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Yankees Magazine: Glove Story

Gio Urshela’s prowess at the hot corner bought time for his bat to blossom
July 26, 2021

Aroldis Chapman couldn’t help but smile. Moments earlier, the Yankees’ fire-breathing, dagger-staring, glowering closer had been in a tight jam, one mostly of his own creation. He had begun the ninth inning of a 1-1 ballgame against the first-place White Sox on May 21 by giving up a leadoff walk

Yankees Magazine: Cherished Position

Former Yankees pitcher Mike Buddie has found his place overseeing Army athletics
July 12, 2021

During a conversation in his office, Mike Buddie peers toward a set of windows. From Buddie’s desk at the United States Military Academy at West Point, he can see miles of the Hudson River, and on this late spring day, the deep blue sky and puffy white clouds above the

Yankees Magazine: Garden of Eden

For 14 seasons, Brett Gardner has made the Yankee Stadium outfield his own personal paradise
July 7, 2021

Brett Gardner’s baseball career could have been a lot shorter. A walk-on at the College of Charleston in his home state of South Carolina, Gardner didn’t stand out at first. As a freshman, he showed up at the Cougars’ facility without having secured a roster spot. Recognizing the diminutive hopeful’s

Yankees Magazine: Lucky Day

The inaugural Lou Gehrig Day was a remarkable display of what can be achieved when humanity unites around a common cause
July 4, 2021

The most famous photo of Lou Gehrig shows him near home plate at Yankee Stadium, his eyes pointed down in a reluctant and timid pose. At his feet are trophies and other gifts; whether the legendary Yankees first baseman is examining his bounty or merely staring blankly into a devastating

Yankees Magazine: The sons also rise

Every day is like Father's Day for these former Yankees, who get to watch their sons play in the big leagues
June 18, 2021

Hey … Dad? You wanna have a catch?” —Kevin Costner as Ray Kinsella, speaking to his father, John, in Field of Dreams What father among us hasn’t found a lump in his throat, a knot in his belly, eyes misty because of the, ahem, dust in here, when watching Field

Yankees Starter - Gerrit Cole

June 16, 2021

Gerrit Cole 360º

Yankees Magazine: The Bronx Zoom

In this excerpt from the new book by’s Bryan Hoch, the 2020 Yankees opened a season unlike any before it
June 7, 2021

A parade of players and coaches in jeans, untucked button-down shirts and sneakers passed through the marble concourses of New York’s Pennsylvania Station on the morning of July 22 -- the eve of the season opener. Sporting a mask bearing the New York Yankees’ interlocking “NY” logo, Aaron Boone raised

Yankees Magazine: Sweet Relief

June 2, 2021

Shortly after the Los Angeles Angels designated surefire future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols for assignment on May 6, MLB analyst and author Ryan M. Spaeder tweeted a stat that seemed momentarily impossible. Pujols, Spaeder noted, had recorded a hit off 10.21 percent of all players to throw a pitch

Yankees Magazine: Nothing Like It

Corey Kluber’s no-hitter was perfect in almost every way
May 25, 2021

“On a Wednesday night in Texas,” Michael Kay said from the faraway confines of his TV booth in the Bronx, New York, “Kluber becomes part of forever.” Broadcasters are history’s narrators, but with the exception of players reaching round-numbered milestones, it’s rare that a moment offers the build-up of a

Yankees Magazine: Judge's winning mindset

For Yankees slugger, every game is an opportunity to live out a dream
May 20, 2021

So much that gets written about Aaron Judge focuses on what he has done, or his physical stature or his raw ability. Conversations between Yankees fans generally seem to follow that road, and frankly, it makes sense. For all of the praise Judge has received for driving baseballs high into

Yankees Magazine: A Life Lived to the Fullest

His personal accomplishments could fill a book, but Bobby Brown got joy out of brightening the days of everyone around him
May 11, 2021

It was a war letter home from Korea, but there was a nugget in there that still makes Eddie Robinson laugh. His old Yankees teammate, Bobby Brown, a left-handed-hitting infielder with a sweet swing, was serving in the Army Medical Corps and wrote to another member of the club --

Yankees Magazine: Taillon's Return to Work

After nearly two years away, Yankees right-hander is showing that he’s back in business
May 7, 2021

For millions of Americans who were fortunate enough to remain gainfully employed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home became the new normal. Commutes and water-cooler chit-chat were replaced by Zoom meetings and casual everydays. As vaccinations were rolled out at breakneck speed this year, there was much talk about

Yankees Magazine: Opening the Perfect Present

For the thousands of fans who made their way back to Yankee Stadium on Opening Day, it was the small details that meant the most
April 28, 2021

