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Yankees Slugger Alex Rodriguez Homers to Join 3,000 Hit Club

Friday, June 19, 2015

Rodriguez sends first pitch of first at-bat Friday night over the right-field wall to become the 29th player to reach the milestone.

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WNYC News

WNYC's Resident Yankees Expert on the Ethics of Cheering A-Rod's Comeback

Friday, June 19, 2015

With Alex Rodriguez reaching yet another milestone, lifelong Yankees fan Brian Lehrer offers up his take on the team's tainted slugger.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Jorge Posada, Behind the Mask

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Legendary New York Yankee catcher Jorge Posada talks about his personal journey, his career, his past, and the father-son bond that fueled his love of the game. 

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WNYC News

Little Fanfare as A-Rod Stares Down Mays' Home Run Record

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The 39-year-old Yankee is sitting on 659 career home runs — just one away from tying the legendary Willie Mays for fourth place on baseball's all-time home run list.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Inside Yankees Baseball

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Former Yanks pitcher & broadcaster Jim Kaat shares stories from the Yankees' inner sanctum, from negotiations with George Steinbrenner to impromptu batting practice with the NYPD. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

OneNYC; the Quest for Cool & Jim Kaat

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The city's new environmental plan; changes to the way summons are issued in the city; strangers policing parents; the quest for cool and former Yankees pitcher and broadcaster Jim Kaat.

The Takeaway

Ballpark Figures: The Life of a Ballpark Vendor

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Next up in Ballpark Figures: Ted Berg, a former stands vendor at Shea Stadium, tells us what he did when a Yankee fan spit chewed hot dog at him.

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WNYC News

In Pictures: Opening Day at Yankee Stadium

Monday, April 06, 2015

It's the beginning of spring in the Bronx.

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WNYC News

Yankees and Mets Set to Take the Field for Opening Day

Thursday, April 02, 2015

After several seasons marked by mediocrity, do New York baseball fans have anything to be excited about this year?

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WNYC News

A Motivational Speaker's Advice for A-Rod and the Yankees

Thursday, February 26, 2015

After serving a season-long suspension, Alex Rodriguez (and the accompanying drama) has returned to the New York Yankees locker room. 

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WNYC News

Jeter Wins it For Yankees in Home Farewell

Friday, September 26, 2014

Jeter capped his Yankee Stadium farewell with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tributes: Don Zimmer

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Don Zimmer was a big man, physically, but he had a huge presence in the world of baseball for over 60 years, as a player, manager, coach, and adviser.  He was married on a baseball diamond in 1951, and, some would say, he never left the field – between playing infield with the Brooklyn Dodgers, and the Mets (where he was an original member), and then as Yankee manager Joe Torre’s right-hand man and bench coach on four World Series championship teams.  He died recently at the age of 83.  And you can hear his conversation with Leonard Lopate from April 2001. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Willie Randolph, Yankees Player and Coach

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Legendary Yankee talks about his ups and downs on the field and in the dugout, as well as his time as manager of the Mets.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Willie Randolph

Friday, May 16, 2014

Former Yankees second baseman and former Mets manager Willie Randolph was on the Leonard Lopate Show, talking about his life in baseball. He also told us about his love of fishing. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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WNYC News

A Baseball Pitcher Explains When It's OK to Cheat

Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has been suspended ten games after getting caught using pine tar during Wednesday's game against the Red Sox. But a former MLB pitcher says the fact that Pineda cheated isn't his biggest crime. It's that he was so sloppy about it.

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The Takeaway

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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