Tag Archives: Yankee Stadium

Good-bye, Mel

One of my (Evander) heroes, Mel Stottlemyre, is gone. With a 2.97 ERA and possessor of one of the great sinker balls, Mel was headed for the Baseball Hall of Fame if not for shoulder problems. I remember his first … 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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Crickball

The Don. The Babe. South Korea. What do all these have in common? According to the Guardian last year, plenty. Martin and I touch on the two 1930s Cricket-and-Baseball Summits in something of a coda to Right off the Bat—minus … Continue reading

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The United States of Jeter

A lonely cab-horse steams and stamps. And then the lighting of the lamps. As summer unofficially ends, the 2014 MLB season concluded with a terrific run of postseason playoff games, it seemed the majority of them decided by a run … Continue reading

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Going Multipurpose

Silly me. I (Evander) thought that the point of the third-generation baseball stadium, with all those great sight lines, was baseball only. How wrong. Whenever money’s involved…. The 2009-occupied Yankee Stadium will host what most of the human race calls … Continue reading

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Hidden-ball Trick (2)

As noted, I (Evander) today lugged my ten-pound wooden-slatted seat, taken from the original Yankee Stadium, pre-1974-76 renovation, to be signed by Gene Michael. It was a pleasure to meet “The Stick,” who obliged me with his carefully written autograph. … Continue reading

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Hidden-ball Trick

The rarely seen “hidden-ball trick” was worked to perfection in an August 10 interleague game between the home-field Los Angeles Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays—two teams deep in the hunt for 2013-playoff spots. Although the Dodgers won the game, … Continue reading

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