The LoHud Yankees Blog

A New York Yankees blog by Chad Jennings and the staff of The Journal News


Make way for the Hall of Famers

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jul 14, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

allstarbanner4.jpg
Here are the Hall of Famers (in alphabetical order) who will be part of the ceremonies tomorrow:

Hank Aaron, Luis Aparicio, Ernie Banks, Yogi Berra, Wade Boggs, George Brett, Lou Brock, Steve Carlton, Rod Carew, Gary Carter, Orlando Cepeda, Dennis Eckersley, Bob Feller, Rollie Fingers, Whitey Ford, Bob Gibson.

Goose Gossage, Tony Gwynn, Reggie Jackson, Ferguson Jenkins, Al Kaline, Harmon Killebrew, Ralph Kiner, Tommy Lasorda, Lee McPhail Jr., Juan Marichal, Willie Mays, Bill Mazeroski, Willie McCovey, Paul Moiltor, Eddie Murray, Phil Niekro, Jim Palmer.

Tony Perez, Gaylord Perry, Cal Ripken Jr., Robin Roberts, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Ryne Sandberg, Mike Schmidt, Ozzie Smith, Bruce Sutter, Don Sutton, Earl Weaver, Billy Williams, Dick Williams, Dave Winfield, Robin Yount.

No Sandy Koufax? No Carl Yastrzemski? It’s a shame two players with New York ties like they have aren’t here.

Comments

comments

 

Advertisement

61 Responses to “Make way for the Hall of Famers”

  1. JMO July 14th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Karma…if Mariano doesn’t start, forget Yaz.

    Irrational? Yes.

  2. mark - Play Moeller! Yankees can win it all with the players they have. July 14th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    I couldn’t care less about who is going to be there and who isn’t. I’m not going to be there. Lots of Red Sox players are and lots of Yankee players are not.

    Call me a spoiled sport.

  3. Matt July 14th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    I am so excited to see all of these guys there tomorrow night.

  4. RayBlay July 14th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    when’s the parade? tomorrow? is it going to be televised?

  5. Matt July 14th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Do you think they will bring back some Yankee greats who arent hall of famers, ie Don Mattingly, Tino, Oneill, and most importantly Bernie Williams. I think this would be a great time for him to come back

  6. giselle July 14th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    does the parade start at 1pm?

  7. Nick in SF July 14th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    I forget, does the parade start at Lace and end at Stiletto or vice versa?

  8. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 14th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    From the last thread, I don’t understand why everyone’s so concerned about a bullpen arm right now. The bullpen is not the Yankees’ weakness.

  9. Patrick â„¢ July 14th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Thats some list of names.. pretty impressive.

    “From the last thread, I don’t understand why everyone’s so concerned about a bullpen arm right now. The bullpen is not the Yankees’ weakness.”

    I agree. I don’t even know what this team needs at this point. I thought their greatest need was another starting pitcher but the lineup has just been dreadful.

  10. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: 14) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) July 14th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    No Rebecca the thing is Colorado wants Ian Kennedy and we’re trying to figure out how to land Ulbado Jiminez in a package, since Colorado would want pitching we’re trying to figure out combos w/o adding Jackson or Tabata or Betances or McCallister or Melancon or Montero

  11. Patrick â„¢ July 14th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Ian Kennedy for Matt Holliday straight up! Make it happen Cash Man.

  12. Joe July 14th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    “I forget, does the parade start at Lace and end at Stiletto or vice versa?”

    Nick, that’s the stop along the way, kind of like the 7th inning stretch.

  13. Confucius July 14th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    What, no Clemens??!

  14. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: 14) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) July 14th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    GCL Update

    After Corban Joseph singled in the 2 runs to break a tie today vs GCL Indians

    PH Christopher Smith (Compton) singles on a line drive to left fielder. Jose Pirela scores. Corban Joseph to 2nd 7-4

  15. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: 14) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) July 14th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    All in the 12th inning ^^

  16. Joe July 14th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    News from Tampa according to the AP…
    Yankees left fielder Johnny Damon had his first hitting off a tee session pushed back at least a couple days because of soreness in his injured left shoulder.
    Phil Hughes, coming back from a broken rib, threw 25 fastballs during his second bullpen session. He also threw 10 curveballs from halfway up the mound.

  17. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 14th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Brandon: But isn’t Jiminez a pitcher?

    My point is that we need a bat right now, not a pitcher.

  18. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: 14) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) July 14th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Ian Kennedy for Matt Holliday straight up! Make it happen Cash Man.

    Colorado GM: (hangs up, dialtone…………….)

  19. Tony July 14th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    The team NEEDS a hitting centerfielder.

  20. Jerkface July 14th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Repost:

    “Along with size, you have to take into consideration he’s not thought of as very good at it.”

    This isn’t true at all. He looked good in the Future’s game, and Cashman even said that he thought he has improved at the position by about 50% and he is still in Low A!

    Everyone claiming he won’t stick at catcher is due to his size, not his ability. He is a monster athlete, he isn’t bad at catching.

  21. Brandon (Jeter GIDP: 14) (Johan Santana HR count: 13 and a SP) July 14th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Brandon: But isn’t Jiminez a pitcher?

