5/19 in Yankee History

2006: In interleague play, David Wright wins the first Subway Series game of the year between the two New York City teams when he hits a two-out RBI single off Mariano Rivera in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Mets a 7 – 6 victory over the Yankees.

david-wright.jpg

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2006/B05190NYN2006.htm

2001: As the Yankees defeat the Mariners 2-1, both Ichiro Suzuki’s and Marty Cordova’s hit streaks end. Ichiro’s 23-game skein was the fifth longest hit streak recorded by a ‘true’ rookie.

Ichiro-Suzuki~Ichiro-Suzuki-3D-Posters.jpg


http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2001/B05190SEA2001.htm

1998: The Yankees defeat the Orioles‚ 9-5‚ in a game marked by a brawl which results in 5 ejections. Players involved will be suspended for a total of 18 games. The melee begins when Baltimore reliever Armando Benitez hits Tino Martinez in the back with a pitch following an 8th-inning home run by Bernie Williams.

Williams_plays.jpg

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1998/B05190NYA1998.htm

1960: The Yankees send infielder Andy Carey to the A’s for slugger Bob Cerv. Cerv had been with the Yanks for 5 years before going to KC where he banged 38 HRs in 1958 and was chosen as the AL left fielder in the All Star game over Ted Williams. Cerv will be claimed in the expansion draft in 1960 and the Yanks will again reacquire him.

B_Cerv58.jpg

1957: At Yankee Stadium‚ New York knock out Bob Lemon and top Cleveland 6-3. Mickey Mantle hits a homer in the 6th inning rally‚ his 6th off the future Hall of Famer.

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1957/B05190NYA1957.htm 

1954: Happy birthday to Rick Cerone, Yankee starting catcher during the first half of the ’80s, and front office man after his playing days.

RickCerone.jpg

http://www.baseballlibrary.com/ballplayers/player.php?name=Rick_Cerone_1954

1929: One of the darkest days in the history of Yankee Stadium.

     In a game with the Red Sox, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig hit back-to-back homers in the 3rd off Jack Russell, but in the 5th, a cloudburst sends a standing-room-only crowd rushing for the exits. A stampede in the right field bleachers leaves 2 dead and 62 injured. Jake Ruppert vows never again to sell more tickets than seats. There are 2 outs in the 5th when the contest is stopped at 3-0.
YS_29.jpg
http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1929/B05190NYA1929.htm

1928: Gil McDougald, all-purpose utility infielder for the great Yankee teams of the ’50s, is born. Happy 82nd, Gil!

McDougald.jpg

http://www.baseballlibrary.com/ballplayers/player.php?name=Gil_McDougald_1928

1910: The Highlanders overcome losing a base runner in the 10th inning to a hidden ball trick and beat Cleveland‚ 4-3. Hal Chase is the victim when first baseman George Stovall nabs him.

HalChase.jpg
 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: