Yankeeography is a biography-style television program that chronicles the lives and careers of the players, coaches, and other notable personnel associated with the New York Yankees Major League Baseball team. The series is aired on the YES Network and is produced by MLB Productions.[1] The series is hosted by Yankees radio personality John Sterling. The series has earned five New York Sports Emmy Awards since its inception. In addition to airing on YES, MLB Productions has packaged many of the shows into DVD boxed sets.

After debuting as a weekly show with the 2002 launch of YES, Yankeeography only debuts new episodes periodically (as there are fewer prominent Yankees yet to be spotlighted). For instance, four episodes premiered in 2006: Tino Martinez, David Cone, the Yankees' 1996 World Series team, and Billy Martin. All Yankees with retired numbers have had shows completed with the exception of Bill Dickey. The show has been criticized for producing episodes on players who remain active while Hall of Famers from much earlier eras such as Jack Chesbro, Tony Lazzeri, Red Ruffing and Lefty Gomez were not profiled. Some profiles have been updated to reflect new developments.

Written byJeff Scott
Presented byJohn Sterling
Country of originUSA
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes56
Producer(s)MLB Productions
Production company(s)MLB Productions
Original networkYES Network
Original releaseMarch 1, 2002 –

Selected players and coaches profiled

First airing in 2002 season

First airing in 2003

  • Yogi Berra
  • Catfish Hunter
  • Roger Maris
  • The History of the Yankees; a six-part, six-hour series commemorating the franchise's 100th anniversary:
    • "Moments and Mystique," featuring great moments in team history, including a discussion of the rivalry with the Boston Red Sox
    • 1903-1956, covering the team's early days, and the years of Ruth, Gehrig and DiMaggio, into the early Mantle years
    • 1957-1978, into the later years of Mantle, the down years between the 1965 collapse of the dynasty and the renewal of glory under new owner George Steinbrenner
    • 1979-2002, covering the Winfield and Mattingly years, and the rebuilding that led to the titles of the Jeter/Torre years
    • The Stadium, concerning the history of Yankee Stadium, including its non-baseball-related events
    • The Greatest Yankees Teams, featuring the 1927, 1961, 1977–1978 and 1998 World Championship squads

First airing in 2004

First airing in 2005

First airing in 2006

First Airing in 2007

First airing in 2008

First airing in 2009

Yankeeography episodes available on DVD

100 Years of the New York Yankees (2003)

This two disc collection contains the six parts of The History of the Yankees, entitled: "1903-1956", "1957-1978", "1979-2002", "Moments and Mystique", "The Stadium", and "The Greatest Yankees Teams"

Yankeeography, Vol. 1 (2004)

Volume 1 contains six episodes on Babe Ruth, Thurman Munson, Ron Guidry, Don Mattingly, Derek Jeter, and Joe Torre. A third disc includes various extras such as unforgettable moments and archived footage.

Yankeeography, Vol. 2 (2004)

Volume 2 contains six episodes on Lou Gehrig, Phil Rizzuto, Mickey Mantle, Elston Howard, Paul O'Neill, and Mariano Rivera. A third disc includes various extras such as unforgettable moments and archived footage.

Yankeeography, Vol. 3 (2005)

Volume 3 contains six episodes on Joe DiMaggio, Catfish Hunter, Bobby Murcer, Reggie Jackson, Goose Gossage, and Jorge Posada. A third disc includes various extras such as unforgettable moments and archived footage.

Yankeeography, Vol. 4 (2005)

Volume 4 contains six episodes on Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Roger Maris, Lou Piniella, Willie Randolph, and Bernie Williams. A third disc includes various extras such as unforgettable moments and archived footage.

Yankeeography "Megaset" DVD Collection (2007)

The Megaset is a 12 DVD set with 34 episodes of Yankeeography, including 10 previously unreleased episodes (Billy Martin, Casey Stengel, Sparky Lyle, Graig Nettles, David Cone, Tino Martinez, Roger Clemens, The Hall of Famers, The Left Handers, The Right Handers)

Set 1 contains 11 episodes: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Phil Rizzuto, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, Billy Martin, Casey Stengel, Elston Howard, and Roger Maris.

Set 2 contains 12 episodes: Thurman Munson, Bobby Murcer, Sparky Lyle, Graig Nettles, Lou Piniella, Catfish Hunter, Ron Guidry, Willie Randolph, Reggie Jackson, Goose Gossage, Don Mattingly, and Bernie Williams.

