Articles for tag: Phil Rizzuto

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Little Known Facts About Baseball’s Lawrence “Yogi” Berra

While many people recognize Yogi Berra from Alfac commercials, Berra has been using his “Yogi-isms” for a long time. “Yogi” is a nickname bestowed upon Lawrence Berra, after he and his friend were watching a movie and a character, who happened to be an Indian snake charmer, resembled the way Berra walked. Since that time ...

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Should Omar Vizquel Be in the Hall of Fame?

After a 24 year career, Omar Vizquel called it quits after the 2012 season. Now the question turns to whether or not we will see Omar Vizquel inducted into the Hall of Fame. His first year of eligibility will be in 2018. Lets take a look at his qualifications and compare them to other Hall ...

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Mickey Mantle’s 1960 Hold Out

On March 2, 1960, Mickey Mantle became a hold out. The Yankees wanted to cut Mantle’s salary from $72,000 to $60,000 following Mickey’s disappointing 1959 season, in which he hit .285 with 31 home runs and 75 RBIs. “I thought they might have traded me last year for Herb Score and Rocky Colavito and a ...

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Marty Appel’s Pinstripe Empire is the New Standard for Yankees Books

Frank Graham, Tom Meany, David Halberstam, Glenn Stout, Buster Olney, Tom Molito, Jane Leavy and Marty Appel have all written excellent books about the New York Yankees, but Marty Appel has created a new benchmark with his new book, Pinstripe Empire. Appel has become every young fan’s father and every older fan’s younger brother. Pinstripe ...