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6/19 in Yankee History

 

The red-letter day ~

1903: Lou Gehrig is born.

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On other 19ths of June…

2002: The Yankees pound out 19 hits‚ including 3 home runs‚ as they defeat the Rockies 20-10. Jorge Posada leads the Bomber attack, driving in 3 runs and scoring 4. The Rockies are just the second team in MLB history to score seven runs in an inning (the 4th)‚ but still lose by 10 or more.

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2000: The Yankees lambast the Red Sox 22-1 at Fenway, breaking a close game wide open by scoring 9 times in the 8th inning and 7 times in the 9th. Scott Brosius leads in the New York RBI column with 4.

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1995: The Yankees sign Darryl Strawberry.

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1979: 36‚211 fans show up at the Stadium to witness the return of Billy Martin as Yankee manager‚ but the Yanks lose to the Blue Jays 5-4. Martin had been named to replace Bob Lemon (34-31) the previous day‚ and begins his second stint as New York’s skipper‚ a season earlier than previously announced.

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1977: At Fenway‚ Yankee pitchers help put the Red Sox in the record books when they serve up 5 gopher balls (Denny Doyle‚ Bernie Carbo‚ Jim Rice‚ Yaz‚ George Scott) in an 11-1 thrashing at the hands of Boston, who complete a 3-game sweep. Yastrzemski’s shot‚ served up by Dick Tidrow,is a towering drive down the line and off the right field facade (to the right of the retired #’s) the only home run to ever reach that height. No one else has ever come close to duplicating the feat. The Bosox hit a record 16 homers in the 3 victories over the Yankees (6 on the 17th; 5 on the 18th). It wasn’t the wind‚ as New York go homerless in the series.

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1955: At the Stadium, Mickey Mantle hits his 100th career home run as the Yankees take a pair from the White Sox, 7-1 and 5-2.

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1951: Before 61‚596 at the Stadium‚ Mickey Mantle‚ batting leadoff‚ has 2 homers and 4 RBIs‚ but misses two catchable balls. He has a 3-run homer to match Yogi Berra as the Bombers top the White Sox 11-9 in the opener of a doubleheader. In the nitecap‚ the Mick is 1-for-1 with a homer‚ before being replaced in center field by Gene Woodling. But the first-place Sox take a 5-4 win. Eddie Stewart has a 3-run homer and Phil Masi collects 3 hits and a homer.

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1922; In the Yankees 8th straight loss‚ a 3-2 decision to the Indians‚Babe Ruth flies into a rage at umpire Bill Dinneen and gets tossed. He will receive a two-day suspension‚ his fourth suspension of the year‚ when he continues to complain tomorrow about the umpire. Again‚ it is a call at second that sets the Bambino off‚ although he was in the field this time.

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1918; The Yankees purchase outfielder Ham Hyatt from the Braves‚ but he proves to be a turkey and is soon released. Tomorrow they will buy Browns  pitcher John Robinson‚ who will suffer the same fate as Hyatt.

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1909: Walter Johnson has a strange day in beating Highlanders 7-4. He gives up just 3 hits‚ but is unusually wild‚ issuing 7 walks‚ uncorking 4 wild pitches‚ and hitting one batter‚ while fanning 10.

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1904: Patsy Dougherty makes his first appearance for the Highlanders‚ collecting 2 hits in a 4-3 win over St. Louis. New York lose the 2nd game‚ 1-0.

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6/18 in Yankee History

 

2012: The Yankees beat the Braves 6-2 behind the pitching of CC Sabathia for their 10th straight win. Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano homer. All ten wins have come in interleague play.

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2011: A violent collision at home plate between Carlos Pena of the Cubs and Russell Martin is the highlight of the Yanks’ 4 – 3 win. With New York up 3-2 in the 6th inning, Geovany Soto hits a bases-loaded line drive to left which Brett Gardner catches as he is charging; he fires a one-hop strike to Martin, which arrives just before Pena crashes into him, sending his helmet flying and the catcher rolling on the ground. But Martin holds on for an inning-ending double play. A.J. Burnett is the winner over Ryan Dempster, with Mariano Rivera  picking up the save.

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2009: The Yankees, the Nationals, and an announced crowd of 45,000 sit through a 5 hr 26 min. rain delay before Washington righty Craig Stammen and four relievers hold the sputtering Bombers to 7 hits and no runs in a 3-0 loss. Joba Chamberlain is the hard-luck starter and loser, and Brett Gardner has those persevering fans who remained worried when he lies on the field for 5 minutes after making a spectacular catch of an Austin Kearns drive and slamming into the wall in the 8th. Ryan Zimmerman doubles twice, and Adam Dunn reaches safely four times with an RBI. The few hearty enough to last the whole day are invited to watch the game from the field level box seats, and ticket holders are awarded an upcoming free game.

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2005: Derek Jeter hits his first career grand slam (after 5‚770 at bats) to pace the Yankees to an 8-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs. The Captain connects in the 6th inning‚ off Joe Borowski‚ then adds a solo shot in the 8th. Jason Dubois’s first ML homer‚ off Chien-Ming Wang‚ is the only scoring for the Cubs.

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2000: The White Sox continue to pummel the Yankees‚ 17-4‚ to give them a sweep of their 4-game series. Chicago score 9 runs in the 1st inning off El Duque on the way to its team-record 11th straight road victory. They also set a little-known ML mark by winning their 10th straight over a team with a .500 or better record.

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1999: Darryl Strawberry is suspended for 120 days‚ retroactive to April 14‚ for violating baseball’s drug policy and aftercare program. He will be eligible to return on August 11.

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1997: At a packed Stadium‚ the Yankees edge the Mets‚ 3-2 on a 10th-inning RBI single by Tino Martinez. Solo home runs by Chad Curtis and Cecil Fielder off Rick Reed give the Yankees their lead, and starter David Cone dominates his former team and does not allow a hit until John Olerud’s leadoff double in the seventh. The three games at the Ballyard in the Bronx draw 168‚719.

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1996: The Yanks manage just 3 hits off Brad Radke‚ but one is a 2-run homer by Tino Martinez‚ as the Yanks beat Minnesota 2-0. Radke had retired the first 20 batters. Kenny Rogers pitches 8 shutout innings for the win.

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1979: Billy Martin makes an earlier than scheduled return for his second tour of duty as Yankee manager.

1977: Reggie Jackson loafs after a Jim Rice bloop hit that the Red Sox slugger legs into a double during a 10-4 Boston win, and is taken out by Billy Martin right after the manager yanks starter Mike Torrez. Jackson and Martin nearly come to blows in the dugout as national television cameras watch. Boston connect for 5 homers in the game‚ 2 each by Yaz and Bernie Carbo. Fenway Park receives its largest Saturday afternoon crowd (34‚603) in 20 years.

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1965: The Yankees rout the first-place Twins 10-2 on 4 homers. Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam in the first inning‚ and his replacement Ross Moschitto adds his first and only ML roundtripper.  New York are still 10 back in 7th place.

