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    Nobody’s Perfect, but on Wednesday former Greensboro Grasshopper Domingo German was: Yankees pitcher throws first perfect game since 2012

    **********Domingo German, with the Greensboro Grasshoppers in 2014, went (9-3) on the hill, with an ERA of 2.48…German with Greensboro, 25 Games/25 Starts, 123 1/3 innings, giving up 43 runs on 116 hits, with 34 earned runs…Six home runs off of German, and he walked just 25 batters, and he struck out 113 South Atlantic League batters…German left the Marlins organization, and hooked up with the NY Yankees in 2016…********** Yankees pitcher throws first perfect game since 2012 from Michael Carpenter, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com For only the 24th time in MLB history and the first time since Felix Hernández did it…

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    Gerrit Cole ties impressive New York Yankees Ron Guidry record

    Yankees ace ties franchise record in impressive outing from Adam Gretz, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com Gerrit Cole hasn’t been with the New York Yankees for very long, but he is already one of the best starting pitchers the team has seen in the modern era. Gerrit Cole, 10K Shutout ? pic.twitter.com/FMsG6T4c53 — Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) April 16, 2023 He proved that again on Sunday by tying an impressive franchise record. With his 10 strikeouts in New York’s 2-0 win over the Minnesota Twins, he already recorded the 23rd double-digit strikeout game as a member of the Yanks. That ties a franchise record…

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    New York Yankees among just two MLB teams to charge players for in-flight Wi-Fi

    Yankees among just two MLB teams to charge players for in-flight Wi-Fi from Victor Barbosa, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com The New York Yankees are one of just two MLB teams not to cover in-flight Wi-Fi expenses for the players, according to a report by Sports Illustrated senior writer Stephanie Apstein. The only other team is the Cincinnati Reds. “Some teams provide free Wi-Fi on their usual jet but do not cover the cost when they fly a different plane,” per Apstein. The Sports Illustrated scribe adds that while it’s technically Delta who’s charging the team members (at about $9 per flight), the…

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    Legendary Yankees announcer could retire from one job:It could be OK for Kay to retire

    Legendary Yankees announcer could retire from one job from Larry Brown Sports, with Steve DelVecchio, and from YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com Longtime New York Yankees announcer Michael Kay is known for both being the television voice of the Bronx Bombers and for hosting a radio show, but it sounds like he is ready to give up one of those gigs. Kay has been hosting “The Michael Kay Show” on ESPN Radio since 2002. The show is simulcast on YES Network. Kay’s contract is set to expire at the end of September. Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports that Kay is giving…

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    Former Greensboro Grasshopper Giancarlo(Mike) Stanton pretty much speechless after winning MLB All-Star Game MVP award

    Giancarlo Stanton speechless after winning All-Star Game MVP He was Mike Stanton with the Greensboro Grasshoppers back in 2008…Stanton with 39 HR’s, 97 RBI, 26 Doubles, 3 Triples, and 89 runs scored, to go along with his .297 batting average…I remember calling Mike(Giancarlo) Stanton’s home run #39, on a Sunday night, the Sunday night before Labor Day, back in 2008….That sucker was Going, Going, Going, Going, and it was LONG GONE, to right field, in what was then First Horizon Park…Grasshoppers baseball, and Big Mike Stanton, pretty big back in 2008, and now Stanton, has gone even bigger and longer…

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    Josh Donaldson(NY Yankees) issues statement on White Sox’ Tim Anderson/”Jackie” incident

    Yankees 3B Josh Donaldson releases statement on situation with White Sox SS Tim Anderson from Victor Barbosa, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbaker.com Last week, benches cleared during a game between the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees after Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson made an allegedly “racist comment” towards White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson. It was soon discovered that Donaldson called Anderson “Jackie,” referring to former Brooklyn Dodgers legend Jackie Robinson (who broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947). Donaldson has claimed that he had no ill-intent with the comment and in fact, it was a comment he had used to talk with…

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    NY Yankees’ Josh Donaldson suspended one game for ‘disrespectful’ comment: “Jackie” comment will sit Donaldson down

    Yankees’ Josh Donaldson suspended one game for ‘disrespectful’ comment from Adam Stites, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com New York Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson has received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for a comment he directed at Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson, MLB announced Monday. “MLB has completed the process of speaking to the individuals involved in this incident,” MLB senior vice president for on-field operations Michael Hill said in a statement. “There is no dispute over what was said on the field. Regardless of Mr. Donaldson’s intent, the comment he directed toward Mr. Anderson was disrespectful and in poor…

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    “Yankee letter” unsealed and findings show Illegal Use of Dugout Phone and Sign Decoding prior to September 2017

    2017 letter from MLB to Yankees regarding rules violation unsealed from MLB Trade Rumors, with Anthony Franco, and from YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com In June 2020, a New York district court ordered Major League Baseball and the Yankees to unseal a letter sent by commissioner Rob Manfred to New York general manager Brian Cashman in 2017 regarding rules violations by the club from 2015-16. The Yankees appealed that ruling, but the appeal was rejected by the 2nd Circuit last week, as Evan Drellich of the Athletic reported on Thursday. The contents of the so-called “Yankee letter” — which is expected to be officially…

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    John Sterling misses Giancarlo Stanton hit, calling it a Home Run, when it turned out to a Single, off the Green Monster

