A lot of things are not the way they used to be. And that is especially true in the world of sports. Baseball once held bragging rights to the best and most nicknames. And the Yankees led the pack in that regard.
For your edification and pleasure, a sampler of some
With all the hype and hoopla surrounding Aaron Judge and with all the comparisons to the accomplishments of the Yankee Clipper, what Joe Di did in 1947 stands at the top of the list . So here is the flashback.
The 1941 Yankees were a loaded team. They would win 101
Babe Ruth at Fenway
Back then, as the story goes, there was a get-together in the woods. A Red Sox fan, a Cub fan and a Pirate fan were there. They all wondered when their team would make it to the World Series again and decided to call on God for
With the crowds having fun at the hub in Boston, with the team gearing up to go deep this October, with a roster loaded with talent and more on the way, a flashback to Sox in the Sixties is almost like culture shock.
September 28th, 1960, Red Sox vs. Orioles. Overcast,
When Yankee owner Colonel Ruppert's "Rough Riders," as some called them in the late 1920s, were not going head to head against their American League competition, they were playing exhibition games in Buffalo, Omaha, Rochester, Columbus, Dayton, Indianapolis...
Everyone in the little cities and small towns wanted to catch a glimpse
I had the very good fortune in 1990 to visit the legendary Mel Allen at his home in Greenwich, Connecticut. I was there to collect memorabilia for the “Stars of David: Jews in Sports” exhibit that I was the curator and executive producer for at the Klutznik Museum in Washington,
“Mr. Berra is a very strange fellow of very remarkable abilities.” –Casey Stengel
“Talking to Yogi Berra about baseball, is like talking to Homer about the gods.” - Bart Giamatti
The kid who grew up in St. Louis eating banana sandwiches with mustard grew up to be one of the legends of
Yoenis Cespedes has security. He’s signed through 2020 and I don’t have a problem with his contract. When it comes to the Mets pitching staff the team seems to have different take on this. So far, they haven’t locked up any of their young pitching and soon that could come
All the hype and histrionics over Aaron Judge and some of the over-reaching comparisons to Joe DiMaggio trigger the need to go back and re-visit what the Yankee legend was all about.
He was born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio on November 25, 1914 in Martinez, California, one of nine children of Rosalie
Apocryphal: Story or statement of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true.
“The Babe’s Age”
Born George Herman Ruth on February 6, 1895 in Baltimore, as the story got around, was an orphan. That was not true. His mother died when he was 16, and his father when he was in