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"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.

Yankees by the Numbers (Part One)

With so many of us biding the time until the 2018 season kicks off, here for your perusal some Bronx Bomber numerology to pass the time. Part trivia, part history, all Yankees, enjoy. Zero  The 1927 Yankees made no changes to their roster all season long. They team began with 10


Welcome to 2018 and by popular demand, the third in the series of teasing, tantalizing, tough questions about the New York Yankees. Enjoy. And reminder, no peeking. If you get half the answers correct you are an All Star. 31. Who founded “Yankeeland Farm” in Frederick, Maryland after his playing career

WAGS Atlanta Has an Interesting Mixture of Sports Stars

I saw the first few episodes. Here are some early thoughts on the series: Jair Jurrjens – The current free agent major league pitcher and his wife Kaylin are a perfect match. Jair admitted to battling depression after failing a PED test and a lengthy suspension. Kaylin really was doing her

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.”

The 1901 World Series Will Be Played

The 1901 Word Series never happened because players of the American League and National League had contract squabbles. Some of the teams mentioned in my book “Pioneers of Baseball” (release date is March 29th) were talked about. I set up a six-team tournament. They are all NL vs. AL teams.