Author Archives: Mike Sommer

Not So Classic Yankees: Ben Chapman

As we watch Mariano Rivera make his farewell tour and receive gifts in each major league city, we are reminded about how Mo has conducted himself with class, and of the respect he commands throughout baseball. Not every player has … Continue reading

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Classic Yankees: Ralph Houk

He was known as the “Major,” and for good reason. He kept a helmet on his mantelpiece, a helmet with a bullet hole in it that if that bullet hole were say, ¼” lower, he would have been KIA in … Continue reading

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Classic Yankees: Brian Doyle

Some players are legends, with many moments over their careers that stand out, while others long for that one brief shining moment; that one moment in time (cue Whitney Houston) where they can be a star. Such a ballplayer was … Continue reading

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Classic Yankees: Ralph Terry

No one wants to be the goat, especially of a championship game. If so, you want the chance to redeem yourself. Ralph Terry got that chance… with a bit of good fortune mixed in. Terry came up with the Yanks, … Continue reading

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