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
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A Tribute To Brooks Robinson
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.
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
Yankees Fan Network
Betcha' didn't know
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.
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"
Reggie Jackson, upon signing with the Yanks in 1976
Joe Torre is the 4th man to manage both the Yankees and Mets. Name the other three.
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