7/21 in Yankee History

2009:  Sergio Mitre earns his first win since 2007, as the Yankees beat Baltimore 6-4. Mitre underwent Tommy John surgery in 2008, then was suspended for 50 games after testing positive for a banned substance; he allows 4 runs in 5 2/3 innings in his first start after being called up from AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to replace the injured CFhien-Ming Wang. A two-run homer by Robinson Cano off Rich Hill and a two-run single by Alex Rodriguez are the big blows for the Bronx Bombers. Combined with Boston’s 4-2 loss at Texas, the win gives the Yankees sole possession of first place in the AL East for the first time this season.

 

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2006: The Blue Jays defeat the Yankees 7-3. A-Rod hits career #450, a 3-run homer for New York, becoming the youngest player ever to reach the plateau. A.J. Burnett goes 7 1/3 innings for the win, and Troy Glaus hits a homer and drives in 4 runs for the Jays.

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2000: The Yankees obtain Glenallen Hill (below) from the Cubs for minor league pitcher Ben Ford and Ozwaldo Mairena.

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1997: Four days after the birth of his second child‚ Yankee outfielder Mark Whiten (shown below during his tenure with Toronto) is arrested in Milwaukee and charged with second-degree sexual assault of a 31-year-old woman.

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1988: One of the less successful trades in recent Yankee history ~ and one made even more notorious by the writers of ‘Seinfeld’ – is completed, as young slugger Jay Buhner is shipped to Seattle for Ken Phelps.

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1980: C.C. Sabathia is born. Happy 34th to our hefty lefty!

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1977: In the opening  game of a doubleheader with the Brewers, Catfish Hunter tosses a 7-0 shutout, snapping a3-game Yankee losing streak. Milwaukee come back in the nitecap to win‚ 5-4  in 10 innings.

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1976: Hall of Famer Earle Combs, starting center fielder for the great Yankee teams of the 1920s, dies at the age of 77.

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1972: The Yankees sweep the Angels, winning 6-0 and 3-0, with Fritz Peterson and Mel Stottlemyre applying the whitewash.

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1969: A gala All-Star Game banquet in Washington is one of baseball’s great events. An all-time team and all-time living team is announced. Babe Ruth is selected Greatest All-Time Player‚ and Joe DiMaggio Greatest Living Player. (DiMaggio will insist on being introduced by this title at all his public appearances until his death).

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1961: Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris slam back-to-back homers in the first inning for New York‚ but it takes a 2-out‚ 9th-inning pinch-hit grand slam by Johnny Blanchard to finally subdue the Red Sox‚ 11-8 at Fenway. The pinch slam is the AL’s 6th of the season‚ a new record.

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1957: At Cleveland‚ the Yankees split a pair‚ winning the opener and losing the nitecap by identical 7-4 scores. Mickey Mantle pops out in the 7th of the second contest after reaching base 10 straight times. He has a single‚ walk and homer off Ray Narleski in game 2‚ after collecting a single and four walks in the opener. He concluded yesterday’s game with two walks.

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1945: The boys from the Bronx bomb the White Sox into 6th place‚ 12-3‚ with the help of three homers. Nick Etten delivers a grand slam, and Herschel Martin and Bud Metheny go long as well. Ernie Bonham wins his seclond of the year as the Yankees chase Earl Caldwell in the 1st inning.

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1930: Babe Ruth cracks homer no. 35 of the campaign thus far‚ Lou Gehrig belts his 28th – his third in two games – and Harry Rice adds another homer to lead the Yanks to a 7-3 win over Cleveland. Lefty Ed Wells is the winner despite giving up 4 hits to John Hodapp. Ruth is 12 games ahead of his 1927 pace.

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1929: Wes Ferrell outpitches Waite Hoyt to give Cleveland a 6-4 win over the Yankees. Babe Ruth‚ still nursing a leg injury‚ contributes a pinch single. Lou Gehrig, in an uncharacteristic display of on-field temper, is tossed in the 4th inning for protesting a called third strike‚ and Miller Huggins quickly follows.

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1921: The Indians bang out 9 doubles‚ and the Yankees 7 for an AL record 16 in Cleveland’s 17-8 win. The Indians‚ who cling to a 2-game lead‚ are led by Joe Sewell’s 5 hits. Two of the New Yorkers’ two-baggers are delivered by Roger Peckinpaugh.

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1920: At the Polo Grounds, the first place  Indians (58-28) open a series with the Yankees (58-32) and are held in check through 8 innings by Carl Mays (below). Wilting in the 9th‚ Mays gives up 3 runs and is relieved by Rip Collins. Ray Chapman fans with the bases loaded to end the game and New York hold on to win‚ 4-3. Bob Meusel and Wally Pipp homer for New York‚ while Babe Ruth is hitless for the second game in a row.

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