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MLB Players’ Weekend August 24-26

(CC Sabathia during last year’s Players’ Weekend)

MLB Players’ Weekend will return for its second year, for all games scheduled this weekend, August 24 to 26, with each team in special uniforms for the occasion.

Players’ Weekend will showcase the personalities and interests of Major League Baseball players by letting them select a nickname for the back of their jersey, such as “The Knight” for Yankee shortstop Didi Gregorius.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Baseball Italian Style”

(Phil Rizzuto)

Baseball Italian Style: Great Stories Told by Italian American Major Leaguers from Crosetti to Piazza

By Lawrence Baldassaro

Sports Publishing, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

The contributions of Italians in baseball, especially in New York, can be seen in Yankees history from shortstops Frank Crosetti and Phil Rizzuto (who later gained fame as the team’s announcer) to Joe DiMaggio to Yogi Berra to Joe Torre, who managed the club to four championships in the late 1990s; and the Mets, whose Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza is one of just two players in that franchise to have his number retired.

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Boone on Andujar: “There’s a joy with which he plays the game”

(Miguel Andujar points the way to success this season – @Yankees)

One of the bright spots for the Yankees this season has been the play of rookie third baseman Miguel Andujar.

Through Tuesday night’s win over Tampa Bay, Andujar has played in 108 games, and has a .294 average (121 hits in 411 at-bats) to lead the team among everyday players (for the record, Ronald Torreyes has a .323 average in 24 games played).

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Yankees To Host BP Block Parties Prior To 3 Games In August

(Aaron Judge in the cage during batting practice before a recent game – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Yankees on Wednesday announced that Yankee Stadium will be hosting Yankees Batting Practice Block Parties prior to the Yankees’ three Friday night home games in August.

They will be held on August 10 vs. Texas, August 17 vs. Toronto and August 31 vs. Detroit, with Gates 6 and 8 opening at 4:00 p.m.

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Yankees Bring In Lynn; Trade Warren To Seattle

(Lance Lynn)

Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman made his third big pitching acquisition of the week, as they acquired RHP Lance Lynn and cash considerations from Minnesota in exchange for INF Tyler Austin and RHP Luis Rijo on Monday night.

This comes in addition to adding Zach Britton to an already impressive bullpen and J.A. Happ to the rotation.

The Yankees starting rotation now has something it has been searching for all year: depth.

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