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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Jun 27, 2011 at 10:30:46 PM

In the comedy Wayne’s World, Alice Cooper tells Wayne and Garth that Milwaukee means "The Good Land" in Algonquian.

In baseball terms, Milwaukee means the Brewers, though the first time the franchise played at Yankee Stadium, they were known as something else.

The date was June 13, 1969, a Friday the thirteenth no less and a team called the Seattle Pilots visited the Bronx and walked away with a 2-1 victory against Washington native Mel Stottlemyre.

Gene Brabender, a Wisconsin native, opposed Stottlemyre and pitched a four-hitter for one of his seven complete games for the Pilots.

A year later he was in Milwaukee when the team was sold to Bud Selig and began playing in County Stadium. The franchise played there until the 2001 season and it took the Brewers five times to finally

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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Sep 30, 2010 at 10:55:15 PM

The Yankees have clinched their playoff spot but until 1969, there was one spot and not four.  They still have a chance for the division and for over 30 days since August 1, only one-half game has separated the Yankees and Rays. 

In Part Four of this series, here is how the races for the AL pennant unfolded for the Yankees during the 1980s and 1990s in years that they won it and years they fell short. Initially this was going to include 2000-2009 but this was long enough already and most people know about those years, so it was skipped.

 

1980 – A new decade ushered in a new manager. That man was Dick Howser and his first year was a 103-win season. The Yankees reached August with a 7 ½ game lead and won four of six but saw the lead cut to 5 1/2. It was reduced

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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Sep 30, 2010 at 01:56:04 AM

The Yankees have clinched their playoff spot but until 1969, there was one spot and not four.  They still have a chance for the division and for over 30 days since August 1, only one-half game has separated the Yankees and Rays. 

In Part Three of this series, here is how the races for the AL pennant and AL East title unfolded for the Yankees during the 1960s and 1970s in years that they won it and years they fell short.

1960 – In the final year under manager Casey Stengel, the Yankees were 1 ½ games behind the White Sox heading into August. They faced the White Sox in Chicago Aug. 8-10 on a 6-2 run and went up by 1 ½ games. After losing 9-1, the Yankees responded with 7-4 and 6-0 victories. A five-game losing streak in early September dropped them two games

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