"Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth." - Lou Gehrig

On Lou Gehrig Day at Yankee Stadium (July 4, 1939), with more than 62,000 fans in attendance, the "Iron Horse" uttered his immortal words of gratitude and delivered one of the most emotional and heartfelt speeches ever given. Gehrig opened his remarks with a celebrated line that demonstrated his courage and selflessness. He said, "Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth." As a devoted New York Yankees die-hard, I cannot help but feel that I am one of the "luckiest fans on the face of this earth" to have witnessed such a glorious history, courtesy of the "Pinstripes" - thus the title and sentiment behind this website.

Each year, the primary focus in any professional sport is the race for a championship. Every sport has its pinnacle trophy, but none is as coveted as that of baseball's World Series; a best-of-seven contest that celebrates our national pastime. An event as important as any holiday on the calendar, it is as traditional as Thanksgiving, as patriotic as the Fourth of July and as anticipated as Christmas morning. Over the last century, the World Series has been woven into the fabric of America's culture. Evolving far beyond a mere baseball tournament, it has become the game of all games and has continued to provide us with an endless highlight reel of magical moments, evoking childhood memories of agony and ecstasy.

As the founding author of the Pinstripe Press, it has been a longstanding goal of mine to provide baseball fans with a concise reference guide featuring New York's World Series notables. The basic foundation for this website is represented by a compilation of essays originally written by myself for and The Highlander.

I have labored, to the best of my abilities, to accurately research and present what I feel are the major highlights of each New York Classic. To put each time period in perspective, I have outlined significant historical events, referred to as "Pinstripe Perspectives," that took place off of the field. And as a bonus, you will find little-known gems referred as "Bomber Bytes" that are quoted from the Fast Facts archives at

However, it is virtually impossible to incorporate everything; therefore, I have included an extensive list of the reference materials used in this project in the Bibliography and recommend each and every one for those who are interested in reading additional information. For additional World Series game data, composite statistics, individual box scores, and more information on all things pertaining to baseball, visit - "THE Official Baseball History Site."

Updates will be added here as the legacy of the Bronx Bombers continues to grow. Feel free to email any questions, comments and/or corrections. Go Yankees! - Michael Aubrecht


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