6/01 in Yankee History

The red-letter day -

1925: Lou Gehrig begins his streak of 2,130 consecutive games played.

In a Monday game at the Stadium‚ 18‚000 are on hand to see the Babe make his first appearance of the season. He goes 0-2 with a walk against Washington’s Walter Johnson before leaving in the 6th inning. The Senators  win 5-3. In the 9th inning‚ Gehrig pinch-hits for Pee Wee Wanninger‚ launching the streak that will eventually surpass the record held by Everett Scott, the shortstop whom Wanninger replaced in the Yankees lineup.

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http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1925/B06010NYA1925.htm

On other 1sts of June…

2009: In a 5-2 victory at Cleveland, the Yankees play their 18th straight game without an error, breaking the record held by the 2006 Red Sox.

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http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2009/B06010CLE2009.htm

2008: Another spring training hope goes by the wayside: the Yankees designate infielder Morgan Ensberg for assignment on June 1. Right-hander Scott Patterson is recalled from AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to fill the spot.

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2003: The Yankees defeat the Tigers in 17 innings by a score of 10-9. New York takes a 7-1 lead as Roger Clemens starts in pursuit of his 300th win‚ but Detroit tie the game in the 7th. David Wells, who contributes 5 2/3 innings of relief, will get the win.

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http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2003/B06010DET2003.htm

2001: The Stadium witnesses a rarity, as Cleveland starter C.C. Sabathia
earns a win despite pitching only 4 innings. The game is called because
of rain after 5 innings with the Tribe ahead‚ 7-2. The rules state that
in a 5-inning game‚ a starter need not go the full 5 to earn a victory‚ There have been just 5 other cases
since 1970 to match C.C’s.

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http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2001/B06010NYA2001.htm

1999: At the Stadium‚ Roger Clemens and New York overpower the Indians 11-5. Derek Jeter has 2 hits‚ 3 runs‚ and has now reached base in all 50 Yankee games (a record going back to 1961). Reliever Steve Reed plunks Jeter in the 8th‚ then Paul O’Neill hits a 2-run homer.

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1999/B06010NYA1999.htm

1992: The Yankees select Derek Jeter as their first-round pick in the amateur draft, and the sixth pick overall.

 

1988: The Yankees take football all American Deion Sanders in the 30th round of the amateur draft.

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1973: Fred Heimach, pitcher and pinch hitter for the Yankees in the late ’20s (and member of the 1928 championship team), dies at the age of 72.

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http://www.dvrbs.com/People/CamdenPeople-FredHeimach.htm

1961: Bob Turley gives up Vic Wertz’s first triple in 6 years as the veteran slugger leads the Red Sox to a 7-5 win over the Yankees. Since June 14‚ 1955‚ Wertz has played in 596 games and collected 537 hits‚ but no 3-baggers.

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http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1961/B06010BOS1961.htm

1960: Mickey Mantle hits a one-out home run in the first inning‚ a 400-foot blow on an 0-2 pitch‚ for the only Yankee hit against Baltimore’s Hal Brown. The  Birds win 4-1 and sweep the three game series with the Yankees to move into first place (27-15). New York leave Baltimore in 4th place (19-19).

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http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1960/B06160KC11960.htm

1958: In Boston‚ Bob Turley wins his 8th‚ 10-4‚ for the first-place Yanks. He allows 5 Red Sox hits‚ 3 by Billy Klaus‚ as Andy Carey helps with 5 straight hits.

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http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1958/B06010BOS1958.htm

1947: Joe DiMaggio has a single‚ double‚ and 2 homers to drive in 5 runs and lead New York to an 11-9 win over Cleveland. Al Lyons wins his only decision for New York this year‚ beating Bob Lemon.

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http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1947/B06010CLE1947.htm

1936: In an exhibition game at West Point‚ the Yankees easily subdue the cadets‚ 6-2. Lefty Gomez pitches the first 3 innings and allows 2 runs.

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1920: At the Polo Grounds, Babe Ruth makes his first start on the mound this season‚ pitches 4 innings‚ then goes to right field after the Yankees take a 10-run lead. Roger Peckinpaugh’s inside-the-park homer and Ping Bodie’s homer off Erickson are the big blows. New York roll to a 14-7 win over the Senators‚ the 9th win in a row for the Yankees‚ as they move into second place behind the Indians.

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http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1920/B06010NYA1920.htm

1918: Losing at home 5-3 against the Yankees‚ the White Sox load the bases in the bottom of the 9th with no outs. Chick Gandil lines a shot to third baseman Frank Baker‚ who turns it into a game-ending triple play. The Yankees win 6-3.

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1910: Still in his playing days, batting leadoff for the Cardinals, future Yankee manager Miller Huggins becomes the first player in modern major league history to make six plate appearances in a game without recording a single official at bat. In a game against the Phillies, Huggins walks his first three times up, follows with a sac fly and a sac bunt, then draws another free pass to force the lead run across in the eighth inning. The Redbirds win, 10-5.

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1908: The first-place Highlanders trip Ed Cicotte and the visiting Red Sox‚ 2-0. Jack Chesbro allows just 4 hits in the victory. But the Highlanders‚ 20-15‚ will win just 31 more games the rest of the way for the first of the four last-place finishes in franchise history to date, with a 51-103 record.

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Jack Chesbro

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