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Derek Jeter (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) and Adam Wainwright (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) during the 85th MLB All-Star Game.

NL Starter Wainwright Says He Grooved One To Jeter, Then Backtracks

The first-inning double was one of Derek Jeter’s classic, opposite-field line drives to right. OK, so maybe NL starter Adam Wainwright admitted he threw something juicy to hit.

07/16/2014

American League All-Stars Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees and Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics celebrate a 5-3 victory over the National League All-Stars during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Trout Leads AL To Victory In Jeter’s Final All-Star Game

Helping send Derek Jeter out a winner in his last All-Star game appearance, Mike Trout drove in two runs with a triple and a double to lead the American League past the National League 5-3 on Tuesday night.

07/16/2014

Derek Jeter (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter Scores 1 Run, Receives 2 Standing Ovations In All-Star Game

Derek Jeter had two hits and scored one run in two at-bats by the middle of the All-Star Game Tuesday evening, after he was honored by both the American and National leagues in the midst of his final season.

07/15/2014

Joe DiMaggio (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: All-Time AL NYC Vs. All-Time NL NYC — Who Would Win?

I thought I would round out this discussion by choosing all-time teams: one comprised solely of Yankees and the other with players from the New York Giants, Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Mets.

04/25/2014

A New York Yankees cap (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Is NY A National League Or American League City? (Part 2)

This is a follow-up from my previous column, where the question under consideration was: Is New York an American League city or a National League city?

04/08/2014

Yankees hat (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Is NY A National League Or American League City? (Part 1)

Gabe Costa takes an approach which is both subjective and qualitative. He takes a look at both temporal (historical) and spatial (geographical) aspects of this issue in Part 1.

04/03/2014

Prince Fielder (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Hot Stove Lit: Tigers Trade Slugger Prince Fielder To Rangers For Ian Kinsler

Less than two years after boldly signing Prince Fielder to a $214 million contract, the Detroit Tigers traded the slugging first baseman to Texas in another blockbuster move.

11/21/2013

Tom Seaver throws out the first pitch prior to the inaugural game at Citi Field in 2009. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: 20 Baseball Trivia Questions To Stump Your Friends

Can you identify the subject of these “quotes” which refer to Hall of Famers? Be careful — a few of them are tricky.

11/18/2013

Mariano Rivera (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mariano Rivera Named American League Comeback Player Of The Year

Retiring Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was voted Marvin Miller Man of the Year for excellence on and off the field, and Rivera was also picked as the AL’s Comeback Player of the Year.

11/05/2013

The 2013 Postseason logo is seen on the field before Game 1 of the National League Division Series between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers.  (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: The World Series And The ‘Footballization’ Of Baseball

Theoretically, a team could play 20 postseason games before winning it all. Given all this, I wonder if the World Series has become anticlimactic. It takes so long just to reach the Fall Classic.

10/08/2013

Hiroki Kuroda (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Starter Hiroki Kuroda Unsure If He’ll Be Back With Yankees In 2014

“Right now I’m not thinking about it, and to be honest, I can’t think about it right now,” the 38-year-old said on Monday, according to the New York Post. “At this stage, I’m not really thinking about it.”

10/01/2013

R.A. Dickey (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

R.A. Dickey Rooting For Rival Tampa Bay In Wild-Card Race

Wait, a professional ballplayer cheering on his AL East rivals? That seems odd, but Dickey isn’t about to make any apologies.

09/18/2013

Robinson Cano (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Robbie Cano: Yanks Will Make Playoffs Because ‘God Has A Plan For Mo’

With legendary closer Mariano Rivera set to retire at the end of the season, Robinson Cano has faith that a higher power will help the Yanks and Mo secure a coveted Wild Card berth.

09/16/2013

Yankees manager Joe Girardi (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Keidel: G.I. Joe Is Your American League Manager Of The Year

Aside from jamming the eject button on Andy Pettitte the other day and letting Joba Chamberlain combust on the mound, G.I. Joe has done a David Copperfield job on his club this year.

09/04/2013

David Huff (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

In Midst Of Playoff Push, Will Huff Replace Hughes In Yankees’ Rotation?

Hughes’ start was pushed back to Monday, but he only pitched 1 1/3 innings before rain hit the Bronx. David Huff took the ball for the Yankees when play resumed and got the win, allowing just one run on five hits over 5 2/3 innings.

09/03/2013

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