Tag Archives: Don Mattingly

Replacing a Yankees legend is never easy, but it’s been done

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Not only have the Yankees been known for their pinstripes and utmost respect for the game, they've also been known to crank out a few baseball legends every now and then. But the sad truth is, baseball legends are human and ultimately they have to retire from the game. After a legend says goodbye to ...

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A week in review: Donaldson, Hall of Fame, Ramirez, Robertson, Rollins, Sandoval

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The bad news: It's been another quiet week in Yankees Universe and the Red Sox and Blue Jays are bolstering their roster. The good news: Brian Cashman is rappelling off a building this weekend and Winter Meetings begin next week, so you know there's bound to be a ton of rumors. As for this week, ...

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Five ex-Yankees are on Hall of Fame ballot for first time

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Major League Baseball and the BBWAA announced the candidates for the Hall of Fame ballot and this year there are five ex-Yankees on the ballot for the first time: Aaron Boone, Gary Sheffield, Tony Clark, Tom Gordon and Randy Johnson. Don Mattingly, Mike Mussina, Tim Raines and Roger Clemens are among the holdovers. The BBWAA has until ...

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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

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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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