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1960: New York continue the fireworks in Chicago with long home runs by Mickey Mantle‚ Roger Maris and Moose Skowron to win 12-5 and sweep the 4-game series in Chicago. The Mantle home run is over the center field fence and is followed by Maris’s clout to the upper deck in right.

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1956: At Briggs Stadium‚ the score is 2-2 in the 8th when Mickey Mantle launches a Paul Foytack fastball over the right field roof onto Trumbull Avenue to lead the Yankees to a 7-4 win.

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1952: At the Stadium‚ Ed Lopat and Jim McDonald of the Yanks shut out the hapless St. Louis Browns 5-0 and 3-0 in a doubleheader. Mickey Mantle hits a two-run blast in the opener‚ off Bob Cain‚ for all the scoring Lopat needs.

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1946: The Yanks sell right-handed veteran Bill Zuber (0-1) to the Red Sox. Zuber will go 11-3 for Boston over the next 3 years. Zuber was 5-11 last year for New York‚ but 7 of his losses were shutouts‚ a club record.

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1927: At the Stadium, Lou Gehrig belts homers nos. 16 and 17 to drive in five runs, leading the Yanks over the Browns 8-3. Lou scores 3 runs. Myles Thomas (below) gives up a homer to Wally Schang in winning his 6th of his last 7 starts.

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1916: In Cleveland, the Yankees roll over the Indians 19-3‚ as they score in every inning but the 8th. Every starter gets a hit including pitcher Nick Cullop (below) who departs after the 5th. Wally Pipp has a double and homer.

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1911: In Baltimore‚ Orioles manager Jack Dunn calls off an exhibition game with the Highlanders because the New Yorkers failed to send player-manager Hal Chase and shortstop John Knight.

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6/17 in Yankee History

 

 

The red-letter day ~

1978: Ron Guidry strikes out 18 batters – 15 in 6 innings – in a 4-hit 4-0 shutout of the Angels‚ setting an AL record for lefthanders. The Yankee Stadium practice of fans standing and rhythmically clapping when the home pitcher  gets two strikes on a batter is said to date from this game.

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On other 17ths of June…

2008: Following the partial tear of a tendon in his right foot that he experienced running the bases in an interleague game in Houston two days earlier, Chien-Ming Wang is placed on the 15-day disabled list, a stint from which he will not return this year. It is a fatal blow to the team’s playoff chances. Lefty Billy Traber is recalled rom AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to take Wang’s roster spot.

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2005: The Yankees welcome the Cubs back at the Stadium for their first game since the Bombers swept them in the 1938 World Series by beating them 9-6. Hideki Matsui homers and Robinson Cano ignites a two-run rally when he singles to right in the eighth after flying out to left fielder Todd Hollandsworth four straight times.

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2003: The Devil Rays sting the Yankees11-2 in the first game of a doubleheader. Tampa Bay set a team record with 18 hits in a 9-inning game‚ and would have scored even more were it not for 6 NY double plays – one shy of the AL mark. New York bounce back to win the nightcap‚ 10-2.

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2000: The White Sox edge the Yankees‚ 10-9‚ despite 7 runs driven in by  Bernie Williams. Williams strokes a single‚ a pair of doubles‚ and a home run in the losing effort.

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1999: Calling it a ‘bad biorhythm day’, Chili Davis (below) hits two scorching line drives, but one starts a triple play and the other a double killing, as the Yanks go down to the Rangers 4-2. New York waste a 12-strikeout performance by Roger Clemens.

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1987: Former Yankee player, coach and manager Dick Howser dies at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City. Howser also led the KC Royals to their first World Championship in 1985‚ but was forced to give up managing during the 1986 season because of a brain tumor. His uniform number‚ 10‚ will be retired by the Royals on July 3rd.

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1977:  At Boston‚ the Sox jump on Yankee starter Catfish Hunter for 4 first-inning homers as Rick Burleson and Fred Lynn hit leadoff shots, and Carlton Fisk‚ and George Scott follow suit later in the inning. Boston add another homer en route to an 11-1 win to take over 1st place in the AL East.

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1969: Behind a complete game shutout by John Hiller‚ the Tigers roll to an 8-0 win over Mel Stottlemyre and the Yankees in the opening game of a doubleheader at the Stadium. Bill Freehan delivers a solo blast, while Mickey Stanley hits a 3-run homer. The game is historically significant in that the Tigers’ Ike Brown, who makes his MLB debut in taking over at second base for Dick McAuliffe in the 8th, becomes the last former Negro Leaguer to break into the Majors, and joins other vets of that league: Hank Aaron‚ Willie Mays‚ Ernie Banks‚ Lou Johnson‚ and Paul Casanova.

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The Yanks also drop the second game, 6-3, as mickey Lolich picks up the win.

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1960: In Chicago‚ Bill Veeck’s new $300‚000 exploding scoreboard is silent as no Sox players hit homers. However‚ when Clete Boyer connects for one in the 2nd inning‚ all the Yankees light sparklers and greet
the third baseman on the dugout steps.

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Yogi Berra leads the sparklers in the bullpen. Mickey Mantle’s 8th inning homer prompts another round of sparklers
as the Yanks win‚ 4-2.

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1959: At the Stadium‚ Mickey Mantle lashes a Ray Moore 3-0 pitch some 470 feet into the right field stands to lead New York to a 7-3 win over the White Sox.

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1955: At Comiskey‚ Mickey Mantle ties the game at one apiece by hitting a Dick Donovan pitch 10 rows up in the top tier of the right field stands. New York score another to win‚ 2-1.

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1952: At Detroit‚ the Yanks come back from a 6-1 deficit as Mantle clouts a homer to the upper deck of left center off Bill Hoeft in the 6th. The Tigers, however, push over a run in the 11th to win 7-6.

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1941:Joe DiMaggio is credited with a hit in his 30th consecutive game when an easy grounder to short takes wicked hop and hits Luke Appling on the shoulder. Chicago beat the Yankees 8-7.

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1936: New York sweep a twinbill at Cleveland, 15-4 and 12-2. Red Ruffing wins in the opener, scattering 13 hits and contributing two singles and two homers to the offense. In the nitecap‚Red Rolfe‚ Lou Gehrig‚ and Bill Dickey belt 3rd inning homers to put it away. The first two blasts come off Roxie Lawson while Vic Sorrell serves up Dickey’s.

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1931: Tom Connolly‚ who umpired the first AL game in 1901‚ and the first game at Yankee Stadium I on the 18th of April, 1923, retires as an active arbiter to become supervisor of AL umpires.

