Johnny Damon

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Yankees' Bank Finally Defeats the System

We're all tired of talking about NY payroll, but it stifles baseball hope

(Newser) - Yes, writing about the New York Yankees’ ginormous payroll is “like writing about the heat in Phoenix. We all know it’s there, and we don’t really want to talk about it anymore,” Joe Ponanski says in what he admits is a “screed.” And though... More »

A-Rod's Clutch Double Sparks 7-4 Game 4 Win

Damon's heads-up play drives Phillies to brink of elimination

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez hit a go-ahead, two-out double in the ninth inning off Brad Lidge and the Yankees beat the Phillies, 7-4, tonight in Philadelphia to claim a 3-1 lead in the World Series. Joba Chamberlain opened the door for the Phillies, yielding a homer to Pedro Feliz with two out... More »

Stanford Ponzi Scheme Case Entangles Baseball Stars

(Newser) - The receiver in the R. Allen Stanford case wants seven current and former baseball stars to turn over millions they once invested in Stanford’s alleged Ponzi scheme, intending to divvy up the money among Stanford’s other victims, the Washington Times reports. He’s asking for a combined $9.... More »

Yankees' New Stadium Takes a Bow

(Newser) - Players and fans checked out the new Yankee Stadium for the first time today, and they liked what they saw. "Wow! I'm in love," one fan who said he opposed the new ballpark told the New York Post. "They did a fantastic job." The $1.... More »

Yanks' Damon Stung by Stanford Scandal

(Newser) - Two New York Yankees—Johnny Damon and Xavier Nady— have had their finances frozen by the SEC in connection with the Stanford fraud scandal, Fox Sports reports. Both players kept their money in Stanford banks, and the SEC says they should have access to it in a few days. But... More »

Yanks Avoid Series Sweep; Beat Indians 6-3

(Newser) - Jason Giambi and the sluggish New York Yankees suddenly turned sluggerish. The Yankees played home run derby last night, with Giambi, Johnny Damon, Robinson Cano and Wilson Betemit connecting in a 6-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Mike Mussina (5-3) pitched five innings for his fourth straight win and earned... More »

Mussina Leads Yankees Past Mariners

Damon homers and doubles twice as New York wins second straight

(Newser) - Johnny Damon homered and doubled twice to help Mike Mussina win his third straight start in the New York Yankees' 6-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners today. One day after co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner said he was "disappointed with the way the season has gone," the Yankees (16-16) rapped... More »

Martinez's RBI Single in 9th Lifts Indians

Cleveland wins fifth straight as Yankees falls for 3rd in a row

(Newser) - Victor Martinez's bases-loaded single scored Grady Sizemore from third with one out in the ninth inning and the Cleveland Indians won their season-high fifth straight, 4-3 over the New York Yankees. Martinez slapped a pitch from Ross Ohlendorf (0-1) into left to bring in Sizemore, who moments earlier came up... More »

Yanks Beat White Sox, 6-4

Mike Mussina solid for New York

(Newser) - Mike Mussina pitched seven strong innings and moved ahead of Bob Gibson on the career wins list, as the New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 6-4 last night. Jorge Posada had four hits, including a career-high three doubles, and drove in two runs. Bobby Abreu hit a go-ahead... More »

A-Rod Injured, But Pettitte Shines as Yanks Rout Orioles 7-1

NY ends three-game losing streak

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez hit an RBI double and scored before leaving with a leg injury, and the New York Yankees ended a three-game losing streak by beating the Baltimore Orioles 7-1 on a rainy Sunday. Andy Pettitte pitched seven scoreless innings, Johnny Damon homered and Derek Jeter had a three-run double... More »

Cano, A-Rod Help Yankees Hold Back Rays

Bombers get season highs in runs and hits

(Newser) - Robinson Cano's pinch-hit homer snapped an eighth-inning tie, and Alex Rodriguez hit No. 521 to match Hall of Famers Ted Williams and Willie McCovey on the career list during the New York Yankees' 8-7 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday. Johnny Damon and Morgan Ensberg also homered for... More »

Baseball's Hair-Brained History

From Clarkson to Gamble to Damon, pastime full of follicle fables

(Newser) - While football is considering limits on hair length, baseball's hirsute history has been as wild as Oscar Gamble’s afro, Paul Lukas writes on From its earliest days, the national pastime's hairstyles—on head and face alike—have mirrored attitudes in the country at large, and Lukas maps... More »

Big Hurt's Walk-Off Hurts Yanks Big

New York's 7-game streak halted 2-1 on eve of Sox showdown

(Newser) - A pitchers' duel between A.J. Burnett and rookie Ian Kennedy set the stage for Frank "Big Hurt" Thomas' walk-off single in the ninth inning, snapping a seven-game Yankee romp. Thomas had both of Toronto's RBIs. Burnett threw eight stellar frames, the only blemish a solo shot to Johnny... More »

Yanks Topple Boston 5-3

Pettitte and the Bombers best Matsuzaka and the Sox in first of three

(Newser) - The Yankees downed Boston 5-3 last night in the first of a crucial three-game series. Andy Pettitte was masterful for New York, surrendering six hits in seven innings, while the Bombers hammered Boston hurler Daisuke Matsuzaka. Johnny Damon's tie-breaking homer in the seventh handed closer Mariano Rivera a two-run lead,... More »

Yanks Down Orioles, 10-6

Johnny Damon saves New York from a three-game slide.

(Newser) - The Yankees snapped a three-game losing streak with a 10-6 outing against Baltimore yesterday. A struggling Johnny Damon came up big for New York, posting three hits, four runs, and one spectacular catch in left field that stymied a fourth-inning Orioles rally. Alex Rodriguez came up empty in his bid... More »

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