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This Wk in Yankees History Nov 30th-Dec 6th
13 years ago  ::  Dec 03, 2008 - 4:30PM #11
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Mo,

Good morning Mo. The days of 17 players in trade are gone, due to free agency and the No Trade Clause. Here is your Yankees History lesson for today. It's about a kid born and raise in New Jersey.

Clipper

December 3,1922- Former Yankees 1B/OF Joe
Collins (1948-1957) was born. Before 1939 AL Season, Joe was signed by
the Yankees as an amateur free agent. In 10 seasons with the Yankees,
Joe hit .256, never really living up to the hitting promise that the
Yankees had hoped for. Joe appeared in 7 World Series with the
Yankees. During the 1957 AL season, Joe was replaced by Bill Skowron as
the regular Yankees 1B. On March 20,1958, Joe was purchased by the
Phillies from the Yankees. Joe retired from MLB, turning down a
$100,000 player contract offer from the Phillies. He told the NYC media
that he wanted to be remembered as a Yankee player.




1956 Topps baseball card

13 years ago  ::  Dec 03, 2008 - 8:52PM #12
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Now that's pretty old history for me ... I wasn't even born yet! wink
13 years ago  ::  Dec 07, 2008 - 4:07AM #13
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Mo,

From Dec 4th.

Clipper

One of the great Yankee pitchers of the 1920's

December 4, 1890- Former Yankees P Robert
⁈Å"Sailor Bob⁈  Shawkey (1915-1927) was born.Bob Shawkey finished his
Yankee pitching career with a record of 168-131. A 4-time 20 game
winner for the Yankees after being obtained from the A⁈⁚s in 1915 for
$85,000. Bob will manage the Yankees in 1930 to an 86-68 record before
being replaced by veteran NL Cubs Manager Joe McCarthy

13 years ago  ::  Dec 07, 2008 - 4:15AM #14
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Gone but not forgotten

December 5,
1996- Former Yankees reserve OF Cliff Mapes (1948-1951) passed away. (1922-1996)
On
November 1,1946, Cliff was drafted by the Yankees from the Indians in
the 1946 MLB Rule 5 player draft. He was the last active Yankee player
to wear Babe Ruth⁈⁚s No. 3 Yankees uniform. Also he wore No. 7 during
the 1951 AL season, the number that rookie OF Mickey Mantle would get
after returning from Kansas City Blues (AAA). On July 31,1951, Cliff
was purchased by the Browns from the Yankees.

The image ⁈Å1952 Bowman Baseball Card
13 years ago  ::  Dec 07, 2008 - 4:32AM #15
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The Yankees great 2nd baseball of the late 1920's and 1930's, Tony Lazzeri

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December 6,
1903- Former Yankees HOF 2B
Tony ⁈Å"Poosh 'Em Up Tony⁈  Lazzeri (1926-1937) was born. (1903-1946).
Tony Lazzeri set what were then organized baseball records with 60 HRs
with 222 RBIs for the Salt Lake City Bees in 1925, not to mention a
.355 batting average. On August 1,1925, Tony was traded by the Salt
Lake City Bees (PCL) to the Yankees for players to be named later and
$50,000. The Yankees would send in March of 1926, Mack Hillis, Frank
Zoellers and Curt Fullerton to the Salt Lake City (PCL) to complete the
trade. Tony had a lifetime BA of .293 with Yankees. He appeared in 7
World Series hitting .262 with 4 HRs with 19 RBIs. His best Yankees
season was in 1929, when he hit.354 with 18 HRs with 106 RBIs. Tony had
seven 100 RBI Seasons: (1926-27,1929-1930 1932-33 and in 1936). He was
on the 1st AL All Star team in 1933. On October 15,1937, Tony was
released by the Yankees, upon his request to retire from MLB. Tony was
elected to MLB⁈⁚s Hall Of Fame in 1991.
13 years ago  ::  Dec 07, 2008 - 5:06PM #16
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Thanks Clipper. wink
13 years ago  ::  Dec 08, 2008 - 3:40AM #17
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Wow..someone else got to wear # 3??!!shocked
13 years ago  ::  Dec 08, 2008 - 11:16AM #18
baronbp
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clipper ... what are the chances we see another 17 player swap again shocked..lol
13 years ago  ::  Dec 08, 2008 - 11:18AM #19
baronbp
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since we are paisono's Mo, a Merry Christmas !!!wink
13 years ago  ::  Dec 08, 2008 - 9:26PM #20
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A Merry Christmas to you baron ... but you know I have to be politically correct in the sig! LOL wink
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