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4/02 in Yankee History

The red-letter day…

2001: On Opening Day, Roger Clemens becomes the all-time American
League career strike out leader, passing Walter Johnson. Kansas City
Royals infielder Joe Randa is his 3,509 Junior circuit victim. In
overtaking Johnson, Clemens now moves into the seventh spot on the
all-time major league list.

roger_clemens.jpg

 

And on other 2nds of April…

2011: The Commissioner’s  office demands that the Yankees stop relaying hand signals from the stands to their hitters at their home park, something which is expressly prohibited by a directive from Major League Baseball. GM Brian Cashman apologizes to Joe Garagiola Jr. and says the team will comply.

Brian-Cashman

2008: Two starting pitchers embarking on excellent seasons do battle at the Stadium. The tourists will get the best of it, as Toronto’s A.J. Burnett bests Mike Mussina and the Yanks 5-2. The key blow for the Jays is a  2nd inning, two-run blast by centerfielder Vernon Wells, while Burnett is driven from the mound when Alex Rodriguez follows up Bobby Abreu’s 7th-inning leadoff walk with a homer of his own. Two Alex Rios RBI provide the difference. Ahmad Bradshaw of the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants advances the games left counter from 80 to 79 games.

aj_burnett_who_farted_2.jpg

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2008/B0402NYA2008.htm

2007: Carl ‘American Idle’ Pavano  gets the start in Opening Day in the Bronx. He allows but two hits and an unearned run through four as the Yanks take the lead. The embattled hurler leaves on the short end after a four-run 5th, however. A Derek Jeter two-run single draws the home team even, and Alex Rodriguez caps the 9-5 comeback win with a two-run eighth-inning homer, as Brian Bruney, Sean Henn, Luis Vizcaino and Mariano Rivera blank the Royals on three singles over the last 4.7 frames. The multiple innings out of the pen, however, combined with injuries in the rotation, augur a trend that will prompt early-season struggles.

carlpavano.jpg

 

2003: Todd Zeile hits a home run in his first at-bat for the Yankees, becoming the only major leaguer to hit a home run for ten different teams. In addition to homering with the Yanks, Zeile had also gone deep for the Cardinals, Cubs, Phillies, Orioles, Dodgers, Marlins, Rangers, Mets, and Rockies. In the game, Mike Mussina gets the 9-7 win for the Bombers.
Zeile.jpg

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2003/B0402TOR2003.htm

1997; Tino Martinez has a career day, homering his first three times up in a game at Seattle’s Kingdome, leading the Yanks to a 16-2 rout. Tino scores five runs and collects 7 RBI. He hits one-, two-, and three-run shots, but in three chances at the grand slam, he walks, singles and flies out.

Tino-Martinez---2005-Studio-Plus-Photograph-C12188671.jpg

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1997/B04020SEA1997.htm

 1995: The longest strike in major league history comes to an end. Having the first 23 days of this major league season canceled and 252 games of the last season lost, the owners accept the players’ March 31 unconditional offer to return to work. The players’ decision to return to work is made after  US District Court judge (and future US Supreme Court Justice) Sonia Sotomayor issues an injunction restoring terms and conditions of the expired agreement. Teams will play 144-game schedules. The strike had begun on August 12, 1994.
strike_il.jpg
1957: Hank Steinbrenner is born. Happy 57th to the Yankees’ always quotable co-owner!
HankSteinbrennerCataffoNYDNews
1945: ’70s Yankee pitcher (and wife-swapper) Mike Kekich is born. Happy 69th, MK!
Kekich_71
1931: At Engel Stadium in Chattanooga, TN, Miss Jackie Mitchell strikes out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game. The 17-year-old girl, a member of the Chattanooga Lookouts roster, also walks Tony Lazzeri in Chattanooga’s 14-4 loss YankeesIn 1933 Mitchell will pitch for the House of David team.jackie_mitchell.jpg

4/02 in Yankee History

The red-letter day…

2001: On Opening Day, Roger Clemens becomes the all-time American
League career strike out leader, passing Walter Johnson. Kansas City
Royals infielder Joe Randa is his 3,509 Junior circuit victim. In
overtaking Johnson, Clemens now moves into the seventh spot on the
all-time major league list.

roger_clemens.jpg

And on other 2nds of April…

2011: The Commissioner’s  office demands that the Yankees stop relaying hand signals from the stands to their hitters at their home park, something which is expressly prohibited by a directive from Major League Baseball. GM Brian Cashman apologizes to Joe Garagiola Jr. and says the team will comply.

