Could you imagine 30 year-old Babe Ruth hitting the free agent market in 2022? Would the "Sultan of Swat" been the first $500 million player? Would Brian Cashman be forced to break the bank for a player that most would consider the most popular baseball player over the last century? How does current New York Yankee, Aaron Judge compare to "The Bambino"?
Roger Maris broke the legendary Babe Ruth's immortal home run record of 61 home runs, 61 year ago in 1961. I think you get the point. The stars have aligned and another New York Yankee has joined Maris in passing the Babe's best single season mark.
Aaron Judge is on the verge of making history. New York Yankees fans have been enjoying most every minute of his incredible run. Yes Network, the television home of the Bronx Bombers, is enjoying their best Yankees viewership in 11 years. Now, it helps when your team wins almost every game for the first 3 months of the season but having your star outfielder chase legends like Babe Ruth and Roger Maris doesn't hurt either.
Since the turn of the century, there have been some constants in New York sports. The Yankees are most likely to be pretty good and make the playoffs. The Giants will win a Super Bowl every decade or so. The Mets are bad, ok, good and then will collapse and now seem really good. The Jets are terrible and yes, they won on Sunday but have a long way to go before that classification is lifted. I will provide Robert Saleh a receipt for that statement for his files.
What would you be willing to pay for sports memorabilia? Some items may be sold for as high as one million dollars according to Josh Evans of Lelands who joined Levack and Goz earlier this week. Evans' company Lelands sports, will be auctioning two pieces of baseball memorabilia involving legendary player Babe Ruth...
The Yankees and the Cubs will do battle at Yankee Stadium for a two-game series beginning tonight at 7:05.
It just seems appropriate, that on Jackie Robinson Day, a day to honor one of the great pioneers of the sport, that we get a classic matchup between two of the oldest and most storied franchises in baseball...
The captain has returned, which is good for the Yanks. But for baseball, it is even better. Ratings are down, as is attendance, and the Yanks didn't have a face for the lovers and haters of the team to relate to or for those same people to go to the ballpark and see. Now they do.
The Yankees are the model franchise in Major League Baseball. They've won 27 World Series titles, they got the Pinstripes and the tradition.
There have been many great players in Yankee history. So who is the best?