MLB Nears 10 Years Without a Perfect Game

A burst of six perfect games over three seasons made the feat seem commonplace. Ten years without one has reinforced its rarity.

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Yankees Trade for Frankie Montas, Lou Trivino, Scott Effross

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.

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Giancarlo Stanton of Yankees Wins All-Star MVP Award in Hometown

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.

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Jose Trevino, the Yankees’ All-Star, Makes Every Pitch Look Good

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.

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Rachel Balkovec: Manager of the Tampa Tarpons

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.

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Giancarlo Stanton Continues to Mash Against Red Sox

The Yankees slugger has homered in six straight games against Boston and the Yankees are 2-0 for the first time since 2018.

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After Failing to Extend Aaron Judge, Yankees Beat Red Sox

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.

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MLB Season Preview: Money Talks Dominated Offseason

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.

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Aaron Judge and Yankees Ready for Stacked A.L. East

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.

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Inside New York City’s Decision to End Vaccine Mandate for Pro Athletes

Owners and executives of some of the wealthiest sports franchises urged Mayor Eric Adams to allow unvaccinated athletes to play in New York.

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Aaron Judge and the Yankees Avoid Vaccine Mandate Issue

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.

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Mets at 60: Before They Were Amazin’, They Were Amazing

National League baseball returned to New York City 60 years ago, and Manager Casey Stengel knew exactly what he was brought in to sell.

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Ron Blomberg Is Ready for the Universal D.H.

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.”

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Ralph Terry, Yankee Hurler Redeemed by One Pitch, Dies at 86

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.

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Yankees Owner Hal Steinbrenner Defends His Payroll

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.”

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Yankees’ Aaron Judge Sets a Deadline for His Future

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.

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MLB Camps Are Open. Here’s What to Know After the Lockout.

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.

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Yankees Trade Gary Sanchez to Twins

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.

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The Yankees Retire Paul O’Neill’s Number 21

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.

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Aaron Boone and Buck Showalter Are in Limbo

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.

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Rachel Balkovec’s Promotion to Manager Was Easy Choice for Yankees

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.

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Yankees Name Rachel Balkovec as First Woman Manager in Minors

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.

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Mets Hire Eric Chavez as Hitting Coach

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.

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Meet the New Members of This Year’s Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

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.

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World Series: 1979 Pirates, 1985 Royals and 2016 Cubs Recount Overcoming 3-1 Deficits

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.

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Boston Found Garrett Whitlock in the Yankees System. Blame Instagram.

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.

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The Yankees Aren’t Bad, They are Ordinary

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.

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Yankees Are Done. Season Ends in a Wild-Card Loss to the Red Sox.

Yankees starter Gerrit Cole surrendered three runs and exited with no outs in the third inning.

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MLB’s Wild-Card Game Is Loved and Loathed

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.

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Bucky Dent Knows How the Yankees Can Beat the Red Sox

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.

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Gerrit Cole Will Start for Yankees in Wild-Card Game

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.

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Yankees and Red Sox Will Meet in Wild-Card Game

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.

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Yankees Battle with Boston, Toronto and Seattle for Wild Cards

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.

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Yankees Take Over Top Wild-Card Spot From Red Sox

“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.

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With Stanton Leading the Way, Yankees Pull Even With Red Sox

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.

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MLB Playoff Races: Yankees vs. Red Sox Will Highlight a Chaotic 10 Days

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.

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Yankees and Gerrit Cole Get Roughed Up by Cleveland

Fighting for their postseason life, the Yankees got embarrassed at home, again, despite having Gerrit Cole on the mound.

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A Flooded Stadium Went Viral, but the Somerset Patriots Didn’t Quit

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.

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Yankees and Mets Clash in Subway Series on 9/11 Anniversary

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.

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Sport’s Post-9/11 Patriotism Seen as Unifier, and ‘Manipulation’

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.

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Derek Jeter Delivers at Hall of Fame Induction

“I forgot how good that feels,” the former Yankees captain said as the crowd greeted him in Cooperstown with a warm, familiar salute.

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Derek Jeter Was a Hall of Fame Shortstop, Through and Through

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.

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Wild-Card Races Muddled by Streaks, Injuries and the Virus

September began with a crowded field contending for wild-card spots. Each team has its own challenges, Boston’s coronavirus issues chief among them.

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Yankees’ Andrew Velazquez Is Living Something Wilder Than His Dreams

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.

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With Two Wins, the Yankees Shake Up the Standings

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.

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What Can We Learn From a Cat Charging Into a Baseball Game?

A demonstration of grace even in the most baffling of circumstances.

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Yankees Game Postponed After Positive Coronavirus Tests

The team has three confirmed breakthrough cases, and may add three more positive cases in an outbreak that could affect multiple All-Stars.

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Hal Steinbrenner Wants to See This Yankees Season Through

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.

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Baseball’s Sticky Situation With Ball Doctoring

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?

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Yankees Blasted by Alex Rodriguez for Lineup Construction

Alex Rodriguez shredded the team’s lineup for being so one-dimensional. They’ll have to adjust to become contenders.

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