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  1. Question about Centerfield

    I was talking to my Dad this weekend and we were racking our brains trying to remember who played Centerfield before Bernie . . . we never did come up with a satisfactory answer. Anyone out there know? I'm sure I could research it but I figure this is probably faster. For some reason I'm just drawing a blank.

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    02-13-02 06:46 PM Go to last post
  2. The so-called "called shot" according to the Cro

    1932... World Series... Cubs/Yankees... Babe Ruth/Charlie Root... There was bad blood between the Yankees and Cubs before this series even got off the ground. Mark Koening, the ex-1926-28 star SS for the Yankees had been aquired from the PCL late in the season by the Cubs and had batted .353 in 33 games for them. As great as he played though down the critical stretch, he was only voted a half share by the Cubs. Babe Ruth and the '32 Yanks had been riding the Cubs at every turn. Even...

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    02-13-02 03:02 PM Go to last post
  3. This Day in Baseball History - February 13

    "Humanity is the keystone that holds nations and men together. When that collapses, the whole structure crumbles. This is as true of baseball teams as any other pursuit in life." - CONNIE MACK, A's Manager (1901-50) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1935 Signing a contact written in French, Senator outfielder Gus Dugas, a French-Canadian, is obtained by Montreal of the International League. 1953 In honor of their longtime owner and...

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    02-13-02 07:07 AM Go to last post
  4. Before Derek Jeter The Yanks had a Crow at short.

    Yes, a Crow in the form of Frankie Crosetti who will be 92 this year, born Oct 4 1910.The Yankees bought Frankie from the Seals in 1930, allowed to play 1931 with the Seals, much like they did with DiMaggio .Crosetti was a flashy fielder, he led the league in putouts and doubleplays in 38 &39.He arrived on the major league scene in 1932 and stayed as a player thru 1948.I remember the Crow very well during the 1945 season when he appeared in 130 games.He was still major league when the Yanks did...

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    02-12-02 07:39 PM Go to last post
  5. Yankee fans for a book

    Hello, I am compiling the funny, poignant stories and memories of diehard Yankee fans for a book. I am not looking so much for pure Yankee history as much as your remembrances that show the depth of your loyalty and enthusiam. I'm asking about things that you've done with friends, family, church, synogogue, school, pets, etc.that have to do with your love of the Yankees. I'm on a tight deadline so would appreciate hearing from all you wonderful Yankee fans.

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    02-12-02 09:58 AM Go to last post
  6. Bustin Babes and Larupin Lous

    What were the Bustin Babes and Larupin Lous barnstorming teams? I've seen photos of Babe and Lou in their unis from these teams - were they games they played for charities?

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    02-12-02 08:22 AM Go to last post
  7. This Day in Baseball History - February 12

    "Good stockbrokers are a dime a dozen, but good shortstops are hard to find." -CHARLES O. FINLEY A's Owner (1960-1981) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1924 The National League announces it will join the AL in awarding a thousand dollars to the player selected by writers as the league's MVP. 1930 After leading his A's to a world championship, Connie Mack becomes the first Philadelphian sports figure to receive the prestigious Edward W....

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    02-12-02 08:00 AM Go to last post
  8. This Day in Baseball History - February 11

    "If I ain't startin', I ain't departing." -GARY TEMPLETON, as a Cardinal commenting on the All-Star Game (1976-1991) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1914 Johnny Evers declines the Cubs' offer and elects to play for the Boston Braves. 1915 Giant president Hempstead objects to the International League's efforts to put a team in the Bronx. 1977 The Cubs trade Bill Madlock and Rod Sperring to the Giants for Bobby Murcer, Steve...

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    02-11-02 06:01 PM Go to last post
  9. The New York Highlanders 1904 - 1908

    The continuing history of our beloved Yankees ... When last we read, the Highlanders had just completed their very first season in New York... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1904 After a successful inaugural season in NY going a respectable 72-62 under Clark Griffith, the NY Highlanders looked to build on that success and challenge the Boston Pilgrims for the number one spot in the American League during the...

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    02-11-02 06:35 AM Go to last post
  10. Ken Griffey, Sr.

    I remember when Junior was traded, he refused to come here since he felt his father was mistreated by the Yankees. Can someone tell me what happened? That's been on my mind for awhile. Thx.

