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Ticket prices surge on secondary market for Derek Jeter's last game

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Yankee fans will have to shell out big bucks if they want to attend Derek Jeter's final regular season game at Yankee Stadium.

Tickets for the Sept. 25 game against the Baltimore Orioles soared on secondary markets such as StubHub and eBay following Jeter's announcement.

The cheapest ticket sold Wednesday on StubHub was initially $35, but prices skyrocketed. At 2:30 p.m., the cheapest...

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Jeter defined Yankee greatness over last 20 years

Derek Jeter

(Credit: Derek Jeter and Joe Torre won four World Series together. (AFP/Getty Images/John Mabanglo))

Plenty of greats have worn pinstripes, but only a few Yankees define an era. Derek Jeter is one such player, epitomizing one of the greatest periods in Yankees history as Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle did before him.

For Bronx Bombers fans born in the '80s and '90s, Jeter is baseball. It's that simple.

At 12 seasons, he will have been the Yankees captain far longer than any...

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Fans mourn the departure of Derek Jeter, the heart and face of the Yankees

Derek Jeter waves to the fans after a

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Heartbroken.

That was the state of fans stunned and saddened by the news that Yankees captain Derek Jeter's 20th season with the team would be his last.

"There's going to be a lot of heartbroken people," predicted executive assistant Liz Rutigliano, 61, a Seacaucus fan who counts herself among the bereft.

After closer Mariano Rivera's retirement last year, news of Jeter's departure...

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Yankees introduce Masahiro Tanaka to the Bronx

The Yankees introduced pitcher Masahiro Tanaka at a

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The Yankees introduced the final piece of their $465-million offseason Tuesday, unveiling pitcher Masahiro Tanaka at a news conference that featured nearly 200 media members, the most since the team introduced Hideki Matsui in 2003.

General manager Brian Cashman started the news conference by bluntly stating, "This is big."

After describing how the Yankees extensively scouted Tanaka...

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Yankees sign Aussie teen

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The Yankees have signed Australian teenager Brandon Stenhouse to a six-figure contract, according to the Post.

Scouts have clocked Stenhouse, a 17-year-old right-handed pitcher, as consistently hitting 93 mph on the gun. John Wadsworth, the Australian scout for the Yankees, told the Post that the team will give Stenhouse "every opportunity" to become a star. He continued: "I am pleased to...

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Yankees no strangers to Japanese pitchers

Masahiro Tanaka

(Credit: Masahiro will become the fifth Japanese pitcher to play for the Yankees. (Getty))

Masahiro Tanaka will get the chance to write his own Yankee legacy beginning this spring. But deserved or not, he'll be compared with his fellow countrymen who have pitched in pinstripes. Here's a look back at the four other Japanese pitchers the Yankees have sent to the mound.

HIDEKI IRABU (1997-99)

Two years after Hideo Nomo started turning heads with the Dodgers, the Yankees took...

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Yankees sign pitcher Masahiro Tanaka for $155M

Masahiro Tanaka

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UPDATED 1/22, 7 PM: Going into Wednesday, the Yankees had spent nearly $300 million on free agents this offseason. But they felt they were not yet good enough to compete for a World Series title.

So they waited very anxiously for Japanese free agent Masahiro Tanaka, the top pitcher on the market, to decide if he wanted to bring his prized right arm to Yankee Stadium. So did baseball fans in...

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USADA: A-Rod drug program 'sophisticated'

Alex Rodriguez

(Credit: Alex Rodriguez is suspended for the 2014 baseball season. (Jim McIsaac))

Travis Tygart, the CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, put Alex Rodriguez's drug regimen in perspective, telling The Associated Press it is "probably the most potent and sophisticated drug program developed for an athlete that we've ever seen."

The Yankees third baseman, whose 211-game suspension by Major League Baseball for his links to the now-shuttered Biogenesis clinic was reduced Saturday...

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Pair of Yankees exhibition games in Panama still an option

Mariano Rivera

(Credit: Former Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is a native of Panama. (Thomas A. Ferrara))

The Yankees are still exploring the idea of playing one or two spring training games in Panama as a tribute to former closer Mariano Rivera, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network and Fox Sports 1.

"Yankees, MLB officials still discussing possibility of playing 1 or 2 games in Panama this March, as a Mariano Rivera tribute," Morosi tweeted.

Rivera, the all-time MLB saves leader, is a...

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Top managers of baseball's expansion era

Joe Torre

(Credit: Former Yankees manager Joe Torre will be joining the Baseball Hall of Fame. (Jim McIsaac))

The additions of Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox to the Baseball Hall of Fame by its expansion era committee were each no-brainers. The three are the winningest managers of their era (1973-present), with only fellow Hall of Famers Connie Mack and John McGraw ahead of them on the all-time list.

Of course, there’s more to measuring a manager’s success than total regular-season victories....

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