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For #Yankees, Best Deal at Deadline May Be Rotation Shuffle, by @nyypete

Back in 1964, June 15th was the trade deadline. The Yankees were in the middle of a pennant race with Chicago and Baltimore much of that season. They had three reliable starters in their rotation in Whitey Ford, Al Downing and Jim Bouton. Three other pitchers, who were  in and out of  the rotation that year, Rollie Sheldon, Ralph Terry and Stan Williams, struggled with injuries...
Via Lady At The Bat
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez’s dominance of steroid era compares favorably to baseball’s best

Pedro Martinez takes his place among the greatest players off all-time Sunday when he’s inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Martinez, who spent the bulk of his career with the Boston Red Sox, obviously is among the most dominant pitchers in the history of the game. We decided to take a look at just how dominant Martinez was in his era compared to other legendary...
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Right or wrong, the Ty Hensley attack has me remembering Brien Taylor

In an alternative universe - remarkably close to here - the greatest all-time Yankee lefty is a fellow named... Whitey Ford. (Nope, some things don't change.) But the runner-up, freshly bronzed last summer in Monument Park, is the great Brien Taylor. Sherman, set the Wayback for 1991: The Yankees are terrible, the worst-run organization in humanity.  George Steinbrenner is a national...
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Tiant Discovered By Tribe, Legendary Worldwide In Baseball

Bobby Avila’s contributions to Indians baseball are numerous. He won a batting title for the Indians in 1954, helping lead the team to what was then a record of 111 wins and the American League pennant. But one of his contributions to the Tribe and to baseball is his discovery of a Cuban boy who took after his father, one of the great pitchers in Cuban baseball and the Negro Leagues...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

What I want for Christmas

Sort of sad here. Joe Pepitone's honorary 1998 World Series ring is on the block at eBay.  It's going for a mere $17,995. With free shipping!!!!FWIW, Whitey Ford's 1999 WS ring is going for $57,500. Free shipping!

From Washington Heights To Flushing, Betances Comes Full Circle With Yankees

I have always admired teams that can scout and sign players who are truly home-grown. The Atlanta Braves are famous for doing this. Think Atlanta-born Jeff Francoer and, more recently, Athens-born Brian McCann. The Yankees have had much less success signing players from in and around New York City. There are a few, however. Two that come to mind are Lou Gehrig and Whitey Ford.  One...
Via Lady At The Bat
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankee Greats – Whitey Ford

Larry Noyes New York Yankees Writer My first six articles were on hitters. Lets look at a pitcher this time. Whitey Ford is arguably the greatest pitcher in Yankees history. Here’s a look at number 16. Edward Charles “Whitey” Ford was born October 21, 1928 in Astoria, NY, a section of Queens. He grew up in Astoria, just a few miles from Yankee Stadium. Whitey graduated from...
Via TopSportsReport
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Seventy-Nine Years Ago The Babe Came Back

On this date in 1935, George Herman Ruth came back to Boston—signing with the Braves. After being released by The Evil Ones, the Babe embarked on his final year wearing a Boston uniform. He hit his last six home runs as a Brave—clouting three (including his 714th) in one game in May. That final blast is said to be the longest home run ever hit in Pittsburgh's Forbes Field. He...
Via FenwayNation
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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