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Beware Verlander, The Future Starting Rotation, Munson and Teixeira HOF Credentials

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

The dog days of August start to build separation in the standings. In the AL Central, both Detroit and Cleveland made deadline deals. Cleveland made the big splash landing Ubaldo Jimenez, who will start Friday versus Texas. It may not be soon enough as the combination of newly acquired Doug Fister, and Jacoby Ellsbury‘s walk off home run […]

Listen: Weekly Digest Tonight at 6pm

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Tonight I am headlined by longtime sports writer Phil Pepe. Phil has been a friend to the show over the years, and he will discuss his latest book “1961*: The Inside Story of the Maris-Mantle Home Run Chase.” Pepe had a firsthand look at the ’61 Yanks and the historic home run race as he […]

Morning Digest: First Ever Sports Talk Call Edition

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Yesterday, Neil Best of Newsday educated us on the first every sports talk call, which was taken by the legendary Bill Mazer. The first-time caller, first-time listener would be a man in his 60s now, presumably still a fan with a phone. Perhaps he even weighed in this week on Jose Reyes‘ contract or Derek […]

Nothing Sadder Than a Star Struggling to Hang On

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Thirty nine years ago today Willie Mays was acquired by the Mets from the San Francisco Giants for Charlie Williams and $50,000. The Mays trade anniversary, and watching Shaquille O’ Neal hobble around the court for the Celtics the other night, got me to thinking about stars that may have held on too long. If […]

Francesa: Josh Hamilton Closest Thing to Mantle

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

During their weekly segment on WFAN yesterday, Mike Francesa and Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated gushed over the talent of Josh Hamilton. Francesa went on to say that Hamilton is “the closest he’s ever seen to Mickey Mantle.” Heyman informed the audience that Hamilton is so good that Nolan Ryan stops to watch him take […]

Duke Snider was Underrated

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Although growing up in Brooklyn, and spending the first 26 years of my life there, I never had the affinity for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Growing up a Mets fan, I was more interested in learning about the history of the team in Flushing, versus their ancestors that resided 3,000 miles away. Since the creation of […]

Mantle’s Catch To Save Larsen’s Perfect Game

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Yesterday, I listed the 75 best catches ranked by the MLB Network. I received an email and a comment, regarding one which was left off the list: Mickey Mantle‘s catch of Gil Hodges deep blast to centerfield during Don Larsen‘s perfect game in the 1956 World Series. Mantle would call this game “the biggest he […]

Who Would Be On Your Yankees Mt. Rushmore?

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

ESPN’s Brandon Tierney had an interesting discussion on Twitter: Who would be your choice to represent the Yankees on a fictitious team Mt. Rushmore? Here was Tierney’s response: My NYY Mount Rushmore: Babe Ruth (1920-’34), Mickey Mantle (1951-’68), George Steinbrenner (1973-2010) & Derek Jeter (’95-present) Of course you are leaving out a ton of great […]

All New York MVP?

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Both David Wright and Robinson Cano are have outstanding seasons for the local teams. Is it far fetched to think both could be in the running for their respective league MVP’s? Going into yesterday’s action Cano was leading the American League in batting, while Wright leads in RBI. According to Baseball Reference only Justin Morneau […]

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 […]