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News of the Day – 3/13/09

Posted By Diane Firstman On March 13, 2009 @ 7:49 am In Diane Firstman,News of the Day | Comments Disabled

Today’s news is powered by a “What’s My Line” appearance by Bobby Murcer (from 1971) …..

  • MLB.com [1] has an article on Hughes and Kennedy looking to redeem themselves in 2009.
  • Fan favorite Jim Kaat now has his own website, kittykaat.com [2].  Also, Kaat will also return to the broadcast booth this season, calling a few games for the MLB Network [3].
  • The Yanks [4] have now reached contract agreements with all their non-arbitration players.  Joba Chamberlain will earn $432,575 if, as expected, he spends the entire season with the big club.
  • PeteAbe [5] gives us the salary list for those non-arbitration players.
  • Mariano Duncan turns 46 today.  Duncan was a godsend at 2B for the Yankees in 1996, hitting .340 in 400 ABs.  He never learned how to take a walk, earning a mere nine free passes in 417 PAs that season (.352 OBP).  For his career, he walked a little more than once every 25 PAs.
  • Happy 50th birthday to Luis Aguayo (spot starter at 3B for ’88 squad).
  • On this date in 1937, Lou Gehrig signs for $38,000 with a $750 signing bonus.
  • On this date last year, 59-year-old Billy Crystal makes an appearance in a Yankees spring training game. He strikes out on a full count from Paul Maholm after hitting one ball just foul.

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[1] MLB.com: http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090312&content_id=3972294&vkey=news_nyy&fext=.jsp&c_id=nyy

[2] kittykaat.com: http://site.kittykaat.com/

[3] MLB Network: http://kaatskorner.mlblogs.com/archives/2009/03/hail_the_dutch.html

[4] Yanks: http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090312&content_id=3972772&vkey=news_nyy&fext=.jsp&c_id=nyy&partnerId=rss_nyy

[5] PeteAbe: http://yankees.lhblogs.com/2009/03/12/salaries-for-the-0-3-yankees/

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