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This Week in Yankees History September 3rd-9th Part One



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September 3rd


1906- At Hill Top Park in New York City, an overflowing crowd of 20,000 fans watches the Yankees and the Philadelphia A’s play a highly contested doubleheader. Hill Park Park’s official capacity was listed at 16,000 fans. After a questionable call by Umpire Silk O'Loughlin on a stolen base play at 3B by the A’s base-runner Danny Murphy. The Yankees shortstop Kid Elberfeld, the hotheaded “Tabasco Kid,” attempts to assault the Umpire by kicking him. His misconduct upsets the fans and players on the playing field. Elberfeld is forcibly removed from the playing field by the city police during the 1st game of a doubleheader, a which was a New York's win 4-3 over the A’s.  During the 2nd game, Yankees base runner Willie Keeler collides with A’s Shortstop Lave Cross, who is trying to field a ground ball, resulting in 2 Yankees runs score. Umpire Silk O'Loughlin sees no base-running interference by Keeler during the play. The umpire’s call so hotly disputed by Philadelphia A's Captain Harry Davis that, after 8-minutes of arguing, the umpire forfeits the game to Yankees. For the Yankees, it is a MLB record 5th straight doubleheader sweep in 5 consecutive days.


1917- The Yankees sweep the Red Sox in a doubleheader, while the White Sox take 2 from the Tigers in a tight AL pennant race between Boston and Chicago.


1921- Powered by slugger Babe Ruth's 50th HR of the 1921 AL season and the pitching of starter Carl Mays, the Yankees down the Senators by the score of 9–3 at Griffith Stadium.


1927- Philadelphia A’s starter Lefty Grove pitches his only shutout of the 1927 AL season beating the Yankees by the score of 1-0.


1934- Labor Day doubleheaders define the standings for the final AL pennant surge.  Tigers are rained out in Chicago, hold a 5-game lead over the Yankees, who split a pair with the Philadelphia A's. Yankees starter Lefty Gomez wins his 24th game of the 1934 AL season and 10th straight game in the opener, while the A’s slugger Jimmy Foxx hits his 40th HR of the 1934 AL season in the nightcap.


1939- In a Sunday doubleheader at Fenway Park, the Red Sox win the 1st game by score of 12-11. In the 2nd game with the score tie at 5-5 in the 8th inning, the Yankees quickly score 2 runs in the inning to take a 7-5 lead. Then Yankees batter Babe Dahlgren strikes out while being given an intentional walk and Yankees base-runners George Selkirk and Joe Gordon try to steal home on successive pitches by trotting to home plate to end the inning. Then Red Sox Manager Joe Cronin comes out to argue the Yankees actions as “illegal” with Umpire Carl Hubbell. When Hubbell doesn’t agree with Cronin’s appeal, the Red Sox fans throw a barrage of garbage onto playing field at Fenway Park to protest the Yankees making deliberate outs to take advantage of the Boston’s 6:30 PM Sunday curfew. Umpire Cal Hubbard rules that the Boston crowd's action and repeated attempts to clear the playing field makes it impossible to continue the game and awards the game as a forfeit to the Yankees with a 9-0 “official” score, but AL President Will Harridge subsequently overrules him, ruling the game is a 5-5 tie and fines the Yankees for their tactics.


1947- At Fenway Park, Yankee batters Tommy Henrich and Joe DiMaggio lead the way with 4-hits each as the Yankees bang out a total 18-hits, all singles in defeating the Red Sox by a score of 11-2 in the 1st game of a doubleheader. The single Bronx Bomber sluggers were:  outfielders Tommy Henrich and Joe DiMaggio (4 each), OF Johnny Lindell, 1B George McQuinn, 3B Billy Johnson and Catcher Aaron Robinson (2 each), shortstop Phil Rizzuto and 2B Snuffy Stirnweiss (1 each). In the nightcap, the Yankees made 16-hits and out-slugged the Red Sox, winning the game by the final score of 9-6.


1951- Newly acquired veteran NL starter Johnny Sain tosses a 5-hitter in his AL pitching debut for the Yankees to beat the Philadelphia A's by the score of 3-1. The A's top the Yankees in the 2nd game of the doubleheader, winning the game by the score of 3-2.


1952Philadelphia A’s rookie starter Harry Byrd 1-hits the Yankees, winning the game by the score of 3-0. After the 1952 AL season ends, Harry Byrd will be named the AL Rookie of the Year Award winner. In December of 1953, the Yankees will acquire Harry Byrd in the Vic Power trade with the A’s.


1954- The Yankees snap Tribe starter Bob Lemon's 11-game win streak to beat the Indians by the score of 3-2 and move 3 ½ games from 1st place. Mickey Mantle's gigantic HR blast into the RF upper deck in the 6th inning; started the Yankees scoring.


1954- The Yankees purchased veteran hurler Tommy Byrne from the Seattle Rainers (PCL) for an undisclosed amount of cash (over $50,000) and other considerations. He will go 16-5 for the 1955 Yankees. He will win the 1955 AL Comeback Player Award. Tommy will end his Yankees pitching career with a 72-40 mark with a 3.93 ERA in 221 games (1940,1946-1951,1954-1957).


1958- The Yankees spot the Red Sox, a 5-3 lead before Mickey Mantle HRs in the 8th inning. Then Yogi Berra cracks a 3-run HR in the 9th inning to win it by a score of 8-5. Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra, each have 85 RBIs for the 1958 AL season.


1960- Former Yankees OF Armando Marsans (1917-1918) passed away. (1887-1960)
On July 15,1917, OF Armando Marsans was traded by the St. Louis Browns to the Yankees for veteran OF Lee Magee. Armando appeared in 62 games for the 1917-1918 Yankees, while hitting .232 with no HRs and 24 RBIs. He later became a Yankees MLB scout. He is considered to be the Yankees 1st Cuban born MLB player.


1960- The Orioles hand the Bombers a 2nd straight shut out loss, winning the game by the score of 2-0 and replacing the Yankees in 1st place in the AL by a game. Orioles 3B Brooks Robinson has both RBIs to back starter Jack Fisher's 7-hitter. During the game at Memorial Stadium, home plate Umpire Larry Napp is struck 3-times by foul balls. Charley Berry finishes the game behind the plate, as Larry Napp is carried off the field.


1961- After taking the 1st of 2 games against the Tigers, Yankees are down by the score of 5-4 in the 9th inning in the 2nd game, when Mickey Mantle ties the game with his 2nd HR of the day. Elston Howard wins it with a 3-run HR drive into the LF stands and the Tigers leave town 4 1/2 games in back of the Yankees. Mickey Mantle is now at 50 HR mark, while teammate Roger Maris is at 53 HR mark, they are 1st teammates in MLB history to hit 50 HRs in the same MLB season.


1963- Former Yankees Pitcher Eric Plunk (1989-1991) was born.
The Yankees selected hurler Eric Plunk in the 4th round of the 1981 MLB amateur player draft. He was traded to the A’s in 1984 along with pitchers Tim Birtas, Jay Howell, Jose Rojo and Reserve OF Stan Javier for Oakland All Star OF Rickey Henderson, Bert Bradley and cash. He returned to the Yankees in 1989 from the A’s along with P Greg Cadaret, OF Louis Polonia for Yankees OF Rickey Henderson. Eric went 15-13 with a 3.88 ERA in 117 games for the Yankees.


1978- In the greatest relief performance of the 1978 AL season, flame-thrower Rich Gossage enters the game in the top of 9th inning with Mariners runners on 2nd and 3rd with no outs, with the Yankees clinging to a 4-3 lead. Gossage proceeds to throw 11 pitches and strikeouts the side. The win enabled the Yankees to keep pace with the 1st place Red Sox, 5 1/2 games out of 1st place in the AL East Division race.


