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Forever The Kid: Gary Carter Loses His Battle With Cancer

A True Competitor, NY Remembers Him and ’86

(New York, NY) – The sad news finally came.  Gary Carter lost his cancer fight and passed away today at the young age of 57.  A former champion and 2003 Hall of Fame inductee, he will always be remembered for his love of life and his love of the game.

Overall, Carter hit .262 with 324 home runs and 1,225 RBIs with the Expos, Mets, San Francisco and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He set the major league record for putouts by a catcher, a testament to his durability despite nine knee operations

Carter stayed in baseball after his playing days ended. He became a broadcaster for the Florida Marlins, coached and managed for the Mets in the minors, managed two independent minor league teams and coached in college.

A great player, a great family man.  May he rest in peace.


Hip Hip Jorge! Posada Retires, A Yankee Forever

A Yankee Catcher for the Ages

(New York, NY) – After 17 years, 4 World Series titles, many divisional titles  and countless innings squatted behind home plate, #20 hangs up his cleats.  He was a five-time All-Star and retires with a .273 batting average, 1,065 runs batted in and 275 home runs in 1,829 games.  He was an integral part of the ‘Core Four’ alongside of Jeter, Mariano and Andy Pettitte, who retired last year.  His passion will be sorely missed.

Milestone Mo: Yanks Top Twins 6-4, Rivera Sets All-Time Career Save Mark at 602

#600, #601, #602 Mo gets 3 in a Row!

(New York, NY) – In the end it was a vintage Mariano inning, with the last out coming on a classic cutter for strike 3 and the greatest closer in the history of the game made it even more official as he picked up the career save mark.  In a week of setting milestones, this was the one he wanted as he past Trevor Hoffman and got #602 in less attempts than the venerable Hoffman as well.

For the Yanks (92-60), they started out well with Granderson popping #41 on the year with Jeter on board and the Yanks got an early 2-0 lead.  They would build that to 5-0 before AJ started to give it back and by the 5th things unraveled, as is now common for Burnett, and the lead dwindle to 5-4.  A-Rod with single in an insurance run in the 6th and Soriano and Robertson did their thing and bridge to the historic moment for Mo.

Notes: With Boston continuing its slide the Yanks magic number has dropped to 5 with 10 to play.  A big series with the Rays and then Boston follows during the Yanks last home stand.  Jeter was 3-4 and sits at .295 BA on the year, a remarkable turnaround.

See Yanks-Twins box score here.
Photo courtesy of Yahoo Sports.

Mariano Finally Set the MLB Saves Record - #602 and counting

Stadium Slamfest: Yanks Hit 3 Grand Slams vs Oakland, Win 22-9

First team in MLB History to Accomplish Feat in One Game

(New York, NY) – Given their rich history it seems only fitting that the Yanks (78-50) would add another historical fact to the books.  With Cano, Martin and Granderson all going deep with the bases loaded the Bombers are now the only team in almost 200,000 major league games to ever do so in one.  And it came at Yankee Stadium on a day when they trailed 7-1 early.    All told there were 21 hits, Jeter moved into 21st place all time for career hits (passing Rickey Henderson) and Jorge Posada finished the game at 2nd base.  The Yanks took 2-3 from the A’s.  Boone Logan (4-2) got the win.

Notes:  A-Rod returned to action from the DL with 2 hits.  Phil Hughes was not sharp and was knocked out early.  The Yanks move on for 5-game set in Baltimore and have major rains to battle with Hurricane Irene scheduled to hit the area on Saturday night and Sunday.

See Yanks-Oakland box score here.
Photo Courtesy of Yahoo Sports.

The 3 Grand Slams in 1 game will likely stand a long time

History! Jeter Homers for His 3,000th Hit

First Yankee to Achieve the Milestone

(New York, NY) – Well fortunately DJ ended the drama early with a single in his first at bat and a towering homer into the left field stands his next time up to reach the famous 3,000 hit plateau.  His 3rd homer of the season tied the game at 1-1 and the answer to the trivia question is:  Tampa’s David Price was the pitcher.  For those that like numbers:  No. 2 got his 2nd hit of the day and he did it at 2 PM.

The FNY team was ready to see it last night but the rain changed that.  That being said congrats to the Captain from Section 430 on a well deserved feat and his career to date.

Post Note:  Jeter would end the day 5-5 with the game winning RBI in the 8th as the Yanks went on to take the game 5-4 over Tampa.  Mariano got his 22nd save while David Robertson (2-0) picked up the win.  It was an instant Yankee Classic for the YES network.

See Yanks-Tampa box score here

See historic hit here.

Photo Courtesy of Yahoo Sports

Jeter's 3rd Homer of the season will be one to remember forever.



Milestone Mania: Early Single By Jeter Brings Him to Need 1 More

2,999th Hit is a Single Between Short and Third

(New York, NY) – Well the FNY Blog is not usually doing live posts and actually has been light on stories of late but this special milestone of the first player in Yankee history to collect 3,000 hits is upon us.  Jeter drove a 3-2 pitch in the hole between 3rd and short to lead of the bottom of the first and stands on the brink.  With 3-4 more at bats today and a full game tomorrow it could very well happen at home.  10 other players got their 3,000 hits for one team and Derek stands to be #11 in that category and 28th overall in MLB history.  Over 16, 200 players have played the game.

see 2,999 hit here. 





Historic Walls: Yankee Museum at the Stadium

A Must See for All Fans

(New York, NY) – So some of the FNY Sec 430 team got to swing through the museum.  Given that we’ve been going to the new stadium since the opening in 2009 it was high time to actually see all the history grouped nicely in a small space.  See pictures below.  It is highly recommended for all fans to see.