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In 1929, the Yankees
became the first team
to make numbers a
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distribution of numbers
was made according to
the player's position in
the team's batting order.
Who wore 1 through 10?

1 Earle Combs, 2 Mark Koenig, 3 Babe Ruth, 4 Lou Gehrig, 5 Bob Meusel, 6 Tony Lazzeri, 7 Leo Durocher, 8 Johnny Grabowski, 9 Benny Bengough and 10 Bill Dickey


Pinstripe Priorities
Letter from the Editor

Michael 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 disappointment.

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The longest running New York Yankees fan site on the Internet

Behind the Bombers originally started (via snail mail) in 1989 bringing the latest Yankee news to transplanted New Yorkers. After converting to an online format, the website gained its popularity via local Bulletin Board Services and the Prodigy message boards. In the 1997 off-season, BTB got its first big break when one of the brains over at the official Yankees site got the bright idea to close down their forum during the off-season. Over the years they have interviewed the likes of Phil Rizzuto, Bobby Murcer, Allie Reynolds, Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio, Sterling and Kay, Eddie Layton, Richard Lally, Harvey Frommer and more. In 2000, webmaster Phil Speranza was asked to do the update for the Yankees Encyclopedia after renowned Yankee writer Walter LeConte recommended him for the job. Currently BTB remains the longest running fan site on the net and is second only to for longevity. Check it out today! has taken up the cause of the average NY sports fan who cannot access the Yankees on their cable system. For more information go to

Player Profile
#8 Yogi Berra

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 man in over 40 years to win pennants in different leagues (Yankees in 1964, Mets in 1973).
Source: Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center

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Lefty Grove
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Roger Maris
In his first game in Yankee pinstripes, he singled, doubled, and hit 2 home runs.
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