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1925:  In the third runs-scored-in-an-inning record to be set within 2 1/2 weeks‚ the Tigers score 13 times in the 6th and beat the Yankees 19-1 at the Stadium. It takes 49 minutes to play the top of the 6th‚ in which there are 7 walks and 6 hits‚ one a grand slam by Ty Cobb. John Tavener walks twice in the frame and Johnny Basslet ties a ML record by reaching base twice on errors in the inning. Eleven runs comes across before the first out is made. The score will be the most runs ever racked up by an opponent in the House that Ruth built in the 20th century‚ though it will be topped in 2004 by Cleveland. Coach Oscar Stanage comes on the catch for the Tigers and goes 1-for-1 in his last appearance as a player. His first at bat came in 1906. Lou Gehrig has two of the four hits off George ‘Hooks’ Dauss‚ a homer and a triple.

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Off the field, the Yankees waive iron man Everett Scott to the Senators for $4‚000. Scott currently holds the consecutive games played record with 1‚307.

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1923: Playing for the Yankee affiliate Hartford Chiefs, Lou Gehrig‚ who will hit a record 23 bases-loaded homers in the majors‚ hits his only minor league grand slam. Hartford win 5-2 over Worcester.

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1922: The Yankees lose at Detroit‚ 9-8 as both teams combine for a AL record 9 triples. Detroit collect six of the three-baggers. Miller Huggins protests the game in the 7th when umpire George Hildebrand refuses his claim for a triple on Aaron Ward’s drive that Ty Cobb went back into the crowd  to catch.

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1917: The Yankees and the Giants play the first Sunday game in New York for a war charity; 21‚000 fans turn out.

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1911: The Highlanders complete a three-game sweep of Detroit as Jack Warhop wins‚ 3-2. Ty Cobb is held to an infield single.

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1904: In a swap fiercely criticized in Boston‚ the Americans send outfielder Patsy Dougherty (below) to the Highlanders for weak-hitting rookie Bob Unglaub‚ who will play in just 6 games before being hospitalized with blood poisoning (one report says alcohol poisoning).

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6/16 in Yankee History

 

The red-letter day -

 

1903: Highlanders player-manager Clark Griffith (below) tosses the first shutout in franchise history, a 1-0 blanking of the White Sox.

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On other 16ths of June…

2009: The Yankees face reality and designate Jose Veras for assignment.

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2002: Mo Vaughn belts a 3-run HR in the bottom of the 8th off David Wells to give the Mets a 3-2 win over the Yankees. Mark Guthrie‚ in relief of Pedro Astacio‚ picks up the win. In the 5th‚ Mike Piazza throws out Alfonzo Soriano‚ ending a streak of 51 successful runners against Mike‚ not counting a 1-3-6 throwout on April 16.
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1998: Sidney Ponson and Arthur Rhodes combine on a 2-hit shutout as the Orioles top the Yankees 2-0. The win‚ the 2nd in the 3 game series with New York‚ ends the Yanks’  ML record streak of 24 straight winning series. The skein started after the Bombers opened with 2 losses at Anaheim.
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1996: Going, going, gone… Long-time voice of the Yankees Mel Allen dies at age 83.
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1977: Ron Guidry throws his first complete game‚ a 7-0 win over the Royals. Mickey Rivers  has 3 hits‚ including a HR‚ and scores 3.

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1966: In New York‚ Rocky Colavito robs Mickey Mantle of a 1st inning homer by making a great catch at the bullpen gate. Mantle then hits a 3rd inning homer to the opposite field off Sam McDowell‚ and New York go on to top the Indians 7-6.

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1962: A limping Mickey Mantle returns after a one-month absence to belt a 3-run pinch-hit homer in the 8th to give New York a 9-7 lead against Cleveland. The Tribe come back to win it 10-9 in the 9th on Jerry Kindall’s 2-run shot. Cleveland now lead the 3rd-place Yankees by a game and will sweep the 4-game series.

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1956: Before 40‚964 at the Stadium‚ New York trip the Tribe‚ 3-1.  Mantle hits a two-run game winner off rookie sensation Herb Score for his third homer in three days. Yesterday’s shot came off Mike Garcia in a 6-2 Yankee victory.

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1950: The Yankees recall Johnny Mize from a rehab stint in Kansas City. The Big Cat proceeds to wallop 25 home runs and drive in 72 runs in 90 games.

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6/15 in Yankee History

 

2011:  Mark Teixeira homers from both sides of the plate in a 12-4 Yankee win over Texas. It is his 11th time doing so, tying Eddie Murray and Chili Davis for the all-time record.

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2008: Chien-Ming Wang, who is 8-2 after back-to-back 19-win seasons, breaks his right foot running the bases in an interleague game with the stros, spoiling a 13-0 Yankee rout. Wang will miss the remainder of the season and the injury will completely derail his career.

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Happy birthday to the recently departed Eduardo Nunez, 27 today… Good luck in Minnesota!

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1979: The Yankees send Cliff Johnson to the Indians for pitcher Don Hood. Johnson had been in the Yankee doghouse ever since his clubhouse scuffle with teammate Goose Gossage that put the Goose on the DL for two months.

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1976: In what will turn out to be one of the Orioles’ best trades ever‚ Baltimore obtain pitchers Rudy May‚ Tippy Martinez‚ Dave Pagan‚ Scott McGregor and catcher Rick Dempsey from the Yankees for veteran pitchers Doyle Alexander‚ Ken Holtzman‚ Grant Jackson and catcher Elrod Hendricks. The veterans will help the Yankees win the AL pennant in 1976 and then fade.

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1974: The Angels sell Rudy May (0-1) to the Yankees where he will post an 8-4 record this year.

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1972: Andy Pettitte is born. Happy 42nd to the man from Deer Park!

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1968: The Yankees sign outfielder Rocky Colavito after his release by the Dodgers. In another deal‚ New York sell pitcher John Wyatt‚ acquired last month‚ to the Tigers. They also sell sore-armed Jim Bouton to the Seattle Pilots for next season: Bouton goes to the Seattle Angels (PCL) in the meanwhile.

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1963: Al Downing’s 9-2 win against Detroit puts the Yankees in first place.

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1961: Undefeated Ralph Terry’s 11-inning 3-2 win at Cleveland moves the Yankees into first place. Mickey Mantle’s homer ties the score at 1-1 and Johnny Blanchard’s pinch single in the 11th wins it.

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1958: At the Stadium, Yankee killers Jim Bunning and Frank Lary sweep New York 2-0 and 3-0 in a twin bill with Detroit. Lary gives up 4 hits and Bunning 3.

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1957: At Kansas City‚ the Yankees win 9-2 over the A’s‚ beating Virgil Trucks. Meanwhile, fallout from the ‘Battle of the Copacabana’ continues, as the Yanks then trade Billy Martin to Kansas City with shortstop Woodie Held and outfielder Bob Martyn for pitcher Ryne Duren‚ second baseman  Milt Graff and outfielders Harry Simpson and Jim Pisoni.

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1952: Before 69‚468 at Municipal Stadium‚ New York score 6 runs in the 2nd inning off Bob Lemon en route to an 8-2 win in the opening game of a doubleheader. Mickey Mantle’s 3-run homer is the big blow in the inning. The Yanks will complete the sweep in the nitecap with a 4-3 win.

