PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kevin Long was summoned to George Steinbrenner’s office.
“You want to tell me what’s going on with Jason Giambi?” the New York Yankees owner thundered.
1917 — Ty Cobb, Bobby Veach and Ossie Vitt, each went 5-for-5 in Detroit’s 16-4 romp over Washington.
1933 — Dizzy Dean struck out 17 Cubs for the St. Louis Cardinals, who beat Chicago 8-2.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates manager Derek Shelton's first managerial job as a 29-year-old was unlike any other in the rookie leagues — New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner was a regular at his home games.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — George Steinbrenner and the New York Yankees once made a habit of winning the offseason. Not coincidentally, they won a lot of titles, too.
It hasn’t happened since 2009, when splashy signings CC Sabathia and Mark Teixeira helped New York “buy” its 27th World Series championship.
NEW YORK (AP) — Traded to New York by Cincinnati in November 1992, Paul O'Neill walked out to Monument Park at old Yankee Stadium.
“The first thing you look is for Babe Ruth and then you see Lou Gehrig,” O'Neill recalled, “and then all of a sudden you kind of graduate to the people that you have just met in Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle and these iconic names.”
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul O'Neill's No. 21 will be retired by the New York Yankees — on Aug. 21.
The Yankees said Tuesday they will hold Paul O'Neill Day ceremonies before that day's game against Toronto — assuming the lockout ends and the 2022 season is played.