Dominant Back End Of New York Yankees ‘Pen Gets Dope Nickname

The New York Yankees’ “Kings of the Pen” somehow earn an awesome nickname. The shirts are already on sale.

It didn’t take long.

Considering how dominant the 7-8-9 combination of Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and newcomer Aroldis Chapman have been early on this season, it was only a matter of time before the trio earned some kind of nickname.


Thursday night, fans inside the Yankee Stadium team store walked by a stand that had a “No Runs DMC” shirt, paying tribute to the hall-of-fame hip hop group Run DMC while also marketing one of the most dominant back-ends of a bullpen in baseball right now.

Simply put, the Yankees are trying to capitalize on their bullpens’ current success for $40 a shirt.

“Forty bucks —  we need a cut off of that,” Betances joked, via AP/CBS New York.

The front of the shirt has the infamous silhouette of Run DMC in front of a New York Yankee logo, while the back take a play on the word logo of the group, with the words “No Runs DMC” and the pitchers numbers on the bottom. The DMC part matches the pitchers names, mostly.

“D” for Dellin Betances, “M” for Miller and “C” for Chapman. It’s not perfect, but it actually works.

The shirts were given to the players in the clubhouse Thursday night before their game against the Angels. There will be matching caps that are expected to go on sale in the team store this weekend.

“I hope they sell a ton of them, and it comes back to me,” Miller laughed.

The Yankees are 8-0 so far this season when the three of them pitch in the same game.

Chapman, in particular has been stellar for the Yankees so far. In 15 games this season so far, he’s recorded a 1.93 ERA, notched 11 saves with 21 strikeouts.

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