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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

Daring, Definitive New York Yankees Quiz 9

Lots of terrific questions and answers were sent along but only a few made my editorializing. Keep them coming. You do not have to be a Yankee fan to take the quiz – it’s sort of a brain teaser. Go to it 94.  Who said: "I won't be active in

16-25: More Yankees by the Numbers

And now the numbers keep coming. Reaction has been so positive,  that herewith the latest installment for numerals for the team from the Bronx. Please send along your own numbers  16 Number of career grand slams for Babe Ruth Whitey Ford's Number retired in 1974. The slick southpaw wore number

Smithsonian Channel Points Out The Greatness of Babe Ruth

In a series of great baseball short films the Smithsonian Channel has done a superlative job in the upcoming episode on Babe Ruth. Major League Legends is the series. To me, Ruth has had the most impact on any sport on earth. It’s undeniable. The film points out how popular he

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