The New York Yankees enter the 2012 MLB season as one of the favorites to win the World Series. Yankees fans can stay on top of all the action all season long with these mobile apps for Android, iPhone, and iPad.
UPDATED: March 27, 2012
MLB At Bat 12 & MLB (iPhone, iPad, Android)
The iPhone & Android versions of Major League Baseball’s official app are easily customizable to feature the Yankees. The free version gives limited content, but $14.99 subscription delivers live streaming audio of every Yankees game along with additional video and other content.
Cost: Free for “lite” version, or in-app upgrade ($14.99) free if your purchase a MLB.tv premium subscription.
iPhone: MLB.com At Bat – MLB.com
iPad: MLB.com At Bat – MLB.com
Android (Lite) : MLB At Bat 12 Lite
Android (Premium): At Bat 12 – MLB.com
ESPN New York (iPhone, Android)
ESPN’s App focused on New York Sports. Get the latest Yanks news and blog posts from the Worldwide Leader. (Free)
iPhone: ESPNNewYork.com – ESPN
Android: Download ESPN New York app from the Android Market
24-7 Bronx Bombers (iPhone)
The app for your iPhone is a basic aggregator app that displays articles in a mobile way and includes a schedule and optional alerts. (Free)
Yanks News (iPhone and iPad)
Another aggregator app with loads of news sources and even the Twitter feeds of some Yankees players. You can allow or disable any of the sources in the settings. You also do not have to leave the app to read the full contents of the article, but some articles are not optimized for mobile. With iPad, however, that isn’t really an issue.
iPhone: Yanks News – Luno Software, Inc.
New York Baseball App
Access to NY Yankees news and other New York news outlets and blogs, Yankees players bios, Yankees Tweets, photos and videos. (0.99)
Yankees Fan – New York Baseball, News, Videos, Photos (iPhone)
News, scores, videos, photos and more. (Free)
Sports Talk Radio
I hesitate to mention this app because it is such a piece of junk, but it’s also the only way to listen to WFAN on mobile devices. Unfortunately, like the Philadelphia version of the CBS Radio app, it is so poorly designed that the audio stream cuts off as soon as the auto-lock kicks in on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad. So, to use the app you have to turn off the auto-lock. Ridiculous. At least they don’t have the audacity to charge for it.
UPDATE: A recent update has fixed the playback issues. (Free)
ESPN 1050 AM
ESPN Radio’s local NY station is accessible through the ESPN Radio App or for free with the TuneIn Radio app. ESPN Radio app runs $2.99 and TuneIn radio is free with an option for a premium upgrade.