Baseball Authors on Mariano Rivera’s Hall of Fame Election

MARK NEWMAN  It was an honor to be one of 425 voters who unanimously elected Mariano Rivera to the Hall of Fame, and it reflects a sign of the times in our modern world of Hall balloting. If Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Lou Gehrig, Willie Mays or Stan Musial were on today’s ballot, then they would

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This Day in Yankee History: Oct. 1, 1949 Joe DiMaggio

This Day in Yankee History: Oct. 1, 1949 Joe DiMaggio But [Joe DiMaggio] proved his ability immediately with the Yankees, winning the American League pennant and the World Series in 1949 and winning both crowns again in 1950 and 1951. Having talent on the roster did make a difference. DiMaggio might have been as big

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A Salute to Yogi Berra

The following are excerpts from Bronx Bombers: New York Yankees Home Run History by Lew Freedman, published by Blue River Press and distributed by Cardinal Publishers Group © 2015 Lawrence Peter Berra was born in St. Louis in 1925 and grew up in that city. His best friend was Joe Garagiola, another catcher, who became

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This Day in Yankee History – August 6, 1920

If you were wondering what took place this day, August 6th, in Yankee history, you’ve come to the right place. Below is an excerpt from Lew Freedman’s book, Bronx Bombers: New York Yankees Home Run History, and we wanted to share with you what happened this day in Yankee history. There’s nothing like hitting it

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