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1951: The Yanks swap pitchers‚ sending Tommy Byrne to the Browns for Stubby Overmire: New York add $25‚000 to the deal. The Yanks also deal three right-handed pitchers – Bob Porterfield‚ Tom Ferrick‚ and Fred Sanford – to the Senators for needed lefty Bob Kuzava. Porterfield will blossom into the Nats ace over the next five years‚ but Kuzava will save the final World Series games in 1951 and 1952.

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1950: The Yankees‚ frustrated in late April in their aborted trade  with the Browns for Joe Ostrowski‚ finally get the pitcher‚ along with hurlers Tom Ferrick and Sid Schacht and third baseman  Leo Thomas. New York give up  infielder Snuffy Stirnweiss‚ outfielder Jim Delsing‚ pitchers Duane Pillette and Don Johnson‚ and $50‚000. Both Ferrick and Ostrowski will prove their worth in the 1950 pennant drive. Tomorrow‚ the Yanks beat the Browns‚ 7-5‚ with Ferrick and Ostrowski starring in relief.

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1935: John Whitehead‚ Chisox rookie ace‚ bows to the Yankees‚ 5-3. Texas Johnnie allows 13 hits‚ including 4 by Gehrig. But it is a double by Red Rolfe (below) in the 9th that brings home the final two runs. Johnny Murphy wins in relief. New York now lead the surprising White Sox by 4 games.

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1928: At Sportsman’s Park, Otis Brannan (below)  has a home run and a 3-run double to pace the Browns to a 5-4 victory over the Yankees. Red Kress also homers for St. Louis while Babe Ruth hits his 24th for the Bombers.

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1924: Yankee rookie Earle Combs breaks his leg and will be out most of the year.

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1920: The Indians jump on Carl Mays (below) in the 3rd inning after the submariner walks 3 in succession. The Tribe score 5 times on their way to a 10-2 victory‚ the 3rd in 4 games with the Yankees. New York are now 2 games behind Cleveland.

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1916: Any more brothers? After losing yesterday in Detroit to Harry Coveleski‚ the Yankees succumb today‚ 3-2‚ to his younger sibling Stan, who pitches for Cleveland. The Yankees rally with two outs in the 9th on Roger Peckinpaugh’s triple and a single by Roy Hartzell to tie. With a man on second and first base open in the 10th‚ Bob Shawkey throws two wide ones to Tris Speaker (below)‚ then tries to slip a fast ball over the plate. Speaker hits it for the game-winning single.

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1912: Babe Dahlgren, who replaced Lou Gehrig at first base at the end of the latter’s streak of 2,130 consecutive games played ended, is born.

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6/14 in Yankee History

 

2009: Yankee fans celebrate as the Bombers record an unexpectedly easy 15-0 rout of Johan Santana and the Mets at the Stadium to open up a two games to one margin at the halfway point of crosstown interleague play this year. (It would grow to five to one in weeks). Although he doesn’t need to be, A.J. Burnett is superb, and gets backing from Derek Jeter, who has 3 hits, 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored, and Johnny Damon and Robbie Cano, who drive in 3 runs apiece. And for a boost that continues to surprise to this day, Francisco Cervelli collects 3 hits, 1 RBI and 2 runs scored as well.

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2005: The Pirates are welcomed back to Yankee Stadium for the first time since the 1960 World Series with a 9-0 thrashing at the hands of their hosts. Mike Mussina has a splendidly stingy outing, allowing just one double, four singles, and a walk.

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Veteran outfielder Matt Lawton finds himself on the Pittsburgh bench after being nailed at the plate for the last out of the seventh. With his team down 7-0, he is retired by a Bernie Williams-Robinson Cano-Jorge Posada relay.

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1998: The Yankees tie the Major League record for most consecutive non-losing series at 24 when they beat the Indians 4-2 on June 14. David Cone strikes out 12. With Luis Sojo subbing for Derek Jeter, Scott Brosius bats second and scores twice, and Tino Martinez drives in three. It is a chilly, wet afternoon in the Bronx, and the fans in attendance  receive one free ticket apiece to a future game for their perseverance.

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1994: MLB labour-mangement relations worsen, as the owners make a salary cap proposal‚ asking players to split revenue 50-50. Salary arbitration would be eliminated‚ and free agency for players reached after 4 years in the majors instead of 6. The players will reject the proposal on June 18th.

 

1982: Ron Guidry stops the Red Sox to run his record to 8-1. For the rest of the season‚ however‚ Louisiana Lightning will be just 6-7 with a 4.47 ERA.

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1978: With the Yankees down 9-8 to the Seattle Mariners with two outs in the bottom of the 10th, Paul Blair hits a three-run homer. Sparky Lyle gets the win, and John Montague the loss in the Yankee 11-9 walkoff.

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Off the field, the Yanks acquire outfielder Jay Johnstone from the Phillies in exchange for pitcher Rawly Eastwick‚ who was a disappointment after New York signed him for more than $1 million.

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1969: Tom Tresh’s time in pinstripes comes to an end, as the Yankees trade him to the Tigers for outfielder Ron Woods.

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1961: A familiar refrain… The Kansas City A’s ship pitcher Bud Daley‚ their top winner over the past 2 seasons‚ to the Yankees for pitcher Art Ditmar and outfielder Deron Johnson. The Yanks then send pitcher Danny McDevitt to the Twins for infielder Billy Gardner.

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1960: New York beat Kansas City 6-2 behind Jim Coates and Roger Maris. Maris drives in 5 runs with a homer, a double‚ and a single. The Yankees have now won 7 straight‚ all since Casey Stengel returned from the hospital‚ and now are in a virtual tie with the Indians and Orioles for first place.

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1959: At the Stadium, the Tigers sweep a pair from the Yankees‚ 3-2 and 8-2. Charlie Maxwell unleashes his Sunday punch in the opener‚ hitting a 3-run homer in the 8th. It is his 14th homer of the year‚ 8 of them having come on a Sunday. FRank Lary wins his 3rd of the year against the Yankees. Paul Foytack is the winner in game 2. Al Kaline has 3 hits in each game.

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1958: The Cardinals obtain pitcher Sal Maglie (1-1) from the Yankees for Joe McClain and $25‚000. For Maglie‚ who will go 3-7 for the Cards‚ this will be his 4th straight year of pitching in both leagues‚ a Major League record.

1956: At the Stadium‚ Chicago’s Jim Wilson loses a shutout when Mickey Mantle hits a two-out homer in the 7th to tie the White Sox‚ 1-1. The Yankees then roll to a 5-1 win.

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1953: The Yankees sweep the Indians 6-2 and 3-0 before 74‚708 at Municipal Stadium to extend their winning streak to 18 games. Yogi Berra paces the visiting Bombers  with a homer in the opener and a triple in game 2. New York have now won 18 straight and lead the Indians by 10 1/2 games.

