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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

REMEMBERING MEL ALLEN

I had the very good fortune in 1990 to visit the legendary Mel Allen at his home in Greenwich, Connecticut. I was there to collect memorabilia for the “Stars of David: Jews in Sports” exhibit that I was the curator and executive producer for at the Klutznik Museum in Washington,

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

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

Yankee Stadium, Opening Day 1961 and More

With Opening Day 2017 just around the corner, it’s just fascinating to flash back to another time, another Yankee Stadium, another cast of characters In freezing rain on Opening Day April 17, 1961 only 1,947 hardy souls showed up. Whitey Ford got the Yankees off to a good start blanking  Kansas

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

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