Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 9-1Here we are, the final stretch. These are the best local athletes in history by jersey number, from 9-1.
Hartnett: Let's Not Paint Bud Selig As The Savior Of Baseball Baseball knew it had a PED problem in the mid-1990s. Had Selig truly cared, he would have blown the whistle and sought measures to clean up the game.
Chris Davis On Home Run Chase: ‘61 Is The Record’The Orioles slugger says he's chasing baseball's true single-season home run leader, Roger Maris, "and I think most fans agree with me on that."
New York Yankees' Most Enduring All-Stars Of All-Time Who are the most enduring Yankees All-Stars of all time? Check to see who made our exclusive list ahead of the Midsummer Classic at Citi Field.
Keidel: Should Derek Jeter Retire?Only the most jaded Jeter fans could ignore the obvious. Derek Jeter is older, slower, and injured. There will be a day when he can't play anymore. Will it be this year or next?
Silverman: Gatekeepers Must Keep Bonds, Clemens, Sosa Out Of HallBaseball writers do the voting and they have become the gatekeepers. Baseball writers must judge the game diligently and expertly.
Hartnett: Yankees' Martin Carrying Hot Streak Into PlayoffsThey say everything changes in October. New heroes are born and others fall from greatness. That was certainly the case Sunday night.
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.
Keidel: The Case Against Roger MarisThe debate isn’t at all about Roger Maris’s merits for the Hall of Fame, because he has none. This is a microcosm, a debate we all have about someone from your youth, parsing preteen idolatry from reality.
Man Who Caught No. 61: Roger Maris Told Me To Keep Ball, Make Some MoneyThe parallels are uncanny between Christian Lopez, the 23-year-old who returned Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit ball, and Sal Durante, the lucky fan who came away with Roger Maris' record 61st home run ball in 1961. Except for one thing...
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.
By The Numbers: Numbers And PoetryThis is a great time of the year. We are in the midst of postseason play, looking forward to its culmination in yet another World Series. The passion, beauty and geometry of Baseball seem to come together in a special way in the Fall Classic.