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October 2017

More Than Just a Game: How Scranton/Wilkes-Barre turned the Triple-A Championship Game into a massive charitable event

  • By Hilary Giorgi

Gene "Stick" Michael: A baseball genius with a heart of gold, the Stick's imprint on the Yankees and on all who knew him will last forever

  • By Nathan Maciborski

...Ready for It?: What do you do when people expect the world of you? If you're Gary Sanchez, you get to work.

  • By Hilary Giorgi

All the Right Moves: Under the watchful eye of coach Joe Espada, the Yankees' infield defense has become a strength of the team

  • By Thomas Golianopoulos

1977 Revisited - Mickey Rivers: After getting swept in the '76 Fall Classic, Mickey Rivers vowed to win it all in '77

  • By Alfred Santasiere III

The Showman: After a decade of his running the Yankees, you might think you know Joe Girardi. But why do his truest colors show up in the most ostensibly artificial setting?

  • By Jon Schwartz

Flashback: Rickey Henderson recalls his run in pinstripes

  • By Alfred Santasiere III

1977 Revisited - Reggie Jackson: Who better to cap off our season-long Q&A series than Mr. October himself? Reggie Jackson recounts his unforgettable first season in pinstripes.

  • By Alfred Santasiere III
September 2017

Call of Duty: Expanded rosters have their pros and cons, but for the Minor Leaguers who get called up this month, the experience is priceless

  • By Thomas Golianopoulos

Wing Man: An anchor of the pitching staff and a go-to voice in the clubhouse, CC Sabathia has delivered for the Yankees this season

  • By Hilary Giorgi

Silver Lining: An injury in Spring Training gave Dillon Tate the time and motivation necessary to become a better pitcher

  • By Hilary Giorgi

1977 Revisited - Ron Guidry: Forty years later, Ron Guidry recounts his evolution from a one-pitch reliever to the burgeoning ace of a World Series-winning staff

  • By Alfred Santasiere III
August 2017

Steadying Force: The longest-tenured current Yankees player, Brett Gardner pauses to reflect on his impact on the team

  • By Alfred Santasiere III

Rise Up: Yankees fans are getting used to the Aaron Judge Show. During 2017 All-Star Week in Miami, the rest of the world got on board.

  • By Jon Schwartz

Weathering the storm: Mired in the worst slump of his career, Masahiro Tanaka found his groove in a marquee matchup that enthralled baseball fans around the world

  • By Nathan Maciborski

Back to basics: Luis Severino had to take a few steps back to prove to himself -- and everyone else -- that the rotation was where he belonged

  • By Hilary Giorgi

Rumble in the distance: Representing the red-hot Trenton Thunder, three Eastern League All-Stars set out to prove they're ready for The Show

  • By Nathan Maciborski

Must love baseball: Two years after the Yankees almost lost him, Austin Romine has staked his claim in the Bronx

  • By Chris Blake

1977 Revisited: Mike Torrez pitched 18 seasons in the bigs -- none more memorable than the one he spent in New York

  • By Alfred Santasiere III

Dream Vacation: During Cooperstown's Hall of Fame Classic weekend, visitors have a unique opportunity to mix and mingle with their baseball heroes

  • By Alfred Santasiere III
July 2017

The Road: There are countless things that make the journey up the Minor League ladder difficult. Donny Sands' path has had a few extra bumps thrown in.

By Jon Schwartz

Numbers Game: With more information than ever available after every pitch, who uses Statcast data and what does it mean?

By Chris Blake

Star Turn: Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro has proven that he can play in New York. But to thrive in all facets of Big Apple life, you need to look the part.

By Alfred Santasiere III

1977 Revisited: On the final day of Spring Training in 1977, George Steinbrenner finally got the man he had been pursuing for quite some time.

By Alfred Santasiere III

June 2017

1977 Revisited: Sparky Lyle remembers the magical season that made him a Cy Young Award winner and, more importantly, a World Series champion

  • By Alfred Santasiere III

The final stop: With New York looming, Triple-A players know that the only sure way to taste the Big Apple is to focus on the task at hand

  • By Chris Blake

A change is gonna come: Given the chance to fix anything they choose about the game of baseball, do some Yankees have thoughts? Oh, yes they do.

