"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice

Yessir, That’s My Baby

at home in her crib for the first time

Amelia Louise Corcoran

Born at 6:10 pm on May 26

6 lbs, 11.8 oz, 19 1/2 inches long

She rocks, as does her mom, both of whom are doing great.

I’ll be a bit preoccupied in the short term, but I’ll do my best to continue to pull my weight around these parts while adjusting to my new lifestyle. If I come up a bit short, at least you know I’ve got a good excuse.

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1 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  May 28, 2009 10:08 pm

Congratulations! There's nothing finer in this world than having a child!!

2 Alex Belth   ~  May 28, 2009 10:28 pm

The second Bronx Banter Baby of the year (Will's was the first). Hot dog!

Much love and peace go out to Cliff, Beck and the fam!

3 jonnystrongleg   ~  May 28, 2009 10:29 pm

She's beautiful Cliff, all the best to the new family.

(and my wife highly approves of the name, she can't have too many fellow Amelias out there)

4 Emma Span   ~  May 28, 2009 10:41 pm

Congratulations Cliff!

5 PJ   ~  May 28, 2009 10:50 pm

Welcome to the Yankees Universe, Ame Lou! There is always room for one more!

Good luck with the sleep, Cliff!


: )

6 thelarmis   ~  May 28, 2009 11:02 pm

she's precious!

congrats, my friend!

you're gonna be a fabulous father!!! : )

7 thelarmis   ~  May 28, 2009 11:16 pm

A-rod and Mo just shown smiling at King James amazing run there. nice to see our boys in street clothes appreciating good athleticism.

i know, i know - there was a commercial on the Braves game, so i switched the channel...

8 Rich   ~  May 28, 2009 11:32 pm

Congrats and best wishes.

9 Will Weiss   ~  May 28, 2009 11:45 pm

Congrats, Cliff! Best to Becky. Amelia is beautiful. Enjoy it and don't try to giver her a PECOTA projection yet. .

10 Yankster   ~  May 29, 2009 12:13 am

Congratulations Cliff and congratulations to Amelia. She and I share a birthday, and it's a great day of the year to be born - a birthday which will, in three of every seven years, take place on a three day weekend.

11 lenNYs Yankees   ~  May 29, 2009 12:23 am

Congrats, Cliff! Hopefully you will be able to keep up your good work, or else I will miss it!

12 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2009 12:30 am

Mazal tov, Cliff!

Good news, good news!

13 Diane Firstman   ~  May 29, 2009 12:30 am

Beautiful child ... congrats Cliff!

So, do you have a Yankees onesie for her yet?

14 Diane Firstman   ~  May 29, 2009 12:39 am

Amelia shares her birthday with a lot of cool people, including:
# 1886 – Al Jolson, American singer (d. 1950)
# 1907 – John Wayne, American actor (d. 1979)
# 1908 – Robert Morley, English actor (d. 1992)
# 1912 – Jay Silverheels, American actor (d. 1980)
# 1913 – Peter Cushing, English actor (d. 1994)
# 1920 – Peggy Lee, American singer (d. 2002)
# 1923 – James Arness, American actor
# 1926 – Miles Davis, American jazz trumpeter (d. 1991)
# 1939 – Brent Musburger, American sports broadcaster
# 1940 – Levon Helm, American musician (The Band)
# 1941 – Cliff Drysdale, South African tennis player
# 1941 – John Kaufman, sculptor
# 1945 – Garry Peterson, Canadian drummer (The Guess Who)
# 1946 – Mick Ronson, English musician (d. 1993)
# 1948 – Stevie Nicks, American songwriter
# 1949 – Pam Grier, American actress
# 1949 – Philip Michael Thomas, American actor
# 1949 – Hank Williams Jr., American singer
# 1955 – Wesley Walker, American football player
# 1966 – Helena Bonham Carter, English actress

15 thelarmis   ~  May 29, 2009 4:22 am

[14] May 26, is considered "The Day Of The Stalwart Protector". it's also the brithday for:

Queen Mary
Duke of Marlborough
Charles Duke of Orleans
Sally K. Ride
William Bolcom

diane - what's funny is, i recently emailed Cliff about Wesley Walker, and Stevie Nicks was the first crush i ever had! guess that explains the blondes in hats thing... : ~

More May 26 Birthday stuff:

Number: 8
Planet: Saturn
Tarot: Courage
Strengths: Protective, Moral, Honorable
Meditation: The Only Thing We Know For Sure Is What We Believe

16 Yankee Mama   ~  May 29, 2009 7:57 am

I think your baby is very cute and I hope she is very nice. My 7 year- old daughter wrote that. Congratulations, Cliff.

