Marty Noble is a senior member of the Baseball Writers Association of America and editor of SCOREBOOK, the annual journal of the BBWAA's New York chapter.
|The big league clubhouse has been infected by the presence and increasing prevalence of electronic gadgets that encourage an existence of solitude and discourage group harmony and awareness of teammates.
|Twenty-seven years since his sweet music brought a World Series championship to the Twin Cities and 26 since he was a near-unanimous choice for the American League Cy Young Award, Frank Viola and his pull-the-string expertise are at Mets camp in Florida.
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|It wasn't until the early days of Mets camp this year that Curtis Granderson become aware of a compelling reason for him to wear No. 3. Triples, three-base hits if you prefer. And Granderson and triples are quite familiar.
More» Granderson healthy, set to produce for Mets|
|To say Bobby Parnell had saved the Mets' season is to overstate the situation, but his throwing session Saturday and his "everything's fine" reaction to it made his team's day.
More»Parnell planning to be with Mets on Opening Day|
|The average big league player these days is far more adept at creating numbers than identifying or defining them.
More» Frank Robinson|
|He delivered his message quiet matter-of-factly, as if he were discussing the everyday, the mundane, the fully expected. With neither fanfare nor a deep breath to preface his quiet announcement, Jose Fernandez calmly said, "My goal this year is to have a 1.95 ERA."
More» Sky's the limit for talented Fernandez|
|Few positions in the game have legacies comparable to what exists in St. Louis at first base. In 2014, a kid with an unlikely nickname -- "Big City" -- could be in position to take over the hallowed spot next.
More» Adams could rise to elite status in 2014|
|One entirely unscientific means of measuring Derek Jeter is to use the uniform number he has worn and distinguished throughout his career and compare him to others who have similarly attired. A superficial glance at the many No. 2s who have played in the big leagues strongly suggests none has prospered quite so much as the Yankees shortstop.
More»Hoch on Jeter's decision to retire, legacy in Bronx|
|The Yankee bosses spoke cautiously about Masahiro Tanaka on Tuesday when he made his first visit to the Stadium, trying to limit expectations. The same strategy ought to be implemented as it pertains to the team. These are not your older brother's Yankees.
More»MLB.com on Jeter's decision to retire after '14|
|Ralph Kiner was a favored topic in the Mets' clubhouse, in their dugout and on their charter flights. He was a favorite person as well. He became of one my favorites, too.
More»Marty Noble looks back on the life of Ralph Kiner|
|It was the morning after the night before, and Jack Zduriencik was en route from Las Vegas to Peoria, Ariz. A Seahawks cap, now more stylish than ever, covered his otherwise naked scalp. The man in charge of making Seattle smile again come October was in a hurry. The sooner Zduriencik arrived in the suburb of Phoenix, the sooner his baseball season would begin.
More»Zduriencik, McClendon discuss the future at FanFest|
|A mutually beneficial marriage has happened. The pitcher who doesn't lose will help the Yankees win. And with Yankees around him, Masahiro Tanaka may emerge as the focal point of a different sort of a Shot Heard 'Round the World.
More»Steinbrenner joins YES to discuss Tanaka signing|
|Tom Glavine was a go-to guy for reporters, columnists and those in pursuit of sound bites, so it was almost startling to hear Glavine speak on Wednesday and Thursday morning. He seemed off balance, uncertain, almost guarded.
More»Glavine humbled by Hall of Fame selection|
|On July 27, when Atlanta icons Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Bobby Cox will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, expect to see lots of Braves caps in attendance, writes columnist Marty Noble.
More»MLB.com writers on Maddux's Hall of Fame election|
|Jerry Coleman's death on Sunday took away one of the foremost gentlemen in the game, one of the finest, most wholesome people anywhere.
More»MLB Productions remembers Jerry Coleman|
|New York has been awarded a mulligan to treat Carlos Beltran properly, nearly nine years after he first played with the Mets. Now that he's back in the Big City with the Yankees, let's not screw it up, writes columnist Marty Noble.
More»Yankees introduce Beltran|
|The Yankees have a possible need. The Mets desire to unload a first baseman. Would they consider dealing a player with the potential of Ike Davis to a team with a short right field and an area code identical to their own? Likely not, but we can imagine it.
More» Davis hammers a two-run shot to left-center|
|The Yankees will take the field on Opening Day with several new faces in the lineup, but Jacoby Ellsbury's impact in center field will stand out among the others once balls start flying at Yankee Stadium.
More»Ellsbury on being a Yankee, donning No. 22|
|Brian McCann's presence behind the plate, in the middle of the batting order and on the mound for all conversations clearly makes the Yankees a more formidable foe.
More»McCann proud to be part of Yankee tradition|
|John Charles Kucks of Hoboken, N.J., who became a Wall Street guy, was gone from the Yankees by Memorial Day 1959, and from the game by October 1960. IHe pitched 19 innings over four straight Yankees World Series appearances, his only start coming in that sweet Game 7. Nineteen innings in eight appearances. And his ERA was 1.89. Now he's gone too. But in this household, he is not forgotten.
More» Yankees take Game 7 from Dodgers|
|I never covered Duke Snider. The Dodgers had gone West long before I had a BBWAA card and access to a big league clubhouse. But I had learned to make two subway transfers to get from the Bronx to Flatbush when tokens still cost 15 cents, all quite unbeknownst to my parents. So the Duke [...] More»|
|MLB.com writer Marty Noble covered the Mets for the better part of 40 years and experienced or discovered hundreds of facts and anecdotes about the team. This being the 50th anniversary season of the Mets, Noble regularly will provide snippets from the clubâs history. This one is from 1990. These installments also mark the [...] More»|
|MLB.com writer Marty Noble covered the Mets for the better part of 40 years and experienced or discovered hundreds of facts and anecdotes about the team. This being the 50th anniversary season of the Mets, Mets.com regularly will provide snippets from the clubâs history, beginning with this curious set of circumstances involving the Metsâ greatest [...] More»|