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Sabathia Sparks Yankees’ Best Performance Of The Season

(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.

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CC Sabathia’s 2019 Debut Comes At Just The Right Time

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.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: A History Of The Masters Told Through Augusta’s 18 Holes

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.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: On Hockey History

(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.

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