Peter Gammons: Dennis Eckersley and what it is to be a teammate

I spent 11 Januaries flying into Cleveland for the Indians Rookie Development Program, and have done many others, from the Yankees to the Red Sox to the Rays. There was always one story I told about what it is to be a teammate, a story about Dennis Eckersley. A lot of those young players to […]

Yankees who wore #2, Retired Numbers, and Captains

From Koenig to Jeter: Yankees who wore #2 Mark Koenig 1929-1930 Yats Wuestling 1930 Lyn Lary 1931 Red Rolfe 1931 Lyn Lary 1932-33 Red Rolfe 1934-42 Snuffy Stirnweiss 1943-44 Frankie Crosetti 1945-48 Jerry Kenney 1969-72 Matty Alou 1973 Sandy Alomar 1974-76 Paul Blair 1977-79 Darryl Jones 1979 Bobby Murcer 1979-83 Tim Foli 1984 Dale Berra […]

It’s Unanimous – La Russa, Torre, Cox, managers without PEDs are Hall-of-Famers

While baseball continues to spitefully embarrass themselves by not inducting Marvin Miller into the Hall of Fame, at least the baseball world agrees that Tony LaRussa, Joe Torre, and Bobby Cox are Hall of Fame managers. In the baseball world where unanimity is as rare as compromise in the halls of Congress, these three great […]