1985-Former Yankees Reserve INF Chris Nelson (2013) was born.
Chris Nelson came up to the MLB with the 2010 Rockies. Chris started the 2013 NL season as Rockies 3B. He was DFA on April 27th. On May 1, 2013, the Rockies traded him to the Yankees, who had just put starting 3B Kevin Youkilis on the DL. He was one of a slew of players trying to play 3rd base for the Yankees that season, in the absence of an injured Alex Rodriguez, but he failed to impress the Yankees front office, as he went 8 for 36 (.222) in 10 games. He was placed on waivers on May 18th; the Angels immediately claimed him. After playing sparingly in his 1st couple of weeks with his new team, he was sent down to the AAA Salt Lake Bees (PCL) for a spell. He hit .328 with 6 HRs and 24 RBIs in 34 games to get a call back to Anaheim on July 31st. This time, he was inserted into the starting line-up at 3B, and begun to hit better. On August 15th, he had a MLB career game against the Yankees, hitting his 1st 2 HRs of the 2013 AL season; the 1st was a solo HR against Yankees starter Phil Hughes in the 4th inning and added a Grand Slam HR against reliever Boone Logan that blew the game open in the 8th inning. Thanks to his performance, the Angels won that game by the score of 8-4. After the 2013 MLB season ended, the Angels granted him MLB free agency. He signed with the Reds for the 2014 NL season, but the team released him in June. In 2014, he was a reserve player for the Padres. He is currently playing in the  Rockies organization.


1988- Oakland Closer Dennis Eckersley sets an A's team record with his 37th save of the 1988 AL season in A's 5-4 win over the Yankees. Eckersley will save 45 games this season, 1 shy of Yankees closer Dave Righetti's MLB save record of 46 games.


1990- Former Yankees reliever Marshall “Sheriff” Bridges (1962-1963) passed away. (1931-1990) Marshall Bridges was a 1B/Pitcher with the Memphis Red Sox in the Negro Leagues. In 1953, the Giants signed Marshall as a MLB amateur free agent. After hitting just .233, but after going 14-1 on the mound for the 1955 Amarillo Gold Sox, he concentrated on making the MLB as a pitcher. In 1958, the Cardinals acquired him from the Giants: after winning 16 games, leading the Pacific Coast League in strikeouts for the 1958 Sacramento Solons. During the 1959 NL season, the Cardinals used Bridges primarily in relief. Then again by the Reds, who had acquired him in 1960. In fall of 1961, he was traded by the Reds to the Yankees for reserve Catcher Jesse Gonder. In 1962, the Yankees were looking for bullpen help. "Sheriff", as he was sometimes called, came to the rescue. The hard-throwing southpaw won 8 games, while saving 18 games in 52 appearances to help lead the Yankees to the AL pennant. He was not as effective in the 1962 World Series against the allowing the 1st grand slam HR ever hit by a NL player in a World Series by Giants 2B Chuck Hiller. Overall, he did appeared in 2 1962 World Series games for the Yankees against the Giants with no decision and a 4.91 ERA. In the off-season, Marshall Bridges was at the Pride of Fort Lauderdale Elks Lodge on February 13 1963, when he was shot with a small caliber weapon in the leg just below the knee. 21-year-old Carrie Lee Raysor claimed Bridges had repeatedly offered to drive her home and, after repeatedly not taking "no" for an answer, "took out [her] gun and shot him." He recovered from his gun shot wounds to pitch for another season with the Yankees. The Senators purchased him from the Yankees in November of 1963. His final Yankees career pitching totals were a 10-4 record with a 3.35 ERA, 19 saves in 75 games. He spent 2 seasons with the Senators, concluding his 7-year MLB pitching career with a 23-15 record, 25 saves with a 3.75 ERA. Bridges spent 3 more seasons in pro ball playing with the 1965-1967 AAA Hawaii Islanders (PCL); he decided to call it a career after this last run. Marshall had spent 15 years in pro baseball from 1953-1967. His minor league stat sheet shows that he appeared in 243 games, while posting a 74-57 record, while pitching 1,138 innings with a 3.94 ERA.


1990- White Sox Closer Bobby Thigpen sets a MLB record with his 47th save as Chicago defeats the Royals by the score of 4-2. The Chicago reliever breaks Yankees Dave Righetti's closer mark of 46 saves established in 1986.


1995- The Yankees drop a 10-9 decision to the A’s as shortstop Tony Fernandez hits for the cycle. Fernandez scores 3-runs and has 3 RBI’s for the Bronx Bombers. The last Yankee player to hit for the cycle was CF Bobby Murcer in 1972.


2001- At the Sky Dome in Toronto, the Yankees beat the Blue Jays by the score of 7-5 by scoring 2 runs off of reliever Billy Koch in the 9th inning. Mendoza picks up his 6th save while Mark Wohlers gets his 1st victory of the 2001 AL season. The Yankees hit 5 doubles during the game.


2008- Instant replay is used for the 1st time in a MLB game. Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez homers to left off of Tampa Bay closer Troy Percival in the 9th inning as part of an 8-4 Yankees victory. Umpire Brian Runge calls it a HR and has his call upheld upon review.


2009- Yankees Catcher Jorge Posada hits his 20th HR of the 2009 AL season, as he drives in 4 runs as Bombers defeat the Blue Jays by the score of 7-5. The Yankees now have 7 players with 20 or more HRs on the season, matching a record set by 3 other MLB teams. Derek Jeter currently has 17 HRs and may yet lead the Bronx Bombers to a new record. Jeter will finish the 2009 season with 18 HRs; the Yankees miss making a new record.


2012-The AL East race gets even tighter, as Tampa Bay beats the Yankees by the score of 4-3. Rays starter James Shields gets the win as light-hitting Chris Gimenez drives in a pair of runs. The game marks the return of Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, who starts at DH in the starting line-up for the Yankees after missing 6 weeks with a hand injury.


September 4th 


1906- The Yankees win their 5th doubleheader in a row-a record-as they tally a double shutout of the Red Sox by scores of 7-0 and 1-0. Their win streak will go through September 8th and will stretch to 15 victories, propelling Yankees to a 1-1/2 game lead in the AL.


1908- At Hilltop Park, Senators Ace Walter Johnson opens a series against the Yankees by beating veteran Bronx starter Jack Chesbro by the score of 3-0, allowing only 6-Yankee hits in the Senators win.


1916- At the Polo Grounds, the Yankees and the Red Sox split a doubleheader. Red Sox win the opener by the score of 7-1, behind lefty starter Babe Ruth, while the Yankees score in the 9th inning to win the nightcap to win the game by a score of 4-3.


1918- The Yankees split a pair with the Red Sox, losing 4-2 to Babe Ruth in the opener, and then beating starter Carl Mays by the score of 7-3. Boston starter Babe Ruth allows no Yankee hits until the 6th inning, and then just allows 5-Yankee hits overall in the game.


1920- At Fenway Park, 33,000 fans are on hand for a doubleheader and to see Babe Ruth’s return to the Yankees starting lineup. The Babe hits his 45th HR of the 1920 AL season in the opener to give the Yankees, a 5-3 win. In the 2nd game, Yankees starter Carl Mays pitches to a mixture of boos and cheers. Carl Mays takes a 5-3 lead into the 9th inning, and then he fails to back up home on a play at home plate. A loose ball allows Joe Bush to score the winning run and the Red Sox win the game by the score of 6-5.


1922- At the start of the day, both New York teams (Yankees and Giants) are on top, while both Boston teams (Red Sox and Braves) are on the bottom of the their league standings. But today, the Red Sox will take 2 and knock the AL leaders off their perch as they sweep the Yankees by scores of 4-3 and 6-5. Yankees slugger Babe Ruth hits his last regular season HR in the Polo Grounds. He gets it off of veteran hurler Herb Pennock, who also gave up Babe Ruth's 1st Yankee homer, also at the Polo Grounds.


1923- At Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Yankees starter Sam Jones no-hits the A’s by the score of 2-0 beating A’s starter Bob Hasty. Babe Ruth makes the only strikeout of the game, as he slips a point behind Tigers Harry Heilmann in the AL batting race. Not till the Cubs Ken Holtzman's no-hitter in 1969, will another pitcher record a no-hitter with no strikeouts.


1923-In a twilight charity game, Babe Ruth plays 1B for Philadelphia's Ascension Catholic Club. Ruth scores the only run in a 2-1 loss to the Lit Brothers.


1939- After Labor Day MLB games are finished, the Reds lead the Cardinals by 4 games in the NL. In the AL, the Yankees are 14 1⁄2 games ahead of the 2nd place Red Sox.


1941- The Yankees beat the Red Sox by the score of 6-3 to clinch the 1941 AL pennant, the earliest date in MLB history. The Yankees need only 136 games, giving them a 91-45 record.


1945- Long-time Yankees batting practice Pitcher Paul Schreiber, who last pitched in the MLB in 1923 and the minor leagues in 1931, relieves for the Yankees against the Tigers in a rout. Schreiber gives no hits in 3 ½ innings, but Detroit starter Dizzy Trout wins the game by a score of 10-0.