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1946: The Yankees sell veteran Hank Majeski to the A’s. Considered over the hill‚ Majeski will play another 9 seasons

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1936: The Yankees trade All Star center fielder Ben Chapman‚ who was a brief holdout in the spring, to the Senators for outfielder Jake Powell (below). Powell hit .312 with 98 RBIs in 1935‚ and will take over in center,  with rookie sensation Joe DiMaggio moving from left field to right

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1934: Yankee pitcher Johnny Broaca‚ only two weeks after graduation from Yale‚ gives up a 3rd inning single to Sammy West‚ the only St. Louis player to get a hit‚ to top the host Browns 7-0.

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1933: At Fenway‚ Lou Gehrig’s consecutive-game streak survives‚ even though he and manager Joe McCarthy are thrown out of the game in the 7th inning for protesting that Boston’s Rick Ferrell ran out of the baseline between first and second. ‘Marse Joe’ is suspended for 3 games but Gehrig’s streak‚ now at 1‚249‚ is allowed to continue. Gehrig is 1-for-3 with a triple in the 13-5 loss to Tommy Bridges.

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1932: New York edge Cleveland‚ 7-6‚ and the Yankees score the run that proves the margin of victory on a triple steal with Ben Chapman on the front end.

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1921: Babe Ruth hits 2 more home runs‚ his 6th and 7th in 5 games‚ including his 2nd in 2 days into the center field bleachers at the Polo Grounds‚ in a 9-6 win over the Tigers. Hooks Dauss does the teeing up today.

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1908: The White Sox beat the Highlanders 5-4 with a late rally that puts Mark ‘Moxie’ Manual in the record books. Moxie‚ pitching in relief‚ is lifted in the 8th inning and his Sox score to go ahead. Commissioner Ban Johnson (below) will rule that Moxie is the winner‚ not the pitcher who succeeds him‚ this establishing a precedent about awarding victories.

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6/13 in Yankee History

The red-letter days ~

2003: The Yankees defeat the Cardinals‚ 5-2‚ as Roger Clemens becomes the 21st pitcher in history to win 300 games. Clemens finishes with 10 strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings to become the 3rd pitcher to surpass 4‚000 for his career.

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1948: The Yankees retire Babe Ruth’s No. 3 jersey in the Babe’s final appearance at Yankee Stadium at the 25th anniversary of the venue. The Silver Anniversary crowd of 49‚641 cheer as Mel Allen introduces the Bambino. After the ceremonies and a two inning game between Old-timers in which the team of 1923 defeat a team of all-stars from later years 2-0‚ the Yankees beat the Indians 5-3. Joe DiMaggio collectss two triples and Phil Rizzuto and Yogi Berra add homers to back Ed Lopat’s pitching. Lopat is now 13-3 lifetime versus the Tribe.

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On other 13ths of June…

 

2011: Just 6 hits shy of joining the 3000 hit club, Derek Jeter has to put his quest on hold as he exits today’s 1 – 0 loss to the Indians with a sore right calf and goes on the DL.  Jeter gets hit number 2994 with a 1st-inning single off Carlos Carrasco, but leaves in the 5th after feeling a strain while running to first base. Escaping a none-out, bases loaded jam in the 1st, Carrasco settles down by pitching seven scoreless innings for the win. The Indians’ lone run off A.J. Burnett comes in the 4th, courtesy of a triple by Michael Brantley followed by a single by Asdrubal Cabrera.

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2010: Jorge Posada hits a grand slam for the second consecutive game as the Yankees complete a sweep of the Astros at home, 9 – 5. In 1937, catcher Bill Dickey had been the last Yankee to hit grand slams in back-to-back contests.

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2009: Floundering righty reliever Brian Bruney is reassigned  to the AA Trenton Thunder.

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2006: The Yankees and Indians, the two highest scoring teams in the ML, play to a 1-0 decision with the Yanks prevailing on Robinson Cano’s homer off of Paul Byrd. Chien-Ming Wang (7-2) is the winner. This is the first time that the highest scoring team in the majors has beaten the second-highest in a 1-0 game since 1964 (Twins 1, Yankees 0) and only the 4th time since 1900. For Yankees center fielder Bernie Williams, it is his 2000th ML game.

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2004: Yankee fans and David Wells have a reunion amongst  themselves as  Boomer returns to the Stadium in a Padres uniform. Wells pitches brilliantly for seven, as does Javy Vazquez through eight, but the Yankee righthander is the hook, down 2-0 after a Khalil Greene home run and a Terrence Long double. Then Hideki Matsui and Kenny Lofton (pinch hitting for Tony Clark) homer back-to-back with two down in the ninth to forge an improbable tie. The visitors then jump on Brett Prinz for three in the top of the 12th, and it is with a roar that the crowd greet the emergence of 2001 Yankee culprit Jay Witasik from the San Diego pen in the bottom half. Ruben Sierra follows RBIs by Alex Rodriguez, Jason Giambi, and Jorge Posada with a sac fly to close the 6-5 Yankee victory.

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1996: Yankees reliever John Wetteland is quoted as saying he’ll leave the Yankees at the end of the season. He later denies the comments but does indeed depart for Texas after the World Series.

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1988: The Yankees whip the Red Sox 12-6 in Boston, though Yankee starter Richard Dotson gives up Jim Rice’s 200th Fenway homer. Rice joins Ted Williams and Yaz as the only ones to do it.

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1978: For the 3rd time in his career‚Roy White homers from both sides of the plate in a 5-3 Yankee win over the A’s.

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1975: The Yankees Elliott Maddox‚ hitting .305‚ is sidelined for the remainder of the season with torn cartilage in his knee. The injury occurs in a fall on the wet Shea Stadium turf during a 2-1 win over the White Sox.

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1970: In a 9-4 Yankee win over Kansas City‚ Yankee infielder Gene Michael successfully pulls the hidden ball trick on the Royal’s Joe Keough in the 6th after the KC outfielder singles in the tying run. Michael will pull it again next month.

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1966: Rising young star Jim Palmer combines with reliever Eddie Watt to blank the Yankees 8-0 as the Orioles move into first place, where they will stay for the rest of the campaign.

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1964: Mickey Mantle goes 3-for-3‚ including a homer‚ to lead New York to a 6-3 win over the first place White Sox. Mantle is hitting .331 and leading the Yanks in homers with 11.

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1958: At Yankee Stadium‚ Mickey Mantle connects of Detroit lefty Billy Hoeft, and the Yankees win‚ 4-2.

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1956: Casey Stengel makes even more moves than usual, and does his bit as the Yankees and the White Sox tie a Major League mark by using 9 pinch hitters in their game. The Sox prevail 7-5, Rip Coleman taking the loss for the Bombers.

