All Yankees League - Season 11

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A strong season from Mariano Rivera is one reason the Yanks have gone from worst to first this year

Big game for Baylor lifts Orioles to victory

Don Baylor drove in 4 runs, carrying Baltimore to a 8-3 victory over the Angels. Kendrys Morales of the Angels had 4 hits in the game. | Box

Mariners overcome brilliant outing by Clemens

Hits were hard to come by against Roger Clemens last night, but the Mariners pushed across enough to defeat the Red Sox, 3-2. Clemens allowed just 4 hits over 9 innings in the loss. | Box

Big game for Hegan lifts Brewers to victory

Mike Hegan drove in 4 runs, carrying Milwaukee to a 10-3 victory over the Royals. | Box

Herrmann sparks 7-3 win for White Sox

Ed Herrmann's hot bat helped the White Sox to a 7-3 win over the Tigers. Herrmann collected 4 hits in the game. | Box

Giambi in the zone for victorious A's

Jason Giambi's hot bat helped the A's to a 9-2 win over the Indians. Giambi collected 4 hits in the game. | Box

WHO'S HOT - Last 5 Games

R. Jackson, A's .5003 HR9 RBI
L. Overbay, Brewers .4502 HR8 RBI
M. Teixeira, Rangers .3812 HR8 RBI
M. Hegan, Brewers .3532 HR9 RBI
O. Velez, Blue Jays .3133 HR7 RBI

WHO'S NOT - Last 5 Games

B. Williams, Yankees 1 for 18 (.056)
J. Posada, Yankees 3 for 21 (.143)
J. Ellsbury, Red Sox 3 for 21 (.143)
R. Ventura, White Sox 2 for 21 (.095)
K. Youkilis, Red Sox 1 for 16 (.063)

Leaders: AVG

J. Vander Wal, Pirates .335
O. Gamble, Indians .331
C. Davis, Angels .329
B. Williams, Yankees .328
C. Dickerson, Reds .324

Leaders: WHIP

L. Severino, Bombers 0.99
B. Carlyle, Braves 1.08
J. Chesbro-h, Blue Jays 1.09
A. Downing, Dodgers 1.13
D. Gooden, Mets 1.14

Season 12 Player Changes/New Players

Corey Kluber will give the Tribe's rotation a huge boost in Season 12
Here's the list of players who will be joining new AYL teams for Season 10. Remember players need at least 1 season of a minimum of 70 ABs or 30 IPs to be eligible for the AYL.

Season 12 Players Changing Teams
none yet

Season 12 Rookies List (new team in brackets)
SP Corey Kluber (Cleveland Indians)
OF/1B Jay Bruce (Cincinnati Reds)
SP Jameson Taillon (Pittsburgh Pirates)
RP Darren O'Day (Baltimore Orioles)
RP Lucas Luetge (Seattle Mariners)
2B Rougned Odor (Texas Rangers)
OF Ryan LaMarre (MInnesota Twins)

These additions will also mean that the above teams will need to drop another player into Free Agency in the offseason, so that should increase the talent level a bit in next season's draft. Change is good in the AYL. Stay tuned for more as the real-life Yankees continue to make moves. They always do.

Others who haven't yet reached the needed ABs/IPs in a season to qualify:
Michael King
Nick Nelson

If they reach the 70 AB/30 IP plateau, they'll go to either the Yankees or the Bombers in the special draft, but not until the real life 2021 season has ended and we have access to their stats for this year.

Visiting National League holds on for tight one-run victory in 11th AYL All-Star Game.

Roger Maris drove in two runs for the N.L. who now lead the Mid-Summer Classic Series 8 wins to 3
Cleveland, Ohio was the setting for the AYL's 11th Mid-Summer Classic. Indians' fans were excited to see four of their own players represented in the game with Oscar Gamble starting in the outfield, and Graig Nettles, Travis Hafner, and Sam McDowell also making appearances.

The fans were boisterous throughout the pre-game ceremonies, which included Huey Lewis singing "Heart of Rock and Roll" (although with the voice and hearing issues he's struggled with lately, it wasn't his best performance), Drew Carey doing some stand-up comedy which culminated in giving away a couple of cars in a hilarious Price Is Right spoof, and Tracy Chapman singing the National Anthem.

