Marty Appel talks with WPIX-TV about Lou Gehrig, 75 years after he said farewell to baseball.
On Saturday afternoon, August 5, 1939, Red Ruffing went out and did what he usually did when he started a game for the New York Yankees. Pitching off the very flat mound of Yankee Stadium, Ruffing hurled a complete… Continue Reading
He was an occasional member of the makeshift Gas House Gang band, and presumably just as bad as the rest of them, but on a team of popular players with colorful nicknames, he managed to stand out. In… Continue Reading
from The National Pastime Museum Watching Derek Jeter’s final season unfold brings both joy and sadness for this lifelong Yankee observer and one-time club employee. The joy is in celebrating the 20 years of memories, and the sadness is, of… Continue Reading
If Alex Rodriguez’s season-long ban holds up in 2014, he will be the first Major Leaguer to miss a full season for disciplinary reasons since Commissioner Happy Chandler banned the Mexican League “jumpers” for five years following their 1946 defections.… Continue Reading
As appears in Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American I wrote a letter to the New York Yankees public relations director in 1967, looking for summer employment. My credentials were modest – I was a knowledgeable baseball fan who was… Continue Reading
A new addition to the site by Marty Appel from The National Pastime Museum: This is the story of two Yankee catchers and how the legacy of one soared while the other remained in place. In other words, it is… Continue Reading
Two new additions to the site from Memories & Dreams: Plaque Check / Clark Griffith In Babe Ruth’s rookie season of 1914, he was up and down between Providence, Baltimore and Boston, but he did finish the year with the… Continue Reading