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1953: The Yankees overwhelm the Indians 9-4‚ for their 16th straight win. The Tribe now trail by 8 1/2 lengths. Ed Lopat is on his way to his 7th straight win when the Yankees rout Bob Feller in the 4th inning‚ running the ace’s record to 29-37 versus New York‚ the only team against whom he has a losing record.

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1937: In an afternoon doubleheader at St. Louis‚ the Yanks and Browns slug it out‚ with New York winning the opener 16-9 by scoring 14 runs in the last 4 innings. The Yanks score 7 runs in the 9th inning off Jim Walkup and Lou Koupal to put it away. The barrage continues in the nitecap‚ with Joe DiMaggio connecting for 3 straight homers‚ the third off starter Julio Bonetti to tie the score with two out in the 9th. The game is called after 11 innings with the score at 8-8. On the afternoon‚ there are 9 home runs: three each by DiMag and Harlond Clift‚ and Tony Lazzeri‚ Bill Dickey‚ and Joe Vosmik each clouting one.

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1927: Murderers’ Row roll over the Indians 14-6 at the Stadium. Ben Paschal (below) belts 2 homers‚ a triple and double and scores 5 runs to lead the Yankees. Tony Lazzeri‚ Joe Dugan and Pat Collins also homer, the latter’s blow a grand slam. Herb Pennock is the winner for New York.

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6/12 in Yankee History

The red-letter days ~

2012: Alex Rodriguez ties Lou Gehrig’s record by hitting his 23rd career grand slam, off Jonny Venters of the Braves.  A-Rod’s 8th-inning blast allows the Yankees to tie the score, and Nick Swisher hits a two-run shot later that inning for a 6 – 4 win.

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1959: New York top Jim Bunning and Detroit‚ 6-4‚ to give Casey Stengel his 1‚000th win as the Yankee skipper. Don Larsen picks up the victory.

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On other 12ths of June…

2010: Derek Jeter homers twice and Jorge Posada hits a grand slam in New York’s 9-3 win over Houston. Wandy Rodriguez (3-9) is the victim of the offensive surge, accomplished in the absence of A-Rod, still bothered by a groin injury.

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2009: Although it was the least impressive home field walkoff of a magical season, it had to be the most excruciating 2009 road loss for the crosstown New York Mets. There was nothing pretty about this one, as it marked half-year Yank Brett Tomko’s worst outing in pinstripes, giving up four runs in relief of Joba Chamberlain while getting just two outs. Then Hideki Matsui’s three-run homer off Mets lefty Jon Switzer gives the Bombers a 7-6, sixth-inning lead, but single runs in the next two frames give the visitors a one-run bulge. A Derek Jeter single and an intentional free pass to Mark Teixeira around a popout and strike out set up a ‘hyphen-rod’ duel and Francisco Rodriguez (K-Rod) has the Yanks set up to lose when Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) pops up to second baseman Luis Castillo (below)… who drops the ball. He then compounds the error by inexplicably firing to second instead of trying to nail the hustling Teixera at home. Both runners score, and the Stadium crowd undoubtedly have their most emotional rollercoaster moment of a scintillating season, 9-8 Yanks.

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2001: The Yankees repaint the base of the left field foul pole after a game in which the Expos’ Mark Smith was awarded a 12th-inning homer off Ramiro Mendoza on a ball that was clearly foul (to everyone but the umps). Joe Torre’s pleas to third-base ump Ron Kulpa and to home plate umpire Mark Hirschbeck fell on deaf ears, and the Yankees lost  2-1.

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1996: The Yanks acquire outfielder-DH Mike Aldrete(below) from the Angels for Rich Monteleone. The Bronx will be the last stop of the journeyman’s career.

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1990: In one of the few bright spots in an other dismal season, Yankee lefthander Dave Righetti becomes the ninth reliever in MLB history to register 200 saves, in a 5-4 win over Boston. Lee Guetterman gets the win and Rob Murphy takes the loss.

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1981: At 12:30 A.M.‚ after meeting with the owners for most of the previous day‚ players’ union chief Marvin Miller (below) announces‚ “We have accomplished nothing. The strike is on”, thus beginning the longest labour action to date in American sports history. By the time the season resumes on August 10th‚ 706 games (38 percent of the ML schedule) will have been cancelled.

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1974: Hideki Matsui is born. Happy birthday, Godzilla – we miss you…

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1973: The Yankees send pitcher Mike Kekich to Cleveland for pitcher Lowell Palmer. Kekich’s days were numbered in New York after he and teammate Fritz Peterson swapped wives.

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1967: Mickey Mantle breaks a scoreless tie with a long drive off Washington’s Frank Bertaina in the 6th‚ and visiting New York win 2-0.

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1957: At Comiskey Park‚ Mickey Mantle again hits homers from both sides of the plate‚ and drives in 4 runs‚ but the Yankees lose to Chicago 7-6. Jack Harshman is the winner‚ after losing 6 straight to New York. Chicago now lead the Yankees by 5 games.

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1956: Whitey Ford allows just 4 hits-all in one inning-as the Yankees edge the White Sox‚ 3-2.

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1948: In an afternoon doubleheader before 68‚586 at the Stadium‚ Cleveland take two from the Yankees‚ winning 7-5 and 9-4. Joe Gordon leads the way over his ex-teammates by hitting a two-run homer in the first game‚ and belting two more round-trippers in the nitecap. Allie Reynolds and Spec Shea take the losses. The Indians have now won 3 games from NY in less than 24 hours.

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1943: In a 14-5 New York win over the A’s‚ Roy Weatherly of the Yankees‚ who caught 10 ?y balls in a game April 28‚ does it again. He is the first outfielder to have 10 putouts in a game twice in one season.

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1939: The greatest gathering of members and future inductees of the Baseball Hall of Fame assembles in Cooperstown‚ New York‚ for the dedication of the museum. A 6-inning game at Doubleday Field showcases lineups studded with players who will be elected in the future. Honus Wagner’s lineup defeats Eddie Collins’ squad‚ 4-2. Babe Ruth‚ Ty Cobb‚ Honus Wagner‚ Walter Johnson‚ Grover Alexander‚ Nap Lajoie‚ George Sisler‚ Eddie Collins‚ Tris Speaker‚ Cy Young‚ and Connie Mack accept their plaques. Cobb‚ angry at Commissioner Landis‚ shows up after the ceremony and photo taking to accept his plaque. Other inductees‚ all deceased‚ include Cap Anson‚ Charles Comiskey‚ Candy Cummings‚ Buck Ewing‚ Hoss Radbourn‚ Al Spalding and Wee Willie Keeler.

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1927: Despite Babe Ruth’s 21st homer‚ the Yankees are nosed out by the Indians‚ 8-7. Not even Murderers’ Row could recover from Waite Hoyt’s start, spotting  Cleveland 7 runs in the first 2 innings.. His replacement George Pipgras homers and pitches well. It is Joe Hornung Day at the Stadium‚ as the veteran from the 1880s celebrates his 72nd birthday. He receives a testimonial and money from his friends.

