7/08 in Yankee History

2008: 

  A superb Andy Pettitte blanks Scott Kazmir
and the Rays 5-0 at the Stadium, allowing just four hits
and no walks while striking out five in eight innings of work. Melky Cabrera homers,
and Derek Jeter, one of five Yankees with multiple hits, doubles in two. Reggie
Jackson gets the honour of moving the indicator of contests
remaining in the old Yankee Stadium from 34 to 33 in the fifth inning. 

Pettitte_08.jpg

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2000: The Yankees ns */
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-activate former
Mets phenom Dwight Gooden and send him into action against his old team – he beats them 4-2 in Flushing on the day game of a two-borough, day/night
doubleheader. Roger Clemens tops the Mets by the same score in the
evening contest in the Bronx. It was in this game that the Rocket levels Mike
Piazza with a pitch off the batting helmet, igniting bad blood
between the teams and their fans.

piazza1.jpg 

David Justice, Shane Spencer, and Scott
Brosius single for one fifth-inning run, and then Chuck Knoblauch, the day after his 32nd birthday, follows with a homer off Glendon Rusch for
the winner.

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2000/B07082NYA2000.htm

1994: Though it will be another 10 years before he puts on the pinstripes, a promising rookie by the name of Alex Rodriguez makes his Major League debut today with the Mariners, going 0 for 3 in 7-4 loss to the Red Sox.

A-Rod.jpg

1984: Kevin Russo is born. Happy 26th to the rookie!

1982:

The good news is that  Billy Martin earns his 1,000th career managerial victory in a game involving the Yankees… 
The bad news is that he is currently at the helm of the Oakland A’s,
who present him with the landmark win at the expense of the Bombers, 6-3.

billy_martin_As.jpg

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1982/B07080OAK1982.htm

1977:

An ace in Cincinnati, Don
Gullett
has been plagued with arm troubles since signing with the Yankees this
year. Nevertheless, the lefty wins his 7th game of the campaign thus
far, asThurman Munson and
Graig Nettles homer in a 7-5 win over the Orioles.

gullett.JPG 

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1977/B07080BAL1977.htm
 

1974:

Yankee shortstop Jim
Mason ties a major-league record by doubling four
times in a 12-5 win over Texas.

Mason.jpg 

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1966: In  twinbill action at the Stadium, initions */
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–> Mickey Mantle homers
in both games against the Senators; the second-game blast
off Jim Hannan carries over the Monuments into the bleachers in center,
to a measured 461 feet. The teams split the two games, 7-6 for Washington in the opener, then 7-5
New York. Unfortunately, Mantle injures a hamstring in the second contest, and
will be out two weeks
.

Mantle_plaque.jpg

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1969: Red Rolfe, the only starting third baseman in Yankee history thuis far to have played his entire career with the club, dies at the age of 60.

r_rolfe.jpg 

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rolfere01.shtml

1962: The Yankees complete a three-game sweep of the Twins with a 9-8 victory and regain first place, a position they will hold for the rest of the year. Bobby Richardson, Tom Tresh and Hector Lopez homer, and Whitey Ford picks up the his 7th win.

hector-lopez.jpg 

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1962/B07080MIN1962.htm

1958: 

The AL beats the NL
in the All Star Game 4-3. with Gil McDougald’s 6th inning single providing the margin of victory 
for the junior circuiters.
Incidentally, this is the first All-Star Game played without an extra-base hit.

McDougald.jpg 
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1951: As a feud

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{page:between Casey Stengel and his veteran star continues, the manager replaces Joe DiMaggio in center with Jackie Jensen (shown below) in the second inning
of a game with the Red Sox. Red-hot Clyde Vollmer hits a
two-run home, and Boston prevail 6-3.

jensen.jpg 

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1951/B07080BOS1951.htm

1927: The Yanks split with the Tigers‚ losing the opener 11-8‚ then outslugging the
Bengals in the nitecap to win 10-8. babe Ruth clouts his 27th homer in the nitecap‚ a 3-run
inside-the-park job to deep center‚ to back George Pipgras’ pitching. The booming drive off Don Hankins ricochets off the wall past center fielder Heinie Manush and
the Babe scores standing up for his only inside-the-parker this season. Lil Stoner
goes all
the way for Detroit in the opener‚ getting the win in spite of allowing 14 hits. Lou Gehrig‚ leading the
AL with a .401 average‚ has 4 hits for the afternoon‚ but his longest is a
triple.

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1927/B07082DET1927.htm

1920: At the Polo Grounds, Ty Cobb, out with a wrenched knee since June 6‚ hits a pinch single in the 9th
to drive home the winner in a victory over the Yankees. Cobb extends his hit
streak to 12 games‚ while Babe Ruth‚ who put the Yanks ahead with a RBI-triple‚ runs
his hit streak to 22 games. New York score one in the 9th but lose 4-3.

Babe_Ruth.jpg

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1920/B07080NYA1920.htm

1910: At Hilltop Park, the Highlanders’ Bert Daniels triples in the 6th inning, then steals home on the next pitch. New York go on to beat the White Sox 13-4.
Daniels.jpg

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