Righthander Jack Morris had just won a record arbitration amount four days earlier, but it was eclipsed when Yankee first sacker Don Mattingly was awarded $1,975,000 to play the 1987 season with the Yankees on February 17 of that year. With 30 homers, 115 rbi’s, and a .327 batting average, he would prove more than worth the expense. Continue reading
On January 14, 1954, a world-famous Yankee player made headlines yet again. But this was truly huge news. This was the day that Joe DiMaggio and actress and icon Marilyn Monroe tied the knot.
The Yankees signed Hideki “Godzilla” Matsui to a three-year contract on January 14, 2003. Continue reading
It was largely through the efforts of AL founder Ban Johnson that ownership of the Yankee franchise changed hands on December 31, 1914, with Colonel Jacob Ruppert and Cap Huston paying Bill Devery and Frank Farrell $460,000 for it. Miller Huggins arrived as manager in 1918, and The Babe two years later. Continue reading