Tag Archives: Don Mattingly

Hall of Fame debate: Who I’d send to the HOF

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Tomorrow afternoon, Major League Baseball will announce who will go into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Although no one entered the Hall of Fame last year, this year will surely be a different scenario since there are so many deserving names on the ballot. To clarify, I do not have an ...

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Don Mattingly’s top 10 greatest moments with the Yankees

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Like many Yankees fans my age, or slightly older, I grew up idolizing Don Mattingly. He was the Yankee when I was a kid and if you had a poster on your wall it was probably one of him. It broke my heart when he retired before he could win a World Series and ever ...

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Yankees trade for failed Mets prospect Fernando Martinez


With all of their injuries, the Yankees needed another outfielder so they traded for former Mets prospect Fernando Martinez and sent the Astros minor league righty Charles Basford in exchange, according to Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle. Martinez, 24, was ranked as high as the No. 22 best prospect in baseball by Baseball America at ...

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Roger Clemens makes debut on Hall of Fame ballot

In what surely will be a highly debated topic, former Yankee Roger Clemens will be on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time this year. Clemens was of course outed as a steroid user in the Mitchell Report. His name was in the report 82 times and it stated that during the 1998, 2000, and ...

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Barry Larkin elected to the MLB Hall of Fame

Picking up 86.4 percent of the vote, former Reds shortstop Barry Larkin was inducted into the Hall of Fame today. He will join Ron Santo, who was previously elected by the veterans committee, in this year's class. Jack Morris was the next closest picking up 66.7 percent of the vote. Jeff Bagwell (56%), Lee Smith (50.6%), ...

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Video: a Mattingly Walk-off from 1985

Don Mattingly was my favorite ball player when I was growing up. So this morning when William Juliano of the fantastic Yankees blog, The Captain's Blog, posted a video from 1985 of Donny Baseball walking off the Twins, I had to share it. He gives a little more context for the shot so click through ...

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Torre Makes His Triumphant Return to the Bronx Today

Via the NY Post: Joe Torre and Don Mattingly will attend the unveiling of George Steinbrenner’s monument in Monument Park, according to multiple people with knowledge of the names who will be on hand tomorrow night at Yankee Stadium. The Steinbrenner family invited people with ties to The Boss and Torre and Mattingly responded by telling the ...

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Mattingly To Become Next Dodgers Manager

According to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, Joe Torre will soon announce that he is stepping down as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and he will be replaced at the helm by former Yankee captain Don Mattingly. It has been assumed for years that Mattingly would eventually take over for Torre, but most imagined that ...

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