Special Feature on Don Mattingly’s 1984 Batting Title – June Issue

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As a long time Yankee Ticket Plan holder, I got to see allot great moments on the field and Mattingly and Winfield tipping their ball caps to the fans ranks right up there If Don Mattingly was schedule to bat in the bottom of 9th the fans (me) would always stay and watch him bat. You always felt that he could do something to turn the game around and get us a win.
I’m an American League fan but if Mattingly get the Dodgers into the World Series and it is against any AL team but mine I am rooting for him…

Originally posted on Homestand Blog by Yankees Magazine:

April 11, 2014 – In early March, I spent a morning with former Yankees first baseman Don Mattingly in Glendale, Arizona. I interviewed Mattingly about his historic 1984 campaign for a feature that will be published in the June Issue of Yankees Magazine.

Twenty years ago, Mattingly edged out teammate Dave Winfield for the American League batting title on the last day of the regular season.

In my conversation with Mattingly, he spoke about the first time he realized that he and Winfield were atop the batting charts in 1984.

“At some time in June, Dave and I were asked to pose for a Sports Illustrated photo together,” said Mattingly, who is the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. “I didn’t think about it as a serious competition. We were on the same team, and we were trying to win games. I wasn’t really competing with Dave, and I didn’t…

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