This Week in Yankees History August 23nd- August 29th Part One
1896- Former Yankees OF/1B Cedric Durst (1927-1930) was born. (1896-1971)
On February 8,1927, Cedric Durst was traded by the Browns along with P Joe Giard to the Yankees for P Sam Jones. He appeared briefly in the 1927 World Series for the Yankees. He hit .375 in 8 at-bats in the 1928 World Series. On May 6,1930, Cedric Durst was traded by the Yankees with $50,000 to the Red Sox for hurler Red Ruffing. After hitting .245 for the 1930 Red Sox, he played for many seasons in the high minor leagues. From 1938-1950, he managed minor league teams in the Cardinals and Yankees organizations.
1910- Former Yankees Reserve INF Lonnie Frey (1947-1948) was born. (1910-2009)
On June 25,1947, INF Lonnie Frey was purchased by the Yankees from the Cubs. Lonnie appeared in only 25 games for the Yankees hitting .179, before being released in May of 1948.
1918- Former Yankees Pitcher Ken Holcombe (1945) was born. (1918-2010)
Ken Holcombe pitched in the Cardinals organization (1938-1940) until before the 1941 season, when they sent him to the Yankees organization in an unknown transaction. Ken had 3 good seasons (1942-1944) with the AA Newark Bears (International League). After winning 17 games in 1944, he made it to Yankee Stadium in 1945, Ken did some effective work out of the Yankees bullpen, going 3-3 with an excellent 1.80 ERA in 23 appearances. Holcombe was back in the minors in 1946 with the Newark Bears and the Kansas City Blues, but he did not pitch well. Ken was drafted by the Pirates from the Yankees organization in the 1946 MLB Rule 5 Player Draft. The Pirates did not like what they got, so they sent Ken back to the Yankees, where on April 15, 1947, he was purchased by the Sacramento Solons (PCL). The Reds drafted Ken in the 1947 Rule 5 Player Draft. The 1948 season saw Holcombe appearing with the Reds in 2 outings, but on May 10th, they shipped him back to Sacramento. In 1950, Ken was acquired by the White Sox; he had his best season in 1951, winning 11 games with a 3.78 ERA. His pitching career was set back by bursitis and he was gone from the MLB with a record of 18-32 after wearing the uniforms of the 1952 Browns and the 1953 Red Sox. Ken wound up his 17-year pro baseball career with the 1954 San Francisco Seals (PCL), at the age of 35, he went 10-10 with a 3.07 ERA, while pitching 205 innings. He had a handsome minor league career, posting a 133-112 record with a 3.64 ERA, while pitching 2,084 innings.
1924- Former Yankees Reserve Catcher Sherman Lollar (1947-1948) was born. (1924-1977)
On December 6,1946, Sherman Lollar was traded by the Indians along with 2B Ray Mack to Yankees for OF Hal Peck, pitchers Al Gettel and Gene Bearden. Sherman appeared in 33 games with the Yankees as a back-up catcher. With the rise of Yogi Berra and Ralph Houk, he became expendable. On December 13,1948, he was traded by the Yankees along with P Red Embree, 1B Richard Starr and $100,000 to the Browns for C Roy Partee and P Fred Sanford. He would go on to be the starting catcher for the White Sox during the 1950’s.
1928- The Yankees pick up veteran lefty starter Tom Zachary on waivers from the Senators. Tom was the MLB pitcher who gave up Babe’s 60th HR in 1927. As a Yankees pitcher for 2 seasons, he would go 16-4, including a 12-0 mark in 1929.
1930- The Yankees buy INF Frank Crosetti from the San Francisco Seals (PCL) but they will allow him to play another season in the PCL before reporting to the team. “The Crow” would be a Yankee regular for 13 seasons and part time player for 4 years, before becoming the long time Yankees MLB 3B Coach. The Yankees will make a similar arrangement for OF Joe DiMaggio, buying him from the Seals, but waiting a year before acquiring him in 1936.
1930- Former Yankees Reserve OF John “Zeke” Bella (1957) was born. (1930-2013)
In 1951, the Yankees signed MLB amateur free agent John “Zeke” Bella. He appeared in only 5 games for the 1957 Yankees, hitting just .182. He played for the 1955-1958 AAA Denver Bears hitting over .300 each season for Manager Ralph Houk. On August 22,1958, John was traded by the Yankees along with cash to the A’s for veteran P Murry Dickson. Overall as a MLB player with the 1957 Yankees and the 1959 A’s, Zeke appeared in 52 games, he had 18 hits in 92 at-bats, finishing his MLB playing career with a .196 batting average. He finished out his playing career in 1960 with the Athletics AAA Dallas team.
1942- Former Senators Ace Walter Johnson pitching to ex-Yankees Slugger Babe Ruth is the pre-game attraction that draws 69,000 fans for the Yankees-Senators game at Yankee Stadium that provides $80,000 for Army-Navy relief. Babe Ruth hits the 5th pitch into the RF stands, and then adds one more shot before circling the bases. Sixteen relief games contribute $523,000 during the AL season. In the doubleheader between the Senators and the Yankees, the Senators win the opener, with a 7-6 victory and the Yankees win the nightcap by a score of 3-0, in 5 1/2 innings.
1948- Former Yankees 1B/DH Ron Bloomberg (1969-1977)
On June 6,1967, 1B Ron Bloomberg was drafted by the Yankees in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1967 MLB amateur player draft. Ron was the 1st DH in MLB History. He had great power, but he was hampered with knee injuries, Ron never really had the MLB career that the Yankees had hoped for as a 1st round draft player pick. Ron has published a book on his MLB playing experiences.
1956- Led by Nellie Fox's 7 straight hits, the White Sox sweep the Yankees. Mickey Mantle has a bunt-single, triple and HR in the 6-4-nightcap loss, but he now trails Nellie Fox in season hits, 158 to 155. But the Yankees Mickey Mantle still leads in the 1956 AL Triple Crown race.
1964- The Yankees tops the Red Sox at Fenway Park by a score of 4-3, as Mickey Mantle starts the scoring with a 2-run HR in the 3rd inning off of Red Sox starter Earl Wilson. The Yankees will win 26 of their next 33 games.
1964- Former Yankees Reserve INF Jeff Manto (1999) was born.
