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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

REMEMBERING YOGI BERRA

“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

REMEMBERING THE YANKEE CLIPPER

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

Start Sending the News, Part II

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

Start Spreading the News

With the New York Yankees back in business and the future looking bright and my THE ULTIMATE YANKEE BOOK coming out this fall, for your reading pleasure - -a small excerpt. Apocryphal  Story or statement of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true. The Trade                   As the story goes, Sox owner Tom

Foreword: Rickey and Robinson

Every time baseball season starts up and April rolls around my thoughts turn back to a long time ago. That past is as real in many ways as the present. My fascination with Jackie Robinson and by extension Branch Rickey began many, many years ago. When school was out in Brooklyn in

Baseball Names – How They Came To Be

The words and phrases are spoken and written day after day, year after year - generally without any wonderment as to how they became part of the language. All have a history, a story. With the 2017 edition of spring training to beging and another season to follow, a brief sampler

SIXTIES AT FENWAY: FLASHBACK

This was the opening day lineup on April 19th as the new decade began at Fenway Park. Don Buddin ss Pete Runnels 2B Frank Malzone Gene Stephens rf Ted Williams lf Bobby Thomson cf Ron Jackson 1b Haywood Sullivan c Tom Brewer p It was 58 degrees at the start of the game. Playing before 35, 162 against the Yankees

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