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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Autograph signings website

    For those of you who are interested in memorabilia shows (not just baseball) for the entire country this is the best website that I have seen. www.signingshotline.com

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    12-23-16 09:05 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Great Baseball Photos (George H. Ruth's collection)

    One of our newer forumers offered to share some photos, but didn't have enough posts to start a new one. Babe, this thread's for you -- post away. :)

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    12-17-16 08:50 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Autograph Alert Website

    Hey folks...This is a great website for autograph news. They've also been exposing the falacies of the third party authenticators claiming to be the "industry leading experts" such as JSA, GAI, PSA/DNA and others... http://www.autographalert.com/news.html Very good info!! Here is one of their recent news items... <DT style="FONT-FAMILY: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif"><CENTER><DT style="FONT-FAMILY: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif">Wasting Money On The So-Called <DT style="FONT-FAMILY:...

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    03-01-12 01:38 PM Go to last post
  1. 60th anniversary of the 1961 Season...

    The 2021 season will mark the 60th anniversary of the 1961 Season. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30J-NDLuc8M (Sure would be nice to have a '61 type season in 2021.) GO YANKEES!!!

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  2. Does anyone remember a Yankee reliever named Fred Beane

    Maybe from the 70's or 80's? I tried looking him up but can't find him. Do I have the right name?

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    03-01-21 10:51 PM Go to last post
  3. New York Yankees team ownership history

    New York Yankees team ownership history Browsing the internet for interesting Yankee articles, I happened to come across this article entitled “New York Yankees team ownership history” at: https://sabr.org/bioproj/topic/new-york-yankees-team-ownership-history/

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    02-25-21 01:30 PM Go to last post
  4. Game #7 1952 World Series

    This is just an amazing ball game. Game 7 of the 1952 World Series. I was at the edge of my seat EVEN knowing the wonderful outcome. And Billy still makes the catch! So, if you want "smooth sailing and smooth shaving" enter the time machine!

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    02-22-21 09:12 AM Go to last post
  5. Four vintage photographs of Lou Gehrig with a bat and wearing Yankee pinstripes

    ... for sale, if you have the $7,500. If you don't, just enjoy the images online. They are from 1929, the first year for numbers on the uniform. The collector sleuthed out the year from the number 32 sported by Arndt Jorgens, the backup catcher behind the plate. https://www.19thshop.com/book/a-wonderful-collection-of-four-photographs-of-lou-gehrig-with-a-bat-and-wearing-yankee-pinstripes/

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    01-26-21 08:22 PM Go to last post
  6. On This Day...January 11, 1973, American League adopts Designated Hitter Rule

    On January 11, 1973, the owners of America’s 24 major league baseball teams vote to allow teams in the American League (AL) to use a “designated pinch-hitter” that could bat for the pitcher, while still allowing the pitcher to stay in the game. The idea of adding a 10th man... https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/american-league-adopts-designated-hitter-rule <!--><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><!--><!--><xml> ...

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    01-11-21 07:28 PM Go to last post
  7. On This Day…January 11…

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    01-11-21 03:04 PM Go to last post
  8. On This Day...January 05, 1920, Yankees announce purchase of Babe Ruth

    On January 5, 1920, the New York Yankees major league baseball club announces its purchase of the heavy-hitting outfielder George Herman “Babe” Ruth from the Boston Red Sox for the sum of $125,000. https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/new-york-yankees-announce-purchase-of-babe-ruth

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    01-05-21 02:12 PM Go to last post
  9. New Audio of Lou Gehrig Discussing the Babe's Called Shot

    First of all, let me just say that any audio of Lou Gehrig is simply incredible. He was such a brilliant, well-spoken man. If you've never heard it, I strongly recommend you give a listen to this radio interview from August 1939, after his retirement and famous speech. By prior agreement he did not discuss his health, but hearing him talk about the game is a rare and precious treat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX5eoiQzXwQ Anyway, back to the topic at hand. I just stumbled across...

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    11-30-20 01:35 PM Go to last post
  10. November 21: Stan Musial Centenary

    One of baseball's really great hitters. If he had played with the Yankees back in the 1940s and 1950s, he would, today, be up there in baseball mythology with Ruth, Gehrig, Dimaggio, and Mantle.