In 1982, the Yankees selected INF Jeff Manto in the MLB amateur player draft, but he did not sign with the team. He would sign with the Angels in 1985. On July 2,1999 Jeff was selected off waivers by the Yankees from the Indians. He only appeared in 6 games for the Yankees, hitting just .125. On August 10,1999, Jeff was released by the Yankees. He would be re-signed by the Indians to finish out the 1999 season with them.
1968- Yankees rookie starter Stan Bahnsen out-duels Tigers veteran P Earl Wilson to give the Yankees, a 2-1 victory over the Tigers. The 2 teams then battle for 19 innings, before the 2nd game is suspended by AL curfew rules with the score tie at 3-3. The game will be finished tomorrow. In the long tie, Yankees reliever Lindy McDaniel retires 21 straight Tiger batters, 6 on strikeouts. In his last 3 relief appearances, Lindy has retired 30 AL batters in a row.
1972- White Sox slugger Dick Allen becomes the 4th MLB player (Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, and Alex Johnson are the others) to hit one into the CF bleachers at Comiskey Park, when he connects off of Yankees P Lindy McDaniel. Allen’s 2-run HR in the 7th inning ices, the 5-2 victory for the White Sox. In 1972, all the Chicago Wednesday season games are in the afternoon, and Harry Caray announces them while sitting in the CF bleachers. Allen's drive misses Caray by just a few rows.
1977- Behind Yankees CF Mickey Rivers' 5-for-5 performance at the plate, Mike Torrez's 7th straight complete game contributing to an 8-3 whipping of the White Sox, the Yankees take over 1st place in the AL East. With the Red Sox losing, the Yankees go ahead by a half-game, they will stay in 1st place in the AL East to the end of the regular season.
1996- The Yankees obtained P Graeme Lloyd and INF Pat Listach from the Brewers in exchange for OF Gerald Williams and P Bob Wickman. Lloyd is put to work and provides late inning relief as the 1st-place Yankees beat the A's by the score of 5-3. The Yankees will officially complain to the AL office that the Brewers sent damaged goods in the 2 players, but the Yankees complaint is ignored by the AL office. However, the Brewers will take back INF Pat Listach and send P Ricky Bones to the Yankees on the 29th. The Yankees will file a grievance over Lloyd's injury in September.
1997- Former Yankees 1B John “Buddy” Hassett (1942) passed away. (1911-1997)
On February 20,1936, Buddy Hassett was traded by the Yankees to the Dodgers for Buzz Boyle, Johnny McCarthy and $40,000. On December 16,1941, Buddy was sent by the Braves to the Yankees to complete an earlier deal made on December 9,1941. The Braves sent players to be named later to the Yankees for players to be named later and OF Tommy Holmes. The Braves sent Buddy Hassett on December 16, 1941 and P Gene Moore on February 5, 1942 to the Yankees to complete the trade. Buddy hit .284 in 132 games with 5 HRs and 48 RBIs for the 1942 Yankees. His last MLB appearances were in the 1942 World Series, where he went 3-for-9. His last hit was in the 9th inning of Game 2 off of Cardinals P Johnny Beazley. He served in the Navy during WWII. On May 1, 1946, Buddy was released by the Yankees. After his playing days, he managed in the minors including for the Yankees organization from 1947-1950 for the Norfolk Tars, Binghamton Triplets, Newark Bears and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
1999-The Yankees score 6 runs in the 1st inning on their way to a 21-3 victory over the Rangers. 3B Scott Brosius (6) and C Joe Girardi (7) the 8th and 9th batters in the Yankees lineup drive in 13 of the Yankee runs. Jeter scores his 100th run of the 1999 season, the 1st Yankee to string together 4 straight seasons of 100+ runs since Mickey Mantle did it in 9-straight seasons (1953-1961).
2002- Former HOF MLB Pitcher (1952-1972) and Yankees Minor League Pitching Instructor Hoyt Wilhelm passed away (1922-2002).
One of the greatest knuckleballer of all time, Hoyt Wilhelm was the 1st relief pitcher to be inducted in the Hall of Fame. He qualified for the ERA title only twice and won both times. He was selected an All-Star in 5 different MLB seasons. Overall, he pitched 21 seasons in the majors, pitching until he was nearly 50 years old. He finished his MLB pitching career with a 143-122 record in 1,070 games with a 2.52 ERA and 227 saves. He only appearance in a World Series was with the 1954 Giants. On September 20,1958, as an Orioles starter, he pitched a no-hitter against the Yankees. He pitched for the Giants, Cardinals, Indians, Orioles, Cubs, White Sox Angels, Dodgers and the Braves. After his active playing days were over, Wilhelm managed for 2 seasons in the minors in the Braves organization with their Greenwood Braves team. Also, he was a long-time pitching coach in the Yankees minor league organization: 1977 AAA Syracuse Chiefs, 1978 AAA Tacoma Yankees, 1979 AA West Haven Yankees, 1982-1984 AA Nashville Sounds and the GCL Yankees (FSL) for several seasons before he retired from the game. Only January 7,1985, Hoyt was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
2003-In front of full house at Yankee Stadium, Ron Guidry's Yankee uniform no. 49 is retired on the lefty's special day. "Louisiana Lightning”, who played his entire MLB career with the Yankees, while posting a 170-90 MLB career record, is surprised the club hasn't just honored him with a day, but they have retired his jersey and place a plaque in Monument Park in his honor.
2003- Former Yankees All Star OF Bobby Bonds (1975) passed away. (1946-2003)
Bobby Bonds played for the 1975 Yankees, where he hit .270 with 32 HRs, stole 30 bases, and pulled 89 walks but nevertheless only scored 93 runs on a team that was otherwise weak. Bobby was named to the 1975 AL All Star team as a CF. He came to the Yankees in a trade for All Star OF Bobby Murcer, a trade that was not particularly popular with Giants and Yankee fans. On December 11,1975, Bobby was traded by the Yankees to the Angels for P Ed Figueroa and OF Mickey Rivers.
2004- Former Yankees Pitcher Hank Borowy (1942-1945) passed away. (1916-2004)
A graduate of Fordham University, Hank Borowy was a dependable war time starter for the Yankees from 1942-1944, Hank was 15-4, 14-9 and 17-12 for the Yankees with an ERA under 3.00 all 3 seasons. In the 1943 World Series, he was a 6-2 winner over the Cardinals in Game 3. He had a record of 10-5 on July 27,1945, when he was surprisingly placed on waivers by the Yankees. The Cubs claimed Hank for $97,000. He was then 11-2 over the final 2 months to play in what was then the team's last NL pennant. With his overall record of 21-7, Hank became only the 3rd pitcher in MLB history to win 20 games in a season divided between the 2 leagues. Rick Sutcliffe (1984) and Bartolo Colon (2002) have done it since.
