I love the Yankees Jul 12, 2006 22:02:42 GMT -5
Post by nyjyrk on Jul 12, 2006 22:02:42 GMT -5
"Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got.
Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth.
I have been in ballparks for seventeen years and have never received anything but kindness
and encouragement from you fans.
"Look at these grand men. Which of you wouldn’t consider it the highlight of his career just to
associate with them for even one day?
Sure, I’m lucky.
Who wouldn’t consider it an honor to have known Jacob Ruppert? Also, the builder of baseball’s
greatest empire, Ed Barrow?
To have spent six years with that wonderful little fellow, Miller Huggins? Then to have spent the
next nine years with that outstanding leader, that smart student of psychology, the best manager in
baseball today, Joe McCarthy?
Sure, I’m lucky.
"When the New York Giants, a team you would give your right arm to beat, and vice versa, sends
you a gift - that’s something. When everybody down to the groundskeepers and those boys in
white coats remember you with trophies - that’s something. When you have a wonderful
mother-in-law who takes sides with you in squabbles with her own daughter - that’s something.
When you have a father and a mother who work all their lives so you can have an education and
build your body - it’s a blessing. When you have a wife who has been a tower of strength and
shown more courage than you dreamed existed - that’s the finest I know.
"So I close in saying that I may have had a tough break, but I have an awful lot to live for."
1927 "Murderer's Row"
Where Have You gone, Joe Dimaggio?
Our nation turns it's lonly eyes to you.
What's that you say, Mrs. Robinson?
Joltin' Joe has left and gone away.
1948: The Babe Says Goodbye to
the fans of Yankee Stadium
"The M & M Boys" Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris
Reggie Jackson 3HRs '77 WS, Chris Chambliss series winner '76 ALCS, Buckey Dent game winner '78 1 game playoff, Jim Leyrits '96 WS
Scott Brosius '98 WS MVP, Aaron Boone series winner '03 ALCS, Derek Jeter "The Play" '01 ALDS, John Wetteland '96 WS MVP
Bill Dickey - Tony Lazzeri
Lefty GomezAllie Reynolds
Don Larson's Perfect Game. 1956 WS
Miller Huggins MGR 1918-1929
Joe McCarthy MGR 1931-1946
"The Old Professor" Casey Stengel MGR 1949-1960
Billy Martin MGR 1975-1978, 1979, 1983, 1985, 1988
Joe Torre MGR 1996-Present
Catfish, Gator, and Goose
Greg Nettles - Wille Randolph
Dave WinfieldMickey Rivers
Yogi With Mickey
The Iron Horse
Frank "Home Run" Baker
Wally Pipp, Earl Combs, and Bob Muesel
"Moose" Skowron - Roy White
"Scooter" Phil Rizzuto
"Mr. October" Reggie Jackson
Bobby Richardson - Tony Kubek
Bob CervRalph TerryBob Turley