8/19 in Yankee History

 

2010: The Yankees use a 9-run 6th inning to blow away the Tigers 11-5. Robinson Cano hits a double and homer and collects 3 RBI in the frame. The Yankees are now a game in front of Tampa Bay, who lose, 4-3, to Oakland, but place newly-acquired first baseman Lance Berkman on the DL with a sprained ankle. 

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2001: The Mariners rout the Yankees 10-2‚ as outfielder Mike Cameron gets 4 hits ~ including 2 homers ~ and drives home 8 runs. Ichiro stretches his hitting streak to 16 games‚ giving him 3 streaks of 15 or more games this year. He is the first Major Leaguer with three 15-game streaks in the same season since Milwaukee’s Cecil Cooper in 1980.

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2000: The Yankees beat the Angels 9-1‚ with Jorge Posada, Scott Brosius and Clay Bellinger hitting an MLB record-tying 3 sacrifice flies in the 3rd inning. Andy Pettitte goes the distance to garner the win.

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1990: Kevin Maas’ magical run continues, as he becomes the fastest rookie in MLB history to hit 14 home runs (in 128 at bats) in a 3-1 win over the Mariners at the Stadium. Tim Leary gets the win, Matt Young the loss, and Dave Righetti cashes in the save.

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1980: In New York’s 3-1 win at Seattle‚ Bob Watson is 3-for-3 including a homer and a double‚ the latter off the left center field PA speaker at the Dome in the 2nd inning. It’s is retrieved by third baseman Bill Stein.

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1977: Backed by homers from Reggie Jackson and Bucky Dent, Mike Torrez hurls his 6th complete game in a row as New York beat Texas 8-1. The Yanks are now 2 1/2 games in back of Boston.

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1962: Gino Cimoli, Wayne Causey and Billy Bryan of the A’s hit consecutive homers  in the 7th inning‚ but that hardly compares to the Yankee fusillade – Elston Howard has 2 home runs and 8 RBI; Bill Skowron a homer and 4 RBIs; and Mickey Mantle a grand slam and 7 RBIs‚ as the Yankees rout the A’s‚ 21-7. The Mick adds 2 stolen bases before Jack Reed takes over in center field.

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1945: The Yankees win the first of a pair with the White Sox 4-2 to break their 9-game losing streak‚ the longest the team has suffered since Joe McCarthy took over in 1931. Chicago take the nitecap‚ 2-0‚ as Lefty Grove scatters 5 hits amongst the New Yorkers‚ 3 by Bud Metheny (below).

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1941: In the second of two at Detroit‚ Joe DiMaggio jams his spikes sliding into second on a double and severely twists his ankle. He will be out for a month. The Yanks win 8-3 after losing the opener‚ 12-2 to Hal Newhouser.

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1936: In Washington‚ Joe DiMaggio breaks a 2-2 tie with a two-out homer in the 5th off Jimmy DeShong and the first-place Yankees roll on to a 7-4 win. Red Ruffing (below) pitches a complete game‚ while DiMag and Bill Dickey collect three hits apiece. John Stone has a homer for the Nats.

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1935: Bobby Richardson is born. Happy 78th to one of the great Yankee second basemen!

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1920: Despite Babe Ruth’s 43rd home run of the year‚ the Indians’ Slim Caldwell allows just 4 other hits to top the Yanks‚ 3-2. The Tribe answer with homers by Elmer Smith and two hits from new shortstop Harry Lunte. The Indian players leave immediately for Cleveland and Ray Chapman’s funeral with a half-game lead over Chicago and 1 1/2 over the Yankees‚. It will be the tightest race since 1908.

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1910: Atley Donald, standout pitcher for the Yankees in the late ’30s and early ’40s, is born.

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1908: Jack Chesbro allows 11 hits‚ but still blanks the Tigers 7-0.

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