Best start … ever
This is really a remarkable statistic. In all the years of winning Yankees tradition, they have never gotten off to a better start out of the All-Star break than the one they’re enjoying right now — 23 victories in 29 games, and looking to make it one better this afternoon when Joba Chamberlain tries to pitch the Yankees to a four-game sweep of the Mariners.
The old franchise records were set in 1938 and 1941, with Joe McCarthy calling the shots from the Yankees dugout. Seven other teams have gone 23-6 to open up the second half, according to the Elias Sports Bureau and with one more win, the Yankees would set a new Major League record.
Here’s what the current manager has to say:
“I said in Spring Training, I thought we had a very good team,” Joe Girardi said. “I believed in this team and we got off to
somewhat of a slow start. There were some things we had to overcome,
and we’ve overcome some injuries. Guys have stepped up, and I still
believe that we’re a good team.”