May 29

The New York Yankees are more than just a baseball team. For 112 years, the pinstriped squad has provided heroes for generations of kids, dreaming of one day playing in the big leagues. Games they have played have provided moments that many of us will remember for the rest of our lives. You can find people of any age, in any city, donning a Yankee’s cap proudly and unapologetically.

If you want to see this year’s lineup of heroes in action, you have come to the right place! Here at Selectaticket.com, you can buy seats to witness players add to the Yankee’s extensive list of accomplishments. Watch living legends like Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriquez continue to make history in the Big Apple.

And who can forget stars like Robinson Cano, Mark Teixeira, and Nick Swisher? A lineup like this is leaving Yankees fans confident that this season will go down in history like so many seasons before. Plus the Yankee’s newly padded pitching staff and excellent defense can insure plenty of wins, while its power hitters will “wow” the crowds with towering home runs.

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Jun 17

It seems that baseball fans either love or hate the Yankees but whichever side you are on there is no denying the fact that they are American icons. The Yankees symbol is seen everywhere in American culture and has been worn on the jerseys of legends like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, and Joe DiMaggio. The list goes on and it will continue as every generation will have a heroic Yankee to tell our kids and grandchildren about.

Yankees fans are now soon to witness a living legend accomplish one of the most coveted feats in baseball. This legend is Derek Jeter and he is on the verge of getting 3000 career hits, making him part of one of baseball’s most exclusive clubs, among the likes of Ty Cobb, Hank Aaron, Pete Rose, and 23 others. Jeter’s 17 season career has been very consistent and this crowning achievement will confirm his status as another Yankee that goes down in history.

Along with Jeter are other countless All Stars like CC Sabathia, Mariano Rivera, Alex Rodriguez, Andruw Jones, and Jorge Posada. Together they are working to keep the Yankee’s legacy as the winningest team in baseballs history alive with another World Series Championship!

The New York Yankees will play their next game in Chicago against the cubs on Sunday, June 19.

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May 24

Derek Jeter is rapidly approaching a significant milestone in the realm of Major League Baseball. With 2,925 career hits, the Yankees’ captain is now just 25 hits away from reaching 3,000 for his career.

When Jeter reaches the 3,000 hit mark, he will be the first Yankees player to do so while wearing pinstripes for every hit. Additionally, Jeter will join an extraordinarily exclusive club of just 27 other players in history to reach this milestone.

Unfortunately for Jeter, he was unable to make any progression towards this feat in the Yankees’ last game. In Monday’s 7-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, Jeter was unable to get a hit in five at bats. Tomorrow Jeter will face the Blue Jay’s left handed pitcher, Ricky Romero. Although Jeter’s career against Romero is less than spectacular (2 for 16, or .125) he is looking to even the series for the Yankees, while making some important hits along the way.

Speaking on potentially reaching this milestone Jeter said, “It’s still far away. I’m really not thinking about it now. It’s just more stay comfortable and the hits will come.”

The New York Yankees will continue their three game series against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday,  May 24, 2011.

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May 11

The countdown to Derek Jeter’s 3,000 career hit milestone has begun. Jeter entered the 2011 season just 74 hits away from becoming the 28th player in history to reach 3,000. As of now, Jeter has 2,962 career hits, and only needs 38 more to become the first New York Yankees player to reach 3,000 all while being a Yankee.

May 30, 1995 was an extremely important date for this Yankees’ captain. On this date in history, the Yankees were playing the Kansas City Royals when Jeter was able to get his first major league hit. It was beautiful a single hit slightly to the left of Tim Belcher that paved the way for many more hits to come.

Sixteen years and 17 seasons later, Jeter is now just shy of reaching a huge Major League Baseball milestone. During the first 33 games of the season for the Yankees, Jeter has accumulated 36 hits, which averages to be 1.09 hits per game. New York Magazine has used these numbers in order to predict when Jeter will reach the 3,000 mark. Their prediction is that Jeter will be celebrating this new milestone on June 17 against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

The New York Yankees will host their next game on Thursday, May 12, 2011 in New York City.

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Apr 30

On Saturday, the New York Yankees will continue a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays. On Friday night the Yankees endured a 5-3 loss against the Blue Jays, which should motivate New York to win their next game of the series even more so. This was the first game in this three game series, and it brought the Blue Jays within 2.5 games of the Yankees for the American League East.

Although the Blue Jays are looking to close that gap even more on Saturday, the Yankees are hoping that former Blue Jay, A.J. Burnett can lead their pitching rotation and put an end to their temporary success. Burnett is coming off of his best start of the year, but it was also his first loss of the season.

Since becoming a Yankee, A.J. Burnett has never had an easy time when pitching against the Toronto Blue Jays. He has an especially hard time against them since Toronto’s, Jose Bautista is the leading American League hitter. As of now Burnett is 1-4 with a 6.50 ERA in eight starts.

The New York Yankees will continue this series by hosting their next game at Yankee Stadium against the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, April 20.

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Apr 18

This weekend the New York Yankees found themselves facing a rematch of last year’s American League Championship Series. The Yankees were off to a bad start in the series by taking a 3-5 loss on Friday. However, the team was able to redeem themselves with an important win on Saturday, and a tie-breaking win on Sunday.

New York’s 6-5 win that allowed them to take this three game series can be greatly attributed to a good number of home runs – three to be exact.

Rangers’ pitcher Alexi Ogando entered the season coming off of 13 scoreless innings. Fortunately, the Yankees were able to trip him up multiple times throughout the game. New York successfully dominated and challenged Ogando’s pitching skills with six hits, five runs, and three homers.

The first homer was hit in the second inning when Robinson Cano went deep, Russell Martin hit the next in the fifth, which was followed up by Curtis Granderson in the sixth inning of the game.

The Yankees improved their division lead with a 9-5 record, and they are hoping to improve that even more so. Next, the New York Yankees will begin a two game series by playing the Blue Jays at Toronto’s Rogers Centre on Tuesday, April 19, 2011.

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Apr 1

The New York Yankees have started their 2011-2012 campaign off on the right foot. On Thursday, the Yankees celebrated this season’s Opening Day with a 6-3 win over the Detroit Tigers. New York has not been victorious in their season opener since 2008, but this year the team was able to halt their two year Opening Day losing streak.

Many Yankee players contributed to Thursday’s win, notably Mark Teixeira, Curtis Granderson, and CC Sabathia. Despite his normal beginning of the season slump, Teixeira hit a clutch 3 run homer in the third inning on Opening Day. This spring Teixeira worked with hitting coach Kevin Long, and his improvements are apparent.

Lefty CC Sabathia also had a strong presence in Thursday’s game. He pitched well against the Tigers’ line-up, only allowing three runs on six hits in six innings. Before he left the game, CC struck out seven batters and only walked two. Sabathia said, “I made some pitches when I had to. I got into tough spots and was able to minimize the damage.”

Finally, Curtis Granderson deserves much of the credit for the Yanks’ defeat over the Tigers as well. In his center field position, Granderson made three important catches, including one in the ninth inning to finalize the Yankees’ win. In the seventh-inning Granderson put the Yankees ahead of the Tigers for the rest of the game with a homer off of Phil Coke.

All weekend long is calendar weekend at Yankee Stadium. All fans who attend this weekend’s Yankees vs. Detroit Tiger games will receive a free calendar. The New York Yankees will continue their opening weekend against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday, April 2, 2011.

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Mar 28

On Saturday, manager Joe Giardi announced the New York Yankees’ pitching rotation for the beginning of the season. Throughout this season’s spring training, there has been a ton of speculation regarding who will take the No. 5 spot between Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia.

The team has ultimately completed their rotation by selecting Ivan Nova for the No. 4 spot, which came as no surprise. The real question came down to the No. 5 spot, which Freddy Garcia successfully secured. With no more spots remaining in the starting rotation, this leaves Bartolo Colon in the bullpen.

Giardi recognized numerous reasons for their decision. He admitted that the Yankees “felt that he had a chance to get better because he was another offseason removed from his arm issues he had.” Giardi gave the 35-year old right hander credit because “for his standards, he had a great spring.”

However, Garcia was a favorite for the No. 5 spot since the beginning. This is mostly because Colon has fallen a little bit off of the Yankees’ radar. The 37 year old RHP has not stepped up to the mound in the MLB since 2009.

The Yankees will host their season opener with their new starting pitching lineup at the new Yankee Stadium against the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, March 31, 2011.

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Mar 19

The hitting coach for the New York Yankees has high hopes for Robinson Cano’s season. Kevin Long believes that the second basemen will see an increase in his home run numbers, and could possibly move onto the next level by becoming a power hitter.

Long admitted, “I wouldn’t be surprised if Cano hit 40 home runs.” Although this is quite the jump from Cano’s career high of 29 home runs, the hitting coach seemed absolutely positive that Cano could do it. However, Long did say that this was not a goal that was set by Cano to reach.

This could be because Cano himself is not so sure that he could pull it off. Cano responded instantly and laughed when asked if he could score 40 homers this upcoming season by saying, “No chance. Maybe if you put an extra half season.”

Baseball season is less than two weeks away, and the anticipation is building. Will Robinson Cano be able to reach the 40 home run mark?

The Yankees will enter their third season at the new Yankee Stadium as they host the Detroit Tigers during their season opener on Thursday, March 31.

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Mar 15

On Sunday, New York Yankees’ closer Mariano Rivera made his spring training debut. In New York’s 9-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins, Rivera was able to strike out all three batters that stepped up to the plate.

On Sunday, Rivera struck out the Twins’ Jason Kubel, Matt Brown, and Luke Hughes who went out swinging. During the sixth inning, Rivera threw nine strikes out of a total of 12 pitches. Rivera made it clear that he was proud of his accomplishment when he admitted that, “It felt great,” and that he “can’t complain.”

Rivera is a 41 year old, 11-time all-star for the New York Yankees, and he realizes that specific things improve with age. “You get older, you get wiser,” Rivera said. “You’re just trying to throw the best pitch you can and make sure you hit your spots.”

Last season he was 3-3 with a 1.80 ERA. He is second to Trevor Hoffman in regular season saves with 559. he holds the postseason record of 42, and last season he had 33 saves in 38 chances.

There’s just a little over two weeks until the season begins for New York. The Yankees will enter their third season at the new Yankee Stadium as they host the Detroit Tigers during their season opener on Thursday, March 31.

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Mar 1

It’s that exciting time of the year again! After a few months of rest, spring training for the New York Yankees has begun. The team hit the George M. Steinbrenner Field in sunny Tampa, Florida on Saturday in order to prepare for the upcoming season.

Coming off of his worst batting season last year, shortstop Derek Jeter returned to training with room for improvement. Last season Jeter’s batting average was only .270, and he was the team’s number one source of double plays.

On Monday, Jeter began working on his brand new swing and went 1-4 at practice. Hitting coach Kevin Long began tweaking Jeter’s swing last September by implementing an important change as Jeter waits for the ball during a pitch. Jeter’s new and improved pitch aims to stop Jeter from taking a stride in the direction of the plate during this time.

Jeter has been working on the new mechanics, and admits that he has been pretty successful. He said,”The good thing is, my foot hasn’t been moving. That’s a step in the right direction, I guess.”

There are 30 days until the season begins for New York, which leaves Jeter enough time to perfect his new stride-less swing. The New York Yankees will enter their third season at the new Yankee Stadium as they host the Detroit Tigers during their season opener on Thursday, March 31.

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Feb 6

The New York Yankees are trying something new this season; Jorge Posada will now be a full-time designated hitter rather than in his original position as catcher. Since the late 1990′s Posada has posted up behind the plate, so it must be a weird transition for Posada.

On Saturday Posada said, “It is what it is. I look forward to everything I do. I try to help out the team, and if that’s going to help out the team and that’s what they want, I’m OK with it.” It seems as though Posada may not be thrilled with the decision, but being the team player that he is, he will do whatever is best for the team.

The Yankees have hinted that he isn’t completely ready to be phased out of his catching position. Posada said, “I can’t complain. I always like to catch, I’m used to catching.” New York has acknowledged Posada’s doubts, and have admitted that they will keep him catcher-ready just in case.

Posada believes that the transition will be the hardest during the actual season, but Yankees fans don’t have a doubt in their mind that he will be successful in any position he plays.

Spring training for the New York Yankees will begin on February 26, 2011 at the George M. Steinbrenner Field in sunny Tampa, Florida.

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Dec 28

Mark Teixeira, first baseman for the New York Yankees, said he believes that teammate Andy Pettitte will be retiring before the beginning of next season. However, the Yankees are certainly hoping for his return to the team.

Although Teixeira is still hoping that the pitcher will return to the mound, Pettitte has led him to believe through texting that he is “leaning toward retirement.” Pettitte is currently at his home in Deer Park, Texas where he is making the crucial decision of whether or not he will pitch for the Yankees in 2011.

New York’s patience is running thin, especially after Cliff Lee rejected their offer. Although Lee is one of the greatest pitchers in the game, and his decline was a major disappointment for the Yankees, he did leave a great deal of “payroll flexibility.” Their current focus may be on Andy Pettitte’s potential return to the rotation, but the Yankees have room to trade for pitchers such as Derek Lowe of the Braves, Carlos Zambrano of the Cubs, or Joe Blanton of the Phillies if need be.

President of the Yankees, Randy Levine made it clear that the lefty pitcher does not have a specific deadline for a decision. He added, “I think he knows we need him. I think he knows how much we respect him.” He also mentioned, “He’s a great Yankee. He’s a very, very mature person and he’s got a great family and we’ve got to give him a chance to make his own decision.”

Spring training for the New York Yankees will commence on February 26, 2011 at the George M. Steinbrenner Field in beautiful Tampa, Florida.

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Dec 13

Pitcher Cliff Lee and his agent have been cautious in their pursuit at deciding where Lee’s future should take him. As a free agent, Lee is expected to make his decision early this week, but as of now his potential teams are kept in suspense.

The Texas Rangers, the New York Yankees, and an unknown team are the big players all vying for Lee’s attention. After silence from Lee all weekend, there has been speculation that he and his agent Darek Braunecker were delaying their choice on purpose in an attempt to attain more money.

On Wednesday the New York Yankees were believed to have enhanced their offer, adding another year and several million dollars to their original bid. As of now, the Yankees have offered Lee an estimated $138 million, 6 year deal.

The Rangers also upgraded their bid from an original $100 million over five years. They have now offered him a six-year deal for an undisclosed amount of money. Though the exactness of each bid is uknown, it is believed that the Yankees’ offer is significantly more.

Last week Lee visited the Texans, which left Rangers’ CEO Chuck Greenberg optimistic that Lee will in fact choose the Rangers over the Yankees. The New York Yankees are hoping Lee will choose them, and join them next season.

Spring training for the New York Yankees will commence on February 26, 2011 at the George M. Steinbrenner Field in beautiful Tampa, Florida.

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Nov 30

Over the past two days there have been meetings between the top guns of the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter, and Jeter’s agent Casey Close. At least one meeting was held on Tuesday between Yankees GM Brian Cashman, Jeter, and his agent in Tampa on Tuesday.

Before this meeting, the two sides had not interacted in several days. Jeter was offered a deal from the Yankees which would add three more years onto his time with the Yanks, and $45 million. However, the New York Times has said that Jeter is interested in a contract that will last four to five years and would be worth $23-$24 million per season.

The Yankees seem willing to stray from their original $45 million, three year offer in hopes of keeping Jeter with the Yankees. With Jeter’s $189 million, 10-year deal expiring after this season, it looks like he will be taking a cut in salary.

Both New York, and Jeter understand their importance to each other, and neither of them may be ready to give that up just yet. Spring training for the New York Yankees will commence on February 26, 2011 at the George M. Steinbrenner Field in beautiful Tampa, Florida.

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