"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
With the Super Bowl behind us thoughts turn in New England to perhaps the area’s most beloved sports team –the Boston Red Sox. Herewith for your reading pleasure, snippets about the Old Towne Team. Enjoy.
MEL PARNELL: I was 25-years old in 1947 when I went to spring training at Sarasota,
“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
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
We are into January 2017 but come September THE ULTIMATE YANKEE BOOK by yours truly will make its debut. What follows is just a sampling of “ultimate” content. Enjoy. Reactions always welcomed.
Travel by Airplane
In 1946, the Yankees became the first team to regularly travel by airplane. The team
With the Fall Classic 2016 in all the sports headlines now, a flashback to one of most dramatic moments in World Series history is in order. So come along and re-live that time - -New York Yankees versus Pittsburgh Pirates.
After slipping to third place in 1959, the Yankees were back
Numerology – amounts, stats quantities, numerals, whatever you call them – they keep on coming. Reaction has been so positive, that herewith the latest installment for numerals for the team from the Bronx. Please send along your own numbers. Will credit your selection if used.
No Yankee pitcher has won
Lots of terrific questions and answers were sent along but only a few made my editorializing. Keep them coming. You do not have to be a Yankee fan to take the quiz – it’s sort of a brain teaser. Go to it
94. Who said: "I won't be active in
And now the numbers keep coming. Reaction has been so positive, that herewith the latest installment for numerals for the team from the Bronx. Please send along your own numbers
Number of career grand slams for Babe Ruth
Whitey Ford's Number retired in 1974. The slick southpaw wore number