Yankees Magazine: Flashback

Rickey Henderson recalls his run in pinstripes

Yankees Magazine: Flashback

Sometimes, a player's legacy with a team has as much to do with the surrounding circumstances as it does with his own performance. Oftentimes, those situations -- such as the talent on the team or the way the ball bounces -- have nothing to do with individual players.

But in the end, history is much kinder to athletes who have won championships, especially in New York City. Great athletes who come to the Big Apple do so with the expectation of bringing home at least one championship. If a player helps bring the city a title, he's worshipped forever. As the old saying goes, he never has to buy a drink in New York again.

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Alfred Santasiere III is the editor-in-chief of Yankees Magazine. This article appears in the October 2017 issue of Yankees Magazine. Get more articles like this delivered to your doorstep by purchasing a subscription to Yankees Magazine at yankees.com/publications. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yankees Magazine: The Showman

After a decade of his running the Yankees, you might think you know Joe Girardi. But why do his truest colors show up in the most ostensibly artificial setting?

Yankees Magazine: The Showman

The roadways that wrap The Star in Frisco, Texas -- all with appropriate names such as Cowboys Way, Hall of Fame Lane, Gridiron Road and Avenue of Champions -- cover about a mile, and that's just one time around. We're hoping to keep this under two loops, but amid the sea of large buildings, new and glimmery, in this upscale suburb north of Dallas, you would understand if we're struggling to find our appropriate parking spot in this haystack of concrete. Everything's bigger in Texas, huh? You ain't lyin'.

At our route's northernmost spot, about 180 compass degrees from our prescribed resting point, Joe Girardi pops out from the front passenger seat of a bronze Chevy Impala. He's smiling, but sternly, as he approaches a security guard and calmly asks for directions.

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Jon Schwartz is the deputy editor of Yankees Magazine. This article appears in the October 2017 issue of Yankees Magazine. Get more articles like this delivered to your doorstep by purchasing a subscription to Yankees Magazine at yankees.com/publications. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yankees Magazine: 1977 Revisited - Mickey Rivers

After getting swept in the '76 Fall Classic, Mickey Rivers vowed to win it all in '77

Yankees Magazine: 1977 Revisited - Mickey Rivers

From his humble roots in Miami, Mickey Rivers made it to the big leagues and ultimately played an important role in the Yankees' success of the late 1970s.

The Yankees acquired "Mick the Quick" and pitcher Ed Figueroa in a December 1975 trade with the California Angels that sent outfielder Bobby Bonds to the West Coast. After an All-Star season in 1976, Rivers batted .326 during the '77 regular season. The consummate tablesetter, Rivers consistently put the team in position to score, while striking out just 45 times that season.

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Alfred Santasiere III is the editor-in-chief of Yankees Magazine. This article appears in the October 2017 issue of Yankees Magazine. Get more articles like this delivered to your doorstep by purchasing a subscription to Yankees Magazine at yankees.com/publications. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yankees Magazine: All the Right Moves

Under the watchful eye of coach Joe Espada, the Yankees' infield defense has become a strength of the team

Yankees Magazine: All the Right Moves

After the Yankees traded for Todd Frazier on July 19, Chase Headley, the team's starting third baseman since 2014 and a former Gold Glove Award winner, spoke to Manager Joe Girardi about his immediate future at the hot corner.

"I said, 'Hey, I have no idea what the plan is here, but I'm willing to do whatever you need me to do,'" Headley recounts. "I imagine that they had already made that decision by that point, but I thought it was important for me to express that I was willing to do whatever they felt was best."

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Thomas Golianopoulos is the associate editor of Yankees Magazine. This article appears in the October 2017 issue of Yankees Magazine. Get more articles like this delivered to your doorstep by purchasing a subscription to Yankees Magazine at yankees.com/publications. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yankees Magazine on Gary Sanchez: ...Ready for It?

What do you do when people expect the world of you? If you're Gary Sanchez, you get to work.

Yankees Magazine on Gary Sanchez: ...Ready for It?

Gary Sanchez is busy. Not "Frank Sinatra Has A Cold" busy -- rather, El Gary is preoccupied with trying to become the star major league catcher into which everyone just expects him to blossom. Over the last year, he has made strides in the right direction, but the climb hasn't always been easy.

In August of 2016, Sanchez found a spot on the Yankees' roster and, very authoritatively, made his presence known. In the waning months of the season, he was all anyone wanted to talk about in the Bronx. With the Yankees essentially out of the playoff picture, all eyes were on the rookie catcher who forced his way into the big club's starting lineup by crushing baseballs at a record pace. Brian McCann, a highly regarded 12-year veteran, was pushed out of his role by the young upstart, but that hardly stopped him from offering glowing praise. This kid was special.

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Hilary Giorgi is the associate editor of Yankees Magazine. This article appears in the October 2017 issue of Yankees Magazine. Get more articles like this delivered to your doorstep by purchasing a subscription to Yankees Magazine at yankees.com/publications. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yankees Magazine: Gene "Stick" Michael

A baseball genius with a heart of gold, the Stick's imprint on the Yankees and on all who knew him will last forever

Yankees Magazine: Gene

Looking out at the congregation of teary-eyed friends and family gathered at Calvary Baptist Church in Clearwater, Fla., Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman couldn't help but think of George Bailey from It's a Wonderful Life. In the final scene, Bailey opens a book and sees an inscription. "Dear George: Remember no man is a failure who has friends."

By that measure, the man Cashman was eulogizing was the epitome of success.

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Nathan Maciborski is the executive editor of Yankees Magazine. This article appears in the October 2017 issue of Yankees Magazine. Get more articles like this delivered to your doorstep by purchasing a subscription to Yankees Magazine at yankees.com/publications. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yankees Magazine: More Than Just a Game

How Scranton/Wilkes-Barre turned the Triple-A Championship Game into a massive charitable event

Yankees Magazine: More Than Just a Game

Karen Riviello doesn't particularly like baseball. So it is a little bit odd to find her at PNC Field in Moosic, Pa., watching the 2017 Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game -- the most important Minor League Baseball game of the year. But if you dig a little deeper and take a quick look around, the root cause of her presence becomes obvious.

Moosic is a small borough in Northeast Pennsylvania. Its population of less than 6,000 inhabits approximately 6.7 square miles. But what the town lacks in pure size it more than makes up for in solid heart.

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Hilary Giorgi is the associate editor of Yankees Magazine. This article appears in the October 2017 issue of Yankees Magazine. Get more articles like this delivered to your doorstep by purchasing a subscription to Yankees Magazine at yankees.com/publications. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.