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Thursday: The color line also barred black players from Latin America. I believe this man was the first black Latin Yankee. I know he was the first black man to manage in Triple-A, six years before Frank Robinson broke that color line at the Major League level.Read More
Mariano Rivera's cutter has earned him the first unanimous Hall of Fame vote in MLB history. He devastated teams with this pitch for 17 years and continued to see success even into his final seasons when his velocity began to drop. To the average baseball fan this feat is impressive, obviously. But when looked at closer, this is absolutely and truly unbelievable. One pitch, 17 years, 652 saves, and a HOF induction, but how exactly was Mo able to do it?Read More
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Wednesday: As suggested by Monday's quiz, I'm always interested in the guy who goes second, who usually gets a lot less attention than the guy who goes first (Buzz Aldrin being a rare exception). Yesterday we had the first black man to pitch for the Yankees, today we have the second. He played only two years in New York, was basically effective the first year, basically less so the second.Read More
This young, toolsy outfielder was another big international signing for the Yankees, after being penalized for their spending in 2014-2015. They dropped $1.5 million on Everson Pereira in 2017, picking up one of the best available players. Coming from Venezuela, Pereira made his U.S. debut at only 17, playing 41 games for Pulaski in 2018. Overall, he is a very exciting young player whose trip through the minors I look forward to watching.
Name: Everson Pereira
Birthdate: April 10, 2001
Pereira’s all-around skills and his advanced instincts gave him a good start to his professional career last season. He had a slash line of .263/.322/.389. He had three homers, two triples and eight doubles, along with 26 RBIs and 21 runs scored. He struck out 60 times to only fifteen walks.Read More