This is a happy story, but not one with a happy ending, so let’s dispense with that at the beginning. Everything you’re about to read is about a game that the Yankees will lose, 3-2, with the winning (or rather, losing) run scoring on a play that couldn’t help but

Yankees Magazine: DJ’s Sweet Rhythm

In DJ LeMahieu, the Yankees have found a player whose unending quest for greatness matches their own
April 23, 2021

The crowd noise at Houston’s Minute Maid Park was deafening the entire night, but now it had reached another level. DJ LeMahieu -- coming off an explosive first season with the Yankees in which he swatted a career-high 26 homers and drove in a career-best 102 runs -- stepped into

Yankees Magazine: Call to Action

Giancarlo Stanton regularly launches balls into orbit, but it’s when the quiet superstar speaks from the heart that he makes the biggest impact
April 14, 2021

There are times to talk about process, and there are times to talk about outcomes, and the latter certainly rules the day when it comes to the postseason. But an unhappy ending doesn’t erase the positives. You can fill a book with the Yankees’ bright and shiny moments from last

Yankees Magazine: Aaron stood tall in House That Ruth Built

April 8, 2021

When Hank Aaron passed away at the age of 86 earlier this year, I was saddened by the news but also compelled to share a few experiences I had with the man who broke Babe Ruth’s record of 714 homers in the face of horrible racism, the man who still

Yankees Magazine: Pure in heart

April 1, 2021

When you pour your entire soul into something the way Yankees manager Aaron Boone does, good things tend to happen. Every year, it seems, there’s a “biggest surprise” of Spring Training; some rookie who opens eyes, or some rehabbing veteran out to prove his playing days aren’t over yet. This

Bombs Away!

With their big boppers leading the charge, the Yankees take aim at a 28th title
March 31, 2021

When Brett Gardner looks around the Yankees clubhouse, he sees towering home run hitters in every direction. To one side, there’s 6-foot-6, 245-pound Giancarlo Stanton, with the physique of an NFL tight end. To the other, there’s 6-foot-7, 282-pound Aaron Judge, one of the most imposing specimens ever to play


On the field and off, Whitey Ford was a portrait of confidence and success
March 22, 2021

A few days after Whitey Ford passed away last October, his life was celebrated at Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Manhasset, Long Island, not far from the town of Lake Success, N.Y., where the Hall of Fame pitcher had lived for more than six decades. Ford’s former teammate and

The Yankees’ Clippers: Higgy's 3-HR night

A haircut from a fellow catcher was all Higashioka needed to make history
March 15, 2021

Radley Haddad might want to sharpen his shears. The former Yankees farmhand and current bullpen catcher has a wealth of knowledge and expertise about the tools of ignorance, but his barber skills, for one Yankees player at least, are a secret weapon of sorts. Catcher Kyle Higashioka hadn’t gotten off

Heart and Soul

Luke Voit has always played with passion. He loves that he now gets to do it in New York
March 8, 2021

The shortened 2020 season will be remembered for a lot of things, good and bad. But one of the most enduring performances among Yankees players was that of Luke Voit. In just 56 regular-season games, the Missouri native launched 22 home runs, becoming the seventh Yankees player to lead the

Patience, Poise and Pinstripes

Driven by a maturity and curiosity well beyond his 21 years, Deivi García has earned every opportunity
March 4, 2021

Spring Training is always magical, as optimism overflows on the backfields in Tampa, Fla. Possibility is a salvation. Hope is a drug. Especially after the past year. Looking back, the thing about 2020 is the thing about baseball: Even on those rare occasions when it was almost normal, it still

Yanks' fire 'still burning until we win it'

With a burning desire to end their World Series drought, the Yankees lit the hot stove this winter
February 28, 2021

Like everyone who cares deeply about the Yankees, Luke Voit wanted the team to do one thing above all else this past offseason: re-sign DJ LeMahieu. Unlike the fan base, which relied on social media to voice that same wish, Voit had a direct pipeline to the three-time All-Star. And

Running in the Shadow of The Babe

A guide to the marathons and other races along the route of Babe Ruth’s legendary life
October 30, 2020

Babe Ruth and running don’t seem to go together very well. While The Babe is regarded as one of the greatest athletes of all time, his commitment to physical fitness clearly paled in comparison to his love for food and beer. And with his power at the plate, it’s not

Yankees Magazine: Baby Steps

Little by little, a most bizarre baseball season developed into something special
October 7, 2020

This is the third feature in a series looking at the complexities inherent in the 2020 baseball season. If you missed Parts 1 and 2, please visit The metaphor might at first seem strange, but stick with it. The best comp for the 2020 baseball season -- 60 games