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Well, we've heard about cowboys chasing after horses before, but nothing about them chasing after centaurs. The times they-are-a-changin'.
The sixteen year old ranked #2 and #5 on the Baseball America and MLB.com lists for best international prospects for 2014. The video was shot at the Yankees fall instructs and come courtesy of fangraphs.
October 18, 1977: Reggie Jackson sent Yankee Stadium into a frenzy by slugging three homers in one World Series game. In the clinching Game 6 of the '77 World Series, Reggie took Dodgers pitching deep three times, becoming the first player to hit three homers in a World Series game since Babe Ruth in 1928. Not bad, Reggie.
Stumbled across this nicely-put together video montage of Derek Jeter's career highlights. It hits on pretty much every big moment, so check it out!
As mentioned earlier, it was 11 years ago today that the Yankees won the 2003 AL pennant via an unforgettable Aaron Boone walk-off homer. Tonight, the Giants and Cardinals are tied at 3-3 in Game 5 of the NLCS in San Francisco. If the Giant can walk it off, history will repeat itself with a pennant-clinching walk-off. Can they do it?
On this day in Yankees history 52 years ago, the situation was grim. Ralph Terry was clinging to a 1-0 lead with two outs in the ninth inning of Game 7 of the 1962 World Series, and runners were on second and third for future Hall of Famer Willie McCovey. Tying run on third, winning run on second. McCovey made sharp contact. Gulp. Fortunately, McCovey's liner went straight into second baseman Bobby Richardson's glove, and the Yankees successfully repeated as World Series champions. Phew. It was the Yanks' 20th title, and it broke Peanuts creator Charles Schulz's heart. Oh well.
On this day in Yankees history 11 years ago, Aaron Boone etched his name alongside Bucky Dent in hated New England lore with his crushing 11th inning walk-off homer in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS against the Red Sox. Trailing by three and five outs from elimination, the Yanks had battled back against Pedro Martinez (with an assist from Grady Little) to tie at 5-5 in the eighth. Three scoreless Mo innings later: Euphoria.
On this day in Yankees history 13 years ago, Derek Jeter made a tremendous catch leaning into the stands to catch a foul ball against the Oakland A's. The ALDS had shifted back to the Bronx after the Yankees stunned the A's by surging from the brink of elimination to winning both games in Oakland, partially on the strength of Jeter's "Flip" play. Back at roaring Yankee Stadium, the Yankees completed the comeback by beating Oakland, 5-3. They were the first team to ever win a best-of-five series after losing the first two games at home. Ah, the dynasty years.