Father Gabe Costa
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 […]
For many people the mention of Cooperstown calls baseball to mind. Parents, wanting to communicate the love of baseball to their sons and daughters will take them to Cooperstown to visit the famous National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
Dean was a brash braggart, blessed with a great right arm. He was a character among characters; some of his teammates caroused, fought with both opponents and with each other and, as a team, brought joy to countless fans.
We use the word “hero” very easily and far too lightly. Yes, in a secondary way it can refer to someone who is admired for outstanding qualities or achievements.
We thought that peace had returned to the Bronx. At least until Reggie Jackson spoke up a few days ago.
In this installment of By The Numbers, I would like to share some personal feelings about the greatest player who ever lived…and my relationship with him…a relationship which began nearly six decades ago.
It follows that no one would dispute the assertion that Lou Gehrig was the greatest of all Yankee firstbasemen. In this blog we consider the question of who reigns as the second-greatest Yankee initial sacker.
As a Yankee fan for over 70 years, I thought I knew a lot about Joe DiMaggio, but researching the book opened my eyes to a number of amazing stats and anecdotes.
Baseball is growing to a stage where it is beginning to devour itself. Many teams are larger than many major corporations and most are family dominated partnerships. The prices of tickets are not going to come down anytime soon. What to do?
Collusion, in the words of Fay Vincent, was “the most egregious breaking of trust in baseball history… it destroyed any chance of civility on the part of the players.”
The balk is one of the most confusing, poorly understood, and obscure aspects in baseball.
Major League Baseball is trying to return the importance of winning the division, but by creating a two-team cushion, not only has the division race been stripped of its excitement, but winning the wild card race no longer holds any importance.
Is the contract year phenomenon really was what it claims to be, and not a collection of outliers that linked together to make a good story?
At the prime of his career and coming of a championship season, legend Michael Jordan retired from the game of basketball to pursue his baseball dreams.
Daisuke “Dice-K” Matsuzaka achieved varied success in his five years with the Boston Red Sox, but was the $51,111,111.11 paid for the rights to negotiate with the Japanese star worth the money?