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1922: Browns rookie Herb Pruett fans Babe Ruth 3 times enroute to a 7-1 win over the Yankees. He allows 6 hits. Ruth will go 2-for-13 with 10 K’s against the less-than-flamethrowing southpaw‚ who will finish his career with a 29-48 record. The Browns collect 9 hits including 2 homers off Bullet Joe Bush – a 2-run homer in the 1st by Ken Williams and a solo by John Tobin – in inflicting  the only loss that Bush will suffer against St. Louis. Bush will get revenge on his next outing‚ and start a winning streak of 17 against the Browns.

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1920: In Cleveland‚ the two top teams in the AL square off as Yankee spitballer Jack Quinn (9-1) gets the start against the Indians’ Slim Caldwell‚ also known to hoist a wet one now and then. The Tribe push a run across in the 8th to break a 4-4 tie for the win. The victory puts the Indians a game ahead of New York.
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1919: The Yankees take over first place by beating the Tigers‚ 6-1‚ as Bob Shawkey tops Howard Ehmke.

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1907: The Highlanders make it easy for the Tigers by committing a franchise record 11 errors in the 14-6 win by Detroit. New York shortstop Kid Elberfeld leads the bobble gang with 4 errors; first baseman Hal Chase‚ third baseman Frank LaPorte‚ second baseman Jimmy Williams‚ left fielder Wid Conroy‚ and pitchers Al Orth and Bill Hogg each add a miscue. Following the game‚ New York manager Clark Griffith gets into a fracas with a fan and is charged with assault. Griffith later argues self defense and receives a fine.

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6/11 in Yankee History

The red-letter day ~

 

2010:  Andy Pettitte records his 200th win as a Yankee, as his club beats the Astros 4-3 at the Stadium.  Whitey Ford (236) and Red Ruffing (231) are the only other members of this exclusive New York club.

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On other 11ths of June…

 

2004: More distressing than the drubbing the Yanks take at the hands of the Padres is the loss of Mike Mussina to injury after three innings. Moose leaves a 1-1 tie after three as Alex Rodriguez homers in the first, and Felix Heredia gets the loss despite not pitching badly in emergency relief. It  is still something of a game until Gabe White (below) allows a double, single, single, walk, fielder’s choice, and home run for five quick San Diego runs in the ninth for a 10-2 loss.

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2003: The Astros shut out the Yankees‚ 8-0‚ as six Houston pitchers combine to throw a no-hitter – the most ever to do so on a no-no. Starter Roy Oswalt leaves the game in the 2nd inning with a strained groin. He is followed in turn by Peter Munro‚ Kirk Saarloos‚ Brad Lidge‚ Octavio Dotel‚ and Billy Wagner‚ who combine to hold the Bombers hitless for the first time since 1958. It is the longest streak without being no-hit – 6‚980 games – in MLB history. Dotel ties a record by striking out 4 New Yorkers in the 8th inning. The Yankees tie the AL record by striking out 8 consecutive times. It was the fourth time it has happened‚ the first since the Mariners struck out 8 consecutive times off Roger Clemens in his first 20 K game (April 29‚ 1986). The major league record is for pitcher used in a shutout is 8‚ by the Red Sox‚ in a 10 inning game on October 3‚ 1999.

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1993: The Yankees-Brewers game at County Stadium is interrupted by some 100 sea gulls who swoop down onto the field‚ apparently in search of moths hatching in the infield and outfield grass. The Yankees eventually win the game by a score of 5-4‚ winning in the 9th on a two-run pinch homer by Kevin Maas. While no players or seagulls are hurt‚ Wade Boggs called the situation ‘terribly dangerous.’ The seagulls will return for tomorrow night’s game‚ but the Brewers will be prepared for the birds. Gus the wonder dog‚ on loan from the Wisconsin waterfowl association‚ will keep them away.

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1988: Batting seventh as the Yankees designated hitter ahead of Rafael Santana and Joel Skinner‚ pitcher Rick Rhoden hits a sacrifice fly in New York’s 8-6 win over Baltimore. He is the first pitcher to start a game as a DH since the rule was adopted in 1973. Later‚ Jose Cruz replaces Rhoden as the DH.

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1981: The White Sox beat the Yankees 3-2‚ handing pitcher Doug Bird his first loss since August 16‚ 1978. The journeyman righthander had won 12 consecutive decisions.

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1974: Mel Stottlemyre makes his 272nd consecutive start with no relief appearances‚ to set an AL record, but he loses to California 5-4. In the 4th inning‚ Stottelmyre feels a pop in his right shoulder after throwing a curve ball to Frank Robinson. It is a tear in his rotator cuff: He will throw just 2 more innings‚ his career over at 32. Dick Lange is the winning pitcher.

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1967: Before the largest AL crowd of 1967 – 62‚582 at Yankee Stadium for Bat Day – the White Sox regain first place from the Tigers by sweeping a twinbill from New York 2-1 and 3-2. They will stay in first until August 12.

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1964: After a 2-week absence‚ Mickey Mantle is back in the lineup and blasts 2 home runs at Fenway off Bill Monbouquette. The Yankees win easily, 8-4.

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1961: The Yankees sweep a pair from the Angels‚ winning the opener‚ 2-1 behind Ralph Terry’s 5-hitter. Yogi Berra belts a pair of solo homers. In the nitecap. Mickey Mantle’s 1st inning homer‚ his 19th of the campaign thus far, gives him the AL lead‚ but Roger Maris adds a pair of home runs‚ his 19th and 20th‚ as New York win 5-1. The Yanks have won 10 of their last 11 games.

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1953: Behind the pitching of Jim McDonald and Allie Reynolds‚ first-place New York beat Detroit 6-3 to run their win streak to 14 games. The Yankees get a game winner from Mickey Mantle off Art Houtteman that crowns the roof in right center at Detroit. The Mick has now hit in 16 straight games‚ but will go hitless tomorrow‚ when he pulls a thigh muscle. Hitting .353 at the end of today‚ Mantle will hit just .255 the rest of the year. The Yankees get another tape-measure blast when Joe Collins hits a 2-out 7th inning homer that lands on the 98-foot high press box over the 370-foot sign.

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1948: The Indians hold on to beat the Yankees‚ 10-8‚ as Bob Feller, coming on in relief, fans Sherm Lollar with the bases loaded to end the game. Joe DiMaggio had led off the 9th with a homer. Game highlights include Yogi Berra getting tossed by umpire Cal Hubbard for arguing a called third strike,  and young Bobby Brown being replaced at second base in the 8th by George Stirnweiss‚ a move that will remain permanent for the season. Lou Boudreau ends a Tribe rally in the 7th by striking out-his first K in 42 games. The game – interrupted by rain and a fans’ missile barrage over another disputed call – ends at 12:20 a.m.

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1934: The Yankees thrash West Point 7-0 in their annual exhibition game with the cadets. Jimmy DeShong provides the whitewash for the civilians.

