Pepe remember the great 1978 Pennant race and his favorite Yankee Stadium moment. Peter Golenbock shares stories about key members of the team. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Growing Up With The NY Yankees

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Originally aired in July 2007 on 1240 AM WGBB. Matthew McGough author of the book “Bat Boy” shares his experiences as a bat boy for the Yankees from 1992 to 1993. Hear Matt remember encounters with such players as Don Mattingly, Bernie Williams,Derek Jeter, and of course George Steinbrenner. Check out www.matthewmcgough.com for more details [...]