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The '81 Yankees: Reggie's Animosity, The Second Half Collapse, and The Only Pennant.

Definitely the most polarizing team in sports history, the dreaded Bronx Bombers history of success is well documented. With some of the biggest names in the history of the sport putting on the iconic pinstripes (Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Whitey Ford, Joe DiMaggio, Catfish Hunter, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Ichiro Suzuki, etc), the New York Yankees are going for their 10th consecutive decade with a World Series appearance. 1,163 more words


Padres Pics #10.

During a 1980 game against the Astros, Dave Winfield was drilled by Nolan Ryan and Winny decided to take matters into his own hands by charging the mound. 410 more words

San Diego Padres

Goodbye, Jerry Coleman.

Following Jerry Coleman’s death back in January of 2014, I posted this on 90 Feet of Perfection. Today marks 3 years since The Colonel passed away, so I’ve decided to share it again here on The 5.5 Hole, as it seems relevant to the blog and is a fitting memorial. 1,459 more words

San Diego Padres

Happy Birthday, Dave Winfield

    Dave Winfield played nine seasons with the Yankees. It wasn’t easy.

By Glen Sparks

The description “all-around athlete” gets bandied about by coaches, broadcasters and writers. 827 more words

Teixeira's walk-off into the sunset

For the second straight night, the previous game’s hero was on the bench. Mark Teixeira switched places with Tyler Austin Thursday night. Tex was getting rest after his thrilling grand slam with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday night to climax a huge comeback for the Yankees, who avoided elimination from the American League wild card chase with a 5-3 victory over the Red Sox, who nevertheless clinched the AL East title. 401 more words