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Jun. 16th, 2005

Praise the Lord for Randy Johnson or else I'd be firing most of my fantasy team today.

Thank heavens he isn't pitching against the Cubs this weekend, I gotta admit.

Some highlights of Yankees History according to the Chicago Tribune

1923

Ruth leads Yankees to the first of their 26 world championships. Yankees are now one championship behind the Cubs.

1970

Jim Bouton's tell-all baseball diary, "Ball Four," is released, revealing Mantle as a worthy heir to Ruth as a hard-drinking, womanizing superstar.

1992

Steinbrenner resumes active control of Yankees, two years after Commissioner Fay Vincent banned him from day-to-day operations of Yankees for paying confessed gambler Howie Spira $40,000 for damaging information on Dave Winfield.

1996 Twelve-year-old fan Jeffrey Maier reaches over fence and pulls in Derek Jeter fly in what's ruled a home run in Game 1 of ALCS vs. Baltimore.

2004

Yankees acquire superstar Alex Rodriguez, blow 3-0 lead to Boston in ALCS. "Greatest Choke in Postseason History" enters American lexicon.

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buckeye_hoosier
Jun. 17th, 2005 06:04 am (UTC)
Just for the record - "Ball Four" - greatest non-ficton baseball book ever.
blistermoth
Jun. 17th, 2005 08:00 am (UTC)
Agreed. Although it's been ages since I read it.
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