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Project expanded to include the National League (1900-1876), Federal League (1915-1914), Players League (1890), Union Association (1884) and American Assoc. (1891-1882).

June/July's Trivia:
First-baseman Wally Pipp is famous for being the player that Lou Gehrig replaced in the starting lineup to begin his streak of 2,130 consecutive games. What other distinction did Pipp claim?

Answer:
Wally Pipp was the American League home run champion from 1916-1917.
 


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Hola mi amigos!
Letter from the Editor
Michael Aubrecht Pinstripe Press

Welcome to the August edition! It's great to be back in the USA as I've just returned from a romantic getaway with my wife to sunny Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. After being together for over 15 years (we started dating when we were 14 and 15) we both felt that it was about time to leave the kids with the grandparents and head off on an adventure of our own. It was great vacation, although I didn't relax as much as one (namely my wife) would have liked me to. As a result, this month's editorial is less like a "sports take" and more like a sad commentary on my obvious sports addiction that apparently borders on an obsessive, compulsive disorder. Here I am, traveling abroad in the sunny Caribbean yet everywhere I looked, I couldn't help but notice signs of our great American pastime. Now, we all know without a doubt how many great ballplayers have come out of the Dominican Republic, but until you actually travel there, you can't appreciate how much the people there truly love the game of baseball. READ ON


Editor's Note: Our special June/July Newspaper Edition generated so many positive emails, we have decided to look at other "themes" for future editions. Ideas include a Scorecard, Scoreboard and of course, Pinstripes! Email us your concepts.
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Land Of The Mighty Yanks
Webmaster: Jorge Catayi
A great site for New York Yankee diehards. Up-to-date scores, schedule, A.L. East standings, television and radio information, webmaster and fan op/ed pieces, polls, driving and subway directions to Yankee Stadium, fan forum, etc. This site is updated daily during the MLB season. and features a weekly editorial section called The Gospel According To "L". Check it out today!

A Tribute To Brooks Robinson
Webmaster: Vaughan Kastor
A new fan-site featuring a collection of facts, figures, moments, and memorabilia from the "Human Vacuum." We applaud this attempt to preserve the history of #5 and to educate upcoming generations on the man and the player, Brooks Robinson. Check it out today!


Player Profile
#16 Whitey Ford

Edward Charles Ford
Born: October 21, 1928, New York, New York
Elected to Hall of Fame by BBWAA: 1974

Edward "Whitey" Ford was the "money pitcher" on the great Yankee teams of the 1950s and early 1960s, earning him the moniker "Chairman of the Board." The wily southpaw's lifetime record of 236-106 gives him the best winning percentage (.690) of any 20th century pitcher. He paced the American League in victories three times, and in ERA and shutouts twice. The 1961 Cy Young Award winner still holds many World Series records, including 10 wins and 94 strikeouts, once pitching 33 consecutive scoreless innings in the Fall Classic.

Did you know ... Whitey Ford has the most wins for the Yankees (236), most strike outs for the Yankees (1,956), most shutouts for the Yankees (45), and most pitching appearances (498). "The Chairman" has appeared on more World Series teams as a pitcher than any other (11 Yankee teams). He also started 22 W.S. games which is a record. He won 10 and lost 8 which is the most by any pitcher. Source: MLB Hall Of Fame


Next Issue: 2003 postseason predictions and much more!
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The Highlander
Vol.7 August 2003
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Fast Facts:
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Tony Lazzeri
On May 24, 1936, Lazzeri became the first player in history to hit 2 Grand Slams in one game. He did it against the Philadelphia A's in a 25-2 win while driving in 11 runs for an American League record.

Ron Guidry
On June 17, 1978, "Louisiana Lightning", struck out 18 against the California Angels, setting an American League record for a left-hander.


"When I was a little boy, I wanted to be a baseball player and join the circus. With the Yankees I have accomplished both"
Graig Nettles

"The reason I'm a Yankee is that George Steinbrenner out hustled everybody else."
Reggie Jackson, upon signing with the Yanks in 1976

Trivia:
Joe Torre is the 4th man to manage both the Yankees and Mets. Name the other three.

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