Today in baseball: Uniform number debut

Today, 90 years ago, the uniform numbers debuted in baseball. Even though the Cleveland Indians had experimented with numbers on their sleeves in 1916, they came with this novelty on Opening Day 1929. In fact, the Yankees would have been the first to play with uniform numbers as the club announced in January 1929 that …

Minor League history: Cotton States League

In the course of history, there have been five editions of the Cotton States League. The first version of the league saw the light in 1902 and lasted twelve years with the exception of 1909 when the league was inactive. The second one was founded in 1922 and lasted through 1932.  Four years later a third …

Yogi Berra: A legend passes at 90

I have been mulling all afternoon if I should write something about Yogi Berra's passing. A bit cheap to write about it as all other baseball websites wrote about it already. But on the other hand, as a Yankee fan I should spend some words on it. Berra signed with the Yankees in 1943 while serving …

Yankees by the numbers: one uniform number less to play with

Coming Friday, the Yankees will sign Bernie Williams to a minor league contract, after which he will retire as a Yankee. This will happen nine years after he played his final game with the American League team from New York. The Yankees will retire his number 51 one month later on May 24. The former …

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