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 New York Yankees : Roster : Manager and Coaches
oversaw a bullpen of 19 pitchers throughout the 2003 season, the most relief pitchers used by the Yankees since 2000...
Enters his ninth season as a coach in the Yankees organization and his first as a special pitching instructor with the Major League squad...
began his coaching career in 1997 with a two-year stint (1997-98) as the pitching coach of the Gulf Coast Yankees (R) and spent the following two seasons (1999-00) as the pitching coach of the Class-A Tampa Yankees.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/team/coach_staff_bio.jsp?c_id=nyy&coachorstaffid=119263   (270 words)

 New York Yankees Tickets : Yankees Baseball Ticket @ BuySellTix
The New York Yankees set a club record of over 4 million in regular season attendance at Yankee Stadium and look to make that number even bigger in 2006 and the only way to do so is by getting New York Yankees baseball tickets, which are sure to sell fast.
Since then, however, the New York Yankees have only come as close to the World Series Championship was a 2003 World Series loss to the Florida Marlins.
While they may not have had much MLB Playoff success in recent years, the New York Yankees have had plenty of success in the regular season.
www.buyselltix.com /mlb/yankees.php   (438 words)

 New York Yankees MLB Baseball at CBS SportsLine.com
The Yankees, who haven't been to the World Series since 2003, will be hard to keep out this season.
Japanese pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka, who led the Pacific League in 2005 with 226 strikeouts, has expressed his desire to play in the major leagues, the New York Daily News reports.
The Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers and Seattle Mariners were mentioned as clubs with possible interest in bringing the 25-year-old across the Pacific.
www.sportsline.com /mlb/teams/page/NYY   (781 words)

 A Tale of Two Cities: The 2004 Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry and the War for the Pennant
When the Boston Red Sox faced the New York Yankees in the historic 2003 American League Championship Series, the meeting seemed to serve as the climax to perhaps the greatest rivalry in professional sports.
John Harper has been covering baseball in New York as a beat writer or columnist for 21 years, the last twelve for the New York Daily News.
A former college baseball player at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, Harper has authored three books, including an acclaimed account of the Yankees’ 1996 championship season.
www.redsoxconnection.com /twocities.html   (360 words)

On July 31, 2003, the New York Yankees traded third basemen Robin Ventura to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for minor-league outfielder Bubba Crosby and right-handed pitcher Scott Proctor.
On July 31, 2003 the New York Yankees acquired left-handed reliever Gabe White from the Cincinnati Reds for a player to be named.
On July 29, 2003, the Yankees announced a trade that sent outfielder Raul Mondesi to the Diamondbacks in exchange for David Dellucci, Bret Prinz and Jon Sprowl.
www.nyc.gov /html/sports/html/yankees_schedule03.html   (1856 words)

 The Key
They included a famous error by first baseman Bill Buckner in the 1986 World Series and an 11th inning home run by New York Yankees third baseman Aaron Boone in the 2003 American League Championship Series.
The Boston Red Sox swept the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series after coming back from a 3-0 deficit against the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series.
New York won the first three games of the series.
www.keynews.org /archives/redsox.html   (349 words)

 2003 American League Championship Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 2003 American League Championship Series was played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees from October 8 to October 16, 2003.
The Cubs reached the 2003 National League Championship Series, and they also battled a full seven games; but as with the Red Sox, they lost their series with a 3-run lead and 5 outs to go, and the World Series was won by the Florida Marlins, who defeated the Yankees.
The Sox forced the series to a full seven games, with the seventh game setting another major league record for the rivalry between the two teams: it marked the first time two major league teams have played more than 25 games against each other over the course of a single season.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2003_American_League_Championship_Series   (525 words)

 New York Daily News - Sports - Benson on Met burner
As first reported in the Daily News, The Boss was angered last week when reports surfaced that Down, who was fired as Yankees batting coach after the 2003 season and reassigned within the organization, had held discussions with Randolph, a close friend, about the position.
A person familiar with the negotiations said yesterday that "something could happen by end of the week" that would preclude Benson, one of the team's key midseason acquisitions last summer, from bolting after just two months on the field with the Mets.
But while Down acknowledged he met with George Steinbrenner last week to smooth over the controversy surrounding his desire to join Willie Randolph with the Mets, he said as of yesterday the Yankees still had not officially granted him permission to speak with the Mets.
www.nydailynews.com /sports/story/253542p-217066c.html   (588 words)

