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  1. The Mets Did Something For The First Time Since 1918 (Possibly Ever)

    Tonight the Mets had 15 strikeouts, 3 hits, 1 walk, and won. It's the third time since 1918 a team has had that many strikeouts, that few hits, that few walks, and won. Teams since 1918 are now 3-23 when having that combination of strikeouts, hits, and walks, and two of the three times a team did it and won were by the Mets. The Mets did it in 1965 and the Angels did it in 1999. Both of those games ended 1-0. The Mets are the second team since 1918 to have that combination of strikeouts,...

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    09-19-12 05:37 PM Go to last post
  2. SIGNED Yankees Logo Poster - Arod, Yogi, Whitey, Reggie, Cone etc...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/120971980043?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Yankees Logo Poster signed by numerous Yankees Legends. Past and Present. The poster is 18x24 in size. It has small creases at the very top center due to Reggie Jackson leaning on it while looking at the other signatures. Barely noticeable unless you look up close. The autographs were obtained at Official Steiner Sports signings in Long Island, NY and at a GT Sports Marketing Show in New...

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    09-11-12 11:44 PM Go to last post
  3. Hitters Who Have Walked Against Five Pitchers In One Game

    From most recent to least recent: 1. Mike Baxter of the Mets on August 4, 2012 at San Diego 2. Colby Rasmus of St. Louis on May 22, 2011 at Kansas City, but he got his fifth walk in the 10th inning 3. Milton Bradley of Texas on April 16, 2008 at Toronto, but he got his fifth walk in the 14th inning 4. Todd Helton of Colorado on April 29, 2007 home vs. Atlanta, but he got his fifth walk in the 11th inning 5. Edgar Martinez of Seattle on June 24, 2004 at Texas, but he got his fifth walk in...

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    08-10-12 05:22 PM Go to last post
  4. Remembering Thurman Munson 8/2/79

    Not sure if this is the right place for this but it does fall under the category of history. Today marks the 33rd anniversary Thurman Munson's tragic death. I wrote this for the thirtieth anniversary a few years ago. Remembering The Captain Iím forty four years old. That means that thirty years ago today, I was a fourteen year old kid. And like a lot of fourteen year old kids, I loved baseball. But not just any baseball... Yankee baseball. What a great time it was to be a Yankee...

    captain, munson, thurman
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    08-03-12 01:06 PM Go to last post
  5. Boston's Bullpen Did Something Unique Yesterday

    Yesterday Boston used exactly four relievers and they got a hold, blown save, win, and save. Does anybody know of another game where a team used exactly four relievers and each one got a different outcome (hold, blown save, win, or save) without any of them getting a blown save and win?

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    07-31-12 04:46 PM Go to last post
  6. Players With 3 Home Runs In A Game That Their Team Scored Only 3 Runs In

    From most recent to least recent: 1. Ike Davis of the Mets yesterday (July 28, 2012) 2. Steve Finley of Arizona (April 28, 2004) 3. Eddie Murray of Baltimore (September 14, 1980) 4. Boog Powell of Baltimore (June 27, 1964) 5. Gus Bell of Cincinnati (July 21, 1955) 6. Hank Sauer of Chicago Cubs (June 11, 1952) 7. Del Wilber of Philadelphia (August 27, 1951 Game 2) 8. Clyde McCullough of Chicago Cubs (July 26, 1942 Game 1)

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    07-29-12 02:39 PM Go to last post
  7. The Yankees Using Five Pitchers In One Inning

    Before yesterday, when was the last time the Yankees used five pitchers in one inning?

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    07-27-12 09:45 PM Go to last post
  8. Miami Had 7 Stolen Bases and Only 1 Run

    Today Miami had 7 stolen bases and only 1 run. That's the first time since 1918 a team has had at least 7 stolen bases and at most 1 run.

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    07-25-12 09:14 PM Go to last post
  9. Ten Consecutive Yankees Games Where Neither Team Scored More Than 6 Runs

    The Yankees are on a streak of ten consecutive games where neither team scored more than 6 runs and seven consecutive games where neither team scored more than 5 runs. When was the last time each of those things happened?

