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Top 10 rookie performances in Yankees history

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In the rich history of the New York Yankees organization, hundreds of rookies have come through the organization. I thought I'd take a loot at the 10 best rookies seasons in Yankees history, and see how they match up against each other. 10. Tom Tresh (1962), SS- In 1962, at the age of 23, Tresh became the ...

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Let Us Now Praise Game-Tying Grand Slams

First the bad news;  Lou Gehrig’s career Grand Slam record of 23 was tied last week and likely will be broken within my lifetime.  Now the good news;  it was tied by another Yankee, Alex Rodriguez.   I’ll be rooting for A-Rod to break Gehrig’s record, since it must be broken and since the alternatives are ...

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A-Rod ties Gehrig as all-time grand slams leader

Alex Rodriguez's grand slam wasn't just a shot that changed the direction of Tuesday night's game, it was also a historic shot as well as he tied Lou Gehrig for first place on the all-time grand slams list at 23 with it. "It means a lot," Rodriguez told Barry Bloom of MLB.com. "It was very special. ...

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Lou Gehrig’s Disease: May is National ALS Awareness Month

It’s probably the most famous speech a Major League Baseball player has ever delivered despite over seventy years of history been then and now. Delivered on the 4th of July from behind home plate at a sold-out Yankee Stadium, Lou “Iron Horse” Gehrig’s words still ring out strong and lasting; we know how they go: "Fans, ...

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Granderson goes 5-for-5 with 3 home runs

Curtis Granderson hit a homer in the 1st inning which got the Yankees on the board Thursday night against the Twins, he hit another in the 2nd that tied the game, and another in the 4th that gave them a 7-4 lead. Then he let the crowd down by going 2-for-2 in his final at ...

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A Little Bit of Yankees History

Here at Bronx Baseball Daily, we try to keep you informed on everything the Yankees are doing while including analysis, opinion, and some humor. Every now and then we like to do something special though and take a look back at some of the more special moments in Yankees history. If you missed it yesterday, our ...

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Yankees Hall of Famer: Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig, or the Iron Horse and Yankee Captain, played with the Yankees from 1923 until 1939. During that time he played in 2,130 consecutive games, a record that stood for 56 years. He finished his career with 493 home runs, 1,995 RBIs, a .340 batting average, a .447 OBP, and a 1.080 OPS. He ...

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Wish We Were There: July 4th, 1939 – Lou Gehrig's Farewell Speech

It was not until high school that I began my love affair with baseball. Prior to that, I had been the epitome of the casual fan: I knew my team, the Yankees, and that's pretty much it. Even after becoming a die-hard baseball and Yankees fan, I got to enjoy a plethora of spine-tingling Yankee ...

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