1946- Former Yankees Pitcher Ken Wright (1974) was born. (1946-2017)
The Yankees obtained hurler Ken Wright from the Royals along with OF Lou Piniella for Yankees veteran Pitcher Lindy McDaniel. Ken went 0-0 in 3 games for the 1974 Yankees, before being traded to the Phillies for P Mike Wallace.


1950- Former Yankees Pitcher Doyle Alexander (1976,1983) was born.
The Yankees in a major trade with the Orioles acquired starter Doyle Alexander on June 15,1976. The Yankees sent 4 Pitchers: Rudy May, Tippy Martinez, Dave Pagan, Scott McGregor and Catcher Rick Dempsey for Orioles Pitchers: Doyle Alexander, Grant Jackson, Ken Holtzman and reserve Catcher Elrod Hendricks. He went 10-5 for the Yankees in 1976. He appeared in 1 in game of the 1976 World Series, losing to the Reds. He left the Yankees for MLB free agency in the winter of 1976. The Yankees re-obtained him in 1983 from the Giants for P Andy Mc****figan and OF Ted Wilborn. The Yankees released him in May of 1983, after he went 0-2 for the team.


1955- Mickey Mantle's 1st-inning 3-run HR allows Yankees starter Bob Turley to coast to an 8-3 win over the Senators. This is Mantle's last HR of the 1955 AL season; he finishes the 1955 AL season with 37 HRs with 113 RBIs.


1960- After 30 straight scoreless inning, the Yankees finally score but the Orioles extend their win streak to 7 games by topping the Yankees again by the score of 6-2. With 2-outs in the 7th inning, Yankees 1B Bill “Moose” Skowron singles to break up Chuck Estrada's no-hitter, but veteran knuckleball hurler Hoyt Wilhelm in relief, preserves the 6-2 win for the Birds.


1961- Yankees CF Mickey Mantle misses the Labor Day doubleheader with a painful and swollen forearm, but the Bronx Bombers don't need him as they sweep a pair from the expansion Senators by scores of 5-3 and 3-2. The sweep moves the Yankees 6-games up on the slumping Tigers, who lose by the score of 6-3 to the Orioles and trail 4-1 in a game suspended. Mantle's replacement in the Yankees line-up Johnny Blanchard breaks a 3-3 tie in the opener with an 8th inning HR.


1964- The Yankees overcome 2-HRs by Ken Harrelson to beat the host Kansas City A's by the score of 9-7 in 10 innings. Mickey Mantle and Elston Howard hit back-to-back HRs in the 4th inning for the Bronx Bombers. With the Orioles losing today, they are now (81-54) and the White Sox (82-55) are virtually tied for 1st place, with the Yankees (77-56) in 2nd place, 3 games back.


1965- At Yankee Stadium, the Red Sox sweep 2 games from the Bombers, winning by scores of 1-0 and 7-2. Mickey Mantle's HR in the 2nd game, off of Red Sox starter Dennis Bennett is the only bright spot for the Yankees disappointing day.


1972- The Yankees split a doubleheader with the Orioles, losing 4-3 in the opener before winning 5-2 in the nightcap. The split leaves the Yankees (69-61) in 4th place, just one-half game out of 1st place. The Orioles (69-60) are tied with the Tigers for the AL East lead. Andy Etchebarren's 3-run HR in the 1st game, off of Yankees starter Fritz Peterson is the big blow, while the Yankees take the 2nd game behind the 3-hits, including a HR by Bobby Murcer.


1977- Yankees southpaw Don Gullet comes of DL, hurls his 1st AL shutout, a 4-0 victory of the Twins. Cliff Johnson’s 1st inning Grand Slam HR accounted for all of the Yankees scoring. The victory allowed the Yankees to have a 4 1/2 game lead over the Red Sox in the AL East.


1978- Behind Ron Guidry's 20th win of the 1978 AL season, the Yankees take the 1st game of a doubleheader against the Tigers by the score of 9-1. The Yankees score 8-runs in the 7th inning. The Tigers win the 2nd game by the score of 5-4 to keep the Yankees, 5 games behind the Red Sox in the AL East.


1991- Lou Gehrig's 1938 Yankees road uniform brings $220,000 at a memorabilia auction in San Francisco, becoming the most expensive non-card sports memorabilia item ever sold. A Honus Wagner baseball card goes for $125,500, while an autographed Lou Gehrig bat sells for $47,500.


1991- Removing an asterisk which really never existed, the Statistical Accuracy Committee decides to put Roger Maris '61 HR season ahead of Babe Ruth's 60 HR mark instead of listing it separately as it was from 1962 until 1991. Regarding the expunging of the asterisk, historian Bill Deane later points out, "It was an easy job: the asterisk never existed.  Roger Maris' record was, from 1962 until 1991, listed separately from Babe Ruth's and was never actually defined by 'some distinctive mark.” 


1992- Yankees OF Roberto Kelly ties a MLB record by reaching base on catcher's interference for the 7th time this season. The Pirates Dale Berra had set the MLB mark in 1983. Texas Catcher Ivan “Purge” Rodriguez is the latest victim of Kelly in during a Yankees 6-3 victory over the Rangers.


1993- Yankees starter Jim Abbott no-hits the Indians at Yankee Stadium by a score of 4-0. The Flint, Michigan native who was born without a right hand, becomes the 1st Yankee hurler in a decade to throw a no-hitter. The last no-hitter was by Yankees starter Dave Righetti on July 4, 1983.


1996- Former Yankees 1B Babe Dahlgren, the man who replaced Lou Gehrig at 1B to end the MLB consecutive games played streak in June of 1939, dies in Arcadia, California. (1912-1996)
The Red Sox originally signed 1B Babe Dahlgren as an MLB amateur free agent.  With Boston, he was blocked at 1B by the presence of veteran 1B slugger Jimmy Foxx. On February 17, 1937, the Yankees purchased Babe from Boston for cash. Now with Yankees, he was behind 1B Lou Gehrig. In the 1939 game that he replaced the Iron Horse in the starting line-up, Babe goes 2-for-4, including hitting a HR, in a 22-2 victory over the Tigers at Briggs Stadium.  In 1939, he only hit .235 for the Yankees. His best Yankees season was in 1940, when he hit .262 with 12 HRs and 73 RBIs. Overall as a Yankee player, Babe appeared in 327 games, while hitting .248 with 27 HRs and 63 RBIs.  He appeared in the 1939 World Series with the Yankees against the Reds, playing in 4 games while hitting .214 with 1 HR and 2 RBIs. His MLB playing career was shaken by an unfounded rumor that he was a marijuana smoker. This explains why the Yankees sold him to the Braves before the 1941 MLB season, without giving an explanation. Yankees Manager Joe McCarthy claimed that his fielding was lacking, which went against the observations of anyone who had watched him play. Babe was the 1st MLB player to pay for his own drug test, which proved that he was clean. He would play in the MLB for the Red Sox, Yankees, Braves, Cubs, Browns, Dodgers, Phillies and the Pirates (1938-1946). In 1964, he was MLB Coach for the Kansas City A’s. His sons Ray Dahlgren and Don Dahlgren both played in the minor leagues. His grandson, Matt Dahlgren wrote a biography of Babe Dahlgren, addressing the drug use rumors, entitled “Rumor in Town,” in 2007.


1996- Bronx starter Andy Pettitte wins his 20th game of the 1996 AL season, as the Yankees defeat the A’s by a score of 10-3. Yankee hitters Paul O'Neill and Tino Martinez hit solo HRs in the 4th inning. The Yankees last 20-game winner was Ron Guidry in 1985.


1998- The Yankees (100-38) win their 100th game of the 1998 AL season, defeating the White Sox by a score of 11-6. It is the earliest any AL team has ever reached the 100-win mark. The 1906 Chicago Cubs needed 132 games to reach the 100-win mark. Bernie Williams leads the Yankees with a pair of HRs and 4-RBIs. The Yankees 100th win beating the 1906 Chicago Cubs and 1954 Cleveland Indians mark by 5 days.


2000- Former Yankees Minor League player and Manager Pinky May passed away. (1911-2000)
Pinky May played for 5 MLB seasons, all of them with the Phillies. He is one of the few players who played at least 5 seasons, having played at least 100 games and 400 at-bats in each season. May signed with the Yankees in 1932 out of Indiana University. He never appeared with the Yankees at the MLB level. In October of 1938, INF Pinky May was selected by the Phillies from the Yankees organization in the MLB Rule 5 player draft. He broke into the MLB in 1939, playing in 135 games and leading the NL in sacrifice hits. He made the NL All-Star team in 1940. He was in the Navy during World War II. After his MLB playing career was over, Pinky May was long time minor league manager for the Indians and the Reds organizations (1947-1972). In 1963, he managed the Class A Fort Lauderdale Yankees (FSL). In 1970, his son, catcher Milt May made it to the MLB with the Pirates.


2001- The Blue Jays roll over the sleep walking Yankees by the score of 14-0. Yankees veteran starter Andy Pettitte lasts just 3 innings in losing to Blue Jays starter Chris Carpenter, who goes the distance allowing only 6-Yankee hits, while striking out 11 Yankee batters.


2009- Blue Jays Ace Roy Halladay pitches a 1-hitter to beat the Yankees by the score of 6-0. Toronto ends the Bomber’s winning streak at 6 games.


September 5th


1872- Former Yankees Pitcher Al Orth (1904-1909) was born. (1872-1948)
On July 20,1904, veteran MLB starter Al Orth was traded to the Yankees by the Senators for 2 Pitchers; Tom Hughes and Barney Wolfe. Al would finish the 1904 AL season with the Yankees posting an 11-6 record in 20 games. His best Yankees season was in 1906, posting a 27-17 mark, leading the AL pitchers in wins. In 1905, he went 18-16 for the Yankees. Orth went 72-73 in 163 games with the Yankees. Overall his MLB pitching record was 202-184 in 440 games with the Phillies, Senators and the Yankees (1895-1909).


1908- Senators starter Walter Johnson tops the Yankees by the score of 6-0, as they manage just only 4 hits off of the Nat’s ace.


1911- Former Yankees 1B John “Buddy” Hassett  (1942) was born. (1911-1997)
The Yankees originally signed John “Buddy” Hassett, but he was traded to the Dodgers in 1936 for OF Buzz Boyle. He has re-obtained by the Yankees from the Braves in 1941 in the Tommy Holmes trade. Buddy was the regular Yankees 1B for the 1942 AL season, playing in 132 games with a .284 BA, 5 HRs with 48 RBI’s. His last MLB appearances were in the 1942 World Series with the Yankees against the Cardinals, where he went 3-for-9. His last hit was in the 9th inning of Game 2 off of Cardinals starter Johnny Beazley. He went into the military service in 1942. He was released by in the Yankees in May of 1946. Overall as a MLB player, Buddy appeared in 929 games, while hitting .292 with 12 HRs and 343 RBIs. After his playing days, he managed in the minors from 1947 to 1950 for the Norfolk Tars, Binghamton Triplets, Newark Bears, and Colorado Springs Sky Sox in the Yankees minor league system.


1920- Former Yankees Minor League P Gene Bearden was born. (1920-2004)
During June of 1942, P Gene Bearden was sent from Savannah (SAL) to the Yankees in an unknown transaction. He never pitched for the Yankees at the MLB level. On December 6,1946, Gene was traded by the Yankees along with P Al Gettel and OF Hal Peck to the Indians for Catcher Sherman Lollar and reserve INF Ray Mack.


1921- In the Labor Day afternoon game at Fenway Park, won by the Red Sox by the score of 8-2, the Yankees outfield makes an AL-record 5 assists: 4 by Bob Meusel, with one of the strongest arms in the MLB, will lead the AL outfielders in assists in 1921 and 1922. 


1926- At Baltimore, the minor league team, the Orioles (International League) embarrassed the Yankees by the score of 18-9 in an exhibition game. Yankees slugger Babe Ruth is 0-for-5 and tangles with teammate INF Mark Koenig in the Yankees dugout after the 8th inning. Ruth yells at Koenig of loafing on several plays.


1927- The Red Sox edge the Yankees by the score of 12-11, in an 18-inning battle during the 1st game of a doubleheader at Fenway Park, Red Ruffing, a future Yankee, pitched 15 innings for Red Sox, he got a no decision, but he made a permanent impression on Yankees front office. The Yankees won the 2nd game with a 5-0 shutout.


1930- Former Yankees Minor League INF Wayne Belardi was born. (1930-1993)
On February 19,1957, INF Wayne Belardi was traded by the Kansas City A’s with players to be named later, INF Jack McMahan, Pitchers Art Ditmar and Bobby Shantz to the Yankees for a player to be named later; P Rip Coleman, INF Milt Graff, INF Billy Hunter, Pitchers Mickey McDermott, Tom Morgan and OF Irv Noren. The Yankees would send P Jack Urban on April 5, 1957 to the  A’s to complete the trade. The A’s sent INF Curt Roberts on April 4, 1957. Bonus Baby Rookie INF Clete Boyer was sent on June 4, 1957 to the Yankees to complete the trade. Wayne spent the 1957 baseball season with the Yankees AA New Orleans Pelicans’ farm team, before retiring from baseball.


1936-On a day the Yankees would just as soon forget, the Yankees drop a 3-2 decision to the Red Sox in the 1st game of a doubleheader. Then they throw away the 2nd game by allowing the Red Sox to come-behind and tie the score in time for darkness to end it at 7-7 tie. Adding to their 2nd game woes were 2 errors apiece for rookie CF Joe DiMaggio and Catcher Bill Dickey and a triple plays against the Yankees.


1950- Purdue University Athletic Director Red Mackey criticizes the Yankees for signing his 19-year-old baseball star Pitcher/Shortstop Bill Skowron, who was also expected to be the starting right halfback on the Boilermakers' 1950 Big 10 football squad.


1950-The Yankees acquired veteran 1B Johnny Hopp, who is 2nd in the NL in hitting with a .340 BA from the Pirates for an undisclosed amount of cash. The Yankees believe that Johnny Hopp will provide late season pennant insurance. Johnny will hit .333 in 19 games for the month of September of 1950.


1952-The Yankees resigned veteran OF/PH Charlie ”King Kong” Keller (1939-1949), after his player release by the Tigers.  He will retire as an active player after the 1952 World Series.


1952- Yankees Manager Casey Stengel makes his famous “bus ride speech” to his “loafing Yankees.” The team had just dropped 2 out of 3 games to the hapless Philadelphia A’s (normally easy prey), while their AL rivals the Indians were on a hot streak, and the result was the possibility that the 1st place Indians might break the 1952 AL pennant race open. Fortunately, the Old Professor’s speech had the right effect on the Yankee players, who went on to win 15 of their next 18 games.


1955- Former Yankees hurler  (1977) and Minor League Pitching Coach Gil Patterson was born.
Gil Patterson was a 1st round 7th pick by the Yankees in the 1975 MLB amateur player draft. He appeared in 10 games for the 1977 Yankees, going 1-2 with a 5.45 ERA. His MLB pitching career was ended by arm injuries, Gil had 8 arm operations. He began his career in fine form in the 1975 New York-Penn League, going 8-4 with a 1.95 ERA for the Oneonta Yankees. He was 3rd in the league in wins, 4th in ERA and his 97 strikeouts (in 106 innings) led the NY-P. In '76, Gil moved up to the West Haven Yankees. In AA, he was 9-2 with a 2.07 ERA and allowed only 67 hits in 100 innings, throwing the Eastern League's only no-hitter of the season on June 28th against the Williamsport Tomahawks. Had he qualified, he would have been 4th in the league in ERA. Gil was promoted to the AAA Syracuse Chiefs; Patterson was 7-2 with a 2.92 ERA and completed 6 of 10 starts. He was 2-1 with a 4.82 ERA for the Chiefs in 1977 mixed in with his season in the MLB. He tried to come back in the low minors in the early 1980's, even trying to learn to pitch left-handed. The comeback started on a strong note, as he was 5-2 with a 1.58 ERA for the 1980 GCL Yankees, finishing 4th in the Gulf Coast League in ERA. He was 1-4 with a 3.20 ERA for the 1981 Fort Lauderdale Yankees and then
1-1 with a 1.33 ERA for the 1982 Fresno Giants to complete his comeback bid. He was 33-16 in his minor league pitching career. He took a job parking cars at a restaurant that George Steinbrenner went to. Steinbrenner offered him a job as a minor league coach in the Yankees minor league system. He began coaching in 1984 with the Oneonta Yankees, but he was fired after the season for refusing to let Al Leiter pitch with a sore arm. He moved in 1991 to the Oakland A’s organization. He was the pitching coach for the 1992-1993 Madison Muskies and the 1994 West Michigan Whitecaps. In 1996, he was the roving minor league instructor. He joined the Diamondbacks organization as minor league pitching coordinator from 1997 to 2000. In 2001, he got a job with the Blue Jays as the bullpen coach (2001) and then as MLB pitching coach (2002-2004). In 2005, he was a pitching coach for the Columbus Clippers (AAA) and in 2006 with the GCL Yankees. In 2010-2011, he was the minor league pitching coordinator for the Oakland A's. In 2012, he rejoined the Yankees organization to become their minor league pitching coordinator holding the position until November of 2015, when he left to rejoin the Oakland A’s organization to become their minor league pitching coordinator.


