Monday, April 01, 2013

You can't tell a player without a scorecard . . .

Welcome to Opening Day 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.  The grass is cut, the rosters are set and Baseball is in the air. 

The Bronx Bomber will be opening at home for the 111th time Monday afternoon.  The Yankees will be wearing their home pinstripes.  Out of the starting ten only two have worn pinstripes in the starting lineup last season in 2012.  That would of course be Robinson Cano and CC Sabathia.

The Yankees open their season Monday against the Red Sox in New York as CC Sabathia faces Jon Lester at 1:05 p.m. ET. Below is the Yankees' projected Opening Day lineup.

1. CF: Brett Gardner
2. RF: Ichiro Suzuki
3. 2B: Robinson Cano
4. 1B: Kevin Youkilis
5. DH: Ben Francisco
6. LF: Vernon Wells
7. SS: Eduardo Nunez
8. 3B: Jayson Nix
9. C: Chris Stewart
SP: CC Sabathia

Due to the drastic change of the Opening Day Yankee lineup mostly caused by injury and some free agents flowing the coop.  Free scorecards will be given out to the first 10,000 fans over 18 years old in attendance.  In addition the Yankee clubhouse personnel have been working frantically to sew the names on the pinstriped jerseys for the first time in the history of the team.  You can’t tell the players without a scorecard.  More Details . . .

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Bullet Bob Turley Passes On


They called him “Bullet Bob,” and if any proof were needed beyond the 1,265 strikeouts and 101 wins he racked up in 12 seasons in the American League, it was provided early in his career by a DuMont cathode-ray oscilloscope, whose photoelectric eye clocked his fastball at 94 to 98 miles an hour.
Bob Turley, who lived in Alpharetta, Ga., died of liver cancer in hospice care at Lenbrook, a retirement community in Atlanta.
On a Casey Stengel Yankee All Star team loaded with legends — including Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Hank Bauer, Moose Skowron and Elston Howard — Turley was a mainstay of a pitching staff led by Whitey Ford and Don Larsen, whose perfect game in the 1956 World Series symbolized a golden era of Yankee dominion.
Terry Turley told the AP that his father, one of the last St Louis Browns as well,  will be missed all over.      

Monday, March 25, 2013

World Oldest Bomber Passes On!

Virgil (Fire) Trucks, who at 95 had been the oldest living former Yankee, died Saturday in his native Alabama. Trucks, a right-handed pitcher, pitched the final season of his 17-year major league career with the Yankees, when he went 2-1 with a 4.54 ERA as a 41-year-old in 1958. Overall, Trucks' record was 177-135 with a 3.39 ERA. He spent 12 seasons with the Detroit Tigers.


The Yankees have claimed right-handed reliever Danny Otero 28, off waivers from the Giants, the team announced. Left-hander Cesar Cabral was placed on the 60-day DL to create 40-man roster space.  Danny Otero boasts a 5.84 ERA (2.77 FIP) in 12.1 career big league innings, all with the Giants last year.