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Mel Stottlemyre, the greatest Yankee of my adolescence, gets his monument

I once went to war over Mel Stottlemyre.It was with Johnny Z, my next door neighbor. He was bigger than me, four years older, and a Giants fan. I had no business tangling with him. He said Willie Mays was better than Mickey Mantle, and though I disagreed, I could respect his view. But when he made fun of Mel, I went for his throat. He beat the **** out of me.(But I'd do it again...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: June 16, 1962

1962 – For the fourth time this season, the Cleveland Indians walk off the winners in their last at bat, as a Jerry Kindall two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning gives the Tribe a 10-9 come-from-behind victory over the New York Yankees. The win, combined with a loss by the Minnesota Twins (36-27) to the Kansas City Athletics, pushed the Indians (34-24) back into first...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols passes Mickey Mantle with home run No. 537

Albert Pujols took sole possession of 16th place on Major League Baseball’s all-time home run list Thursday night when he launched a ninth-inning fastball from Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Preston Guilmet into the left-field seats at Tropicana Field for the 537th homer of his career. The home run broke a tie with Mickey Mantle.  Next up for the Los Angeles Angels first baseman...
Via Sports-Glory
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols passes Mickey Mantle for 16th on all-time home runs list

Albert Pujols once again is making history in front of our eyes as he moves up another spot on the all-time home runs list ahead of New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle. He is not only reaching these milestones, he is having an impressive year doing it. Some people will say that this happened pretty quickly after passing Jimmie Foxx. While it was only two home runs that separated...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Los Angeles Angels 1B Albert Pujols Hits Career Home Run No. 537; Passes Mickey Mantle on All-Time List

Albert Pujols is far from being the unstoppable home run hitting machine he was in his prime, but he is still someone that opposing pitchers should be wary of every time he steps up to the plate. Why? Because if he connects there will always be a good chance that sucker is flying out of the park. Such was the case in the ninth inning Thursday night when he cracked career home run...
Via FatManWriting
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pujols hits 537th homer to pass Mantle

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Albert Pujols has hit his 537th homer to move past Mickey Mantle into sole possession of 16th place on the career list. The Los Angeles Angels slugger connected in the ninth inning of Thursday night's game at Tampa Bay to break a tie with the New York Yankees great. Pujols hit a two-run shot to left on an 0-1 pitch from Preston Guilmet. He has gone deep...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Would the Angels move in fences to help their two sluggers?

Albert Pujols, with 536 home runs, is tied with Mickey Mantle for 16th on the all-time list. Mike Trout, playing his fourth full season, is statistically comparable to Mantle at the same stage. With Trout under contract through 2020 and Pujols through ’21, might the Angels adjust their ballpark dimensions to further enhance the ability of their two right-handed sluggers? The Angels...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols hits 536th home run, tying Mickey Mantle on all-time list

For the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim star first baseman Albert Pujols, it has been a great season. With 15 home runs coming into Tuesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Pujols has proven worthy of his huge deal with the Angels that he signed back in 2012, despite a sometimes rocky tenure with the team. On Tuesday, Pujols did more than just hit another home run. With a solo...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
25 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Pujols ties Mantle on HR list, Angels beat Rays 8-2

Albert Pujols tied Mickey Mantle for 16th place on the all-time home run list, Kole Calhoun drove in a career-high four runs and the Los Angeles Angels stopped a season-high five-game losing streak by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 on Tuesday night. Pujols hit his 536th homer to tie the New York Yankees great, an opposite-field shot to right field on an 0-1 pitch from Nathan Karns...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Pujols ties Mantle on HR list, Angels beat Rays 8-2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Albert Pujols tied Mickey Mantle for 16th place on the all-time home run list, Kole Calhoun drove in a career-high four runs and the Los Angeles Angels stopped a season-high five-game losing streak by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 on Tuesday night. Pujols hit his 536th homer to tie the New York Yankees great, an opposite-field shot to right field on an...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays' return home spoiled by Albert Pujols, Angels

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Albert Pujols tied Mickey Mantle for 16th place on the all-time home run list, Kole Calhoun drove in a career-high four runs and the Los Angeles Angels stopped a season-high five-game losing streak by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 on Tuesday night. Pujols hit his 536th homer to tie the New York Yankees great, an opposite-field shot to right field on...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels' Pujols ties Mickey Mantle on all-time home run list

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols has tied Mickey Mantle for 16th place on the all-time home run list. Pujols hit his 536th homer to tie the New York Yankees' great Tuesday night, hitting an opposite-field shot to right field on an 0-1 pitch from Tampa Bay right-hander Nathan Karns in the fifth inning. Pujols has eight homers in his last 11 games, and...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Pujols ties Mantle on HR list

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols has tied Mickey Mantle for 16th place on the all-time home run list. Pujols hit his 536th homer to tie the New York Yankees' great Tuesday night, hitting an opposite-field shot to right field on an 0-1 pitch from Tampa Bay right-hander Nathan Karns in the fifth inning. Pujols has eight homers in his last 11 games...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols on pace to shatter records before season ends

