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More Yankee Quiz

You asked and now you receive – questions simple, weird, relevant, irrelevant, but all New York Yankees related.  Take the quiz and see how much you know.   51. Who wore uniform Number 2 before Derek Jeter? 52. Who originally designed the intertwined Yankees logo, “NY”? A. Jake Ruppert B. NYC Police Department C. Tiffany

Legalizing Sports Betting Doesn’t Absolve Pete Rose

Pete Rose was a great player. The same kind of brazen, fearless play he exhibited on the baseball diamond did him in later in life. With the announcement that sports betting will be legalized throughout the land, many were thinking this would help Pete Rose. It won’t. MLB hasn’t changed their

Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets Rivalry Bobblehead Unveiled

Limited Edition bobblehead commemorating the Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets rivalry is now available for purchase exclusively from the National Bobblehead HOF. MILWAUKEE, Wi., May 11, 2018 – – Today, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled an officially licensed bobblehead commemorating the NL East rivalry between the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets. The

Remembering Ted Williams

He was called “the Splendid Splinter,” “the Kid,” “Teddy Ballgame” and other unmentionable names. But Ted Williams was always something else. There was the love-hate affair fans at Fenway Park had with Ted Williams.  He dropped  a fly ball in the first game of a doubleheader. Raucous razzing followed.  In the

REMEMBERING JERRY COLEMAN

"The Yankees were not our team, they were our religion." –Jerry Coleman My connection to Jerry Coleman goes all the way back to 1975 when I was researching and interviewing for my first book - - A Baseball Century: the First Hundred Years of the National League. I met him in San

“YOU COULD LOOK IT UP” –CASEY STENGEL

"Make 'em pay. Make 'em pay you a thousand dollars. Don't go help those people with their shows for coffee-and-cake money. You're the Yankees—the best. Make 'em pay you high."—Casey Stengel I first met Casey Stengel in the dugout at Shea Stadium when he was the manager and ring-master for the

Remembering Jackie Robinson

He was born in Cairo, Georgia on the last day of January in 1919, and died on October 24, 1972 in Stamford, Connecticut. Robinson attended UCLA, where he won letters in three sports. He was in the Army during World War II and then played briefly in the Negro Leagues when

Sports Book Reviews

This is the time of year that all kinds of sports books with all kinds of slants appear. For some they are “hot stove reading.” For others, they are part of the annual cycle – spring books. For your information and reading pleasure, herewith some to sample. The New York Yankees

How Professional Baseball Began

With baseball paying out bigger and bigger salaries and the sport continuing to expand its global reach, it is mind-boggling and consciousness-raising to flash back to its simpler times and simple origins as a professional sport, a time of the  Cincinnati Red Stockings - baseball's first professional team. Attorney Aaron B.

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