Submitted by Harvey_Frommer on Sun, 2012-05-27 14:02
They are baseball's greatest franchise, a team of legends, ghosts, marker moments, odd characters. So much has been written about them and the talk stream stretches out through many decades. Herewith, a small sampling of some of the more memorable observations, enjoy.
On the Yankees
"I would rather beat the Yankees regularly than pitch a no-hit game." - Bob Feller
"It was a death struggle every day being a Yankee you either won or you lost. There was no second place. Half of us were nuts by the end of a season." - Jerry Coleman
Submitted by Harvey_Frommer on Sun, 2012-05-27 13:43
The Weather is Heating Up and so is the Baseball Reading about “Ozzie's School of Management,” John Smoltz and more . . .
Submitted by Harvey_Frommer on Thu, 2012-05-10 10:12
The 1927 New York Yankees,Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig and Company: How Murderers' Row Shaped Baseball
When Yankee owner Colonel Ruppert's "Rough Riders," as some called them, were not going head to head against their American League competition, they were playing exhibition games in Buffalo, Omaha, Rochester, Columbus, Dayton, Indianapolis...
Submitted by Harvey_Frommer on Mon, 2012-01-09 09:07
The talk of the town usually at year's end and new year's beginnings usually gets down in many sports quarters to rankings of the best of the best. Agreement is sometimes a hard fought but not often achieved goal. I, however, have a no-brainer for all - -hands down or up as the case may be - -the best of the best baseball teams is the '27 Yanks.
The club was so consistent in every way that its roster was not ever changed that glorious season. The team began with ten pitchers, three catchers, seven infielders, five outfielders, and ended that way.
Submitted by Harvey_Frommer on Tue, 2012-01-03 09:15
Back in the day as some are apt to say, I was interviewing and writing Red on Red. It was the autobiography of the legendary coach of the New York Knickerbockers Red Holzman. He is still the only coach to ever win an NBA title with the Knicks, in fact he won two.
Red was a walking history book when it came to pro basketball. He was especially informed about league trivia. He also knew had to spin a tale.