Every week on the Aflac New York Yankees Show, we will be spotlighting current or former Yankee players and coaches with a series of awards. From defensive gems and milestones to walk-off home runs and clutch saves, if a Yankee does something important, you’ll hear about it on our show.
AFLAC Amazing Athlete: In its last home game of the season, the Yankees beat the Arizona Diamondbacks by a score of 6-4, Oswaldo Peralza keyed the effort, earning a home run and getting a pair of RBIs.
Atlas Fence All-Star: Do-everything D.J. LeMahieu helped the Yankees clinch yet another winning season when it beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2, earning a triple, stealing a base, walking and scoring a run, too.
Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Archive: It was 25 years ago this month when the Yankees, after setting a then-American League record for wins, had to rally from a 2-1 deficit in the ALCS with three consecutive victories to put away defending champion Cleveland.
Empower/Byrne Dairy/Mooney Marketing Community Corner: As if Aaron Judge does not have enough accolades, he was named the Yankees’ nominee for Major League Baseball’s annual Roberto Clemente Award given to a player for his work in the community and for charities.
Nye Automotive Big Bat: Austin Wells gave the Yankees home runs in consecutive games including its series opener in Toronto when it defeated the Blue Jays 2-0.
Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Star: The Yankees had no bigger star this season than Gerrit Cole, who in his last start of the season against the Toronto Blue Jays pitched a complete game and only allowed two hits in a 6-0 shutout.
Wilkins RV Rewind: What the Yankees did manage to salvage at the end of the 2023 regular season was an 82-80 record, maintaining a streak where it has now enjoyed 31 consecutive winning seasons dating back to 1993.
U.S. Army Rising Star: Gleyber Torres’ pair of hits and pair of RBIs helped the Yankees defeat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 and clinched the team’s 31st consecutive winning season, too.
Zero Draft Defender: When the Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0 at Rogers Centre, it got six shutout innings from Michael King where he only allowed a single hit and struck out five against an eventual AL Wild Card team.