"He's one of the best pitching coaches anywhere, because he knows how hard pitching is, and he knows what a pitcher goes through to get to the big leagues." - Al Leiter, speaking about Gil Patterson.


1960- Former Yankees Minor League P Tim Birtsas was born.
The Yankees signed hurler Tim Birtas in 1984 as 2nd round MLB amateur player draft pick. He never appeared in a game for the Yankees. He was traded to Oakland in 1984 as part of the Yankees player package for A’s All Star OF Rickey Henderson.


1961- The Yankees top the expansion Senators by the score of 6-1, sending the Nats to their 20th defeat in their last 21 games. Yankees slugger Mickey Mantle hits his 51st HR of the 1961 AL season. The Yankees victory, coupled with a Tigers doubleheader loss, puts the Yankees ahead by 7 1/2 games in AL


1964- The Yankees acquired veteran reliever Pedro Ramos from the Indians as pennant insurance. The Indians get 2 players to be named later: P Ralph Terry on October 12th, and P Bud Daley on November 27th. Pedro Ramos will help the Yankees win the 1964 AL Flag, but he will be unable to appear in the 1964 World Series with the Yankees against the Cardinals. Indians GM Gabe Paul had delayed the trade until after the August 31st trade deadline for post-season play. Letting go veteran started Ralph Terry will be a mistake; he will win 18 games for the Indians in 1965.  Bud Daley was washed up; he had never fully recovered from his pitching arm injuries.


1964- Kansas City A’s hurler “Blue Moon” Odom makes his MLB pitching debut, as Mickey Mantle greets him with a 3-run opposite field HR in the 1st inning. The Yankees hang on to win, again beating the A’s by a 9-7 score.


1971- The Tigers tie a MLB record by using 6 pinch hitters in the 7th inning, but they still lose the game by the score of 6-5 to the Yankees anyway.


1973- Former Yankees Reserve INF John Fournier (1918) passed away. (1889-1973)
John Fournier appeared in 27 games as reserve INF for the 1918 Yankees, he hit .350 with no HRs and 7 RBIs.


1975- Former Yankees Pitcher Randy Choate (2000-2003) was born.
Randy Choate was a 5th round draft pick by the Yankees in 1991 MLB amateur player draft. Randy went 3-2 with 4.43 ERA in 82 games for the Yankees, before being traded in the winter of 2003 to the Expos as part of the Javier Vasquez deal. He pitched in the MLB from 2000-2016, finishing with a 16-14 record with 3.90 ERA with 7 saves in 672 games.


1977- The Indians break an 18-game losing streak by sweeping a doubleheader from the Yankees by the scores of 4-3 and 5-4. The Indians stage their 1st “Hate The Yankees Hanky Night”, which increases the team’s game attendance to 28,184 fans, triple of the normal Indian home game attendance.


1978- The Yankees win 4-2 over the Tigers, bringing the team within 4 games of 1st place Red Sox in the AL East Division title race.


1983- Former Yankees Reserve OF Chris Young  (2014-2015) was born.
On August 28, 2014, OF Chris Young was signed by the Yankees to a minor league contract. He had started the 2014 MLB season with the Mets before being placed on waivers and released by the team. The Yankees assigned him to AAA Scranton. He came up to the Yankees on Sept 1st. He got to play the hero on September 11th, when the Rays' Alex Cobb was cruising along in the 8th inning with a 4-0 lead at New Yankee Stadium, not having allowed a hit yet. Young broke that bid with a 1-out double; he came to score when PH Martin Prado followed with a HR. But he wasn't done; in the 9th inning, he hit a walk-off 3-run HR against Rays reliever Jake McGee to give the Yankees an improbable 5-4 win. He pulled off more heroics on September 13th, when he doubled and stole home in a double steal with Antoan Richardson to score a key run in a 3-2 win over the Orioles. He ended with a .282 average in 23 games for the Yankees. A MLB free agent in the winter, Chris re-signed with the Yankees for 1 year on November 9th. Young played 140 games for the 2015 Yankees, taking advantage of various injuries to OF starters Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran to get a lot more playing time than the Yankees had initially planned for him. He did well, hitting .252 with 20 doubles and 14 HRs in 318 at-bats, good for a slugging percentage of .453, with 53 runs and 42 RBIs. He started games at all 3 OF positions, with more starts in LF, but more games in RF, where he often replaced Beltran late in games. He was selected to start the Wild Card Game against the Astros on October 6th in CF, taking the place of Ellsbury against Astros lefthander Dallas Keuchel. He went 0 for 2 with a walk as the Yankees were shut out. Overall as a Yankees player, Chris played in 163 games while hitting .257 with 17 HRs and 52 RBIs. He became a MLB free agent again after the 2015 season, he signed with the Red Sox on November 30th.


1989- Deion Sanders, the 5th player selected overall in the 1989 NFL Player Draft, hits a HR as the Yankees rout the Mariners at the Kingdome by the score of 12-2. Five days later in his NFL player debut with the Falcons, the Yankees rookie returns a punt 68 yards for a TD.


1999- Yankees starter Ed Yarnell goes 6 innings against the Angels to pick up his only Yankees pitching career victory, winning the game by the score of 8-3.  Derek Jeter and DH Darryl Strawberry lead the Yankees hitting attack with solo HRs.


2000- At Kansas City, Yankees beat the Royals by the score of 10-5 behind Doc Gooden’s 5-inning relief job for Bronx starter David Cone. The Yankees hitting attack is led by HR’s from Clay Bellinger, David Justice and Scott Brosuis. The Royals starter Jeff Suppan takes the loss.


2001- At the Sky Dome in Toronto, Yankees ace starter Roger Clemens picks up his 19th victory of the 2001 AL season defeating the Blue Jays by the score of 4-3. Yankees closer Mo Rivera picks up his 44th save of the 2001 MLB season. Yankees OF David Justice hits a 2-run HR to pace the Yankees hitting attack.


2002- At Yankee Stadium, starter David Wells picks up his 16th victory of the 2002 AL season, pitching a complete game defeating the Tigers by the score of 8-2. Yankees 1B Jason Giambi goes 3 for 4 with a HR, 2 RBI’s to lead the Bronx Bombers hitting attack.


2004- The Yankees defeats the Devil Rays by the score of 7-4 behind starter Orlando “El   Duque” Hernandez, who gives up 2 hits, 2 runs with 5 strikeouts in 7 innings. Yankees reliever Paul Quantrill finishes up the game, picking up his 1st save of the 2004 AL season.


2008- Mariners rookie starter Brandon Morrow does not allow a hit until 2 outs in the 8th inning in his MLB pitching debut. Yankees hitter Wilson Betemit spoils the no-hit bid as Morrow tops the Bombers by the score of 3-1.


2010- The Blue Jays end the Yankees 8-game winning streak with a 7-3 victory at New Yankee Stadium. Vernon Wells and Aaron Hill hit 2-run HRs to give the Blue Jays an early lead while Jays hurler Brett Cecil out-pitches Yankees starter Phil Hughes for the win.


2013- The Red Sox win a wild 9-8 game over the Yankees at Fenway Park. Trailing 7-2 in the 7th inning, the Yankees take the lead with a 6-run inning, but Boston ties the game in the top of the 9th inning when Mike Napoli starts a rally with 2 out and nobody on against Closer Mariano Rivera. Quintin is inserted as a pinch-runner and promptly steals 2nd and then he moves to 3rd on Catcher Austin Romine's wild throw, before Stephen Drew's single drives him in to tie the game. In the bottom of the 9th inning, Yankees base-runner Alfonso Soriano is thrown out in an ill-fated steal attempt. Jacoby Ellsbury then singles and steals 2nd in the 10th inning before Shane Victorino drives him in for the deciding run. Craig Breslow is the winner over Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain.


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September 6th


1894- Former Yankees Reserve OF Joseph “Shags” Horan (1924) was born. (1894-1969)
Joe Horan hit .290 with no HRs and 7 RBIs in 22 games for the 1924 Yankees.


