As the Yankees and their fans enjoy a rare off-day on the calendar, let's spend some time tonight remembering and paying tribute to a great former Yankee - Graig Nettles.
When I was growing up, Nettles was my favorite player. His defense and power were amazing to watch. He was a great player and leader on the 1977 and 1978 World Champion teams.
Today also just happens to be Nettles' 74th birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY #9!
One of the great new experiences in New York City for sports fans is a venture known as New York Sports Tours. Described on their web page as, "An Intimate, Guided, Multimedia Story Ride to Dozens of Manhattan Locations from Sports History Followed by Lunch or Dinner with a New York Sports Personality at Legendary Keens Steakhouse," this experience is taking the city by storm. The program and experience came to fruition in 2018 and has become one of New York's best new experiences.
Recently, I had the great fortune of talking with Mr. Jordan Sprechman who is the founder of this great new enterprise…Read More
Terry Cashman wrote the great song "Talkin' Baseball: Willie, Mickey, and the Duke" in 1981. He then followed that classic with lesser known works that focused on specific teams. As a kid, I tried to get all the records. Once on a trip to California, I acquired the San Francisco Giants version. What I remember most from that record were the lines, "I go to the park to see Jack Clark." Gotta love it.
Here is an updated version (circa 1996/97) of Cashman's version for the Yankees: "Talkin' Baseball: The Bambino, the Clipper, and the Mick." ENJOY!
Today I received an e-mail from loyal reader Allan Blutstein who shared a link of an article he penned for The Medium that focuses on Thurman Munson's tragic airplane flight on August 2, 1979.
This article is well worth each reader’s time.
(I’m always a little sad when I remember ol’ Thurman.)Read More
John Sterling, the Yankees' radio announcer since 1989, has made some of the most memorable home run calls over his long career. John Sterling's enthusiasm and energy is wonderful.
This week, we are featuring memorable John Sterling home run calls from the past...
Here is a Bernie Williams blast. “Bernie Goes Boom!”Read More