1969 New York Yankees: The Yankees traded Pitcher Fred Talbot to Seattle Pilots for Reliever Jack Acker
May 20, 1969- The New York Yankees acquired veteran reliever Jack Aker (1969-1972) from the Seattle Pilots for Yankees Pitcher Fred Talbot. Jack Aker and Lindy McDaniel helped stabilized the Yankees bullpen for 4 seasons. Aker went 16-10 with 59 saves in 164 games for the Yankees. On May 17,1972, the Yankees sent veteran reliever Jack Aker to the Chicago Cubs to complete an earlier deal made on January 20,1972. The Yankees had traded for Cubs veteran OF Johnny Callison.
Yankees Bullpen: Steve Hamilton, Lindy McDaniel, Jack Aker
1957 New York Yankees; Hank Bauer goes to NYC Court, The Yankees beat the A's
May 21, 1957- For his part in the Copacabana nightclub fight incident ,New York Yankees Outfielder Hank Bauer is arraigned in NYC court. He is eventually cleared and threatens to sue the alleged victim, Edward Jones, who suffered a concussion and a broken jaw. In today's game, Yankee players Yogi Berra, Billy Martin and Whitey Ford are benched by Manager Casey Stengel, while Hank Bauer bats 8th in the Yankees starting batting order. Yankees All Star CF Mickey Mantle has a single, 2 walks, and a Home Run to back starter Bob Turley's 4-hitter, a 3-0 shutout over the Kansas City A's. Bob Turley helps his cause by starting a triple play. The New York Yankees now trail the Chicago White Sox in the 1957 American League race by a half game.
The 1930 Yankees take two from the A's in a Home Run Derby doubleheader at Shibe Park
May 22, 1930- At Shibe Park in Philadelphia, the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia A’s continue the Home Run barrage as the Bronx Bombers take both games of a 2nd straight doubleheader by the scores of 10-1 and 20-13. Babe Ruth hits a pair of HRs in the Opener, as does Ben Chapman and winning Pitcher George Pipgras. The Yankees score 9 runs in the 1st two innings of the 2nd game, but the A's come back to tie it at 12 apiece. The Yankees win the assault by the score of 20-13 as Tony Lazzeri is 4-for-4, scores 5 runs, and knocks in 4 runs. Babe Ruth hits another HR in the 2nd game, while Lou Gehrig powers 3 HRs to drive in 8 runs. On the A's side, Jimmie Foxx has 2-HRs to drive in 6 runs. For the afternoon, the teams combine to hit 14 HRs, a then record 10 HRs in game 2.
1962 New York Yankees: Joe Pepitone hits 2 Homeruns in one inning as Yankees beat the A's 13-7
May 23, 1962- At Yankee Stadium, New York Yankees Rookie Joe Pepitone hits 2 HRs in the 9-run 8th-inning of the Yankees' 13-7 triumph over the Kansas City A’s. With his 2 HRs, Joe becomes the only other Yankee batter besides HOF Joe DiMaggio to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning. Joe Pepitone led off the 8th inning with a HR off of A’s starter Dan Pfister, later he hit a HR 3-run HR off of A’s Closer John Wyatt. Also Yankees rookie Phil Linz gets his 1st MLB career hit, a Home Run. Ralph Terry started the game for the Yankees, veteran reliever Tex Clevenger picks up the win, his 1st for 1962, while Roland Sheldon gets his 1st save of the 1962 AL season.
1952 New York Yankees: Billy Martin-Jimmy Piersall brawl at Fenway Park
May 24,1952- Boston Red Sox OF Jimmy Piersall and New York Yankees 2B Billy Martin 1st exchange insults before a game in Boston‚ then they exchange punches in the tunnel under the Fenway Park stands. It takes MLB coaches Yankees Bill Dickey and Red Sox Oscar Melillo‚ along with Boston starter Ellis Kinder to break up the fight. Piersall goes to the Red Sox clubhouse to change his bloody uniform shirt and gets into another brawl with teammate P Mickey McDermott. He sits as Ellis Kinder stops the Yankees by the score of 5-2.
1974 New York Yankees: The Yankees traded C Duke Simms for Texas Rangers Pitcher Larry Gura
May 25, 1974- The New York Yankees obtained P Larry Gura from the Texas Rangers for reserve C Duke Simms. Larry would go 5-1 for the Yankees in 1974, before being traded away to the Kansas City Royals by Yankees Manager Billy Martin during the 1976 American League season for reserve C Fran Healy. His overall New York Yankees pitching record was 12-9. Larry Gura and Yankees Manager Billy Martin did not get along, Martin hated the idea of his playing tennis during Yankees spring training camp. As a Royals starter, he would give the Yankees constant trouble, especially in 1978 AL playoffs. He was 11-6 against the Yankees, while he was with the Royals. Veteran Catcher Duke Simms had hit the last Yankees Home Run at original Yankee Stadium in September of 1973.