10/20 in Yankee History

The red-letter day -

1931: Mickey Mantle is born.

 

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http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mantlmi01.shtml

On other 20ths of October…

2005: Joe Girardi resigns as a Yankee coach to become the manager of the Florida Marlins.

 

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2004: At the Stadium, the Red Sox roll over the Yankees 10-3 to take the ALCS, becoming the first team in history to come back from a 3-to-0 deficit and win a postseason series. Johnny Damon is the hero for Boston with a pair of HRs‚ including a grand slam off Javy Vazquez, and 6 RBI. David Ortiz and Mark Bellhorn also homer for the Sox.

 

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http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2004/B10200NYA2004.htm

2001: The Mariners clobber the Yankees 14-3 to win their first game of the ALCS. Bret Boone ties an ALCS record with 5 RBIs as Jamie Moyer gets the win. Boone‚ John Olerud and Jay Buhner  all homer for Seattle.

 

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http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2001/B10200NYA2001.htm

1998: Down 3-0‚ the Yankees bounce back with 2 runs in the 7th and 3 in the 8th to defeat the Padres 5-4. Scott Brosius is the hitting star for NY with a single‚ 2 homers‚ and 4 runs batted in.The Yanks now take a 3-0 Series lead.

 

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1996: The Braves continue to pound the ball‚ as they bring the tomahawk down on the Yankees with a 12-1 win in the World Series opener. Andruw Jones shot over the left field wall in the 2nd inning puts him in the record books as the youngest
player to homer in a Series game. He hits another 4-bagger in the 3rd
inning‚ as John Smoltz gains the win.

 

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http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1996/B10200NYA1996.htm

1981: In a World Series rematch of the 1977 and 1978 teams‚ the Yankees take game one over the Dodgers 5-3. Bob Watson’s 3-run homer in the first is the big blow as Ron Guidry goes 7 innings for the win. Goose Gossage closes down a Dodger rally in the 8th.

 

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http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1981/B10200NYA1981.htm

1964: Johnny Keane pulls another shocker by signing to manage the Yankees.

 

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1960: Coach Ralph Houk, 41‚ is named to succeed Casey Stengel. He briefly led the Yankees in 1960 when Stengel was hospitalized.

 

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1951: Joe DiMaggio takes off for Japan with Lefty O’Doul’s all-stars on an exhibition tour of the country. They will win 13 of the 15 games.

 

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1910: The Giants win the City Series against the Highlanders 4 games to 2‚ as Christy Mathewson bests Jack Warhop 6-3. Larry Doyle’s 3rd inning 3-run homer into the upper grandstand in right field is the big blow.
Paid admission for the six games is over 100‚000‚ and each Giant takes
home $1‚110.62. Art Fletcher will use the winnings to marry his childhood sweetheart‚ Blanche Dieu.

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