Results for tag: Thurman Munson
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

Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Nov 11, 2010 at 10:12:04 AM

While whatever the Yankees are doing in their courtship of Cliff Lee dominates the talk shows and newspaper space, the transition of Jorge Posada to full-time designated hitter appears to have begun.

Posada, 39, has been a DH 90 times in his career. From that spot, he has batted .223 with nine home runs and 34 RBI. The reason could be those are days he is facing pitchers whom pitch him well but the more likely reason is that for some being a designated hitter is a bore.

Last year, Posada was the starting DH 30 times for a total of 117 plate appearances. During those games, he was at .245 with four home runs and 14 RBI. One of those was a grand slam against the Astros on June 12 and the next day when Posada returned behind the plate he hit another grand slam.

That made him the first Yankee