3/31 in Yankee History

2006: The ball that Babe Ruth hit for his last home run at Yankee Stadium is sold for $86,250 at auction. The ball was hit in an war effort fund-raising exhibition game off Walter Johnson on August 23, 1942.

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2004: The Yanks get a win in Tokyo and even their season record at 1-1 with a
12-1 demolition of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Two-run
bombs from Tony Clark and local hero Hideki Matsui followed by the first of two Jorge Posada solo homers, stake Kevin Brown to a 6-1 lead.

hideki-matsui.jpg

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2004/B03310TBA2004.htm

2003: In the first of two consecutive Opening Day games played outside the United States, Roger Clemens rides a two-run Robin Ventura blast and an Alfonso Soriano grand slam to an 8-4 Yankee win in Toronto. The victory will come at a price, though, as Derek Jeter suffers a badly damaged shoulder in a collision with the knee pads of Blue Jays catcher Ken Huckaby at third. base. El Capitan will spend six weeks on the bench.

Derek Jeter going off on cart after injury of shoulder.jpg

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2003/B03310TOR2003.htm

1992: Ken Silvestri, switch-hitting Yankee backup catcher of the ’40s, dies at the age of 75.

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http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/silveke01.shtml 

1980: Chien-Ming Wang is born. Happy 31st to the Wanger, and all the best to  a man who has had some tough breaks!
chien_ming_wang.jpg

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/wangch01.shtml

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