 NFL.com - NFL Network
He was also the sideline reporter for FOX for Games 1, 2, 6 and 7 of the 2003 American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.
In addition to his new NFL Network duties, Albert can be seen and heard on FOX Sports' coverage of the National Football League and Major League Baseball, and just completed his ninth season as the radio play-by-play voice of the New York Rangers on WFAN.
After two seasons as the voice of the American Hockey League's Baltimore Skipjacks (1990-92), he called television play-by-play for the Washington Capitals for three seasons (1992-95) on Home Team Sports, where he also filled in on Washington Bullets and Baltimore Orioles telecasts.
www.nfl.com /nflnetwork/albert_kenny   (565 words)

 New York Yankees
(39) American League Champions 1921, 1922, 1923, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003.
signed baseball from Roger Clemens used in his 20th victory of the 2001 season when he improved his record to 20-1.
The ball is signed "God Bless the USA" to honor the memory of those in the September 11, 2001 tragedy.
www.baseballhalloffame.org /teams/AL/yankees.htm   (725 words)

 SportsBiz: Where have you gone Michael Jordan? - Jun. 13, 2005
By comparison, the Major League Baseball team with the best attendance last year, the New York Yankees, sold only 80 percent of its available seats.
That compares to a hot 2003-2004 season, when James and Denver rookie Carmelo Anthony burst onto the scene and shot to the top of the charts in merchandise sales.
But part of the problem is that NBA fans have not warmed to the league's current crop of foreign-born stars the way baseball fans have.
money.cnn.com /2005/06/10/commentary/column_sportsbiz/sportsbiz   (956 words)

 Encyclopedia article on New York Yankees [EncycloZine]
As a result of a feud with league president Ban Johnson, who rigidly enforced rules about rowdyism on the field of play, McGraw jumped leagues to manage the New York Giants in the middle of the 1902 season.
Consequently the field was known as Hilltop Park and the team became known as the New York Highlanders.
The trend continued after the 2003 World Series, culminating when the Yankees traded for the nominal "best player in baseball", Alex Rodriguez, in February 2004.
encyclozine.com /New_York_Yankees   (956 words)

 Rhode Island news projo.com The Providence Journal Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox were seeking a new manager after not picking up the option on Grady Little's contract a few days after his decision to stick with Pedro Martinez in the fateful eighth inning of Game 7 of the 2003 American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees.
Boston blitzed past the Anaheim Angels, posting a three-game sweep in the A.L. Division Series, moving the Red Sox into the ALCS for the second straight season.
Francona was viewed as the bait that convinced ace right-hander Curt Schilling, whom he had managed in Philadelphia, to agree to a trade and join the Red Sox from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
www.projo.com /redsox/content/projo_20041011_11tito.4b3a7.html   (1383 words)

 Share and Discover Alex Rodriguez Bio, Pictures, News at BlinkBits.
Although New York Yankees players are generally loathed in Boston, Rodriguez is one of the most hated Yankees, because he nearly became a member of the Red Sox organization after the 2003 season, then was traded to New York after the players' union voided the proposed Boston-Texas trade.
In his first season with the Yankees, Rodriguez hit.286 with 36 home runs and 106 runs batted in, his seventh consecutive season with at least 100 RBI.
Born in New York City, Rodríguez moved with his parents to their native Dominican Republic when he was four.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/athletes/mlb/alexrodriguez_14.php   (2518 words)

 AllSports' MLB News - Yanks name Girardi bench coach; retain Stottlemyre, Mattingly
BRONX, New York (Ticker) - Former major league catcher Joe Girardi, who retired following the 2003 season, rejoined the New York Yankees on Wednesday as a bench coach and catching instructor.
A member of New York's World Series-winning teams in 1996, 1998 and 1999, Girardi, 40, replaces long-time Yankees coach Willie Randolph, who was named manager of the New York Mets last week.
The Yankees also announced that Mel Stottlemyre will return for his 10th season as the team's pitching coach and Don Mattingly will be back for his second year as hitting coach.
www.allsports.com /cgi-bin/showstory.cgi?story_id=51830   (2518 words)

