5/09 in Yankee History

The red-letter day –

1930: In a game between the Yankees and the Tigers at the Stadium, the outfielders of both teams make a total of only 2 putouts for an AL
record that has never been equalled. The NL record for outfield idleness is one
chance (Pittsburgh versus Brooklyn‚ August 26‚ 1910). Detroit’s George Uhle strikes out 8 in winning‚ 5-4‚ and dropping the Yanks to 7th
place. Henry Johnson (7 innings) and George Pipgras are the New York hurlers.

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http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1930/B05090NYA1930.htm

On other 9ths of May…

1999: The Yankees defeat the Mariners 6-1. Reliever Mike Stanton makes his 1st
major league start for New York, ending his major league record streak of 552
consecutive relief appearances prior to his first start. The previous record of
443 was set by Gary Lavelle of the Giants.

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http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1999/B05090NYA1999.htm

1989: The Yankees beat the Rangers 5-3 at the Stadium, with Jesse Barfield contributing a 2-run homer. For the first time since April 10th‚ no Major League games are shutouts‚ ending a
streak of 29 consecutive days with at least one whitewashing.

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http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1989/B05090NYA1989.htm

1981: For the second night in a row, Yankee pitching surrenders a walkoff homer to Seattle’s Tom Paciorek. The second shot is a 3-run dinger off Ron Davis giving the Mariners
a 6-5 win over the visiting Bombers. 
The previous night‚ Paciorek led off the 9th with a homer off Rudy May to give
Seattle a 3-2 win.

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http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1981/B05090SEA1981.htm

1966: At Minneapolis‚ the 6-20 Yankees edge the Twins‚ 3-2. Roger Maris‚ Mickey Mantle and Joe Pepitone‚ with the
game-winner in the 9th inning‚ hit homers for New York.

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http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1966/B05090MIN1966.htm

1964: At Cleveland, Pedro Ramos gives up 4 home runs to New York – Tony Kubek‚ Mickey Mantle‚ Joe Pepitone‚ and Hector Lopez -as the Yanks win 6-2.

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http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1964/B05090CLE1964.htm 

1958: After six straight home rainouts‚ the Yanks play their first home night
game of the year‚ against Washington. Mickey Mantle breaks a 2-2 tie in the 3rd
with an inside-the-park solo homer off Pedro Ramos. New York roll to a 9-5 win.

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1958/B05090NYA1958.htm

1953: At Fenway, the first place Yanks beat the Red Sox 6-4.  Mickey Mantle hits one homer off Bill Werle and is robbed of
another when Jimmy Piersall  makes a sensational catch at the Sox bullpen in
right-center field.

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http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1953/B05090BOS1953.htm

1949: Vic Raschi tosses a 5-hitter at Detroit, but the Tigers still set back the first-place Yankees 4-1‚ as Bengal hurler Ted Gray matches the performance of his opposite number. Dick Wakefield’s solo homer off Raschi completes the scoring by the home side.

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http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1949/B05090DET1949.htm

1944: Joe McCarthy returns to the Yankee dugout after missing much of spring training and the early season due
to illness.

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1943: The Yankees take the opening game of a doubleheader with the A’s with a 13-1 mashing behind Spud
Chandler (3-0). Chandler contributes a three-run inside-the-park homer
in the first inning. Roy Weatherly is 5-for-5 with a triple and homer.
His homer is followed by another from Charlie Keller. The A’s rebound to
win game 2, 4-3, holding Weatherly hitless.

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http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1943/B05091NYA1943.htm

1940: The New York press reports the impending sale of the Yankees by the Ruppert estate to political bigwigs Jim Farley and Jesse Jones.
The Sporting News declares the sale will be for $4 million. The imminent
sale will resurface on the front pages several times during the next
year‚ but it never happens.

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Jacob Ruppert (1867-1939)  

1903: The Boston Americans top the visiting Highlanders 12-5‚ with a little
help from umpire Bob Caruthers‚ who tosses out New York pitcher Jesse Tannehill
and second baseman Jimmy Williams for arguing balls and strikes.

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