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Joe LoGrippo

This Day in Yankees History: Derek Jeter is named captain

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On this day in 2003, Derek Jeter is named the 11th captain in Yankees history.

With the start of the 2020 season delayed for the foreseeable future, the Pinstripe Alley team decided to revive the program in a slightly different format. These daily posts will highlight a few key moments in Yankees history on a given date, as well as recognize players born on the day. Let’s take a trip down memory lane.

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This Day in Yankees History (June...

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Peter Brody

Is there such a thing as clutch?

Is the phenomenon simply the artifact of random variation, or is there more substance to the matter?

It is one of the most talked about topics among Yankees fans and baseball fans alike. Which players seem to thrive when the game is on the line, and which ones wilt under pressure? I am talking, of course, about performance in the clutch.

Clutch, by one definition, is above-average performance in a high-pressure situation. We, as fans, know it as being consistently able to “deliver” or...

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Tom Krosnowski

How the Yankees’ pitching strategy changes in a short season

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The Yankees will benefit from expanded rosters that provide more options for pitcher deployment.

The Yankees have a history of excellent bullpen performance. Relievers are notoriously volatile, but in most cases, the Yankees have done well in evaluating relief pitching, with a keen eye for so-called “failed starters.” They also know when to give someone a chance, as well as just the right time to cut ties.

This also applies to their bullpen...

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Tyler Norton

Wednesday’s open thread

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Here’s your open thread for Wednesday

Mornin’ everyone. We made it halfway through the work week, and that’s cool with me. Hope the week is going well for you all.

Today we have some cool stories for you, including a discussion by Ryan Pavich on the the Yankees’ minor-league cuts. He’ll go in-depth on what it means. Tom, meanwhile, talks about pitching strategies in a short season, and Dan Kelly keeps the draft profiles rolling.

In the meantime, feel...

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Joshua Diemert

NYY news: What it means to be black in MLB

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A roundtable with black major-leaguers; the young Yankee arms; a farewell to Foley’s; revisiting the Steinbrenner-Winfield feud

The Athletic | Ken Rosenthal & Dave Glanville: If there’s one message to take away from the Black Lives Matter movement and the protests we’ve seen around the world, it’s that we have a responsibility to lift up the voices of black people in our society. In this article, some of the most noteworthy black players in recent...

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Matt Ferenchick

The story of the first Yankee to bat in a World Series game

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The first ever action from a Yankee in a World Series game came from an unlikely source.

Dozens of notable players have taken part in a World Series while members of the Yankees. That includes many All-Stars, Hall of Famers, and countless other solid players. However, the first action by any Yankee in a World Series game came from someone who would be out of the majors less than a year later.

Elmer Miller first broke into major league baseball with the...

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Evan Ernst

This Day in Yankees History: The Babe bids farewell

Ruth announces the end of his storied career at age 40.

With the start of the 2020 season delayed for the foreseeable future, the Pinstripe Alley team decided to revive the program in a slightly different format. These daily posts will highlight two or three key moments in Yankees history on a given date, as well as recognize players born on the day. Hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane with us!

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This Day in Yankees History (June 2)

85 Years Ago

40-year-old Babe Ruth announced his...

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Daniel Carty

Fun with OOTP: Can the ’61 Yankees maintain their top-seeded status against 2009?

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Plus, who survived a classic seven-game matchup between 1938 and 1999?

The Round of 16 in our All-Time Yankees Fantasy Showdown wraps up, with the DiMaggio region featuring both a surprising upset and a nail-biting seven-game series that was decided in the 9th.

For the uninitiated, we’re using Out of the Park Baseball 21 to stage a simulated tournament between the Yankees’ best teams to see who reigns supreme. You can check out summaries of other...

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Joshua Diemert

The Second Damage: Why MLB, and the Yankees, have to do better

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Silence over the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent protests undermines the legacy baseball claims

April 15 is a special day on the MLB calendar. The anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier is celebrated around the game, most prominently by every player sporting Jackie’s now-retired no. 42. Teams and the league office are quick to issue statements praising Robinson’s courage, class and playing ability, and...

