June 11, 1995

June 11, 1995

This is one of those stories that, at once, is hard to believe, but it is the absolute truth.  This is one of those stories that remind us all that failure need not be permanent.  This is true even for people who are considered the greatest of all time, for, you see, they weren’t always considered as such.

This seems like a story about baseball, but more, it’s a story about failure.  And success. 

Great success. 

Great success that came only after dismal failure...

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Some Other Yankee Questions

Some Other Yankee Questions

Since the trade that brought Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees, most of the speculation around the team has focused on second base, third base and the starting pitching. The rest of the lineup seems pretty set and very potent. Nonetheless, there are some mid-level questions that remain. As the season goes on, particularly if a player or two gets hurt and stops hitting.

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Yankees Justus Sheffield Ranked as a Top-3 LHP Prospect on MLB Pipeline

Yankees Justus Sheffield Ranked as a Top-3 LHP Prospect on MLB Pipeline

Starting yesterday, and continuing every weekday until January 25th, the top ten prospects at each position will be revealed according to the MLB.com Prospect Pipeline. Yesterday, the Right-Handed Pitchers list was announced, and no RHP Yankees (Adams, Acevedo, Abreu, etc.) made the list. Earlier this morning, the Left-Handed Pitchers lists were revealed and featured Justus Sheffield as the third best LHP prospect in baseball- behind only the 3rd Overall pick from the 2017 Draft: MacKenzie Gore (Padres), and the 6th Overall pick from the 2016 Draft: A.J. Puk (Athletics).

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The Least Among Them Yankees: Harry Hanson

The Least Among Them Yankees:  Harry Hanson

This passage tells the history of a "Least Among Them" Yankee - Harry Hanson.

Harry Hanson was born on this day (January 17) in 1896.  He played for the Yankees for just one game in 1913 - an important year in New York Yankees history.

(This passage comes from my (yet) unpublished manuscript focusing on Yankees history titled The Least Among Them.)

 

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Pirates Trade (OF) McCutchen to Giants; Ruin "Potential" Ellsbury Trade?

Pirates Trade (OF) McCutchen to Giants; Ruin "Potential" Ellsbury Trade?

In the Pittsburgh Pirates second deal in two days they have reached an agreement with the San Francisco Giants to send OF Andrew McCutchen to the Bay Area, pending medical record clearance. The return is LHP Kyle Crick and a middling prospect (OF Brian Reynolds?). The fact that the Giants were able to make this deal while keeping all of their MLB.com top three prospects: Chris Shaw, Tyler Beede, and Heliot Ramos.

However, the trade itself does not matter to us Yankee fans, but instead, this trade poses the questions: What does this spell for the Yankees-Ellsbury trade theories? Will these Pirate moves be the push that finally starts the Hot Stove?

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