Set 3 contains 11 episodes: Paul O'Neill, David Cone, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, Joe Torre, Tino Martinez, Roger Clemens, The Hall of Famers, The Left Handers, and The Right Handers.

Set 4 contains extra features such as archived footage and interviews about all players included on previous discs.

Yankeeography: The Captains Collection (2009)

Released in August 2009, this is a 2-DVD collection which contains episodes about prominent Yankee captains: Lou Gehrig, Thurman Munson, Graig Nettles, Ron Guidry, Willie Randolph, Don Mattingly, and Derek Jeter. The set also contains bonus material and episode Moments & Mystique from the 100 Years of the New York Yankees collection.

Yankeeography: The Core Four Collection (2010)

Released in November 2010, this 2-DVD collections contains episodes about the core players of the 1995-2010 era: Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, and Andy Pettitte, as well as extras.

Yankeeography "Megaset" DVD Collection (2011)

Released in November 2011,16DVD set,32-page Collectible Book.

Disc 1:Yankee Stadium

Disc 2:Babe Ruth,Lou Gehrig,Joe DiMaggio,Phil Rizzuto.

Disc 3:Yogi Berra,Billy Martin,Whitey Ford,Mickey Mantle.

Disc 4:Casey Stengel,Elston Howard,Roger Maris.

Disc 5:Bonus:Babe Ruth,Lou Gehrig,Joe DiMaggio,Phil Rizzuto,Yogi Berra,Billy Martin,Whitey Ford,Mickey Mantle,Casey Stengel,Elston Howard,Roger Maris.

Disc 6:Bobby Murcer,Thurman Munson,Sparky Lyle, Graig Nettles.

Disc 7:Lou Piniella,Catfish Hunter,Ron Guidry,Willie Randolph.

Disc 8:Reggie Jackson,Goose Gossage,Dave Winfield,Don Mattingly.

Disc 9:Bonus:Bobby Murcer,Thurman Munson,Sparky Lyle, Graig Nettles,Lou Piniella,Catfish Hunter,Ron Guidry,Willie Randolph,Reggie Jackson,Goose Gossage,Dave Winfield,Don Mattingly.

Disc 10:Bernie Williams,Paul O'Neill,Andy Pettitte,Mariano Rivera.

Disc 11:Derek Jeter,David Cone,Jorge Posada,Tino Martinez.

Disc 12:Bonus:Bernie Williams,Paul O'Neill,Andy Pettitte,Mariano Rivera,Derek Jeter,David Cone,Jorge Posada,Tino Martinez.

Disc 13:Joe Torre,Roger Clemens,Mike Mussina,Hideki Matsui.

Disc 14:Alex Rodriguez,George Steinbrenner. Bonus:Joe Torre,Roger Clemens,Mike Mussina,Hideki Matsui,Alex Rodriguez,George Steinbrenner.

Disc 15:1996 Season In Review,1998 Season In Review.

Disc 16:Tales Of Triumph:1996 World Series,1998 World Series,2001 World Series Game 4 & 5,1978 Playoff:Bucky Dent,No-Hitters & Perfect Games,2003 ALCS:Aaron Boone Homer.


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1923 World Series

In the 1923 World Series, the New York Yankees beat the New York Giants in six games. This would be the first of the Yankees' 27 World Series championships (as of 2018). The series was not played in a 2–3–2 format: as with the previous two Series (where both clubs had shared the Polo Grounds) the home field alternated each game, though this time it involved switching ballparks, as the first Yankee Stadium had opened this season.

2000 World Series

The 2000 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball's (MLB) 2000 season. The 96th edition of the World Series, it was a best-of-seven playoff between crosstown opponents, the two-time defending World Series champions and American League (AL) champion New York Yankees and the National League (NL) champion New York Mets. The Yankees defeated the Mets, four games to one, to win their third consecutive championship and 26th overall. The series was often referred to as the "Subway Series", referring to the longstanding matchup between New York baseball teams; it was the first World Series contested between two New York teams since the 1956 World Series. Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter was named the World Series Most Valuable Player.

The Yankees advanced to the World Series by defeating the Oakland Athletics, three games to two, in the AL Division Series, and then the Seattle Mariners, four games to two, in the AL Championship Series; it was the third consecutive season the Yankees had reached the World Series, the fourth time in the past five years, and the 37th overall, making it the most of any team in MLB. The Mets advanced to the World Series by defeating the San Francisco Giants, three games to one, in the NL Division Series, and then the St. Louis Cardinals, four games to one, in the NL Championship Series; it was the team's fourth World Series appearance, making it the most of any expansion franchise in MLB and the Mets' first appearance since winning the 1986 World Series.