Lotsa luck.

17 rbj   ~  May 29, 2009 8:08 am

Congratulations, mom & Cliff! Wonderful news.

And don't worry about falling short at the Banter. That picture is all the excuse you need.

18 Just Fair   ~  May 29, 2009 8:11 am

Congrats, Ciff. And it's the day before mine. : ) Best of luck and sleep.

19 RIYank   ~  May 29, 2009 8:38 am

Huh, my earlier 'congrats!' didn't make it, I wonder what happened.

Anyway, mazal tov, and excellent choice of initials. I think this means the Yankees will be American League Champions this year. (I kind of wish you had named her Wilhelmina Sander Corcoran, but I suppose there may have been other considerations than creation of the proper omen.)

20 mpalmer717   ~  May 29, 2009 8:40 am

Nosir don't mean maybe.

Congrats Cliff. As a new dad myself I can say definitively your life will never be the same. Enjoy it. It goes by fast.

ps Sleep whenever you can, trust me.

21 Horace Clarke Era   ~  May 29, 2009 8:59 am

Mazel tov to all three of you. And belatedly to Will (I missed that one!)

Welcome to the Show, Cliff.

Expect to watch some late west coast games dozily, with a baby on your chest and the fear that if you MOVE she'll wake up! Let her absorb home field advantage by osmosis.

22 Shaun P.   ~  May 29, 2009 9:01 am

Congratulations, Cliff! There is nothing in the world like being a dad. It really is indescribable. The lack of sleep and stress and worrying are all worth it, because the love you get back is unlike anything else in the world.

23 BrianLevy2020   ~  May 29, 2009 9:16 am


24 Simone   ~  May 29, 2009 9:17 am

Congratulations to you and your wife, Cliff. Amelia is adorable.

25 Bama Yankee   ~  May 29, 2009 9:31 am

Congratulations on the new addition to your family, Cliff.

Welcome to the world of sleep deprivation. I've been here for about a week. My wife and I adopted a baby girl last Friday who was born on May 8th.

26 JohnnyC   ~  May 29, 2009 9:44 am

Well done! Congrats to you and your better half.

27 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  May 29, 2009 10:20 am

Congrats, Cliff.

She is adorable. (In case you hadn't noticed.)

28 Hank   ~  May 29, 2009 11:28 am

Congratulations, Cliff. I've only been at the fatherhood thing for nine years, but I promise you this -- they've been the best nine years of my life. Welcome to the club.

29 hoppystone   ~  May 29, 2009 11:42 am

Great news! Best to you and the fam, Cliff. Enjoy every second of it.

Same birthday as Miles, Ronson, and Levon, planet in Saturn (a little Sun Ra there?), and dad is a drummer? Sounds like you got a good groove there!

30 Patrick   ~  May 29, 2009 1:04 pm


31 tommyl   ~  May 29, 2009 2:05 pm

Congrats Cliff! I think I see our first female major league player!

32 williamnyy23   ~  May 29, 2009 2:10 pm

Congrats on your very own Baby Bomber. Eight more and you can start your own team.

33 Will Weiss   ~  May 29, 2009 2:44 pm

[21] Thanks, HCE. Madeline was born Feb. 5, an early reporter to Spring Training. She's already watching Yankee games and crying when Jose Veras takes the mound. I have her trained well.

34 Diane Firstman   ~  May 29, 2009 2:58 pm


Any new pics to share?

35 Cliff Corcoran   ~  May 29, 2009 3:50 pm

Thank you, everyone. We're still glowing (and always will be).

36 Cliff Corcoran   ~  May 29, 2009 5:24 pm

Oh, and congrats to Bama on his new addition!

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