The 1983 New York Yankees sign MLB free agent Infielder Bert Campaneris
February 28, 1983- The New York Yankees signed veteran MLB free agent INF Bert Campaneris. Bert appeared in 60 games as a Yankee reserve infielder, hitting .322 in his final MLB season. Bert played in the MLB for 19 seasons starting with the Kansas City/Oakland A’s, then playing for the Texas Rangers and finishing his MLB playing career with the New York Yankees. On November 7,1983, Bert was granted MLB free agency by the Yankees.
The 1992 New York Yankees traded Pitcher Alan Mills to the Baltimore Orioles for 2 minor league players
February 29, 1992- The New York Yankees traded P Alan Mills to the Baltimore Orioles for players to be named later. The Orioles would send minor league players Francisco de la Rosa and Mark Carper to the Yankees to complete the trade. Neither player would appear with the New York Yankees at the MLB level.
Remembering Yankees Long Time Reserve Catcher Art Jorgens
March 1, 1980- Former Yankees Reserve Catcher Art Jorgens (1929-1939) passed away. (1905-1980) On August 24, 1928, Catcher Art Jorgens was purchased by the New York Yankees from Oklahoma City (Western League). Art holds the all-time record for World Series games in which he was on the team’s roster without ever appearing in a World Series game. He was on the post-season roster for the Yankees in 1932 and then from 1936-1939 (23 games total), but he never appeared in a post-season game for them. He played his entire MLB career of 11 seasons with the New York Yankees. He appeared in 307 games for the Bombers, finishing with a .238 BA.
March 2, 1880- Former Yankees OF Danny Hoffman (1906-1907) was born. (1880-1924) On April 29,1906, Danny Hoffman was traded by the Philadelphia A’s to the New York Yankees for OF/INF Dave Fultz. Danny appeared in 236 games for the Yankees, while hitting .322. On November 5, 1907, Danny was traded by the Yankees along with INF Hobe Ferris and 2B Jimmy Williams to the St. Louis Browns for P Fred Glade, OF Charlie Hemphill and 2B Harry Niles.
1918 New York Yankees Acquired 1B George "Tioga" Burns from the Detriot Tigers then traded him to the Philadelphia A'sfor OF Ping Bodie.
March 3, 1918- The New York Yankees purchased 1B George “Tioga” Burns from the Detriot Tigers for cash, then traded him to the Philadelphia A’s for OF Frank "Ping" Bodie. Burns had hit .226 for the 1917 Tigers. The Yankees already had Wally Pipp as their regular 1st baseman. Ping Bodie would play for the Yankees from 1918 to 1921, hitting .272 with 16 HRs with 196 RBIs in 385 games. He retired from baseball in 1922.
In 1915, George Burns had beaten out rookie Wally Pipp for the Tigers 1st baseman job, the Tigers then traded Wally Pipp to the New York Yankees. He would be the Yankees 1st baseman from 1915 until mid season of 1925. Burns would return to the Yankees in 1928-1929, as a reserve player before finishing his MLB playing career with the 1929 Philadelphia A's.
Happy Birthday to Yankees Former Minor League Pitching Coach Tommy Phelps
2010 Trenton Thunder photo: Pitching Coach Tommy Phelps working with Pitcher Hector Noesi
March 4, 1974- Former Yankees Minor League Pitcher and Pitching Coach Tommy Phelps was born. Tommy Phelps pitched in the MLB from 2003-2005, with the Florida Marlins and the Milwaukee Brewers; posting a 4-5 record in 75 games. On April 20,2006, Tommy was signed as a MLB Free Agent by the New York Yankees. He did not appear with the 2006 Yankees at the MLB level. On October 15, 2006, Tommy was granted MLB free agency by the Yankees. He was the pitching coach for the Yankees AA Trenton Thunder team (Eastern League) in 2010-2011.