Discuss the rich history of baseball in here.
Papa Bear himself...Player-coach-owner of Chicago Bears from 1920-83; signed Red Grange in 1925; coached Bears for 40 seasons and won 8 NFL titles (1921,32-33,40-41,43,46,63); 2nd on all-time career list with 324 wins; elected to NFL Hall of Fame in 1963...
Football ?!? What does Chicago Bears Football have to do with Yankees History ?!?
Well, before he became "Papa Bear", George Halas wore YANKEES PINSTRIPES !!
In 1919, he appeared in 12 games as an outfielder !!
Below is a rare...
Name the two Yankees that traded wives, children, cars, and houses.:rolleyes:
Last year the Yankees lost 15 out of their last 18 games at the end of the season, the last 7 in a row.
What was the longest winning streak a Yankees team had ending a regular season that led to a world series?
What year was it?
This is a picture of the Stadium during the 1926 World Series against the Cardinals. You can see that the stands end not too far from third base. Or maybe it just appears that way. They certainly don't wrap around the outfield as they do today, but I don't see the bullpen either. As a matter of fact the sections are labeled 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 down that side. Was the stadium finished by 1926? Anyone know what's going on here? Thanks. :cool:
Who assigned number 7 to Mickey Mantle ?
We all know that Babe Ruth started his career as a pitcher and was a fulll time outfielder by the time he was sold to the Yankees...
But did you know that he made two mound appearances for the Yankees ?!?...
Below is a rare photo of him in one of those appearances. A complete game, 6-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox, October 1, 1933...
What league instituted it?
What was it?
Who made the first appearance?
Do you still favor it?:cool: :) :D :gulp:
This is a question I don't know the answer to, but have tride to find out. I know both Ruth and Gehrig held a lot of records that since have been broken, but I wonder how many records Ruth and Gehrig held at the time they retired? I think Ruth still holds a record for some pitching feat in the WS. :confused: :)
Mantle's legend began -- and almost ended -- 50 years ago in KC
By JOE POSNANSKI - Columnist
Mutt Mantle knew the day would come. That's why he came up to Kansas City in the first place. He was, in many ways, a simple Oklahoma man, a farmer, a miner, not much in tune with the cosmopolitan ways of the world. The story goes that on his one trip to New York, Mutt Mantle saw the statue of Atlas in front...
Gehrig I love this forum but your questions are too difficult :lol:
Here's one for everyone *but* Gehrig to try:
Whose bronzed bat is the Stadium weather vane made from?
I've been plugging this book lately-it is a wonderful book about baseball at the turn of the century- Lawrence Ritter travelled around the country tracking down old ball players and recording their stories before they died. it is a fascinating account of their times and the way the game was played. Among the players he interviewed are Rube Marquard, Tommy Leach. Davy Jones, Sam Crawford, Fred Snodgrass, Smoky joe Wood, Chief Meyers, Bill Wambsganss, Goose Goslin, & Hank Greenberg.
Who was the last man to pinch-hit for Babe Ruth ?
For what event?
August 11, 1954, 47 Years ago today Mickey has his first two-homer game in a 7-0 win over the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.
Here is a rare shot of Mickey at 17 years old.
Reggie Jackson hits his 400th career home run off Chicago's Britt Burns in the third inning of a 3-1 Yankees victory August 11, 1980.
Mr. October's Lifetime Statistics:
Batting Average: .262
Babe Ruth hits HR No. 500 off Willis Hudlin of Cleveland.
Willis Hudlin a RP played in the Major League from 1926 - 1940 and played for the Indians, Senators, Browns and Giants.
Innings Pitched: 2613
This game: Name your all-time line-up of Yankee "prospects" (preferably homegrown) that ended up as Duds - - they had to have made the bigs, no Brien Taylors please! Mine, for starters:
C - Juan Espino
1B - Kevin Maas
2B - Pat Kelly
SS - Mickey Klutts
3B - Hensley Meulens
LF - Vic Mata
CF - Ruben Rivera
RF - Otto Velez
What year did Baseball numbers first appear on the back of Yankee Baseball Jerseys? :cool: :NY:
Can you ID this Yankee ? He was Born May 7, 1901, in Helena, MT
On this day in Yankee History.What was the defining moment?:D :cool: :) :NY:
"Jack" (John D.) Chesbro “Happy Jack”
Born. June 5, 1874, North Adams, MA
Died. Nov. 6, 1931
Jack Chesbro was an early spitball ace whose 1904 performance with the New York Highlanders still rates five stars. He started 51 games, completed 48 and was the victor in 41 while hurling 454 innings. Between 1901-1906 he won 154 games: an average of 25 per season. Hurling for the pennant-winning Pirates and later for New York in the American League, he led both circuits in winning percentage....
What year did he become the Yankees First Basemam?
Who did he replace?
What happened to the guy he took over for?
Like many other great Yankees of the past, he was consistent.
A lifetime .292 hitter, he hit .300 and drove in 100 runs from '75 to '77. The last player to do that was Frank White.
In the '76 World Series he batted .529 and in the '77 & '78 WS he hit .320. He was a lifetime .379 hitter in WS play...
Munson hit safely in his last six official at bats in the '76 WS to tie the record set by Goose Goslin of the '24 Senators. In his first AB in the '77 WS he hit safely...
1909 Highlanders Team Photo: Note the interlocking :NY: on their sleeves...
This article by Harvey Araton I thought was interesting.
Cheers to the Yankees, Thanks to the A's
By HARVEY ARATON
hat's your favorite baseball
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