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Mickey Mantle

Roger Maris Jr., Richard Maris, Sandra Maris-Fallo, Susan Maris, Pat Maris, Kevin Maris, Randy Maris

Yankees Commemorate Maris’ 61 Homer Season

The Yankees have held a ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Roger Maris’ 61-homer season, a total that the families of Maris and Mickey Mantle still believe is the legitimate record.

WFAN–09/24/2011

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Yankees Bats Fall Asleep, Fail To Back Superb Colon

Bartolo Colon matched the Orioles’ Zach Britton but the Yankees’ offense failed to back Colon’s superb effort as they lost 2-0 in the first game of today’s doubleheader.

WFAN–08/28/2011

Derek Jeter

Poll: Derek Jeter Ties Babe Ruth As Greatest All-Time Yankee

Derek Jeter has tied Babe Ruth as the greatest Yankee of all time among New York City baseball fans. For that, No. 2 can thank the female fan for voting for him in droves.

WFAN–07/29/2011

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By The Numbers: Is Derek Jeter The Greatest Yankee Ever?

For some time now, various lists have been compiled ranking or rating the greatest of Yankees. In light of Jeter’s landmark accomplishment, we would like to look into where he ranks among the Yankee immortals.

WFAN–07/15/2011

Derek Jeter

More Than Stats, Jeter’s Intangibles Put Him In Pantheon Of Yankees Legends

He’s on the verge of making history, but what is it, really, that makes Derek Jeter one of the all-time Yankee greats? Is it a number like 3,000? Or is it something more?

07/08/2011

Derek Jeter

Hartnett: 3,000 Will Be Remembered As A Footnote In Derek Jeter’s Glorious Yankees Career

As Derek Jeter approaches 3,000 hits, the landmark has little bearing on his baseball legacy as possibly the most dominant winner in the game’s history.

WFAN–07/08/2011

Portrait of Mickey Mantle outside Yankee Stadium. (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Memories Of Major League Baseball

It is a day when multi millionaires prance around the baseball field like European royalty on a polo field. To keep perspective on a game that America continues to love, it is important to look back on the better experiences of watching major league baseball.

WFAN–07/06/2011

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Hartnett: Yankees’ Modern Day Duo: Granderson, Teixeira Evoke Memories Of ‘The M&M Boys’

Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira’s home run pace could allow them to become the first teammates to reach the mark of 50 since Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle in 1961. It would only be fitting if two present day Yankees match the accomplishments of the immortal ‘M&M Boys,’ and usher back memories of a bygone era in baseball.

WFAN–06/13/2011

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Jeter First In Pinstripes To 3,000 Hits

Sometime in the next week or so, Derek Jeter will hold up his right hand to ask the plate umpire for time, give his bat one more ritualistic twirl and then, perhaps take an iconic inside-out swing and send another liner to right field to become the 28th player – and first in four years – to reach the magic number.

WFAN–06/12/2011

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Hartnett: Derek Jeter Turning Back The Clock As He Approaches 3,000

Consistency and longevity have been hallmarks Derek Jeter’s career. As he marches closer to the 3,000th hit mark, Jeter is again reminding his critics just how special of a career he’s maintained for 17 seasons.

WFAN–06/01/2011

Carlos Beltran #15 of the New York Mets is welcomed home after his two run homerun by Willie Harris #22 of the Mets who scored on the play and Daniel Murphy #28 of the Mets in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 12, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Schwei: Mets Hitting The Trifecta

Carlos Beltran became the first player in the majors this season and the eighth Met to hit three home runs in a game last week in Colorado. So what does Beltran have in common with Todd Hundley, Dave Kingman and Mark Teixeira?

WFAN–05/16/2011

In this book cover image released by HarperCollins, "An Accidental Sportswriter," by Robert Lipsyte, is shown. (credit: AP Photo/HarperCollins)

Ex-New York Times Sportswriter, Robert Lipsyte, Pens Memoir

In more than 50 years covering sports, the longtime New York Times columnist Robert Lipsyte prided himself on being a sportswriter who was not a fan. A fat, brainy kid who got beat up in grammar school, Lipsyte wanted to be a novelist.

WFAN–05/06/2011

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is seen during the Baseball Hall of Fame weekend in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

NY Classic: Cooperstown To Honor ‘Talkin’ Baseball’ Composer

As a minor league pitcher, Dennis Minogue hardly had Hall of Fame talent. Once he changed his tune — and name — and forever linked Willie, Mickey and the Duke, he earned his spot in Cooperstown.

WFAN–03/18/2011

Derek Jeter (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Jeter Voted NY’s All-Time Favorite Athlete

Move over, Babe Ruth. Derek Jeter is New York’s all-time favorite athlete, according to a Siena College poll released on Tuesday.

WFAN–03/15/2011

Willie Mays, center, visits PS 46 in Harlem, next to the site of the former Polo Grounds, where the new York Giants played before moving to San Francisco in 1958, on Jan. 21, 2011 in New York City. The Giants hadn't won the World Series since 1954. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

Mays Talks To Students At Polo Grounds Site

Willie Mays was back where he started his big league career, bringing along the San Francisco Giants’ World Series trophy celebrating the team’s first title since 1954.

WFAN–01/21/2011

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