Posts Tagged ‘Mick Kelleher’

This year’s All-Star Game is now being called “Challenge the Yankees”….just like the card game from the 1960’s! Think about it…the whole American League roster is filled with New York Yankees.

Joe Girardi, Dave Eiland, Mike Harkey, Mick Kelleher, Kevin Long, Tony Peña, Rob Thompson, Nick Swisher, Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano, Phil Hughes, Andy Pettitte, CC Sabathia and Alex Rodriguez are all headed to the Midsummer Classic in Anaheim, California. With the possibility of Cliff Lee landing on the Yankees, the roster could consist of 15 people associated with the New York Yankees organization. And this list doesn’t even include Mariano Rivera..think about that!

National League vs The Bronx Bombers…are you ready?

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The other day, the Yankees front office invited the beat writers, coaching and staff to go paint balling with them at a place called ’Jungle Games’ in Lutz, Florida. These pictures below are before and after the battle. These photos are priceless.

The notable people involved: Mark Feinsand, Joe Girardi, Mick Kelleher, Brian Cashman, Jason Zillo, Tony Pena, Bryan Hoch, Erik Boland, Kevin Long, Rob Thompson, Sweeny Murti, Marc Carig and Mike Harkey.

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(Photos Courtesy of Bryan Hoch)

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The Yankees have brought back the whole 2009 New York Yankees staff. It makes perfect sense, considering they just won a World Series championship.

Press release from the Yankees:

Eiland, 43, enters his third season as the Yankees’ pitching coach and eighth year coaching in the organization, as his pitchers ranked fourth in the American League with a 4.26 ERA in 2009. Harkey, 43, will begin his third season as the Yankees’ bullpen coach.

Kelleher, 62, will return for his second year as New York’s first-base coach and fifth year as a coach or instructor in the organization, having been instrumental in helping the Yankees set a Major League record with 18 consecutive games without committing an error in 2009.

Long, 43, will return for his fourth season as the hitting coach and seventh year in the organization, following a year when he presided over an offense that led the Majors with 915 runs, 244 homers, a .478 slugging percentage, a .326 on-base percentage and 663 walks.

Pena, 52, will return for his fifth season on the Yankees’ Major League coaching staff and second as bench coach, also contributing as the catching instructor for a roster that tied for third in the AL with 38 caught stealing and fifth with a 23.3 percent caught-stealing rate.

Thomson, 46, will enter his 21st season in the Yankees’ organization and his second as third-base coach.

In other News, the Tampa Yankees coaching staff was announced.

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