John Timothy Flaherty
Flash Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.
Born: October 21, 1967 in New York, NY
High School: St. Joseph Regional HS (Montvale, NJ) School: George Washington University (Washington, DC) by the Drafted Boston Red Sox in the 25th round of the 1988 amateur draft. Signed June 9, 1988.
( All Transactions) Debut: April 12, 1992 (Age 24)
vs. CLE 3 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Teams (by GP): DevilRays/Padres/Tigers/Yankees/RedSox 1992-2005 Final Game: October 1, 2005 (Age 37)
vs. BOS 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
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News -- March 2014
3/25 Radical Baseball: Do all pitchers tip all pitches?: Four possibilities:
1. No pitcher tips any pitches.
2. Some pitchers tip some pitches.
3. All pitchers tip some pitches.
3/15 Yanks Go Yard: Why New York Yankees Eyes Smiling on St. Patrick´s DaySt. Patrick´s Day is a time for all Irish eyes to be smiling. But some special New York Yankees Irishman have ex... ... News -- January 2014
1/4 The Greatest 21 Days: John Flaherty, Show Them - 464: Originally published Oct. 29, 2010John Flaherty was in a different spot in 1995 than he was a season earlier. In 1994, he was ... News -- November 2013
11/13 Did The Tribe Win Last Night?: Catching Up With Billy Traber: When the Indians traded All-Star and future Hall of Fame second baseman Roberto Alomar to the New York Mets following the 2001 ... News -- October 2013
10/21 Pinstripe Birthday Blog: October 21 – Happy Birthday John Flaherty: Flash turns 43 years old today. Before he
joined the YES Network as an analyst for Yankee games and as
a commentator ... News -- September 2013
9/11 Bronx Baseball Daily: Timely hits give Yankees a 5-4 victory over Orioles:
If the game of baseball was judged by how many hits a team had during the game, then the Baltimore Orioles would win, outhitting ...
9/10 Rays Colored Glasses: Could Jose Lobaton Gain a Larger Role in the Rays’ Catching Tandem?: Four years–that’s the last time the Rays had one true starting catcher for an entire season. Dioner Navarro had an All-Star ... News -- August 2013
8/8 PaulLebowitz.com: Michael Kay’s Barbie Versatility: Barbie was such a po**** and profitable doll because Mattel constantly came up with new accessories, venues and themes. Michael ... News -- July 2013
7/29 Knox Sports News: Why the Yankees should be sellers: So the Major League Baseball Trade deadline is here. It’ll be gone soon, too. But that won’t stop the print media, talking ...
7/23 Bleeding Yankee Blue: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: BOB LORENZ:
(Photo credit: Ellen Wallop/YES Network)
Over the past few years Bleeding Yankee Blue has interviewed a lot of New ... News -- June 2013
6/13 It's About the Money (Stupid): Old timers guests have been announced: Look at who is making his Old Timers Day debut this year:
6/9 Rays Colored Glasses: Position Unclear But Power Undeniable for Rays 11th Rounder Hunter Lockwood: In their entire history, the Tampa Bay Rays have never had a catcher hit as many as 15 home runs in a season. Their current leader ...
6/7 Bleeding Yankee Blue: THE STUD:
This is Jack Curry. You know him, you love him. He is literally one of the best in the business. I have ... News -- May 2013
5/7 Bleeding Yankee Blue: THINKING ABOUT THE BEST RIVALRY IN BASEBALL:
Every year, I look forward to seeing the Boys square off against our
biggest rival the Boston Red Sox... no matter what! ... News -- April 2013
4/13 Rays Colored Glasses: The Tampa Bay Rays and Memorable Bench Clearing Brawls: By now, most of us have heard about top Chicago Cubs prospect Jorge Soler charging the Clearwater Threshers dugout with a bat ...
4/4 Fire Brand of the American League: Behind Enemy LinesSuffering through Opening Day with the boys on the YES Network. ... News -- January 2013
1/26 YankeeAnalysts.com: Countdown To Spring Training: 17: I had a quite a few choices for this number. I could have gone the easy route and just written about John Flaherty. Or I could ...
1/12 Bleeding Yankee Blue: HOT STOVE, YOGI & FUN FROM A YANKEE FANATIC: As you all know, on January 10th, there was a special event. I wrote about it in HOT STOVE & HOT DOGS AT THE YOGI BERRA MUSEUM. ...