The Yankees were the first team in baseball to win three consecutive championships since the 1972–1974 Oakland Athletics, and the first professional sports team to accomplish the feat since the 1996–1998 Chicago Bulls.

2002 in American television

The following is a list of events affecting American television in 2002. Events listed include television series debuts, finales, cancellations, and new channel initiations.

Brian Schulz

Brian Schulz is a three-time New York Emmy Award winning producer for Major League Baseball Productions in New York City. He's also one of MLB's lead cinematographers dispatched across the country to capture the game's most indelible images. Brian can also be found behind the camera shooting and directing television commercials and music videos.

Brian's work in the edit room lead to his Emmy recognition on the widely acclaimed YES Yankeeography series. A veteran of numerous All Star games and World Series his creativity behind the film and HD camera has produced stirring images that can be found in network promos, specials and World Series DVDs. Brian has also directed and shot a number of music videos and commercials that have been recognized for their mass appeal, creative story-telling and stunning imagery.

A 1997 graduate of the University of Connecticut, Brian also participated in the university's study abroad program at the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands.

He graduated from Xavier High School in Manhattan.

Born and raised in the Marine Park section of Brooklyn, Brian is an active philanthropist and continues to give back to the community – a lesson he learned at an early age in high school. He is an active weekend volunteer with the Lower East Side's Grand Street Settlement. He's also an integral component in their annual fundraiser, The Taste of The Lower East Side. An avid tennis player, Brian now resides in Manhattan.

Harmonica Incident

The Harmonica Incident took place on a New York Yankees team bus on August 20, 1964, en route to O'Hare International Airport. Infielder Phil Linz, slightly resentful at not being played during a four-game sweep by the Chicago White Sox that was believed at the time to have seriously set back the Yankees' chances at that year's American League pennant, began playing a harmonica in the back of the bus. Manager Yogi Berra, feeling that Linz's behavior was inappropriate given the team's recent poor performance, angrily called on him to stop, whereupon Linz threw the harmonica and loudly complained about being singled out despite not having been at fault for the losses.Journalists on the bus following the team reported the incident in the next day's newspapers, and it became national news. Although Linz was fined for the incident, he received an endorsement contract from harmonica manufacturer Hohner after the company saw an increase in sales. The contract more than made up for Linz's lost money from the fine. Radio stations in Boston urged fans of the Red Sox, whom the Yankees played immediately afterward, to greet Linz at the plate in Fenway Park with a harmonica and kazoo serenade. At an exhibition game against the crosstown New York Mets, Mets players tossed harmonicas onto the field.

The incident had divergent effects on the team. For the players, it ended well: Berra's authority as their manager was decisively established and they went 30–11 through the end of the season, clinching the pennant that had seemed out of reach. For the team's management, which had been dogged all season by reports that Berra could not control his former teammates, it confirmed that impression, and efforts to find a replacement for Berra (that had reportedly already been underway) succeeded shortly afterwards, with Johnny Keane, who was considered likely to be fired from his position as St. Louis Cardinals' manager after the season concluded, secretly agreeing to become the Yankees' manager. His team also came back from deep in the standings to win the National League pennant, and then defeat the Yankees in that year's World Series. The day afterwards, Berra was fired and Keane shocked his superiors by resigning instead of accepting a contract extension. Keane took over for Berra a few days later.

Despite its role in catalyzing the team that season, the incident has been seen as the beginning of the end of the Yankees' 15-year postwar dynasty, since it also coincided with the announcement that the CBS television network was buying the team. Keane was never able to fully earn the respect of either the aging, injury-plagued stars or the few promising younger players, and in the 1965 season the team failed to win the pennant after recording its first losing season in 40 years. When the subsequent season started with even worse results, Keane was fired, though that did not prevent the Yankees from finishing in last place. They would not return to the World Series until 1976, after CBS had sold the team to George Steinbrenner.

Jeff Scott

Jeff Scott (born November 18, 1953) was the Senior Writer for Major League Baseball Productions from 1988 until the company was dissolved in 2015. He wrote more than 1100 television shows for various networks including Fox, ESPN, MLB Network, YES Network, ABC, NBC, NESN, Spike, FS1, NBC Sports, and A&E. Included amongst those shows is a Cal Ripken-like streak of writing 450 consecutive episodes of This Week in Baseball (TWIB.) In addition, he wrote the scripts for nearly 150 DVDs and home videos including more than 26 Official World Series films. He wrote for and directed on-camera and record sessions with many celebrities, athletes, broadcasters and voiceover talents. His writing earned him 16 New York Emmy Awards, a Boston/New England Emmy Award, 17 National Sports Emmy nominations, a Cine Golden Eagle award, and various other awards and honors some of which date back to his days writing for newspapers. Jeff Scott lives in rural New Jersey with his wife and niece. He is an avid gardener and a devoted Phillies, Eagles, 76ers and Flyers fan.

