The City of New Rochelle will be celebrating one of their former residents, the Yankees legendary closer Mariano Rivera and his unanimous selection into the Baseball Hall of Fame, on Saturday, July 27 with a pinstripe parade culminating with a celebration at the Hudson Park Bandshell.
CC Sabathia earned his 250th victory as the Yankees routed the Tampa Bay Rays, 12-1, on Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, completing a three-game sweep of their division rivals.
(Aroldis Chapman leads a girl down the runway – Photo courtesy of the New York Yankees – All rights reserved)
At Tuesday’s HOPE Week event, Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman and players Aroldis Chapman, Didi Gregorius, Masahiro Tanaka, Luis Severino, Domingo Germán and Kendrys Morales joined the founder of Runway Heroes, Rachel Goldman, at the iconic Kleinfeld bridal store in Manhattan where they surprised children with cancer and their families for a fashion show.
(The Great Olmedini working his magic – Photo by Jason Schott)
On Wednesday morning, Yankees pitchers James Paxton, Tommy Kahnle, Chad Green, Luis Cessa, Nestor Cortes Jr. and David Hale surprised HOPE Week honoree The Great Olmedini at his East Harlem apartment, then helped him perform magic tricks for NYC subway passengers on a 4-train bound for Yankee Stadium.
(Edwin Encarnacion meeting the media on Monday – Photo by Jason Schott)
The Yankees made a big move over the weekend, as they acquired first baseman/designated hitter Edwin Encarnación from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for RHP Juan Then and cash considerations.
Encarnación, 36, is the American League leader in home runs with 21, which is also fourth in the Majors; 49 RBI, tied for third, and 48 runs scored (tied for fourth). He has a slash line of .241/.356/.531 (58-for-241) with 48 runs scored, 7 doubles, 21HR, 49RBI and 41BB in 65 games with Seattle this season.
(Photo by Jason Schott)
The Yankees celebrated the 10th anniversary of HOPE Week (Helping Others Persevere & Excel) with an on-field celebration at Yankee Stadium on Monday afternoon, and it featured running the bases, carnival games, face painting, wiffle ball, and magicians.
The Yankees have acquired 1B/DH Edwin Encarnación from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for RHP Juan Then and cash considerations.
Encarnación, 36, leads the American League in home runs with 21, which is also fourth in the Majors; 49 RBI, tied for third, and 48 runs scored (tied for fourth). He has a solid slash line of .241/.356/.531 (58-for-241) with 48 runs scored , 7 doubles, 21HR, 49RBI and 41BB in 65 games with Seattle this season. On June 9 vs. the Los Angeles Angels, he became the 56th player in Major League history to reach the 400 home run plateau.
(Last year, Yankees players Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, and Dellin Betances took part in a kickball game across from Yankees Stadium in honor of the anti-bullying organization No Bully (nobully.org) – Photo by Jason Schott)
This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Yankees HOPE Week (Helping Others Persevere & Excel) initiative, which is rooted in the belief that acts of goodwill provide hope and encouragement to more than just the recipient of the gesture.
The Yankees have announced the roster of former Yankees who will be on hand at the 73rd annual Old-Timers’ Day on Sunday, June 23, at Yankee Stadium, which is the 11th Old-Timers’ Day at the current Stadium.
Two-time American League Most Valuable Player and seven-time All-Star Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels leads all AL players in the first balloting update for the 2019 MLB All-Star Game.
Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez and first baseman Luke Voit are the leading vote-getters at their positions, which would give the Bronx Bombers two starters.