  • By Jon Schwartz

Unshakable: Looks can be deceiving. With Jordan Montgomery, just about everything can beguile.

  • By Hilary Giorgi

Not-So-Odd Couple: When it comes to passion for the game and dedication to their craft, Aaron Judge and Ronald Torreyes have much in common

  • By Nathan Maciborski

Second to None: Derek Jeter returned to the Bronx for emotional Monument Park ceremony

  • By Yankees Magazine

Home-Field Advantage: Didi Gregorius's success took root on the tiny island of Curacao

  • By Alfred Santasiere III
May 2017

A dream gone by: Derek Jeter played the position he always wanted in the city he always wanted, and on Sept. 25, 2014, he said goodbye in unforgettable fashion

  • By Alfred Santasiere III

Kalamazoo Kid: Late in 2011, Derek Jeter returned to his hometown for the dedication of the field he once played on

  • By Alfred Santasiere III

Confidence Man: Derek Jeter would have been a star anywhere. Dick Groch made sure that it was in New York.

  • By Jon Schwartz

Permanent Marker: On May 14, Derek Jeter's No. 2 will officially be retired, but his place in Yankees lore was cemented long ago

  • By Alfred Santasiere III

The Connection: Dellin Betances returned to the mythical field of dreams where his career took off bearing more than gifts

  • By Nathan Maciborski

Food Paradise: The Yankees have stepped up their game in the kitchen. Now for the hard work - tasting it all.

  • By Hilary Giorgi

Big Dreams: As the Trenton Thunder open the season, a defining test awaits up-and-coming Yankees farmhands

  • By Chris Blake

Love Story: Breathing joy and life into the Negro Leagues, a museum finds warmth where heartache might be expected

  • By Jon Schwartz
April 2017

1977 Revisited: Roy White leads off a season-long series of interviews with the '77 World Series champs

  • By Nathan Maciborski

Eyes on the prize: Aroldis Chapman won't be satisfied until he wins a championship in New York

  • By Alfred Santasiere III

In his blood: Jacoby Ellsbury's commitment to Navajo youth will be felt by generations to come

  • By Jon Schwartz

What comes next?: As prospects work their way up the Minor League system, the Yankees do everything they can to make sure their players are adjusting to each new challenge

  • By Hilary Giorgi

Savoring the moment: Gary Sanchez's first real taste of the Bigs couldn't have been sweeter, but the Yankees catcher is working hard to ensure his place at the table for years to come

  • By Alfred Santasiere III

Short track: Gleyber Torres's awesome skills make him a top prospect - but there's something else about him that's just as important

  • By Jon Schwartz

Prepared for takeoff: Justus Sheffield is a rocket ready to launch. His destination: Yankee Stadium

  • By Hilary Giorgi

Man in the middle: No stranger to big moments, Matt Holliday is prepared for anything

  • By Nathan Maciborski
March 2017

On to the Next: After 16 Big League seasons, CC Sabathia remains focused on what's in front of him

  • By Alfred Santasiere III

Going off Script: Now entering his 20th season as general manager, Brian Cashman has proven he'll do whatever it takes to try and give Yankees fans the ending they desire

  • By Hilary Giorgi
February 2017

Purple at Heart: Joe Girardi's college experiences at Northwestern continue to guide him

  • By Nathan Maciborski

Workingman's Blues: Offseason? What offseason? The grind never stops at the game's top level

  • By Jon Schwartz

Small Ball, Big Time: Before they become stars, Yankees prospects join the Minor Leagues' best in the Arizona Fall League

  • By Jon Schwartz

Wait For It: Tim Raines was blazing fast on the basepaths, but making it to Cooperstown required a whole lot of patience

  • By Jon Schwartz

Ring Leaders: In Matt Holliday and Aroldis Chapman, the Yankees signed a pair of highly talented, championship-winning veterans willing to share their knowledge