 SOHH.com Global Forum - Giants sign Armando Benitez....
Over 628 big league contests, the Ramon Santana, Dominican Republic native has forged a 32-33 lifetime ledger with a 2.85 ERA for the Baltimore Orioles (1994-98), New York Mets (1999-2003), New York Yankees (2003), Seattle Mariners (2003) and Marlins (2004).
Benitez has made four trips to the post season (1996 and '97 with the Orioles and 1999 and 2000 with the Mets), helping his team advance to the league championship series each time.
With the free agent signings of Benitez and nine-time Gold Glove shortstop Omar Vizquel, the Giants have addressed two of their main off-season objectives of improving their bullpen and defense by bringing in experienced, post season-tested All-Stars to upgrade those areas.
forums.sohh.com /showthread.php?t=523570   (379 words)

 Welcome to Wise Foods, Inc.
His 30 home runs in 2003 tied the single-season record for Yankees catcher (set by Yogi Berra in 1952 and 1956).
Jorge has been awarded the 2001 Milton Richman “You Gotta’ Have Heart” Award by the New York Chapter of the BBWAA, and he received the 2000 Thurman Munson Award for his accomplishments on the field and in philanthropic work in New York.
Jorge is glad to appear on behalf of another New York favorite, Wise Potato Chips, and we’re proud to have him.
www.wisesnacks.com /promotions_new_jorge.html   (385 words)

 Most Valuable Network - Independent Thinking » Canadian-American League
The righthander was signed as a nondrafted free agent by the New York Yankees and spent the 2002 season at Staten Island of the New York-Penn League, where he led the league with a 1.90 ERA and was named to the league’s post-season all-star team.
After playing the 2002 season in the Western and Atlantic Leagues, he moved to the Milwaukee organization in 2003 and the Chicago White Sox system in 2004, where at Winston-Salem (A) he was second in the Carolina League in wins with 12.
There is tradition within in the league as the name was an original in the league’s inaugural season in 1936 (in another form, this is the first season of the current Can-Am League).
independent.mostvaluablenetwork.com /index.php?cat=3   (385 words)

 New York Mets, Hideki Matsui, Edgardo Alfonzo, Major League Baseball, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants - CBS SportsLine.com
Hideki Matsui, who will play for the New York Yankees this season, was the highest-paid player in Japan last season, earning $5 million with the Central League's Yomiuri Giants.
New York Mets, Hideki Matsui, Edgardo Alfonzo, Major League Baseball, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants - CBS SportsLine.com
Nakamura was targeted by the New York Mets as a replacement for Edgardo Alfonzo at third base but backed out of a deal with the Mets last month, opting to remain in Japan.
www.sportsline.com /mlb/story/6113588   (385 words)

 SI.com - MLB - Verducci: Boone could be out for season with torn ACL - Monday January 26, 2004 6:08PM
NEW YORK -- New York Yankees third baseman Aaron Boone could miss the entire 2004 season after suffering a major knee injury last week while playing basketball in violation of his contract with the club, according to two baseball sources.
Boone, whose dramatic home run ended the epic seventh game of the 2003 American League Championship Series against Boston, avoided arbitration Dec. 1 when he agreed to the one-year deal to return to the Yankees.
Boone, who will turn 31 in March, hit.254 with six homers and 31 RBIs in 54 games with the Yankees after they obtained him in a trade with Cincinnati on July 31, 2003.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2004/baseball/mlb/01/26/boone.acl   (310 words)

 SportingNews.com Fantasy Source - Baseball
Anderson began the 2003 season with the Yankees, pitching in 22 major-league games while shuttling between New York and Columbus.
Traded by Yankees with Ps Ryan Bicondoa and Anderson Garcia to New York Mets for P Armando Benitez (July 18, 2003).
Anderson rejoined the Yankees' organization when he was claimed off waivers from Cleveland.
fantasy.sportingnews.com /baseball/players/7110/popup.html   (310 words)

