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: At the outset of the Yankees’ sweep of Cincinatti, Kyle Higahioska’s two-run double in the top of the ninth inning sealed a 6-2 victory.

Ethan Allen Mark of Excellence: Again, it goes to Gerrit Cole, but for good reason. When he pitched against Baltimore last week, Cole recorded his 2,000th career strikeout.

Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Archive:  On Memorial Day weekend, remember how many Yankees, including greats like Yogi Berra and Joe DiMaggio, served in the armed forces for the country.

Empower/Byrne Dairy/Mooney Marketing Community Corner: Each of the Yankees’ games against the San Diego Padres on Memorial Day weekend features special patriotic-themed cap giveaways.

Nye Automotive Big Bat: Anthony Rizzo sealed the Yankees’ 7-4, 10-inning win in Cincinnati last weekend with a two-run home run in the top of the 10th after Aaron Judge put the Bombers in front.

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Star: Luis Severino returned to the big club to close out the series in Cincinnati and, with 4 2/3 strong innings, helped the Yankees complete its sweep of the Reds.

Wilkins RV Rewind: A weekend sweep in Cincinnati was offset a bit by the Yankees dropping two of three games to the Baltimore Orioles, who still sit in second place in the AL East. 

U.S. Army Rising Star: A deep fly ball by Anthony Volpe in the bottom of the 10th inning was his first walk-off and helped the Yankees get a 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

Zero Draft Defender: Game after game, D.J. LeMahieu continues to do great infield work and makes a case for a Gold Glove in the first two months of the regular season.