1/6 Bleeding Yankee Blue: HOT STOVE & HOT DOGS AT THE YOGI BERRA MUSEUM: I wanted to make you all aware of a cool event that will be broadcast on the YES Network from the Yogi Berra Museum on January ... News -- December 2012
12/22 Rays Colored Glasses: Rays History: Jim,The Rookie, Morris’ Debut: In 2002, the movie “The Rookie” captivated baseball fans’ hearts as it told the inspirational story of a 35 year-old high ... News -- November 2012
11/19 PaulLebowitz.com: YES, the Yankees and Murdoch—A Look Into the Future: Newscorp is closing in on a deal to purchase up to 49% of the YES Network—NY Times story. After all those years of pure Yankees ...
11/14 Did The Tribe Win Last Night?: Gomez’s Flash in Tribe Pan Resulted in Playoff Appearance: By Christian Petrila Here’s a fun fact: In the home stretch of the 2007 dream season, the Indians claimed a player who hit ...
11/5 My Pinstripes: Yankees Get Themselves Another Crappy Catcher:
The great tradition continues...
Todd ... News -- October 2012
10/23 Rays Colored Glasses: The Day Eduardo Perez and the Devil Rays Owned Mariano Rivera and the New York Yankees: 2005 was not a successful year for the Tampa Bay Rays franchise. But the one thing that stood about that year was how the Devil ... News -- February 2012
2/13 Bleeding Yankee Blue: WHY I'M PSYCHED TO SEE SWEET LOU WORK: Lou Piniella played the game hard, but he managed harder and I loved watching his intensity. I loved it so much that I literally ... News -- January 2012
1/8 NY Baseball Digest: Jorge Posada Has a Chance a the Hall of Fame: Reports last night indicate that Jorge Posada will finally hang up his spikes this season. Five years from now we will be debating ... News -- November 2011
11/10 NY Baseball Digest: Closing the Book on Jorge Posada and the Yankees: It shouldn’t be a surprise that Jorge Posada announced his career with the Yankees is over. “I don’t think there’s ... News -- August 2011
8/17 NY Baseball Digest: Remembering El Duque, Cone Argues Sabermetrics, Zambrano’s Legacy, Munson Bio on SABR, Batting Stance Guy Imitates the MLB Network: It appears Orlando Hernandez is finally going to hang up his spikes and announce his retirement. I believe El Duque has been ...
8/7 B-R Blog: Teammates with simultaneous 20-game hitting streaks: Dan Uggla and Freddie Freeman both extended their hitting streaks Saturday, to 27 games and 20 games, respectively. It's the first ... News -- July 2011
7/30 B-R Blog: Worst Batting Seasons By Catchers Since 1973: It's a simple list. . Rk Player OPS+ G Year Age Tm Lg PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Pos ...
7/6 NY Baseball Digest: Jury Duty, More Kay Stupidity, Winning 30, WFAN Bench: The jury for the Roger Clemens case will be selected today. I wonder how you could get kicked off jury duty in this scenario. ... News -- June 2011
6/5 YankeeAnalysts.com: Yanks take rare series in Anaheim, beat Angels 5-3: The Yankees were able to overcome a shaky 5 1/3 innings of three-run ball by Bartolo Colon — though to Colon’s credit, ...
6/2 B-R Blog: Highest BA In 24+ Game Hitting Streaks Since 1996: Of all the batters to have a hitting streak of 24 games or more since 1996, who had the highest batting average during that streak? ... News -- May 2011
5/21 YankeeAnalysts.com: The TYA staff on the Yankees’ television and radio broadcast teams: A few weeks ago we were approached by the excellent Mike Sielski of The Wall Street Journal for our general opinions on various ... News -- April 2011
4/9 YankeeAnalysts.com: Martin’s two blasts pace home run barrage as Yanks dump Sox 9-4: What looked to be yet another classic Fenway Park lead-exchanging back-and-forth turned into a no-doubter thanks to the bottom ... News -- July 2010
7/14 MLBTradeRumors: Remembering the 1996 Trade Deadline: We remember 1996. Keep in mind, as you hear all the names of yesteryear exchanged- this was the last year the National League ... News -- June 2010
6/7 YankeeAnalysts.com: Help say "See ya!" to Michael Kay: Hey Yankee fans,For those of you who may have missed it -- and let's face it, most of you probably did, given another gorgeous, ...