Where does one draw the line? Either a retired number is something special or it’s not.
Here we are, the final stretch. These are the best local athletes in history by jersey number, from 9-1.
A ticket stub signed by Lou Gehrig on July 4, 1939 — the day he retired from baseball — has sold at auction for $95,600.
Derek Jeter, who plans to retire at the end of the season, previously passed “The Iron Horse” as the franchise’s all-time hits leader in September 2009.
The tribute will include a video shown at all ballparks featuring a first baseman from each team reciting a line from Gehrig’s “luckiest man” speech.
Gehrig taught a lesson on July 4, 1939. His speech, the greatest ever delivered in the sports arena, continues to teach today.
You have a chance to score some rare sports memorabilia – including items from Yankees legends such as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Mickey Mantle.
There was a time when Lou Gehrig was feeling fairly good about his chances against the disease that ultimately took his life at the age of 37.
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.
12-year-old Steven Gieseler Jr., of East Islip, returned A-Rod’s record-breaking grand slam ball.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.