Results for tag: Reggie Jackson
Posted by: Larry Fleisher on May 11, 2011 at 05:27:41 PM

Today is May 11 and at various points of his 49-year association with the Yankees, Gene Monahan has overseen medical treatment of Sparky Lyle, Reggie Jackson, Thurman Munson, Don Mattingly, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez among others.

Next year though will be different as Monahan announced that this will be his last season and that he will be retiring to North Carolina. Monahan, who described himself as quiet and reserved seemed humbled by holding a press conference and talking about himself.

And that among the reasons he will be leaving the Yankees, the organization he served in spring training as a bat boy in 1962 and then in the minors in outposts such as Fort Lauderdale, Columbus, Binghamton and Syracuse, is because of the wakeup call he received from battling throat and neck cancer

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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Oct 18, 2010 at 04:29:17 PM

Today is October 18 and 33 years ago across the street at Yankee, the Yankees were World Champions for the first time since 1962. That was the night that Reggie Jackson hit three home runs off three Los Angeles Dodger pitchers.

Reggie Jackson obviously is not in the lineup, but the usual lineup against a left-handed pitcher is being used.

That night Jackson was doing what the Yankees envisioned when George Steinbrenner signed him as a free agent and tonight Andy Pettitte takes the mound looking to add to his October totals in a positive light by pitching well against Texas.

Since Cliff Lee is on the mound, it kind of allows Pettitte to fly under the radar, get overshadowed and lost in the shuffle. Those types of things are perfectly fine for Pettitte, who has 19 postseason victories,

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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Sep 30, 2010 at 01:56:04 AM

The Yankees have clinched their playoff spot but until 1969, there was one spot and not four.  They still have a chance for the division and for over 30 days since August 1, only one-half game has separated the Yankees and Rays. 

In Part Three of this series, here is how the races for the AL pennant and AL East title unfolded for the Yankees during the 1960s and 1970s in years that they won it and years they fell short.

1960 – In the final year under manager Casey Stengel, the Yankees were 1 ½ games behind the White Sox heading into August. They faced the White Sox in Chicago Aug. 8-10 on a 6-2 run and went up by 1 ½ games. After losing 9-1, the Yankees responded with 7-4 and 6-0 victories. A five-game losing streak in early September dropped them two games

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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Aug 15, 2010 at 12:55:41 AM

Last night was a clinic of sorts from Alex Rodriguez, who reminded people that he still has some power, especially when the mechanics are right.

In Kansas City, Rodriguez put on a hitting clinic that made us think back to years such as 2007 and 2005.  On three straight at-bats, he hit three home runs, connecting on a solo shot in the sixth and two-run drives in the seventh and ninth inning.

In some ways, he pulled a "Reggie" by matching what Reggie Jackson did in Game Six of the 1977 World Series That is homering off three different pitchers on three consecutive at-bats, except that Rodriguez did not do it on three straight pitches

Here's how each of those at-bats developed:

Leading off the sixth against Sean O'Sullivan - changeup at the knees for a foul ball, sinker at the belt

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