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Yankees Rumors: Latest Buzz on Luis Severino's Return Timeline from Elbow Injury

The New York Yankees thought they had it all lined up. Fresh off another crushing ALCS defeat at the hands of the Houston Astros , the Bronx Bombers pried star right-hander Gerrit Cole away from the Astros in free agency...

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Jake Devin

Tuesday’s open thread

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Here’s your Tuesday open thread.

Good morning everyone, hope you’re staying safe. Today on the site, we’ll have a look at the first Yankees player to ever play in the World Series. Josh Diemert will also give us a poignant discussion of the Yankees’ decision to thus far not issue any sort of statement acknowledging the nationwide protests of violence by police against African Americans.

Fun Questions Which Yankees pitcher will record the most...

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John Griffin

NYY News: Spare change please

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Yankees release 45 minor league players as MLB and MLBPA squabble over money, but hey, at least Sevy’s rehab is going well.

CBS New York: Count the New York Yankees among the teams that have not provided financial stability for every member of their minor league system. The team yesterday released more than forty minor league players. While few, if any, of these players will be severely missed from a player development...

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Jake Devin

Ask Pinstripe Alley: Yankees mailbag questions request

Here’s your chance to get in your questions this week.

Good afternoon everybody. It’s Monday, so we’re again asking for your Yankees and general baseball questions. As per usual, if you’ve got questions that pertain to the Yankees as a team or to particular players fire away. If want to ask about the state of baseball or the impacts of a shortened season, that’s fair game too. It’s been a while without baseball, but I’m sure there are questions still left to ask.

Answers will...

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June 2 in sports history: 'I kicked the &#%!@?! out of it'

Here's a look back at notable sports news on June 2 through the years. 2010: If there ever was a baseball game perfect for replay to review calls on the bases, this was it.  Against the Indians in Detroit, Armando Galarraga of the Tigers retired the first 26 batters.

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Tyler Norton

Yankees to release minor leaguers, per reports

The team is letting an unknown number of minor leaguers go as a cost-cutting measure

The New York Yankees have a franchise worth $5 billion. The Yankees are also releasing an unknown number of minor leaguers as part of a coronavirus-related cost-cutting measure.

Those two sentences do not flow logically, yet here we are, with the organization expected to make the cuts by the end of the day. Jon Heyman first reported the imminent releases. Andy Martino, meanwhile, says players are being...

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Derek Jeter: Racial hatred needs to be 'responded to with severe punishment'

While protests are sweeping the nation in response to the death of George Floyd, many athletes and sports organizations across the United States have released statements condemning racism and police brutality.

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Report: Yankees Expected to Release 'Unknown' Number of Minor Leaguers

The New York Yankees are reportedly expected to become the latest team to release minor league players as cuts continue across the sport. Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported the number of minor leaguers is "unknown...

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Jake Devin

This Day in Yankees History: Derek Jeter lands in New York

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Nearly three decades ago, the Yankees made Derek Jeter their first-round draft pick.

Welcome to This Day in Yankees History. With the start of the 2020 season delayed for the foreseeable future, the Pinstripe Alley team decided to take a look back through history. These daily posts will highlight two or three key moments in Yankees history on a given date, as well as recognize players born on the day. Hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane with...

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Dan Kelly

Yankees linked to two college arms in recent mock drafts

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The Yankees have a lot of pitching depth in their minor league system, could they be looking to add more?

The Major League Baseball amateur draft is rapidly approaching and new mock drafts and analysis is coming out on a near daily basis. Two of these mock drafts from last week have the Yankees linked to a pair of hard throwing college right-handers. Lets take a look at the draft profiles of Clayton Beeter and Cole Wilcox those two pitchers who...

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Tyler Norton

The plan to get the Yankees on the field in 2020

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The fate of the 2020 Major League Baseball season now hangs in the balance. Think that’s dramatic? Consider this: several owners have reportedly said they would prefer a canceled season because it presents an avenue to save money. Their standoff with the MLBPA will reach an inflection point soon, with the goal of Opening Day in early...

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