1912- Former Yankees Minor League OF/1B Vince DiMaggio was born(1912-1986)
Vince DiMaggio was the older brother of MLB stars Joe and Dominic DiMaggio. Vince originally came up with the Braves in 1937. He had played in the minors with the San Francisco Seals (PCL). He was traded to the Yankees, Joe's team in February of 1939, but he never played in a MLB game for the team. Most of his 1939 baseball season was spent in the minors, where he showed substantial power for the AA Kansas City Blues (American Association). He cranked out 46 HRs, the 2nd-highest total to that point by a right-handed hitter in the American Association, leading the AA by 13 over Phil Weintraub. As the top power threat on the most successful AA team ever (judging by total wins), Vince also led the league with 136 RBIs, 2 more than Ab Wright. He was traded to the  Reds by the Yankees in August of 1939, he played 8 games for the Reds, hitting just  .071. Later he would play for the Pirates, Phillies and the Giants before finishing his MLB playing career in 1946.


1915- Red Sox starter Babe Ruth holds the Yankees hitless till the 8th inning‚ before weakening and giving up 3 hits. Veteran hurler Dutch Leonard relieves Ruth and the Red Sox win the game by the score of 5-2‚ sweeping the doubleheader. Babe Ruth is 2 for 3 at the plate.


1920- At the Polo Grounds‚ the 3rd-place Yankees win an AM-PM doubleheader from the Philadelphia A’s. Hank Thormahlen wins the morning game by the score of 4-1 beating Dave Keefe‚ who K's Yankees slugger Babe Ruth 3 times. In the afternoon game‚ Bob Shawkey tosses a 3-hitter to shut out the A's by the score of 5-0.


1921- Former Yankees 1B Jack “Stretch” Phillips (1947-1949) was born.
In 1943, 1B Jack Phillips was signed by the Yankees, spending that summer with the Norfolk Tars (Piedmont League). He missed nearly all of 1944-1945 MLB seasons due to military service. After World War II, he returned to baseball spending the next several seasons with the AA Newark Bears (International League). He reached the MLB with the 1947 Yankees. He won a World Series ring in his rookie campaign. Jack appeared in the 1947 World Series against the Dodgers, he had 2 at bats with no hits. He played in 63 games at 1B for the Yankees, before being sold to the Pirates in August of 1949. He was hitting .302 at the time of the trade. Following his playing days, Phillips managed for several seasons in the minor leagues. Then in 1965, Jack became the Head Baseball coach for 24 years at his alma mater, Clarkson University, retiring after the 1988 spring season. On May 3, 2008, Clarkson honored Phillips by re-naming its baseball facility "Jack Phillips Stadium at Snell Field."


1924Former Yankees Minor League OF Jim Fridley was born. (1924-2003)
On December 1,1954, Jim Fridley was sent by the Orioles to the Yankees to complete an earlier deal made on November 17,1954. The  Orioles sent players to be named later, Pitchers Don Larsen and Bob Turley, INF Billy Hunter to the Yankees for players to be named later; Pitchers Harry Byrd, Jim McDonald, INF Willy Miranda, Catchers Hal Smith, Gus Triandos and OF Gene Woodling. Jim never played for the Yankees at the MLB level; he would play for the Yankees AAA team, the Denver Bears (American Association). On May 30,1957, Jim was purchased by the Dodgers from the Yankees.


1927- At Fenway Park‚ the Yankees and Red Sox split a pair‚ with the Bombers rolling to a 14-2 win in the opener behind slugger Babe Ruth. Lou Gehrig takes the HR lead with a 5th-inning HR off of Sox hurler Tony Welzer. But the Babe responds with 2 HRs‚ in the 6th and 7th innings‚ the former a drive over the centerfield fence that is called "the longest ever hit at Fenway". Both shots also come against Welzer. Ruth hits his 3rd HR of the day‚ #47 of the 1927 AL season in the nightcap‚ off of hurler Jack Russell‚ but the Boston terrier nips the Yankees by the score of 5-2. There will be 34 HRs hit at Fenway Park this season‚ but only 5 by the Red Sox players. Babe Ruth will hit 8 HRs‚ while his Yankees teammate Lou Gehrig will hit 6 HRs‚ are the only Yankees HRs hit there.  


1936- At Fenway Park, the Yankees drop a doubleheader to the Red Sox by the scores of 14-5 and 4-2. In the opener, Red Sox starter Wes Ferrell coasts to a win, allowing 14 Yankee hits and occasionally lobbing the ball to the plate. Red Sox slugger Jimmie Foxx's 37th HR of the 1936 AL season starts the Boston scoring. In Game 2, Yankees 2B Tony Lazzeri's HR, deprives Red Sox starter Lefty Grove of a shutout.


1946- Former Yankees Reserve Catcher and Yankees Broadcaster Fran Healy (1976-1978) was born.
Catcher Fran Healy was obtained from the Royals for P Larry Gura. He was one of the back-up catchers for Thurman Munson during the 1976-1978 AL seasons.  He appeared in 74 games, while hitting .250 with no HRs and 16 RBIs, before being released by the Yankees in May of 1978.  Also Fran became a close friend to Yankees slugger Reggie Jackson. Fran would later, became a broadcaster for the Yankees after retiring as MLB active player.


1954- The Yankees used a record 10 pinch hitters during a doubleheader against the Red Sox. The Yankees came from behind to capture the opener by the score of 6-5, thanks to a pinch hit HR by Joe Collins, but they dropped the 2nd game by the score of 7-6, after blowing a 6-0 lead.


1954- Former Yankees Minor League Manager Gary Tuck (1996) was born.
Gary Tuck played 3 seasons as a catcher in the Expos organization. After his active playing days ended, he was an Assistant Baseball Coach at Arizona State University.  He was a minor league manager and coach for the Astros. With the Yankees organization, Gary Tuck managed the 1996 Oneonta Yankees (New York-Penn League). Gary has been a MLB bench coach for the 2006 Marlins. In 2007, he became the Red Sox MLB bullpen coach.


1961- Yankees slugger Roger Maris hits his HR #54 off of Senators starter Tom Cheney as the Yankees win the game by a score of 8-0. Yankees starter Whitey Ford hurls a 5-hit shutout, while striking out 7 Nats batters, while picking up his 23rd victory of the 1961 AL season. Yankees hitter Johnny Blanchard hits 2 HRs, while Bill Skowron and reserve 1B Bob Hale each hit HRs.


1963-In a lefty pitchers duel at Yankee Stadium, Bronx starter Whitey Ford beats the Tigers Hank Aguirre by a score of 2-1. Ford picks up his 21st victory in a complete game, giving up only 6 Tiger hits, 1 run, while striking out 4 Tiger batters. Reserve INF Harry Bright hits a HR in the 5th inning for the Yankees. The Yankees score a run in the 9th inning to win the game.


1964- At Muncipal Stadium in Kansas City, the Yankees edge the A’s by a score of 3-2. Yankees starter Roland Sheldon picks up his 4th win of the 1964 AL season. Newly acquired veteran reliever Pedro Ramos makes his 1st relief appearance for the 1964 Yankees. He picks up his 1st save for his new team. Yankees Shortstop Tony Kubek hits a HR for the Bronx Bombers.


1971- The Red Sox use 2 entirely different 9-man lineups in a doubleheader with the Yankees, but neither Red Sox line-up succeeds. The Yankees prevail, winning the doubleheader by the scores of 5-3 and 3-0. 


1973- The Yankees sell the 2 older Alou brothers to 2 different NL teams on the same day. Felipe was sold to the Expos, while Matty was sent to the Cardinals. Felipe Alou hit .289 in 131 games in 1971, .278 in 120 games in 1972, but he faded in 1973, hitting .236.  Overall he hit .271 with 18 HRs and 133 RBIs in 344 games for the team. Matty was a major disappointment for the Yankees, while hitting .296 in 123 games, but he only had 5 HRs with only 28 RBI’s.


1975- At Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium‚ the Orioles top the Yankees by the score of 7-6 in 13 innings though neither Yankees Manager Billy Martin or Yankees catcher Thurman Munson are around at the end. Both are tossed out of the game in the 9th inning dispute with umpires.


1977- The Yankees rebound from a doubleheader loss the night before when they clobber the Indians by the score of 8-3. The Yankees big hit of the game is Reggie Jackson’s 3-run HR. The victory keeps the Yankees 2 1/2 games ahead of the Red Sox in the AL East.