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1927: At the Stadium, Babe Ruth connects for two consecutive home runs (numbers 19 and 20) off Garland Buckeye‚ but his next time up the Babe is rounded on by Cleveland catcher Luke Sewell who demands that the umpires inspect Ruth’s bat. The umps find nothing illegal‚ but the crowd of 30‚000 cheer the Bambinom who strikes out. Tony Lazzeri adds a homer and New York win‚ 6-4. George Burns is 3-for-3 with 2 doubles for the Tribe.

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1922: Insisting on starting against the Yankees for the second day in a row,  Urban Shocker is again beaten‚ 8-4. New York score 3 in the 7th on a walk‚ 3 hits‚ and a Ken Williams throwing error. Following the game‚ Shocker will miss 3 weeks in June and July because of a thigh injury‚ but he still racks up 348 innings‚ 2nd in the AL.

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1919: New York’s Jack Quinn shuts out the Tigers‚ 7-0. Yankee shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh is 2-for-3 to start a 29-game hitting streak.

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1915:  The Yankees finally beat the White Sox‚ winning 10-9. Batting for catcher Les Nunamaker, New York pitcher Ray Caldwell (below) hits one out of the park for his second pinch homer in 2 days. He hit one yesterday in a 5-4 loss to the Sox. Nobody else in the AL will repeat the feat until Joe Cronin in 1943. Tomorrow Caldwell will go long again‚ but he is on the mound in that game.

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6/10 in Yankee History

 

The red-letter day ~

1903: The Highlanders make their first trade in franchise history, as utility infielders Herman Long and Ernie Courtney are swapped to Detroit for shortstop Kid Elberfeld, who is currently under suspension for abusing an umpire.  The swap will prove to be a good one as the ‘Tabasco Kid”‚ currently hitting .341‚ will be a key ingredient in New York’s rise as contenders in 1904. Elberfeld had also been accused by Tiger manager Ed Barrow of deliberately throwing games recently as a ploy to get himself traded.

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On other 10ths of June..

2007: The only bad news in a Yankee 13-6 drubbing of the Pirates at the Stadium is the disappointing start of Tyler Clippard, who gives all of an early 5-2 lead back by allowing six runs in the 4th. The big offensive explosions for the home side are courtesy of Bobby Abreu (4-for-4 with a walk and 3 rbi, and 4 runs scored) and Alex Rodriguez (2 walks, 2 homers, 5 rbi, and scored 4). Troubled relievers Sean Henn, Luis Vizcaino, Scott Proctor, and Mike Myers come through on this day, holding  the Bucs scoreless on three singles over the last 5.3 innings.

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2005: The 1919 contract that sent Babe Ruth from the Red Sox to the Yankees brings a staggering $996‚000 at auction.

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2003: Singles by Alfonso Soriano and Jason Giambi wrapped around a Derek Jeter fielder’s choice break up a scoreless duel between Wade Miller of the Astros and Mike Mussina, and Jorge Posada caps the 5th-inning rally with a two-run blast in a 5-3 win over the Astros in their first ever game in Yankee Stadium.
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2002: The Yankees best the Diamondbacks‚ 7-5. On the first pitch he sees in the majors‚ NY rookie Marcus Thames hits a home run off Randy Johnson..

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2000: Paul O’Neill and Derek Jeter each have three hits with a home run, Tino Martinez collects three safeties, and Jorge Posada goes long as well in an 13-5 Yankee victory over the Mets on a hot, humid Saturday in the Bronx.

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1998: Yankee outfielder Tim Raines steals the 800th base of his career in New York’s 6-2 win over his old club, the Expos. He is the fifth player in history to reach that milestone. Bernie Williams is lost to the DL when he injures his knee sliding.

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1978: The Yankees send former ace Ken Holtzman back to the Cubs‚ his first team‚ in exchange for minor leaguer Ron Davis. Holtzman proved a disappointment in New York‚ and he will not recapture his form in Chicago. Davis will blossom in 1979 when his 14-2 mark sets a record for most wins by a rookie reliever. The previous mark was 13 wins by Yankee Wilcy Moore.

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1977: Ron Guidry‚ with relief help from Sparky Lyle‚ stops the Twins‚ to give New York a 4-1 win. Willie Randolph’s two-run double is the key blow.

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1975: The Yankees sponsor Army Day at their temporary home‚ Shea Stadium (Yankee Stadium is being refurbished). During a ceremonial 21-gun salute‚ glass is splintered‚ the park is filled with smoke‚ part of the fence is blown away‚ and another part is set afire. Salvaging something of the day, at least the Yanks beat the Twins 5-1 in the game that follows.

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1966: The Yankees and A’s make a trade, with New York acquiring pitcher Fred Talbot and catcher Billy Bryan in exchange for pitchers Bill Stafford and Gil Blanco‚ and promising outfielder Roger Repoz.

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1961: At the Stadium, Hank Bauer hits a drive over Mickey Mantle’s head to the center field monuments‚  and the ex-Yankee legs out an inside the park homer. Mantle’s answering homer in the bottom of the 8th off rookie Bill Kunkel cements New York’s 5-3 win over Kansas City.

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1960: In New York‚ Mickey Mantle slams his third homer in 3 days to ruin a good relief effort by Cleveland’s Dick Stigman. The 8th inning solo shot gives New York a 4-3 win.

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1957: Frank Lary gives up a 3rd-inning homer to Mickey Mantle in Detroit‚ but still beats the Yankees‚ 9-4. Mantle now leads the AL with 13 homers. Ted Williams is 2nd with 10.

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1954: Brad Gulden, one of the Yankee catchers for the remainder of the 1979 season after the death of Thurman Munson, is born. Happy 60th, Brad!

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1934: Doc Cramer hits for the cycle‚ but the Yankees still beat the A’s 7-3 on Lou Gehrig’s second grand slam of the year.

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1933: In the ‘He’s not there for his hitting’ department, Lefty Grove strikes out 5 times‚ an MLB first in the 20th century – his Athletics still beat the Yankees‚ 9-5. Lefty will hit .086 this year.

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1922: At St. Louis‚ Babe Ruth’s 2-run homer in the 3rd off Urban Shocker ties the game. Shocker then plunks Frank Baker‚ and a double‚ single‚ two errors on the same play‚ and a sac fly score 4 more. Shocker then sends Carl Mays sprawling on 3 straight pitches before walking him‚ and fires his first pitch right at Whitey Witt. The Yanks score 6 off Shocker‚ and another 6 off relievers to win‚ 14-5. A foul fly in the 7th beans St. Louis owner Phil Ball‚ sitting behind the dugout. He has a slight concussion and requires 4 stitches.

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1921: Babe Ruth connects for the 120th homer of his career‚ the blast coming in the 3rd inning against Cleveland’s Jim Bagby. The round tripper breaks the career mark of home run leader Gavvy Cravath‚ who totaled 119 in his 11-year career. Despite the homer‚ New York lose 8-6.

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