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    11-22-20 10:21 AM Go to last post
  11. Yankees Whose First Game at Yankee Stadium Was After They Left

    Toronto put Rowdy Tellez on the IL and called up Billy McKinney. McKinney made his MLB debut for the Yankees at Toronto on March 30, 2018. The next day, he got injured in LF in the bottom of the first. On July 26, 2018, the Yankees traded Brandon Drury and McKinney for Happ. On August 18, he played his first MLB game since his injury, and it was for Toronto at the Yankees. If he enters today's game, he will have played for the Yankees but never at home and have faced the Yankees in two...

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    09-09-20 07:52 PM Go to last post
  12. Most Teams Played For by a Player With an MLB Debut at 30 or Older

    I just saw that Erik Kratz is 40. I knew he was old by MLB standards, but I didn't know he was that old. He made his MLB had 30 years and 32 days old, and he's played for nine teams. He's played for the Yankees and both Pennsylvania teams nonconsecutively, meaning that he's changed teams 11 times, and that doesn't include changing organizations while in the minors. He played in three organizations in the minors but not MLB, and including minor league time he was in Toronto's organization...

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    08-29-20 12:14 PM Go to last post
  13. The Negro Leagues

    I don't get many chances to post in this forum, so I figured that since I came across something worthy, we may as well start. I found this blog on mlb.com, and I'll post anything else here occasionally. Someone feel free to add in. http://nlbm.mlblogs.com/

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    08-23-20 09:39 AM Go to last post
  14. Jim Kaat ?

    Why isn’t he in the Hall Of Fame? He has close to 300 wins! Does he have too many losses?

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    07-22-20 11:15 PM Go to last post
  15. Game 6 of the WS between the Yankees and the Dodgers

    If you want to see a great WS game between two great teams watch this one on the MLB network. Try counting the number of future hall of farmers including the announcers.....incredible number!

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    07-02-20 09:48 AM Go to last post
  16. Most Teams Played Before the Yankees and After the Yankees

    Terry Mulholland pitched for 11 teams, and he pitched for the other 10 after the Yankees, including San Francisco and Philadelphia before and after the Yankees. Octavio Dotel pitched for 13 teams, including 9 after the Yankees. Ron Villone pitched for 12 teams, with 9 of them before the Yankees.

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    04-09-20 02:30 PM Go to last post
  17. When do these guys get their Monument Park glory?

    I’m sure the Yanks are taking a break after inducting the Core 4 a few years back, but I’m still amazed at a bunch of legends still on the outside looking in: Hall of Famers: Just about all of the ones left that don’t fall into the category of “well he’s in for another franchise” like Dave Winfield and Rickey Henderson, are from the 1920s teams, so are they waiting on the Golden Anniversary for Waite Hoyt, Earle Combs and Herb Pennock to get Monument Park plaques added to their Cooperstown...

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    03-23-20 04:13 PM Go to last post
  18. Baseball card salute to Yankee Retired Numbers, Monument Park and Stadium Statues

    Reminded by my “When are these guys gonna be in Monument Park” thread, that I might as well share these: https://www.tcdb.com/List.cfm/lid/8122/MLB-Team-Hall-of-Fame-New-York-Yankees https://www.tcdb.com/List.cfm/lid/6359/MLB-Retired-Numbers-New-York-Yankees https://www.tcdb.com/List.cfm/lid/8123/MLB-Stadium-Statues-New-York-Yankees

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    02-04-20 11:31 AM Go to last post
  19. Worst Career Batting Average Before Winning a Batting Title

    The White Sox's Tim Anderson leads the AL at .334, and LeMahieu is second at .328. Anderson debuted on June 10, 2016, and he started the year with a .258 career average.

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    10-19-19 04:07 PM Go to last post
  20. Biggest Pitcher Winning Percentage Range Other Than 1.000 and .000

    Boston's Brandon Workman went 10-1 (.909). In 2014, he went 1-10 (.091), for a gap of .818. Excluding seasons with only wins or only losses, do any other pitchers have that big a gap between their best and worst season winning percentages?

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    10-02-19 01:31 AM Go to last post

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