John Sterling (sportscaster)

John Sterling (born John Sloss; July 4, 1938) is an American sportscaster best known as the radio play-by-play announcer of Major League Baseball's New York Yankees. Sterling called 5060 consecutive Yankees games, beginning in 1989, before taking an 8-day (4-game) break in July 2019.

List of American League Championship Series broadcasters

The following is a list of the national television and radio networks and announcers that have broadcast American League Championship Series games over the years. It does include any announcers who may have appeared on local broadcasts produced by the participating teams.

List of World Series broadcasters

The following is a list of national American television and radio networks and announcers that have broadcast World Series games over the years. It does include any announcers who may have appeared on local radio broadcasts produced by the participating teams.

Mets–Yankees rivalry

The Mets–Yankees rivalry refers to the latest incarnation of the Subway Series, which is the interleague rivalry between New York City's Major League Baseball (MLB) teams: the New York Mets and the New York Yankees. The Mets are a member club of MLB's National League (NL) East division, and the Yankees are a member club of MLB's American League (AL) East division.

Until interleague play started, the two teams had only met in exhibition games. Since the inception of interleague play, the two teams have played each other in every regular season since 1997. From 1999 through 2012, they have played six games per season: two three-game series (one series in each team's ballpark). In 2013, the two teams met four times: a pair of two-game series. Both clubs have qualified for the postseason in the same season on four separate occasions: 1999, 2000, 2006, and 2015, and faced off in the 2000 World Series. Analysts of the game have commented that the rivalry is the best reason for interleague play.

Mike and the Mad Dog

Mike and the Mad Dog was an American radio show hosted by Mike Francesa and Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo, originally aired in afternoons on WFAN in New York City from September 1989 to August 2008. The show featured Francesa and Russo talking about sports and taking phone calls from listeners. From 2002 the show was simulcast on television on the YES Network. On the radio, the show was simulcast beginning 2007 on WQYK in Tampa, Florida and from 2004 until 2007 on WROW in Albany, New York.

Old-Timers' Day

Old-Timers' Day (or Old-Timers' Game) generally refers to a tradition in Major League Baseball whereby a team, most prominently the New York Yankees, devotes the early afternoon preceding a weekend game to celebrate the baseball-related accomplishments of its former players who have since retired. The pattern has been copied intermittently by other sports but has failed to catch on.

Peter Golenbock

Peter Golenbock (born July 19, 1946) is a sports journalist and author. He has written ten New York Times best sellers including Dynasty: The New York Yankees 1949-1964, The Bronx Zoo (with Sparky Lyle), Number 1 (with Billy Martin), Balls (with Graig Nettles), Personal Fouls, Idiot (with Johnny Damon), Presumed Guilty (with Jose Baez), American Prince (with Tony Curtis), and Driven (with Donald Driver), and "House of Nails" with Lenny Dykstra.

Golenbock was working as a lawyer for Prentice-Hall in the summer of 1972 when he knocked on the door of Nick D'Incecco, the head of P-H's trade book division, and told D'Incecco he wanted to write a history of the Casey Stengel New York Yankees. D'Incecco, being a Yankee fan, liked the idea and gave him a contract almost on the spot. Golenbock interviewed almost all of the Yankees of that era (including Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Casey Stengel, Whitey Ford, Roger Maris, Ralph Houk, and Yogi Berra). Billy Martin so loved what Golenbock wrote in Dynasty that he asked him to write his autobiography, Number 1.

