For 66 years, Zimmer was a most popular presence at ballparks all over, a huge chaw often filling his cheek. Everyone in the game seemed to know him, and love him.
Torre came to New York with a stained resume and left as royalty, a retread-turned-Hall of Famer whose legacy was just cemented in the place that produces our baseball heroes.
WFAN co-host Craig Carton has a problem with the Yankees. A monumental problem, if you will. And because of that, Boomer Esiason and Jerry Recco have a problem with Craigie.
Between great players and great managers, the Yankees will soon run themselves into a laundry shortage. Well, not really. The numbering can go up to 99 after all. But you get the gist.
The Yankees will retire former manager Joe Torre’s No. 6, leaving Derek Jeter’s No. 2 as the last single digit in New York’s pinstripes. And Torre, Gossage, Martinez and O’Neill will be honored with plaques in Monument Park.
“It must be great to be perfect the way ESPN is,” Bob Bowman said during a panel discussion at the MLB Diversity Business Summit.
In anticipation of the Yankees captain getting inducted hotels in the Cooperstown area were getting calls and emails on Thursday from fans trying to book rooms for more than six years from now.
They owned October year after year. Derek Jeter and his baseball brothers — the gang that grew up champions. One by one, they walked away from the game until Jeter was the last man standing in pinstripes.
Ever since the game was invented, before television or even radio existed, baseball counted on the eyes and ears of umpires on the field. Starting this season, many key decisions will be made in a studio far away.
Each manager will be allowed to challenge at least one call per game. If he’s right, he gets another challenge. After the seventh inning, a crew chief can request a review on his own.
Tony LaRussa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre’s inductions will mark an elite class of managers entering the Hall of Fame in 2014.
Major League Baseball said Wednesday it intends to eliminate home plate collisions by 2015 at the latest. Not everyone is pleased.
The Hall of Fame is the proper, final stop of a long road that started in Brooklyn and, 50 years later, ended up in the Bronx.
Funny how the twists and turns take you. Torre turned down a trade from the Mets to the Yankees in 1976 because he thought he’d have a chance to manage the Amazin’s.
“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.”