1978- The Yankees defeat the Tigers by the score of 8-2 with starter Ed Figueroa picking up his 15th victory of the 1978 AL season. Mickey Rivers leads the Yankees hitting attack by going 3 for 4, while driving in 3 runs. After the game, the Yankees head up to Boston for an important AL East 4 game division series with their rivals at Fenway Park.


1980- The Yankees defeat the Angels by the score of 7-4 behind the starting pitching of Tommy Underwood with relief help from Ron Guidry and Goose Gossage. Underwood picks up his 12th victory, while Rich Gossage records his 23rd save of the 1980 AL season. The Yankees hitting attack is led by HRs by Oscar Gamble and Bobby Brown.


1981- Despite having won the 1st-half AL pennant, Yankees Manager Gene Michael is replaced by Bob Lemon, who had managed the club in 1978-1979. The Yankees are under .500 in the second half of the 1981 AL season.


1991- Current Yankees OF/1B Tyler Austin  (2016-2017) was born.
Tyler Austin was selected by the Yankees in the 13th round of the 2010 MLB amateur player draft. He went 0 for 2 with 2 times hit-by-pitch that summer for the GCL Yankees before a left hand fracture ended his season. In 2011, he played for the GCL Yankees (.390, 22 RBI in 20 G) and Staten Island Yankees (.323 in 27 games). Overall, he had 29 runs and 36 RBIs in 47 games while stealing 18 bases in 18 tries. He fielded .983 at 1st base and .906 at 3rd base. Baseball America ranked him as the 8th-best prospect in the New York-Penn League. Tyler moved to right field with the 2012 Charleston RiverDogs, but he remained red-hot at the plate. He hit .320 with 69 runs and 14 HRs in his 1st 70 games, with 17 steals in 19 tries. He then was chosen for the US team in the 2012 Futures Game but he did not play in their 17-5 romp over the World squad. He was then promoted to the Tampa Yankees (FSL). In  2013, he started the season with Tampa (FSL); he was moved to AA Trenton Thunder (Eastern League). In his MLB player debut for the Yankees on August 13, 2016, he played 1st base and batted 6th in the Yankees line-up against the Rays, one day after former superstar Alex Rodriguez played his farewell game for the Bronx Bombers. In his 1st MLB career at-bat, coming in the 2nd inning facing Matt Andriese, he homered to RF to open the score. Fellow rookie Aaron Judge, also making his MLB player debut, following him by also going deep in his 1st at-bat, something unprecedented in MLB history. Tyler went 2 for 4 in his MLB player debut and the Yankees were 8-4 winners. On September 8th, he hit a walk-off HR off of Tampa reliever Erasmo Ramirez with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th inning to give New York a 5-4 win. It was the 5h straight victory by the Yankees, who had been playing very well since starting their youth movement and were now in the thick of the chase for a wild card slot. In 31 games for the 2016 Yankees, he hit .241 with 5 HRs and 12 RBIs. Heading into 2017, with Mark Teixeira having retired, he was expected to compete for the Yankees' 1B job with Greg Bird, coming back from a 1-year layoff due to injury. However, things hit a snag when spring training started as he was diagnosed with a small fracture in his left foot, putting him on the shelf for 6 weeks. He was called up for 4 games in June, going 2 for 13 with a HR before returning to the minors. His injuries prevented him from seizing an opportunity to establish himself in the MLB, given that Bird was injured as well and potential replacements such as Chris Carter and Ji-Man Choi failed to take over the spot. The Yankees went out and acquired a very similar player in Garrett Cooper, another minor league veteran with power, and he had some success in early August, but he was injured as well. Austin thus came back on August 17th and did not waste his chance, going 2 for 4 in his 1st game, and then on August 19th, connecting for a 3-run HR against Red Sox starter Chris Sale in his 1st at-bat of the game, before slugging a ball to the deepest part of Fenway Park his next time up, only to see CF Jackie Bradley deprive him of extra bases with a leaping catch against the wall. He added a double in the 9th as the Yankees won the game, by the score of 4-3. 


1991- Yankees Current  Minor League Reliever Nick Rumbelow (2015-2016) was born.
Reliever Nick Rumbelow made his MLB pitching debut during a particularly tough stretch for the Yankees' bullpen, as he was the 4th pitcher to make his debut out of the bullpen in 3 days. He came into a game against the Phillies in the 9th inning on June 23, 2015, after the usually unhittable Dellin Betances had allowed the Phillies 2 runs to take the lead; with 2 men on, he walked the 1st batter he faced, Domonic Brown, then allowed a bases-clearing triple to Andres Blanco to put the score completely out of reach at 11-6. On June 21st, Danny Burawa and Jose De Paula had made their MLB pitching debuts in a 12-4 loss to the Tigers, and on the 22nd, it was Diego Moreno who had received his baptism of fire in an 11-8 loss to the Phillies. Nick earned his 1st MLB career win on August 18th, when he relieved CC Sabathia to record the final out of the 7th inning with the Yankees trailing the Twins by the score of 4-1. He was the beneficiary of Alex Rodriguez's 25th MLB career grand slam HR off of J.R. Graham in the bottom of the 7th inning, getting credit for the eventual 8-4 win. He finished the 2015 MLB season with a 1-1 record with 4.02 ERA in 17 games. After having TJ surgery last year, he is currently pitching in the Yankees minor system. 


1993-Texas 1B Rafael Palmeiro has his 2nd game of the 1993 MLB season with 4 extra-base hits as he paces the Rangers to an 8-5 victory over the Yankees. Palmeiro has 2 HRs and 2 doubles; the 2 such games this season ties an MLB record.


1994- Current Yankees OF Clint Frazier (2017) was born.
Clint Frazier was selected by the Indians in the 1st round of the 2013 MLB amateur player draft with the 5th overall pick. He soon agreed to terms with the Tribe for a $3.5 million bonus and made his pro debut with the AZL Indians on June 25th, going 2-for-5 with a triple and a HR against the AZL Brewers. He hit .297in 44 games that season. In 2014, Frazier was assigned to the Lake County Captains (Midwest League) where he hit .266 in 120 games. He showed good power potential with 18 doubles, 6 triples and 13 HRs and also scored 70 runs. In 2015, he played 133 games for the Lynchburg Hillcats (Carolina League), hitting .285 with 36 doubles and 16 HRs, 88 runs scored and 72 RBIs. He was basically doing everything that could be expected of a 1st-rounder by that point, and prospect watchers took note, with Baseball America putting him at #44 on its top 100 prospect list heading into 2016, and mlb.com being even more upbeat by placing him 27th. The Indians were flush with outfield prospects however, with Tyler Naquin breaking into the everyday line-up that season and Bradley Zimmer poised to make his MLB player debut. For his part, Clint was assigned to the AA Akron Rubber Ducks, hitting .276 in 89 games with 13 HRs and 48 RBIs. On July 26th, he was promoted to the AAA Columbus Clippers (IL), but after 5 games, he was the key player in a major trade with the Yankees on July 31st. The Indians acquired MLB closer Andrew Miller in return for 4 minor league players, Frazier and Pitchers J.P. Feyereisen, Ben Heller and Justus Sheffield. After having started the 2017 season in AAA with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (International League), Clint Frazier made his MLB player debut with the Yankees on July 1, 2017.  He was called up after fellow OF Dustin Fowler had suffered a season-ending injury in his 1st MLB game with the Yankees 2 days earlier. It was an excellent game as, starting in right field and batting 9th in the Yankees batting line-up; he went 2 for 4 with a double and a HR off of Francis Martes and Tony Sipp respectively. He scored twice and drove in a run, but the Yankees lost the game by a score of 7-6 to the Astros. On July 8th, he hit the 1st walk-off HR of his MLB player career, a 3-run shot off of Brewers closer Corey Knebel to give the Yankees, a comeback 5-3 win.


1996- At Yankee Stadium, the Yankees edge the Blue Jays by the score of 4-3 on Cecil Fielder’s 8th inning HR off of Toronto reliever Risley. Jimmy Key starts the game for the Yankees, going 6 innings, giving up only 1 Toronto run. Yankees reliever Mo Rivera goes 3 innings in relief, picking up the victory.


2002At Yankee Stadium, Yankees veteran starter David Wells picks up his 16th victory of the 2002 AL season, pitching a complete game defeating the Tigers by the score of 8-2. 1B Jason Giambi goes 3 for 4 with a HR, 2 RBI’s to lead the Yankees hitting attack.


