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Babe Ruth

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By The Numbers: The Grey Eagle

Tris Speaker was one of the best players of a bygone era in baseball.


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Keidel: Me, You And The Yankees Need Mariano Rivera For One More Year

We need Mariano Rivera once more — for a proper salute, for our sanity and for his sanctity. Please give us just a few more deeds under brown leaves, before He leaves.


American League MVP candidates Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout (credits: Thearon W. Henderson, Tim Umphrey/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Cabrera Vs. Trout — Sorting Through The Great 2012 AL MVP Debate

Both Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout have had historic 2012 seasons, but only one can take home the AL MVP.


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By The Numbers: Babe Ruth’s Called Shot, Eight Decades Later — Part 5

The Great Bambino’s “Called Shot” is the one that has been the most debated events in MLB history.


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By The Numbers: Babe Ruth’s Called Shot, Eight Decades Later – Part 4

Of all the events in the long history of Major League Baseball, this is the one that has been the most debated.


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Hartnett: Granderson Key To Yankees’ Playoff Hopes

Curtis Granderson’s caught fire in his last six games and is powering the Yankees down the stretch.


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Keidel: Derek Jeter The Greatest Yankee Ever? He’s Not Even In The Top 5

If you want those of us who eulogized Jeter last year to apologize, you got it. I’m sorry. But to bend the other way and embalm the man in faerie dust is equally misguided. He’s great, just not the greatest.


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By The Numbers: Babe Ruth’s Called Shot, Eight Decades Later – Part 3

This installment of By The Numbers is a continuation of our last blog, which presented Bill William Jenkinson’s massive research dealing with Babe Ruth’s “called” home run. Below is a detailed account of the 1932 Fall Classic.


By The Numbers: Babe Ruth’s Called Shot, Eight Decades Later – Part 1

Mr. William Jenkinson, who has been referenced in this blog many times in the past, is an internationally known baseball historian, lecturer, author and resource person. I dare say that no one on the planet knows more about Babe Ruth than Bill.


By The Numbers: Babe Ruth’s Called Shot, Eight Decades Later – Part 2

By Father Gabe Costa » More Columns MAY: After being swept in a disappointing three game series against Walter Johnson’s Washington Senators at Griffith Stadium, the Yankees sidetracked to Bridgeport, Connecticut on May 4 to […]


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Keidel: Any Way You Slice It, A-Rod Is Nearly Impossible To Like

Everything seems synthetic, scripted and rehearsed, as though he practiced his responses in front of a mirror for hours — something cynics would say he does daily no matter his media requirements.


Bobby Valentine (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) and Charlie Manuel (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Keidel: Mets, Yankees Fans Can Rejoice In The Fates Of Their Archrivals

Even if neither New York team reaches its goals, their fans can rejoice in the fates of their foes: archrivals Boston and Philadelphia, who are a combined 30 games out of first place.


Derek Jeter (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images), Robin Ventura (credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Move Over, Babe; Ventura Thinks Jeter Is Greatest Yankee Ever

The better Derek Jeter plays, the more he brings out the haters and the defenders. It’s been like that his entire career it seems. Overrated or under-appreciated?


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Stories From Main Street: Ramsey Teenager Is Already Published Author

This is a story about following your dreams and doing what you love.


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Conn. Family To Sell Storied Lou Gehrig Home-Run Ball To Help Pay Off Medical-School Debt

The 84-year-old baseball has been sitting in Elizabeth Gott’s drawer for years, but now she’s hoping it will pay off her son’s medical-school debt.