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Talking Yankee Factoids, Trivia, Oddities

With the “Baby Bombers” now part of the scene, with the Yankee future becoming brighter and brighter, with all the renewed interest in the franchise, herewith for your reading pleasure and edification some interesting sidebars that are part of the franchise history Yankees  A reference with the name "Yankees” first appeared in

Giancarlo Stanton Meet George Herman Ruth

The stunning news that Giancarlo Stanton, one of baseball’s best sluggers is now a member of the powerful New York Yankees, It is almost like a flashback to the World  newspaper headlines of January 6, 1920. “YANKEES BUY RUTH AND HOME RUN BAT FOR OVER $100,000.” “Pay Highest Price in History.”

ULTIMATE YANKEE QUIZ (Part 2)

As a result of popular demand, for your reading and wondering pleasure, here come the Yankees in quiz form from the professor of Bronx Bomber content. No peeking at the answers. Take the quiz first. Five correct answers makes you an “All Star.”   Lower than that read some of my

ULTIMATE YANKEE QUIZ

For your reading and wondering pleasure, here come the Yankees in quiz form from the professor of Bronx Bomber content. No peeking at the answers. Take the quiz first. Five correct answers makes you an “All Star.”             Lower than that read some of my Yankee books.   Herewith: 150 provocative questions and

YANKEE MONIKERS & NICKNAMES

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

The Rivalry: Yanks vs Red Sox

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

How Murderers’ Row Shaped Baseball

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

Opening Day at Yankee Stadium: 1927

Another spring, another season, another baseball opening day. One of the most memorable of openings days at the “House That Ruth Built” took place in 1927 when the old Yankee Stadium was just four years old. Owner Colonel Jacob Ruppert was very upbeat about prospects for baseball in 1927 but was muted

YANKEE MONIKERS & NICKNAMES, HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY

Nom de plumes, aliases, sobriquets, catch words - nicknames, all time, all ways for Yankees. Through the decades sporting scribes, fans, friends and relatives, opponents and teammates have outdone themselves pinning nom de plumes, aliases, sobriquets, catch words - nick-names on Yankee personnel and experiences. These have run the gamut, from

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