It seems like it's been a while since we've started one of the "best of the month" posts on a positive note. That's because it has. May and July were kinda "blah" months and June was a disaster. To be fair, the Yankees' 16-12 record in August doesn't stand out as overwhelmingly good. Their stumbling, bumbling start to the month has a lot to do with that. Now that they've got some more guys healthy and have an everyday lineup that's more befitting of the team's reputation, things are on the upswing and the Yankees closed the month of August in much better shape than they were when they started. They're back in the playoff hunt, they're as healthy as they've been all year, and they had a month chock full of great performances and great moments. See the best of the best after the jump.
Underrated Yankees: Ralph Houk
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