Aaron Boone begins with step away from Yankees cautionary tale

TAMPA — He hit one of the most memorable homers in major league history against the Red Sox one October day. That is basically how Bucky Dent got to be Yankees manager. Aaron Boone, too. Let’s face it: If Dent pops out against Mike Torrez in the seventh inning on

Mickey Callaway’s last step to being a successful manager is the toughest

HOUSTON — I have always thought the 98-win 1999 Yankees were more talented than the 1998 114-victory version, but knew what the burden was of winning so many games and so essentially didn’t. The ’99 team was deeper, more seasoned, better. That was the year Joe Torre was diagnosed with prostate cancer

The Joba Chamberlain story: A meteoric rise and hard fall

CLEVELAND — A decade has passed since Joba Chamberlain arrived in the big leagues — armed with a fastball that approached triple digits, a leg-buckling breaking ball and a personality the size of his native Nebraska. Ten years ago Monday, Chamberlain worked his first major league game in Toronto, and when

“Joe Torre is on a vendetta to ruin my career’

CINCINNATI — Angel Hernandez, a big league umpire for nearly a quarter-century, sued Major League Baseball on Monday alleging race discrimination. In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati, the 55-year-old Hernandez, who was born in Cuba and lives in Florida, alleges MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre “has