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The Yankees will honor Nelson Mandela by placing a plaque in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium to commemorate his visit to the Stadium on June 21, 1990.
The plaque will be unveiled during a ceremony before the Yankees play the Chicago Cubs on April 15 — Jackie Robinson Day.
Mandela famously said, “You know who I am. I am a Yankee,” while wearing a Yankees hat and jacket during his historical...Read more »
Tampa Bay Rays rightfielder Wil Myers and Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez were named the American League and National League rookies of the year, respectively, on Monday.
Myers finished with 23 of 30 first-place votes among two other finalists in the AL, teammate Chris Archer and Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias.
In the final vote in the NL, Fernandez had 26 first-place votes...Read more »
Mariano Rivera has been named the American League Comeback Player of the Year. Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano earned the honor in the National League.
In his final MLB season, Rivera, who announced his retirement before the 2013 season, had a 2.11 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 44 saves in 64 appearances. He compiled a 6-2 record and struck out 54 batters. The 43-year-old closer was returning...Read more »
Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was carted off the field in the seventh inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays after injuring his left leg while rounding first on an infield single.
It appeared to be a routine groundout, but after Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Tim Beckham mishandled the ball, Machado reached safely. His knee did not. Machado's leg buckled as he rounded first...Read more »
It's a different season, but it's the same debate for AL MVP.
With the MLB season winding down, it's time to think about who will win each of baseball's most prestigious awards. Just like last year, the most debated award will be for AL MVP, where Angels outfielder Mike Trout and Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera square off in their "sabermetrics vs. Triple Crown" rematch of last...Read more »
As America paused to remember the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, many baseball players, past and present, took to twitter to express their feelings about the day that changed history:
9/11 will FOREVER be etched in our hearts. Bless the families of those we lost and be thankful for ALL who fight so that we may be free. USA — Victor Black (@Vic_Black_2) September 11, 2013
Never...Read more »
Nearly five years after his last daily television appearance as part of the "Mike and the Mad Dog" radio simulcast on YES, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo is returning to the airwaves.
Russo, who has remained a radio presence on SiriusXM since his split from his former WFAN co-host Mike Francesa, recently inked a new three-year deal with the satellite radio provider.
But MLB...Read more »
J.A. Happ has done it again.
The Toronto Blue Jays pitcher, who hit Curtis Granderson with a pitch during spring training that landed him on the disabled list, drilled Robinson Cano on the hand on an 0-and-2 count in the first inning of Tuesday's game.
Cano managed to stay in the game long enough to take first but was replaced by Eduardo Nunez at second base in the bottom half of the...Read more »
UPDATE: Shane Spencer has since confirmed the interview was hoax perpetrated by someone pretending to be him. Both he and the radio station have released statements on the matter. For the full story, click here.
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More often than not, seeing Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning means game over. But not on Sunday.
For the first time in his career, Rivera blew a save in his third straight games. The Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez hit back-to-back home runs off Rivera to tie the game at 4-4 in the top of the ninth Sunday.
But for the second time in three games Brett Gardner came...Read more »