A burst of six perfect games over three seasons made the feat seem commonplace. Ten years without one has reinforced its rarity.
The Yankees already had the best record in the American League, but trades for Frankie Montas, Andrew Benintendi and two relievers are proof they know what they need.
It was a homecoming at Dodger Stadium for Giancarlo Stanton. The Yankees slugger, and Los Angeles native, hopes his team can return to Chavez Ravine in October.
Jose Trevino of the Yankees did not start catching until college, but is so good at manipulating umpires with his pitch framing that he sometimes fools his own pitchers.
Rachel Balkovec outworked and out-studied the competition for years. Now, at the helm of the Tampa Tarpons, she is ready to change baseball, one player at a time.
The Yankees slugger has homered in six straight games against Boston and the Yankees are 2-0 for the first time since 2018.
Aaron Judge’s self-imposed deadline for a new contract expired with no deal, but a walk-off win over the Boston Red Sox in extra innings helped ease the Yankees’ pain.
A contentious lockout came in the middle of an off-season with record spending. The gaps between the richest and poorest clubs have only grown wider.
In a division of big bats and headline names, four teams are separated by tiny margins. “This division is always good, but it feels really good,” said Aaron Boone.
Owners and executives of some of the wealthiest sports franchises urged Mayor Eric Adams to allow unvaccinated athletes to play in New York.
An exemption allows unvaccinated Yankees and Mets players to play in home games, but the Yankees will still have to contend with unvaccinated players being barred from Canada.
National League baseball returned to New York City 60 years ago, and Manager Casey Stengel knew exactly what he was brought in to sell.
Ron Blomberg was a curiosity when he took the pitcher’s spot in the batting order in 1973. Now it will be standard practice in both leagues. “They should have done this a long time ago.”
In 1960 he gave up the home run that handed the Pittsburgh Pirates a World Series victory. Two years later he got the final out of the Series against the San Francisco Giants.
With an expensive roster, and high expenses, Hal Steinbrenner brushed off talk of pressure from the Mets’ Steven A. Cohen. “I can’t control what resources other owners or other teams have.”
The slugging outfielder wants to stay with the team that drafted him, but he does not want to talk about a contract extension once the season begins.
With the lockout over and camps open, the Yankees remade their infield, Atlanta acquired a star (and moved on from another) and there was terrible news from the Padres.
An All-Star catcher who had fallen on hard times, Sanchez is headed to Minnesota with Gio Urshela in a trade for Josh Donaldson, Isiah Kiner-Falefa and a young catcher.
Honoring Paul O’Neill’s No. 21 elevates him in Monument Park but removes him from an odd fraternity of players whose numbers are out of circulation but have not been officially retired.
Aaron Boone misses his players. Buck Showalter hasn’t even met his yet. The lockout has the veteran managers in limbo as they await spring training. They may be waiting a while.
Rachel Balkovec’s ascent through the Yankees coaching ranks will take its next step when she manages in the minors. After years of hard work, the move was an easy choice.
Having served as a hitting coach in the team’s system, Rachel Balkovec will be the first woman to manage a team in affiliated baseball.
Eric Chavez was named an assistant hitting coach for the Yankees just last month, but he will move across town to guide Mets hitters instead.
A great deal of ink will be spilled on the candidacies of Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz. For a moment, stop to consider the 11 other new candidates instead.
The Houston Astros are trying to pull off a feat that has been done only six times in the World Series. Players from the teams that did it happily recalled their thrilling comebacks.
Garrett Whitlock was rehabbing from elbow surgery when the Red Sox saw his videos on social media. Getting him for a pittance from a rival was icing on the cake.
The team views itself as a top contender, and still has its fair share of stars, but the reality is setting in that their payroll and pedigree can’t push them past their rivals.
Yankees starter Gerrit Cole surrendered three runs and exited with no outs in the third inning.
Teams hate the single-elimination wild-card game because the stakes are so high. But whatever you think of the format, the pull for fans is irresistible.
In 1978, Bucky Dent and Ron Guidry stepped up to lead the Yankees past the Red Sox and into the playoffs. Lessons they learned that day can translate for the current club.
Gerrit Cole is known by his teammates as a student of the game. In a do-or-die game against Boston, the Yankees hope their $324 million ace has studied carefully.
On a day that looked like a recipe for chaos, the Yankees and the Red Sox made things simple by winning. They will face each other in Boston with a division series trip on the line.
Wins by the Yankees and the Red Sox would give both teams wild-card spots in the playoffs. A loss by either team, or both, could extend the regular season.
“We aren’t afraid to make it interesting,” Giancarlo Stanton said after his team swept the Red Sox at Fenway to take over the American League’s top wild-card spot.
A pair of wins in Boston, both powered by Giancarlo Stanton, has the rival teams tied for the A.L.’s top wild-card spot.
The Red Sox are battling the Yankees for a wild-card spot as the Giants try to hold off the Dodgers for a division title. It should be an interesting 10 days.
Fighting for their postseason life, the Yankees got embarrassed at home, again, despite having Gerrit Cole on the mound.
The Somerset Patriots lost cars and equipment to Hurricane Ida’s aftermath — and had fish swimming in the on-deck circle — but the Yankees affiliate returned home a week later.
In a season of highs and lows for the Yankees and the Mets, the teams split the first two games of a series. But they joined each other in a moment of unity on Saturday.
The jingoism at sporting events that temporarily surged during the Gulf War and roared back after Sept. 11 now often drives wedges, but sports leagues want it to stay.
“I forgot how good that feels,” the former Yankees captain said as the crowd greeted him in Cooperstown with a warm, familiar salute.
Over the years, Derek Jeter took plenty of criticism for his fielding. But his spot at the center of a Yankees dynasty was far from coincidental.
September began with a crowded field contending for wild-card spots. Each team has its own challenges, Boston’s coronavirus issues chief among them.
Andrew Velazquez’s call-up to the Yankees has been “way better” than anything he had imagined. If he keeps it up, he might have to move out of his parents’ house.
After taking both games of a doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox, the once-listless Yankees suddenly resemble the team they were expected to be all season.
A demonstration of grace even in the most baffling of circumstances.
The team has three confirmed breakthrough cases, and may add three more positive cases in an outbreak that could affect multiple All-Stars.
Steinbrenner, the team’s managing general partner, is “frustrated” with a fourth-place showing but said he wouldn’t have the kind of “knee-jerk reaction” his father might have.
Doctoring baseballs with ultra-tacky substances has pitchers dominating and some questioning the game’s integrity. Can cleaning up the balls liven up the sport?
Alex Rodriguez shredded the team’s lineup for being so one-dimensional. They’ll have to adjust to become contenders.