Tino Martinez

During a pre-game ceremony at Yankee Stadium on June 21, 2014, former Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez unveils a plaque that will be placed in Monument Park. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Keidel: I Love Tino, But There’s No Way He Belongs In Monument Park

Even through a most generous lens, it’s hard to assert that Tino Martinez is a bedrock member of Yankees royalty. When you’re not even the best or second-best first baseman in franchise history, it’s hard to declare that you belong in Monument Park.

06/26/2014

Former player Willie Randolph throws out the ceremonial first pitch before Game Four of the American League Division Series between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on October 11, 2012. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sweeny: If Yanks Are Going To Honor Paul & Tino, They Should Honor Willie & Graig

If they are being recognized for their vital contributions to a Yankees dynasty, then I think we have to start opening the door to countless more players who could be considered Yankees greats.

06/04/2014

Retired numbers and plaques are seen in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

WFAN’s Carton Says Tino, O’Neill, Torre Have No Place In Monument Park

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.

05/09/2014

Joe Torre (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Yanks To Retire Torre’s No. 6; Goose, Tino, O’Neill Also Landing In Monument Park

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.

05/08/2014

Joe Torre greets Yankees players Derek Jeter (L) and Chuck Knoblauch (R). (Photo by JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Palladino: Torre Put Ego Aside For Yankees’ Own Good

He was the right man at the right time for a club that had fallen on hard times before 1996. And he didn’t mess it up when it would have been so easy to do just that.

12/11/2013

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Yankees Honor Mariano By Retiring #42 In Monument Park

The New York Yankees are honoring career saves leader Mariano Rivera in a 50 plus minute pregame ceremony.

09/22/2013

Tino Martinez (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

LISTEN: Tino Gives His Side Of The Story, Denies Grabbing Player’s Throat

“That really surprised me, bothered me, and I felt like some of the people in the organization didn’t believe my story, and it was time to get out of there,” Martinez told Booger and Rich. “…It makes me feel terrible, that’s the only reason that I’m speaking out.”

07/30/2013

Tino Martinez (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Tino Martinez Resigns As Marlins’ Hitting Coach Amid Accusations Of Player Abuse

Tino Martinez resigned as the Miami Marlins’ hitting coach hours after complaints by players that he verbally abused them became public.

07/28/2013

Don Mattingly (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Past, Present And Future — Donnie Baseball Talks Yankees And Baseball

Don Mattingly’s return to Yankee Stadium as manager of the Dodgers is unprecedented. Never has a player as iconic as Mattingly returned to New York in a visiting uniform.

06/19/2013

Mariano Rivera (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Rivera Is One Of The Classiest Men In Professional Sports

Mariano said it was a privilege to wear the Yankee uniform. The privilege, Mariano, was watching you wear it.

03/09/2013

Mariano Rivera (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Yankees Great Tino Martinez Shares His Memories Of Mariano Rivera

Martinez shared his memories of Rivera, beginning with his experience of facing Rivera as a member of the Seattle Mariners in the 1995 America League Division Series.

03/08/2013

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Hartnett: Matsui Added His Own Dose Of Class, Pride To Yanks’ Pinstripes

Hideki Matsui added an extra bit of class to the Yankee pinstripes during his seven years in the Bronx and will be remembered as a beloved Yankee.

12/28/2012

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Hartnett: Yankee Pinstripes Can Rejuvenate Ichiro

Ichiro could follow the path of past veterans acquired by the Bombers, guys who have been renewed by the legendary Yankee pinstripes.

07/30/2012

Armando Benitez (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Former Met, Yankee Armando Benitez Resurfaces With Independent Long Island Ducks

One of the most ridiculed and criticized — yet successful — closers in Mets history is making a comeback. Good ol’ Armando Benitez has resurfaced with none other than the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League.

05/25/2012

Derek Jeter (credit: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images), Bobby Valentine (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Yankees Respond To Bobby V

Valentine said yesterday he doesn’t believe the Yankees practice Jeter’s famous flip from 2001. Well guess what was on the schedule today? Cutoffs and relays.

WFAN–02/29/2012

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