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Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Hot Stove World Series Quiz Answers

Here are the answers to yesterday’s quiz.
1. The first World Series was played in 1903, with the Boston Americans (Red Sox) defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates, five games to three.
2. Mickey Mantle has hit the most World Series home runs, with 18.
3. The St. Louis Cardinals have won the second-most World Series titles, with 10.
4. Whitey Ford has pitched in the most World Series games (22).
5. Rollie Fingers has relieved in the most World Series games (16).
6. Pepper Martin and Paul Molitor share the highest career World Series batting average (.418).
7. Pitchers Bob Gibson and Dave McNally have each hit two World Series home runs….

Yankees Rumors & News

In an article published in the New York Post last week, Yankees co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner issued a statement that Joba Chamberlain will be a starter in 2009.

And while every Yankees’ fan dream is to see this scenario come true, it is not in the best well being of Chamberlain nor the organization.  Chamberlain clearly has #1 starter stuff and has showed how dominant he can be, but is this role what he is best suited for?  

Last year the Yankees terribly experimented with Chamberlain’s promising arm when they converted him from a starter to a reliever mid-season.  This resulted in Chamberlain experiencing arm stiffness and tendinitis.  The team was forced to convert him back to a reliever after he missed crucial late season games.

Now less than a month after the Yankees season has ended in disappointment, Steinbrenner is already stirring up the pot.  Hank, all of us share your wishes, but do not pressure Joe Girardi or Brian …

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