Alex Rodriguez hit career home run number 659 and drove in two runs as the Yankees grabbed the rubber match in the first round of the 2015 Subway Series beating the Mets by a 6-4 final on Sunday Night Baseball.
Most of us aren't old enough to remember October 8, 1956, but if you're a New York Yankees fan, you just might remember that date. On that day, Yankee Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in World Series history, beating the then Brooklyn Dodgers 2 -0.
Could the story been written any better? As I watched the Yankees last home game of the season Thursday night, Derek Jeter had a dramatic finish. Coming up to bat in a tie game in the bottom of the 9th, Jeter hit a walk off single, driving in the winning run over the Orioles as his last at bat at Yankee Stadium. A perfect ending to a magnificent career as a Yankee.
Whether you're a Yankees fan or not, you have to appreciate Derek Jeter as a class act and role model player for all of Major League Baseball. And tonight, Jeter gets his last at bats at Yankee Stadium, before retiring at the end of the season.
If you follow baseball like I do, you may recall the so-called "Pine Tar Game between the Kansas City Royals and the New York Yankees in 1983. A controversial call about too much pine tar on Royals' George Brett's bat caused umpires to throw out a two-run homer and cost KC the game. But, on this day in 1983, American League President Lee MacPhail overruled the umpires' decision, and here's wh