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History Highlights for October 26

Joe G’s Best (and Worst) Day: In a generally great day in Yankee history, but one that has been tough for the just fired Yankee manager this year, it’s fitting that we acknowledge Joe Girardi‘s booming triple in the spine-tingling 3-2 Jimmy Key win over Greg Maddux and the Braves in Game 6 of the World Series, on October 26, 1996. It was the first Yankee Series win since 1978. Continue reading

Don’t Call It A Rebuild…

Any other time the Yankees have made the post season and lost, I’ve felt a major disappointment. I mean, we are Yankee fans, so if we make the post season of course we feel anything less then winning a World Series seems unacceptable.

Then a funny thing happened on the way to rebuilding… We called up a bunch of Baby Bombers and wound up in the ALCS. Say What? Yes, we wound up in the ALCS during a season which was suppose to be part of a rebuild. Continue reading

History Highlights for September 8

The Yanks outlasted the Tampa Rays 5-4 in sweltering conditions in the Bronx on September 8, 2016. Brian McCann was the hitting star, at least until late, in this one, as he drilled singleton home runs his first two times to the plate, but Tyler Austin received much of the adulation due to his two-out walkoff home run in the bottom of the ninth. In the “things you don’t see every day” category was the fifth-inning replay reversal of a called balk against Yankee reliever Jonathan Holder, which removed a run from the scoreboard in what ended as a one-run game. Continue reading

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