Yankeemetrics: Heroes and zeroes

Stealing a win The Yankees woke up from their nightmare and temporarily broke out of their massive slump on Friday night, beating the Rays 6-3 in the series opener. Yes, six runs is considered an offensive explosion these days. Jacoby Ellsbury may not have started the game, but he still delivered the most electrifying moment of the season so far, swiping home in the bottom of the...
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7 days ago

Rays vs. Yankees, game 3 recap: Happy Birthday Souza; Rays Win big

Souza became the third player to hit two home runs on his birthday at Yankee Stadium (new and old) joining Justin Morneau and Bernie Williams. The Rays looked to salvage game three in a frustrating series in New York that saw them fall just short in two winnable games. The Rays had a good opportunity with their best-performing pitcher on the mound in Drew Smyly. Rays Strike Early...
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7 days ago

Ten years later: A look back at the 2006 Yankees

The 2005 season was a disappointment for the Yankees. They were ousted from the playoffs in the first round by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and even worse, the ensuing offseason was up in the air because general manager Brian Cashman, a free-agent-to-be, was expected by most to bolt after the battles he had been having with owner George M. Steinbrenner’s so-called “Tampa...
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March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every player on the New York Yankees with a retired number

Can you name every player on the New York Yankees with a retired number? Clue: Number the player wore
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Could the Redsocks be stuck with a puny Big Papi?

Two years ago, Yankee fans were offered one basic reason to root for their team: The farewell season for Mr. Derek Jeter. We got to thank and bestow gifts upon the man who led us back from nearly 20 years wandering the desert - (a lost exile we may only now be revisiting.) Our month of September became a Seinfeld nostaligia marathon on ME-TV. The last day in Boston, instead...
February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Where Does It Say That Money Is The Answer?

I grew up a Mets fans surrounded by Yankees fans. But since my childhood was in the 1980s, those Yankee fans weren’t nearly as loud about the greatness of their franchise at that time. Fast-forward to the 1990s and Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams and Joe Torre. Mix in a dash of unfulfilled promise, like the hope/hype of Generation K, and you get the foundation for a fan base convinced...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

David Bowie in 1999: "We couldn't be more pleased to be working with the premier team in all of sports. We hope to deal with one of the most profound unanswered questions in all of sports. Paul O'Neill can play drums, Bernie Williams can play guitar, but

This may be a bigger shock than his cancer.
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

That Eric Show Christmas Album You Never Knew You Wanted

Eric Show never wanted to be become a footnote to baseball history. But, thanks to two pitches…he did. On September 11, 1985, while with the San Diego Padres, Show would surrender Pete Rose’s record-breaking 4192nd career hit. Then, two years later, it was an errant 90-mile-per-hour fastball that caught future Hall of Famer Andre Dawson in the face and the vicious bench-clearing...
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December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

QUIZ: New York Yankees career leaders in games played

Can you name the top 10 leaders in games played for the New York Yankees?
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Most RBI in postseason history by position

Can you name the career postseason RBI leader by position? Note: Outfielders are not broken out by LF, CF and RF since the top three leaders all started games in the postseason at different outfield positions. There is a two-player tie for the lead at 2B. RBI totals listed to the right of player name.
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Most home runs in MLB postseason history

There are 10 players who have hit 16 or more home runs in postseason play. Name them all. Hint: Of the ten, four are still active.
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: October 7, 1998

The Cleveland Indians even up the American League Championship Series with a 4-1 win in 12 innings over the New York Yankees. The Tribe jumped on the board first in the fourth on a home run by David Justice off of Yankees starter David Cone. New York tied the game in the bottom of the seventh and ended the outing of Charles Nagy, who had come an out away from escaping a jam with...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Little Giants fan devastated about missed foul ball

I’ve loved going to baseball games for as long as I can remember, and it’s even more exciting when you’re a kid. Why? Well, how about the idea of catching a foul ball hit by one of your favorite players? As a youngster, the idea of going to Yankee Stadium and catching one off the bat of someone like Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams or any other Bronx Bomber was a prospect that...
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August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

The Yankees penchant for retiring numbers extends through their farm system... except when it doesn't

Last night, my posse navigated historic Route 5 and its walking dead deer herds to watch the Staten Island Baby Yankees play the Nationals of Auburn - aka Attica East. I noticed two things:1. Recent Yankee 7th round draft pick Jhalan Jackson, a free-swinging RF, looks like an NFL running back in a Google programmers' ping pong tournament. He went 0 for 5. Didn't matter. Looks good...

