Yogi Berra

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    April 2, 2013

    "Bullet" Bob Turley, R.I.P.

    It seems to be that discussion of the career of Bob Turley, who died Saturday morning at age 82, came and went all too quickly. Turley was very nearly a great pitcher. Between 1955 and 1958 he won 59 games for the Yankees and lost only 20, mostly starting but often, in Casey Stengel's wacky in-and-o ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    Yogi Berra Likes Eduardo Nunez; The Yankees Should Listen to Yogi Berra

    As Yogi Berra's biographer, I can tell you three things about Mr. Berra: 1. He doesn't talk much, and when he does, contrary to public perception and AFLAC commercials, when he does say something it usually makes sense. 2. Yogi doesn't give advice, he tells you what he would do in a particular ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012

    Action Bronson's Best Tweets

    Tonight Action Bronson shares the stage at House of Vans with soulmate Paul Banks of Interpol for a Complex magazine party billed as "Judgement Night." We're not sure if that means Denis Leary and a roving band of thugs will be whipping concert goers with chains, but we do know, if it's half as fun ... More >>

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    May 8, 2012

    Hollywood Icons At Their Most Sexy And Contemplative: A Montage

    Photog extraordinaire Leo Fuchs caputured celebs' intimate moments starting in the 1950s. His black and white portraits have gone on sale today at But before you buy, let me sell you on their beauty.

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    April 26, 2012

    Pudge Rodriguez Is One Of The Top Five Catchers In Baseball History -- Despite What Tim Kurkjian Thinks

    A few nights ago at the Ballpark in Arlington, ESPN's Tim Kurkjian, covering the retirement ceremony for Pudge Rodriguez, tweeted "His stats warrant first ballot Hall of Famer, ninth best C ever for me." No problem with the first statement, but what exactly is the second based on? I think most b ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    Yogi Berra and Casey Stengel: A Birthday Treat

    ​Happy belated birthday to Yogi Berra, who turned 86 yesterday. We stumbled on a little gem we'd like to share with you from exactly half a century ago: Casey Stengel interviewing Yogi for the Armed Forces Radio Network. This transcript offers a rare look at two great American stylists. Case ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    Remembering Bill Gallo, 1922-2011

    ​In today's Daily News you can find pages of tributes to Bill Gallo, who died Tuesday at the age of 88. My personal favorite is from Yogi Berra, who said, "It's hard to imagine News without him." Because the N in that quote is capped, I assume Yogi meant the Daily News, but I'm sure he also me ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Derek Jeter The Best NY Athlete of All Time? Really?

    ​In 1975, a survey representing America's biggest rock and roll stations asked several thousand listeners to name the greatest rock and roll record of all time. The Beatles, you might guess? Stones? Beach Boys? Stevie Wonder? Maybe Elvis? Or The Supremes? None of the above. According to those ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    Hall of Fame Push for George Steinbrenner and Billy Martin?

    ​Clearly there's a push to sweep George Steinbrenner and Billy Martin (and possibly Ron Guidry) into the Hall of Fame in one package. We'll deal with Guidry later. In fact, we'll deal with the case for Steinbrenner later. Right now, we'll say about Martin that he was a mediocre player - 102 ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    Bobby Thompson's Famous Homer and Yogi's Famous Saying

    ​On October 3, 1951, the Giants' Bobby Thomson - who died yesterday at age 86 - did more than hit the most famous home run in baseball history. He also inspired one of baseball's most famous sayings. The Yankees had clinched the American League pennant just a couple of days before the Giant ... More >>

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    July 26, 2010

    Vic Ziegel, One of the Best

    Ziegel​Vic Ziegel of the New York Daily News died Friday, July 23 of lung cancer, still young at 72. He was one of the good guys. When I started regularly for the Village Voice in the mid-1980s, Ziegel was one of the few writers from a New York daily to accept me as a colleague when I'd se ... More >>

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    July 23, 2010

    Ralph Houk and Yogi Berra: Let's Not Forget the Facts

    ​Respect for the dead doesn't demand a revision of the historical record. I liked Ralph Houk, too, and was sad to hear of his passing last Wednesday. Yes, Houk was respected by the players that he managed, particularly Mickey Mantle (whom he made the Yankees captain, or at least their unoffici ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    George Steinbrenner, 1930-2010

    ​"What does it matter what you say about someone?" Marlene Dietrich says about Orson Welles at the end of Touch Of Evil. What, indeed? Except that now, at the end, we should say a few things about George Steinbrenner that even out the other things we remember all too well: the ridiculous outbu ... More >>

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    July 11, 2010

    Legendary Yankees Announcer Bob Sheppard Dead at 99

    ​Nicknamed "The Voice of God," Sheppard started working for the New York Yankees in 1951, when the starting lineup included Yogi Berra and Joe DiMaggio. (The Yankees won the World Series that year, over the New York Giants.) Sheppard served as stadium announcer, chiefly calling players up to b ... More >>

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    July 6, 2010

    George Steinbrenner at 80: Mellowed, But We Miss the Boss

    Slowly, almost imperceptibly, George Steinbrenner's image has softened over the last few years. Two recent biographies, Peter Golenbock's George - The Poor Little Rich Boy Who Built The Yankee Empire (from Wiley, published last year and out now in paperback) and Bill Madden's Steinbrenner, The Last ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Willie Mays Needs a Tiebreaker From These Clowns?

