On Friday morning, the Yankees announced the creation of the Yankees-Stonewall Scholars Initiative to commemorate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising.
It will also celebrate the achievements of New York City Public School graduating seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement, a commitment to equality and impactful support for the LGBTQ community.
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The Boston Red Sox clinched the American League East crown with an 11-6 win over the Yankees on Thursday night.
This is Boston’s third straight division crowd, and they now have a record of 104-49 on the season.
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Prostate cancer screenings will be offered on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium prior to and during the Yankees’ 7:05 p.m. game against the Boston Red Sox.
This is the eighth consecutive year that the Yankees have teamed up with New York-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center, Weill Cornell Medicine and Ed Randall’s Fans for the Cure (fans4thecure.org), to save the lives of their fans and employees from prostate cancer during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month by offering a free screening.
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On Thursday night, Bronx native Ralph Lauren will return home to be honored by the New York Yankees in recognition of the company’s 50th anniversary.
Lauren will be celebrated with a special pregame home plate ceremony and will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Yankees take on the Red Sox.
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(Luis Severino confers with Gary Sanchez on Wednesday night)
Coming into this season, the Yankees were championing the “Baby Bombers,” a collection of homegrown talent that they hoped would rival what they built two decades ago on the way to five championships.
Incredibly, their future appears more in doubt than ever before, as the Yankees have benched first baseman Greg Bird and, after a disastrous first inning in an 8-2 loss to Oakland on Wednesday, catcher Gary Sanchez might join him.
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(Andrew McCutchen taking batting practice on Saturday – @Yankees)
“Surreal” is how Andrew McCutchen described his feelings when he learned he would be joining the Yankees at his introductory press conference on Saturday afternoon.
McCutchen was traded from the San Francisco Giants to the Yankees on Friday morning as an extra outfielder for the stretch run, insurance for Aaron Judge continuing to miss significant time with his wrist injury.
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(Adeiny Hechavarria with Tampa Bay earlier this season)
Late Friday night, the Yankees acquired SS Adeiny Hechavarria and cash considerations from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Hechavarria, 29, is batting .254 (66-for-260) with 4 home runs and 29 RBI, along with 31 runs and 11 doubles, in 76 combined games with the Tampa Bay Rays (61G) and Pittsburgh (15G) this season.
This acquisition shows the Yankees feel they need depth at shortstop if Didi Gregorius, who is suffering from a heel injury, does not come back as quickly as hoped.
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The Yankees acquired outfielder Andrew McCutchen along with cash considerations from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for INF Abiatal Avelino and RHP Juan De Paula.
This was just the move the Yankees had to make as it is unclear when Aaron Judge will be back, as his rehabilitation from his wrist injury has gone slower than projected.
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(Pictures provided by the Yankees)
The Yankees announced on Wednesday that they have partnered with City Winery to create Yankee Stadium’s first wine bar.
The City Winery Wine Bar is now open to all fans 21-and-older on the Field Level in Section 106 during all Yankees and NYCFC home games.
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America’s Game: A History Of Major League Baseball Through World War II
By Bryan Soderholm-Difatte
Rowman & Littlefield; hardcover, $45.00; eBook $42.50
In a comprehensive survey of major league baseball, Bryan Soderholm-Difatte looks at the national pastime’s legendary figures, major innovations, and pivotal moments in the beginning of the twentieth century in America’s Game: A History of Major League Baseball through World War II.
Soderholm-Difatte details pivotal moments—including the founding of the American League, the 1919 Black Sox scandal, and navigating the Great Depression and two World Wars—and concludes with a chapter examining the exclusion of black ballplayers from the major leagues.
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