As a result, Golenbock continued to write books on the Yankees - The Bronx Zoo (a 1979 release written with pitcher Sparky Lyle), Balls (with third baseman Graig Nettles), and Number 1 (with manager Billy Martin), to name a few. He covered the old Brooklyn Dodgers teams in Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers (which won the 1984 CASEY Award for the best baseball book of the year). He also has written books on NASCAR, the New York Mets, and the Boston Red Sox (his 1992 Fenway: An Unexpurgated History of the Boston Red Sox was updated and re-released in 2005 as Red Sox Nation).Golenbock also has written on collegiate athletics. Personal Fouls - The Broken Promises and Shattered Dreams of Big Money Basketball at Jim Valvano's North Carolina State revisited 1980s college basketball and focused on Jim Valvano and the NC State University basketball team. Valvano threatened to sue Simon and Schuster and Golenbock for $250 million due to the lack of evidence and "unnamed sources" used in the book. After a full review of the manuscript S&S decided to drop it. "'Following completion of careful pre-publication review by the editors with the author," Simon & Schuster said, "it was determined that the manuscript Personal Fouls by Peter Golenbock did not meet the publishing standards established by Pocket Books. Therefore, Pocket Books will not proceed with publication of the book.'" It was picked up by small publisher Carroll and Graf. Within a week of publication, the school chancellor Bruce Poulton retired, and Valvano later was fired first as athletic director and as basketball coach. The book prompted an NCAA investigation which cleared Valvano of any wrongdoing, but only found that free tickets and shoes properly issued to players were then sold for monetary gain by those players alone.Golenbock next wrote an award-winning children's book entitled Teammates, which described an incident during Jackie Robinson's first season as a Brooklyn Dodger when he was publicly befriended by teammate Pee Wee Reese, a Southerner who believed Robinson had just as much right to be playing as anyone. Teammates was selected by Redbook Magazine as one of the ten-best children's books of 1990. It is still being used in schools across America today to foster racial relations.

Golenbock then published The Forever Boys, an intimate look at the lives of former major league ballplayers as they attempted to recapture former glory in the Senior Professional Baseball League. Golenbock spent the 1989–90 season with the St. Petersburg Pelicans of the senior league as he wrote about the joys and hardships of playing baseball on the professional level.

After writing Fenway, a sprawling, in-depth colorful history of the Boston Red Sox in 1991, he wrote American Zoom, an inside look at the multimillion-dollar NASCAR stock car racing industry. It is to this date the best-selling book ever written about the sport.In May 1994 St. Martin's Press published Wild, High, and Tight: The Life and Death of Billy Martin. Said Larry King in his column in USA Today, "It is one of the best biographies I have ever read." Robert Lipsyte in the New York Times said "It is the first nonfiction baseball book that reads like a Russian novel."Golenbock's next books were Wrigleyville, an oral history of the Chicago Cubs; Cowboys Have Always Been My Heroes, an oral history of the Dallas Cowboys; and The Last Lap, a look at the men who lost their lives on the NASCAR racing circuit.

In the spring of 2000 Golenbock published The Spirit of St. Louis, an oral history of the St. Louis Cardinals and Browns. Golenbock also wrote a children's book about Hank Aaron's ordeal in breaking Babe Ruth's career home run record entitled Brave in Every Way. He followed that with Go Gators! an oral history of the University of Florida football team, and NASCAR Confidential with interviews with many of NASCAR's former heroes. In 2005 he published Idiot with Johnny Damon, an inside story of how the Red Sox won the World Championship in 2004.

Next came Miracle, the true-life saga of racer Bobby Allison. Golenbock then wrote 7: The Mickey Mantle Novel, a controversial look at the life of the great Yankee slugger. In 2008 Golenbock wrote In the Country of Brooklyn, a political and social history of the borough for HarperCollins. In late 2008 Golenbock released a biography on Hollywood screen actor Tony Curtis (co-written with Curtis), entitled American Prince: A Memoir.

In the spring of 2009 Golenbock wrote George: The Poor Little Rich Boy who Built the Yankee Empire, a book he began in 1980, and in 2010 he worked with Humpy Wheeler, for many years the president of the Charlotte Motor Speedway, on his autobiography, Growing Up NASCAR.

IN 2011 he wrote the controversial Presumed Guilty with Jose Baez, the attorney for Casey Anthony, who had been accused of killing her daughter. The book is the inside story of one of the first big cases tried entirely in the media. It describes how the case became a reality show in which truth and justice took a back seat to a prosecutor's need for publicity and fame.

In 2012, he co-authored the memoir of Larry Lawton, entitled Gangster Redemption.In 2013 he published Driven, with Green Bay Packers star received Donald Driver, an athlete who grew up in poverty in Houston, had to live in a UHaul trailer for several months, sold drugs to sustain himself, and who went on to Alcorn A&M and the Packers to fame and fortune. Driven was Golenbock's ninth New York Times best seller.

In 2014 he published The "Chairman: The Rise and Betrayal of Jim Greer." Greer was the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, a moderate who was swept from power by the Tea Party faction that accused him of financial wrongdoing. He was found guilty after Gov. Charlie Crist lied about his actions in order to protect his political standing. Greer served a year in prison.

