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Player Reassured by Family of Girl Hit by Foul Ball

'He said she’s doing well'

(Newser) - Todd Frazier says he's found some relief after speaking to the family of the girl hospitalized after being hit in the face by a 105mph foul ball during a baseball game Wednesday, the New York Times reports. The New York Yankees player says he spoke to the girl's... More »

Young Girl Hit by 105mph Ball at Yankees Game

Players were in tears as she was taken away

(Newser) - Players and fans were shaken Wednesday after a foul ball hit a young girl in the face during a game at Yankee Stadium. (This video captures their reactions.) The game between the New York Yankees and the Minnesota Twins was delayed for several minutes while the girl, who was... More »

MLB Pitcher's Tragic Struggle to Fit In, Succeed, Find Peace

The sad, conflicted life of Hideki Irabu, who killed himself in 2011

(Newser) - He was known as the "Japanese Nolan Ryan" for how fast he could hurl a ball. But more unflattering descriptions eventually found their way to MLB's Hideki Irabu, leading to a downward spiral that culminated in his 2011 suicide . In his look at Irabu for Sports Illustrated , Ben... More »

Court: Sorry, Can't Blame Conviction on Yankees Cap

Man's appeal rejected

(Newser) - David Alcantara was wearing a Yankees baseball cap when he committed bank fraud and conspiracy to counterfeit currency, but his attempt to blame his conviction on the cap has failed. Alcantara committed his crimes in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut , and there's a legendary rivalry between New York Yankees... More »

Yankee Fan Drops Bomb on GF—and Engagement Ring

But did Andrew Fox make the save?

(Newser) - If Red Sox fans didn't have enough to taunt Yankees fans about, Tuesday's game between the two rivals offered more ammunition. A Pennsylvania man decked out in pinstripes decided to propose to his girlfriend at Yankee Stadium, and he had his stunt all worked out, down to getting... More »

Litigious Yankees Fan Won't Get $10M for Napping at Game

He says ESPN defamed him by showing him dozing

(Newser) - A 27-year-old New York Yankees fan who sued after ESPN cameras caught him napping during a game in April 2014 had his $10 million defamation lawsuit thrown out by a judge last month, the Smoking Gun reports. Not even a second-row seat and a matchup with the hated Boston Red... More »

Baseball Fan Killed in Fall From Upper Deck

Older man was in Atlanta watching Braves play Yankees

(Newser) - Tragedy in Atlanta tonight as a baseball fan fell from the upper deck during the Braves-Yankees game and was killed, reports 11 Alive . The man, believed to be in his 60s, fell from the 400 level about 40 feet and landed on concrete on the stadium's first level, reports... More »

A-Rod Ties Willie Mays, and Yanks Won't Pay Up

Team balks at $6M bonus

(Newser) - It should have been confetti time: Alex Rodriguez hit home run No. 660 last night to tie Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time list. The Yankees, however, are balking at paying a $6 million bonus for the milestone that was negotiated in the more innocent A-Rod days of... More »

Jeter's Last At-Bat at Yankee Stadium Is One for the Ages

He has game-winning hit in bottom of 9th

(Newser) - Sports writers are waxing poetic today in describing Derek Jeter's final game in Yankee Stadium last night. Why? He drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth with a base hit, to the delirium of Yankees fans; the team beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5. Jeter's... More »

Yankee Pitcher Ejected for Pine Tar... on His Neck

Michael Pineda: 'I didn't want to hit anybody'

(Newser) - Earlier this month, Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda threw against the Red Sox with pine tar on his hand. The stuff is illegal, but when it's subtly used, players don't usually make a fuss about it, Deadspin notes. Last night, however, things weren't so subtle: Pineda had pine... More »

Derek Jeter: I'm Done After This Season

Yankees star says he's retiring after 2014

(Newser) - Derek Jeter announced on Facebook today that he's going to play one more season and call it quits. "And the thing is, I could not be more sure," he writes. "I know it in my heart. The 2014 season will be my last year playing professional... More »

Jeter, Pettitte Help Yankees Send Off a Legend

Mariano Rivera pitches last home game

(Newser) - Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has pitched his last home game, and it was a tearjerker. Over 19 seasons, BleacherReport notes, he's become "one of the best Yankees in franchise history," with a record 652 saves, five World Series rings, a World Series MVP award, and 13 All-Star... More »

A-Rod Won't Play Until 2015: Sources

Suspension to be announced tomorrow, after negotiations broke down, insiders say

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez will likely receive his punishment tomorrow: a suspension through the 2014 season, sources tell USA Today and ESPN . MLB and A-Rod's lawyers were said to he hammering out a settlement , but sources tell ESPN that talks broke down yesterday when commissioner Bud Selig refused to negotiate with... More »

Source: A-Rod Could Be Looking at Lifetime Ban

Yankee seeking deal with MLB: report

(Newser) - After Ryan Braun received a suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis clinic PED scandal , things are looking bleak for Yankee Alex Rodriguez. A-Rod's punishment could be far worse than Braun's, according to CBS New York : A baseball insider says he may face a lifetime ban. Indeed, sources... More »

Yankees GM to A-Rod: Shut the F--k Up

Cashman denies Rodriguez cleared to play

(Newser) - New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman seems less than thrilled about Alex Rodriguez's tweet announcing that he has been cleared to play in rehab games as he recovers from a long-term hip injury. "You know what, when the Yankees want to announce something, [we will]," Cashman... More »

Yankees Venture Into ... Soccer?

Team will be co-owners of an MLS squad in New York City

(Newser) - The Yankees are extending their reach into the world of soccer. The team will be co-owners of an MLS squad called the New York City Football Club expected to play its first game in 2015, reports the Guardian . The Yanks will own about a quarter of the club, with the... More »

Yankees Honor Boston With Fenway Anthem

MLB teams pay tribute with 'Sweet Caroline'

(Newser) - The New York Yankees paid a touching tribute to the home of their arch-rivals last night by playing unofficial Red Sox anthem "Sweet Caroline" at Yankee Stadium at the end of the third inning against Arizona. There was also a pregame moment of silence for Boston bombing victims and... More »

Jay-Z Has a Surprising New Job

Starts sports agency, signs Robinson Cano

(Newser) - Jay-Z is now a rapper and a sports agent, ESPN reports. Roc Nation, the entertainment company Jay-Z founded, announced today that it is partnering with Creative Artists Agency to create Roc Nation Sports. Its first client: Robinson Cano, the New York Yankees second baseman who is in the final season... More »

Best Ever? Mariano Rivera Retiring After This Year

Yankees great set the standard for relief pitchers

(Newser) - Mariano Rivera announced today what baseball fans, and especially Yankees fans, could see coming: The 43-year-old is retiring after this season. "There goes the greatest relief pitcher that ever lived," writes Gabe Lacques at USA Today . The numbers make it hard to disagree: Rivera is the game's... More »

DiMaggio Ring, Possibly Stolen, Heads to Auction

Yankee may not have owned 1951 World Series token

(Newser) - A 1951 World Series ring headed to auction has Joe DiMaggio's name etched inside—but it comes with a healthy supply of contention. First off, the ring may never have belonged to the baseball great; the auctioneer says DiMaggio rejected the ring's initial design. And if he did... More »

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