Summit Auto Group Best of the Week
Though it was just a single play in a single game, it was pretty special. In last Wednesday night’s game between the Yankees and Oakland Athletics, the A’s were threatening to add to its 3-1 lead when left fielder Aaron Hicks caught a short fly ball and threw a rocket measured at 105.5 miles per hour (the fastest ever tracked by MLB’s Statcast) to the plate to get Oakland’s Danny Valencia trying to score a run. It elevated an otherwise dreary game that the Yankees lost by a 5-2 margin.
McDonald’s Rewind and Archive
The Yankees’ home series against the Tampa Bay Rays evokes the most famous player to wear both jerseys. Tampa’s own Wade Boggs made most of his name with the Red Sox, but won his lone World Series in his fourth season with New York in 1996, not minding that he wasn’t an everyday starter and riding that horse around old Yankee Stadium after they beat the Atlanta Braves. Two years later, Boggs joined the expanstion (then known as) Devil Rays and got to 3,000 hits there with a home run, finishing with 3,010 hits, a .328 career batting average and, of course, a plaque in Cooperstown.
Eaton Crouse Hinds Community Corner
For the second year in a row, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association has put together a partnership with the Yankees. This partnership has several parts. Member high schools in the NYSPHSAA can earn recognition at Yankees home games and discounted tickets, while the team has also pledged financial support for the organization. Throughout the years, high school teams in New York City have played important games in both versions of Yankee Stadium, obviously the thrill of a lifetime for those who have participated.
The U.S. Army Weekly Recap: Put simply, it was not the best of times for the Yankees. A chance to build a good mark at home in series against the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics instead turned into a never-ending parade of runner stranded on base (0-for-24 with runners in scoring position in two losses to the Mariners) and solid pitching efforts mostly gone to waste. Masahiro Tanaka did salvage the last game of the series against Seattle, but he didn’t pitch in any of the games against Oakland and the A’s won all three of them, leaving New York reeling as it went into a weekend series against the Tampa Bay Rays in the Bronx.