Core Four Honors Bernie, Watches Yankees Fall Back to .500

Not even the presence of the Core Four + Bernie Williams could propel the Yankees to a win last night against the Texas Rangers.Derek Jeter, in his first appearance at Yankee Stadium since his walk off single last September, was joined by the rest of the recent Yankees dynasty in celebrating an all too often overlooked Williams, who had his #51 retired by the Yankees and a plaque...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeter returns to Yankee Stadium as Williams' No. 51 retired

NEW YORK (AP) Derek Jeter made his first public appearance at Yankee Stadium since retiring to help celebrate the retirement of Bernie Williams' No. 51. Jeter was introduced after former teammates Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera on Sunday night, earning a standing ovation from fans prior to the game against Texas. Jeter, the Yankees captain, retired last fall after...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

On Bernie Williams Day, 'Monument Park,'' a song about him from The Baseball Project

On the day that Bernie Williams has his number retired and gets a spot in Monument Park, here's The Baseball Project's "Monument Park," about Bernie. It's from the group's recent show at the Hall of Fame. And for you trivia buffs ... before the song, they noted that Bernie is probably the only player in history who has received both votes for the Hall of Fame and a Grammy nomination...

With Yankees' Continued Strong Play, Secondary Prices Increase Above Pricing On

After going through some struggles in the very beginning of the season, the Yankees have settled down and gotten into their rhythm, having won 10 of their past 13 to move to move to 13-9 on the year and in first place in the AL East division entering May. New York’s current stretch has been very impressive, as they’ve won four straight series. That also includes taking care...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bernie Williams officially retires from Yankees, 9 years after final game

  Former New York Yankees center fielder Bernie Williams has officially retired — finally. The four-time World Series champion last played in 2006 and has already appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot and been dropped for a lack of votes. He agreed to a minor league contract Friday, then signed retirement papers during a ceremony at Yankee Stadium before the Subway Series opener...
Via AP on Fox
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Bernie Williams finally retires 9 years later

NEW YORK (AP) Former New York Yankees center fielder Bernie Williams has officially retired - finally. The four-time World Series champion last played in 2006 and has already appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot and been dropped for a lack of votes. He agreed to a minor league contract Friday, then signed retirement papers during a ceremony at Yankee Stadium before the Subway Series...
Via AP on Fox
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees Coming Crisis: Available Uniform Numbers Are Vanishing

Much of the discussion concerning the 2015 Yankees has been centered on the team's slow start and the return of Alex Rodriguez. But there is another issue lurking just beneath the surface: if they keep retiring numbers, the Yankees will eventually run out of uniform numbers to issue. Slated to be shelved permanently this season are the numbers of Bernie Williams (Number 51 on May...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bernie Williams to (Finally) Retire

From the “How/Why is This a Thing We’re Talking About Department” comes this. .@bw51official will formally sign his retirement papers at a press conference on Friday at Yankee Stadium. — New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 22, 2015 That’s right…3127 days (or 8 years, 6 months and 23 days) since his last regular season at bat, Bernie Williams...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bernie to retire Friday; what's keeping Beltran?

The battle for ink in NYC is so bleak that the Yankees are now staging rank publicity stunts to capture attention. What's next? Hal Steinbrenner wearing dresses? Suzyn dating Kanye? Those back page headlines don't write themselves. Friday, Bernie Williams will step to the podium and announce his retirement. Not from music. From baseball. It's a joke, get it? Bernie has never officially...
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees’ Bernie Williams will formally retire on Friday

Bernie Williams hasn’t played a Major League game since 2006, but he never officially retired from baseball until Friday, when the New York Yankees will honor Williams with a retirement ceremony. Williams will be joined by Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and assistant general manager Jean Afterman at the event.  The Yankees will unveil a logo related to the retirement...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bernie Williams Officially Announces Retirement

Procrastination leads to contemplation. An abeyance of structure creates soul-searching, while figuring out the next chapter in one’s life. For the past eight years, former Yankees centerfielder Bernie Williams wrestled with those feelings and future aspirations, waiting for the right moment to file his baseball retirement papers. This Friday the Yankees will make things official...
Via Baseball Essential
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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