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Mantle, Maris and the New York Yankees Finishing with a Flourish in 1960

July 20, 2012

Mickey Mantle had a great season in 1960. He won the American League with 40 home runs. He also scored the most runs with 119 and led the league with ...

Mickey Mantle: We Finally Learned How Mantle Did in a ‘Bad’ Season of 1959

July 19, 2012

I watched Mickey Mantle's complete career. After having a fairly poor season in his rookie season of 1951, Mantle had some very good seasons. Then it happened.It 1956, Mantle reached ...

Alex Rodriguez Could Have Been the New York Yankees Hero to Beat Willie Mays

July 17, 2012

I have always rooted for Mickey Mantle. To me, he was better than Willie Mays, but for many different reasons, Mays finished ahead Mantle in home runs, runs batted in ...

Mike Lupica Knew How Great Bernie Williams Had Become with the 1995 Yankees

July 16, 2012

It was the first season that both the American League and the National League would play the entire season with three divisions. In 1994, the season ended after Aug. 12  ...

Alex Rodriguez’s Grand Slam Was a Sad Event for Some Yankees Fans

June 13, 2012

June 12, 2012 ranks among the saddest of all days in baseball history.Lou Gehrig will be linked with Alex Rodriguez until Rodriguez hits his 24th grand slam home run. Then ...

New York Yankees Third Baseman Joe Sewell Was a Hard Man to Strike out

June 12, 2012

It was incredible when it occurred, but it might be impossible to convince some younger fans that it's the truth:In 1932, New York Yankees third baseman Joe Sewell batted 576 ...

Roger Maris: A Breath of Fresh Air Compared to Mark McGwire

June 11, 2012

I just read an article about Mark McGwire in Time Magazine, "Mark McGwire: A Mac For All Seasons," written in Dec. 1998. Next, I looked up McGwire's statements in which ...

Mariano Rivera’s First Post-Season Appearance Was Long but Typical

June 8, 2012

Ken Griffey Jr. had just hit a home run in the top of the 12th inning off John Wettland to give the Seattle Mariners a 5-4 lead. When Edgar Martinez ...

Lou Gehrig Might Not Have Succumbed to ALS or “Lou Gehrig’s Disease” After All

June 2, 2012

Lou Gehrig passed away 71 years ago today, June 2, 1941. A study released on Aug. 17, 2010 created speculation about the cause of Gehrig’s death. 12 athletes that suffered ...

Brian Cashman Will Have Another Chance to Right the Melky Cabrera Mistake

May 31, 2012

Joel Sherman in today's New York Post speculates about Melky Cabrera, who will be a free agent at the end of the season. Cabrera leads the National League in batting ...

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