2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
92-70, 2nd in AL East
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1B coach is fourth not returning to Yankees staff

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone lost a fourth member of his staff Thursday, as first-base coach and outfield instructor Reggie Willits will leave at the end of the year.


Hour 4: Aaron Boone

Yankees Manager Aaron Boone joins the show to discuss his new contract, as well as where the Yankees go from here. Plus, NBA Countdown's Michael Wilbon joins the guys on set for a half hour to talk about the new show, and the beginning of the NBA season.

Associated Press

Yanks shift focus to shortstop, want Torres at 2B

With shortstops Carlos Correa and Corey Seager poised to headline a strong free agent class, Yankees GM Brian Cashman said the position is "an area of need" as the team looks to replace Gleyber Torres, who was moved to second base.

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Boone returns, but Yanks' owner demands better

Aaron Boone, whose job security came into question after the Yankees finished third in the AL East and then lost to the Red Sox in the AL Wild Card Game, will return with a new three-year deal, plus a club option for 2025.

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9dBuster Olney

Sources: 3 Yanks coaches out as part of shake-up

The Yankees will not renew the contracts of hitting coach Marcus Thames and third-base coach Phil Nevin, sources have confirmed to ESPN, a staff shake-up under Aaron Boone that marks the beginning of the fallout from their disappointing 2021 season.

Associated Press

Lawsuit over Mantle's 500th HR bat dropped

Former N.Y. Yankee Joe Pepitone has dropped his million-dollar lawsuit against the Baseball Hall of Fame seeking the return of the bat Mickey Mantle used to hit his 500th home run.

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11dBuster Olney

Sources: Yankees leaning toward keeping Boone

While the situation is fluid, Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner seems inclined to keep manager Aaron Boone, industry sources told ESPN's Buster Olney.

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15dJeff Passan

Ohtani, Harper among finalists for Aaron Award

Shohei Ohtani, the favorite for American League MVP, is the first player who also pitches ever nominated as a finalist for the Hank Aaron Award, which is given to the best offensive player in each league.

Stephen A. beside himself after Yankees' loss to Red Sox (1:45)
How much blame does Gerrit Cole deserve after wild-card loss? (1:53)

Hour 4: Angry Evan

Producer Evan rants about something that Aaron Boone said after their loss to the Red Sox. Also, Cowboys 3x Super Bowl Champion Nate Newton join the guys to talk about the expectations for Dak this season, and how good he can be overall. Plus, Jessica Mendoza previews Dodgers-Cardinals.


Hour 3: See Ya Stephon

The Patriots are surprisingly releasing Stephon Gilmore. Why now, and where might be the best landing spot for him? Adam Schefter joins to discuss that. Also, Buster Olney joins the show to talk about what went wrong for the Yankees, and what went so right for the Red Sox. Plus, Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson joins the show.


Hour 1: Playing the Field

The Red Sox beat the Yankees in the AL Wild Card game. Also, Keyshawn thinks that the Packers are the most likely landing spot for Aaron Rodgers after this season. Plus, Domonique Foxworth joins the guys to play Take the Field, and discuss the Urban Meyer situation.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Judge: "It's cut and dry for me. I am here to bring a championship to New York. We didn't finish our mission. I take that personal and put it all on my shoulders. It's black and white for me. We did not win, and that to me is a failure."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Judge: "I want to be a Yankee for life and bring a championship for the City... [Being a Yankee] is an incredible honor... Whatever happens with contracts or trades, that's beyond my control. You never know what the future holds."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Brett Gardner: "It is cruel. It's a tough game and obviously there's 28 other teams that are going to end the season the way we did. Some maybe with not as high of hopes and expectations. But end of the season, there's only one team that goes home happy, and obviously that's not going to be us."

Boone explains decision to send Aaron Judge to home (0:25)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Xander Bogaerts: “We knocked out their ace. That's the best pitcher they got. That's the guy they gave all that money to; he's the ace. But anyone that came out of the bullpen after that, it's not like they are any easier. Everyone coming out of that bullpen is throwing 95-plus. I just gotta try to keep the same approach, because the guys in the [Yankees] bullpen, they are pretty good, also."

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Red Sox oust Yanks to win wild card, make ALDS

The Red Sox ended the Yankees' season with a 6-2 win in Tuesday night's wild-card game. Boston moves on to face the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALDS.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Kyle Schwarber: "Gerrit is one of the best pitchers in the game. That's one of the reasons he got paid that much money. He's one of the best pitchers in the game. And for us to have the at-bats that we did against him, and to get him out early in the game was a positive for us, to be able to get to that bullpen and to start chipping away at those guys."

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.23723rd
On Base Percentage.3229th
Slugging Percentage.40717th
Earned Run Average3.746th
Quality Starts0Tied-23rd