“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
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
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
All the hype and hullabaloo has now ebbed and Derek Jeter day and night is part of baseball lore and legend. He was and is one of a kind. Driven, dedicated, talented, the “Captain” deserves all the accolades, all the awards. He has earned them.
The Yankees have always had a
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.
Story or statement of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true.
As the story goes, Sox owner Tom
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
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
This was the opening day lineup on April 19th as the new decade began at Fenway Park.
Don Buddin ss
Pete Runnels 2B
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
It is just very satisfying to see one of my favorite baseball books back in print this year of 2016. Originally published in 1992, it has now gone thru several lives.
As the author of Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball, I keep getting letters and e-mails from all over the world
DAVE RIGHETTI: THE NO HITTER, JULY 4, 1983.
He has not been a New York Yankee for a long time. Nevertheless, it seems whenever the Fourth of July comes around, some thoughts turn to what Dave Righetti accomplished on that Independence Day in 1983.
A holiday crowd of 41,077 was on