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The Real Story of Wally Pipp - (Future) Book Excerpt

The Real Story of Wally Pipp - (Future) Book Excerpt

Wally Pipp was one of the most misunderstood baseball players in history.  Today he is remembered more for missing a game with a headache than for his heroics on the ball field – and there were many!

In truth, Wally Pipp was a star.  He was one of the most important players on the first great Yankees teams.  But rather then being remembered for his excellence, Pipp is thought of as a player who sat out a game with a headache and never played again.  It’s simply not true.

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Happy Birthday Graig Nettles!!! (Yankeeography)

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!