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The Army baseball team’s best crowd this season likely will attend a game that won’t count in the standings. But when the New York Yankees come to West Point¬† — the first pro team to do so since the Houston Astros in 1986 — the March 30 game against the Black Knights (0-2 so far this year) will be so big, temporary bleachers will be hauled in to boost Johnson Stadium at Doubleday Field’s capacity from 824 to more than 5,000 fans, according to an Army athletic department release. Tickets will cost $40 to $50. They go on sale March…

[HTML1] Congrats to Staff Sgt. Michael Kacer, an Army National Guardsman who lost his left arm in Afghanistan, who’s getting plenty of attention after catching a foul ball with his hat at a New York Yankees game on Friday. Read this story to learn more about Kacer’s remarkable story, and watch the SportCenter interview below to hear it in his own words. My favorite part of this whole episode might be Kacer immediately giving the ball to his nephew. This soldier is a class act all-around. [HTML2] Note to grown men who still bring gloves to MLB games: If this…

Ralph Houk was a lucky man, in more ways than one. When Casey Stengel left the Yankees, Houk took over, winning World Series titles in his first two seasons — the first in the midst of the chaos of Maris’ and Mantle’s assault on the home-run record in 1961. But a main part of Houk’s legacy was away from the baseball field, and on the battlefield, where he survived some fierce fighting during his service. Houk, 90, died Wednesday at his home in Florida. The longtime manager of the Yanks, Tigers and Red Sox served in World War II in…

If it’s true that famous deaths come in threes I’d be worried if I was Derek Jeter or Alex Rodriguez. Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died Tuesday morning from a heart attack. His death comes just two days after Bob Sheppard, the legendary Yankees stadium announcer died Sunday. Known simply as “The Boss,” Steinbrenner bought the Yankees in 1973. As owner, he oversaw 11 American League pennants and seven World Series Championships. Steinbrenner will be remembered as an owner who was never afraid to open his wallet, but was equally demanding that his money fielded a winner. Before “The Boss” made…

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