 The New York Times > Sports > Baseball > After Talks With Torre, Pinstripes for Pavano
Pavano, who turns 29 next month, went 18-8 for the Florida Marlins last season after dominating the Yankees in Game 4 of the 2003 World Series.
Signing Pavano would be a coup for the Yankees, although some people in baseball questioned whether a pitcher with a 57-58 career record was worth almost $10 million a season.
Carl Pavano was 18-8 with a 3.00 E.R.A. for Florida last season.
www.nytimes.com /2004/12/12/sports/baseball/12yankees.html?ex=1260594000&en=78882f6088bfa6c9&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland   (1128 words)

 Princeton Football To Appear Twice On YES Network In 2004 :: Full 2004 YES schedule available here.
The YES Network is a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week premier sports and entertainment television network featuring the 26-time World Champion New York Yankees Major League Baseball team and the Eastern Conference Champion New Jersey Nets, as well as other professional and collegiate sports teams and a wide variety of features (www.yesnetwork.com).
One of the most entertaining YES games of 2003 was Columbia's 16-13 upset of Harvard in New York City.
The YES Network is available to viewers in New York, Connecticut, and large parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
goprincetontigers.cstv.com /sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/071604aaa.html   (643 words)

 Kline-Time: Steve Kline Fansite
Steve is recovering from surgery on his left index finger on Nov. 11, the same injury that kept him off the World Series roster, and while the New York Yankees have expressed interest in Kline, it's highly unlikely he will sign with them this soon after his surgery.
After a disappointing 2003 season where it appeared Kline lost his mind, complaining of not knowing his role and lacking motivation, this season was a major turn around for him lowering his ERA from 3.82 down to 1.79 this season.
Kline had missed almost all of September with a groin injury and torn tendon in his finger and we supported the Cardinals decision to leave Kline off the post season roster.
www.cardinal-time.com   (278 words)

 Yanks Acquire Rockies Pitcher Shawn Chacon (phillyBurbs.com)
NEW YORK - The New York Yankees acquired pitcher Shawn Chacon from the Colorado Rockies for a pair of minor league pitchers on Thursday night, filling the remaining opening in their injury-ravaged rotation.
Sierra, 23, was acquired by the Yankees in December 2003 in the deal that sent pitcher Chris Hammond to the Athletics.
Chacon, who was born in Alaska, makes $2.35 million and is eligible for free agency after the 2006 season.
www.phillyburbs.com /pb-dyn/news/51-07292005-520582.html   (278 words)

 Texas Rangers (baseball) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the 2003 season, the Rangers finished in last place for the fourth straight year, and after a post-season fallout between Rodriguez and team management, the then-reigning AL MVP and new Rangers captain, Alex Rodriguez, was traded to the New York Yankees for Alfonso Soriano and a player to be named later.
The first Rangers' playoff series in history, 24 years after the franchise came to Texas, saw the Rangers lose to the New York Yankees.
The Texas Rangers are a Major League Baseball team based in Arlington, Texas, a suburb in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Texas_Rangers_(baseball)   (278 words)

 KFFL - Robin Ventura, 3B, Retired Players
Ventura hit.220 with the Dodgers in the 2003 season over 109 at-bats with five home runs and 13 RBIs after coming over in a July 2003 trade from the New York Yankees, where he had hit.251 with nine home runs and 42 RBIs.
Robin Ventura, Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada, Alfonso Soriano and Jason Giambi all homered for the Yankees, who are 4-0 for the first time since 1992 and have won the first four games of the season on the road for first time since 1928.
There is growing concern Robin Ventura may be in a slump, as he struck out four times Monday and was 0-for-14 in the series with the Boston Red Sox.
www.kffl.com /player/5372/mlb   (735 words)

 If You Were a Starter Here, You Can Make It Anywhere - New York Times
Pettitte left after the 2003 season, partly because the Yankees handled his free agency in a clumsy and apathetic manner.
When Pettitte became a free agent after the 2003 season he had to decide whether to leave the only team he had known in his nine-year major league career.
Not long after Pettitte signed with Houston, the Yankees were stunned to see Clemens, who had presumably just retired as a Yankee, sign with the Astros, too, so he could pitch with his friend.
www.nytimes.com /2005/10/21/sports/baseball/21pitchers.html?ex=1287547200&en=cbf22ee7fadc0345&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss   (1262 words)

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