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  • This Day In Sports History (August 17th) – Lou Gehrig

    This Day In Sports History (August 17th) – Lou Gehrig

    It was on this day in 1933 that Lou Gehrig played in his 1,308th consecutive game.  Gehrig surpassed the mark set by shortstop Everett Scott, who established the record in 1925. There were a few instances during the streak where Gehrig came awfully close to missing a game.  In 1933, Lou was struck in the […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night — 8/14/12 — Hiroki Kuroda

    Stat Line Of The Night — 8/14/12 — Hiroki Kuroda

    In a battle between the American League’s top two teams, the New York Yankees were looking to increase the gap between themselves and the second-place Texas Rangers by earning wins in the first two games of their four-game set.  Monday’s victory was the result of some solid hitting, as the Yanks opened the series with […]

  • Rajai Davis Climbs The Wall To Rob Casey McGehee Of A Home Run (Video)

    Rajai Davis Climbs The Wall To Rob Casey McGehee Of A Home Run (Video)

    During yesterday’s game between the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays, Yanks third baseman Casey McGehee hit a towering fly ball that soared approximately 370 feet through the air in left field at the Rogers Center.  Usually that would be enough to earn McGehee a trip around the bases, but on this occasion […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 10th) – Billy Martin

    This Day In Sports History (August 10th) – Billy Martin

    It was on this day in 1986 that the New York Yankees retired the #1 formerly worn by Billy Martin.  Martin also had a plaque dedicated to him at Monument Park in Yankee Stadium. Billy Martin spent his first eight years as a player playing second base for the Yankees.  After being traded to Kansas […]

  • Spike Lee Catches Bat Flung Into Stands At Yankees Game (Video)

    Spike Lee Catches Bat Flung Into Stands At Yankees Game (Video)

    Remember when the New Yankee Stadium first opened in 2009, and all anyone was talking about was all the empty, $2000 field-level seats visible on TV? Well, three years later there are still a lot of empty field-level seats at Yankees games. However, this isn’t always a bad thing. Just ask film director Spike Lee. […]

  • Royals Fans Boo Yankees’ Robinson Cano During Home Run Derby (Video)

    Royals Fans Boo Yankees’ Robinson Cano During Home Run Derby (Video)

    In case you were wondering, Kansas City Royals fans hate the Yankees. Actually, hate probably isn’t a strong enough word. Let’s try loath. Or maybe abhor. Anyway, you get the idea. And, after last night’s Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium in KC, so does Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, who was hands-down the most […]

  • Spider-Man Is Swinging From CC Sabathia’s Rear (GIF)

    Spider-Man Is Swinging From CC Sabathia’s Rear (GIF)

    The Amazing Spider-Man is capable of using his web-shooters to swing from the greatest of society’s structures, whether is be the tallest of buildings, or the slenderest of poles.  Heck, he is even capable of swinging from CC Sabathia’s ginormous 290-pound rear, just like he showed during the recent broadcast of a game between the […]

  • Not-So-Classy Female Yankees Fan Gets Ejected From Citi Field (Video)

    Not-So-Classy Female Yankees Fan Gets Ejected From Citi Field (Video)

    Baseball games are a great example of the social contract. Thousands of people show up to watch a ball game, and they all behave properly as part of an unspoken agreement that they engage in with the stadium and its workers. But not everybody is always on board with this agreement. Take the female Yankees […]

  • Check Out this Amazing Color Footage of the 1939 World Series (Video)

    Check Out this Amazing Color Footage of the 1939 World Series (Video)

    People generally assume that, since most of the movies and photographs we have from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s are in black and white, color photography wasn’t even around. But that’s not true. Technicolor (for movies) was invented all the way back in 1916 and radically improved in 1929, and Kodachrome (for photographs) was invented […]