Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

New York Yankees Newsbeat

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Yankees To Retire Derek Jeter’s Number On May 14

The ultimate honor:

Derek Jeter’s No. 2 is being retired, the last of the New York Yankees’ single digits. The Yankees said Tuesday the number will be retired on May 14 before a Mother’s Day game against Houston, and a plaque in his honor will be unveiled in Monument Park during the ceremony.

Jeter’s number is the 21st retired by the team. He won five World Series titles and was a 14-time All-Star during a 20-season career that ended in 2014 and he is sixth in career hits with 3,465. Jeter set Yankees records for hits, games (2,747), at-bats (11,195), doubles (544) and stolen bases (358).

Going to be tough for Gleyber Torres to top that.


Thursday, September 22, 2016

ESPN: Gary Sanchez Is Having Maybe The All-Time Best Start

Maybe?

Sanchez hit two more home runs and drove in five in Wednesday’s 11-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. He is the fastest baseball player in history to record 19 homers; it has taken him just 45 games. The Boston Braves’ Wally Berger belted 19 homers in 51 games back in 1930. No one had hit them at a quicker rate until Sanchez arrived for good on Aug. 3.

“I never thought it was going to be like this,” Sanchez said.

Sanchez has hit homers in four consecutive games. Wednesday was his third multi-homer game. He also added a first-inning RBI single. Plus, he caught the whole game, taking a back swing off his elbow in the ninth, causing trainer Steve Donohue and Girardi to rush out. Girardi, fortunately, didn’t pass out at the sight. Sanchez stayed in.

Can’t wait for the kid to get a few more games under his belt and really hit his stride.


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sanchez Fastest In MLB History To 11 HRs

Another day, another Gary Sanchez HR:

Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez enjoyed his first career curtain call after becoming the fastest player in Major League history to reach 11 home runs, doing so in his 23rd career game on Saturday in the Yankees’ 13-5 win against the Orioles at Yankee Stadium. Sanchez connected for an opposite-field blast off Baltimore starter Dylan Bundy in the fourth inning, clearing the wall in right-center field and giving the Yankees a 5-2 lead at the time.
.  .  .
Sanchez’s 11 home runs in August are the most hit in a month by a Major League rookie since the Brewers’ Ryan Braun also hit 11 homers in July 2007. They’re the most by an American League rookie since Mark McGwire hit 15 for the Athletics in May 1987.

Sanchez has scored 18 runs with seven doubles and 21 RBIs, and those 21 RBIs through 23 games are tied with Hideki Matsui for the second most in Yankees history, trailing only Joe DiMaggio (25). Since 1913, Sanchez’s 32 hits are the second most by a Yankee through 23 career games; DiMaggio had 42 in 1936.

Can’t wait for the kid to get a little more experience and really hit his stride.

The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 28, 2016 at 08:34 AM | 88 comment(s)
  Beats: catchers, gary sanchez, home runs, new york yankees, phenoms, rookies

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sanchez-Fueled Yanks Penning Thrilling Script

Joe Hardy, Roy Hobbs, and just maybe Gary Sanchez?

Sanchez continued his torrid month on Friday with the 10th home run of his young career, part of a three-hit, four-RBI performance as the Yankees routed the Orioles, 14-4. Sanchez’s fifth-inning blast off Vance Worley was celebrated with loud chants of his name from an announced crowd of 38,423 at Yankee Stadium.
.  .  .
Summoned to New York for an Aug. 3 contest against the Mets, Sanchez has enjoyed an all-out assault on both big league pitching and the record books. In 85 plate appearances, he has compiled a robust .403/.459/.883 split line, with seven doubles and 20 RBIs, including a two-run double in the second inning of Friday’s win.
.  .  .
Sanchez is just the third player to hit 10 homers in his first 22 career games; the Rockies’ Trevor Story did it this year, and Boston’s George Scott enjoyed a similar run back in 1966. Yet perhaps Sanchez’s most impressive company resides in Monument Park.

