11/02 in Yankee History

2009: The Yankees threaten a big come-from-behind win before falling 8-6 to the Phillies at Citizens’ Bank Park in game 5 of the World Series. After the home team jump on A.J. Burnett  for six runs through six outs, the bullpen hold the home team in check until Chase Utley and Raul Ibanez hit solo homers in the 7th. They will make all the difference, as the Yanks score three in the 8th on Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez doubles and one more in the 9th to forge the final score.

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1995: A new era begins: the Yankees name Joe Torre as their new manager‚ replacing Buck Showalter.

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1964: The CBS purchase of the Yankees goes into effect, precipitating a sharp decline in the club’s fortunes afield. The neglect-driven decline will not be reversed until George Steinbrenner’s consortium buy the team in 1973.

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1960: Roger Maris edges out Mickey Mantle for the AL’s Most Valuable Player award‚ 225 votes to 222‚ the second-closest vote ever‚ after the Joe DiMaggio-Ted Williams race in 1947.

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66-year-old George Weiss resigns his position as general manager of the Yankees.

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Former Yankee shortstop Everett Scott ,who had the only Major Leagues’ only  1,000 + consecutive games played streak until Lou Gehrig, dies at the age of 67.

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