It is springtime again in America. Yeah, tens of millions are digging out from mountains of snow to go to work, but the trucks carrying our summer obsession have safely reached their destinations in Florida and Arizona. Once unpacked, another baseball season will be upon us and it can never come too soon. For me, […]
Sept. 30, 1971. Seventy years and 10,851 games into the story of American League baseball in the nationâ€™s capital, the Senators, 38 games out of first place on the last day of the season, faced the Yankees in the final game in franchise history. The teams had split the first two games of the series […]
Last month Bobby Aguilera posted an article in which he listed a roster of players who he feels are the best at each position who aren’t in the Hall of Fame, including two of the biggest snubs of all time, Dick Allen and Ron Santo.Â Then Graham Womack responded with a roster of his own, […]
In January 1977, shortly before resigning as Director of Public Relations for the New York Yankees, Marty Appel approached team captain Thurman Munson about collaborating on the catcherâ€™s autobiography. Initially, Munson, who had recently been named the American Leagueâ€™s Most Valuable Player, was reluctant. â€œIâ€™m only twenty-nine,â€ Munson said. â€œNo one does an autobiography at […]
El pasado miÃ©rcoles 21 de julio de 2010 falleciÃ³ en su casa de Winter Haven, Fla el manager de los Yanquis de Nueva York, Tigres de Detroit y Medias Rojas de Boston. De inmediato imÃ¡genes de mis lecturas sobre los Yanquis de comienzos de los aÃ±os sesenta tintinearon en la pantalla de mis recuerdos. El eco de sus declaraciones y de algunos de los peloteros de esos equipos resonÃ³ en algÃºn lugar de mi crÃ¡neo.
Milt Wilcox, a righthanded hurler from Hawaii, was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the second round of the 1968 amateur draft, a draft that included Tim Foli, Thurman Munson, Bobby Valentine, Greg Luzinski, Gary Matthews, and Bill Buckner.Â Coming straight out of high school, Wilcox began his career in the Rookie League before moving […]
For a young boy who loves baseball, there is no cooler place to grow up than near Cooperstown, N.Y., the home of baseball. My family spent many summer weekends boating on Otsego Lake and taking in the Norman Rockwell-like atmosphere of a village that lives and breathes baseballâ€”just like I did. If you have a […]