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    02-10-02 03:41 AM Go to last post
  11. Yogi Berra @ Roosevelt Field Mall in April

    Yogi Berra will be appearing at Hall of Heroes @ Roosevelt Field Mall 4/13 time still to be determined. The Hall of Heroes is a Steiner owned store and if you want an autograph from Yogi at that signing I'm sure you'll have to pay out the nose !! A little Yogi autograph tip: Mail a ball or whatever you want signed to the address provided at his official website and you'll only pay $25 !! http://www.yogi-berra.com/

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    02-09-02 04:37 PM Go to last post
  12. This Day in Baseball History - January 7

    "When I was a kid, I used to ride my bike around in the winter, with a glove hooked onto the handlebars. There was always snow around, but I wanted to be ready, just in case one of my friends had a ball." -BOB BUHL, Braves' pitcher (1953-62) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1924 The Indians trade catcher Steve O'Neill, second baseman Bill Wambsganns and pitcher Danny Boone to the Red Sox for first baseman George Burns, second baseman Chick...

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    02-07-02 07:44 AM Go to last post
  13. Happy Birthday....

    ...to the Big Guy who started it all.:) George Herman "Babe" Ruth turns 107 today. (Though on his terms he would really have been 108 tomorrow, because he didn't bother to change his birthday even when there was evidence to show that he was a year younger and a day older!)

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    02-06-02 07:43 PM Go to last post
  14. This Day in Baseball History - February 6

    "It ain't bragging if you can do it" -DIZZY DEAN, Pitcher (1930-41,47) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1934 Ford Frick, a New York news reporter and broadcaster, is named the NL's public relations director. 1935 Demanding a yearly salary of $25,000, Dizzy Dean becomes a holdout. The Cardinal ace will sign for $19,500 the following day. 1956 Supporting the Wagner-Cashmore plan to build a $30-million downtown Brooklyn sports...

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    02-06-02 06:37 AM Go to last post
  15. This Day in Baseball History - February 5

    "Baseball was, is, and always will be to me the best game in the world." -BABE RUTH, Hall of Famer (1914-35) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1931 Cub Hack Wilson, who set National League marks for home runs and RBIs the previous season, signs for $35,000. Wilson's RBI record is still standing today. 1934 Future all-time HR leader Hammerin' Hank Aaron is born in Mobile, Alabama. 1935 The Yankees release 39-year old Babe Ruth. :(

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    02-05-02 03:42 PM Go to last post
  16. This Day in Baseball History - February 4

    "I believe in the Rip van Winkle theory - that a man from 1910 must be able to wake up after being asleep for seventy years, walk into a ballpark and understand baseball perfectly." - BOWIE KUHN, Commissioner of Baseball (1969-84) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1861 Wearing ice skates, the champion Atlantics defeat the Charter Oak Club, 36-27 on a game played on frozen Litchfield Pond in South Brooklyn. 1909 Nineteenth century pitcher...

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    02-04-02 12:47 PM Go to last post
  17. Lou's bat & Yankee name

    I heard somewhere, and can't remember where, that someone who took the YS tour was told by the guid that the bat on the flag pole was one of Lou's bats that was treated(bronzed?) and put on top of the flag pole, the handle shows the wind direction. I also can't remember how the name "YANKEES" was chosen as the team name to replace "HIGHLANDERS". Am I getting old? say its not so. :gulp: :confused: :scared: :(

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    02-02-02 09:42 PM Go to last post
  18. Name a former Yankee who reminds you of Giambi...

    Baseball seems to have its cycles, and although the names change, I feel sometimes like the cast of characters is essentially the same. Before Mark Fidrych there was Ralph Terry and Dizzy Dean. Before Barry Bonds there was Reggie Jackson. I'm trying to think if there's a former Yankee in the Jason Giambi mold. A fun-loving, lefty-swinging, big-muscled first baseman? Bill "Moose" Skowron was a righty, and I don't know anything about his personality really... Anyone come to mind for you...

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    02-01-02 07:18 PM Go to last post
  19. Poll: Who was the first player ever inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame?

    This is a little trivia game. I know it's probably an easy one for you baseball history buffs, but it might be tough for the younger generation like me. So . . . Who was the first player ever inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame?

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    02-01-02 03:22 PM Go to last post
  20. Help me with a trivia question answer...

    Someone told me recently that there are only three pitchers who have pitched in TWO World Series Game Sevens. I can name two of them. Can anyone name all three? -ctan

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    01-31-02 05:02 PM Go to last post

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