The game itself started with a big bang as D.J. LeMahieu blasted the 3rd pitch he saw from Jack Chesbro over the wall in left-centerfield for a quick 1-0 lead for the visiting National League. Chesbro settled in after that and retired the next three batters to get out of the first. In the bottom half of the first, Bob Ojeda got Chuck Knoblauch to ground out to start the inning, but then gave up singles to Brian Roberts and Gamble. Ojeda then got Babe Ruth to strike out on a beautiful curve ball with a full count, and then escaped any damage by retiring Chili Davis on a fly out to shallow centerfield.

Both Chesbro and Ojeda got through the second innings giving up just one hit apiece before handing the ball to the bullpen for the rest of the game.

In the 3rd, LeMahieu got his second hit of the game, a one-out double off Ron Guidry, but failed to score as Guidry escaped by striking out John Vander Wal and then getting Lou Gehrig to ground out sharply to 3rd Baseman Scott Brosius.

The home team struggled mightily at the plate through the early and middle innings, unable to do anything with the bat. In fact, N.L. pitchers retired an amazing 16 A.L. hitters in a row from part-way through the 2nd inning all the way to the 7th inning when pinch-hitter Travis Hafner finally broke the spell with a one-out double. The streak included Ojeda (3 outs in the 2nd), Luis Severino (a perfect 3rd), Pascual Perez (a perfect 4th), Jim Bouton (a perfect 5th), Kirby Yates with two straight outs in the 6th, Chad Green with the third out in the 6th, and Andrew Miller who retired one in the 7th before giving up the double to Hafner.

By the time the 6th inning rolled around, the Cleveland fans were getting restless, starting various chants, including "A.L. Sucks!", "We Suck!", "Browns Suck!" and even "Cleveland Sucks!"

The visitors added a run in the top of the 4th against Sam McDowell to go up 2-0. Roger Maris hit a one-out double, moved to 3rd on a single by Morgan Ensberg, and scored on a double by Yogi Berra. Ensberg was stranded at 3rd when Troy Tulowitzki struck out to end the inning.

In the 6th, the N.L. made it 3-0 as the same trio struck again, this time with Mike Mussina on the mound. Maris singled to lead off the inning. After Jack Clark struck out, Ensberg singled and Maris was able to reach 3rd on the play. Yogi then hit a deep fly ball to right field, scoring Maris.

In the bottom of the 7th, when the A.L. finally broke their hitless streak, they actually rallied to push across a couple of runs to cut the N.L. lead to just a single run at 3-2. Tony Clark hit that one-out double to break the curse, and then John Olerud singled him over to 3rd. Olerud went to 2nd on a passed ball, and then both runners scored on a Joe DiMaggio single to right. Raul Valdes managed to end the threat by getting Wade Boggs to pop out to shortstop Derek Jeter.

Cory Wade mowed the A.L. batters down in the 8th inning, and Buddy Carlyle finished the game by retiring 3 of the 4 batters he faced in the 9th, giving up a lone single to Hafner. A weak Jorge Posada ground out to Tony Lazzeri ended the contest and basically epitomized the A.L.'s forgettable day at the plate. The visitors outhit the home team 14-7, and even though the final score was 3-2, it never really seemed like the A.L. was in the game.

The MVP Award was given to Roger Maris, who finished the game going 2 for 3 with a double, a single and two runs scored.

The N.L. now holds a commanding lead in the Mid-Summer Classic Series, having won 8 games against only 3 for the A.L.
Next year, the game will be held in Flushing, New York at Citi Field, home of the Amazin' Mets.

For more info on the game, please contact your usually-friendly Commish.
Good luck in the 2nd Half, everyone!

Welcome to the AYL (All Yankees League)

Coming soon ... Jay Bruce is set to join the Reds for Season 12
- This is a unique league with some unusual rules, including limited Trades and Free Agency, players must play for franchises they played for in Real Life, a Rule 13 Draft which allows weak teams to steal players from good teams each offseason, and a Lucky Losers Rule for the worst team in each league.
- 28 Teams in the league, including 2 Original Yankee teams called the New York Yankees and the Bronx Bombers. Plus a combination expansion team made up of Arizona, Colorado, Miami, and Tampa Bay players called the Columbus Clippers (named after the Yanks' long-time farm team).
- The Washington Nationals play as the Montreal Expos (Commish is from Canada - Go Figure!!)
- The transactions of the real life MLB New York Yankees are the cornerstone of this league and what makes it unique and fun. Whenever the Yankees make a move in real life, it has a chance to impact teams in our AYL (All Yankees League). Your roster can change significantly based on what the real Yanks do from day to day and season to season.

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