Jersey Magazine 6-18-23 Happy Father’s Day
Happy Father’s Day!
This morning, Jim Monaghan replays a pair of interviews that previously aired on the WDHA Morning Jolt – Jack Curry from the YES Network on his new book about the New York Yankees, and Lindsay Berra who is the granddaughter of the legendary Yogi Berra.
The numbers speak for themselves.
- A regular season record of 114-48.
- A 3-0 sweep of the Texas Rangers in the opening round of the playoffs.
- A 4-2 win over Cleveland in the American League Championship Series.
- A 4-0 sweep of the San Diego Padres in the World Series.
When you add it all up, it’s pretty easy to make a case for the 1998 New York Yankees being the best Major League Baseball team of all time.
Jack Curry is a New York Times bestselling author and an analyst for the YES Network who covered the Yankees for The New York Times that year and has just published his latest book – The 1998 Yankees – the Inside Story of the Greatest Baseball Team Ever.
Jack joined Jim Monaghan on the WDHA Morning Jolt to delve into just what made that team so special – Derek Jeter’s desire to “pummel” other teams that year, the part that role players like Luis Sojo and Dale Svuem played in the Yankees’ success, Joe Torre’s guiding hand and more.
They also touch on the 2023 Yankees and players like Anthony Volpe.
And as always, with Jack being such a big music fan, he and Jim talk about what he’s listening to these days.
If you’re looking for a last-minute gift for Dad today, head out to your local bookstore and pick up a copy of Jack’s latest.
Lindsay Berra is the granddaughter of one of the most beloved professional baseball players of all time – Yogi Berra.
Winner of 10 World Series with the New York Yankees, Yogi was an 18-time All-Star and winner of the American League’s Most Valuable Player award three times. One look at his career numbers will tell you that Yogi was a no-doubt-about-it Hall of Fame player.
When Major League Baseball honored its greatest living players at the 2015 All-Star Game, four were chosen – Henry Aaron, Johnny Bench, Sandy Koufax, and Willie Mays. Curiously, Yogi Berra was left out.
As the executive producer of the new film It Ain’t Over, Lindsay and director Sean Mullin set out to tell the incredible story of Lawrence Peter Berra – from the streets of St. Louis, to the battle of Normandy, to Yankee Stadium and beyond.
Lindsay and Sean joined Jim Monaghan on the WDHA Morning Jolt to talk about the film which opened May 12 at select area theaters, including some in the WDHA listening area. The movie is now available on various streaming services.
Get complete details on the film at itaintovermovie.com.
Here’s the film’s trailer.
This week on Rock & Ruff we want you to meet Zach.
Zach is a big, strong dog (who doesn’t realize his size sometimes) so an adult home would be preferred, (so kids don’t get knocked over). He is housebroken, goes on overnights with shelter volunteers and is a great houseguest. He walks great on a leash, in non-reactive and knows basic commands. He is also a fan of The WDHA Morning Jolt and Jim Monaghan as you can see in his video!
For more info on Zach please visit the Associated Humane Society Newark website or stop by the shelter at 124 Evergreen Street in Newark to meet Zach and the wonderful dogs looking for homes.
Looking for something fun to do in the area? Chris Swendeman has you covered with this week’s Local Look.
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