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History Highlights for March 11

Johnny Mize and Rube Foster were elected to the Hall of Fame on March 11, 1981. Rube was a star pitcher, manager, and organizer in the Negro Leagues; Johnny finished his career as a part-time first baseman, super sub, and pinch hitter for the Yanks in 1949-1954. Mize was the World Series MVP in 1952, hitting .400 with three home runs in the seven-game series. He played for the Bombers five years, and earned five Championship rings. Continue reading

History Highlights for February 29

It will come as no surprise to any reader that, as with any other field of interest, there is a lack of huge moments in baseball history for February 29. And Yankee history, specifically, is virtually nonexistent. I did come up with the fact that it was the day that former Cleveland third baseman Al Rosen, who served in the Yankee front office for a number of years, was born in 1924. As a member of that dying breed of combatant who spent their entire playing careers wearing one uni, Al hit 192 home runs, drove in 717 runs, and stole 39 bases for the Cleveland Indians from 1947 through 1956. And he served as Yankee President, the guy who hired ex-teammate Bob Lemon to replace Billy Martin, in the memorable 1978 season. Continue reading

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