Okay, so you think you are an expert on the New York Yankees? Well, here we go with the third 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 Yankees 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 Yankees 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: He has 269 home runs in his MLB career.
Clue number two: He wears uniform number 12.
Clue number three: He plays left field.
Clue number four: This is his first season in a Yankees uniform.
Alright, how did you do? If you guessed that the secret Yankee player is Vernon Wells, than you are right! Wells has proven the skeptics wrong. He already has belted ten home runs for the Yankees this season. With Curtis Granderson returning, the outfield is getting crowded. But manager Joe Girardi must find a way to keep Wells in the lineup.
Don’t forget to check back next Thursday for another edition of Name Your Yankee.