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We have received several emails suggesting the addition of jokes and baseball cartoons.

We are looking for a volunteer cartoonist to produce 1 monthly cartoon. Email samples to us at StlrsFan1@aol.com.


April's Trivia:
Mickey Mantle hit for the
cycle only once in his career. When? Where? and
against Who?

Answer:
"The Mick" hit for the
cycle against the
Chicago White Sox at
Yankee Stadium in 1957.

 


A Little Help Here!
Letter from the Editor
Michael Aubrecht Pinstripe Press

A few days ago, I was putting together the May issue when a fascinating question was forwarded to me in regards to some obscure Yankee collectables. Being the memorabilia junkie that I am (see my article "Confessions Of A Collector") I eagerly initiated a research project, going through my library of baseball books and surfing the web for any information I could find to help solve this mystery. After several hours and a migraine headache, I'm ashamed to admit that I had about as much luck as the '90 Yanks (67-95) and I'm throwing in the towel. Now I'm looking to you to find the answer...

Our friends at Brad's Ultimate New York Yankees forwarded an email from a visitor in TN who is researching the origin of 2 specific Yankees patches. Please take a moment to view the photograph they provided. We are asking anyone who may have any information on these patches to please email us here at the Pinstripe Press and/or Brad's Ultimate New York Yankees so we can pass along your answer.

Anyone who solves this mystery will get a special "Fan Focus" mention in an upcoming edition of The Highlander.



NEW! Books by Harvey Frommer
Rickey and Robinson
The Men Who Broke Baseball's Color Barrier

Blending exclusive interviews with Rachel Robinson, Mack Robinson (Jackie's brother), Hall of Famers Monte Irvin, Duke Snider, Pee Wee Reese, Roy Campanella, Ralph Kiner and others, celebrated author Harvey Frommer evokes the lives of Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey and heralded baseball player Jackie Robinson to describe how they worked together to shatter baseball's color line.

"This book clearly illustrates the elegance and class that BOTH men showed on the field and off. Frommer has provided a fresh perspective and a testament to overcoming adversity in the face of ignorance. Rickey and Robinson is a must read for hardcore baseball fans everywhere." - The Pinstripe Press

Recommended Reading: The Frommer collection



Website Spotlight by Bradford H. Turnow
Brad's Ultimate New York Yankees
Honoring the Pinstripe tradition

Ultimate Yankees
was started in the late '90s to honor the greatest team in the history of professional sports. After Major League Baseball took over the websites for all teams, there were no sites available that gave a comprehensive look at the Bronx Bombers. The website is intended to honor the entire history of the team, from when they were the Baltimore Orioles of the National League to the present. A true in-depth historical and biographical look at the New York Yankees, it Is a place where Yankee fans of all ages can come to find out information about their favorite player or to locate that hard to find stat they have always been looking for. Check it out today!


Player Profile
#8 Bill Dickey

Born: June 6, 1907, Bastrop, Louisiana
Died: November 12, 1993, Little Rock, Arkansas

As famed sportswriter Dan Daniel once said, "Bill Dickey isn't just a catcher, he's a ballclub." A key performer for the Yankees on eight American League pennant-winners and seven World Series champions, the expert handler of pitchers with the deadly accurate throwing-arm was also a clutch hitter, batting over .300 in 10 of his first 11 full seasons. Known for his durability, he set an American League record by catching 100 or more games 13 years in a row. He finished his 17-year career with a .313 batting average.

Did you know ... that Bill Dickey starred as himself in two baseball movies: "Pride of the Yankees" with Gary Cooper and "The Stratton Story" with Jimmy Stewart? Source: MLB Hall Of Fame


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Fast Facts:
Betcha' didn't know

Billy Martin
His .333 lifetime World Series batting average is fourth with at least 75 ABs on the all-time series list.

Phil Rizzuto
Known as "The Scooter", he played in the World Series 10 out of his 13 MLB years.


"If you weighed 50 more pounds, I'd punch you."
Babe Ruth to Miller Huggins

"If I weighed 50 pounds more, I'd have punched you!"
Miller Huggins to Babe Ruth

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Trivia:
Who was the first NY Yankees pitcher to hit a home run and when did he hit it?

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