Every week, we’ll rank the best players in local sports history by uniform/jersey number, in sets of 10. So with that said, let’s start from the top. Here are 99-90.
Derek Jeter was given two seats from Tiger Stadium during a ceremony before the New York Yankees played Detroit on Wednesday night.
The New York Yankees chased David Price with nine straight hits in an eight-run third inning, beating the Detroit Tigers 8-4 Wednesday night.
Jason Heyward hit a leadoff home run off Zack Wheeler, Julio Teheran won his third straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-2 Wednesday.
He flamed out during his first stint in New York, but Chris Young may soon get another chance.
It’s the offense’s move. I suspect we will not see a major reaction or response from batters this year, not as long as they stubbornly insist on making hard outs rather than trying for soft hits.
As silly as it may be, rest assured that Kelley’s teammates would kill him right now if he tossed that stupid rubber thing in the trash.
Juan Lagares hit a two-run homer and ran down one ball after another in center field, sending Dillon Gee and the New York Mets to a 3-2 victory.
The old adage says a ballplayer should always respect a streak — no matter how ridiculous the circumstances.
The lovable actor, who tragically died on August 11 at the age of 63, pretended he was Russian and had the entire booth cracking up. A foul ball came crashing into the booth and Williams snared it.
There are several teams in pennant races that would love to add the veteran starter, but the fact that he’s owed $11 million in 2015 makes him a less attractive commodity.
The Mets close out the month of August with a six-game homestand against the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies after going 2-3 on their California road trip. And while Lucas Duda stayed hot, David Wright was not.
Brandon McCarthy, Martin Prado and Chase Headley have given the Yankees a real shot in the arm at a time when they really needed it.
Rick Porcello continues to look like one of the best young pitchers in baseball, while Brandon McCarthy has resembled an almost entirely different hurler since being traded to the New York Yankees.
The commissioner’s office announced Monday that right-hander Andy Beresford and first baseman Leonard “Bo” Thompson were each banned 50 games without pay after testing positive for an amphetamine.