    Yes he is.

    My point is that we need a bat right now, not a pitcher.

    Your not getting a Matt Holliday for that price, they view him highly atleast in what he would bring back in a trade. My point is Colorado wants to deal Fuentes but the issue is dealing for Fuentes and losing Kennedy but packaging a 26 yr. old Horne and McCutchen for Ulbado Jiminez also would help for the future. You can’t expect everyone in this rotation to stay healthy and the BP depth is good so this would open up some space.

  22. Nick in SF July 14th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Do you think the Rockies would give us the contents of the humidor for Latroy Hawkins? They love him in Denver!

  23. Gus Sinski July 14th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    I’ll cheer for Morneau to win because I live in MN and my roommates are big Twins fans. We’ve never really gotten to cheer for a common thing (unless the Yanks play the White Sox), so this week should be a good bonding session for all of us. :)

  24. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 14th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Brandon: Oh, I know you can’t get Holliday for anywhere near that price.

  25. Guiseppe Franco July 14th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    This is a bit off topic, but Michael Kay actually had a good point on his radio show a little while ago.

    His theory is that a big reason why there are just a handful of MLB teams with winning road records is because of the banishment of amphetamines or “greenies” as a result of the steroid era.

    The reason for this is because teams are going from city to city and arriving at 2-3 in the morning and just don’t have that extra spring in their step the next day and things like Red Bulll and coffee just doesn’t have that same pep.

    Greenies have been around MLB as long as hot dogs and Cracker Jack and I would assume that nearly everyone who stuck around the game for awhile had taken them at some point in their career. Not that this was a bad thing – it’s clearly not the same as taking HGH or steroids.

    Now I’ve made the argument several times in recent weeks that I believe the banishment of greenies has played a huge part in the game’s evolution and GMs gearing more and more towards their own farm system instead of signing aging players on the FA market.

    The banishment has impacted the veterans a lot more than the young kids and these vets are starting to slow down and show their age a little sooner than a decade ago.

    This evolution is exactly why the Yanks need to let guys like Giambi, Abreu, and Moose walk at the end of the season and Damon and Matsui walk at the end of 2009.

    This is quickly becoming a young man’s game. And no matter what happens the rest of the season, this team needs to waive good-bye to these guys for the good of the team’s long term plans.

  26. Margot July 14th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    hmmmms is bee wondrun if de rockies wood parts wit de hollidays to de yanks to bee given de red sockers a bit of revengenous action

  27. Nick in SF July 14th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Lack of greenies is slowing the Moose down?

    Wha?

  28. Patrick â„¢ July 14th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Good points Franco. Say hello to your boy Gary Busey for me.

  29. Don Capone July 14th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    What about Tom Seaver?

  30. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 14th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Guiseppe, while you try to make an interesting point, I have to ask, have you even seen Moose pitch this year?

  31. Patrick â„¢ July 14th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Reading Margot’s posts lowers my IQ by 10 points per post.

  32. abcd July 14th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    what are greenies?

  33. Guiseppe Franco July 14th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Nick,

    Not the same with pitchers because they only play once every 5 days.

    But they need to let Moose walk anyways because he’s certainly not going to duplicate his current numbers next season.

  34. Justin July 14th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    How about Nolan Ryan?

  35. Guiseppe Franco July 14th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    what are greenies?

    Amphetamines.

  36. Nick in SF July 14th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    I like Moose’s chances facing all those tired vets next year!

    This might also explain Livan’s success; the tired vets tend to nod off during his slow delivery.

  37. Annie Savoy July 14th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    If Sandy is not attending, neither am I.

  38. RalphieD July 14th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    mlb trade rumors is reporting that the Braves offered Tex to the Red Sox for a package of Youkilis and Craig Hansen and the Sox declined

  39. Guiseppe Franco July 14th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Also something to keep in mind that gives the theory some credence is how many times has this team lost the first game of a series?

    It seems like more often than not – the team looks rather flat and lacks energy.

    Now of course there’s going to be exceptions to every rule. But I’m not sure it’s a coincidence that the aging lineup seems to lack that energy on an everyday basis that other teams do.

    And pitchers are a little different – especially starting pitchers- because they only play once every 5 days.

    It’s the daily grind that the positional go through every day that is affected more by this banishment.

  40. MooseCall July 14th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Who is throwing out the first pitch?

  41. mel July 14th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Wait. The Sox had a chance to get rid of Craig Hansen? And they said ‘no’?

  42. RalphieD July 14th, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    im sure youk if more the reason lol

  43. G. Love July 14th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    It’s really a shame that the way our bullpen and our reconfigured rotation has performed is getting wasted by this lack of offense.

    Cashman has one objective. Get hitters who can get on base and drive in runs. This lineup needs changes and smarter hitters.

    We don’t have those guys and even with Damon and Matsui we were struggling in this area.

    I like the ideas about Nady, Bay and Holliday. I would also look at a role player like Casey Blake from the Indians who can play both corner infield and outfield positions and isn’t a long term commitment to help this season. .