  • By Hilary Giorgi
December 2016

One of a kind: Family man, World War II vet and 10-time world champion, Yogi Berra represented everything that is good in the game and in life

  • By Jack O'Connell

Brooklyn's Finest: Willie Randolph's journey from Brownsville to Monument Park is the stuff of legend

  • By Alfred Santasiere III

Strong foundation: All around his native Puerto Rico, the building blocks of Jorge Posada's success remain

  • By Alfred Santasiere III

A lifetime of memories: From his rookie year through his coaching career, Mel Stottlemyre forged a winning legacy

  • By Alfred Santasiere III

Ol' Blue Eyes and the song we know by heart: Frank Sinatra would have turned 100 this year. Here's how his ode to the City that Never Sleeps became a Yankee Stadium staple.

  • By Pete Caldera

From center field to Monument Park: As a player, Bernie Williams occupied hallowed ground. In retirement, he joins the greats who came before him.

  • By Alfred Santasiere III
November 2016

Masters of the universe: Our ranking of the top 10 home runs in Yankees history will surely spark some debate, but the legacies of the players who authored them are set in stone

  • By Yankees Magazine

Bedlam in the Bronx: My '76 home run sent the Yankees to the World Series and punctuated the 'thrill of a lifetime' in New York

  • By Chris Chambliss as told to Hilary Giorgi

Bringing a city to its feet: In the aftermath of 9/11, Derek Jeter gave New York a reason to smile

  • By Alfred Santasiere III

Legends never die: When it comes to Babe Ruth, it can be hard to separate the myth from reality. Maybe that's because the truth is just too unbelievable.

  • By Jon Schwartz
October 2016

Anything and everything: Ever since he was drafted, Rob Refsnyder has searched for his niche. It turns out, he has several.

  • By Hilary Giorgi

Flipping the script: From backup catcher to October hero, Jim Leyritz helped swing the momentum of the '96 Series with a Game 4 home run

  • By Hilary Giorgi

On the outside looking in: Greg Bird flew high during his brief Big League stint in 2015. After a lost 2016, he's ready to lift off once again

  • By Jon Schwartz

Coming into his own: Bernie Williams hit his stride in 1996, and the timing couldn't have been better for the center fielder or the Yankees

  • By Kristina M. Dodge

Into the fire: Just 23 on Opening Day, Andy Pettitte played a huge role in the Yankees' 1996 championship

  • By Hilary Giorgi

Playing the long game: In Charleston, development doesn't always reveal itself in the standings

  • By Hilary Giorgi

Heading for home: After 14 seasons, Mark Teixeira walked away with his head held high

  • By Nathan Maciborski

Show time: The Yankees' talented youngsters learn to live the Major League lifestyle

  • By Kristina M. Dodge
September 2016

The Captain of Captains: An icon in Cuba, Antonio Pacheco is molding the next generation of Yankees

  • By Nathan Maciborski

All in: When Gary Sanchez arrived at a crossroads, he seized the opportunity to become a Big League catcher

  • By Yankees Magazine

Toast of the town: In 1996, Derek Jeter got his dream job -- and a championship ring to go with it

  • By Alfred Santasiere III

Final days: Relishing every moment, Alex Rodriguez closes the book on his pinstriped playing career

  • By Alfred Santasiere III

Man at the top: In 1996, a supposed retread in the manager's chair became one of the most beloved leaders in Yankees history

  • By Jon Schwartz

The future has arrived: A trade deadline like Yankees fans haven't seen in years has the team building something big

  • By Jon Schwartz

Now playing for the Yankees...: Introducing the players the Yankees picked up in their flurry of trade deadline deals

  • By Jon Schwartz

On top of his game: A fierce competitor and kind teammate, Dellin Betances has earned the respect of a veteran in just a few short years

  • By Kristina M. Dodge
August 2016

A Monster moment: Bostonians have mended their broken hearts, but Bucky Dent's epic 1978 home run ensures his place in history

