6/14 in Yankee History
2009: Yankee fans celebrate as the Bombers record an unexpectedly easy 15-0 rout of Johan Santana and the Mets at the Stadium to open up a two games to one margin at the halfway point of crosstown interleague play this year. (It would grow to five to one in weeks). Although he doesn’t need to be, A.J. Burnett is superb, and gets backing from Derek Jeter, who has 3 hits, 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored, and Johnny Damon and Robbie Cano, who drive in 3 runs apiece. And for a boost that continues to surprise to this day, Francisco Cervelli (below) collects 3 hits, 1 RBI and 2 runs scored as well.
2005: The Pirates are welcomed back to Yankee Stadium for the first time since the 1960 World Series with a 9-0 thrashing at the hands of their hosts. Mike Mussina has a splendidly stingy outing, allowing just one double, four singles, and a walk.
Veteran outfielder Matt Lawton finds himself on the Pittsburgh bench after being nailed at the plate for the last out of the seventh. With his team down 7-0, he is retired by a Bernie Williams-Robinson Cano-Jorge Posada relay.
1998: The Yankees tie the Major League record for most consecutive non-losing series at 24 when they beat the Indians 4-2 on June 14. David Cone strikes out 12. With Luis Sojo subbing for Derek Jeter, Scott Brosius bats second and scores twice, and Tino Martinez drives in three. It is a chilly, wet afternoon in the Bronx, and the fans in attendance receive one free ticket apiece to a future game for their perseverance.
1994: MLB labour-mangement relations worsen, as the owners make a salary cap proposal‚ asking players to split revenue 50-50. Salary arbitration would be eliminated‚ and free agency for players reached after 4 years in the majors instead of 6. The players will reject the proposal on June 18th.
1982: Ron Guidry stops the Red Sox to run his record to 8-1. For the rest of the season‚ however‚ Louisiana Lightning will be just 6-7 with a 4.47 ERA.
1978: With the Yankees down 9-8 to the Seattle Mariners with two outs in the bottom of the 10th, Paul Blair hits a three-run homer. Sparky Lyle gets the win, and John Montague the loss in the Yankee 11-9 walkoff.
Off the field, the Yanks acquire outfielder Jay Johnstone from the Phillies in exchange for pitcher Rawly Eastwick‚ who was a disappointment after New York signed him for more than $1 million.
1969: Tom Tresh’s time in pinstripes comes to an end, as the Yankees trade him to the Tigers for outfielder Ron Woods
1961: A familiar refrain… The Kansas City A’s ship pitcher Bud Daley‚ their top winner over the past 2 seasons‚ to the Yankees for pitcher Art Ditmar and outfielder Deron Johnson. The Yanks then send pitcher Danny McDevitt to the Twins for infielder Billy Gardner.
1960: New York beat Kansas City 6-2 behind Jim Coates and Roger Maris. Maris drives in 5 runs with a homer, a double‚ and a single. The Yankees have now won 7 straight‚ all since Casey Stengel returned from the hospital‚ and now are in a virtual tie with the Indians and Orioles for first place.
1959: At the Stadium, the Tigers sweep a pair from the Yankees‚ 3-2 and 8-2. Charlie Maxwell unleashes his Sunday punch in the opener‚ hitting a 3-run homer in the 8th. It is his 14th homer of the year‚ 8 of them having come on a Sunday. FRank Lary wins his 3rd of the year against the Yankees. Paul Foytack is the winner in game 2. Al Kaline has 3 hits in each game.
1958: The Cardinals obtain pitcher Sal Maglie (1-1) from the Yankees for Joe McClain and $25‚000. For Maglie‚ who will go 3-7 for the Cards‚ this will be his 4th straight year of pitching in both leagues‚ a Major League record.
1953: The Yankees sweep the Indians 6-2 and 3-0 before 74‚708 at Municipal Stadium to extend their winning streak to 18 games.
Yogi Berra paces the visiting Bombers with a homer in the opener and a triple in game 2. New York have now won 18 straight and lead the Indians by 10 1/2 games.
1946: The Yankees sell veteran Hank Majeski to the A’s. Considered over the hill‚ Majeski will play another 9 seasons
1936: The Yankees trade All Star center fielder Ben Chapman‚ who was a brief holdout in the spring, to the Senators for outfielder Jake Powell (below). Powell hit .312 with 98 RBIs in 1935‚ and will take over in center, with rookie sensation Joe DiMaggio moving from left field to right
1934: Yankee pitcher Johnny Broaca‚ only two weeks after graduation from Yale‚ gives up a 3rd inning single to Sammy West‚ the only St. Louis player to get a hit‚ to top the host Browns‚ 7-0.
1933: At Fenway‚ Lou Gehrig’s consecutive-game streak survives‚ even though he and manager Joe McCarthy are thrown out of the game in the 7th inning for protesting that Boston’s Rick Ferrell ran out of the baseline between first and second. ‘Marse Joe’ is suspended for 3 games but Gehrig’s streak‚ now at 1‚249‚ is allowed to continue. Gehrig is 1-for-3 with a triple in the 13-5 loss to Tommy Bridges.
1932: New York edge Cleveland‚ 7-6‚ and the Yankees score the run that proves the margin of victory on a triple steal with Ben Chapman on the front end.
1921: Babe Ruth hits 2 more home runs‚ his 6th and 7th in 5 games‚ including his 2nd in 2 days into the center field bleachers at the Polo Grounds‚ in a 9-6 win over the Tigers. Hooks Dauss does the teeing up today.
1908: The White Sox beat the Highlanders 5-4 with a late rally that puts Mark ‘Moxie’ Manual in the record books. Moxie‚ pitching in relief‚ is lifted in the 8th inning and his Sox score to go ahead. Commissioner Ban Johnson (below) will rule that Moxie is the winner‚ not the pitcher who succeeds him‚ this establishing a precedent about awarding victories.