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Posted by: Michael on Mar 5, 2011 at 01:29:47 PM

Only 74 hits shy of 3,000 is Derek Jeter.  Just 74 more base knocks and Jeter becomes the lone player to reach the milestone in a New York Yankees uniform and just the fourth Shortstop ever to complete the feat, joining Honus Wagner, Cal Ripken Jr. and Robin Yount as the others.  Though Cal and Robin also played a lot of third base and center field respectively.

I honestly don't know which one of those facts is more stunning.  Though I would likely have to go with the Yankees factor, given how historically most Shortstops aren't asked to do a whole lot with the bat.  Sure you could reel off players such as Ernie Banks, Ozzie Smith, Luis Aparicio, Dave Concepcion, Phil Rizzuto, Pee Wee Reese, Arky Vaughn, Barry Larkin etc.  But none of them ever eclipsed 3,000

Posted by: Michael on Feb 18, 2011 at 03:05:06 AM

Welcome to baseball in 2011 folks.  Looking back at the year’s that ended with a one, how did it bode for Major League Baseball and more specifically the New York Yankees?  A look back at baseball on the one’s.

1901: Ah 1901, the first incarnation of the New York Yankees, the Baltimore Orioles, under Manager John McGraw went 68-65 and finished fifth in the American League.  The squad featured the Hall of Fame battery of “The Duke of Tralee” catcher Roger Bresnahan and pitcher “Iron Man” Joe McGinnity.  It’s not quite as good as Steve Carlton winning 27 games with a 1.97 ERA for the 1972 Philadelphia Phillies who only won 59 games, but in 1901 McGinnity won 26 for the 68 win Orioles.  The team hit a whopping 24 homers or

Posted by: Michael on Feb 15, 2011 at 01:51:35 AM

Here come the Yankees and here comes the 2011 season New York!  Well OK, it’s only the tease of pitchers and catchers reporting with some b-roll footage of some bullpen action popping the mitts and a few position players down early to field a round off the fungo bat.  Football feels long gone, perhaps your basketball and hockey teams are mired in mediocrity and March Madness is a few weeks off, just seeing some semblance of spring brings a smile to your face. 

As we embark on the 2011 season there are eleven questions surrounding the 2011 version of the New York Yankees.  This much we do know, they will not be finishing in sixth place as Hal Chase’s 1911 New York Highlanders did, going 76-76-1. 

11.) Can the Yankees Defend their Wild Card Title?:

Posted by: Michael on Feb 13, 2011 at 01:45:21 AM

Much like in a political campaign where your opponent attempts to bring you down by hammering away at your greatest strength to turn it into a weakness or non-factor, such seems to be the case with Andy Pettitte.  With Pettitte retiring and the debate beginning on whether the lefty deserves a spot in Cooperstown, the anti-Pettitte crowd is tearing him down for his playoff record.  One can argue whether or not Pettitte is hall worthy but going after accomplishments in post-season play is absurd.

Their chief reasons are Pettitte pitching for a dynasty Yankees team (never mind his helping pitch the Houston Astros to their first Pennant) pitching in the “Wild Card Era” with one more round (I guess all those writers still believe Babe Ruth’s 60 homers in a single