The Staten Island Yankees

Staten Island Yankees are a minor league baseball team, located in Staten Island, New York. Affectionately nicknamed the “Baby Bombers”, the Staten Island Yankees are a Class A affiliate of the New York Yankees and play in the New York – Penn League at Richmond County Bank Ballpark along the waterfront in St. George, on the northeast tip of Staten Island.

The Staten Island Yankees were brought to Staten Island in 1999 in a deal brokered by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Before coming to Staten Island the team, known as the Watertown Indians, was located in Watertown, New York as an affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The Yankees played their first two seasons at College of Staten Island Baseball Complex on the campus of the College of Staten Island before moving into the Richmond County Bank Ballpark after its construction for the 2001 season.

The first Staten Island Yankee to reach the major leagues as a New York Yankee was pitcher Jason Anderson, pitching in relief in an 8-4 Yankee win over the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. The Staten Island Yankees retired the number 19 that he wore with them. The first Staten Island Yankee to reach the majors for any team was Wily Mo Peña, who broke in with the Cincinnati Reds.

The Staten Island Yankees are four time champions of the New York – Penn League. The Yankees won the league championship in 2000, 2002, 2005, and 2006.

On March 26, 2006, the Staten Island Advance reported that the teams’ majority owners, the Getzler family, were considering selling their 51 percent share of the team, and were asking for between three and five million dollars. The New York Yankees purchased the Getzler’s interest in the team and in return hired Mandalay Sports Properties to run the day-to-day operations of the team. Part of the argeement was that the New York Yankees and Mandalay become equal partners and Mandalay now owns 50% of the Staten Island Yankees.

In 2006 the Baby Bombers were managed by Gaylen Pitts, noted for frequently being ejected from games. During the month of August 2006 he was ejected from three games arguing calls. In a game on August 25, 2006, Pitts was ejected and then returned to the field from the clubhouse after a Yankee was hit by a pitch in the 9th inning of a 21-6 victory over the Brooklyn Cyclones.

For the 2007 season the Staten Island Yankees were managed by Mike Gillespie, who led the 1998 USC Trojans to a College World Series championship. Gillespie led the Baby Bombers to their third consecutive playoff appearance before rejoining the college ranks as Head Coach of UC Irvine.

On September 29, 2007 Baby-Bombers.com reported that former Florida Gator coach Pat McMahon had accepted a position with the New York Yankees, and that part of his duties will be to manager the Staten Island Yankees for the 2008 season.

  • Total Attendance
    • Ballpark at CSI
      • 1999 – 117,765
      • 2000 – 102,697
    • Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George
      • 2001 – 188,127
      • 2002 – 181,936
      • 2003 – 163,432
      • 2004 – 147,572
      • 2005 – 155,531
      • 2006 – 115,395
      • 2007 – 164,207
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  3. The Staten Island Yankees are a minor league baseball team, located in Staten Island, New York. Affectionately nicknamed the “Baby Bombers”, the Staten Island Yankees are a Class A affiliate of the New York Yankees and play in the New York – Penn League at Richmond County Bank Ballpark along the waterfront in St. George, on the northeast tip of Staten Island.And they play at Mcnamara division.They won 4 world series.And 4 of them made it to the major leagues.And they mad it the pro ball.They was born in 1999.there rival is the brooklyn cyclones

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  5. today date is 7/9/08 and the weather is 87F
    Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975), commonly nicknamed A-Rod, is a natural-born American citizen of Dominican ancestry. He is best known as a power-hitting third baseman for the New York Yankees baseball club, after having played shortstop for the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers.

    Since 1996, his first full season, through 2007 he leads Major League Baseball in home runs (HR), runs scored, runs batted in (RBI), total bases and extra-base hits. He is currently first in runs scored and total bases; second in extra base hits and RBI, and 4th in hits among all players in baseball history prior to their 31st birthday. In addition, to this point in his career Rodriguez has more HR, RBI, runs scored and more base hits than all-time leaders Hank Aaron (RBI), Barry Bonds (HR), Rickey Henderson (runs scored), and Pete Rose (hits) did prior to their 31st birthdays. He is the youngest player ever to hit 500 home runs, breaking the record Jimmie Foxx set in 1939.I think the story on the front page is true and I also belive thet the yakees won last night.