    John Sterling completely botched his Giancarlo Stanton call from Larry Brown Sports, with Larry Brown, and from YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com New York Yankees announcer John Sterling was completely fooled on a long single by Giancarlo Stanton on Tuesday night and absolutely butchered the call. Stanton hit a high ball off the Green Monster at Fenway Park in the top of the first inning of the AL wild-card game. Stanton admired his hit and ended up with only a single after the ball bounced off the wall. Stanton’s ball had both TV announcer Matt Vasgersian and radio announcer John Sterling fooled. While Vasgersian…

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    The Great and Incomparable New York Yankee catcher and “philosopher” Yogi Berra gets his own Forever Stamp

    Yankees legend Yogi Berra gets U.S. stamp from Zac Wassink at YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com New York Yankees legend and Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra passed away in September 2015 but remains one of the most beloved figures in the long history of the sport largely because of the colorful and unique sayings he created throughout much of his adult life. On Thursday, the United States Postal Service unveiled a stamp honoring the three-time Most Valuable Player. The great and incomparable Yankee catcher and "philosopher" #YogiBerra get his own forever stamp. pic.twitter.com/1ktFA3eHq8 — Bill Ritter (@billritter7) June 24, 2021 “He got his…

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    New York Yankees are Remembering one of their top all-time leaders:Mark Newman came through Greensboro, back when Derek Jeter was getting his feet wet!!!

    He passed away back in September, but the New York Yankees are still mourning the loss of of their former Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations Mark Newman….Newman gone at age 71, but Mark Newman left a big mark on Yankees baseball and he also left his mark on Greensboro baseball, all the way back to when Derek Jeter was playing shortstop for the Greensboro Hornets, way back in 1992 and 1993… Mark Newman watched Jeter and the Hornets from Greensboro, at the old War Memorial Stadium, and from New York, where they were tracking/following the young Jeter’s every move……

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    They called him ‘The Chairman of the Board’:Former New York Yankees pitching great “Whitey” Ford, gone at age 91(Yankees all-time Wins Leader and 6-Time World Series Champion)

    The New York Yankees all-time wins leader and a six-time World Series Champion, plus a Baseball Hall of Famer, Edward Charles “Whitey” Ford has left us today, at age 91….. Here are some of the notes on Whitey Ford from the back of my Whitey Ford 1956 baseball card… Height-5’10…Weight-175…Throws-Left…Bats-Left…Home-Glen Cove, New York…Born-October 21, 1928… Whitey tied a record with Two Consecutive One-Hitters in 1955…He’s one of the Coolest Workmen on the Mound in baseball…The Yankees called Whitey Ford, their “Fair-Haired Boy”….. All of that above from my 1956 Whitey Ford baseball card… **********Interesting Note:Whitey Ford became the first Yankees…

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    Former New York Yankee and LA Dodger Jay Johnstone has passed away due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19:He was a “Prankster and a World Series Winner”, says Rick Monday, on this Tuesday

    from www.nypost.com: LOS ANGELES — Jay Johnstone, who won World Series championships as a versatile outfielder with the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers while being baseball’s merry prankster, has died. He was 74. He died last Saturday of complications from COVID-19 and also had suffered from dementia in recent years, according to his daughter Mary Jayne Sarah Johnstone. He died at a nursing home in Granada Hills, she said Monday. “COVID was the one thing he couldn’t fight,” his daughter said by phone. “It’s really kind of shocking.” His family noted that Johnstone’s time of death last Saturday…

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    Garrison Lassiter(West Forsyth HS/Ledford HS) sued New York Yankees for 34 million dollars and he also sued Proehlific Park/Ricky Proehl

    From the Bleacher Report/BleacherReport.com: A $34 million lawsuit filed by former prospect Garrison Lassiter(West Forsyth High School) against the New York Yankees was dismissed by a judge in May, it was revealed Thursday/Today. According to NJ.com’s Brendan Kuty, Lassiter alleged that the Yankees and future Hall of Fame shortstop Derek Jeter conspired against him because Lassiter was a shortstop and Jeter was afraid to compete against him. Lassiter was selected by the Yankees in the 27th round of the 2008 MLB draft out of West Forsyth High School in Clemmons, North Carolina. In five minor league seasons, Lassiter never played…

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    Former Greensboro Hornets Baseball Player Otis Nixon arrested this past weekend

    Former Greensboro Hornets baseball player Otis Nixon was arrested this past weekend down in Georgia, when authorities pulled him over, as his car/truck was weaving while he was driving down the road, near Atlanta… The police report says deputies found a pipe to smoke crack cocaine in Nixon’s pocket and another in the car. They also found several suspected crack rocks. Nixon was one of the top base stealers in Major League Baseball hitory and he had a great career when he was part of the New York Yankees farm team, the old Greensboro Hornets back in the early 80’s,…

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    Former Greensboro Bats baseball player headed to prison

    We had several ‘Brien Taylor Returns’ nights down at the old War Memorial Stadium and believe me, the Yankees kept trying to find a way to get something out of this kid(back then, now he’s 40), but Taylor had it and after a fight in a Beaufort bar he lost it and he never got it back again…I can still see him now on the mound at WMS and he was trying to find it and the ‘It’ in his arm, never came back and now Brien Taylor, trying to cope and make it in the real world, finds himself…