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  1. Black Athletes celebrated

    Since this is Black History Month, I figured I'd post a few interesting links: http://espn.go.com/gen/blackhistory/index.html http://www.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/history/negro_leagues.jsp http://www.negroleaguebaseball.com/ http://www.nlbm.com/

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    03-12-02 06:39 PM Go to last post
  2. Yankee Trivia!

    Who made their major league debute in the outfield but went on to have an incredible career in the infield? And what positions were they? Hint: his number is retired!

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    03-12-02 04:10 PM Go to last post
  3. Whitey Ford / Yogi Berra @ Hofstra U !!

    Woo hoo !! Finally they're gonna be local !!! I can now add two more sigs to my 61* Baseball !!!! 5/4 ...Hofstra University (Fitness Center) Hempstead Turnpike Uniondale, New York Here is the lineup so far...And what a HOF show !!!!!!!!!!! Bob Gibson

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    03-10-02 02:16 PM Go to last post
  4. Rarified air: Bernie among the all-time Yankee greats

    Bernie Williams is starting his twelfth year with the Yankees, his tenth as a starting player. I think we should all pay attention to where this quiet, classy outfielder ranks among the all-time Yankee greats: GAMES PLAYED: Bernie actually needs 300 to tie Frankie Crosetti for 10th place on the Yankee list, so let's wait on that one for a while. RUNS SCORED: Bernie's already tied with Roy White for 10th on the list. If he scores 100 this year, he'll move past Crosetti, White, ...

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    03-09-02 10:14 PM Go to last post
  5. Yankees trivia

    Pinstripes were added to New York Yankee jerseys in 1912, and then shelved for two seasons. They were re-introduced in 1915. The Cleveland Indians experimented by placing uniform numbers on the sleeves of their baseball players in 1916; seven years later, the St. Louis Cardinals also made a trial-run with such a numbering system. Both tests of uniform numbers lasted just a short period of time. The New York Yankees introduced numbers sewn on the backs of players' jerseys in 1929. This...

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    03-08-02 10:37 AM Go to last post
  6. Great source for stats, trivia

    http://www16.brinkster.com/bbstats/index.html It seems to have lots of info and presuming I'm not the last kid on the block knowing about this site, I hope y'all have some fun over there.

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    03-07-02 11:07 PM Go to last post
  7. Famous What Ifs

    What if.... They made that famous talked about trade of DiMaggio for Williams? Mantle was healthy his whole career? Ruth hit behind Gehrig his whole career? Mattingly's back never deserted him?

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    03-07-02 03:33 AM Go to last post
  8. Yankee Stadium HIstory

    I love this site http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/american/yankee.htm Imagine, all this talk about the short RF porch...in 1923, LF was shorter than RF, but Death Valley measured 500ft! Left field: 280.58 short left-center: 395 deepest left-center: 500 center field: 487 deepest right-center: 429 short right-center: 350

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    03-06-02 08:28 PM Go to last post
  9. More General Baseball Trivia...

    I'm depressed about the Jayson Williams thing so I figure I'll post this to try and take my mind off of it...remember, these answers are prior to the 2001 season... 1. In 2000, the Braves became the second team in history to have three relievers with 12 or more saves. What was the first team? 1992 Chicago White Sox (JDPNYY) 2. What stadium played host to the first major league game on the West Coast?

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    03-05-02 08:40 PM Go to last post
  10. Quick Quote Quiz..

    This prolly is hard, since it's a yankee quote.. (yes, from my calendar) "Received batboy's contract by mistake. Please forward mine." -- The Yankee's X X returning an unsigned contract whose terms he didn't approve.

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    03-04-02 10:45 AM Go to last post
  11. This Day in Baseball History - March 4

    "Sportsmanship and easy going methods are all right, but it is the prospect of a hot fight that brings out the crowds." - JOHN McGRAW, Giant Manager (1902-32) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1907 A $52,000 judgment is awarded to Baltimore due to Brooklyn's failure to pay the agreed sum of $40,000 for the franchise. 1913 The Yankees become the first team to train outside of the United States when they practice in Bermuda. 1919...

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    03-04-02 08:33 AM Go to last post
  12. Best yankee team of all time?

    27, 61, 98...ect...? whatta ya think? I wasnt around for any of the others, so i have to say 98...but i would have loved to see 61

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    03-04-02 04:17 AM Go to last post
  13. 1961 Yankees show

    Wow... Now that was a great show...I didn't realize Kubek was so tall !! When he got up to take a photo with me he towered over me !! Tony is without a doubt one of the nicest fellows you'll ever meet. We had a nice little conversation about Mickey (He was a little surprised that I wanted him to sign a ball already signed by Mickey, until I told him I had 3 !!) Alot of these shows "run" you through lines but these Yankees would have NONE of that... Bobby Richardson is another very nice...

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    03-02-02 11:06 AM Go to last post
  14. A question for all ...

    Has anybody ever heard of a shortstop named Benjamin Mendolia ?

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    03-01-02 11:12 AM Go to last post
  15. Which # to retire next ?

    So... which number would you retire next ?

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    03-01-02 08:42 AM Go to last post
  16. This Day in Baseball History - March 1

    "Owning the Yankees is like owning the Mona Lisa." -GEORGE STEINBRENNER, Yankee owner (1973-90, '93- present) ... Ahhh perchance to dream... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1903 The rules committee sets the height of the pitcher mound (box) to a maximum of fifteen inches. 1909 The Pirates begin construction of new stadium near Schenley Park near the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. The state-of-the-art stadium was named Forbes Field in...

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    03-01-02 08:42 AM Go to last post
  17. How about that?

    Fun Fact from my calendar..

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    02-28-02 01:25 PM Go to last post
  18. This Day in Baseball History - February 28

    "When I'm right no one remembers. When I'm wrong, no one forgets." -DOUG HARVEY, Veteran major league umpire -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1903 Pittsburgh owner Barney Dreyfuss and James Potter lead a syndicate to buy the Phillies from John Rogers and A. J. Reach for $170,000. It will be another seven years before owning more than one team is prohibited. 1966 Seeking a three-year, $1.05 million contract, Dodger pitchers Sandy Koufax...

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    02-28-02 09:35 AM Go to last post
  19. Oakland A's/ New York Yankees Trivia

    This question was bought up to me last night during a dinner date with my boyfriend and his good friend(who are A's Fans). Since 1971, there were six Oakland A's player that were AL MVP. Ok now here question. A. Name the Six Oakland A's . B. List the year that each of them won the award. C. How many of them ended up playing for the Yankees ? D. What year did they play for the Yankees? And when I answered him he was shocked that I knew the answers.

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    02-27-02 11:03 AM Go to last post
  20. This Day in Baseball History - February 27

    "Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary." -RAY KNIGHT, infielder (1974-88) GREAT QUOTE !! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1912 The Yankees announce they will begin wearing pinstripes on their uniforms. It will take a few seasons (April 22, 1915) before it becomes a reality. 1948 Pie Traynor and Herb Pennock are elected to the Hall of Fame. 1984 Giants trade pitcher Fred...

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    02-27-02 09:39 AM Go to last post

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