Category Archives: Classic Yankees

Classic Highlander: Wee Willie Keeler

He was 5’4”, 140 lbs. Think Freddie “the Flea” Patek. Yet Wee Willie Keeler was known for “hitting them where they ain’t” while on his way to 2932 hits, a .341 career batting average, and the Hall of Fame. At … Continue reading

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Classic Yankees: Hideki Matsui

In a week when the Yankees unexpectedly picked up one Japanese superstar player, another Japanese superstar player who once played for the Yankees was designated for assignment and could see his career officially ending. This past winter, Hideki Matsui, affectionately … Continue reading

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Classic Yankee: Billy Martin (player edition)

One day, someone may write the definitive biography on Billy Martin. Maybe it’ll be someone like Jane Leavy, who has already written two books, one on Sandy Koufax, and another on Mickey Mantle, that are excellent.  There is a catch, … Continue reading

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Classic Yankees: Wally Pipp

He’s best remembered for a “headache” and for the person who replaced him. Even today, his name is brought up anytime a regular has a day off and his replacement does well—the fear being that the regular won’t get his … Continue reading

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