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Streaking

Like the proverbial first-small step of the longest journey, record-MLB streaks begin innocently enough. Each captures the imagination of the public in different ways. Usually, the most dramatic streaks occur over the course of a season. A scant few, equally … Continue reading

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Home-run Boom in June

What gives? Has it something to do with $$$? Yuh think? Elias Sports Bureau registers 1,101 home runs slugged in the two major leagues during June 2017. That tops the one-month record (May 2000) by thirty-two. We at Right off … Continue reading

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Hello, Beatles; Good-bye, Ralph Kiner

I (Evander) am endlessly fascinated by temporal coincidence: I believe it’s called synchronicity. Permit me to play kowtow to my whimsy. As we celebrate the Beatles arriving in the U.S.A. fifty years ago, we say farewell to slugger Ralph Kiner, … Continue reading

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Oldtimers’ Day 2013

Following the whole media-and-financial brouhaha between Brian Cashman and Alex Rodriguez, it has taken me (Evander) a few extra days to digest all the doings of the New York Yankees sixty-seventh Oldtimers’ Day. Unofficially, this treasured event has its origins … Continue reading

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The Yankees-Mets Subway Series at 50

The Mets not only took the first regular-season Subway Series game from the Yankees in 1997 (I, Evander, was there), a 6-0 spanking, they won the very first meeting in a 1962 spring-training game. The event was fraught with tension. … Continue reading

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Farewell, Moose Skowron

The baseball firmament lost one of its all-time World Series stars. Bill “Moose” Skowron, a fixture at Yankees Oldtimers’ Day for decades following his career, died of congestive heart failure and cancer. Although he made the final out in the … Continue reading

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Bonds on Bonds

Everyone now knows that Barry Bonds has escaped prison time. He will be under some form of house arrest (in his large house) for a little longer than a month, do community service, and pay a whopping $4,000 fine. Of … Continue reading

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