2010- Blue Jays starter Brandon Morrow has another strong outing against the Yankees, although reliever Scott Downs is credited with the 3-2 Blue Jays' victory. The game is decided in the 8th inning, when José Bautista hits his 2nd HR of the game, off of Yankees reliever David Robinson to break a 2-2 tie. Bautista is the 1st MLB player to reach 40 HRs this season.
1904- The Highlanders OF Willie Keeler collects 2 HR’s against the Browns in a 9-1 win at New York. Both of his HR drives are inside the park shots.
1951- Against the Indian's veteran starter Early Wynn, Yankees OF Gene Woodling cracks his 3rd HR off the Tribe ace this season, as the Yankees win the game by a score of 2-0. Woodling went deep on Wynn on June 24th, July 24th, including today’s game. Rookie OF Mickey Mantle makes his 1st Yankee appearance since his recall from the Kansas City Blues (American Association).
1960- Despite veteran 1B Roy Sievers 2-HRs and a double, the Yankees still beat the White Sox by a score of 3-2, dropping the White Sox to 1 1/2 games off the pace and into a 2nd place tie with the Orioles. Yankees starter Art Ditmar is the winner over veteran Chicago lefty hurler Herb Score.
1964- The Yankees win their 1st Mayor’s trophy game at Shea Stadium by the score of 6-4 before a crowd of 60,167 fans.
1966- Former Yankees Minor League Pitcher Dean Wilkins was born.
The Yankees in the 2nd round of the 1986 MLB amateur player draft selected P Dean Wilkins. He never played for the Yankees at the MLB level. On July 13,1987, Dean was traded by the Yankees along with pitchers Rich Scheid and Bob Tewksbury to the Cubs for P Steve Trout.
1968- In a battle between 2 teams pitching aces, the Yankees Mel Stottlemyre tops the Tigers ace Denny McLain by the score of 2-1.
1977- Veteran Yankees starter Catfish Hunter notches his final victory of the 1977 season, an 11-1, a 4-hit victory over the Twins. The Yankees batting line-up supports Hunter with HRs outages by Roy White, Mickey Rivers, Chris Chambliss and Bucky Dent.
1981- In his 1st MLB at bat, Twins rookie1B Kent Hrbek hits a 12th-inning HR giving them, a 3-2 victory over the Yankees.
1983- Current Yankees All Star OF Brett Gardner (2008-2015) was born.
The Yankees in the 3rd round of the 2005 MLB amateur player draft selected Brett Gardner. In 2009 Yankees spring training camp, Brett Gardner was competing for the starting job as the Yankees CF with Melky Cabrera. He ended up making the team and sharing playing time with Cabrera. In the spring, he had received the "Kevin Lawn Award" for being the Yankees' top minor league batter the previous season. In 2008, in 42 games, and 227 at bats, Brett Gardner posted 29 hits, including 2 triples, and 5 doubles for a .229 batting average. He also scored 18 runs, and was successful in 13 out of 14 stolen base attempts. He also played errorless defense in the outfield. In 2009, Brett hit .270 for the Yankees. In 2010, he won the LF regular job for the Yankees.
1985- Yankees DH/1B Don Baylor ties a MLB record, when he hit by a pitch for the 189th time in his MLB playing career.
1990- Former Yankees Reserve INF Mickey Witek (1949) passed away. (1915-1990)
Mickey Witek came up to the major leagues in 1940 with the Giants. He had won the 1939 International League Award while playing for the AA Newark Bears in the Yankees organization. With the 1949 Yankees, he appeared in 2 games with 1 hit. He retired from baseball after 1950 minor league season splitting playing time between the Kansas City Blues (American Association) and the Seattle Rainers (PCL).
2011-The A’s beat the Yankees by the score of 6-4 in 10 innings. Coco Crisp has 4 hits and 5 RBIs for the A's, including a 3-run HR - his 2nd long ball of the game – off of Yankees Closer Rafael Soriano in the 10th inning. Crisp's 1st HR, off of Yankees starter CC Sabathia had given Oakland a 1-0 lead in the 1st inning and his 2nd RBI puts the team ahead 3-2 in the 8th inning; Scott Sizemore drives in the other run as part of a 4-for-4 night. Nick Swisher has a pair of homers for the Yankees, his 2nd HR tying the score in the bottom of the 8th inning.
1889- Former Yankees C/1B Les Nunamaker (1914-1917) was born. (1897-1938)
On May 13,1914, Les Nunamaker was purchased by the Yankees from the Red Sox. He hit .261 in 369 games for the Yankees. On January 22,1918, he was traded by the Yankees along with P Nick Cullop, INF Joe Gedeon, INF Fritz Maisel, P Urban Shocker and $15,000 to the Browns for P Eddie Plank and 2B Del Pratt.
1902- AL President Ban Johnson announces the League's intention to have a New York team in 1903, with Clark Griffith as Manager. The Baltimore Orioles franchise will be moved to New York City in 1903, becoming the New York Highlanders.
1906- Yankees rookie hurler Slow Joe Doyle makes his MLB pitching debut with a 2-0 shutout against the Indians. Doyle would go 22-21 in 70 games for 1906-1910 Yankees.
1913- The Yankees obtained OF Frank Gilhooley from the Cardinals for cash. He would play for the Yankees from 1913-1918, while appearing in 250 games, hitting .277. On December 18,1918, Frank was traded by the Yankees along with P Ray Caldwell, P Slim Love, C Roxy Walters and $15,000 to Red Sox for P Dutch Leonard, OF Duffy Lewis and P Ernie Shore.
1921- With the Indians waltzing to a 15-1 victory over the Bombers, Yankees hurler Harry Harper, pitching in the 8th inning, plunks Tribe OF Charles Jamieson in the ribs, Larry Gardner in the arm, and Steve O'Neill in the back. O'Neill throws the ball back at Harper precipitates a bench clearing brawl. Yankees OF Bob Meusel contributes 4 errors in the game. The Tribe takes over 1st place in the AL from the Yankees.
