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  1. Possible Yankees record set.

    The Yankees won all 10 games played at the Stadium against Toronto this season. This has never happened before since the 162 game schedule was instituted. The 1927 Yankees were 10-1 at home against the St. Louis Browns. That season the Yankees were also 11-0 at St. Louis against the Browns.

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    08-25-13 11:04 PM Go to last post
  2. Mauer ties Clarke

    Friday night Joe Mauer broke up Sanchez's no-hitter in the ninth inning. Its the third time that Mauer has broken up a no-hitter in the ninth inning in his career. He also did it in 2008 and 2010. He thus became the first player to break up three ninth inning no-hitters in his career since Horace Clarke did it in 1970. What made Clarke's feat amazing was that all three of the no-hitters he broke up came within a 1 month period from June 17 to July 2,1970.

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    08-13-13 07:25 PM Go to last post
  3. Phil Silvers Show from 1957

    A lot of great Yankees in this one; part of it was always on line but this person appears to have posted the whole show, and it's really fun: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajqVd-mT8ck

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    08-13-13 07:03 PM Go to last post
  4. A Team's Annual Leaders

    Does anybody know of a website that lists a team's annual win leader and loss leader on one page? I want to look up the last time the Yankees' leader in losses had more losses than their leader in wins had wins that season without having to check each season.

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    08-13-13 08:35 AM Go to last post
  5. A Team's Best Starter Having An ERA Less Than Half Of His Team's Next Best Starter

    Among Yankees with enough innings to qualify, Kuroda leads in ERA at 2.38. Double 2.38 is 4.76, and Pettitte is second on the Yankees at 4.71. So who was the last pitcher (if it has ever happened) to have an ERA less than half of his next best teammate?

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    08-06-13 08:05 AM Go to last post
  6. Most Career Wins Without Losing 12+ Games In Any Season

    CC Sabathia is on pace to possibly have a career-high in losses. He has 198 wins and his most losses is 11. Here are the pitchers with the most career wins without losing 12+ games in any season: 1. Pedro Martinez: 219 wins (most losses is 10) 2. Roy Halladay: 201 wins (most losses is 11) 3. CC Sabathia: 198 wins (most losses is 11) Those are the only three pitchers in the Top 200 in career wins who never lost 12+ games in any season.

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    06-18-13 07:42 AM Go to last post
  7. The Best OPS In Washington's Lineup Tonight Is... Pitcher Gio Gonzalez

    Gio Gonzalez has a .816 OPS and the next best in Washington's lineup is Ryan Zimmerman at .799. Can anybody find a lineup for a game in June or later where the pitcher had the best OPS on his team? Given the OPSs should Gio Gonzalez be batting last like he is or earlier in the lineup?

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    06-07-13 10:43 AM Go to last post
  8. Most No Decisions Before A Starting Pitcher's First Loss Of The Season

    Today undefeated Matt Harvey will get his seventh no decision. Does anybody know what the record is for most no decisions before a starting pitcher's first lost of the season? Does anybody know what the record is for most no decisions before a starting pitcher's first win of the season?

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    06-03-13 10:38 AM Go to last post
  9. Why did Yankee fans call John Rocker an A-hole during 99 World Series?

    Rocker's racist, and anti New York interview did not come out until December 1999. So why were the Yankee fans chanting A-hole when Rocker entered the game in the 99 World Series which took place 2 months before? Did word get out earlier that the interview was coming soon, or did Rocker say or do something else to New York before that Sports Illustrated interview was released?

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    05-29-13 12:27 AM Go to last post
  10. What's The Best Team Season Road Winning Percentage?

    What's the best team season road winning percentage?

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    05-28-13 12:24 PM Go to last post
  11. How Many Pitchers Have Pitched More Than One No-Hitter?

    How many pitchers have pitched more than one no-hitter in their career?

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    05-24-13 10:13 PM Go to last post
  12. The Best Nicknames In The World of Baseball

    First let me say that the nickname his teammates used for him must of boosted his confidence immensely when he took the mound. In 1937, he led the NL in pitching appearances for Philadelphia with 56, of which 26 were starts... his name is Hugh Mulcahy. I could see it now when one of his teammates would ask the manager "Who's going for us today?" His nickname was "Losing Pitcher" :scared:

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    05-22-13 08:01 PM Go to last post
  13. Was Mantle a cheater?

    Looks like there's a nice bat of Mantle's up for auction... http://www.examiner.com/article/corked-bat-ousts-mantle-as-cheater

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    05-21-13 08:13 AM Go to last post
  14. Derek Jeter Game Used 2010 Batting Glove with C.O.A for Auction

    Auctioning off a Derek Jeter Game Used Batting Glove with C.O.A http://www.ebay.com/itm/121114708999?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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    05-18-13 08:22 AM Go to last post
  15. Storing Autographed Baseballs

    I was wondering how you guys store your autographed baseballs. Do you display them, or are they locked away? I only have a few, but they mean a lot to me. About 12 years ago we gave my late father-in-law a Sandy Koufax signed ball. It has begun to yellow. From research on the net, it seems balls from that era are prone to doing that. I want to protect the ones I have - a Yogi Berra inscribed ball, Don Mattingly "Hit Man", and a couple of Mariano's that he signed at Rangers Ballpark...

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    05-14-13 02:15 AM Go to last post
  16. Mantle Family Auctioning Mickey's 1960 Contract for Hurricane Relief

    Wonderful move as proceeds will go to Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief. http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/mantle-family-hopes-mickey-1960-contract-hits-hr-sandy-victims-article-1.1327753

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    04-29-13 02:09 PM Go to last post
  17. First triple play at home since 1968

    The Yankees turned a triple play at home last night. It was the first triple play at home for the Yankees since 1968. The last one came against the Minnesota Twins. Bobby Cox, later famous as the manager of the Braves for about a zillion years, was the Yanks' third baseman. Mickey Mantle was playing first base, in his final year as a player. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/383100-womack-to-cox-to-mantle-was-last-yankee-triple-play

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    04-13-13 10:49 AM Go to last post
  18. Great Yankee photos

    My Brooklyn Dodger fan dude is speaking to me again, at least by way of posting Yankee pix. A long drought, but here are some of the better ones. (check the famous Yankee and you'll recognize his name (hint: he once wore #6 for a year)) Lou Gehrig gently encouraging Babe Dahlgren in the dugout before Dahlgren replaced him as the Yankees' first baseman in Detroit. Gehrig removed himself from the lineup, snapping his consecutive-games-played streak at 2,130.

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    04-10-13 04:48 AM Go to last post
  19. Interesting Steinbrenner stories

    My mother passed away last March but left behind a great wealth of history on the early life of George Steinbrenner before he owned the Yankees, mjschriner.wordpress.com

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    03-01-13 09:15 PM Go to last post
  20. Yankee Stadium in the early 70s question.

    Question: My mother says that when she attended a game at YS in the early 70s (she thinks 1971 or 1972), there was some sort of bank of phones where if you picked them up, you'd hear a recording of a Yankee legend talking, or someone else telling a story about a Yankee legend. My father says he doesn't remember it if it was there, so my mother is wondering: A. If it indeed existed or whether she's misremembering something. B. If it did exist, where in the Stadium it was, and any other...

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    02-27-13 11:31 PM Go to last post

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