Brian-Cashman

2008: Two starting pitchers embarking on excellent seasons do battle at the Stadium. The tourists will get the best of it, as Toronto’s A.J. Burnett bests Mike Mussina and the Yanks 5-2. The key blow for the Jays is a  2nd inning, two-run blast by centerfielder Vernon Wells, while Burnett is driven from the mound when Alex Rodriguez follows up Bobby Abreu’s 7th-inning leadoff walk with a homer of his own. Two Alex Rios RBI provide the difference. Ahmad Bradshaw of the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants advances the games left counter from 80 to 79 games.

aj_burnett_who_farted_2.jpg

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2008/B0402NYA2008.htm

2007: Carl ‘American Idle’ Pavano  gets the start in Opening Day in the Bronx. He allows but two hits and an unearned run through four as the Yanks take the lead. The embattled hurler leaves on the short end after a four-run 5th, however. A Derek Jeter two-run single draws the home team even, and Alex Rodriguez caps the 9-5 comeback win with a two-run eighth-inning homer, as Brian Bruney, Sean Henn, Luis Vizcaino and Mariano Rivera blank the Royals on three singles over the last 4.7 frames. The multiple innings out of the pen, however, combined with injuries in the rotation, augur a trend that will prompt early-season struggles.

carlpavano.jpg

2003: Todd Zeile hits a home run in his first at-bat for the Yankees, becoming the only major leaguer to hit a home run for ten different teams. In addition to homering with the Yanks, Zeile had also gone deep for the Cardinals, Cubs, Phillies, Orioles, Dodgers, Marlins, Rangers, Mets, and Rockies. In the game, Mike Mussina gets the 9-7 win for the Bombers.
Zeile.jpg

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2003/B0402TOR2003.htm

1997; Tino Martinez has a career day, homering his first three times up in a game at Seattle’s Kingdome, leading the Yanks to a 16-2 rout. Tino scores five runs and collects 7 RBI. He hits one-, two-, and three-run shots, but in three chances at the grand slam, he walks, singles and flies out.

Tino-Martinez---2005-Studio-Plus-Photograph-C12188671.jpg

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1997/B04020SEA1997.htm

 1995: The longest strike in major league history comes to an end. Having the first 23 days of this major league season canceled and 252 games of the last season lost, the owners accept the players’ March 31 unconditional offer to return to work. The players’ decision to return to work is made after a US District Court issues an injunction restoring terms and conditions of the expired agreement. Teams will play 144-game schedules. The strike had begun on August 12, 1994.
strike_il.jpg
1957: Hank Steinbrenner is born. Happy 56th to the Yankees’ always quotable co-owner!
HankSteinbrennerCataffoNYDNews
1945: ’70s Yankee pitcher (and wife-swapper) Mike Kekich is born. Happy 68th, MK!
Kekich_71
1931: At Engel Stadium in Chattanooga, TN, Miss Jackie Mitchell strikes out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game. The 17-year-old girl, a member of the Chattanooga Lookouts roster, also walks Tony Lazzeri in Chattanooga’s 14-4 loss Yankees. In 1933 Mitchell will pitch for the House of David team.jackie_mitchell.jpg

4/02 in Yankee History

 

The red-letter day…
 

2001: On Opening Day, Roger Clemens becomes the all-time American
League career strike out leader, passing Walter Johnson. Kansas City
Royals infielder Joe Randa is his 3,509 Junior circuit victim. In
overtaking Johnson, Clemens now moves into the seventh spot on the
all-time major league list.

