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  1. Players Who Were All-Stars Once and Won MVP or Cy Young That Season

    Michael Kay quoted Steve Stone, who won the 1980 AL Cy Young Award. That was the only time he was an All-Star, and the only time he got any MVP or Cy Young votes.

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    04-13-19 05:18 PM Go to last post
  2. Phil Rizzuto Defensive Metrics

    According to baseballreference: The Scooter is the best defensive player in Yankee history. Not bad for the little guy. Also consider that he missed three years during his prime for service in World War II. <table class="columns"><caption class="poptip" data-tip="">Defensive WAR </caption> <tbody><tr class="first_place"> <td class="rank">1.</td> <td class="who">Phil Rizzuto</td> <td class="value"> 22.9</td> </tr> <tr class=""> <td class="rank">2.</td> <td...

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    04-13-19 11:48 AM Go to last post
  3. Opening Day 1970 Red Sox-Yankees (WPIX clips)

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Jk_fNaL8tz4" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> Interesting to see pre-renovated Yankee Stadium on tv and in color.

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    03-28-19 08:26 PM Go to last post
  4. Don Newcombe passed away today

    Class act Should be in HOF

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    02-19-19 04:28 PM Go to last post
  5. New York Yankees Logo Poster signed by Legends & Hall of Famers

    Looking to unload this poster if anyone is interested: https://www.ebay.com/itm/123761138988?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 The 38 Yankee Signatures on the poster are: Mariano Rivera Bernie Williams Jorge Posada Reggie Jackson

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    02-09-19 02:33 PM Go to last post
  6. Rare Footage w/sound at Yankee Stadium from 1934

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mRS6YppAFcg" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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    01-14-19 10:35 PM Go to last post
  7. 1903 NY Highlanders Hat

    Hello all! I've been trying to find some pictures of the 1903 NY Highlanders season to see if they ever wore the following 2 hats: Unfortunately I had no such luck finding any.

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    12-29-18 11:30 PM Go to last post
  8. What's The Hardest Last Week of a Season in Yankees History?

    The Yankees end at Tampa Bay and Boston, who have the two best home winning percentages in MLB other than the Yankees. What's the hardest last week of a season the Yankees have ever had? I'm talking about the difficulty of the opponents without considering how good the Yankees were than year or how they did in that week.

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    09-11-18 11:23 PM Go to last post
  9. Best Careers by Hitters Who Never Played Enough to Qualify in One Year

    Hitters need 502.2 plate appearances to qualify (I've seen 502 be listed as okay even though 502 is less than 502.2). 3.1 plate appearances per team game in 154 games would have been 477.4. Steve Pearce's career-high is 383. He has 89 home runs, 283 RBI, 278 runs, and 543 hits. Does anybody know of a player with more than that in any of those categories without having enough plate appearances in any year?

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    08-31-18 09:29 PM Go to last post
  10. Have Other Teams Clinched The Yankees Division at Yankee Stadium?

    After the Yankees last home game against Boston, the Yankees will have 10 games left and Boston will have 9 games left. In order to clinch the division at Yankee Stadium, Boston would need to lead by at least 10.5. Boston has 13 of their next 23 games at home, and 8 of the 13 are against teams below .500. Does anybody know if a team has ever clinched the Yankees division (or the AL before divisions) while at Yankee Stadium? It counts if a team lost at Yankee Stadium and clinched because...

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    08-26-18 01:41 PM Go to last post
  11. ERA Leader with losing record

    Jacob Degrom is 5-6 with a 1.82 ERA. His last 12 starts - In 1987 Nolan Ryan lead the league in ERA with 2.72 ERA and an 8-16 record.

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    08-23-18 09:13 PM Go to last post
  12. Should Todd Helton Make the Hall of Fame?

    At http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24210202/mlb-roundtable-looking-ahead-hall-fame-class-2019 two out of three people said Todd Helton won't make the Hall of Fame and one person said he could gradually rise. Helton is the only player to have all of these things: Played after 1963 2,500 hits 1,400 RBI 1,400 runs .950 OPS Not accused of PEDs Among the recent players with a worse career OPS than Helton are A-Rod, Pujols, Miguel Cabrera, Chipper Jones, and Griffey Jr. I'm not...

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    08-19-18 12:51 PM Go to last post
  13. Being on Both Sides of a No-Hitter in One Year

    The Philadelphia Athletics' Bill McCahan pitched a complete game loss (although the bottom of the ninth wasn't necessary) when Cleveland's Don Black pitched a no-hitter on July 10, 1947 in Game 1 of a doubleheader. On September 3, 1947, McCahan pitched a no-hitter against Washington. Does anybody know of another pitcher who pitched a no-hitter and started a game his team got no-hit in one year?

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    07-21-18 07:32 AM Go to last post
  14. Yankee Stadium in the early 70s question.

    Question: My mother says that when she attended a game at YS in the early 70s (she thinks 1971 or 1972), there was some sort of bank of phones where if you picked them up, you'd hear a recording of a Yankee legend talking, or someone else telling a story about a Yankee legend. My father says he doesn't remember it if it was there, so my mother is wondering: A. If it indeed existed or whether she's misremembering something. B. If it did exist, where in the Stadium it was, and any other...

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    07-18-18 09:21 PM Go to last post
  15. Winning Pitcher and Save Pitcher Demoted After a Game

    Before the Yankees yesterday, does anybody know of a time when a team's winning pitcher and save pitcher were demoted after a game?

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    07-11-18 12:33 AM Go to last post
  16. What's a Pitcher's Best ERA When He Was Traded During a Season?

    What's a pitcher's best ERA on a date during a season when he had enough innings to qualify and was traded? If he gets traded, could deGrom have the best ERA of a traded pitcher?

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    07-06-18 12:29 PM Go to last post
  17. Two Pitcher Teammates Getting Their First Career Plate Appearance In The Same Game

    Before Loaisiga and Betances today, does anybody know of a game where at least two pitcher teammates got their first career plate appearance?

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    06-25-18 10:01 PM Go to last post
  18. Both Leadoff Hitters Starting With a Hit By Pitch and Stolen Base

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/HOU/HOU198609250.shtml for a game Mike Scott pitched a no-hitter in. In the top of the first, San Francisco's Dan Gladden led off, was hit by a pitch, and stole second before the second plate appearance was finished. In the bottom of the first, Houston's Billy Hatcher did the same thing. Can anybody find another game where both leadoff hitters were hit by a pitch and stole second before the second plate appearance was finished?

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    06-12-18 06:12 PM Go to last post
  19. Players Whose Best Year Was Their Last One

    Mike Mussina won a career-high 20 games in his last year. A.J. Burnett was an All-Star for the first time in his last year, and his 7 losses that year were his career-low in years in which he pitched at least 162 innings.

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    06-10-18 05:27 PM Go to last post

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