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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

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

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

Talking Yankee Factoids, Trivia, Oddities

With the “Baby Bombers” now part of the scene, with the Yankee future becoming brighter and brighter, with all the renewed interest in the franchise, herewith for your reading pleasure and edification some interesting sidebars that are part of the franchise history Yankees  A reference with the name "Yankees” first appeared in

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.”

HANK BAUER Remembered

He was born in East St. Louis, Illinois on July 31, 1922. Like Yogi Berra, his education only lasted through the eighth grade. The tough and gritty Bauer was a Marine in the Second World War and saw action in the battle of Okinawa. "We went in with 64," he recalled,


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