(Yankees Manager Aaron Boone with Gigi’s Playhouse Tampa members on Friday night – @Yankees)
The Yankees are celebrating the 10th anniversary of HOPE Week (Helping Others Persevere & Excel) in 2019, and they recently announced the return of the community event for the 11th consecutive season.
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Facing Mariano Rivera: Players Recall The Greatest Relief Pitcher Who Ever Lived
Edited by David Fischer, foreword by Dave Anderson
Sports Publishing; paperback, 312 pages; $15.99; available today, Tuesday, March 5
Mariano Rivera, the greatest closer in baseball history who won five championships with the Yankees, was the first unanimous selection for the Hall of Fame this past January. Continue reading BrooklynFans of Books: On What It Was Like To Face Mariano Rivera
(Taking part in the activity were (first Row Left to Right) Brett Gardner, Aaron Hicks and Aaron Judge, and (second Row Left to Right): CC Sabathia and J.A. Happ – Pictures provided by Yankees)
On Friday at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, the Yankees held their final workout prior to the start of their spring exhibition schedule on Saturday on the road against the Red Sox in Fort Myers.
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(George W. Bush throwing out the first pitch before Game 3 of the 2001 World Series at Yankee Stadium)
In honor of President’s Day and the start of baseball’s spring training, enjoy this review of a book on the relationship between the sport and the Presidency.
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The Yankees announced on Monday morning that Steinbrenner Field has become a smoke- and tobacco-free stadium.
This policy will be in place for all stadium events, including all Yankees spring training workouts and games, and all Tampa Tarpons games.
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Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia confirmed that 2019 would mark his final Major League season at a press conference at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa on Saturday afternoon surrounded by his family and teammates.
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One focus for the Yankees as they enter spring training will be on the growth of one of their prized young players, catcher Gary Sanchez.
Sanchez burst on the scene in 2016, had a strong year at the plate the following season, but had a tough 2018 in which he played only 89 games due to injury and saw his average dip to .189, with 18 home runs and 53 RBI.
Continue reading Boone: Sanchez Has “A real hunger to go out and show the world what a good player he is”
(Photo by Jason Schott)
Yankees Manager Aaron Boone addressed the media on Wednesday afternoon as spring training in Tampa commenced with the arrival of pitchers and catchers.
Boone enters his second season at the helm after winning 100 games last season as a rookie manager. The Yankees beat Oakland in the Wild Card Playoff game before falling to Boston in the Division Series.
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The Yankees announced have invited 21 non-roster players to 2019 Major League Spring Training, which starts in just about a week.
The biggest name that stands out is Danny Farquhar, who is attempting a comeback after he suffered a brain hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm in the bullpen in the sixth inning of a game between his Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros April 20, 2018 vs. Houston. The following day, he underwent successful surgery to address the aneurysm, but was not medically released to pitch again in a competitive game during the 2018 season.
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The Yankees today announced the appointment of recognized industry leader Dr. Allen Hershkowitz to the new role of Environmental Science Advisor, the first of its kind in professional sports.
This represents a defining moment in the Yankees’ decades-long commitment to sustainability, and serves to deepen an existing dedication to environmentally-friendly practices and community-wide awareness.
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