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Remember Controversial Yankees-Royals Pine Tar Game? [VIDEO]

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 what happened.

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Mariano Rivera's last game at Yankee Stadium
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Yankee Fans Will Love ‘The Closer’

If you're a  New York Yankees fan, you know who "The Closer" is. But, did you know it's the name of a new book written by the all-time greatest Yankee closer, Mariano Rivera? With Derek Jeter finishing his last season this year, and Rivera retiring last year, this might be a great summer book to take on vacation.

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Even Yankees Haters Will Like This Derek Jeter Tribute [VIDEO]

New York Yankees icon Derek Jeter has had a charmed baseball career, we all know that. He gets the ultimate thank you in this moving commercial thanking him.

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Watch This Fun 7th Inning Stretch – Yankees Style [VIDEO]

It's fun to look at how Major League Baseball teams treat the "7th inning stretch", a time when fans can get up and stretch, get rejuvenated and most importantly get back in the game. If you've never been to Yankee Stadium, here's how they do it on occasion.

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Own A Piece Of Mets,Yankees or Syracuse History

The Seize The Deal Utica auction is back allowing you to place bids and purchase everything from certificates to restaurants, retail and entertainment to really sweet sports memorabilia - my favorite. 

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Here’s To Baseball From Budweiser

Beer and Major League Baseball have had a long love affair, and the honeymoon isn't over. Maybe you've seen the billboards entitled, "Here's To Baseball" from Budweiser beer. And, if you've been shopping for beer lately, you may have seen some of these.

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Ivan Nova Expected To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova hasn't made a final decision yet but it's likely the right-hander will undergo season ending Tommy John surgery.

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Michael Pineda Ejected After Pine Tar Found On His Neck

It's the second time he's been accused of using pine tar this season. But, this time Boston caught before it was gone, pointing it out to the umpire and ultimately leading to Michael Pineda's ejection from Wednesday's Yankees - Red Sox game at Fenway Park.

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Pineda’s First Yankee Win Comes Against Red Sox

Michael Pineda's first start in the Bronx came more than two years after he was acquired by the Yankees but it resulted in his first win with the team, a 4-1 triumph over the rival Red Sox in the first game of four.

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Win Tickets To See The New York Yankees Take On The Boston Red Sox With The At Work Home Run Derby

Central New York’s Greatest Hits 96-1 ODZ and ALS of Utica have your chance to see the greatest rivals in sports history: The New York Yankees take on the Boston Red Sox on June 28th! Win tickets to this great game by playing the 96.1 At Work Home Run Derby!

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Yankees Begin 2014 Season Tonight At Houston

If you're a Yankee fan, this is the moment you've been waiting for. The Yankees open their season tonight on the road when they take on the Houston Astros. Here's more about tonight's game.

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Derek Jeter To Retire At End Of 2014 Season

Yankees fans knew this day was coming soon than later.

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