The additions of Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox to the Baseball Hall of Fame by its expansion era committee were each no-brainers. The three are the winningest managers of their era (1973-present), with only fellow Hall of Famers Connie Mack and John McGraw ahead of them on the all-time list.
Of course, there’s more to measuring a manager’s success than total regular-season victories.... » more
First Brian McCann, then Jacoby Ellsbury, and now Kelly Johnson. It might be best if Yankee fans paid their respects to the No. 24 uniform because it looks like Robinson Cano won’t be coming back to the Bronx.
And there’s nothing wrong with that. Not when you factor in just how long a deal Cano wants at his age, 31.
Throw the absurd $300 million figure Cano reportedly was chasing. Even... » more
The Big Apple was certainly a different place in 2003.
Getting a taxi meant you had to have enough cash on hand, navigating the streets meant you actually had to unfold a paper map and more commuters had their headphones in CD players than iPods or iPhones.
Although most of the big news events of that year took place before amNewYork hit the streets on Oct 10, these moments stand out... » more
October baseball doesn't have nearly the same luster in New York City without the Yankees in the mix. What fans must ask after a season like the one that just ended is this: Will this be the norm going forward?
Legitimate concerns about the age and health of this team proved to be true in 2013 as most of the key hitters spent significant time on the disabled list. With the retirements of safety... » more
Baseball's immortals often become synonymous with numbers that evoke their greatness as players.
For Joe DiMaggio, it would be 56 -- the number of consecutive games in which he got a hit. For Babe Ruth, it was 714 -- the number of home runs he clouted in his career.
Now that Mariano Rivera has closed his final game -- as well as his career -- his number will forever be 652. That's how... » more
The Red Sox rivalry with the Yankees will take a break Sunday in honor of Mariano Rivera's impending retirement.
The Yankees' archrival announced Thursday that it will pay tribute to the 43-year-old reliever's last game at Fenway Park with a pregame ceremony.
Rivera will end his 16-year career with the Yanks at the end of the season. He has been honored at ballparks across the country... » more