“I got choked up real quick,” Torre, who won four World Series titles managing the Yankees, said on WFAN radio Monday. “It’s something I’m sort of in a daze right now about.”
Retired managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox will join holdovers George Steinbrenner and Marvin Miller on the Hall of Fame expansion era committee ballot next month.
Mr. October isn’t afraid of a little controversy. So perhaps it was telling Wednesday when the man who voices his opinion on everything said absolutely nothing about embattled Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.
The Hall of Famer alleges that he wasn’t selected No. 1 overall in the 1966 draft because the Mets thought he’d be a “social problem” due to his relationship with a Mexican woman, according to the New York Post.
Yankees broadcaster Suzyn Waldman said of the acrimonious Yankees: “This is uncharted territory.”
For being such a great player, Brett had — prior to the Pine Tar Incident — gained his greatest national attention for an ill-timed case of hemorrhoids during the 1980 World Series.
George Brett raced from of the dugout, his arms flailing wildly after his home run was taken away in the infamous “Pine Tar Game.”
Only the most jaded Jeter fans could ignore the obvious. Derek Jeter is older, slower, and injured. There will be a day when he can’t play anymore. Will it be this year or next?
Joe Girardi must finish the job. He took the first step when he put Alex Rodriguez (.083 in the series) on the bench in the ninth inning on Wednesday night and had Raul Ibanez pinch-hit for him. He must now leave him there.
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.
The New York Yankees have announced that nearly 50 former Yankees will attend the 66th annual Old Timers’ Day at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, July 1st.
Nothing has seemed to go right for Bay, so maybe it’s time the Mets consider moving him to his next stop. It’s time, just like it was for a few others in his shoes.
The balk is one of the most confusing, poorly understood, and obscure aspects in baseball.
PGA officials say that discussions about a championship coming this way are impressive.
Yankees owner George Steinbrenner will be on the Hall of Fame veterans committee ballot next month with former New York manager Billy Martin.