In my world, I thought Noah Syndergaard was the Mets best pitcher last season. He’s already been named the opening day starter and he came into camp looking great. Oh, wait. He put on 17 pounds of muscle and now “panic city” is back.
The worry is he looks too big,
Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia. He remains for me and so many others one of the most important figures in sports and American history.
My newest book billed a Harvey Frommer Baseball Classic was just published. http://www.lyonspress.com/book/9781630761578
While there were a few black players in
Names like Tom Seaver, Mickey Mantle, Ken Griffey Jr. Cal Ripken, and many more are no-brainers when talked about being Hall of Fame players. Sometimes people and writers will say “Ty Cobb” was a bad guy and he’s in so vote in Pete Rose. Forgetting about Pete’s previous transgressions.
We are into January 2017 but come September THE ULTIMATE YANKEE BOOK by yours truly will make its debut. What follows is just a sampling of “ultimate” content. Enjoy. Reactions always welcomed.
Travel by Airplane
In 1946, the Yankees became the first team to regularly travel by airplane. The team
This is the time of year when baseball trade talk is all the rage. Where will Chris Sale wind up? What about Andrew McKutchen? And there are other “name” players out there rumored to be on the move like Justin
With the 2016 World Series thrills and hoopla, magical moments and time out for fatigue all but behind us, a flashback to a more primitive, more basic and in some ways more appealing national game pays dividends.
After this year’s World Series participants combined for a 178-year-old championship drought that goes five decades, there was a team that was crowned as champions last night. It was the Cubs after a thrilling 8-7 victory over the Indians in 10 innings last night in Game 7 of the World
Every decade or so Major League Baseball gets a shot in the arm and that revitalizes the sport. Once upon a time it was the “Great American Home Run Chase” and now it’s the 112th edition of the World Series that’s doing it again.
Detractors will say it’s the matchup,
With the Fall Classic 2016 in all the sports headlines now, a flashback to one of most dramatic moments in World Series history is in order. So come along and re-live that time - -New York Yankees versus Pittsburgh Pirates.
After slipping to third place in 1959, the Yankees were back
With the 2016 World Series kicking off today, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 112th World Series By The Numbers infographic to go along with its report on 2016's Best Baseball Cities.
To determine the best places to be a fan of America’s second most followed sport, WalletHub compared the