1922- in the 1st of a doubleheader before a sold-out Polo Grounds, the Browns beat the Yankees by the score of 3-1, behind starter Urban Shocker. Waite Hoyt is the loser for the Yankees, but he stops Browns slugger Ken Williams hitting streak at 28 consecutive games. George Sisler hits in his 24th straight game. In game 2, the Yankees jump to a 2-0 lead on Babe Ruth's 2-run triple, and then extend it to 6-1 behind starter Joe Bush. The Browns close to 6-5, but that is it.
1928- Former Yankees Reserve Catcher and MLB Manager Darrell Johnson (1957-1958) was born. (1928-2004)
Catcher Darrell Johnson came to the Yankees in the big 17-man trade with the Orioles in the winter of 1954. He would be one of the back up catchers for Yogi Berra during the 1957-1958 seasons. On November 30,1959, Darrell was selected by the Cardinals from the Yankees organization in the 1959 MLB Rule 5 player draft. Darrell would make his only World Series appearance in 1961, as a member of the Reds playing against his former team, the Yankees. He would later move on to become a MLB Manager with the Red Sox, Mariners and the Rangers.
1929- After 3 straight shutouts by Browns hurlers Gray, Blaeholder and Crowder the Yankees break their 32-inning scoreless streak with a 4th-inning HR by Babe Ruth. The Browns still win the game by a score of 3-2.
1931- At Chicago, the Yankees record their 1st shutout of the 1931 season, when Herb Pennock blanks the White Sox by the score of 6-0. Yankees OF Ben Chapman has a good day at the plate with a triple, single, 2-runs scored and his 50th and 51st stolen bases of the season. In addition, he beats the White Sox player Carl Reynolds in a pre-game 100-yard dash.
1935- Yankees CF Earle Combs collides with 3B Red Rolfe on a fly ball. He suffers a severe shoulder injury. It will contribute to his decision to retire at the end of the 1935 season. He will become a MLB Coach for the Yankees in 1936, teaching a young rookie named Joe DiMaggio how to play CF in Yankee Stadium. Earl Coombs was the 1st of the great Yankees centerfielders; Joe DiMaggio would replace him in 1936.
1939- Yankees 3B Red Rolfe scores in his 18th consecutive game, giving him a total of 30 runs.
1939- Former Yankees Pitcher Dooley Womack (1966-1968) was born.
Before the start of the 1958 MLB season, the Yankees signed P Dooley Womack, as an MLB amateur free agent. Dooley went 15-16 in 152 games with 24 saves for the 1966-1968 Yankees. He took part in Yankees triple play against the Twins. On December 4, 1968, he was traded by the Yankees to the Astros for reserve OF Richard Simpson.
1951- Before 66,110 fans at Cleveland, Yankees rookie slugger Mickey Mantle belts an opposite field 2-run HR off of Tribe starter Mike Garcia to help the Yankees win the game by a score of 7-3. The Yankees now are 77-46 move to a game in back of the Tribe in AL pennant race.
1952- In a 1-0 win over the Yankees in Yankee Stadium, Tigers starter Virgil Trucks pitches his 2nd no-hitter of the 1952 season. The no-hitter is in doubt for 3 innings when a play made by shortstop Johnny Pesky in the 3rd inning is under debate. The official scorer, John Drebinger, records it as an error when Pesky has trouble getting a ball hit by Phil Rizzuto out of his glove. Dan Daniel of The New York World Telegram convinces Drebinger that it cannot be ruled an error because the ball was stuck in the fielder's glove, and Rizzuto is awarded a hit. In the 6th inning, with Trucks not having given up another hit, Drebinger calls Pesky in the dugout from the press box, and the Shortstop says that he should be given the error rather than Rizzuto the hit. The call is changed again, and Trucks' no-hitter is preserved. Trucks' pitching record for the 1952 season is now at the 5-15 mark.
1956- Prior to the 1956 Old Timer's Game at Yankee Stadium, veteran Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto is asked to consult with Yankees GM George Weiss and Manager Casey Stengel concerning a player move necessitated by reacquiring veteran OF Enos Slaughter from the A's. After making several suggestions about who should be cut from the squad, the veteran INF is told by GM Weiss, that he is the player about to be let go. Rizzutto would be the last Yankee player to play for Yankee Managers Joe McCarthy and Casey Stengel. A distraught Rizzuto is taken home to New Jersey by his former Yankees teammate George "Snuffy" Stirnweiss, who tells Phil not to publically criticize the Yankees GM or Manager. Through the instigation of major sponsor for the Yankees, Ballantine Beer, Rizzuto will be in the announcing booth next season, replacing veteran announcer Jim Woods. Phil turns down an offer from the Dodgers to play with them, because they want him to get into playing shape at their AAA farm team Montreal Royals (International League) before joining the team. Also Phil turns down an offer to manage the Washington Senators for the 1957 season.
1956- The Yankees re-acquired veteran OF Enos “Country” Slaughter from the A’s for cash. Enos 2nd tour with the Yankees proved to be more successful than his 1st tour, before fading during the 1959 season, with Enos being sold to the Braves. After the 1956 World Series, the Yankees will send reserve OF Bob Cerv to the A’s to “unofficially” complete the Slaughter acquisition. Pitcher Don Larsen was supposed to go to the A’s, but his Perfect Game in the 1956 World Series secure him a few more seasons with the Yankees. He would be traded to the A’s in 1959 in the Roger Maris trade. Bob Cerv would return to the Yankees in May of 1960.
1959- At Cleveland’s Muncipal Stadium, Indians slugger Rocky Colavito HRs twice as the Tribe tops the Yankees by a score of 6-3. The Tribe have now won 7 straight games to move 2 games behind the 1st-place White Sox.
1960- Former Yankees INF and MLB 3B Coach Bobby Meacham (1983-1988) was born.
On December 14,1982, Bobby Meacham was traded by the Cardinals along with OF Stan Javier to the Yankees for minor league players Bob Helsom, Marty Mason and Steve Fincher. Bobby would hit .276 in 457 games with the Yankees. Bobby had been a former #1 draft pick by the Cardinals. He led the AL in sac hits in 1984 with 14 and in 1985 with 23. On December 5,1988, Bobby was traded by the Yankees to the Rangers for OF Bob Brower.
1966- Yankees veteran All Star starter Whitey Ford (2-5, 2.47 ERA in 22 games) undergoes surgery for a circulatory problem in his left shoulder. He will miss the rest of the 1966 season.
