(Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman facing Travis d’Arnaud in the ninth inning – Photo by Jason Schott)
The Tampa Bay Rays got a stunning 5-4 win over the Yankees on Monday night at The Stadium, as ex-Met Travis d’Arnaud led the way with three home runs.
This was just the fifth time in Tampa Bay’s franchise history that someone hit three or more homers in a game, with Evan Longoria the last Ray to do it on October 3, 2012.
Continue reading Yankees Dominated by d’Arnaud Again
(A member of the United States Army Parachute Team arriving in style on Military Appreciation Day – Photo by Jason Schott)
Aaron Judge had four hits for the Yankees, who had plenty of chances, but couldn’t get the big hit as they lost a nailbiter to the Toronto Blue Jays, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at The Stadium.
Continue reading Judge’s 4 Hits Not Enough To Lift Yanks Past Jays
The baseball season is approaching the second half of the season, making it a perfect time to brush up on some trivia and learn more about the history of the game.
Three books will help illuminate America’s pastime: Incredible Baseball Trivia by Daivd Nemec; The Baseball Maniac’s Almanac, edited by Bert Randolph Sugar with Ken Samelson; and Incredible Baseball Stats by Kevin Reavy and Ryan Spaeder.
Continue reading BrooklynFans Of Books: On Baseball Trivia & History
David Cone, a five-time All-Star and a five-time World Champion, is a New York baseball legend, and he tells his story in the entertaining new book, Full Count: The Education of a Pitcher, written with Jack Curry on (Grand Central Publishing; hardcover, $28; E-book, $14.99; downloadable audiobook, $25.98).
Cone’s career spanned two memorable periods in New York baseball history – the exhilarating, never-boring Mets of the late 1980s and early 1990s, and the Yankees dynasty in the late 1990s, which won four World Championships in five seasons. He currently works as an analyst on Yankees games on the YES Network.
Continue reading Book Chat: David Cone On His Thrilling Memoir “Full Count”
For The Good Of The Game: The Inside Story of the Surprising and Dramatic Transformation of Major League Baseball
By Bud Selig
William Morrow; hardcover, $28.99; available July 9
For more than a century, the game of baseball was resistant to change, as everyone from the owners to the managers to the players, and certainly, the fans, were against it.
Continue reading BrooklynFans Of Books: Bud Selig On A Life In Baseball
(Aaron Judge connecting on his double in the first inning – Photo by Jason Schott)
The Yankees beat the Mets, 5-1, on Wednesday night at Citi Field to split their two-game set and the four-game Subway Series for the season when you throw in their doubleheader split at Yankee Stadium on June 11.
Continue reading Yankees, Led By Great Outing By German, Earn Subway Split With Mets
(Yankees Manager Aaron Boone – Photo by Jason Schott)
The Yankees are heading to London, ready to take on the Boston Red Sox in the first-ever Major League Baseball games to be played across the pond. The games will be on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. New York time, and Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
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(Gary Sanchez being greeted at home plate after his home run on Wednesday against Tampa Bay – Photo by Jason Schott)
The Yankees enter Saturday night’s game with the Houston Astros one away from tying the franchise’s consecutive games with a home run streak.
Yankees batters have homered in 24 consecutive games, the eighth streak of that length in Major League history. The team record is 25 straight, set from June 1-29, 1941.
Continue reading Yankees Could Make History Saturday Night
(DJ LeMahieu greeting Luke Voit on his way back to the dugout after hitting a home run in the fourth inning – Photo by Jason Schott)
The Yankees are in the midst of a homestand that is turning into a major statement to the rest of the league that they are a force to be reckoned with.
Continue reading Bronx Bombers Bash Astros To Continue Making A Statement
Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge is set to return on Friday night after two months to recovering from a left oblique strain.
In 20 games this season up to when the injury occurred on a swing against Kansas City on April 20, Judge hit .288 with five home runs and 11 RBI, and when you throw in his 14 walks, he had a .404 on-base percentage, best on the team.
Continue reading Boone Says Judge Is “Ready to go and he’ll impact us in a big way”