5/26 in Yankee History

 

The red-letter day ~

2006: In action against the Royals t the Stadium, Derek Jeter gets his 2,000th career hit, becoming the eighth player in Yankees history to reach the milestone.  Angel Berroa hits a three-run homer in the 8th, and Kansas City escape a jam in the bottom of the 9th after a near two-hour rain delay, edging the homesiders 7-6 to halt a 13-game losing streak, and one of 14 games in the Bronx since 2005.

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On other 26ths of May…

2010: The Yankees take two from the Twins t Target Field. First, in a resumption of yesterday’s game which was suspended by rain with no score, they win 1-0 on a homer by Derek Jeter. They then win the regularly-scheduled game, 3 – 2, on a long ball by Nick Swisher off Jon Rauch in the 9th that gives Andy Pettitte the win. Mariano Rivera saves both wins.

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1971: The Yankees swap Curt Blefary to Oakland for pitchers Darrell Osteen and Rob Gardner. Gardner had been traded to the A’s by New York last month.

 

 

1968: The Yankees sweep a pair from the White Sox‚ winning 5-1 behind Mel Stottlemyre and take game 2‚ 7-6‚ with Bill Monboquette the winner. In the opener‚ pitcher Gary Peters bats 6th‚ but goes 0-for-2‚ as the Sox manage just 4 hits. Tom Tresh and Bobby Cox homer  for the Yanks.

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1964: The Indians complain that Whitey Ford is scuffing the ball with his wedding ring‚ which is wrapped in tape‚ and after he removes the ring‚ he exits with one out in the 9th and the game tied at 2-2. Pete Mikkelson is the victor when Bobby Richardson singles home the winner‚ 3-2. Richardson has a pair of triples and Roger Maris hits one out.

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1959: In a trade that benefits the Yankees‚ New York send pitchers Tom Sturdivant and Johnny Kucks‚ shortstop Jerry Lumpe and a player to be named later to Kansas City. The Yankees get pitcher Ralph Terry‚ who has been ripening on the vine‚ and Hector Lopez. Terry will win 73 games for NY and pitch in 5 straight World Series.

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1951: At the Stadium‚ the Yanks top the A’s‚ 8-5‚ with Mickey Mantle belting a bases-loaded triple off Dick Fowler that bounces off the bleacher railing in center field.

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1947: The largest single-game crowd in Major Leagto this date‚ 74‚747‚ sees the Yankees win their 5th straight‚ defeating the Red Sox  9-3 at Yankee Stadium. Joe Page, who comes on in relief to start the 3rd and goes the rest of the way, picks up the win.

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1937: Joe McCarthy is named to manage the AL All-Star team. (Bill Terry of the Giants will be his opposite number). Judge Landis announces that the managers‚ not the fans‚ will pick the teams‚ and increases the squads from 21 to 23 players.

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1936: In Boston’s 5-4 win at Fenway over the Yankees‚ Bill Dickey suffers a contusion of the left kidney in a home plate collision‚ which will send him to  hospital.

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1934: After eleven days and eight appearances with the Pirates‚ a winded and dry-mouthed Burleigh Grimes is sold to the Yankees. Pittsburgh acquired the veteran spitballer on the 15th from the Cardinals.

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1928: The A’s make it easy for New York by making 7 errors  ~ 4 of them by third baseman Sammy Hale (below) ~ as the Yankees win 7-4.

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1926; The Yankees win their 16th game in a row‚ defeating the Red Sox 9-8 to complete a 4-game sweep. The franchise record had been 15 straight wins‚ set in 1906. The streak puts New York in front by 8 1/2 games.

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The 1926 Yankees

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