3/27 & 3/28 in Yankee History

On the 27th of March over the years…

2008: Brett Gardner and Cody Ransom are among the prospects reassigned by the Yankees to minor league camp.

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2005: In a spring training game, Andy Pettitte, now in an Astros uniform, faces his former teammates for the first time. The veteran lefty allows but one hit the first time through the lineup, but Derek Jeter triples and Alex Rodriguez homers with two down in the third. The Yanks take the ballgame 7-4.

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1948: Bill Sudakis, who was platooned at first base with Chris Chambliss in 1974 and also shared DH duties for the Yanks, is born. Happy 65th, Bill!

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1941: The Yankees sell pitcher Steve Sundra to the Senators on his 30th birthday. Sundra‚ 11-1‚ in 1939‚ slipped in 1940 to 4-6.

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http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/sundrst01.shtml

1879: Miller Huggins is born.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miller_Huggins

 

…and on the 28th…

2001: The Yankees trade 36-year-old Glenallen Hill‚ who hit .297 with 29 homers last season‚ to the Angels for minor-league outfielder Darren Blakely. Hill‚ taking the place of the just-released Jose Canseco‚ will go 9-for-66‚ spend 5 weeks on the DL‚ and get his release on the 1st of June.

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1986: The Yankees and Red Sox swap designated hitters: Mike Easler goes to New York for Don Baylor.

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Also, Phil Niekro is waived four days before his 47th birthday. The veteran knuckleballer, who posted a 32-20 mark with the 1984-1985 Yanks, will catch on with the Indians on April 3.

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1985: Former Yankees pitcher Mark Melancon is born. Happy 28th, MM!

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http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/melanma01.shtml

 

1981: Former Yankee reliever Edwar Ramirez is born. Happy 32nd to the Broomstick!

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http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/ramired01.shtml

 

1934: In a collision with Yankee catching prospect Norman Kies‚ 42-year-old Rabbit Maranville breaks his left leg sliding home on a double steal in an exhibition game against the Bombers. The Braves veteran is out for the season and will play just 23 games next year. He had broken his right leg in spring training of 1926. Meanwhile, Kies, who is only shaken up, will be released in a few days.

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1927: In a final exhibition match between last year’s series opponents‚ the Yanks score 4 in the first off the Cards Grover Cleveland Alexander. Then Old Pete shuts down the Yanks until leaving in the 8th‚ and the Cards score 2 in the 9th to win 6-4. Both teams use their regular lineups‚ the only clubs to make no starting changes from last year’s rosters.

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1919: Vic Raschi is born.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vic_Raschi

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