Letter from the Editor
Aubrecht Pinstripe Press
Many of us
are still trying to come to terms with the disappointing
ending to last year (and the year before) as we have been
"spoiled" into believing that another World Championship is
always "in the bag." The other day I was discussing the
upcoming season with my son's goaltending coach at hockey
practice. He is also a fan and our conversations always seem
to sway from the proper fundamentals when covering the
crease to New York Yankees baseball. With the acquisition of
Godzilla, hitting seems to be the only topic on everybody's
mind, yet the biggest topic (in our minds) is the lack of
endurance on the mound (due to an aging rotation) over the
course of the season. Where are the "young guns" that can
provide "middle relief" while extending the arms of our
veterans well into the playoffs? Have we become so arrogant
that we believe our starters (and relievers) can continue to
produce year-after-year without showing any signs of wear
and tear? The Rocket, Boomer, Moose and the rest of the guys
are often without peers, but none of them are getting any
younger and their inconsistency in the playoffs last year
may have been a sign of things to come. In other words, we
shouldn't be so focused on winning today, that we lose sight
of tomorrow. The Yankees need to plan - not only for 2
months from now, but 2 years from now and a long-term
commitment to "mentoring on the mound" may be the difference
between another championship and another
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Born: (Lawrence Peter Berra) May 12, 1925, St. Louis
He has won the affection and admiration from peer and public
to a degree uncommon in American life. In fact, Yogi Berra
may be the most beloved athlete of our time - his kindness,
humility and good humor remain the stuff of legend. Yogi
anchored the New York Yankees' dynasty from the late 1940s
to early '60s, becoming a 15-time All-Star, winner of 10
world championships (most in baseball history) and
three-time Most Valuable Player (no player has won more)
along the way. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1972
and is a member of Major League Baseball's All-Century Team.
As a manager with both New York teams, he became the first
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the A.L. Strikeout Champion in 1933, 1934 and 1937. He also
won the A.L. Pitching Triple Crown in '34 and '37.
his first game in Yankee pinstripes, he singled, doubled,
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the building I live in on Park Avenue there are ten people
who could buy the Yankees, but none of them could hit the
ball out of Yankee Stadium."
interlocking "NY" logo made its first appearance on the
uniforms of the New York Highlanders in 1909. Who designed
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