New York Yankees Star Players

by stephanie ~ June 16th, 2009

 It is totally intense and stressful when you’re an avid fun, don’t you agree? I mean, you gotta know what’s new and follow every footstep of their success or failures. I know this for a fact because I get totally crazy with them and I’m sure I’m not the only one on that lane!

So are you ready for the New York Yankees best players of 2009? It’s not easy to itemize every single player when there is too many of them in the team! I know they will make it and break it this season. Besides, the Yankees have spent a fortune on some of them anyways, so they better make it!

 Let’s start with the pitchers:

·         Number 42 is Mariano “Mo” Rivera , a Panamanian  relief pitcher who has a salary of $15M.

·         Next, the Yankees talked about player,  the popular and considered as one of the most highest paid pitcher is number 34, pitcher A.J Burnett with a salary of $16.5M.

·         Another great pitcher is Andy Pettitte, who owns number 46.

·         The Yankees also have Chien-Ming Wang who earns $5M (not bad for a start)

·         And of course, the great CC Sabathia who’s salary is $15.3M

Next is:

·         Catcher Jorge Posada, who has been with the Yankees for the longest time! (his one and only team)

Now for the infielders:

·         There’s the popular and controversial Alex Rodriguez – number 13! I have to mention he is the highest paid amongst all the Yankee players.

·         Mark Teixeira, the ‘perfectionist,”  who uses number 25 and earns $20.6M

·         Most-loved player by fans and known to be the nicest of the Yankee players, Derek Jeter! He earns $21M.

Then the outfielders:

·         The renowned Johnny Damon (number 18), whose salary, is $13M.

·         Number 22, Xavier Nady, currently on Disabled List, but a great player as well with a salary of $6.5M

·         Also, a popular player and admired by a lot of fans (How do I know this? You see his name come up in most testimonials), number 33, Nick Swisher.  His salary is $5.4M

Last but not the least, the designated hitter:

·         Number 55, Hideki Matsui. Nicknamed Godzilla because of his facial expression when he hits the ball. He earns $13M.

Introducing these “star” players, perhaps the best line-up you can ever find. They are bound to really win (no offense to those people who disliked the Yankees).  If they won’t, you can expect the team to be at least in the front runner.

If you haven’t noticed, It’s a habit of mine to always mention their salary, simply because the amount a player is offered matches his ability to play in the field and how valuable they can be for the team.

The Greatest Yankees of All Time

by admin ~ May 18th, 2009

 

Biased as it may seem, when it comes to sports, the team as a whole are not usually the first things people remember. People may be familiar with a team mainly because their favorite player is in it, or if they do know the whole team, the first name they’d call out would be of their favorite player’s.

Here are three of the Greatest Yankee players of all time who still hold much fame today. These players have also won a spot in the Hall of Fame due to their wonderful performance in baseball. Baseball definitely has a lot of talents to offer, but these three were the pioneers of their time and still hold an undying torch in Baseball history.

The most famous player would most probably be Babe Ruth who not only became a Hall of Famer, he also built Yankee history by being a major part of their success in the 1930’s as they won around seven World Series titles. He is usually considered as the best Baseball player of all time, with Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio sharing the same honor.

While Babe Ruth only played for 14 years with the New York Yankees, Lou Gehrig had been in the team for about 16 years. He played alongside Ruth, also contributing to the success of the Yankees. He was also the youngest baseball player to join the Hall of Fame in 1939.

Lou Gehrig died soon after on 1941 due to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, a brain-related sickness wherein the cells of his central nervous system would collapse and degenerate. Symptoms included being unable to control his very own movements. His illness took his life at the tender age of 37.

When Ruth and Gehrig left the Yankees, Joe DiMaggio became the next “hot” thing in baseball. He had played with the Yankees for 11 years, was voted as MVP thrice, and helped the team win another 9 World Series Titles. He was also inducted into the All Star list 13 times.

Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio serve as the best role models for kids and adults alike. As long as you do your best in your craft, you will surely succeed, the same way they have.