Willie Mays

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 17:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees hits a two-run home run during the sixth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 17, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

A-Rod Provides The Power As Yanks Edge Rays 5-4

Alex Rodriguez inched closer to Willie Mays with two more home runs, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Friday night.

04/17/2015

Alex Rodriguez waits to take batting practice before the start of the Yankees-Orioles game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Yankees Not Listing A-Rod HRs On ‘Upcoming Milestones’ Handout

It’s expected that the Yankees will fight a series of bonuses due to Alex Rodriguez by ignoring the milestones. If that’s the plan, they’re sticking to it.

04/14/2015

Alex Rodriguez follows through on a sixth-inning home run against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on April 9, 2015. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

A-Rod Launches 655th Home Run, First Since 2013

Alex Rodriguez tossed his bat aside and rounded the bases without any fanfare, though the drive invigorated a small crowd on a cold night at Yankee Stadium.

04/10/2015

Tom Seaver (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

10 Notable Players Who Came Back To Their New York Roots After Leaving

In honor of Darrelle Revis returning to the Jets, here are 10 notable players (some more than others) who came back to their New York roots.

03/11/2015

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Might Not Declare A-Rod’s 660th Homer A Milestone

The Yankees are thinking about not making a $6 million payment to Alex Rodriguez if he hits six home runs and ties Willie Mays at 660 for fourth place on the career list.

01/27/2015

Curtis Martin  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 29-20

Continuing with our weekly rankings of the best local athletes by jersey/uniform number, here are numbers 29-20.

10/21/2014

Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers waves to the crowd as he runs off the field at Candlestick Park.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Say Goodbye To Nostalgic Candlestick Park

“The Stick” says its last public goodbye after a run of Super Bowl success; baseball greats like Willie Mays and home run king Barry Bonds; the 1989 earthquake that interrupted the Bay Bridge World Series; and even The Beatles’ farewell concert.

12/22/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo credit should read Scott Nelson/AFP/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: No Chemical Issues Today… Just Numbers

For today’s By The Numbers, I thought I would take a look at the eight sluggers in history who have, thus far, clubbed 600 or more home runs.

08/19/2013

Mariano Rivera (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Keidel: The Immortal Mariano Rivera Holds The Final No. 42

Neither Daniel Webster nor William Shakespeare conjured a word that frames his ability or his nobility. If possible, he’s an even better person.

07/18/2013

Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees waves at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Keidel: The Immortal Mariano Rivera — The Final Number 42

Mariano Rivera, the Final 42, sui generis of any generation, the man whose mythology isn’t hyperbole. To list his bona fides is to not only insult him and you, but also his peers, since he has none.

05/27/2013

Buster Posey (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) and Willie Mays (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Is Buster Posey The Next Willie Mays?

Joost “Luke” Demoes is our guest blogger this week. In this installment of By The Numbers, he makes a very interesting comparison.

02/19/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: 300 + 300 = A Very Small Number

Stuart Cooke is a college baseball player and is presently taking a course on sabermetrics. He is also our By The Numbers guest blogger this week. As you will see, he discusses a pretty exclusive club.

02/11/2013

Stan Musial (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Baseball Icon Stan Musial Passes Away At 92

One of baseball’s greatest icons Stan Musial has passed away at 92.

01/19/2013

Alex Rodriguez (credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

A-Rod Facing Long Road Back To The Bronx

Alex Rodriguez faces a long road back once he undergoes hip surgery in mid-January.

12/08/2012

Roger Clemens (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)  and Barry Bonds (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Silverman: Gatekeepers Must Keep Bonds, Clemens, Sosa Out Of Hall

Baseball writers do the voting and they have become the gatekeepers. Baseball writers must judge the game diligently and expertly.

11/28/2012

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