George Steinbrenner Buys the Yankees

Midwesterners are a stoic lot; stereotypically speaking, they’re quiet but not timid.  Theirs is a mission of doing a job without complaint, fanfare, and insolence.  To be from the Midwest, certainly, is to have a work ethic in your DNA where seeking attention...

1977: A Year of Extremes in New York

1977 was the best of times for fans of the Yankees, but the worst of times for fans of the Mets. After seeing the Yankees get swept by the Cincinnati Reds in the ’76 World Series, George Steinbrenner went shopping; Steinbrenner led a group to purchase the...

The Hall of Fame Case for Bill Buckner

“Little roller up along first.  Behind the bag!  It gets through Buckner!  Here comes Knight and the Mets win it!” Vin Scully’s broadcast of Mookie Wilson’s 10th inning ground ball in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series sends chills through the...

What If Herman Munster Played for the Dodgers?

In 1965, the Los Angeles Dodgers boasted a record of 97-65, attracted more than 2.5 million people to Dodger Stadium, and won the World Series against the Minnesota Twins in seven games. The Dodgers might have gone 162-0, sold out every game at Dodger Stadium, and won...

Yankees For Sale???

The Yankees without a Steinbrenner at the helm is like a Kardashian without a reality show. Unthinkable. Impossible. And, on a certain level, immoral. Earlier today, Hal Steinbrenner denied reports from today’s edition of the New York Daily News indicating that he is...