  • By Alfred Santasiere III

National pride: For current and former Yankees, suiting up for the Olympic games was an experience like no other

  • By Hilary Giorgi
July 2016

Together, a long journey: With baseball in their blood, infielder Ronald Torreyes and his father built a Major League career from their home country of Venezuela

  • By Kristina M. Dodge

The evolution of Chad Green : In a year that's seen much change, a pitching prospect is committed to making the permanent jump to the Bigs

  • By Hilary Giorgi

Riding high: For Wade Boggs, the chase for a championship ended with a World Series moment for the ages

  • By Alfred Santasiere III

The ties that bind: While Drew Henson scouts for the Yankees, a former Michigan classmate tries to make peace with a tough decision

  • By Jon Schwartz

The many faces of Masahiro Tanaka : When the Yankees' affable ace opens up about his journey from childhood to fatherhood, the reasons behind his lasting pursuit of greatness come into view

  • By Nathan Maciborski
June 2016

Brick by brick: Over more than a decade in the game, Brian McCann has accumulated a wealth of knowledge. Now he's sharing it.

  • By Hilary Giorgi

Playing the right (and left) way: Dedication to their craft has led switch-hitters Mark Teixeira and Carlos Beltran into the pantheon of all-time greats

  • By Nathan Maciborski

Hungry heart: Carlos Beltran's career may take him to the Hall of Fame. But among his peers, there's more to the story.

  • By Jon Schwartz

The right stuff: With a strong start to the season, the Trenton Thunder pitching staff has a drive to move forward

  • By Kristina M. Dodge

Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY: Behind the scenes at the ballpark: Thursday, May 12, 2016

  • By Yankees Magazine
May 2016

Magic on the Mound: A decade removed from his days as a superstar pitcher in the mid-'80s, Dwight Gooden recaptured his swagger on one unforgettable night in the Bronx

  • By Alfred Santasiere III

The Watchman: Marcus Thames is finally coaching in the Big Leagues, and he can't look away

  • By Hilary Giorgi

Taming the Game: At the plate, in the outfield and off the bench, Aaron Hicks continues to adjust in his pursuit of the game he loves

  • By Kristina M. Dodge

Eye on the Ball: In 2015, Luis Severino proved he belonged in the Big Leagues, and he has his sights set on an even brighter future in 2016

  • By Alfred Santasiere III

Going Places: Billy Bean kept a painful secret when he played in the Majors, but now he's trying to help baseball -- and the whole world -- take a step forward

  • By Jon Schwartz

Vintage Look: Using mid-20th century cameras, Yankees Magazine captures Opening Day in a whole new light

  • By Yankees Magazine
April 2016

Pacesetter: In his first Big League camp, fleet-footed prospect Jorge Mateo slows the game down

  • By Kristina M. Dodge

Enduring Spirit: After his wife's passing, Bucky Dent is continuing her mission of supporting those battling cancer

  • By Alfred Santasiere III

Middle Man: Donning pinstripes and continuing his transition to second, Starlin Castro looks to build upon past success

  • By Alfred Santasiere III

See the New CC: Moving past a challenging offseason that followed years of private struggles, CC Sabathia is unburdened and ready to reintroduce himself

  • By Jon Schwartz

Thomson's Travels: Yankees bench coach Rob Thomson returns to the Canadian town where his passion for baseball was born

  • By Nathan Maciborski

Shifting Focus: Trading his bat and glove for a camera, Didi Gregorius puts his artistic gifts to work

  • By Yankees Magazine
March 2016

Executive action: Even in the height of winter, baseball was foremost on Joe Girardi's mind

  • By Ken Derry

CC inspires to keep on running for a cause: With Sabathia's charity behind him, Yankees Magazine senior editor finishes NYC Marathon

  • By Jon Schwartz

Judge-ment Day: A highly anticipated debut is within sight, but Aaron Judge remains focused on the task at hand

  • By Alfred Santasiere III

Family ties: For many former players and managers, the bond with Yogi Berra was built in Spring Training

  • By Mark Feinsand