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  • This Day In Sports History (January 16th) — Micky Mantle & Whitey Ford

    This Day In Sports History (January 16th) — Micky Mantle & Whitey Ford

    It was on this day in 1974 that Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.  Both former members of the Yankees were two of the six players inducted into Cooperstown that year. Mickey Mantle played his entire 18-year career with the New York Yankees.  Throughout his historic career, he […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 12th) — Gale Sayers

    This Day In Sports History (December 12th) — Gale Sayers

    It was on this day in 1965 that Gale Sayers scored six touchdowns during a game against the San Francisco 49ers, tying the NFL record for most touchdowns in a single game. Sayers had himself quite the rookie season with the Chicago Bears, as he set an NFL record with 22 touchdowns on the season […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 11th) — Joe DiMaggio Retires

    This Day In Sports History (December 11th) — Joe DiMaggio Retires

    It was on this day in 1951 that Joe DiMaggio announced his retirement from baseball.  The “Yankee Clipper” was 37-years-old when he made the announcement. DiMaggio played all 13 years of his prolific career with the New York Yankees (1936–1942, 1946–1951).  He would make the All-Star game during each of those seasons, and he won […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 10th) — C.C. Sabathia

    This Day In Sports History (December 10th) — C.C. Sabathia

    It was on this day in 2008 that the New York Yankees signed free agent starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia to a seven-year, $161 million contract.  This remains the largest contract ever signed by a pitcher in Major League Baseball history. The Yankees got exactly what they paid for in Sabathia’s first year, as he was […]

  • Mariano Rivera x New Era Limited Edition Cap

    Mariano Rivera x New Era Limited Edition Cap

    To help honor the career of the greatest closing pitcher that baseball has ever seen, New Era has created a limited edition 59FIFTY Fitted Cap, called “the Mariano Rivera Exclusive.”  It features commemorative patches, a list of Mariano’s records, and the number “42″ embroidered on the back. Unfortunately for those interested in getting their hands on […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 4th) — New York Yankees

    This Day In Sports History (November 4th) — New York Yankees

    It was on this day in 2009 that the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies played game six of the World Series.  The Yankees defeated Philadelphia 7-3 to capture the franchise’s 27th World Series title. Game six saw a pitching battle of two future Hall-Of-Famers, as Andy Pettitte took to the mound for the Yankees […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 25th) — Florida Marlins

    This Day In Sports History (October 25th) — Florida Marlins

    It was on this day in 2003 that the Florida Marlins and New York Yankees played Game Six of the World Series.  The Marlins went on to win the game 2-0 to capture the franchise’s second World Series title. This marked the 100th anniversary of the first World Series ever played, although it was the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 8th) — Don Larsen

    This Day In Sports History (October 8th) — Don Larsen

    It was on this day in 1956 that New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen pitched a perfect game in Game 5 of the World Series.  Larsen’s perfect game remains the only perfect game thrown in post-season baseball history. The 1956 World Series was a battle of New York, as the Yankees took on the Brooklyn […]

  • Mariano Rivera Got a Touching Sendoff at Yankee Stadium Last Night (Video)

    Mariano Rivera Got a Touching Sendoff at Yankee Stadium Last Night (Video)

    When you retire after a long, successful career built upon the best single pitch the game of baseball has probably ever seen, you get a pretty nice sendoff. Such is the case with Mariano Rivera. Sunday was “Mariano Rivera Day” at Yankee Stadium, with a pre-game ceremony featuring tributes from legends and a performance of […]

  • Evan Longoria Blindfolded Himself With His Own Helmet (GIFs)

    Evan Longoria Blindfolded Himself With His Own Helmet (GIFs)

    It’s hard enough to hit a Major League fastball when you have full use of both your eyes. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to stand at the plate and only be able to hear the ball wiz by you. Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria knows what it’s like, though. […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 26th) — Roger Maris

    This Day In Sports History (September 26th) — Roger Maris

    It was on this day in 1961 that Roger Maris hit his 60th home run of the season, tying Babe Ruth’s record for most home runs in a single season. The 1961 season marked the first season that the MLB extended its schedule to 162 games.  Prior to the start of the season, Maris was […]

  • Mariano Rivera Bobblehead Day at Yankee Stadium Was a Huge Disaster (Pics)

    Mariano Rivera Bobblehead Day at Yankee Stadium Was a Huge Disaster (Pics)

    Yesterday was Mariano Rivera Bobblehead Day at Yankee Stadium, which would have been a hugely popular promotion under normal circumstances. However, the circumstances aren’t exactly normal for the Yankees or their fans. For one thing, Rivera, the greatest closer of all-time, is retiring at the end of this week. For another thing, the Yankees will not […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 18th) — Mickey Mantle Day

    This Day In Sports History (September 18th) — Mickey Mantle Day

    It was on this day in 1965 that the New York Yankees held “Mickey Mantle Day” at Yankee Stadium.  The day was meant to honor one of the team’s greatest players ever, Mickey Mantle. Mantle was in the midst of his 15th season with the Bronx Bombers, and he had already earned seven World Series […]

  • Chris Davis Pulls His Own Version of the Hidden Ball Trick (Video)

    Chris Davis Pulls His Own Version of the Hidden Ball Trick (Video)

    Whenever Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis has come to the plate this season, balls have ended up all over the place—right field, left field, center field, bleachers, upper deck. You name the spot and he’s probably put a ball there, because that’s what happens when you hit 49 home runs. However, on Monday night, Davis […]