'98 Yanks bounce back, take Game Two over '51 Bombers

Torre's team rips Sain (and three of rain)
Pauly's grand slam leads 13-7 rout
Irabu bedazzles!
Series tied 1-1!
Next up: Allie Reynolds v. Dave Wells

Sunday, December 27, 2020

R.I.P. Phil Niekro



Rufus T. Firefly said...

The file coming out of his pocket was an unforgettable moment. Deserved a razzie if not an oscar.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Gave us a couple of very nice years, sorry to see him go.

Of course, Phil's brother, Joe, also pitched briefly for the Yankees.

Can anybody give me two other brother combinations who pitched for the Yankees in the 1980s-90s?

Anonymous said...

Melido and Pascal Perez

Doug K.

JM said...

I missed those two, but a few remaining brain cells remember the Niekros.

No one throws the knuckler anymore, do they? Sad. One more quirk homogenized out of the game.

Anonymous said...

That was Joe.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of knuckleballers Just bought the Jim Bouton bio. "Bouton: The Life of a Baseball Original"

Looking forward to reading it.

Doug K.

Carl J. Weitz said...

There are 2 other brother combos that played for the Yankees in the same year. One set is easy to remember. The other pair are more obscure. Well, one of the players was obscure. Name them.

Carl J. Weitz said...

There were two other sets of brothers that played together on the Yankees at the same time. Not necessarily pitchers though.

One set is easy to remember as they were both well-known. The other pair only had one sibling that would be commonly remembered.

No Googling! :)

Anonymous said...

The Alous?

Doug K

HoraceClarke66 said...

Yep, the Alous in 1973. Both released before the end of the season if I recall correctly.

But anybody have my other pitcher-brothers combo? Good work with the Perezes, Doug K.

Rufus T. Firefly said...


Naturally, I thought of Mike Kekich and Fritz Peterson. Then I realized that wasn't where you were going with the question.

I cheated and looked it up. In doing so, I reviewed some very bad personnel decisions other than Kekich -- and some truly awful (if entertaining) teams.

Publius said...

The brothers Leiter