May 29, 1995

The 1995 season was only a little more than a month old when the two teams met. The last major labor dispute in Major League Baseball had just ended on April 23, delaying the start of the season. Baseball fans were still angry that the stoppage had killed the 1994 season after 113 games, leading to the cancellation all of post season baseball. After a long drought without playing in the post season, Buck Showalter’s Yankees had the best record in baseball when the game shut down in 1994.

Under Lou Piniella, the Mariners were in second place in the AL West. The Mariners would battle the Angels all season before finally winning the division by a single game. Their superstar, Ken Griffey, Jr., missed much of the season due to injury and he was not in that Memorial Day lineup. After so much promise in 1994, the Yankees were off to a slow start in 1995. On May 29 of that season, the Yankees were only 13-14 and were four and a half games behind the division leader.…

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Nightly Links: Martin, Flores, Pineda

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More prospect lists released

Prospect Week is nearly here, and the Internets have been kind enough to share some more assessments of the Yankee farm system with us.  Once again, we get some interesting and differing perspectives on the Yankee farm that illustrates the lack of consensus about the ranking of the top prospects in the Yankee farm, and...

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Completing a Bullpen

Joy R. Absalon-US PRESSWIRE

Yesterday we heard that David Aardsma had signed a one year deal with the Yankees, along with an option for 2013, a deal that will play him at least $500K to rehabilitate following elbow surgery last year...

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Russell Martin v. The Free Agent Market

The 2013 free agent market projects to be one of the richest in years. A team like the Yankees can find a plethora of young starting pitchers, outfielders, and catchers who could draw Cy Young or MVP votes. Russell Martin is on his way to free agency, which means the team will have...

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