11/03 in Yankee History

 

2004: Willie Randolph resigns as a Yankee coach in order to become manager of the Mets.

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2001: The Diamondbacks even the World Series at 3 games apiece with a 15-2 thrashing of the Yankees in Game 6. Randy Johnson gets the win for Arizona while Danny Bautista drives in 5 runs. Arizona deliver a WS-record barrage of 22 hits‚ and score 8 runs in the 3rd inning, chasing starter Andy Pettitte in the process.

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http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2001/B11030ARI2001.htm

1992; One of the most important trades in recent Yankee history goes through, as Paul O’Neill arrives from Cincinnati in exchange for Roberto Kelly and minor league prospect Joe DeBerry.

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1982: Early Yankee workhorse pitcher Ray Fisher dies at the age of 95.

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http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/fishera01.shtml

1954: The Yankees’ tour of Japan opens in Osaka. The first game against the All-Japan Stars draws a record crowd of 64‚000. Andy Carey belts 13 HRs‚ and Elston Howard bats .468 on the 25-game tour.

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1942: Yankee second baseman Joe Gordon is voted American League MVP by a margin of 21 votes, even though Ted Williams won the Triple Crown. Moreover, Gordon led the league in  strikeouts‚ GDPs, and errors at his position.

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1911: Johnny Keane, Yankee manager who presided over the initial phase of the club’s ’60s decline, is born.

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