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While there is zero evidence tht a corked bat actually helps a batter to hit a ball further, there are still people out there that believe it makes a different. New York Yankees Hall of Fame centerfielder Mickey Mantle, the greatest player ever in all of sports that never actually reached his full potential, allegedly used a corked bat sometime during his career during the 1960s. The Mick is one of those baseball palyers from the history of the game that make it such a romantic sport. His legend may only be topped by Babe Ruth. Like most athletes, it is likely that the Mick was looking for an edge. All athletes are, and they will try things, even if it is only in theory (like HGH). Now, Mantle was never caught using a corked bat, but according to PSA/DNA authenticator John Taube, the bat below was swung by Mantle and an x-ray shows that it was indeed altered: One of the pieces of evidence that this is a bat Mantle would have used, is the way the handle was coated in pine tar. Also, Minnesota Twins equipment manager Ray Crump admitted in an autobiography that he had corked some [...]
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Derek Jeter was spotted hobbling around Manhattan while wearing a bulky boot on his left foot to protect his surgically repaired left ankle.
It was about 18 months ago that the Yankees traded top prospect Jesus Montero for Mariners pitching phenom Michael Pineda.
Michael Pineda (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Pineda arrived to Spring Training with a bum shoulder that required surgery, which has barred him from throwing his first pitch in the Bronx.
Well that is all about to change, as GM Brian Cashman told ESPN New York that...
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Phil Hughes pitched 8 scoreless for his first win. (Source: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Oakland Athletics 2 – New York Yankees 4
Phil Hughes put together his best start this season in today’s 4-2 win over the Oakland Athletics.
Phil Hughes started today’s game and was outstanding. Defense helped him right from the beginning. The first batter, John Jaso, almost went...
MAYDAY…survivors or MAY DAY winners?
The oldest; the average age is 31.9 years.
A DL (disabled list) that reads like an All-Star roster – Jeter, A-Rod, Grandy, Tex, Youks, Cervelli, Nova, and Pineda.
Exceeding. This team was projected to fall down, not rise up.
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Joba Chamberlain is joining the New York Yankees' crowded disabled list.
The reliever has a strained oblique on his right side and will be put on the DL retroactive to April 28. He'll become the 10th player on New York's disabled list.
''He showed up yesterday at the ballpark early complaining of some mild pain on his right abdomen,'' Yankees general...
The Yankees welcome the Oakland A’s into town tonight to begin a three-game weekend set. So far, New York has gone 6-1 on their current 10 game homestand, and look to CC Sabathia this evening to continue the winning trend. Going for Oakland will be righty A.J. Griffin. The Yankees also welcome in some new faces to the clubhouse; infielder Chris Nelson was acquired from the Rockies...
Another one bites the dust. In a season unlike any in recent memory, another Yankee is heading to the disabled list – this time it’s reliever Joba Chamberlain.
Chamberlain, 27, has been diagnosed with a strained oblique, according to Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal. The move is retroactive to April 28.
Injuries are nothing new for Joba, who has seen his fair share...
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The Yankees have announced that they have acquired INF Chris Nelson from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for either cash or a player to be named later.
Nelson, 27, was drafted ninth overall by the Rockies in the 2004. After playing in a combined 80 games in 2010-2011, Nelson had his best year in the big leagues last season when he hit .301 with nine...
Robinson Cano homered and Eduardo Nunez scored the tiebreaking run after a sixth-inning double to send the New York Yankees past the Houston Astros 5-4 Wednesday night.
Ben Francisco hit his first home run for New York and three relievers supplied spotless work after fill-in starter David Phelps wasted a four-run lead. Ichiro Suzuki's double-play grounder put the Yankees ahead...
Seeking depth for their injury-depleted infield, the New York Yankees have acquired Chris Nelson from the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named or cash.
The Yankees announced the trade Wednesday night following a 5-4 victory over the Houston Astros.
Second baseman Robinson Cano is the only healthy regular in the New York infield right now. Third baseman Alex Rodriguez, shortstop...
The New York Yankees acquired infielder Reid Brignac from the Colorado Rockies for cash, adding a lefty bat to the group of backups filling in for the team's injured stars.
''He played shortstop, second, third. A fly-ball hitter, so we're going to see if we can take advantage of the left-handed bat at Yankee Stadium. He's a very good fielder, more so than a bat...
Headlines on Jan. 6, 1920 say it all
On this day 93 years ago Babe Ruth hit his first home run as a Yankee in a 6-0 victory over Boston. After going without a long ball in eleven April games, the Sultan of Swat saved his first of 659 Yankee dingers for a matchup with his former club. Herb Pennock, another future Yankee great, took the loss while Bob Shawkey tossed a complete game...