    ​Anyone out there feel as cheated by the final regular position episode of The Lineup as I did? The segment on center fielders was really the only one worth doing; the winners at the other positions -- Yogi Berra at catcher, Lou Gehrig at first, Jackie Robinson at second, Derek Jeter at short, ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    Hank Aaron and Willie Mays: New Revelations On Just How Much They Hated Each Other

    Roberto, Willie, and Hank​Someone is very, very wrong about the relationship between the two all-time baseball greats Willie Mays and Hank Aaron, either Mays biographer James Hirsch (Willie Mays -- the Life, the Legend) or Aaron's new biographer, Howard Bryant (The Last Hero -- a Life of Henry ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    Dave Winfield? 'The Lineup' Goes Off the Tracks

    ​After gimmes at catcher (Yogi Berra), first base (Lou Gehrig), second base (Jackie Robinson), third base (Alex Rodriguez) and shortstop (Derek Jeter), MSG's The Lineup lost all credibility last night when they picked Dave Winfield as New York baseball's all-time best left fielder. First of ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    Derek Jeter Best Shortstop, but Where's at Least a Mention of Jose Reyes?

    ​Like the Huffington Post on steroids, MSG's weekly show The Lineup continues to tell us what we already know. In the first four episodes we were told that the best catcher in New York baseball history was Yogi Berra, the best first baseman Lou Gehrig, the best second baseman Jackie Robinson ... More >>

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    April 7, 2010

    Will Leitch Unspectacular on Television

    ​MSG Network continues to waste our time with "The Lineup." So far, there haven't been any picks by the five-man panel (Sparkly Lyle, Gary Carter, Will Leitch, and Steve Hirdt along with host Fran Healy) that couldn't have been phoned in: Yogi Berra as the best catcher in New York baseball hi ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Where's the Suspense in Picking New York's All-Time Baseball Lineup?

    ​We just watched the second episode of MSG's The Lineup, which airs Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. and repeats throughout the week, and aside from the fun of watching clips of old ballplayers, we're kind of wondering what the point is. The Lineup's panel -- former players Gary Carter and Sparky Lyle ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Freaks Of The Industry III: Thursday's CMJ Panels, Crassly Distilled

    You haven't seen a CMJ panel yet? You missed a lot yesterday. And the day before. Here's today's lineup, with unrequested editorial comment.

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    October 7, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: ONE DOWN...Yankees' quest for 27 begins with 2-7 win

    ​So about 5 hours ago, I lamented that my hands have been shaking all day. And they still are. But for different reasons now. The Yanks are down 2-0 in the bottom of the 3rd, and that was around the time my manic desperation started to manifest itself full throttle. It's a crazy frenzy that ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    Yankee Stadium Opener Has Yogi, Sousa, Finger, Tommy Bahama

    The new Yankee Stadium will hold its first MLB regular season game today, with the Bombers facing Cleveland. The park opened at 10 a.m. (reporters are already filing about the "Taj Mahal of baseball parks") and opening ceremonies will commence around noon with the West Point Marching Band performing ... More >>

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    February 23, 2009

    Jockbeat: Giant Reasons For Welcoming Back Plaxico

    New York Giants GM Jerry Reese sounded like Yogi Berra a few days ago when he talked about the possible future of Plaxico Burress: "We're going to move forward as if he's going to be here," he told reporters. "If he's not, we'll play it both ways."With regards to Burress, playing it both ways seems ... More >>

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    February 18, 2009

    Touch & Go's Downsizing: Revisiting the Great Butthole Surfers Debacle

    Today's announcement that Chicago's Touch & Go Records is radically, traumatically downsizing has major implications for indie labels in general: Owner Corey Rusk's official statement, as reported in the Chicago Tribune, lists the labels for whom it will no longer be able to provide manufacturing ... More >>

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    February 4, 2009
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    June 18, 2008

    Q. Why Is Mr. Met So Sad? A. They Fired Willie Randolph

    Here's a hint to the New York Mets: Maybe if you want to not make a big deal out of something, releasing the news at 3:15 am is not the wisest way to go. When the organization announced the firing of Willie Randolph (very early) Tuesday morning, it missed the deadlines for Tuesday's papers. Scorning ... More >>

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    October 2, 2007

    Time to Cash In the Cashman

    Looking for a goat after the Yanks’ defeat? Don’t blame Joe

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    March 20, 2007

    Stealing Mickey's Mantle

    José Reyes could be the greatest—if he doesn't figure out just how much Mets fans want from him

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    December 7, 2004
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    June 15, 2004
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    June 17, 2003

    Caught in a Trap

    Memo to NHL: Change the Rules

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    January 14, 2003
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    December 31, 2002
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    November 26, 2002
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    November 5, 2002
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    September 17, 2002
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    June 19, 2001

    Meet the Yets

    The Best of New York Baseball

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    May 15, 2001
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    May 1, 2001
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    October 31, 2000

    Subway Summary

    Fleshing Out the Details of a Dynasty

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    January 4, 2000

    The Dis-Integration of Baseball

    A Modest Proposal for the Great Game

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    November 2, 1999

    Sweeping Questions

    The Yanks Are Champs Again. So What?

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    October 5, 1999
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    July 27, 1999
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    May 11, 1999
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    March 23, 1999

    A Season on the Brink

    With Stephon Marbury, The Nets are on the verge of greatness . . . again

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    March 9, 1999
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