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9 years ago  ::  May 01, 2011 - 2:01PM #3181
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Remembering Former Yankees INF Celerino Sanchez


 


May 1, 1992- Former Yankees INF/DH Celerino Sanchez  (1972-1973) passes away of heart attack in Mexico City. (1941-1992)



In  1971, the New York Yankees obtained former Mexican League baseball star  from the Mexico City Tigers INF Celerino Sanchez for minor league INF  Ossie Chavarria. Celerino played 3B for the New York Yankees until the  arrival of Graig Nettles from the Cleveland Indians. He played in a  total of 105 games for the Yankees hitting .242, before returning to  Mexico.


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9 years ago  ::  May 01, 2011 - 2:26PM #3182
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New York Yankees shortstop Everett Scott is honored by AL for his 1,000 consecutive game played streak


 


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May 2, 1923-  Walter Johnson recorded his 1st shutout of the 1923 American League  season and the 100th of his MLB record 113 career shutouts as the  Washington Senators defeated the New York Yankees by the score of 3-0.  Yankees shortstop Everett Scott received a medal from the American  League for playing in his 1,000th consecutive game. Scott ‘s streak  extended for another 307 games, giving him an MLB record of 1,307 games,  until future Yankees 1B Lou Gehrig broke it with his 2,130 consecutive  games streak.

9 years ago  ::  May 04, 2011 - 5:29PM #3183
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Remembering Former Yankees reserve Catcher Darrell Johnson


 


May 3, 2004- Former Yankees reserve C Darrell Johnson (1957-1958) passed away.



Catcher Darrell  Johnson joined the New York Yankees in the winter of 1954, as part of  the 17-player trade between the Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles.  He  was back up catcher for Yogi Berra during the 1957-1958 American League seasons. He  appeared in only 26 games hitting just .226 for the Yankees. On November  30, 1959, Darrell was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals from the New York  Yankees organization in the 1959 MLB Rule 5 player draft. He appeared in 1961 World Series against the Yankees with the Cincinnati Reds. He would later  become a MLB manager (Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners) after his active MLB playing days were over.


 


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1958 Topps Baseball Card

9 years ago  ::  May 04, 2011 - 5:41PM #3184
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Orioles Bob Turley throws 2-hitter against the Yankees but loses the game by the score of 4-2


 


May 5, 1954- Baltimore Orioles starter Bob Turley gave up 2 hits to the New York  Yankees but was defeated by Yankees starter Eddie Lopat by the score of 4-2. New  York 1B Joe Collins drove in 3 runs for the Yankees with a triple. It  was Turley's second 2-hit loss of the 1954 American League season; the Cleveland  Indians had defeated him on April 2nd.


 



1954 Topps Baseball Cards


 


9 years ago  ::  May 04, 2011 - 5:58PM #3185
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The Great Babe Ruth and  Lou Gehrig position switch experiment fails


 


May 4, 1931- In an  effort to put less strain on his leg,  Yankees slugger Babe Ruth played 1B as Lou Gehrig  moved to right field. Lou Gehrig committed a costly error in the outfield  helping the Washington Senators beat the New York Yankees by a score of 7-3.  This change of positions experiment by the future Hall of Famers ends  the next day.


 


 

9 years ago  ::  May 06, 2011 - 12:59AM #3186
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Remembering Former Yankees reserve Catcher Joe Glenn


 


May 6, 1985- Former Yankees reserve C Joe Glenn (1932-1933,1935-1938) passed away. (1908-1985)



Joe  Glenn was the back-up catcher for  Yankees All Star Catcher Bill Dickey. On October 26,1938, Joe  was traded by the New York Yankees along with OF Myril Hoag to the St. Louis  Browns for P Oral Hildebrand and OF Buster Mills. Glenn appeared in 138 games with the Yankees, hitting .252.  He will play for the Browns for one season and then finishing up his MLB playing career with the Boston Red Sox in 1940. Joe Glenn managed in the minor leagues for parts of four seasons, including the Martinsville Athletics and Moline A'sin 1947, the Moline A's again in 1948 (although the team moved and became the Kewanee A's mid-season), the Stamford Pioneers in 1949, and the Carbondale Pioneers in 1950.


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NY Yankees reserve C Joe Glenn

9 years ago  ::  May 07, 2011 - 12:07AM #3187
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The 1939 New York Yankees


www.pinstripealley.com/2011/5/5/2153174/...


I had the duty of choosing a "classy" Yankees team from the past. The question, really, was where to start. An  organization like the Yankees has more than a century of history, 16  retired numbers, 27 World  Series titles, 40 pennants and dozens of Hall  of Famers. No other  American sports club has a richer history.


I tried to think of specific moments to help me choose a team that   embodied "class." Babe Ruth's Called Shot came to mind (not what I would   call classy though), Joe DiMaggio's hitting streak (I don't think a   hitting streak can be defined as classy, but this is supposed to be   about a team, not an individual), Roger Maris' 61st home run (again, an   individual), Reggie Jackson's three World Series homers (also an   individual), and of course, the Joe Torre Yankees (the way he left  (the  revealing book) and some of the players during that time (Wells,   Clemens, Sheffield, Pavano) turned me off of them).


Then there is perhaps the Yankee moment. And it's more than   just a Yankee or even baseball moment; it's an American moment: "Today, I   consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth." Lou Gehrig   said that on July 4, 1939, two months after his last game in  pinstripes.  He died less than two years later.


