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New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner douses teammate Alfonso Soriano after Soriano drove in the game-winning run in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on July 28. The Yankees won 6-5. (John Minchillo/AP)

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New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner douses teammate Alfonso Soriano after Soriano drove in the game-winning run in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on July 28. The Yankees won 6-5. (John Minchillo/AP)
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Don Zimmer is photographed by the great Neil Leifer before a April 2006 game at Yankee Stadium. (Neil Leifer/SI)

GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the New York Yankees

Don Zimmer is photographed by the great Neil Leifer before a April 2006 game at Yankee Stadium. (Neil Leifer/SI)
GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the New York Yankees

Derek Jeter fields a ground ball during a 2012 Yankees home game.  After the 2010 season, the Yankees captain agreed to a new three-year, $51 million contract that includes a player option for the 2014 season, a salary that made him the highest-paid shortstop in the game and still one of the 20 highest-paid players in baseball. (Chuck Solomon/SI)

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Derek Jeter fields a ground ball during a 2012 Yankees home game.  After the 2010 season, the Yankees captain agreed to a new three-year, $51 million contract that includes a player option for the 2014 season, a salary that made him the highest-paid shortstop in the game and still one of the 20 highest-paid players in baseball. (Chuck Solomon/SI)
GALLERY: Baseball’s $100 Million Men

On this day in 1895, Babe Ruth was born. In this 1934 photo, Ruth slides safely into home during a Yankees-Tigers game. (AP)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Babe Ruth

On this day in 1895, Babe Ruth was born. In this 1934 photo, Ruth slides safely into home during a Yankees-Tigers game. (AP)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Babe Ruth

Derek Jeter walks down the hallway that leads from the clubhouse to the dugout before a 2008 game at the old Yankee Stadium. (Anthony J. Causi/Icon SMI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter walks down the hallway that leads from the clubhouse to the dugout before a 2008 game at the old Yankee Stadium. (Anthony J. Causi/Icon SMI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Derek Jeter

University of Pittsburgh students cheer as they look down on Forbes Field from the top of their campus’s Cathedral of Learning during the 1960 World Series between the Pirates and Yankees. In Game 7, Bill Mazeroski hit the first walk-off home run in World Series history, a shot over the left-field fence that gave the Pirates a 10-9 win. (George Silk/Time Life Pictures)

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University of Pittsburgh students cheer as they look down on Forbes Field from the top of their campus’s Cathedral of Learning during the 1960 World Series between the Pirates and Yankees. In Game 7, Bill Mazeroski hit the first walk-off home run in World Series history, a shot over the left-field fence that gave the Pirates a 10-9 win. (George Silk/Time Life Pictures)
GALLERY: 100 Best Sports Photos of All Time

Happy Festivus, from Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams, George Costanza and the entire SI Photo Blog team. Enjoy the day. (AP)

GALLERY: Seinfeld and Sports

Happy Festivus, from Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams, George Costanza and the entire SI Photo Blog team. Enjoy the day. (AP)
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Shortstops Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez pose with a fan before a 1997 Yankees-Mariners game. Rodriguez will undergo surgery on his left hip and could be sidelined until the All-Star game. (Chuck Solomon/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Derek Jeter | Alex Rodriguez
LEMIRE: Outfielder choices, A-Rod hot topics at winter meetings

Shortstops Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez pose with a fan before a 1997 Yankees-Mariners game. Rodriguez will undergo surgery on his left hip and could be sidelined until the All-Star game. (Chuck Solomon/SI)
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Roger Maris lights a cigar for his Yankees teammate Mickey Mantle before a 1960 game against the Indians. (Herb Scharfman/SI)

GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the New York Yankees

Roger Maris lights a cigar for his Yankees teammate Mickey Mantle before a 1960 game against the Indians. (Herb Scharfman/SI)
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Yankees great Joe DiMaggio rides a scooter while visiting Rome in June 1957. (Corbis Images)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of Joe DiMaggio

