Tag: New York Yankees

Documents Shed Light on the Life and Death of Thurman Munson

Once her suit went to court, in May 1984, the case was settled in a matter of days and the terms were not disclosed. James Wiles, one of FlightSafety International’s lawyers at the time, still contends there was no culpability in Munson’s death on the part of either company. But a trial, he said, was […]

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First, the Yankees Played the Indians. Then World War ll Took the Field.

During World War II, baseball not only survived, it thrived. Games were turned into dazzling patriotic shows, and an extravaganza like the all-star game featuring the greats of the Yankees, Giants and Dodgers at Polo Grounds on Aug. 26, 1943, raised $800 million in war bonds. But another war-relief game that summer, which raised far […]

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A Sports Psychology Guru Dies, but His Practices Live On

When the Cal State Fullerton baseball team was floundering midway through the 2004 season, on a pace to become the first losing team in the program’s history, an unusual team meeting was called. The players were brought before a kindly gentleman with weary eyes, a warm smile and a Wilford Brimley mustache. The man was […]

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What Should Teams Be Willing To Trade For Manny Machado?

By Matt Citak With just under three weeks until MLB’s July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the league has yet to see any major deals go down this season. While many guys, both pitchers and position players, remain available on the trade market, teams around the league seem to be waiting for the big shoe to […]

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Yankees, Red Sox Battle For A.L. East Crown Will Be Fun To Watch

By Matt Citak There have been some amazing rivalries throughout the history of sports. Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics. Michigan vs. Ohio State. Joe Frazier vs. Muhammad Ali. While those clashes have produced some wildly entertaining moments over the years, it’s tough to compare any of them to that of the Boston Red Sox […]

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The Baseball Report: Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Renovation Project Vandalized

Ryan Mayer The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum began a $4 million renovation in 2011 of the Paseo YMCA to house an education and research center named after Negro Leagues star Buck O’Neil. That renovation project was set back last week when vandals broke into the building and cut a water pipe, which then caused flooding […]

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What Yankees should do with the 3 players who are driving fans nuts

PHILADELPHIA — The Yankees ended their season-worst, three-game losing streak Monday night, defeating the Phillies, 4-2, to the delight of the many fans of the visitors here at Citizens Bank Park. “Good bounce-back win for us,” Aaron Boone said. However, in the Yankees’ title-or-bust universe, the lack of some individual bounce-backs remains a concern. Specifically, […]

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