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: Clarke Schmidt put the dominant cap on the Yankees’ run of 26 consecutive scoreless innings at Minnesota, winning the 4-0 series finale over the Twins through an eight-inning, eight-strikeout gem where he gave up just three hits.

Atlas Fence All-Star: One sweep followed another, and in the Yankees’ 4-2 win over the Chicago White Sox in the series opener the shutout streak ended at 28 innings, but Nestor Cortess still struck out six during a a solid five-inning starting stint.

CNY Sealing and Paving Defender: You want good defense? Try having a group of gloves that makes sure the Yankees put together 26 scoreless innings that make up a majority of its sweep of the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis.

Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Archive:  Seattle’s visit to Yankee Stadium reminds us that the last time the Yankees won back-to-back American League titles, it came in 2000 and 2001 at the Mariners’ expense, the latter of them a five-game win over a side that won 116 games in the regular season.

Byrne Dairy/Mooney Marketing Community Corner: About to head to California, it should be noted that the Yankees have important historic ties to the Golden State, especially Joe DiMaggio, born and raised in San Francisco before he went to the Bronx in 1936.

Nye Automotive Big Bat: Sometimes it’s just plain obvious. Aaron Judge personally delivered a 4-0 Yankees win over the Minnesota Twins in the middle of a series sweep with a 467-foot home run and three doubles to continue a recent tear.

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Star: Jose Trevino stepped up in a big way for the Yankees when it beat Tampa Bay 10-6 to close out its series win over the Rays, twice connecting for home runs and finishing the day with three RBIs.

Wilkins RV Rewind: Simply put, the Yankees have hit quite a groove. New York followed up a series win in Tampa Bay by going to Minnesota and sweeping the previously hot Twins and then coming home and doing the same to the Chicago White Sox.

U.S. Army Rising Star: What got the Yankees’ win streak started in Tampa Bay was a 10-6 victory in the series finale that included Jahmai Jones hitting his first major-league home run on Mother’s Day and calling Mom afterward to tell her about it.