(CC Sabathia warming up before the start of the game – Photo by Jason Schott)
CC Sabathia made his 2019 debut on Saturday afternoon, and threw a gem as the Yankees beat the Chicago White, Sox, 4-0, on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
Sabathia threw five shutout innings, allowing just one hit and no walks, with three strikeouts. He threw a very economical 62 pitches, 42 of which were strikes.
Continue reading Sabathia Sparks Yankees’ Best Performance Of The Season
CC Sabathia is set to make his 2019 debut on Saturday afternoon when he gets the start against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium.
This comes as the Yankees are riding a four-game losing streak, including a dispiriting 9-6 loss in a rain-shortened game to Chicago on Friday night after they were swept in Houston.
Continue reading CC Sabathia’s 2019 Debut Comes At Just The Right Time
On Friday morning, the Yankees placed catcher Gary Sánchez on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to April 11 with a left calf strain.
Continue reading Yankees Put Sanchez On Their Ever-Growing IL
Chris Pavone is the author of three novels, including his debut work, The Expats. Released in 2012, this twisty and sophisticated narrative received high praise form John Grisham and Patricia Cornwell, drew comparisons Graham Greene, and was bought by CBS for film.
Continue reading A Conversation With Chris Pavone, Author Of “The Paris Diversion”
Wayne Coffey, the longtime New York sports writer who was formerly with the Daily News, tells the story of the 1969 World Champion Mets in the new book They Said It Couldn’t Be Done (Crown Archetype; hardcover, $28.00).
Continue reading A Conversation With Wayne Coffey, Author Of “They Said It Couldn’t Be Done”
The Masters: A Hole-By-Hole History Of America’s Golf Classic, Third Edition
By David Sowell
University of Nebraska Press; 304 pages; hardcover, $29.95; eBook, $29.95
The Masters is called “a tradition unlike any other.” It is revered as the most prestigious tournament in golf and commands international attention, even among nongolfers.
David Sowell’s book The Masters: A Hole-by-Hole History of America’s Golf Classic takes the unique approach of tackling Augusta National hole by hole. Each hole had its own chapter, with colorful stories on the greatest shots, biggest disasters, and most amazing events that took place on each.
Continue reading BrooklynFans Of Books: A History Of The Masters Told Through Augusta’s 18 Holes
(The Islanders celebrating one of their Stanley Cup wins in the 1980s)
The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are upon us, and the New York Islanders are a part of it, taking on the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round.
There are plenty of books out there to read up on the Islanders and hockey history, including: Birth of a Dynasty: The 1980 New York Islanders by Alan Hahn; Rangers vs. Islanders by Stan Fischler and Zachery Weinstock; The Voices of Hockey by Kirk McKnight; and Hockey 365 by Mike Commito.
Continue reading BrooklynFans Of Books: On Hockey History
Yankees pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga had a tough second start of his season, as he lasted just three innings in the Yankees’ 6-3 loss in Houston.
The 24-year-old righthander allowed two runs on four hits, including a home run, with two walks and five strikeouts.
Continue reading Yankees Send Loaisiga To Scranton/WB, Call Up Joe Harvey
Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom, the reigning Cy Young winner, began this season about as well as you could, as he won on opening day in Washington and in his second start last Wednesday at Miami, he notched a career-high 14 strikeouts and hit a home run.
Continue reading Mets’ Ace deGrom Dominated by Twins
(Chris Mullin – Photo by Jason Schott)
St. John’s Director of Athletics Mike Cragg announced on Tuesday afternoon that Chris Mullin has stepped down from his position as head coach after four seasons leading the St. John’s men’s basketball program. A national search for his successor begins immediately.
Continue reading Mullin Steps Down As St. John’s Head Coach