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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Apr 5, 2011 at 06:20:04 PM

Today is April 5 and 32 years ago Bucky Dent became a Yankee. There are no such momentus occasions unless you consider the unveiling of the lineup against left-handed pitchers as significant.

The Yankees had the same lineup for four games against right-handed pitching and that had Brett Gardner leading off and Derek Jeter. In the small sample size, it did not necessarily work out since Gardner was 2-for-15. So with the first lefty (Brian Duensing) scheduled to pitch against the Yankees, Gardner gets the day off and Andruw Jones makes his Yankee debut.

Yankee Stadium memories for Jones include his two home run in Game One of the 1996 World Series or one of the three mammoth home runs the White Sox hit off Javier Vazquez last May. Jones is a career .261 hitter off lefties though that number