Post Tagged with: "NY Yankees"

Legacy For Hank Steinbrenner Was Hank’s Yanks And The Bronx

Legacy For Hank Steinbrenner Was Hank’s Yanks And The Bronx

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor Ray Negron, the former Yankees batboy, and longtime history with the team, introduced yours truly to Hank Steinbrenner in early June of 2016. It was at the Ferry Point Golf course in the Bronx on […]

by · April 14, 2020 · Sports
Negron: Batboy Tales

Negron: Batboy Tales

By Ray Negron When You Give, You Get I remember when I was a kid the great George “the Boss” Steinbrenner used to say that when you give for some spiritual reason you get. Yesterday, before the Yankees beat the […]

by · May 26, 2018 · Sports
(l-r) Dr. Cary Goodman, 161st Street BID’s executive director; Council Speaker Mark-Viverito; and Mike Rendino, Stan’s Sports Bar owner, in front of the Derek Jeter mural. Photo courtesy 161st St BID

161st Street BID Businesses Honored by the NY Yankees

On Tuesday, three members of the 161st Street BID community were honored at Yankee Stadium by the 44th precinct for their contributions to the district. George Manesis of Billy’s Sports Bar, Mike Hyatt, producer of BID street fairs, and Starbucks […]

Ray Negron / Brian Cashman

Ray Negron Talks With Yankees GM

By Ray Negron Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Look up in the sky. It’s a bird ,it’s a plane, it’s Superman. No, I meant, “it’s Brian Cashman.” As we all know, at Christmas, he climbs the […]

by · March 12, 2018 · Sports
NY Yankee greats Ron Guidry (left) and Willie Randolph (right) present "Jersey Boy" Frankie Valli (center) with a framed Joe DiMaggio jersey.

Frankie Valli, Yankees Love-In, Oh, What A Night!

By Ray Negron Frankie Valli, Yankees Love-In. Oh, What a Night! Last week, I received a call from Bobby Rossi, who arguably is Florida’s top music promoter and heads all show events at Ruth Eckerd Hall. He told me that […]

by · March 4, 2018 · Sports
Bronx Ray of Hope

Bronx Ray of Hope

The Bronx Chronicle proudly welcomes Ray Negron as a contributing columnist. His association with the New York Yankees goes back to his days as a bat boy and his long association with the late George Steinbrenner. As a community consultant […]

by · March 1, 2018 · Sports
Lou Pinella

Negron: Piniella Is Always Sweet Lou

I recently received  a call from Mead Chasky, the sports memorabilia guru, to tell me that Lou Piniella had a stroke. 

by · February 26, 2018 · Sports
Photo: Ray Negron

Yankees and Baseball Belong to the Kids, Again

By Ray Negron  As I walk around this year’s spring training camp at the George M. Steinbrenner Field, I can’t help but smile seeing so many kids running around. There are actually more kids than adults, which has not been […]

by · February 22, 2018 · Sports
Brian Cashman, General Manager_NYY (Wikipedia)

For Cashman And The Yankees it’s About The Ring

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Nothing different when the owners, general manager and players of the Yankees say they want another ring around their finger. Brian Cashman made that declaration Monday down in Tampa when he said “I need another ring.” […]

by · February 20, 2018 · Sports
NY Yankees legend, Ron "Louisiana Lightning" Guidry (Courtesy: Ray Negron)

Yankees’ Ron Guidry in the Ted Williams Hall Of Fame

By Ray Negron Throughout the forty-five years that I have been around the New York Yankees, I have learned that the guys who have had the honor of wearing those classic pinstripes have their own stories to share. Those stories […]

by · February 13, 2018 · Sports
Back To Business For Yankees and Mets

Back To Business For Yankees and Mets

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor There is a different look with no Joe Girardi and no Terry Collins guiding the Yankees and Mets from the dugout. Spring training will be more interesting the next six weeks on two sides of Florida.  […]

by · February 13, 2018 · Sports
Oscar Gamble: his trade to the Yankees before the 1976 season brought about the demise of his large afro hairstyle. [Pintrest --]

Tears For Oscar Gamble

By Ray Negron When I first started with the Yankees as a batboy in 1973 Ron Blomberg used to tease me about my Afro hairdo. He and Bobby Murcer called me the “Oscar Gamble of batboys.” George Steinbrenner used to […]

by · February 2, 2018 · Sports
Darvish to Yankees Is Necessary

Darvish to Yankees Is Necessary

Yu Darvish has averaged 6.1 innings in a six-year career with a 3.42 ERA and a record of 56 wins and 42 losses. 

by · January 12, 2018 · Sports
Ron Blomberg,NY Yankees, was the American Leagues's first designated hitter (DH) on April 6, 1973.

Profile America: Designated Hitter

Thursday, January 11th. This date 45 years ago was a day that lives in infamy, at least among baseball purists. In 1973, the American League approved a three-year experiment with replacing pitchers in the batting order with a designated hitter […]

by · January 11, 2018 · Profile America, Sports
Yankees Win The Meetings

Yankees Win The Meetings

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor  The exodus to get out of town was early for a majority of baseball officials Thursday morning at the Baseball Winter meetings at a Disney resort in Lake Buena Vista Florida. And this exodus is common […]

by · December 15, 2017 · Sports