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.
Picking greatest Yankees in any category is like splitting hairs or flipping a coin or picking the most ripe apple in the bunch during the months of September and October in the Northeast. How about the most beloved Yankee of all-time? Just as tough as the next question when regarding the pinstripes, but I have narrowed it (I think) down to a Top 5. Enjoy.
This Sunday night, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees will try to set a NFL record for most consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass, which he is currently tied for with Colts legend Johnny Unitas. That got us thinking about the best "old-school" records in sports, and we came up with this: which streak is/was more impressive, Johnny Unitas' 47 straight games with a touc
Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak? Cal Ripken's 2,632 consecutive games played? Wilt's 100 points scored in a game?
Impressive records, yes - but those don't come close to the one record in sports that will never be broken.
On Monday night, Los Angeles outfielder Andre Ethier extended his hitting streak to 28 games. He's halfway to Joe DiMaggio's record of 56 straight.
So it got me thinking - which record is more difficult, a 56-game hitting streak or batting .400 for an entire season?
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?