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It's not personal. It's business.
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Email: Michael Aubrecht Website: Pinstripe Press

RECENTLY I expressed my opinion on the board in regards to the off-season signing of Roger Clemens. At the time, many members were feeling personally betrayed by "The Rocket's" decision to come out of retirement to play for his hometown Houston Astros. In response, I suggested that many Yankees fans were turning this into some kind of "loyalty issue" and that to use the word "loyalty" in regards to modern sports was absolutely ridiculous. Soon after, I was told I had issues and didn't understand "what it means to be a fan".

I believe that you can still love the game of baseball while understanding what it WAS versus what it IS. One of our readers recalled a quote that I feel sums up my feelings perfectly... (Thanks Sasha) "The players of yesterday played for the name on the front of the uniform. The players of today play for the name on the back." Clemens owes no apologies to the Yankees, the fans or the media. The bottom line is this: Roger is a fierce competitor who's not quite ready to hang up his cleats. That doesn't make him a "traitor". So he's not a Yankee anymore. Remember where he started? Some team in Boston I think? Players will come and they will go and the sooner fans understand that - the better. Take my advice: Get attached to the name on the front of the uniform - not the back. It helps me sleep better at night. I still love my #22 Yankees jersey though. It just became a "throwback!" Thanks Roger.

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An Online Journal of Baseball Writing by Cecilia Tan
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http://www.ceciliatan.com/baseball.html

WELCOME TO "Why I Like Baseball," a journal of essays, reminiscences, adventures and other writings on the sport of baseball. I think of it as "everything I ever wanted to know about baseball and wasn't afraid to ask." I launched the site on February 13, 2000, the first day that Chicago Cubs pitchers and catchers were due to report for Spring Training. It was a long, dark, cold off-season, and I needed something to keep my baseball fire burning. I'd been writing professionally for almost twenty years, but it was the first time I wrote about baseball. Since then, I've written about my memories of growing up a Yankee fan in the 70s, my thoughts on the way the game has changed, women in baseball, and many other topics.

"I know Koufax's weakness. He can't hit." Whitey Ford on Sandy Koufax

Tony Lazzeri
PLAYER PROFILE
Source: Baseball Hall Of Fame Bio
Born: December 6, 1903, San Francisco, California - Died: August 6, 1946, San Francisco, California
Played for: New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants
Elected to Hall of Fame by Committee on Baseball Veterans: 1991

THOUGH "Poosh 'Em Up" Tony Lazzeri, the power-hitting second sacker for the Murderers' Row Yankees, may have been overshadowed by his teammates, those in the game respected his leadership skills. A key member of six pennant-winners, he was a .300 hitter five times and drove in over 100 runs seven times. Lazzeri, who still holds the American League single-game record with 11 RBI on May 24, 1936, belted 60 home runs and drove in 222 runs in 1925 for Salt Lake City of the Pacific Coast League.

Did you know... that on May 24, 1936, Tony Lazzeri became the first big leaguer to hit two grand slams in one game?

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While filming "Pride of the Yankees", Teresa Wright who played Eleanor Gehrig, wore the actual bracelet that Lou gave to his wife on their fourth anniversary. What sentimental items were used to construct the bracelet?

Fast Facts
YANKEES HISTORY 101
Source: The Mick's Official Site

DURING HIS career with the Yankees, Mickey Mantle played in more games as a Yankee than any other player (2,401), won three Most Valuable Player awards ('56, '57 and '62), won baseball's Triple Crown in 1956 with a .353 batting average, 52 homers and 130 rbi (leading the major leagues in all three categories), and hit 536 career home runs, third highest when he retired and the most ever by a switch-hitter. Mickey appeared in 12 World Series during his first 14 years with the Yankees, winning seven World Championships. His 18 home runs, 42 runs, 40 rbi and 43 bases on balls are still World Series records.


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