  6. The Staten Island Ferry is a passenger ferry operated by the New York City Department of Transportation that runs between Manhattan and Staten Island. The ferry departs Manhattan from South Ferry, near Whitehall Street, at the southernmost tip of Manhattan near Battery Park. On Staten Island, the ferry arrives and departs from St. George Ferry Terminal on Richmond Terrace, near Richmond County Borough Hall and Richmond County Supreme Court.

    The five mile journey takes about 25 minutes each way. The ferry is now free of charge, though riders must disembark at each terminal and reenter through the terminal building for a round trip to comply with coast guard regulations regarding vessel capacity. Bicycles may also be taken on the lowest deck of the ferry without charge. In the past, ferries were equipped for vehicle transport, at a charge of $3 per automobile; however, vehicles have not been allowed on the ferry since the September 11, 2001 attacks.

    For most of the 20th century, the ferry was famed as the biggest bargain in New York City. It charged the same five cent fare as the New York Subway but the ferry fare remained a nickel when the subway fare increased to 10 cents in 1948. In 1970, then-Mayor John V. Lindsay proposed that the fare be raised to 25 cents, pointing out that the cost for each ride was 50 cents, or ten times what the fare brought in. On August 4, 1975, the nickel fare ended and the charge became 25 cents for a round trip, the quarter being collected in one direction only. The round trip increased to 50 cents in 1990, but then was eliminated altogether in 1997.

  7. The staten island ferry holds a lot of people every day it could hold up to 60,000 people they said.my first time rideing the ferry is probley in 2003 i think i wsa young 7 years old but now i ride it by my self wit friends wen i go to look down at the water it is scary because i dont like ocean water like dat becauuse its to deep for me.i like the ferry because its free and u dont half to pay a dime or nothing and its a big boat nice food court and 3 floors elavates that give you a great veiw of manhatten and its be and beatiful sights.also ellis island and the staue of liberty and also other boats and cruises.there are guards and police men there are two pilots on the staten island ferry.5 miles and 25 min to arcross.i think 2003 there was a crash on the boat and lot of ppl die hurt drown.It was on the news and everything.i learn a lot obout the ferry

  8. In the 1700s, ferry service between Staten Island and the city of New York (then occupying only the southern tip of Manhattan) was conducted by private individuals with “periaugers,” shallow-draft, two-masted sailboats used for local traffic in New York harbor. In the early 1800s, Vice President (and former New York governor) Daniel D. Tompkins secured a charter for the Richmond Turnpike Company, as part of his efforts to develop the village of Tompkinsville; though intended to build a highway across Staten Island, the company also received the right to run a ferry to New York. The Richmond Turnpike Company is the direct ancestor of the current municipal ferry.

    Lower Manhattan skyline from the deck of the Ferry, 2003
    In 1817, the Richmond Turnpike Company began to run the first motorized ferry between New York and Staten Island, the steam-powered Nautilus. It was commanded by Captain John De Forest, the brother-in-law of a young man named Cornelius Vanderbilt. In 1838, Vanderbilt, who had grown wealthy in the steamboat business in New York waters, bought control of the company. Except for a brief period in the 1850s, he would remain the dominant figure in the ferry until the Civil War, when he sold it to the Staten Island Railway, led by his brother Jacob Vanderbilt. (Three of the Staten Island ferries were requisitioned by the United States Army for service in the war, but none ever returned to New York harbor.)
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  9. The staten island ferry holds a lot of people every day it could hold up to 60,000 people they said.my first time rideing the ferry is probley in 2003 i think i wsa young 7 years old but now i ride it by my self wit friends wen i go to look down at the water it is scary because i dont like ocean water like dat becauuse its to deep for me.i like the ferry because its free and u dont half to pay a dime or nothing and its a big boat nice food court and 3 floors elavates that give you a great veiw of manhatten and its beatiful sights.also ellis island and the staue of liberty and also other boats and cruises.there are guards and police men there are two pilots on the staten island ferry.5 miles and 25 min to arcross.i think 2003 there was a crash on the boat and lot of ppl die hurt drown.It was on the news and everything.i learn a lot obout the ferry

  10. Im am going on a trip to the staten island yankees I want to cach a ball I ilke baseball.

  11. the staten island yankees are a minor league team. they or one of the best teams. they won alot of games. they are smart players. they try their best. I cant wait to see yankees kick but . they beat the toronto blue jays those are one of the best team i love when they make a home run. i still remember when there team was born in 1999
    there first rival was the cleveland indians. that’s another strong team i always like the yankees they will keep trying and never give up on there team like always.

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