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Yankees call up Preston Claiborne to replace Joba in the bullpen

Preston-Claiborne

With Joba Chamberlain on the disabled list with an oblique injury, the Yankees have called up righty reliever Preston Claiborne from Triple-A to take his place in the bullpen, per Sweeny Murti of WFAN. To make room for Claiborne on the 40-man roster the Yankees have designated Cody Eppley for assignment. It was a little surprising to ...

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Wish We Were There: Don Larsen’s Perfect Game

One of the greatest moments in Yankee history occurred on October 8, 1956.  In fact, it is the only such accomplishment of its kind.  Don Larsen threw the only post season no hitter and perfect game in Major League Baseball history.  It was done in game five of the World Series. To throw a perfect game ...

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Wish We Were There: Roger Maris' 61 in '61

1961, the first year that the major leagues added eight games to the schedule, from 154 to 162. The Yankees had earned the title of best record in the major leagues, at 109-53. It was the third coming of the “Murderers’ Row” (Originally the 1918 Yankees of Gilhooley, Peckinpaugh, Baker, Pratt, Pipp, and Bodie; the ...

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