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Lou Gehrig

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By The Numbers: Remembering Tony Lazzeri, The Forgotten Yankee

It was Lazzeri who played alongside the iconic figures of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, and who preceded the great Joe DiMaggio as the first great Italian-American ballplayer.

11/05/2013

Alex Rodriguez (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

12-Year-Old East Islip Boy Returns Record Grand Slam Ball To A-Rod

12-year-old Steven Gieseler Jr., of East Islip, returned A-Rod’s record-breaking grand slam ball.

09/28/2013

Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees acknowledges fans after his 4,000th career hit.  (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Ichiro Joins Rare Company, Reaches Incredible Feat With 4,000th Hit

Suzuki’s teammates streamed out of the dugout and surrounded him at first base, Curtis Granderson giving him the first hug. A grinning Suzuki then faced the cheering fans and bowed, doffing his helmet.

08/22/2013

The plaque of Lefty Gomez is seen in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Taking A Closer Look At The Legendary Lefty Gomez

For today’s blog I would like to highlight one of the funniest, most lovable, most quotable pitchers to ever wear the pinstripes — Lefty Gomez.

05/13/2013

Hideki Matsui (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Keidel: Modest Matsui Returns To Japan, But He Won’t Be Forgotten

Matsui arrived just a little late to enjoy the spoils of the 1990s. But one could easily argue that that was the only time his timing was ever off.

01/04/2013

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Ruth’s Team Sweater Sells For $250K, Gehrig’s Game-Used Bat Sells For $75K

A Babe Ruth team sweater from around 1922 sold for $250,642 and a Lou Gehrig game-used bat from 1938 or ’39 sold for $75,205.

12/02/2012

Lou Gehrig (Credit: www.lougehrig.com)

Did Lou Gehrig Really Die Of Lou Gehrig’s Disease? Some Lawmakers Aren’t So Sure

Some Minnesota lawmakers hope to force the release of Lou Gehrig’s medical records, saying they might provide insight into whether the Yankees star died of the disease that came to take his name or whether repetitive head trauma played some kind of role.

10/05/2012

American League MVP candidates Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout (credits: Thearon W. Henderson, Tim Umphrey/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Cabrera Vs. Trout — Sorting Through The Great 2012 AL MVP Debate

Both Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout have had historic 2012 seasons, but only one can take home the AL MVP.

10/04/2012

Curtis Granderson (credit: Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Granderson Key To Yankees’ Playoff Hopes

Curtis Granderson’s caught fire in his last six games and is powering the Yankees down the stretch.

09/16/2012

Derek Jeter (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Keidel: Derek Jeter The Greatest Yankee Ever? He’s Not Even In The Top 5

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.

09/14/2012

Lou Gehrig (Credit: www.lougehrig.com)

Lou Gehrig’s 1928 World Series Home Run Ball Fetches $62,617 At Auction

A baseball that New York Yankees slugger Lou Gehrig hit a home run with in the 1928 World Series has sold for $62,617.

07/10/2012

Lou Gehrig (Credit: www.lougehrig.com)

Conn. Family To Sell Storied Lou Gehrig Home-Run Ball To Help Pay Off Medical-School Debt

The 84-year-old baseball has been sitting in Elizabeth Gott’s drawer for years, but now she’s hoping it will pay off her son’s medical-school debt.

07/06/2012

Babe Ruth (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: My Relationship With The Babe

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.

07/02/2012

Robinson Cano hits a home run against the New York Mets (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Silverman: Cano’s Swing Is The Sweetest Thing

If you look at films of the greatest hitters in history, the only one of the all-time greats with a swing even close to as artistic as Cano’s was the one that the legendary Ted Williams used for the Red Sox.

06/25/2012

Mark Teixeira  of the New York Yankees hits a home run in the fourth inning of their game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on May 26, 2012. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Who’s On First After Lou?

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.

06/19/2012

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