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August 5, John Olerud “heads” into 47

After 17 MLB seasons with five different teams, the one unique thing that John Olerud will be remembered for in 25 years is wearing a helmet at first base. He won a 1993 batting title and contributed to some of the … Continue reading

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July 22, Yankee reliever Sparky Lyle celebrates his 71st

Before their late 1990s dynasty under Joe Torre, the Yankees controlled the 1970s under Billy Martin. With bats like Thurman Munson, Reggie Jackson, and Mickey Rivers, the Yanks almost always had a lead. Martin turned to Sparky Lyle to protect … Continue reading

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July 18, Joe Torre turns 75

Most famous for managing the Yankees through their late 1990s dynasty, Joe Torre celebrates his 75th birthday today. The right-handed catcher and infielder accumulated nine All-Star Game appearances in 18 Major League seasons. Even with a respectable .297 career batting … Continue reading

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