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    07-25-12 06:55 PM Go to last post
  10. Three Players, 2500+ hits

    Now that the Yankees have Ichiro Suzuki on the team, they have three players with 2500+ career hits: Jeter, 3212 A-Rod, 2871 Ichiro, 2534 is this a first for MLB?

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    07-24-12 06:27 PM Go to last post
  11. Has A Former Cy Young Winner Ever Led The League In Losses?

    Tim Lincecum leads the NL with 8 losses.

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    07-20-12 11:58 AM Go to last post
  12. RIP Bob Kammeyer

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/chi-0302070247feb07,1,333268.story?coll=chi%2Dnewsobituaries%2Dhed Old friend had big-league heart BY DAN McGRATH. Dan McGrath is the Tribune's associate managing editor for sports Published February 7, 2003 You would have to have studied the Baseball Encyclopedia with the zeal of a biblical scholar to know of Bob Kammeyer, but he's in there, right between Scott Kamieniecki and Ike Kamp.

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    07-20-12 12:17 AM Go to last post
  13. What's The Most Players A Team Has Ever Used In A Game?

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/NYA/NYA195609290.shtml says the Yankees used 26 players in a game in 1956.

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    07-19-12 06:26 PM Go to last post
  14. Pitcher to start 3 consecutive games?

    Zach Greinke started 3 consecutive games for the Brewers. It was a bit odd as he was ejected after 2 pitches on Saturday, started the game on Sunday then the Crew had 4 days off for the ASB and he satrted on Friday so 3 consecutive games. When was the last time a pitcher started a teams 3 consecutive games?

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    07-16-12 03:35 PM Go to last post
  15. Friday the 13th, What are the odds of this happening?

    Yankees play two home games on Friday the 13th this season. Both games are against the same team. (Angels) Both games are started by the same Yankees pitcher (Kuroda) Yankees won 5-0 back in April so I hope we get the same result tonight.

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    07-13-12 04:29 PM Go to last post
  16. Who Was The Most Recent Yankee Hitter To Play In Exactly One MLB Game?

    I looked at http://www.baseball-reference.com/friv/coffee.shtml and the four most recent players with exactly one MLB game who I recognized as Yankees were all pitchers: Adam Warren in 2012 Steve Garrison in 2011 Sam Marsonek in 2004 Christian Parker in 2001

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    07-12-12 06:38 PM Go to last post
  17. Who Was The Last Yankee To Win At Least 16 Games In Each Of His First Two Seasons?

    Who was the last Yankee to win at least 16 games in each of his first two career seasons (starting with a player's rookie season even if he made his MLB debut before that)? Ivan Nova will hopefully reach 16 wins for the second consecutive season. Chien-Ming Wang had 19 wins in each of his first two full seasons (2006 and 2007) but he doesn't count because in 2005 he had 8 wins and too many innings for him to be a rookie in 2006. I looked at Andy Pettitte, but he only won 12 games his rookie...

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    07-10-12 11:41 AM Go to last post
  18. question about an Old Timers date

    When I was younger my father took me to a Yankees game and told me it was Old Timers day, he doesn't recall when it was or which Old Timers were present, The Pictures I dug up showed they faced the Royals and the game I estimate took place in either 88' or 89'. Does anyone here remember when that was and who was there?.

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    07-08-12 07:24 PM Go to last post
  19. Maris Deserves More Credit.

    Roger Maris earned and deserves more credit than he receives from many. http://voices.yahoo.com/roger-maris-would-pleased-yankees-owner-jacob-11510168.html?cat=14

    jacob ruppert, mickey mantle, roger maris, yankees
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    07-08-12 10:12 AM Go to last post
  20. CT Family Selling Lou Gehrig's WS Home Run Ball

    http://www.courant.com/sports/baseball/yankees/hc-lou-gehrig-home-run-ball-0706-20120706,0,4177777.story

    • Replies: 1
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    07-07-12 07:57 PM Go to last post

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