5/04 in Yankee History

2006: Jim Delsing, the last player to wear no. 7 for the Yankees before Mickey Mantle, dies at the age of 80.

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1981: Yankee reliever Ron Davis strikes out the last 8 batters of the game in a 4-2 win over the Angels‚ tying Nolan Ryan’s AL record (done twice) for consecutive strikeouts and setting a new record for consecutive strikeouts by a reliever.

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1963: The Yankees edge the Twins‚ 3-2‚ beating Jim Kaat on 3 solo homers. Elston Howard hits a pair‚ and Mickey Mantle adds one.

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1961: Mickey Mantle homers and extends his hitting streak to 16 games‚ as the Yankees top the Twins‚ 5-2. New York sweep all 3 games in Minnesota.

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1951: In St. Louis‚ the Yanks pummel the Browns 8-1 behind Eddie Lopat. Mickey Mantle‚ again batting leadoff and playing in right field‚ connects for his 2nd homer‚ off Duane Pillette‚ a 450 ft. shot in the 6th inning.

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1950: The White Sox‚ helped by Bob “Sugar” Cain’s 5-hitter‚ embarrass the Yankees 15-0 at the Stadium.

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The score ties the Yanks’ team record‚ set in 1907‚ for the most runs in a shutout loss. One bright spot for the Yankees in the humiliating defeat is Phil Rizzuto’s 3 hits.

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1950/B05040NYA1950.htm

 

1933: Lefty Gomez throws no-hit ball for 8 innings before Detroit’s Charlie Gehringer leads off the 9th with a home run. Gerald Walker follows with a double‚ reaches third when Gomez throws a wild pitch‚ and scores. Gomez then retires the side for a 5-2 Yankee win.

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1929: At Comiskey Park‚ Lou Gehrig wallops three home runs against the Sox in an 11-9 New York shootout. His second round-tripper‚ in the 7th inning‚ is sandwiched between blasts by Babe Ruth and Bob Meusel. With his homer off Red Faber in the 2nd‚ Gehrig joins Ruth as the second slugger to clear the right field stands‚ 75 feet high and 360 feet away from home plate. The Ruthian clout came off Tommy Thomas in 1927. His last homer of the day is served up by Dan Dugan.

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http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1929/B05040CHA1929.htm

 

1920: Jack Quinn tosses a five-hitter as the Yankees beat Boston’s Waite Hoyt‚ 5-0.

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Umpire Dick Nallin clears the Yankee bench in the 6th inning because of ‘too much conversation.’

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1920/B05040NYA1920.htm

 

1918: At the Polo Grounds‚ the Yankees set an ML record (since tied) by laying down 8 sacrifices‚ 6 coming on bunts‚ and nudge Boston 5-4. The bunting by New York takes advantage of Boston lefty Babe Ruth‚ who is nursing a hangover. The Babe makes 2 errors and has 9 assists handling 13 fielding chances. Despite contributing his first homer of the year‚ plus a double‚ Ruth loses to Allan Russell. Boston’s first baseman Dick Hoblitzell injures his finger‚ and in the next game Ruth will make his first career start as a position player.

 

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