Albert Pujols has done some great things, some extraordinary things with just a bat in his hands. It was 2000 when the St. Louis Cardinals busted Pujols out of the shadows and into the big leagues. The 6-foot-3-inch “Machine” showed off his major power and earned the nickname early and often. Now 15 years later, Pujols is shattering records and knocking at the doors of legends...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Remembering Yogi On His 90th Birthday

Do you remember the first time you saw the Yankees play?  My first time was August 18, 1963, which was the day before my 9th birthday. The Yankees were playing a doubleheader against the White Sox at Comiskey Park. Two of my favorite Yankees, Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris did not play that day. Maris was out with a nagging back injury and Mantle was only available to pinch hit,...
Via Lady At The Bat
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

1975 Red Sox remind us of a much different time

Bill Foley(@Foles74) Contributing Writer For some reason my dad really disliked Johnny Bench. I’m not sure why, but he still doesn’t like the Hall of Fame catcher of the Big Red Machine. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck) That, I believe, is the reason I am a Red Sox fan. Sometime in the mid-1970s, my dad, who grew up cheering for Mickey Mantle, abandoned the Yankees for the Sox....
Via RedSoxLife
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians Series Summary No. 6: Are we there yet? No, dear, be patient

Friday night’s 13-1 blowout win over the Detroit Tigers by the Cleveland Indians had some of us wondering if it was, finally, the great awakening of the offense. But, alas, no—we’re not there yet. On Saturday, the Indians returned to moribund run production and lost 4-1. Then on Sunday, Detroit’s 8-6 victory featured more of the Tigers’ relentless scoring machine, outlasting...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Plate Discipline — Center Field

View image | gettyimages.com Center field is the premier position in baseball history. There are a few notable exceptions, but when you look at the best of the best they are usually center fielders. Willie Mays, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Ty Cobb are obviously sure fire Hall of Famers. Unfortunately, today’s game doesn’t have the same star power in center. In fact, there...
Via The Fantasy Fix
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Re-seeding the NBA Playoffs by Record Only: Would it Work?

There has been a lot of talk about the way the NBA has gone about formatting their playoffs. People have long complained about a lesser conference getting certain teams in just because eight from that part of the league have to. Theoretically, and very often, it means teams from the “stronger” conference have a few teams left out who have better records than a few who get in...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Fan Shot: Dad, Why Do You Care So Much About The Mets?

An MMO Fan Shot by Jim Firman I am a happily married father of four kids and one grandchild. I love my family, my job and my life. I know baseball is just a game and there are many, many more important things in life. Yet, for some (mostly inexplicable) reasons, it really matters to me whether the Mets win or lose. My kids don’t understand why. So I am writing this open letter...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The Yankees retire numbers as a marketing tool to fill seats: Mike Francesa

Yogi Berra is not Mickey Mantle. The Yankees retire numbers to put butts in seats: Mike FrancesaSam adds, "Both were 3x MVPs. Yogi got 86% of the HOF vote to Mantle's 88%. Mike is fine with never-MVP Derek Jeter's number being retired. The retiring of Yogi's number should not even be a point of discussion when you are fine with Mariano and Jeter's numbers being retired."Follow us...
Via Bob's Blitz
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The new MLB seasons brings new Tommy Bahama gear

The 2015 baseball season is on the horizon and the outlook for all 30 teams is sky high. In addition, we're getting new fresh gear from Tommy Bahama. The new and up and coming Tommy Bahama 2015 MLB Spring Training shirts for both the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues are now available in two different styles – the classic silk camp shirt and a long sleeve cotton t-shirt. Spring...
Via The GM's Perspective
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Running out of numbers to retire, Yanks may jettison letter "C"

What is it with an Evil Empire that everything is supposed to be immortal and last forever? It's one thing to retire the jersey of Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle. With all due respect... It's another to retire Jorge Posada's number. Now, the team's GM wants to retire a Yankee tradition. Says the Gray Lady:General Manager Brian Cashman reiterated on Thursday what he said on at least...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

The Astrodome debuted revolutionary stadium design

Houston, we have a solution. Famous for its humidity, Houston unveiled a revolutionary, futuristic, and air-conditioned sports refuge with the Harris County Domed Stadium, also known as the Astrodome. Debuting in 1965, the Astrodome’s moniker reflected the 1960s Space Age, when Houston dominated the world’s attention as the headquarters for NASA’s manned flights in the Mercury...
Via The Sports Post
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Flashback: Young Ernie Banks vs. Mickey Mantle in Homerun Derby

It is a shame that so much of the footage of Ernie Banks is from later in his career. His knee problems led to him being heavier and looking less athletic. Unfortunately, there aren’t many highlights available from earlier in his career. I can’t remember ever seeing any footage of Banks playing shortstop. So I was glad to stumble upon these classics from Homerun Derby from 1960...
Via Sherman Report
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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