Joe DiMaggio (39) is the only Yankee to have more hits than Sanchez (31) through 22 career games. The Yankee Clipper is also the only man to have more extra-base hits in pinstripes (18 for DiMaggio, 17 for Sanchez). Sanchez’s 20 RBIs are third behind DiMaggio (22) and Hideki Matsui (21) through 22 games.

Pretty good company there. Elias is also reporting that Sanchez is the first rookie to hit 10 HRs and have 20 RBI in his first 20 games of a season.


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mark Teixeira: You Would Walk Gary Sanchez With Babe Ruth On Deck

Time to break out the hyperbole:

It is not a rare occurrence, except when the hitter being walked is in career game No. 21 and the batter behind him has 404 career home runs. The Seattle Mariners did not intentionally walk New York Yankees rookie sensation Gary Sanchez once Wednesday to face Mark Teixeira—they did it twice. And even Teixeira knew they had no choice.

“Shoot, if Babe Ruth is hitting behind him, you intentionally walk him,” said Teixeira after the Yankees’ 5-0 victory over the Mariners. “I mean, he is as hot as any player I have played with in my entire career. You just don’t see guys doing what he is doing. I don’t care how old he is.” Sanchez, 23, had crushed a solo homer in the first. In the fifth, the double Sanchez smashed down the third-base line was as hard a hit as you will ever see, according to Teixeira.

Sanchez is now batting .389 with nine homers and 16 RBIs in 72 at-bats. His OPS is 1.297. Only four other players have hit nine homers in the first 21 games of their careers. That is in baseball history.

Still, you have to get off to a pretty good start to have anyone comparing you to Babe Ruth after 21 games.


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Let’s hear it for Joe Girardi, the true hero of this Yankees season

For once, Loopy gets it exactly right

Captain Supporter Posted: August 14, 2016 at 09:33 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: alex rodriguez, joe girardi, new york yankees

 

 

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Mike Emeigh
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-20-2017
(9 - 1:13pm, Jan 20)
Last: salvomania

NewsblogOTP 16 Jan. 2017: The ‘honor’ Trumps politics in scheduling Cubs’ White House visit
(1534 - 1:12pm, Jan 20)
Last: Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant

NewsblogOT - December 2016 NBA thread
(1182 - 1:10pm, Jan 20)
Last: Jtsports01

NewsblogPredicting every Hall of Fame class through 2045 | ESPN.com
(22 - 1:07pm, Jan 20)
Last: Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com

NewsblogEx-Astro Luis Valbuena reportedly agrees to deal with Angels - Houston Chronicle
(4 - 1:06pm, Jan 20)
Last: Der-K: downgraded to lurker

NewsblogMarlins Acquire RHP Straily from Reds
(21 - 1:05pm, Jan 20)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogHall of Fame's Rule of 10 should be changed | MLB.com
(32 - 1:01pm, Jan 20)
Last: Ithaca2323

NewsblogJayson Stark: Casting my 2018 Hall of Fame ballot ... today
(46 - 12:58pm, Jan 20)
Last: bachslunch

Newsblog2017 Top 10 Catching prospects | MLB.com
(5 - 12:56pm, Jan 20)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOrioles, Mark Trumbo agree to deal | MLB.com
(9 - 12:22pm, Jan 20)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogThe Trumbo agreement, the ripple effect and what's next - School of Roch
(1 - 11:58am, Jan 20)
Last: Johnny Sycophant-Laden Fora

Newsblog2017 Baseball Hall of Fame election results | MLB.com
(190 - 10:59am, Jan 20)
Last: chisoxcollector

NewsblogWhat the Hall of Fame elections will look like through 2022
(89 - 10:36am, Jan 20)
Last: Ithaca2323

NewsblogAlex Rodriguez to host CNBC reality show featuring cash-strapped former athletes
(32 - 10:34am, Jan 20)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

Sox Therapy2017 in Review
(6 - 11:15pm, Jan 19)
Last: Jose is El Absurd Pollo

Page rendered in 0.8455 seconds
70 querie(s) executed