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One of the Yes Network's most aired shows are their Yankee Classics.  Generally, during the regular season on off days and mornings before a game when there was none the day before, you can catch the Yankees Classics.  Then they fill up a lot of the schedule with them during the off-season.  As a Yankee fan, I think it's a great idea, although the ranking of some games as "Classics" can sometimes be questions.

Well, this is an attempt to log as many of the Yankee Classics that have been shown including some commentary and rankings on whether they really are classics or...not so much.

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Regular Season vs. Boston Red Sox
Dave Righetti's No-Hitter
Monday, July 04, 1983
Final Score: 4-0
Yankee Classic Rating (1 low to 10 high): 6
Interesting from a historical perspective but probably not worth multiple viewings. It's fun to see Don Mattingly and Wade Boggs early in their careers. Also interesting to see guys like Andre Robertson, one time Yankee shortstop of the future and Bert Campaneris leading off and playing third base for the Yankees in his final big league season.

The problem with no-hitters is that their interest grows during the game when you're wondering if they're going to get it or not. Of course, everyone knows the outcome of this game and knows he's going to get it. Plus, everyone has seen that famous Boggs strikeout so many times that it's become lost in a blur of other now famous Yankee highlights.

I can imagine it may be different for people that may have been at the game. As someone who was in attendance for Dwight Gooden's no-hitter, I can watch that game multiple times and I still get nervous in the ninth and still get chills when the last out settled into Derek Jeter's glove. Mostly because I remember first hand the deafening roar as that last out was recorded and the feeling that no one wanted to go home, we just wanted to stay and cheer all night. I'm sure fans at Righetti's no-no feel the same way.

So, I hope Yes keeps running this classic (and I'm sure they will). Although it's best in small doses, it's an important classic from an era that had few.
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