1968- With the Tigers ahead by the score of 5-0 failed to score with 2 men on base in the 4th inning when the Yankees bring in Rocky Colavito. The 35-year-old slugger retires Al Kaline and Willie Horton as he tosses 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief to earn the win. In Rocky’s only other MLB pitching appearance was in 1958, he also faced Al Kaline and the victory by a non-pitcher will be the last in 20th century. Yankees hitters Bill Robinson and Bobby Cox crash successive HRs to tie the score, after a walk, Rocky comes around to score the winning run. In the 8th inning, Yankees reliever Lindy McDaniel ties the AL record for consecutive batters retired by setting down the 1st Tiger he faces, giving him 32 straight batters retired over 4 appearances. The Yankees sweep the doubleheader, winning the 1st game by the score of 6-5 and then topping Tigers starter Mickey Lolich by the score of 5-4 in the nightcap. The 4 Tiger losses at Yankee Stadium, leaves the Detroit just 5 games ahead of the Orioles.
1976- The Yankees edge the Twins by the score of 5-4 in a 19-inning marathon. Reliever Grant Jackson is the winner for the Yankees over Twin’s Pete Redfern.
1976- Former Yankees Reliever Pedro Feliciano (2011) was born.
Pedro Feliciano is a relief pitcher who was most noted for his ability to pitch almost every day when he was with the Mets from 2007-2010. During that three-year span, in which he led the National League in games pitched for 3 consecutive seasons, he set 2 records. He had the most games pitched over 3 consecutive seasons, 266; the previous record was 263 by Mike Marshall from 1972-1974 and Kent Tekulve, from 1978-1980. He also had the most games pitched over 4 consecutive seasons, 344, adding the 2007 season; the previous record was 341 by Paul Quantrill, from 2001-2004. The Yankees signed Feliciano as a MLB free agent to a 2-year contract in 2011, but he was sidelined by shoulder troubles in spring training camp. On April 14th, GM Brian Cashman announced that he would face shoulder surgery, meaning that he would be ready to pitch again the following season's spring training camp at the earliest, and possibly much later. Asked he had signed damaged goods, Cashman lashed at overuse of relief pitchers by certain managers, singling out former Yankees Manager Joe Torre and his overuse of Scott Proctor, among others. Feliciano came back to pitch once in the minor leagues in 2011, and 10 times in 2012, never higher than at AA. Then the Yankees released him, he resigned with the Mets.
1977- The Twins blow a 4-2 lead over the Yankees, when Mickey Rivers hits a 2-run single in the 7th inning and Reggie Jackson drives home a run in the 8th inning.
1978- With 4 amateur baseball umpires officiating the game, Yankees starter Ron Guidry posts his 18th win beating the A's by the score of 7-1. Reggie Jackson's HR drives in his 1,001st MLB career RBI. The win keeps the Yankees 7 1/2 games behind the Red Sox.
1984- Former Yankees Hall Of Fame Pitcher Waite “School Boy” Hoyt (1921-1930) passed away (1899-1984).
The Yankees obtained P Waite “School Boy” Hoyt from the Red Sox in December of 1920. The Yankees sent 2B Del Pratt, OF Sammy Vick, C Muddy Ruel and P Herb Thormahlen to the Red Sox for P Waite Hoyt, P Harry Harper, INF Mike McNally and C Wally Schang. He would go 157-98, with a WP of .617 in 9 ½ seasons with the Yankees. He was on the only 20-game winner on the 1927 World Championship team, posting a 22-7 record. He posted a 6-4 record in World Series with ERA of 1.83. On May 30,1930, Hoyt was traded along with veteran INF Mark Koenig by the Yankees to the Tigers for P Ownie Carroll, OF Harry Rice and INF Yats Wuestling. The Tigers would sell him the following season to the Phillies for cash. In the winter of 1931, he was claimed by the Giants on waivers from the Pirates. Hoyt pitched in the MLB for 21 seasons (1918-1931). He pitched for the Giants (twice), Red Sox, Yankees, Tigers, A’s, Dodgers (twice) and the Pirates finishing with a MLB pitching career with a 237-142 record. After his MLB playing days, he became a long time broadcaster with the Reds. He was elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969.
1987- Current Yankees Pitcher Adam Warren (2012-2015) was born.
Adam Warren was selected by the Yankees in the 4th round of the 2009 MLB amateur player draft. He made his pro debut that summer. New York's 3rd pick (after Slade Heathcott and J.R. Murphy), he would become the 1st member of that Yankee draft class to make the majors. He had a superb pro debut with the Staten Island Yankees at 4-2, 1.43 ERA, and then he won his only playoff decision as Staten Island took the New York-Penn League title. Had he qualified for the league ERA lead (he was about 15 innings shy), he would have led in ERA. Warren remained effective in 2010 with the Tampa Yankees (7-5, 2.22 ERA) and Trenton Thunder (4-2, 3.15 ERA, 59 K in 54 1/3 IP). In 2011, he fell to 6-8 mark, 3.60 ERA for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. He was 10th in the International League in ERA. He pitched 2 innings in the 2011 AAA All-Star Game, which the IL won by the score of 3-0. Relieving Zach McAllister, he worked a shutout 3rd and 4th innings, giving up 1 hit, before Chris Schwinden relieved. He began 2012 on a similar note with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (5-5, 3.85 ERA after 15 Games). Warren was then called up to the majors when veteran starters CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte were injured. He was crushed in his MLB debut outing. He began by striking out Alejandro De Aza and survived the 1st inning with 2 walks. In the 2nd, though, A.J. Pierzynski homered to kick off a 4-run frame. Paul Konerko homered in the 3rd and Pierzynski drove in another to give Warren 6 runs allowed in 2 1/3 innings before David Phelps relieved. After the game, Adam was sent back to Scranton. In 2013, he appeared in 34 games for the Yankees posting a 3-2 record with a 3.39 ERA.
1989- Former Yankees Reserve INF Jim Brideweser (1951-1953) passed away. (1927-1989)
Before the start of the 1950 MLB season, the Yankees signed INF Jim Brideweser as an MLB amateur free agent after attending USC. Jim hit .363 (16 for 44) in 51 games as Yankee before being claimed on waivers by the Orioles on May 11, 1954. He was a good utility infielder, but there was no room for him on the Yankees 25 man MLB roster. Jim would play for the Yankees, Orioles, White Sox and Tigers before finishing up in 1959 as MLB player.
