4/02 in Yankee History
2001: On Opening Day, Roger Clemens becomes the all-time American
League career strike out leader, passing Walter Johnson. Kansas City
Royals infielder Joe Randa is his 3,509 Junior circuit victim. In
overtaking Johnson, Clemens now moves into the seventh spot on the
all-time major league list.
On other 2nds of April…
2003: Todd Zeile hits a home run in his first at-bat for the Yankees,
becoming the only major leaguer to hit a home run for ten different
teams. In addition to homering with the Yanks, Zeile had also gone deep
for the Cardinals, Cubs, Phillies, Orioles, Dodgers, Marlins, Rangers,
Mets, and Rockies. In the game, Mike Mussina gets the 9-7 win for the Bombers.
1995: The longest strike in major league history comes to an end.
Having the first 23 days of this major league season canceled and 252
games of the last season lost, the owners accept the players’ March 31
unconditional offer to return to work. The players’ decision to return
to work is made after a US District Court issues an injunction
restoring terms and conditions of the expired agreement. Teams will
play 144-game schedules. The strike had begun on August 12, 1994.
out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game. The 17-year-old
girl, a member of the Chattanooga Lookouts roster, also walks Tony
Lazzeri in Chattanooga’s 14-4 loss Yankees. In 1933 Mitchell will pitch
for the House of David team.