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Happy anniversary, Curtis Granderson!

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On this day in Yankees history five years ago, another Yankees-Tigers-Diamondbacks three-team trade occurred, and the defending champions' lineup only grew stronger with the addition of home run threat Curtis Granderson. The slugging center fielder crushed 115 homers with a 120 OPS+ in four seasons, including 41 in 2011 and 43 in 2012. Not bad at all, Grandy Man!

Lester's decision is imminent

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Welp, it's coming soon. Will he be a Yankee?

Ruben Amaro & the Phillies had an awful offer for Jimmy Rollins

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Hahahah Luis Severino or Aaron Judge for Jimmy Rollins? Get out of here, Rube.

Remembering WWII vets on Pearl Harbor Day

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Never forget "The Date Which Will Live in Infamy."

Didi Gregorius to avenge the ghost of Derek Jeter

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It hasn't even been 24 hours yet and we're already turning Derek Jeter into an omniscient ghost overlooking the heir to the throne of the Great Shortstop Dynasty. Didi Gregorius doesn't stand a chance.

Col. Ruppert elected to the Hall two years ago today!

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On this day in Yankees history two years ago, a long-awaited deserving member of the Hall of Fame finally got his due. Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert was voted into the Hall of Fame by the Veteran's Committee on December 3, 2012. A beer distributor, Ruppert teamed Cap. Til Huston to buy the then-dismal Yanks for $480,000 in 1915, and by the time he passed away in 1945, his team of stars featuring Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Joe DiMaggio playing at a new baseball cathedral, Yankee Stadium, had become the most famous team in the country with 10 World Series titles. Happy anniversary, Col. Huston!

Congrats to the Mattinglys on the birth of their son, Louis!

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Donnie Baseball and his wife Lori had a son, Louis, on November 29th. Amusingly, he is 29 years younger than Mattingly's oldest, Taylor, who was drafted by the Yankees in 2003.

Rags won the Rookie of the Year 33 years ago today!

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On this day in Yankees history, Dave Righetti was awarded the 1981 AL Rookie of the Year award! Called up in late-May, "Rags" made 15 starts during the strike-shortened season and pitched to a minuscule 2.05 ERA and league-leading 2.12 FIP for the eventual AL champions. Happy anniversary, Dave!

This day in Yankees history, Mike Mussina was signed!

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On this day 14 years ago in Yankees history, Mike Mussina was signed to a six-year, $88.5 million contract. The deal turned out to be one of the Yankees' greatest free agent signings, as "Moose" was superb, posting year after year of productive seasons in the 2000s Yankees' rotation. #Moose4Hall