    We are going to lose some of these minor leaguers in the rule V draft next year, it’s time to deal them. The team knows how to draft right now and will keep replenishing the system.

    I can’t stand to watch anymore Betemit on this team. The undisciplined hitting of Betemit, Cano and Cabrera has put more pressure on the top of the lineup to create their own runs.

    I love the idea of Molina behind the plate. I’m willing to give up offense for his arm in the game, but you need your 1b, 2b, CF and LF (Gardner) to do something to help the rest of the lineup to support playing a defense first player in the AL.

    Damon doesn’t sound like he’s back this weekend. Matsui may or may not be, although I remember reading somewhere that when he comes back he will not be in the field and be strictly a DH because of the knee.

    You want to make up 6 games, you stop sitting in the corner citing 2nd half stats from players who are having legendary awful bad offensive seasons and you find some guys who can help.

    The one’s that are out there will cost, but it’s worth it if it helps the Yanks make up the deficit to the Red Sox.

    I actually believe in the pitching. This pen is a good pen. Girardi has done a fantastic job with this area.

    But the lineup needs new blood and it needs more than Richie Sexon, although I’m on board with giving him a shot.

    Bundle up some kids and get us a right handed hitting OF who drives in runs and gets on base.

    To me, that’s the priority right now. We’re somehow staying above .500 with Rasner and Ponson in the rotation.

    The offense needs help.

  44. al arodien July 14th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    who will brodcast the all star game? 1050 or 880?

  45. mark - Play Moeller! Yankees can win it all with the players they have. July 14th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Interesting factoid. Most major league teams have losing records on the road this season. Yankees are one of the few teams with a winning road record.

    For whatever it’s worth.

  46. pat July 14th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    mel

    He is the best set up man in the majors. :smile:

  47. Patrick â„¢ July 14th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    “mlb trade rumors is reporting that the Braves offered Tex to the Red Sox for a package of Youkilis and Craig Hansen and the Sox declined”

    Hmm I don’t think I’d trade Youkilis straight up for Tex. Youk is a better fielder, having a better season with the bat and he isn’t a free agent until 2011.

  48. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 July 14th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Mark: but the Yankees don’t have a good home record.

    My take on the first half

    In sum:

    Yay Moose
    Yay Mo
    Yay Pen
    Boo Offense

  49. saucY July 14th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    “Interesting factoid. Most major league teams have losing records on the road this season. Yankees are one of the few teams with a winning road record.”

    so here’s hoping the AL loses tomorrow ;)

  50. mel July 14th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    pat,

    Hmm. Someone must be in their ear on this one.

  51. mark - Play Moeller! Yankees can win it all with the players they have. July 14th, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Anyone ever figure out what was at the heart of the fight between Francessa and Russo? I guess it’s going to take some time. They really look umcomfortable together.

  52. mark - Play Moeller! Yankees can win it all with the players they have. July 14th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Rebecca I know. It all pretty odd and just like the rest of this season there’s nothing you can figure out! Why are they better on the road then at home? Why do so many of the teams have bad road records?

    In an odd way it’s to their credit that the Yankees can win on the road I guess.

  53. mark - Play Moeller! Yankees can win it all with the players they have. July 14th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    I could use the Aaron Boone home run game right about now. I’m pretty low energy. It’s odd not having a Yankee game to watch.

  54. benfica356 July 14th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    BTW Parade will be televised at 7 PM on FOX.

  55. Blargh July 14th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Incidentally, greenies/amphetamines have been a controlled substance longer than anabolic steroids have. Amphetamines have been in the CSA since the original 1970 version; anabolic steroids were put in the 1990 edit, if I remember correctly. Also as far as the CSA goes, amphetamines and anabolic steroids are in the same group.
    Took long enough for MLB to officially ban greenies, even if how they were in clubhouses has been technically illegal for decades.

  56. OldYanksFan July 14th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Matt Holliday 3 yr average AWAY from Coors:
    .281 .343 .466 .809
    That .809 OPS is less then Matsui, Abreu and Jeter, and only 9 pts better then JD. Furthermore, 2/3rds of his total HRs were at Coors. While he is strong, he will be hurt further by Yankee Stadium’d deep LF. Yes, he is a good player, but Coors Field has greatly inflated his value.

  57. TKinDC July 14th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    CSA – Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, ?

    what do you mean by CSA

  58. Blargh July 14th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Controlled Substances Act

  59. TKinDC July 14th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    ok – i didn’t know if you mean collective bargaining agreement. sry.

  60. Blargh July 14th, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Basically, I’m surprised that the feds have not slapped MLB around for rampant illegal distribution of amphetamines over the last few decades

  61. GreenBeret7 July 14th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Blargh, did you know that amphetamines got their big field test during WWII? The Wermacht issued speed to their shock troops before the big offensives. They finally stopped because it took so long for the troops to get back to normal, because when they finally came down, they were useless for months.

Leave a comment below


Sponsored by:
 

Search

    Advertisement

    Follow

    Mobile

    Read The LoHud Yankees Blog on the go by navigating to the blog on your smartphone or mobile device's browser. No apps or downloads are required.

Advertisement

Place an ad

Call (914) 694-3581