roger_clemens.jpg
On other 2nds of April… 

2008: Two starting pitchers embarking on excellent seasons do battle at the Stadium. The tourists will get the best of it, as Toronto’s A.J. Burnett bests Mike Mussina and the Yanks 5-2. The key blow for the Jays is a  2nd inning, two-run blast by centerfielder Vernon Wells, while Burnett is driven from the mound when Alex Rodriguez follows up Bobby Abreu’s 7th-inning leadoff walk with a homer of his own. Two Alex Rios RBI provide the difference. Ahmad Bradshaw of the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants advances the games left counter from 80 to 79 games. 


aj_burnett_who_farted_2.jpg
http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2008/B0402NYA2008.htm

2007: Carl ‘American Idle’ Pavano  gets the start in Opening Day in the Bronx. He allows but two hits and an unearned run through four as the Yanks take the lead. The embattled hurler leaves on the short end after a four-run 5th, however. A Derek Jeter two-run single draws the home team even, and Alex Rodriguez caps the 9-5 comeback win with a two-run eighth-inning homer, as Brian Bruney, Sean Henn, Luis Vizcaino and Mariano Rivera blank the Royals on three singles over the last 4.7 frames. The multiple innings out of the pen, however, combined with injuries in the rotation, augur a trend that will prompt early-season struggles. 


carlpavano.jpg

2003: Todd Zeile hits a home run in his first at-bat for the Yankees,
becoming the only major leaguer to hit a home run for ten different
teams. In addition to homering with the Yanks, Zeile had also gone deep
for the Cardinals, Cubs, Phillies, Orioles, Dodgers, Marlins, Rangers,
Mets, and Rockies. In the game, Mike Mussina gets the 9-7 win for the Bombers. 
Zeile.jpg
http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2003/B0402TOR2003.htm 

1997; Tino Martinez has a career day, homering his first three times up in a game at Seattle’s Kingdome, leading the Yanks to a 16-2 rout. Tino scoresfive runs and collects 7 RBI. He hits one-, two-, and three-run shots, but in three chances at the grand slam, he walks, singles and flies out. 


Tino-Martinez---2005-Studio-Plus-Photograph-C12188671.jpg
http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1997/B04020SEA1997.htm 

 
 

1995: The longest strike in major league history comes to an end.
Having the first 23 days of this major league season canceled and 252
games of the last season lost, the owners accept the players’ March 31
unconditional offer to return to work. The players’ decision to return
to work is made after a US District Court issues an injunction
restoring terms and conditions of the expired agreement. Teams will
play 144-game schedules. The strike had begun on August 12, 1994. 

 
strike_il.jpg
 
1931: At Engel Stadium in Chattanooga, TN, Miss Jackie Mitchell strikes
out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game. The 17-year-old
girl, a member of the Chattanooga Lookouts roster, also walks Tony
Lazzeri in Chattanooga’s 14-4 loss Yankees. In 1933 Mitchell will pitch
for the House of David team.
 

jackie_mitchell.jpg

4/02 in Yankee History

The red-letter day: 

2001: On Opening Day, Roger Clemens becomes the all-time American League career strike out leader, passing Walter Johnson. Kansas City Royals infielder Joe Randa is his 3,509 Junior circuit victim. In overtaking Johnson, Clemens now moves into the seventh spot on the all-time major league list. 


roger_clemens.jpg


2008: Two top-flight pitchers embarking on excellent seasons do battle at the Stadium. The tourist will get the best of it, as Toronto’s A.J. Burnett bests Mike Mussina and the Yanks 5-2. The key blow for the Jays is a  2nd inning, two-run blast by centerfielder Vernon Wells, while Burnett is driven from the mound when Alex Rodriguez follows up Bobby Abreu’s 7th-inning leadoff walk with a homer of his own. Two Alex Rios RBI provide the difference. Ahmad Bradshaw of the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants advances the games left counter from 80 to 79 games. 

