6/12 in Yankee History

The red-letter day -

1959: New York top Jim Bunning and Detroit‚ 6-4‚ to give Casey Stengel his 1‚000th win as the Yankee skipper. Don Larsen picks up the victory.

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On other 12ths of June…

2009: Although it was the least impressive home field walkoff of a magical season, it had to be the most excruciating 2009 road loss for the crosstown New York Mets. There was nothing pretty about this one, as it marked half-year Yank Brett Tomko’s worst outing in pinstripes, giving up four runs in relief of Joba Chamberlain while getting just two outs. Then Hideki Matsui’s three-run homer off Mets lefty Jon Switzer gives the Bombers a 7-6, sixth-inning lead, but single runs in the next two frames give the visitors a one-run bulge. A Derek Jeter single and an intentional free pass to Mark Teixeira around a popout and strike out set up a ‘hyphen-rod’ duel and Francisco Rodriguez (K-Rod) has the Yanks set up to lose when Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) pops up to second baseman Luis Castillo (below)… who drops the ball. He then compounds the error by inexplicably firing to second instead of trying to nail the hustling Teixera at home. Both runners score, and the Stadium crowd undoubtedly have their most emotional rollercoaster moment of a scintillating season, 9-8 Yanks.

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2001: The Yankees repaint the base of the left field foul pole after a game in which the Expos’ Mark Smith was awarded a 12th-inning homer off Ramiro Mendoza on a ball that was clearly foul (to everyone but the umps). Joe Torre’s pleas to third-base ump Ron Kulpa and to home plate umpire Mark Hirschbeck fell on deaf ears, and the Yankees lost  2-1.

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1996: The Yanks acquire outfielder-DH Mike Aldrete(below) from the Angels for Rich Monteleone. The Bronx will be the last stop of the journeyman’s career.

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1990: In one of the few bright spots in an other dismal season, Yankee lefthander Dave Righetti becomes the ninth reliever in MLB history to register 200 saves, in a 5-4 win over Boston. Lee Guetterman gets the win and Rob Murphy takes the loss.

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1981: At 12:30 A.M.‚ after meeting with the owners for most of the previous day‚ players’ union chief Marvin Miller (below) announces‚ “We have accomplished nothing. The strike is on‚” thus beginning the longest labour action to date in American sports history. By the time the season resumes on August 10th‚ 706 games (38 percent of the ML schedule) will have been cancelled.

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1974: Hideki Matsui is born. Happy birthday, Godzilla – we miss you…

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1973: The Yankees send pitcher Mike Kekich to Cleveland for pitcher Lowell Palmer. Kekich’s days were numbered in New York after he and teammate Fritz Peterson swapped wives.

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1967: Mickey Mantle breaks a scoreless tie with a long drive off Washington’s Frank Bertaina in the 6th‚ and visiting New York win 2-0.

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1957: At Comiskey Park‚ Mickey Mantle again hits homers from both sides of the plate‚ and drives in 4 runs‚ but the Yankees lose to Chicago 7-6. Jack Harshman is the winner‚ after losing 6 straight to New York. Chicago now lead the Yankees by 5 games.

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1956: Whitey Ford allows just 4 hits-all in one inning-as the Yankees edge the White Sox‚ 3-2.

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1948: In an afternoon doubleheader before 68‚586 at the Stadium‚ Cleveland take two from the Yankees‚ winning 7-5 and 9-4. Joe Gordon leads the way over his ex-teammates by hitting a two-run homer in the first game‚ and belting two more round-trippers in the nitecap. Allie Reynolds and Spec Shea take the losses. The Indians have now won 3 games from NY in less than 24 hours.

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1943: In a 14-5 New York win over the A’s‚ Roy Weatherly of the Yankees‚ who caught 10 ?y balls in a game April 28‚ does it again. He is the first outfielder to have 10 putouts in a game twice in one season.

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1939: The greatest gathering of members and future inductees of the Baseball Hall of Fame assembles in Cooperstown‚ New York‚ for the dedication of the museum. A 6-inning game at Doubleday Field showcases lineups studded with players who will be elected in the future. Honus Wagner’s lineup defeats Eddie Collins’ squad‚ 4-2. Babe Ruth‚ Ty Cobb‚ Honus Wagner‚ Walter Johnson‚ Grover Alexander‚ Nap Lajoie‚ George Sisler‚ Eddie Collins‚ Tris Speaker‚ Cy Young‚ and Connie Mack accept their plaques. Cobb‚ angry at Commissioner Landis‚ shows up after the ceremony and photo taking to accept his plaque. Other inductees‚ all deceased‚ include Cap Anson‚ Charles Comiskey‚ Candy Cummings‚ Buck Ewing‚ Hoss Radbourn‚ Al Spalding and Wee Willie Keeler.

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1927: Despite Babe Ruth’s 21st homer‚ the Yankees are nosed out by the Indians‚ 8-7. Not even Murderers’ Row could recover from Waite Hoyt’s start, spotting  Cleveland 7 runs in the first 2 innings.. His replacement George Pipgras homers and pitches well. It is Joe Hornung Day at the Stadium‚ as the veteran from the 1880s celebrates his 72nd birthday. He receives a testimonial and money from his friends.

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1922: Browns rookie Herb Pruett fans Babe Ruth 3 times enroute to a 7-1 win over the Yankees. He allows 6 hits. Ruth will go 2-for-13 with 10 K’s against the less-than-flamethrowing southpaw‚ who will finish his career with a 29-48 record. The Browns collect 9 hits including 2 homers off Bullet Joe Bush – a 2-run homer in the 1st by Ken Williams and a solo by John Tobin – in inflicting  the only loss that Bush will suffer against St. Louis. Bush will get revenge on his next outing‚ and start a winning streak of 17 against the Browns.

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1920: In Cleveland‚ the two top teams in the AL square off as Yankee spitballer Jack Quinn (9-1) gets the start against the Indians’ Slim Caldwell‚ also known to hoist a wet one now and then. The Tribe push a run across in the 8th to break a 4-4 tie for the win. The victory puts the Indians a game ahead of New York.
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1919: The Yankees take over first place by beating the Tigers‚ 6-1‚ as Bob Shawkey tops Howard Ehmke.

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1907: The Highlanders make it easy for the Tigers by committing a franchise record 11 errors in the 14-6 win by Detroit. New York shortstop Kid Elberfeld leads the bobble gang with 4 errors; first baseman Hal Chase‚ third baseman Frank LaPorte‚ second baseman
Jimmy Williams‚ left fielder Wid Conroy‚ and pitchers Al Orth and Bill Hogg each add a miscue. Following the game‚ New York manager Clark Griffith gets into a fracas with a fan and is charged with assault. Griffith later argues self defense and receives a fine

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