New York Yankees Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)


Dellin Betances' Wife Janisa Betances


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Dellin Betances' wife Janisa Betances married him on September 21, 2014 in Brooklyn, New York. Dellin is a New York native, and Janisa is as well. Janisa was recently spotted with the big fella' at the 18th Annual Derek Jeter Turn 2 Foundation dinner last year in June. Those dinners are sort of a big occasion for well-known New York area athletes and retired sports figures.

Dellin Betances' wife Janisa Betances had set up a Pinterest account for what seems like the express purpose of scouting out good wedding dress designs for their wedding, but she only got as far as a few dresses and a wedding cake design before she decided it was a waste of time. The wedding cake had a string of beads hanging off it, and this practice still baffles me. Anything inedible put on a piece of food for decoration doesn't make much sense. Janisa is proud of Dellin for attending so many foundation and charity events recently, because he's been at a few already this year. One such event was going to a daycare and giving away Yankees hats. I think it actually only had something to do with being a season ticket licensee, but I'm not sure why a daycare would be that?

The only other thing of note that we can find on Dellin Betances' wife Janisa Betances is that she attended Murray Bergtraum High School in downtown Manhattan. That is a hop skip and a jump from Dellin's old high school in Williamsburg, but in practical terms it's a world away. They might have known each other through their neighborhood, though, since Dellin grew up in the Lower East side of Manhattan (much closer to her school). It must be cool to grow up and live in the same city you play for and have a wife who also has been a fan of that team her whole life.


Brett Gardner's Wife Jessica Gardner


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Brett Gardner's wife Jessica Gardner have two sons named Hunter and Miller, and they're frequently all seen together at events when Brett isn't playing. Hunter is five years old and Miller is three years old, and in an interview Hunter was described as an "explorer and builder" while Miller was described as a fan of baseball, football, basketball, etc. I guess it's good to have some idea about your kid's personality and interests at that age. It's also revealed in the interview that Brett proposed to Jessica during spring training on a beach in Clearwater, Florida.

Brett and Jessica Gardner were married in 2007. Just as an aside-- some of the beachfront real estate in Clearwater is pretty but sits unbelievably low to the sea level. When you read about tides rising in Florida, Clearwater is a prime example. But let's turn our attentions to Jessica and away from the beach of love...

Jessica Gardner generally only shows up on the internet after being photographed with Brett at Foundation events and fundraisers. Otherwise, she's busy with the kids. One notable event they attended without the kids was the Derek Jeter 18th Annual Turn 2 Foundation dinner at the Sheraton in New York's Time Square. She was looks super classy for that one.

I understand that the Turn 2 Foundation is one of those nice groups whose goal it is to turn kids away from drugs and get them interested in healthy lifestyles. The world always needs more healthy living and less drugs (unless you need drugs to survive and thus need both drugs and healthy living). I also took a look at Brett Gardner's wife Jessica Gardner and her wedding photos, and man did she look good for their wedding. It was held in a gigantic church in front of a boatload of people, and the wedding cake was a towering Mayan Temple structure. Jessica took mercy, and only a small bit of cake was smeared on Brett's face.

03/13/14 (Updated)

Yogi Berra's wife Carmen Berra


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After 65 years of marriage, Yogi Berra's wife Carmen Berra passed away after complications from a stroke. Carmen, who was 85 at the time of her death is survived by Yogi, age 89, three children, and 11 grandchildren.

Yogi, who often works with the Yankees during spring training as an instructor, did leave Yankees camp to spend time with Carmen before her passing. Carmen was a farmer's daughter from Missouri who later in life became a critical part in running the Yogi Berra museum at Montclair State University. The couple, who were portrayed in the Broadway musical, "Bronx Bombers," have been married since 1949.

Carmen Berra was laid to rest in an emotional funeral procedure on March 12. Yogi was surrounded by family, friends and Yankee personnel including Joe Torre, Brian Cashman, Randy Levine and Ron Guidry.