Star-divide


In attendance that Independence Day were members of the 1927 squad,   the Mayor of New York and the Postmaster General. Every gift Gehrig   received that day was quickly set down because he was too weak to hold   them. Manager Joe McCarthy teared up during his speech in which he   called Gehrig "the finest example of a ballplayer, sportsman, and   citizen that baseball has ever known." That might hold true to this day.


After a loss in game one of the doubleheader that day, the Yankees,   perhaps inspired by the between-game ceremony, went on to rout the   Senators 11-1 in game two. Steve Sundra, a journeyman starter, threw one of the best games of his career.   The Yankees also retired Gehrig's number that day, making him the  first  baseballer to ever receive that honor. It was truly a first-class   ceremony for the game's classiest player.


The club finished with a 106-45 record, becoming the first (and only)   team to have a .700 winning percentage, sweep the World Series and win   their third (and fourth) title in a row.


Before that historic season, Colonel Jacob Ruppert, the owner  of the  Yankees since 1915, died in January. Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig  attended  his funeral and teared up.  Ruppert left a third of his vast estate to a virtually unknown woman,  $150,000 to Lenox Hill Hospital (the 2011 equivalent of $2.5 million)  and  his entire art collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


From the owner to the manager to the players, the '39 Yankees (and really, all those teams from the late '30s) embodied class in a way that has inspired Yankee teams to this day.

9 years ago  ::  May 07, 2011 - 7:01PM #3188
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The Yankees and Dodgers play before 93,00 fans in LA Coliseum


 


May 7, 1959- The  largest crowd in baseball history, 93,103 fans jam the Los Angeles  Coliseum to watch the World Champion New York Yankees play the Los  Angeles Dodgers in an exhibition game held for the benefit of crippled  former Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella. The Yankees defeated the Dodgers  starter Sandy Koufax by a score of 6-2.


 


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9 years ago  ::  May 08, 2011 - 1:43PM #3189
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1927 Yankees shut out the White Sox at Comiskey Park


 


May 8, 1927- The  New York Yankees draw a record crowd of 52,000 fans to Comiskey Park,  but starter Waite Hoyt spoils the party by winning one of his  league-leading 22 games by a score of 9-0, the 2nd straight shutout of  the Chicago White Sox.  Yankees C Pat Collins homers in the 7th inning,  while 1B Lou Gehrig adds a pair of triples.


 


9 years ago  ::  May 08, 2011 - 1:55PM #3190
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May 7, 2011 -- 12:07AM, MajorYankFan wrote:


The 1939 New York Yankees


www.pinstripealley.com/2011/5/5/2153174/...


I had the duty of choosing a "classy" Yankees team from the past. The question, really, was where to start. An  organization like the Yankees has more than a century of history, 16  retired numbers, 27 World  Series titles, 40 pennants and dozens of Hall  of Famers. No other  American sports club has a richer history.


I tried to think of specific moments to help me choose a team that   embodied "class." Babe Ruth's Called Shot came to mind (not what I would   call classy though), Joe DiMaggio's hitting streak (I don't think a   hitting streak can be defined as classy, but this is supposed to be   about a team, not an individual), Roger Maris' 61st home run (again, an   individual), Reggie Jackson's three World Series homers (also an   individual), and of course, the Joe Torre Yankees (the way he left  (the  revealing book) and some of the players during that time (Wells,   Clemens, Sheffield, Pavano) turned me off of them).


Then there is perhaps the Yankee moment. And it's more than   just a Yankee or even baseball moment; it's an American moment: "Today, I   consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth." Lou Gehrig   said that on July 4, 1939, two months after his last game in  pinstripes.  He died less than two years later.


Star-divide


In attendance that Independence Day were members of the 1927 squad,   the Mayor of New York and the Postmaster General. Every gift Gehrig   received that day was quickly set down because he was too weak to hold   them. Manager Joe McCarthy teared up during his speech in which he   called Gehrig "the finest example of a ballplayer, sportsman, and   citizen that baseball has ever known." That might hold true to this day.


After a loss in game one of the doubleheader that day, the Yankees,   perhaps inspired by the between-game ceremony, went on to rout the   Senators 11-1 in game two. Steve Sundra, a journeyman starter, threw one of the best games of his career.   The Yankees also retired Gehrig's number that day, making him the  first  baseballer to ever receive that honor. It was truly a first-class   ceremony for the game's classiest player.


The club finished with a 106-45 record, becoming the first (and only)   team to have a .700 winning percentage, sweep the World Series and win   their third (and fourth) title in a row.


Before that historic season, Colonel Jacob Ruppert, the owner  of the  Yankees since 1915, died in January. Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig  attended  his funeral and teared up.  Ruppert left a third of his vast estate to a virtually unknown woman,  $150,000 to Lenox Hill Hospital (the 2011 equivalent of $2.5 million)  and  his entire art collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


From the owner to the manager to the players, the '39 Yankees (and really, all those teams from the late '30s) embodied class in a way that has inspired Yankee teams to this day.




Major,


Great post. What made the 1939 Yankees so dangerous even without Lou Gehrig in the starting lineup anymore. Was their farm system, 1939 Kansas City Blues were 104-47 and Newark Bears were right behind them in talent as well. The American League would pass a rule that Yankees couldn't trade with other AL teams without AL permission vote. So the Yankees turned to the NL and their minor league system for talent. Sports writers called the American League at that time,  "Snow White and the 7 Drawfs."


Clipper


 


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