In 2016 "House of Nails: The Construction, The Demolition, The Resurrection" became Golenbock's tenth best seller. Dykstra was a controversial baseball player for the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies.

Golenbock was a radio sports talk show host in 1980 on station WOR in New York City. He was a color broadcaster for the St. Petersburg Pelicans of the Senior Professional Baseball League in 1989-90 and has been a frequent guest on many television and radio talk shows including Biography on A&E, the Fifty Greatest Athletes on ESPN, and Yankeeography on the YES network.

Golenbock lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, with Wendy Sears Grassi, and their cat Chauncey. He is a professor at the University of South Florida where he teaches courses about the influence of sports on American history.

Ross Tucker

Ross Finch Tucker (born March 2, 1979) is a former American football offensive lineman and current sports broadcaster. Tucker was an All-Ivy League offensive lineman at Princeton University, then played seven seasons in the National Football League (NFL). Tucker retired as a player after suffering a neck injury during the 2007 season. He has worked for NBC Sports Network, Westwood One, Sirius XM NFL Radio and the Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network. He currently hosts the Ross Tucker Football Podcast distributed through PodcastOne.


The slurve is a baseball pitch in which the pitcher throws a curve ball as if it were a slider. The pitch is gripped like a curve ball, but thrown with a slider velocity. The term is a portmanteau of slider and curve.

Tino Martinez

Constantino "Tino" Martinez (born December 7, 1967) is an American former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays from 1990 through 2005. He also served as a hitting coach for the Miami Marlins in 2013.

Formerly a third baseman and first baseman, Martinez was the first round draft pick for the Seattle Mariners in 1988 out of the University of Tampa where he starred during his time on campus. He began his Major League career in 1990 and played for the Mariners, New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays, before rejoining the Yankees in the 2005 season. During his 16-year MLB career, he scored 1,008 runs, drove in 1,271 runs, and hit 339 home runs. He had 100 or more RBI in six different seasons and was twice named to the All-Star team.


Wiping, also known as junking, is a colloquial term of art for action taken by radio and television production and broadcasting companies, in which old audiotapes, videotapes, and telerecordings (kinescopes), are erased, reused, or destroyed. Although the practice was once very common, especially in the 1960s and 1970s, wiping is now practiced much less frequently.

Older video and audio formats were both much more expensive (relative to the amount of material that could be stored) and took up much more storage space than modern digital video or audio files, making their retention more costly, and there was more incentive to recycle the media for reuse or (in the case of film media) any silver content than to preserve the content, thus increasing the incentive of discarding existing broadcast material to recover storage space and material for newer programs.

The advent of domestic audiovisual playback technology (e.g., videocassette and DVD, and particularly with the rise of digital media in the 1990s) has made wiping less beneficial, as the cost of producing and maintaining copies of telecasts dropped dramatically. In addition, broadcasters also later realized how much commercial potential from home video, cable television and online streaming usage of their archived material was possible and that served as an incentive to preserve their recordings. To the extent that wiping still exists, it is primarily only used to erase ephemeral content with little to no intrinsic value.

YES Network

The Yankee Entertainment and Sports Network (YES) is an American pay television regional sports network that is temporarily owned by The Walt Disney Company, with a minority stake by Yankee Global Enterprises until a sale to Sinclair Broadcast Group and The Blackstone Group becomes final in mid-2019. Primarily serving New York City, New York and the surrounding metropolitan area, it broadcasts a variety of sports events, as well as magazine, documentary and discussion programs; however, its main emphasis is focused on games and team-related programs involving the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (owned by minority partner Yankee Global), the NBA's Brooklyn Nets, the WNBA's New York Liberty and New York City FC of Major League Soccer.

YES Network's offices are based at the Chrysler Building in Midtown Manhattan. YES programs, including Yankees and Nets pre- and post-game shows, are produced in studios that are located in Stamford, Connecticut. The channel is available on cable and IPTV providers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and parts of Pennsylvania; it is available nationally on some cable systems (as part of a designated sports tier), via satellite on DirecTV, and regionally on Frontier, AT&T U-verse, Verizon FiOS, and Cox Communications.

Yankees Classics

Yankees Classics is a program on the YES Network which features classic New York Yankees games.

Each Yankees Classics episode is hosted by Yankees radio announcer John Sterling, who discusses the game's impact on Yankees history at the beginning and end of the telecast.

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