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Dale Long

Dale Long (Baseball. Born, Springfield, MO, Feb. 6, 1926; died, Palm Coast, FL, Jan. 27, 1991.) Richard Dale Long, who set a big league record (later tied by Don Mattingly and Ken Griffey, Jr.) by hitting homers in eight straight games for Pittsburgh in 1956, played 81 games for the Yankees in his 10-year career. […]

Don Mattingly

Don Mattingly (Baseball. Born, Evansville, IN, Apr. 20, 1961.) Without doubt the most popular Yankee of his time, Donald Arthur Mattingly also had four extraordinary seasons when he was baseball’s best player. Throughout his career (1982-95), Mattingly was an exceptional fielder at first base, showed an unusual understanding of the game, and was an intelligent, […]

Tino Martinez

Tino Martinez (Baseball. Born, Tampa, FL, Dec. 7, 1967.) When many fans felt replacing Don Mattingly at first base would be a massive chore for the Yankees, Constantino Martinez made the transition seamless. Martinez was acquired by the Yankees Nov. 7, 1995, with pitchers Jeff Nelson and Jim Mecir for third base prospect Russ Davis […]

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