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We Still Don't Know Everything Lou Gehrig Said in His Famous Speech

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

WNYC

Yankee slugger Lou Gehrig said he was the luckiest man alive despite being diagnosed with a fatal illness. But little of his farewell speech beyond that has survived 75 years later.

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Soundcheck

The (Crappy) Week In Review

Friday, October 07, 2011

Neither of this week's big stories was a happy one.

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A musical playoff

Monday, October 03, 2011

John Schaefer says Detroit is capable of springing an upset.  But where?

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The Takeaway

What Do The Yankees Do With Jeter?

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Tonight Derek Jeter will lead the New York Yankees into the battle for the World Series as they vie against the Minnesota Twins in the first game of the ALDS. While Jeter may be team captain, he's had one of his worst seasons in pinstripes. He's as much a staple in Yankees lore as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, and Mickey Mantle. But with his contract up, and his numbers in decline, what do the Yankees do with the 36-year-old?

We discuss Jeter's future with The Takeaway's sports contributor, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin.

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WNYC News

A-Rod Joins 600-Homer Club

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The milestone is no longer a millstone for Yankee Alex Rodriguez, who hit his 600th home run Wednesday against the Blue Jays in the Bronx.

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The Takeaway

George Steinbrenner and the Man Who Banned Him For Life

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

George Steinbrenner reigned as the owner of the New York Yankees for 38 years. In that time his team won seven World Series Championships, 11 American League pennants, 16 AL-East titles. But Steinbrenner was also suspended from baseball twice, one time for life. In 1990, "The Boss" was banned for life for paying a small-time gambler who was  paid $40,000 to dig up some dirt on hall-of-famer, Dave Winfield. Steinbrenner was reinstated in 1993, and went to win five more championships.

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The Takeaway

Without Steinbrenner, What's Next for the Yankees?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New York Yankees owner, George Steinbrenner, passed away yesterday morning at the age of 80. He helmed the Yankee ship for 37-plus years, winning seven World Series Championships. Steinbrenner spent a lot of money on the team in order to win and changed the relationship between teams and their owners. The Takeaway's sports contributor, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin examines Steinbrenner's legacy.

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WNYC News

George Steinbrenner, 'The Boss,' Dies

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

George M. Steinbrenner III, the bombastic Yankees owner who became known as "The Boss" for his iron-fisted management style, died Tuesday morning in Tampa, Fla. after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 80.

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