Hartnett: Slick-Fielding First Basemen Don Mattingly, Keith Hernandez Are Glaring Hall Of Fame Omissions
Two of the dominant players of the 1980’s and Big Apple baseball legends Don Mattingly and Keith Hernandez have been overlooked by Hall of Fame voters over the years and deserve reconsideration.
Is Alex Rodriguez the most misunderstood player in the history of New York sports? Or is he deserving of the type of scorn he still receives? We’ll find out soon because the Yankees’ slugger is on the precipice of immortality.
Sometime in the next week or so, Derek Jeter will hold up his right hand to ask the plate umpire for time, give his bat one more ritualistic twirl and then, perhaps take an iconic inside-out swing and send another liner to right field to become the 28th player – and first in four years – to reach the magic number.
Jorge Posada has monopolized the sports pages since pulling himself out of the Yankees’ lineup on Saturday. Buck Showalter, manager of the Baltimore Orioles and former Yankees skipper, thinks it’s that passion that sets Posada above the rest.
Andre Ethier looks to tie the longest hitting streak in Dodgers franchise history when he faces the New York Mets and starter Chris Young on Saturday night in Flushing.
Former Yankees great Don Mattingly joined Mike Francesa to talk about his upcoming rookie season as manager of the Dodgers and his new charity venture.
WCBS will be broadcasting Suzyn Waldman’s first “Hot Stove” show of the baseball off-season.
At this time last year, the Core Four were the toast of the sports world. Fast forward to the present day where for the past three weeks, they have been beaten daily by every media outlet with baseball coverage.
The Yankees have to feel a lot better about their pitching now than they did a month ago, but A.J. Burnett is still a mystery.
The Yankees honored their late ‘Boss’ last night at the stadium, unveiling a huge, and we mean HUGE monument to George Steinbrenner.
Joe Torre walked into new Yankee Stadium for the first time, signed the clubhouse wall alongside other pinstriped greats and ended his estrangement from Brian Cashman with an embrace.
George Steinbrenner is now truly the biggest of the Yankees greats — as measured in Monument Park. The colorful and combative owner was honored with the largest tribute in the team’s storied area of remembrance behind the center-field fence.
Joe Torre is expected at new Yankee Stadium for the first time for Monday night’s unveiling of a monument honoring late owner George Steinbrenner.
Joe Torre is grateful he can leave the Los Angeles Dodgers on his own terms and schedule. That’s something the New York Yankees didn’t exactly allow their beloved manager to do three years ago.