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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
19 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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

All-Time Indians: Dick Donovan

Name: Richard Edward Donovan Position: Starting Pitcher Tribe Time: 1962-1965 Number: 30 Accolades: 1962 All-Star, Top 5 MVP 1962 DOB: 12/07/1927 Stats W L W% ERA G GS CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP BAA Best Season (1962) 20 10 .667 3.60 34 34 16 5 250.2 255 100 23 47 94 1.21 .254 Career 39 35 .527 4.12 106 90 28 8 637.2 679 292 75 110 273 1.24 .262 The Indians teams of the 1960...
Via Burning River Baseball
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

For KC pawn shop owner, an actual Lombardi Trophy is just the start of his inventory

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- It's awkward to grip and slick to the touch, seven pounds of pure silver, each turn reflecting the lights above with an almost holy glow. And then you laugh, quietly. In a larger man's hands, you think, the Lombardi Trophy could be swung like Thor's hammer. "Anything that's old, neat and cool," Don Budd says proudly,  "I do." Mickey Mantle smiles down from one...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 28, 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

'Mr. Cub' Ernie Banks Passes Away At Age 83

Ernie Banks (1931-2015)When I began following baseball as a young kid in the halcyon days of the late1950s, there were a few players who stood out as special. There was, of course, our hometown hero Ted Williams—but also Wille Mays, Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle and Ernie Banks. I took a particular liking to Banks, since we shared an unusual first name—and he was so much more interesting...
Via FenwayNation
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Balancing Baseball’s Past, Present and Future

Far too often, in contemporary culture, we don’t allow ourselves to enjoy the here and now, what is directly under our noses. People walk the streets, sit in packed stadiums, at movie theaters, and in parks with phones, tablets and laptops glowing brightly and illuminating their slack-jawed visages. Words are not spoken, only shared via rapidly tapping thumbs and fingertips upon...
Via Baseball Essential
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Selleck has a history with baseball

A prime time powerhouse on the roster of Reagan Era television programs, “Magnum, P.I.” invokes images of Aloha shirts, a red Ferrari, and a Detroit Tigers baseball cap worn by the title character, Thomas Magnum. Tom Selleck played the character “with a shaggy charm that manages to cut through most of the cops and robbers blarney,” according to James Brown in the Dec. 11...
Via The Sports Post
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Berra, Mantle Both Winners on Sunday

While Hanna-Barbera has maintained that their popular cartoon character Yogi Bear is not named after the popular New York Yankees catcher…”Yogi Berra” the racehorse clearly is. Matter of fact, the three-year-old colt is actually owned by Jessica Steinbrenner, the daughter of the late Yankees owner, and the man who hired Berra to manage the team back in 1984, George Steinbrenner...
Via Hall of Very Good
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Francesa rips fan for comparing Troy Tulowitzki to Mickey Mantle

Mike Francesa rips fan for comparing sometimes walking injury Troy Tulowitzki to liver impaired Mickey Mantle.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Millionth Run

Baseball is a game marked by milestones of achievement—3,000 hits in a career, 100 RBI in a season, 300 pitching victories in a career. It’s also a game marked by milestones reached when opportunity meets happenstance. Players attain an illustrious position in the annals of baseball history simply by being in the right place at the right time or the wrong place at the wrong...
Via The Sports Post
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Honus Wagner card auctioned for more than $400,000

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) A 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card has sold at auction for $403,664. Neither the buyer nor the seller of the T206 card was announced by SCP Auctions, which said online bidding ended Sunday. A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card sold for $268,664 and a bat used by Jackie Robinson during 1949, when he was voted NL MVP, sold for $201,851). An autographed...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Hero worship versus sports as entertainment

It has not shocked me in recent weeks to read stories about Jayson Werth getting ten days in jail or the varied reports on people like Bill Cosby or Adrian Peterson. Those who are fortunate enough to become very good at high visibility skills such as sports and entertainment are artificially built as superstars. But they are people. Just as we are all people. Hero worship has...
Via The Flagrant Fan
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