1996- The Yankees dedicate their 1st new monument in 47 years, to Hall Of Fame CF Mickey Mantle in Monument Park in center field at Yankee Stadium. Miller Huggins, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig are also honored with monuments, while 15 Yankee players are honored on plaques.
2001- The Yankees defeat the Angels by score of 7-5, as veteran starter Roger Clemens becomes the 1st AL hurler to go 17-1 to begin a season. Yankees RF Paul O'Neill hits his 20th HR of the 2001 season; making him the oldest player in MLB history at age 38 to reach the 20 HRs-20 Stolen Bases mark in a season.
2011- The A's take an early 7-1 lead against the Yankees, but it's all Bronx Bombers after that. Robinson Cano hits a grand slam HR in the 5th inning, Russell Martin follows suit in the 6th inning, they put up another 6 runs in the 7th inning and in the 8th inning, Curtis Granderson also HRs with the bases loaded to make the Yankees the 1st team ever to hit 3 grand slam HRs in 1 game. Andruw Jones follows Granderson’s blast with a solo HR to make the final score 22-9. Martin has a career day, going 5 for 5 with a walk with 6 RBIs and also hitting a solo HR shot to complement his Grand Slam HR as the Yankees bat around in their final 4 innings. It is the most runs given up by an A’s team since 1955; their pitchers help the cause by surrendering 22 hits and issuing 13 walks in the rout. In the 9th inning, DH Jorge Posada takes the field at 2B; it is his 1st MLB appearance at the position that he played in the lower minor leagues 20 years ago before being converted into a full-time catcher.
2012- The Indians end 9-game losing skid by defeating the Yankees by the score of 3-1, behind starter Justin Masterson. In spite of the victory, the Indians, who were in playoff contention in late July, have lost 22 of their last 27 games.
1916- The Yankees turn a big triple play during a 10-6 win over the Browns. With a 3-run Yankee lead, the Browns load the bases in the 7th inning with no-outs only watch a line drive to 3B clear the bases.
1918- AL President Ban Johnson casts the deciding vote in a National Commission decision awarding the disputed services of veteran hurler Jack Quinn to the Yankees for 1919 season over the claim of the White Sox, for whom Quinn was 5-1 this season. Quinn, who had pitched for the Yankees in 1913, he had jumped to Baltimore Terrapins (Federal League) in 1914. He had a 26-14 record for the Baltimore team.
1922- The Yankees take over 1st place in AL by beating St. Louis by the score of 9-2 behind veteran starter Carl Mays. Rasty Wright is the loser for the Browns.
1926- Former Yankees Minor League Pitcher Frank Barnes was born. (1926-2014)
In 1947, 18 year–old Frank Barnes started pitching professionally for the Indianapolis Clowns (Negro Leagues.) On July 19,1950, P Frank Barnes and OF Elston Howard were purchased by the Yankees from Kansas City Monarchs (Negro American League)). Both players were sent to the Yankees minor league team at Muskegon (Central League). Frank went 8-4 with 2.23 ERA in 15 games. In 1951, Frank returned to Muskegon, where he posted a 15-6 record in 15 games with a 2.23 ERA. He was promoted to AA San Francisco Seals (PCL). He appeared in only 2 games for the Seals, while posting a 0-0 record. In August of 1951, Frank was sent from the Yankees to the St. Louis Browns in an unknown transaction. Pitcher Frank Barnes and several other black Yankees minor league players (Vic Power, Ruben Gomez, Artie Wilson and others) would be traded away during the 1951-1954 seasons, once Yankees GM George Weiss had decided that Elston Howard would be the 1st black Yankees MLB player. Before the start of the 1953 MLB season, Frank was returned to the Maple Leafs by the Browns after expiration of their minor league team working agreement. On October 1,1956, Frank was traded by the Maple Leafs to the Cardinals for a player to be named later, Jim Pearce and cash. The Cardinals sent 1B Rocky Nelson on March 21, 1957 to Toronto to complete the trade. Frank would appear in 15 games for the 1957-1959 Cardinals, while posting a1-3 record with a 5.89 ERA. It would be his only time in the MLB. On May 19,1960, he was purchased by the White Sox from the Cardinals. On December 15, 1961, Frank was traded by the White Sox along with 3B Andy Carey to the Phillies for P Taylor Phillips and C Bob Sadowski. On March 24,1962, Andy Carey refused to report to his new team. The Phillies sent minor league player Lou Vassie on March 24,1962 to the White Sox to complete the trade. The White Sox sent P Cal McLish on March 24,1962 to the Phillies to complete the trade. Overall Frank Barnes pitched in the minor leagues for 17 seasons, while posting a 109-83 record with a 3.25 ERA in 398 games. After his MLB playing career, Barnes played in the Mexican Summer League, Liga Mexicana de Beisbol. In 1965, he led the circuit in both winning percentage 13–5, WP .722 with a 1.58 ERA. Additionally, Barnes played winter ball for the Licoreros de Pampero club of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League during the 1955–1956 season. After the 1967 Mexican baseball season, Frank Barnes retired from the game at the age of 40.
1935- Lumbering White Sox 1B Zeke Bonura steals home with 2 outs in the 15th inning to beat the Yankees by score of 9-8.
1951- In the 2nd game of a doubleheader against the Yankees, veteran INF Bert Haas hits a pinch HR in the 6th inning for the White Sox in his last MLB at bat. The White Sox will release the 37-year old veteran tomorrow. The Yankees win the game by a score of 8-6, to remain a game behind the Indians. The White Sox take the opener by the score of 3-2, behind starter Saul Rogovin.
1956- The Yankees announced the purchase of veteran OF Enos Slaughter from the Kansas City A’s for cash ($50,000). To make room for Enos Slaughter on the MLB 25 man roster, the Yankees released longtime All Star shortstop Phil Rizzuto.
1957- Yankee-killer Tigers starter Frank Lary stops the Bombers as Detroit wins by a score of 5-2. The Yankees lead over the White Sox is now 3 ½ games. The Yankees will go into Chicago, where they will sweep the White Sox in a 3 game series.
1959- The Indians stretch their winning streak to 8 games when Rocky Colavito snaps a 4-4 tie with an 8th inning HR. Rookie hurler Jim Perry, in relief of Tribe starter Gary Bell picks up the win, a 5-4 victory over the Yankees.