aj_burnett_who_farted_2.jpg

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxes
etc/2008/B0402NYA2008.htm

2007: Carl ‘American Idle’ Pavano  gets the start in Opening Day in the Bronx. He allows but two hits and an unearned run through four as the Yanks take the lead. The embattled hurler leaves on the short end after a four-run 5th, however. A Derek Jeter two-run single draws the home team even, and Alex Rodriguez caps the 9-5 comeback win with a two-run eighth-inning homer, as Brian Bruney, Sean Henn, Luis Vizcaino and Mariano Rivera blank the Royals on three singles over the last 4.7 frames. The multiple innings out of the pen, however, combined with injuries in the rotation, augur a trend that will prompt early-season struggles. 

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4/02 in Yankee History

The red-letter day:


2001: On Opening Day, Roger Clemens becomes the all-time American
League career strike out leader, passing Walter Johnson. Kansas City
Royals infielder Joe Randa is his 3,509 Junior circuit victim. In
overtaking Johnson, Clemens now moves into the seventh spot on the
all-time major league list.

roger_clemens.jpg


On other 2nds of April… 


2008: Two starting pitchers embarking on excellent seasons do battle at the Stadium. The tourists will get the best of it, as Toronto’s A.J. Burnett bests Mike Mussina and the Yanks 5-2. The key blow for the Jays is a  2nd inning, two-run blast by centerfielder Vernon Wells, while Burnett is driven from the mound when Alex Rodriguez follows up Bobby Abreu’s 7th-inning leadoff walk with a homer of his own. Two Alex Rios RBI provide the difference. Ahmad Bradshaw of the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants advances the games left counter from 80 to 79 games. 

aj_burnett_who_farted_2.jpg

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2008/B0402NYA2008.htm

2007: Carl ‘American Idle’ Pavano  gets the start in Opening Day in the Bronx. He allows but two hits and an unearned run through four as the Yanks take the lead. The embattled hurler leaves on the short end after a four-run 5th, however. A Derek Jeter two-run single draws the home team even, and Alex Rodriguez caps the 9-5 comeback win with a two-run eighth-inning homer, as Brian Bruney, Sean Henn, Luis Vizcaino and Mariano Rivera blank the Royals on three singles over the last 4.7 frames. The multiple innings out of the pen, however, combined with injuries in the rotation, augur a trend that will prompt early-season struggles. 

carlpavano.jpg



2003: Todd Zeile hits a home run in his first at-bat for the Yankees,
becoming the only major leaguer to hit a home run for ten different
teams. In addition to homering with the Yanks, Zeile had also gone deep
for the Cardinals, Cubs, Phillies, Orioles, Dodgers, Marlins, Rangers,
Mets, and Rockies. In the game, Mike Mussina gets the 9-7 win for the Bombers. 

Zeile.jpg

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2003/B0402TOR2003.htm&nbsp;

1997; Tino Martinez has a career day, homering his first three times up in a game at Seattle’s Kingdome, leading the Yanks to a 16-2 rout. Tino scoresfive runs and collects 7 RBI. He hits one-, two-, and three-run shots, but in three chances at the grand slam, he walks, singles and flies out. 

Tino-Martinez---2005-Studio-Plus-Photograph-C12188671.jpg
http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1997/B04020SEA1997.htm&nbsp;
1995: The longest strike in major league history comes to an end.
Having the first 23 days of this major league season canceled and 252
games of the last season lost, the owners accept the players’ March 31
unconditional offer to return to work. The players’ decision to return
to work is made after a US District Court issues an injunction
restoring terms and conditions of the expired agreement. Teams will
play 144-game schedules. The strike had begun on August 12, 1994. 
strike_il.jpg

1931: At Engel Stadium in Chattanooga, TN, Miss Jackie Mitchell strikes
out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game. The 17-year-old
girl, a member of the Chattanooga Lookouts roster, also walks Tony
Lazzeri in Chattanooga’s 14-4 loss Yankees. In 1933 Mitchell will pitch
for the House of David team.

jackie_mitchell.jpg

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