July 2014

New York Yankees Born in November

frankie2My name is Francesca Cinquanti. My Poppi writes this Pinstripe Birthday Blog.

Poppi’s a big Yankee fan, so big that he’s taken the time to sort the entire all-time Yankee roster by birth dates. He then started this blog and every day of the year, he’d post a story about the Yankee player born on that day.

Poppi’s all-time lineup of Yankees with November birthdays looks like this:

SS – Bucky Dent
MGR – Bucky Harris

If you want to find out what Yankees were born on your birthday and learn more about them,  enter the date in the search box underneath the ad that appears in the right hand column of this page and click the “search” button. The WordPress search engine that is provided with this blog has some design inefficiencies. For example if you enter the date “November 2″ your search results will start with a player born on November 29 at the top and you’ll have to keep scrolling down through the results to find November 2 birthday celebrants. This will be true for any search you do for the first three days of every month.  (You can also search by the player’s name.)

On most dates, more than one Yankee celebrates a birthday so be sure to keep clicking on the “older posts” links that appear at the bottom of your search results to make sure you find every Yankee born on that date.

Yankee Connections to 2014 World Series Teams

The Yankees did not make the 2014 World Series and have just two members of their all time roster participating as players in this year’s Fall Classic, both with the Royals; Raul Ibanez & Jayson Nix. Ex Yankee closer Dave Righetti is the Giants’ very successful pitching coach. There have been however, many former and current Yankees who also played for the Royals or Giants. Here’s my all-time lineups for such players:

All Time Lineup of Yankees who were also Royals
1b Steve Balboni
2b Chuck Knoblauch
3b Wilson Betemit
SS Bucky Dent
C   Don Slaught
OF Carlos Beltran
OF Lou Piniella
OF Johnny Damon
DH Raul Ibanez
P   David Cone, Lary Gura
CL Steve Farr
MGR Dick Howser

All Time Lineup of Yankees who were also Giants
1b Dave Kingman
2b Jose Vizcaino
3b Jim Ray Hart
SS Hal Lanier
C   Chris Stewart
OF Bobby Bonds
OF Bobby Murcer
OF Melky Cabrera
DH Jack Clark
P   Don Larsen
CL Dave Righetti
MGR John McGraw

New York Yankees Born in October

Frankie copy 2My name is Francesca Cinquanti. My Poppi writes this Pinstripe Birthday Blog.

Poppi’s a big Yankee fan, so big that he’s taken the time to sort the entire all-time Yankee roster by birth dates. He then started this blog and every day of the year, he’d post a story about the Yankee player born on that day.

Poppi’s all-time lineup of Yankees with October birthdays looks like this:
1B - Joe Pepitone
2B - Robinson Cano
3B - Red Rolfe
SS - Frank Crosetti
C - Joe Girardi
OF - Mickey Rivers
OF - Mickey Mantle
OF - Dave Winfield
DH - Dr. Bobby Brown
P - Whitey Ford
RP - Joe Page
MGR - Wild Bill Donovan

If you want to find out what Yankees were born on your birthday and learn more about them,  enter the date in the search box underneath the ad that appears in the right hand column of this page and click the “search” button. The WordPress search engine that is provided with this blog has some design inefficiencies. For example if you enter the date “October 2″ your search results will start with a player born on October 29 at the top and you’ll have to keep scrolling down through the results to find October 2 birthday celebrants. This will be true for any search you do for the first three days of every month.  (You can also search by the player’s name.)

On most dates, more than one Yankee celebrates a birthday so be sure to keep clicking on the “older posts” links that appear at the bottom of your search results to make sure you find every Yankee born on that date.

I’m being raised a Yankee fan. Even my first name has something to do with the Bronx Bombers. My Nonni was watching a Yankee game on TV a few years ago and asked my Poppi who the Yankee catcher was. When my Poppi told her the guy’s name was Francisco Cervelli, Nonni called my Mommy and Daddy to ask them if they liked the name Francesca for the new baby girl they were expecting. All I can say is I’m thankful it wasn’t Yogi Berra behind the plate that night.