1960- The Yankees crash 5-solo HRs and 4-pinch hits, the latter tying an AL record, to top the Indians by a score of 7-6. Yogi Berra’s 2nd HR gives the Yankees the win in the 11th inning. In the 2nd game, the Yankees win by a score of 7-5 with Bob Cerv's 3-run HR is the big hit that wins the game.
1961- Yankees slugger Roger Maris belts HR #51 off of A's hurler Jerry Walker. Roger's HR in the 6th inning follows, a Tony Kubek HR blast. Yankees starter Bill Stafford allows just 1- A's hit, till the 9th inning as the Yankees win by the score of 5-1. Roger Maris has the most HRs in MLB history at this point in the season.
1962- Veteran Orioles starter Robin Roberts, who was discarded by the Yankees at the end of 1962 spring training camp beats Whitey Ford by a score of 2-1 on HRs by 3B Brooks Robinson and 1B Jim Gentile to complete a 5-game Baltimore sweep of the sagging Yankees. The Twins and Angels are now 3 games behind the Yankees.
1966- Tiger's Earl Wilson, winner of 6 straight games, hits an 8th inning HR to give himself a 5-3 lead over the Yankees. But the Yankees, batting against reliever Hank Aguirre in the 9th inning, tally 1-run on a Clete Boyer single, they win it by a score of 6-5, when Mickey Mantle clouts a pinch HR over a leaping Al Kaline in RF. The win still leaves the Yankees (57-72) in last place in AL.
1972- Former Yankees Pitcher Danny MacFayden (1933-1934) passed away. (1905-1972)
On June 5,1932, Dan MacFayden was traded by the Red Sox to the Yankees for P Ivy Andrews, Hank Johnson and $50,000. Dan went 7-5 in 47 games for the Yankees. On November 22,1934, Dan was purchased by the Reds from the Yankees.
1975- Former Yankees Reserve INF Morgan Ensberg (2008) was born.
Reserve INF Morgan Ensberg appeared in 28 games for the 2008 Yankees, hitting just .203 before being released by the team.
1977- The Yankees win their 12th game in 13 games, when 3B Graig Nettles triples home 2 runs in the 9th inning to give the Bombers, a 6-5 win over the Rangers. With the Red Sox losing, the Yankees move in front of the AL East by 2 games.
1985- Former Yankees PH Richard Wakefield (1950) passed away (1921-1985)
On December 17,1949, Richard Wakefield was traded by the Tigers to the Yankees for 1B Richard Kryhoski. He appeared in only 3 games for the 1950 Yankees. Before start of the 1952 season, the Yankees released him.
1987- The Yankees and Reds exchange starting pitchers with Dennis Rasmussen going to Cincinnati for Bill Gullickson. Bill went 4-2 in 8 games for the Yankees, before leaving as a MLB free agent to play in Japan.
1991- The Yankees #1 amateur draft pick P Brien Taylor is signed to a guaranteed $1.55 million contract by the team. It is the largest deal ever given to an amateur baseball player, surpassing the $1.2 million paid to Todd Van Poppel by the Oakland A’s in 1990. He will injure his pitching shoulder in an off-season bar fight and never recover from it, costing him his chance for having a MLB pitching career with the Yankees.
1992- Current Yankees Minor League INF Cito Culver was born.
Cito Culver was a 1st-round selection in the 2010 MLB Amateur Player Draft. Culver had a commitment to the University of Maryland when the k Yankees chose him at #32. He decided to forego college for a chance to don pinstripes. He made his pro debut on June 25th, going 0 for 3 for the GCL Yankees but had 4 hits 4 days later. Only 17 years old that 1st season, he hit .251 in 56 games, moving up to the Staten Island Yankees (New York-Penn League) that August. He spent a full year at Staten Island in 2011, where he hit .250 in 69 games, while not turning 19 until the last couple of weeks of the season. In 2012, he moved up to the Charleston RiverDogs (South Atlantic League), where he played 122 games but hit only .215, with 14 doubles 6 triples and 2 HRs in his 1st experience of full-season ball. He stole 22 bases in 33 attempts, scored 66 runs, and did draw 71 walks. Culver was an invitee to the Yankees 2013 spring training camp. He played a number of games with the team. Although starting shortstop Derek Jeter was not healthy, Culver was never in contention to start the season in the Bronx, given his low batting averages in the lower levels of the minors. He was sent back to Charleston to start the 2013 season, but was still hitting only .213 in mid-May. By then he was repeating a relatively low level, and was no longer significantly younger than the majority of his opponents, making observers wonder if he would ever hit enough to reach the majors and throwing some serious shadow on his supposed status as Jeter's heir apparent. He hit .232 in 104 games for Charleston, then after getting a late-season promotion to the Tampa Yankees (Florida State League), suddenly began to hit, putting up a batting average of .355 in 16 games. Overall, his batting line was .248 in 120 games. He was assigned to Tampa at the start of the 2014 season, but he fell back to hitting in the low .200's.
1997- The Yankees pound out 22 hits in an 18-2 win over the A’s. Yankee batters Joe Girardi and Rey Sanchez lead the way for the Yankees with 4 hits apiece.
2002- The 1st video streaming coverage of a MLB game takes place on the Internet. Approximately 30,000 fans visit MLB.com web site to see the Yankees defeat the Rangers by the score of 10-3. With a solo HR shot in 4th inning in 10-3 victory over the Rangers, Yankees 2B Alfonso Soriano sets a team record for HRs by a 2B. The previous club mark of 30 HR’s was established in 1940 by 2B Joe “Flash” Gordon.
2011-Teams are bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Irene, scheduled to hit the Northeastern states over the next 2 days. The Mets cancel their games scheduled for both days as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg orders a partial evacuation of the city's coastal areas and a shutdown of its transit system in anticipation of the storm. The Red Sox decide to move up their Sunday game against the A's to a Saturday afternoon doubleheader, while the Orioles are planning to cancel a Saturday doubleheader against the Yankees by playing 1 of the games as part of a Sunday doubleheader, and the 2nd on what should have been an open date on September 8th. The Yankees are unhappy about losing what was their last scheduled rest day of the 2011 season, but their proposal to play a game instead at 10:00 am on Saturday is rejected.
