Yankees: Pinstripe-focused TV, movies and more to get your baseball fix
By Ryan Doyle
At the height of the show’s power, Seinfeld featured the New York Yankees prominently with George Costanza (Jason Alexander) landing a gig as the Assistant to the Traveling Secretary for the club.
Costanza held that position for nearly three years (when looking at episode air dates) and for Yankees fans in the mid-90s it provided some of the best moments in the show’s history.
From the moment he was hired, to Costanza’s adventures with Derek Jeter and Bernie Williams in the batting cage, there are some fantastic Yankees moments on the show.
Fans can stream Seinfeld on multiple streaming services, including Hulu. Plus, there are constantly re-runs on cable, so you can catch Frank Costanza screaming at George Steinbrenner, “What the hell did you trade Jay Buhner for!?”
The Bronx Is Burning (2007)
Debuting on ESPN in 2007, the eight-episode mini-series The Bronx Is Burning follows the Yankees 1977 World Series run and the rest of the chaos unfolding in New York City. The show mainly revolves around the relationship between Billy Martin (John Turturro) and Reggie Jackson (Daniel Sunjata) with owner George Steinbrenner (Oliver Platt) overseeing the franchise.
As the season develops, the show follows other major events that New York City had to deal with in 1977. From the NYPD’s chase to catch the Son of Sam serial killer, to the city’s mayoral race and the massive blackout which led to city-wide looting and fires.
Thanks to a strong performance by Turturro, the show does a solid job of exploring the relationship between Martin and Steinbrenner.
This series has unfortunately been forgotten as it hasn’t been picked up by a streaming service to give it a second life. However, full episodes do appear on YouTube and the DVD set is available for around $10 on eBay.
Keep a close eye, and you’ll spot Jason Giambi, making a cameo as a cab driver in the series.