Willie Mays

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

Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Miguel Cabrera’s Triple Crown

Miguel Cabrera’s Triple Crown placed him into an elite group in history.

11/26/2012

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By The Numbers: The Grey Eagle

Tris Speaker was one of the best players of a bygone era in baseball.

11/12/2012

Derek Jeter (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Keidel: Derek Jeter The Greatest Yankee Ever? He’s Not Even In The Top 5

If you want those of us who eulogized Jeter last year to apologize, you got it. I’m sorry. But to bend the other way and embalm the man in faerie dust is equally misguided. He’s great, just not the greatest.

09/14/2012

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Keidel: Any Way You Slice It, A-Rod Is Nearly Impossible To Like

Everything seems synthetic, scripted and rehearsed, as though he practiced his responses in front of a mirror for hours — something cynics would say he does daily no matter his media requirements.

08/30/2012

David Wright (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images), Pablo Sandoval (credit: Tony Medina/Getty Images)

Palladino: Take All-Star Voting Away From Fans

Those who want desperately to hang onto the commoner vote will say it’s all the Mets fans’ fault. They didn’t come out for David Wright like they should have. They’d be correct, too.

07/03/2012

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B&C Morning Show: Gibson, Mays – Remembering Some Of The Greats

When a listener named Gary called-in and said that Alex Rodriguez was no Lou Gehrig, it got Craig to thinking.

WFAN–06/13/2012

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Sabathia Steadies The Ship, Yankees Win 6-2

CC Sabathia went 8 strong innings on Sunday as the Yankees defeated the Tigers, 6-2.

WFAN–04/29/2012

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees celebrates with Hiroki Kuroda #18 and manager Joe Girardi #28 during the home opener at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Kuroda Tosses Gem As A-Rod, Yankees Shut Out Angels In Home Opener

Alex Rodriguez hit his 630th home run and Hiroki Kuroda pitched excellently in his Yankee Stadium debut as the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels, 5-0, Friday in their 110th home opener.

WFAN–04/13/2012

Willie Mays, left, of the San Francisco Giants, and the Yankees' Mickey Mantle check over their lineups before the start of All Star baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, October 12, 1958.

By The Numbers: The Best I Ever Saw … How About You?

But are the “Champions” necessarily the best team? I still have nightmares about Pittsburgh’s Bill Mazeroski hitting that home run off Ralph Terry in Game Seven of the 1960 World Series. The Yankees were better, but the Pirates were the champs!

10/18/2011

Duke Snider plays for the Brooklyn Dodgers - File / Photo: AP

By The Numbers: Forgotten Royalty: The Duke Of Flatbush

With the World Series this month, I thought it might be well to compare three icons… to give Duke his due, so to speak

WFAN–10/04/2011

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By The Numbers: How The Game Of Baseball Has Changed

If you are sixty years old (or older), you probably remember when the Major Leagues consisted of only sixteen teams.

WFAN–09/08/2011

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March To 3,000: Derek Jeter The Last Great Yankees Star To Celebrate

If you need another reason to get excited about Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit, remember the next Yankee to chase a record will be Alex Rodriguez. A-Rod is the anti-Jeter, a petulant player with tremendous skills who seems to play the game only for himself.

WFAN–07/07/2011

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

In this Sept. 21 1954, file photo, some of the players in the race for the National League baseball batting title that season pose in New York. From left are New York Giants' Willie Mays, Brooklyn Dodgers' Duke Snider, and Giants' Don Mueller, right. Snider, 84, died early Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, of what the family called natural causes at the Valle Vista Convalescent Hospital in Escondido, Calif. Snider was part of the charmed "Boys of Summer" with the Dodgers in the late 1940s and 1950s. He helped lead Brooklyn to its only World Series championship in 1955. (AP Photo/File)

Players, Teammates Remember Brooklyn Legend Duke Snider

Brooklyn Dodgers legend Duke Snider died Sunday. He was 84. “Duke was a fine man, a terrific hitter and a great friend, even though he was a Dodger,” Giants Hall of Famer Willie Mays said.

WFAN–02/28/2011

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