2013- Having both All Star players, Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter on the field does little to help the Yankees, who drop a 5-2 decision to Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey. While A-Rod hits his 650th MLB career HR, Jeter goes 0 for 3 with a walk and hits into a double play.
1875- Former Yankees OF Ed Hahn (1905-1906) was born. (1875-1941)
On August 20,1905, OF Ed Hahn was purchased by the Yankees from New Orleans (Southern Association). Ed hit .291 in 54 games for the Yankees. On May 10,1906, Ed was purchased by the White Sox from the Yankees.
1883- Former Yankees 3B William “Baldy” Louden (1907) was born. (1883-1935)
On August 4,1907, 3B Bill Louden was purchased by the Yankees from Dallas (Texas League) for $1,500. Bill appeared in 4 games for the 1907 Yankees, while hitting just .111.
1909- 35-year old veteran hurler Jack Chesbro (0-4, in 9 games) makes his final appearance in a Yankees uniform, he is ineffective in relief of starter Peter Wilson during the Yankees 17-6 loss to the Tigers. The Yankees would put him on waivers in September of 1909 to be claimed by the Red Sox. His 1904 season record of 41 wins is still a MLB record and the Yankees club record for most victories by pitcher in a season.
1910- In the 1st of 2 games, Yankees hurler Jack Warhop swipes home in 6th inning. His run is the difference as the Yankees beat the White Sox by a score of 4-3.
1922- The Yankees increased their lead by beating the Browns by a score of 2-1 in 11 innings on Bob Meusel's sac fly. Hank Severeid's HR is the only score for the Browns. An apparent 2-run double off the LF Wall by Browns’ hitter Eddie Foster in the 10th inning is ruled foul by Umpire Moriarty. The Yankees take the 4 game series with the Browns, 3 games to 1.
1926- Veteran P Dutch Ruether is picked up on waivers from the Senators by the Yankees. He had a 12-6 record in 23 games for the Nats. Dutch will finish out the 1926 season with the Yankees, while posting a 2-3 record in 5 games. Ruether appeared in 1 game of the 1926 World Series, taking the loss for the Yankees. He went 13-6 in 27 games on the 1927 World Championship team. After the 1927 World Series had ended, Dutch retired from MLB.
1935- The Yankees out-slug the White Sox in a 13-10 victory in the 1st game of doubleheader. In the 2nd game, Lou Gehrig ties an AL record with 5 walks, as the Yankees lose to the White Sox by a score of 4-3.
1938- In the 1st game of a twin bill at Yankee Stadium, Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive triples. His offensive outburst helps the Bronx Bombers edge the Indians by the score of 8-7. In the 2nd game, Monte Pearson becomes the 1st pitcher to throw a no-hitter in Yankee Stadium. Facing only 27 Tribe batters, thanks to 2 Yankee double plays, he beats his former team the Indians by the score of 13-0 for his 10th consecutive victory of the 1938 season. The Yankees playing their 6th successive doubleheader increase their AL lead to 12 games.
1946- Former Yankees Reserve C/DH Ed Hermann (1975) was born. (1946-2013)
On April 1,1975, C/DH Ed Hermann was traded by the White Sox to the Yankees for minor league players Fred Anyzeski, John Narron, Ken Bennett, Terry Quinn and cash. Ed hit .255 in 80 games as a reserve catcher and DH for the 1975 Yankees. On February 20,1976, Ed was purchased by the Angels from the Yankees.
1947- Former Yankees Pitcher Jim York (1976) was born.
On January 8,1976, reliever Jim York was purchased by the Yankees from the Astros. Jim went 1-0 in 3 appearances with the Yankees, before being released by the team in August of 1976.
1950- Yankees veteran starter Allie “Super Chief” Reynolds hurls a 2-hitter in a 2-1 win over the White Sox.
1977- Ranger batters Toby Harrah and Bump Wills hit back-to-back Inside-the-Park HRs on consecutive pitches off of Yankees hurler Ken Clay, highlighting an 8-2 win over the Bombers, only the 2nd loss for the Yankees in 14 games. It ties the MLB mark and it is the 1st time since 1946 that 2 batters have connected consecutively on In-the-Park HRs.
1978- The “Miracle of Catfish Hunter” continues as the veteran Yankees starter downed his former teammates the Oakland A’s by the score of 6-2, He finishes the month of August 1978 with a 6-0 record with a 1.64 ERA. The victory helps keep the Yankees stay at 7 ½ games behind the Red Sox in the AL East.
1984- Oakland's slugger Dave Kingman hits a double and HR to help the A’s score 6-runs in the 7th inning, but that's all the A's score in losing to the Yankees by the score of 7-6. Yankees Bobby Meacham has 2 HRs, including the game winner in the 8th inning to back Yankees closer Dave Righetti's relief win. Oakland reliever Bill Caudill takes the loss for the A’s.
1985- Former Yankees P/OF Johnny Lindell (1941-1950) passed away (1916-1985).
Before the start of the 1936 MLB season, the Yankees signed Johnny Lindell as an MLB amateur free agent. John pitched for the Yankees in 1942, going 2-1 in 23 games. He was converted to an outfielder in 1943. He was selected for the 1943 AL All Star team, but he did not play in the game. His best Yankees season was in 1944, when he hit .300 in 149 games. John appeared in 3 World Series with the Yankees hitting .324 in 12 games. On May 15,1950, Johnny was purchased by the Cardinals from the Yankees. He would later play for the Pirates and Phillies in the NL, before retiring from MLB in 1954.
1997- The Oakland A’s defeat the Yankees by the score of 8-7 as the A’s DH Dave Magadan leads the way with 5 hits, including a HR.
2013- Yankees veteran OF/DH Alfonso Soriano hits the 399th and 400th HRs of his MLB playing career in a 7-1 Yankees win over the Blue Jays. He takes Jays’ hurlers J.A. Happ and Esmil Rogers deep to back a strong outing from veteran Yankees starter Andy Pettitte.
2014- Tigers starter David Price has a historically bad outing in a start against the Yankees. In the 3rd inning, he allows a base hit to the 1st 9 Yankees batters he faces before being lifted; he is the 1st pitcher to allow 9 straight hits since Bob Forsch on August 3, 1989, and ends up allowing 8 earned runs on 12 hits in only 2 innings, something accomplished by only 3 other pitchers before him. For their part, the Yankees fall 1 shy of the AL record for consecutive hits as they win, 8-4.