28 Things Every Yankees Fan Should Be Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving!  Over the years, the New York Yankees and their fans have had more things to be thankful for than other fans and the teams they root for.  So, with a nod to that elusive 28th World Championship, here are 28 things Yankees Universe should "thank the good Lord for" (or, whomever your higher power is), in no particular order:1. George Steinbrenner ("The Boss")2...
Via Lady At The Bat
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Addressing this Giancarlo Stanton lunacy

Credit: AP/Julio Cortez Talks of Giancarlo Stanton and the Miami Marlins discussing a $300 million deal are all over the web. Throwing this type of figure into the discussion is lunacy. Unless the player seeking a deal is the biological result of some type of Barry Bonds, Mickey Mantle and Hank Aaron experiment conducted by baseball crazed scientists, no one is worth this kind of...
Via Reading Between The Seams
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro sports leagues gradually embrace gambling

We've come a long way since Hall of Famers Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays were banned from baseball for associating with gamblers - not betting on games or tipping them off about injuries, but by shaking their hands as Atlantic City casino greeters. Professional sports leagues that once professed zero tolerance for gambling are moving steadily toward accepting betting on their games...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

From the Pitcher’s Mound to the Broadcast Booth

They called Herb Score the “Howitzer.” The lefty mowed down hitters while pitching in the minor leagues in Indianapolis in 1954, leading people to consider him the heir to Bob Feller, who was then closing in on retirement. In Indianapolis, Score went 22–5 and struck out 330 batters. Score’s rookie year of 1955 was one for the books. He won 16 games and struck out 245 batters...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ball Four – Jim Bouton

Quite possibly the most influential book written about baseball prior to Money Ball, Jim Bouton’s inside tale of his time with the upstart Seattle Pilots in 1969 was a controversial, never before seen look into the dugouts, locker rooms and bullpens of Major League Baseball. Since it was published in 1970, many other players have written memoirs and journal style books of their...
Via Burning River Baseball
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Honoring A Great Yankee On His Birthday

It isn't often that we take the time to honor a member of the Yankees. But, today we will make an exception. To those of us who faintly remember baseball in the late '50s and early '60s, Mickey Mantle—despite his pinstripes—was an icon. He was a five-tool player before there were five-tool players. His Hall Of Fame numbers speak for themselves—.298 BA, .421 OBP, .557 SLG, 536...
Via FenwayNation
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s In A Number, Toews Legendary Comparison

As sports fans we all like to compare today’s stars to yesteryear’s greats, whether we compare Mike Trout to Mickey Mantle or Kobe Bryant to Michael Jordan, it is something that we all do. It helps us to appreciate greatness we are watching as we marvel over the next best thing while comparing the greats has started many great bar stool debates over the years. So sit back, relax...
Via Sports Mockery
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Derek Jeter’s final career at-bat (Video)

New York Yankees star Derek Jeter hit an RBI infield single at Boston’s Fenway Park in the final at-bat of his 20-year career on Sunday. Jeter has officially hung up his pinstripes. It was the 3,465th hit of his career— 6th on the all-time list. Check out the video: 
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

FOR SALE: This Creepy Mr. Peanut Costume

It’s no secret, you can find just about anything on eBay. And as the Baseball Continuum points out, when it comes to baseball memorabilia…the auction website has been home to some of the oddest finds imaginable. Consider these gems…Cy Young’s coffee pot (and pocket knife), a very freaky Mr. Met costume, Stan Musial’s wallet, Mickey Mantle’s music and Mike Trout’s Little...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mickey Mantle's Texas drivers license on auction for half a million

A Mickey Mantle baseball card might not be the most valuable card collectors are after.  The New York Yankees legend and Hall of Famer's Texas drivers license is up for grabs on Ebay for a price tag of $500,000.  The seller doesn't say how he obtained the license, but states that the winner will be "the only person in the world to have this amazing personal item from one of the...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mickey Mantle's driver's license on eBay for big bucks

Fans taking food out of their kids mouths to spend it their passed sports idols’ memorabilia always struck me as exceptionally macabre. That...
Via Busted Coverage
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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