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LeMahieu nearly joined list of Yanks who left

Yanks have history of re-signing coveted FAs -- with some exceptions
@JayCat11
January 27, 2021

When the Yankees want to bring a player back, they do not often let one of their own leave in free agency. Call it the powerful pull of the pinstripes -- and of course, being a big-market, big-budget team doesn't hurt, either. DJ LeMahieu is the latest example. There was

Top 10 moments at (new) Yankee Stadium

@BryanHoch
January 25, 2021

Derek Jeter held a wireless microphone on the final night at the original Yankee Stadium, striking perfect notes from the center of the storied infield. The captain asked fans to “take the memories from this stadium and add them to the new memories we make at the new Yankee Stadium.”

The day Billy Crystal hit leadoff for the Yanks

@BryanHoch
January 21, 2021

If you ask Billy Crystal about his favorite birthday, the answer is easy. How many people get to celebrate another trip around the sun by wearing Yankees pinstripes? At Derek Jeter’s suggestion, the actor and comedian signed a Minor League contract during Spring Training 2008, when the Yankees granted Crystal

The top 5 games from Yankees pitchers

@BryanHoch
January 18, 2021

There is something magical about the rare days when a pitcher has everything working, often with little warning. The Yankees have been fortunate to weave a number of those red-letter days into their rich history, and here are five of our favorites: 1) Don Larsen: Oct. 8, 1956 There has

How Sinatra's classic became Yankees staple

@BryanHoch
January 14, 2021

The first few notes of Frank Sinatra’s “Theme From New York, New York” produce a Pavlovian response for anyone who has spent a few hours at Yankee Stadium. Cymbals crash, brass horns blare, and you can envision John Sterling whirling in the broadcast booth: “Yankees win! Th-e-e-e-e-e Yankees win!” Sinatra

Greatest single games from Yankees hitters

@BryanHoch
January 11, 2021

Sensational offensive performances are deeply entrenched in the annals of Yankees history, dating to the afternoons when Babe Ruth drew spectators to the Bronx in hopes of witnessing a few mighty swats into the bleachers. Over the decades since, the franchise has been blessed with numerous memorable single-game performances. Here

How Steinbrenner's 'Seinfeld' cameo got cut

@BryanHoch
January 6, 2021

George M. Steinbrenner was never one to shy away from the cameras, whether it was standing front and center to announce his purchase of the Yankees in 1973, or playfully sparring with manager Billy Martin for a series of television commercials hawking light beer: Tastes great! Less filling! You’re fired!

Here's the Yanks' all-time single-season team

@BryanHoch
January 4, 2021

Imagine if you could put together a roster of the finest years by a Yankee at each position. Now ponder an outfield that features versions of Babe Ruth in both left field and right field, six years apart, with Mickey Mantle chasing balls in center field. That sounds like the

Best Yankees of all time, by uniform number

@BryanHoch
December 28, 2020

When Derek Jeter's No. 2 joined the Yankees' collection of retired numbers in May 2017, removing the last of the single digits from circulation, the franchise claimed the honor of having honored more players than any North American professional sports franchise. Twenty-one numbers are currently in Yankee Stadium's Monument Park,

How they came to be called the Yankees

@BryanHoch
December 21, 2020

If not for the ingenuity of a turn-of-the-century newspaperman searching to save letters, the subway station at the corner of 161st Street and River Avenue might be better known as the stop for Highlanders Stadium. Many believe that the Yankees shed their original Highlanders nickname in 1913, when they abandoned

Masters of the mound: Yankees' top seasons

@BryanHoch
December 14, 2020

Run production has defined the Yankees over the years, thrilling their fans by lighting up the scoreboards with long-ball prowess. The players charged with run prevention frequently have taken a back seat to the sluggers, but the franchise has seen some terrific pitchers, too. It is challenging to compare modern

A rundown of Yankees' Rule 5 Draft picks

@BryanHoch
December 9, 2020

The Rule 5 Draft serves as the official conclusion of the Winter Meetings, one final opportunity for baseball’s decision-makers to gather before returning to their home cities. Though all business is being conducted remotely this year, teams will still have an opportunity to pounce upon unprotected talent.

5 of Yanks' biggest Winter Meetings moves

@BryanHoch
December 7, 2020

Word traveled rapidly throughout the crowded hallways of a San Diego luxury hotel on a Wednesday evening one year ago, an excited murmur growing into full-throated bellows by the bar. The Yankees had succeeded in their Winter Meetings mission, wooing Gerrit Cole with the richest contract ever issued to a

Players who had stints with Mets and Yanks

@AnthonyDiComo
December 3, 2020

NEW YORK -- For nearly six decades, the Mets and Yankees have coexisted fewer than 10 miles apart across the East and Harlem Rivers. Because of it, they’ve shared plenty of experiences, from the now-defunct Mayor’s Trophy Games to the 2000 Subway Series and other Interleague matchups. They also share

'If you're a Yankee, you shave' -- here's why

@BryanHoch
December 3, 2020

Don Mattingly had received two direct -- albeit confusing -- orders from team brass before reaching the breaking point. Clad in a blue polo shirt, the first baseman was walking toward the dugout when he heard the raspy shouts of an older man. “Mattingly! I thought I told you to

Who had Yanks' top single year at the plate?

@BryanHoch
November 30, 2020

Take a stroll through Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park, and you are instantly struck by the presence of greatness. Many of the finest players in baseball history enjoyed their best seasons while wearing the fabled pinstripes, a list dominated by Babe Ruth, the greatest slugger the game has ever known. Examining

Here are the top Yanks not in Hall of Fame

@BryanHoch
November 20, 2020

A pair of stellar lifetime Yankees have highlighted the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s most recent classes, with Mariano Rivera becoming the first unanimous inductee in 2019 and Derek Jeter receiving 396 of 397 possible votes a year later, easily clearing the 75% threshold required for induction. The selections increased

When it came to winning, Ford led the way

@goodforball
October 9, 2020

Whitey Ford was the Yankees' biggest winner when they did much of their biggest winning. Ford compiled a club-record 236 victories in 1950 and '53-67. New York secured 11 American League pennants and six World Series triumphs during those 16 seasons. Ford established numerous World Series pitching records at a

Most memorable Subway Series moments

@JoeTrezz and @mattkellyMLB
August 30, 2020

The Subway Series always provides some must-see moments. Regardless of where the Mets and Yankees are in the standings, their yearly showdowns rank among the MLB season's most intriguing Interleague matchups -- and the Subway Series World Series in 2000 only stoked the rivalry more. Households are divided and bragging

Here are the hardest-hit home runs in MLB

@mattkellyMLB
July 25, 2020

If you turned away -- or even blinked for a second -- you may have missed these home runs. They're the hardest-hit homers that Statcast has tracked since its 2015 debut, and they got out of stadiums in a hurry. Two names have been most closely associated with the home

Yanks' path to drafting Judge took 2 decades

@BryanHoch
June 26, 2020

On the day that Patty and Wayne Judge carried their adopted newborn through the doors of their Linden, Calif., home, Basic Instinct was enjoying a four-week run as the nation’s top movie, Kris Kross scored airplay with the top song on the charts and the transaction tree that would install

Yankees' Top 5 general managers: Hoch's take

@BryanHoch
June 22, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Yankees' Top 5 managers: Hoch's take

@BryanHoch
June 15, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five managers in the history of their franchise, based on their time guiding that club. These rankings are for fun and debate purposes only

Yanks' Top 5 relievers: Hoch's take

@BryanHoch
June 9, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Yanks' Top 5 left-handed starters: Hoch's take

@BryanHoch
June 1, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun