Okay, so you think you are an expert on the New York Yankees? Well, here we go with the second installment of “Name Your Yankee,” presented by Yankee Fan Dan. This is where the real Yankee fans step up to the plate and show their knowledge.
In case you have forgotten, here is how it works: I will provide you with a list of clues. You see how many clues it takes for you to determine who the secret Yankee player is. If you identify the player in four clues, then you are assigned to the single A team. If you only need three clues, you are in double A. Two clues will place you in triple A. If you do it in one clue, you have made the big leagues! The answer is revealed on this page.
Does that still sound easy? Well, here is the difficult part. You must identify the secret Yankee player from your knowledge and not from research. If you cheat, you will have to live with it until the end of your career. The ethics panel will ban you from baseball without the opportunity for reinstatement. So, don’t pretend the ball hit you and limp to first base. Okay, here we go.
Clue number one: His career batting average is .322.
Clue number two: He has over 2,600 hits in his Major League Baseball career.
Clue number three: He currently plays right field for the Yankees.
Clue number four: He began his Major League Baseball career with the Seattle Mariners in 2001.
Alright, how did you do? If you guessed that the secret Yankee player is Ichiro Suzuki than you are right! Although his batting average is only .269 this season, look for Suzuki to finish strong as he did last year, when he was a major contributor to the Yankees pennant run.
And don’t forget to check back next Thursday for another edition of Name Your Yankee.