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CC vs. Verlander…A True Pitchers Duel

Today is sure to be a great matchup as the Yankees face up against the fiercesome Tigers and their ace…

 

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Justin Verlander.

Of course I dropped Verlander in my fantasy league when he was doing terrible in the beginning of the season but since then he has been lights out.

Lights Out! It's Turtle Time!

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Now for the Yankees today it’s not turtle time but CC time as the big man takes the hill today.

CC Sabathia

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CC hasn’t been pitching great at home lately but today I think he is gonna turn it around and shut the Tigers down. Complete game anyone? (I’m hoping this will end up like Julia and Cheeky’s predictions so let’s see!)

Gametime

So it looks like the duel is raging on as Verlander and CC are both pitching great games. Did anyone see that bat of Teixeira’s flying into the stands during the 6th inning? He just let it loose and it flew. I’m glad a kid got it though. CC has another 1-2-3 inning in the 7th and is pitching great.

Yes!!!! A-Rod hit an A-Bomb and the Yankees are up 1-0!

Alex Rodriguez

  (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=stark_jayson&id=2947658)

It looks like Verlander is in some trouble now. Runners on 2nd and 3rd and…. 

The Melk-Man delivers!!!

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He beats out an infield single! Scoring is Swisher! 2-0 Yankees! Yeah! 

Top of the 8th Aceves comes in ( I guess I don’t have the luck like Cheeky or Julia but maybe next time 🙂 and he gives up a homer to Marcus Thames (hey, didn’t he used to play on the Yankees once) but preserves the lead as it is still 2-1.

The Yankees still are up 2-1 and they only need to close it out to win game 2 of the series. So who do they bring in…

 

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Oh yeah….

The rest, well you know the deal. Let’s just say he:

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The Yankees win! Ahhahhhahh! The Yankees win!!!

Side notes:

 Today is the 10 year anniversary of David Cone’s perfecto.

Jeter did the awesome Jeter play in the 9th inning to help Mo out:

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Don’t mess with the Captain.

 

6 Turned Lucky: The Impossible is Possible

When you think of the number six, what do you think about? You probably will think about death, unluckiness, or the devil right? Well, right now when I think of the number six I think of the latest leaders, happiness, and the Yankees sixth captain, the late, beloved, Thurman Munson. Since I placed six in the latest leaders I would like to dedicated my ranking to the great Thurman Munson.

Thurman Munson was born on June 7th, 1947 in Akron, Ohio to Darryl Munson and Ruth Smylie. He was a standout in baseball as well as basketball and football. After he graduated from Lehman High School in Canton, he opted to attend Kent State University where he was a teammate of pitcher and broadcaster Steve Stone.

                            

Steve Stone by DPM2.

                           

 

 In 1970, Mr.Munson was named the AL Rookie of the Year after hitting .302 with 7 homeruns and 53 R.B.I.’s. Six years later Thurman won the A.L. MVP award, fitting .302 with 17 homeruns and 105 RBI’s. That year Munson also swiped 14 bases and to this day, is the only Yankee ever to win the AL MVP and the AL Rookie of the Year.

Rookie of the Year Award by Maltphoto.

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Thurman Munson won 3 straight gold gloves from 1973 to 1975 and helped lead the Yankees to 3 consecutive World Series starting in 1976. He ended up being a 7 time All- Star over his 10 year career and he hit 113 homeruns, drove in 701 runners, and hit to the clip of a .292 batting average. He became the first captain since Lou Gehrig during his career, and he was the 6th Yankee captain ever.

   

 

Thurman Munson “retired” in 1979, when his plane crashed during practice takeoffs and he died of asphyxlation rather than injuries sustained by impacts or burns. Immediately after Munson’s death, George Steinbrenner announced that Munson’s number was being retired and on September 20th of 1980 a plaque in Monument Park was dedicated to him.

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Long live our Captain!

The Manoman