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The Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry Built the First Subway

Thursday, April 10, 2014

What the fans may not realize is that one of the greatest New York–Boston rivalries didn’t happen on a baseball diamond, it happened underground, spurring the very thing that may be bringing fans to a game: The subway.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Goodbye Derek Jeter

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Yankee legend Derek Jeter announced yesterday that this will be his last season. George Vecsey of The New York Times discusses his career and what's to come for the post-Jeter Yankees. We take your calls and tributes to the shortstop and captain. Call 212-433-9692 or post your comment below.

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Around Broadway

Bombers on Broadway

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A lineup of famous Yankees from several eras past and present are on the same stage in Bronx Bombers, a new play now running at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

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WNYC News

A-Rod: Banned For 2014, Taker of "Gummy" Roids?

Monday, January 13, 2014

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has sued Major League Baseball and its players' union on Monday, seeking to overturn an arbitrator's ruling that the Yankees slugger should be suspended for an entire season for using performance enhancing drugs. The suspension bars Rodriguez for 162 games including potential playoff appearances.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

More Tax Breaks for the Yankees?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Yankees and the British soccer team Manchester City are in talks with the city to bring a 28,000-seat soccer stadium to the Bronx in exchange for tax breaks. WNYC reporter, Jim O'Grady, explains what kind of deal the Yankees and Manchester City are hoping to get, and why it includes a bailout for a bankrupt parking garage. 

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Transportation Nation

Yankees Want Tax Perks to Put Soccer Stadium Where Parking Garages Failed

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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The city is working on a deal to use tax-exempt bonds and other subsidies to build a soccer stadium. The agreement would bail out the bankrupt company that owns 11 parking garages and lots serving Yankee Stadium - garages originally built with hundreds of millions of dollars in government subsidies.

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WNYC News

City Council Names Streets After 'The Hammer of God' & Bullied Soldier

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A block of River Avenue in the Bronx is about to become "Rivera Avenue." 

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WNYC News

Hand Wringing in Yankee-Land as Ellsbury Heads to New York

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

The Yankees are reported to have made a major move Tuesday by acquiring star Red Sox center-fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, signing him to a seven-year deal worth $153 million.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A-Rod Storms Out

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Yesterday, Alex Rodriguez stormed out of his arbitration hearing after being informed that Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig would not be testifying in the case over his use of performance enhancing drugs. Later, a lawyer for Rodriguez told WFAN's Mike Francesa that "there is no legal forum in the United States where a man doesn't get to face his accusers." NPR's Mike Pesca discusses whether A-Rod has a point, and whether Selig should have to state baseball's case in person.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Exit Sandman

Friday, September 27, 2013

Mariano Rivera pitched his last game as a Yankee last night, walking off the mound with tears in his eyes. We take your tributes to Mo. Call 212-433-9692 or post here.

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WNYC News

A-Rod's Background Points to Troubled Path

Monday, August 05, 2013

Judgment Day for Alex Rodriguez has arrived. Major League Baseball hit the Yankees slugger with a 211-game suspension that will keep him out the rest of this season and through 2014.  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A-Rod, Suspended?

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Gabe Feldman, associate professor of law and director of the Sports Law Program at Tulane University, discusses reports that Alex Rodriguez could face suspension for his alleged involvement with the performance-enhancing drug supplier Biogenesis International, and whether or not he'll fight it if suspended.

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WNYC News

Foul Ball: Crowds Shrink for Yanks, Mets

Friday, July 19, 2013

Fewer fans this year are saying, ‘Take me out to the ballgame.’

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WNYC News

The Yankees and A-Rod's Contract

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Alex Rodriguez is on the bench recovering from an injury. But the Yankees third baseman’s time off the field could be extended.

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WNYC News

Mets, Yankees Begin 2013 Season With a Win and a Loss

Monday, April 01, 2013

The Mets won their first game of the season against the San Diego Padres 11 to 2, and the Yankees lost to their long-standing rivals, the Boston Red Sox, 8 to 2.

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WNYC News

Red Sox Fans in NY Area Get Ready for Another Year in the Evil Empire

Monday, April 01, 2013

Marco Indri, 28, is born-and-bred New Jersey. He grew up just across the Hudson River in West New York, where his family still lives. The tattoos that cover his arms may be the first thing you notice. But it's not what really sets him apart from his fellow New Jerseyans.

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WNYC News

Compare New York's Baseball Attendance Throughout Time

Monday, April 01, 2013

On Opening Day, we look back at the last 130 years of New York baseball fandom, from the Brooklyn Bridegrooms to John McGraw to the House that Ruth Built to the Amazin' Mets and beyond.

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WNYC News

Yanks vs. Sox, Is the Rivalry Fizzling?

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The signing of former Boston Red Sox Kevin Youkilis to the Yankees may seem just like the latest chapter in the never-ending rivalry between the two teams. But with Curse of the Bambino exorcised by the Red Sox’s World Series win in 2004, and the Sox and Yanks' dominance over their American League Eastern division waning, is the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry still red hot or just lukewarm and cooling?

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WNYC News

How the Yankees Got Swept Out of the Post-Season

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Yankees were swept out of the playoffs for the first time in 32 years. The team that's usually at the top in terms of wins and salary was swept by the Detroit Tigers Thursday night in an 8-1 loss in the AL championship series.

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WNYC News

Tigers Rout Yankees 8-1 for ALCS Sweep

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Max Scherzer capped a stupendous stretch for Detroit's starting rotation, and the Tigers advanced to the World Series for the second time in seven years by beating the New York Yankees 8-1 Thursday for a four-game sweep of the AL championship series.

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