A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 27, 2006
Spankees or Wankees (NY Yankees derogatory nicknames)

Non-fans of the New York Yankees baseball team have sometimes called them the “Spankees” (a team that’s “spanked") or “Wankees” (from “wanker").


Google Groups: rec.sport.baseball
From:  The Kurgan
Date:  Thurs, Aug 19 1993 2:41 pm
(...)
*** ANYBODY BUT THE SPANKEES ***


Google Groups: rec.sport.baseball
From:  Evan Leibovitch
Date:  Wed, Oct 13 1993 9:30 pm
(...)
The poor boy’s taking the collapse of his Wankees pretty hard, no? 

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • (0) Comments • Thursday, July 27, 2006 • Permalink