10/24 in Yankee History

2000: The Mets defeat the Yankees‚ 4-2‚ behind the pitching of Rick Reed and their bullpen. Benny Agbayani’s 8th inning double is the key hit for the Queensiders as they cut the Yankees  lead in the Series to 2-games-to-1. Orlando Hernandez fans 12 but loses his first postseason game after 8 wins. The loss ends the Yankees record streak of 14 consecutive wins in World Series action.

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1999: The Yankees defeat the Braves 7-2 to take a 2-games-to-0 lead in the Series. David Cone  holds Atlanta to one hit and no runs in 7 innings. Bernie Williams gets 3 hits for NY‚ while 5 of his teammates get 2 apiece. Braves’ starter Kevin Millwood gets battered for 8 hits and 5 runs (4 earned) in 2 innings of work.

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1996: The Yankees take their 3rd straight game in Atlanta‚ defeating the Braves 1-0. Andy Pettitte records the win‚ while John Wetteland gets his 3rd save. John Smoltz is the hard-luck loser in the tense pitchers’ duel.

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1988: Less than a year after signing him as a free agent‚ the Yankees trade 1B-DH Jack Clark to the Padres with pitcher Pat Clements for pitchers Lance McCullers and Jimmy Jones, and outfielder Stan Jefferson
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1981: Another come-from-behind victory for LA, 8-7‚ helped by poor Yankee defense in the outfield‚ ties the Series at 2 games apiece. George Frazier takes his second loss for the Bombers.

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1963: Yogi Berra is appointed manager of the Yankees.

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1951: UPI names Casey Stengel as Manager of the Year.

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1939: Despite having missed 32 games‚ the AL MVP is Joe DiMaggio‚ with Jimmie Foxx the runner-up‚ in the BBWAA poll. DiMag has 280 points‚ while Foxx draws 170.

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