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Play The New Edition of Name Your Yankee


Okay, so you think you are an expert on the New York Yankees? Well, here we go with the new 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.clip_image001.gif" o:href="http://cdn.fansided.com/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gif">

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 nickname was “The Sultan of Swat.”

Clue number two: He wore uniform number 3.

Clue number three: The Yankees got him from the Boston Red Sox.

Clue number four:  He hit 714 home runs in his career.

Alright, how did you do? If you guessed that the secret Yankee player is Babe Ruth, than you are right!  Ruth retired with the most home runs in MLB history. He held the record until he was passed by Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves. He was also known as “The Bambino.” His career began in 1914 and continued until his retirement in 1935. He was immortalized for pointing his bat to indicate the direction the ball would take for his home run. He teamed with Lou Gehrig to create the most feared back-to-back batters in MLB history.

Don’t forget to check back next Thursday for another edition of Name Your Yankee.

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