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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 8/26/15

Amusing stories from Yankees past, profiling Aaron Judge and Hoy Jun Park, and Brian Cashman's rise to GM.

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Sports Illustrated | S.L. Price: Sports Illustrated details Yankees GM Brian Cashman's rise to the position from an internship back in 1986 and how his position has evolved over time. His long tenure as GM and complex relationships with so many different people have certainly provided him the wiggle room to speak his mind.

SB Nation | Alysha Tsuji: A funny story from President Obama about how Derek Jeter tricked him to win a golf tournament from him.

SI Extra Mustard | Kenny Ducey: After the Yankees walked off the Red Sox in dramatic fashion in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS, Kevin Millar says that owner George Steinbrenner jubilantly gave the Red Sox team bus the double middle-finger. Yeah, that sounds like the Boss all right.

Baseball America | Josh Norris: Advanced Rookie ball shortstop Hoy Jun Park was one of the numerous international teenagers signed by the Yankees last July, and as the oldest of the bunch at 19, he's already making quite the impression. The South Korean native has been excellent in his first extended stateside appearance, and could be another long-term solution at shortstop a little while down the road.

Yankees on Demand: Aaron Judge's teammates and coaches talk about what makes him so special and the Yankees' top prospect--definitely a must-see six-minute feature. | Danny Wild: Pulaski's' Carlos Vidal, Nestor Cortes, and Gosuke Katoh were all named to the Appalachian League All-Star team, with former Trenton Thunder skipper Tony Franklin taking home Manager of the Year honors for his impressive first year in Pulaski.