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Derek Jeter the Greatest ______?

What a remarkable career Derek Jeter has had, no doubt first ballot hall of fame candidate. Nothing less than the face of baseball for the past 15 years. That in itself is quite an achievement....

MLB Attendance, 1950-2013

See how attendance has changed over the past 60 years or so. Is the current trend of growing attendance the real deal or a mirage?

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The Enemy Speaks: Dirty Jocks

Welcome to this edition of The Enemy Speaks, Recent Crap Edition. Here are the interesting tidbits gleaned from NOT listening to the Brennemen, but rather to the opposing team's announcers,...

This Week in Baseball Season One Recaps: Episode 9

In episode 9 of TWIB '77, Mel Allen and co. face the fears of expansion team balks, Walnut Hands, and CLOWNS.

So You Think You've Seen a Slow Start

The Yankees finally put one in the win column on Monday night, beating the Orioles 6-2 behind a dogged effort from Ivan Nova (seven innings of two-run ball despite yielding 10 hits) after being...

Making The Last Out

Alex Rodriguez tied a Yankee record by making the last out of their last two postseasons. (AP) As a kid I was fascinated with the final out...

Shots of a Lifetime

Mickey Mantle as photographed by Hy Peskin. Via Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness and UniWatch, check out this this sumptuous archive of...

Forty-Sixed

The Yankees have some hard decisions coming up about which numbers to retire. (AP) Andy Pettitte's retirement last week raised an interesting question about the future of the Yankees'...

Mickey Mantle, Billy Martin, Casey Stengel, and the Battle of the Bottle

Ruminating on Mickey Mantle, Billy Martin, Casey Stengel, and alcohol on the occasion of the anniversary of Mantle's death.

Then There Was One.

Duke Snider died this weekend. The Duke of Flatbush was 85 and sadly, the last two decades of his life was a parable for many a sports star: beset with money and health problems and largely...

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