As part of our weekly rankings of the best local athletes by uniform/jersey number, we continue with 59-50.
Even through a most generous lens, it’s hard to assert that Tino Martinez is a bedrock member of Yankees royalty. When you’re not even the best or second-best first baseman in franchise history, it’s hard to declare that you belong in Monument Park.
Hal Steinbrenner says A-Rod is “a great player,” but the Yankees’ managing general partner wouldn’t discuss the third baseman’s possible return to the team following a season-long suspension.
As the tornadic talk continues over the Hall of Fame vote, Goose Gossage is making the rounds about his past, present, and potential colleagues in Cooperstown. And, as always, he’s trotting out the regurgitated mantras regarding relief pitching.
After talking about Mike Mussina’s Hall of Fame candidacy and baseball’s issues with PEDs, Goose opened up about his decision to auction off the memorabilia he has amassed throughout his life.
George Brett raced from of the dugout, his arms flailing wildly after his home run was taken away in the infamous “Pine Tar Game.”
“What kind of a society and what kind of world are we living in where we reward these guys for cheating? What kind of message does that send? And you know what? If any of these guys ever get in, I probably will never go back to the Hall of Fame.”
In honor of the last full day in the life of Keith’s mustache, what follows is a definitively unofficial list of the top 10 mustaches in baseball history.
Alex Rodriguez hit a home run and collected three hits in his spring debut as the Yankees defeated the Phillies, 7-4 on Sunday.
It’s not that A-Rod can’t or won’t be a productive player in the future; it’s just that his days as A-ROD, THE ALL-TIME GREAT are over.