Yankees great Joe DiMaggio rides a scooter while visiting Rome in June 1957. (Corbis Images)
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On this day in 2000, the Yankees extended their World Series winning streak to 14 consecutive games after defeating the Mets, 6-5. The game was overshadowed by Roger Clemens throwing the barrel of a shattered bat Mike Piazza as the Met catcher runs to first. The eagerly awaited at-bat, due to the Rocket’s beaning of the Mets’ superstar in July, results in the two players confronting one another and the emptying of both benches.  (AP)

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On this day in 2000, the Yankees extended their World Series winning streak to 14 consecutive games after defeating the Mets, 6-5. The game was overshadowed by Roger Clemens throwing the barrel of a shattered bat Mike Piazza as the Met catcher runs to first. The eagerly awaited at-bat, due to the Rocket’s beaning of the Mets’ superstar in July, results in the two players confronting one another and the emptying of both benches.  (AP)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Roger Clemens | Memorable Sports Feuds

Alex Rodriguez, Eduardo Nunez, Robinson Cano and Mark Teixeira look on from the Yankees dugout during Thursday’s 8-1 loss to the Tigers. New York faces an offseason of questions after being swept out of the playoffs by Detroit. SI’s Joe Lemire predicts the Yankees won’t return several big name players, but Rodriguez will be back in pinstripes come April. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

LEMIRE: Changes in store for Yankees after sweep
ROSENBERG: Tigers have eye on World Series title

Alex Rodriguez, Eduardo Nunez, Robinson Cano and Mark Teixeira look on from the Yankees dugout during Thursday’s 8-1 loss to the Tigers. New York faces an offseason of questions after being swept out of the playoffs by Detroit. SI’s Joe Lemire predicts the Yankees won’t return several big name players, but Rodriguez will be back in pinstripes come April. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
LEMIRE: Changes in store for Yankees after sweepROSENBERG: Tigers have eye on World Series title

In one of the most controversial plays of the postseason, Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano reaches out to tag the Tigers’ Omar Infante after Infante overran second base. Though Infante was called safe, replays showed Cano’s tag was applied before he reached the bag. The Tigers would score two insurance runs in the inning to secure a 3-0 victory in Game 2 of the ALCS. New York will try to rebound on Tuesday in Detroit. (Jason Szenes/Landov)

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VIDEO: World Series hope fading for Yankees

In one of the most controversial plays of the postseason, Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano reaches out to tag the Tigers’ Omar Infante after Infante overran second base. Though Infante was called safe, replays showed Cano’s tag was applied before he reached the bag. The Tigers would score two insurance runs in the inning to secure a 3-0 victory in Game 2 of the ALCS. New York will try to rebound on Tuesday in Detroit. (Jason Szenes/Landov)
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Raul Ibanez and Coco Crisp provided walk-off wins for the Yankees and A’s on Wednesday to cap off a busy day of playoff action. Ibanez, who pinch hit for Alex Rodriguez in the ninth inning, played the hero in tying the game in his first at bat and then winning with a walk-off homer in the 12th. Crisp delivered a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth to cap off a thrilling comeback by the A’s. Both teams play again on Thursday. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images, Alex Trautwig/Getty Images, Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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Ichiro Suzuki leaps past Matt Wieters to score a run on a double by Robinson Cano in the first inning of Monday’s Orioles-Mariners game. Baltimore rookie Wie-Yin Chen outpitched Yankees veteran Andy Pettitte as the Orioles won 3-2 to even up the ALDS series at 1-1. Game 3 is Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

LEMIRE: O’s buckle down to tie series at 1-1
GALLERY: Memorable Division Series Moments

Ichiro Suzuki leaps past Matt Wieters to score a run on a double by Robinson Cano in the first inning of Monday’s Orioles-Mariners game. Baltimore rookie Wie-Yin Chen outpitched Yankees veteran Andy Pettitte as the Orioles won 3-2 to even up the ALDS series at 1-1. Game 3 is Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
LEMIRE: O’s buckle down to tie series at 1-1GALLERY: Memorable Division Series Moments