2003- At Yankee Stadium, veteran Boston hurler Tim Wakefield allows 4 Yankees hits in 7 innings as the Red Sox wallop Bronx starter Roger Clemens to move 1 1/2 games behind the Yankees in the AL East. Boston shortstop Nomar Garciaparra hits a 2-run HR to ignite a 6-run 4th inning. Luis Sojo‚ who appeared in the Yankees' old-timers game earlier in the year‚ pinch hits for Jason Giambi in the 9th inning and fouls out.


2004- The Yankees defeat Tampa Bay by the score of 7-4 behind starter Orlando “El   Duque” Hernandez, who gives up 2 hits, 2 runs with 5 strikeouts in 7 innings. Veteran reliever Paul Quantrill finishes up the game for the Yankees, picking up his 1st save of the 2004 AL season.


2012- The Orioles use the long ball to defeat the Yankees, belting out 6 HRs in a 10-6 win, including 3 HRs in the 8th inning. Adam Jones leads off the frame with a solo blast off of Yankees reliever David Robertson to break a 6-6 tie. Then Mark Reynolds then hits a 2-run HR, next Chris Davis follows with a solo HR to seal the outcome of the game. The 2 teams are again tied for the lead in the AL East.


2013- The Red Sox score 9 runs starting in the 7th inning, coming back from an 8-3 deficit to defeat the Yankees by the score of 12-8. Mike Napoli's Grand Slam HR is the key blow of the 7th inning, tying the score against Bronx reliever Boone Logan, then Shane Victorino hits a 2-run HR shot in the 8th inning to put the Sox ahead to stay.


September 7th


1879-Former MLB Pitcher and Yankees MLB Coach (1925) Hook Wiltse was born. (1879-1959)
Hooks Wiltse pitched a dozen seasons in the MLB, mostly for the Giants under Manager John McGraw in the dead-ball era. He won 139 games and appeared the World Series in 2 different years. In 1925, he was a Yankees MLB Coach. After his MLB days, Wiltse continued as a minor league player-manager for another decade, with much of that time was spent with the Buffalo Bisons (International League). In 1952, he was elected to the International League Hall of Fame.


1889- Former Yankees OF William “Bill” Holden (1913-1914) was born. (1889-1971)
Bill Holden hit .211 with no HRs and 20 RBIs in 68 games for the 1913-1914 Yankees. On July 8, 1914, he was traded by the Yankees along with $5,000 cash to the Baltimore Orioles (International League) for veteran OF Birdie Cree. On September 15, 1914, Bill was signed as a free agent with the  Reds.


1908On Labor Day, Senators Manager Joe Cantillon starts “the Big Train” in place of 1 pitcher who is sick, and another hurler who has returned to Washington, D.C. to be with his sick zwife. Only 3 Senators' pitchers made the trip to New York City. Walter Johnson shuts out the Highlanders for the 3rd time in 4 days by the score of 4-0, topping veteran Bronx starter Jack Chesbro and allowing just 2- Yankees hits and no walks. In the 3 games, Walter allows 12 hits, walks 1 and strikes out 12 Yankee batters. Johnson will pitch 130 shutouts during his HOF MLB pitching career, 23 more than runner-up HOF P Grover Alexander. This is one of a record (that was later topped in 1972) 7 shutouts tossed today, out of 16 MLB games played.


1917- Former Yankees Minor League C Roy Partee was born. (1917-2000)
On December 13,1948Roy Partee was traded by the St. Louis  Browns along with P Fred Sanford to the Yankees for Catcher Sherm Lollar, Pitchers Red Embree and Richard Starr along with $100,000. Roy never appeared with the Yankees at MLB Level, he was sent to AA Newark Bears (International League).


1925- After apologizing to his Yankee teammates yesterday, Yankees slugger Babe Ruth makes his 1st appearance in a week, collecting 1 hit in a 5-1 loss to the Red Sox. 


1926- The Red Sox lose their 17th game in a row losing by the score of 4-2 to the Yankees.


1927After blasting 3 HRs in a doubleheader split with the Red Sox the day before, Babe Ruth hits 2 more HRs in a 12-10 win, giving him a record-tying 5 HRs in 3 games. He leads his Yankees teammate Lou Gehrig with 49 HRs to 45 HRs in the 1927 AL HR title race.


1928The stumbling Yankees drop a pair to the Senators losing by scores of 11-0 and 6-1. Nats starter Bump Hadley tosses the shutout and adds 3 singles at the bat. Fred Marberry wins the 2nd game over Waite Hoyt, for his 2nd win over the Yankees in 5 days. Yankees, which led the AL by 13 1/2 games on July 1st, are now tied with the Philadelphia A's.


1931- In the morning game of a doubleheader at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, the Yankees begin with 8 walks and score 8 times in the 1st inning on only 2 hits. Rommel, the 4th A’s hurler in the 1st inning, then retires Yankee batters Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Ben Chapman on strikes. The Yankees win the game by a score of 15-3. In the 2nd game, Ruth and Gehrig bang 6th-inning HRs off of former Yankees starter Waite Hoyt. Yankees slugger Babe Ruth adds another Hoyt HR blow in the 9th inning, his 40th HR of the 1931 AL season. The Yankees roll to a 9-4 victory over the 1st-place Philadelphia A's.


1932Yankees outfielder Babe Ruth is hospitalized with pains in his side. The Yankees slugger will be out of action for 5 days.


1934- Yankees 1B Lou Gehrig and the A’s OF Jimmie Foxx, heirs to Babe Ruth's AL HR championship role are in battle for the 1934 AL HR title. Lou Gehrig hits his 44th HR in Chicago, while Jimmy Foxx hits his 41st HR in Detroit.


1952- At Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C., Johnny “Big Cat” Mize pinch-hits a Grand Slam HR giving the Yankees, a 5-1 victory over the Senators. Johnny Mize has now HR in all 15 MLB ballparks presently in use (Sportsman Park in St. Louis is used by both the Cardinals and the Browns).


1955- Bronx starter Whitey Ford continues his mastery with his 2nd consecutive 1-hitter by beating the Kansas City A's by the score of 2-1. Jim Finigan hits a 2-out single in the 7th inning for the A' s only hit.  Whitey Ford is the 5th MLB pitcher to throw consecutive 1-hitters.


1961- Yankees RF Roger Maris lays down a bunt and also belts his 55th HR of the year in the 3rd inning as the Yankees beat the Senators by the score of 7-3. All of Washington's scores come in the 6th inning on an inside-the-park HR by Tito Francona, off of Bronx starter Ralph Terry. When asked by sports writers after the game why he bunted, a testy Maris replies, "Trying to win the game, you stupid *****s*u*c*k*e*r*. Why do you think?”


1963- With a 3 game lead, the Yankees purchased some pennant insurance by acquiring veteran righty hurler Hal “Skinny” Brown from the Baltimore Orioles. Hal would go 0-1 in 2 games for the Yankees. In April of 1963, the Yankees will sell him to the Houston Colt 45s.


1969- Former Yankees Reserve OF/DH Darren Bragg (2001) was born.
On June 12,2001, veteran OF Darren Bragg was selected off waivers by the Yankees from the Mets.  He appeared in only 5 games with the 2001 Yankees, while hitting .250.


1972Boston hitters Tommy Harper and Rico Petrocelli club 3-run HRs to lead the Red Sox to a 10-4 win over the Yankees and move into 1st place in the AL East ahead of the Tigers. Red Sox hurler Sonny Siebert adds a HR, as he wins his 12th game of the 1972 AL season.


1974-In a game with the Tigers, Graig Nettles loses a single, when it is discovered he is using a corked bat. The Yankees win 1-0 on Nettles' earlier HR in the game. He had used a different bat for the HR.


1976- The Yankees beat the Red Sox by the score of 4-2 as starter Dock Ellis picks up his 15th victory of the 1976 AL season with reliever Richard “Dirt” Tidrow gets his 8th save.  Oscar Gamble’s 2-run HR is the difference in the game, as Yaz and Fisk each hit solo HR’s for the Red Sox off of Yankees starter Dock Ellis.


1977- The Yankees edge the Indians in Cleveland by the score of 4-3 in 10th inning. Yankees starter Ron Guidry pitches 10 innings, giving up 3 Tribe runs, 10 hits, 4 walks with 5 strikeouts, while picking up his 13 victory of the 1977 AL season.


1978- The Yankees 4 games behind the Red Sox in the AL East arrive in Boston for a crucial 4-game series. The Yankees begin the "Boston Massacre" with a 15-3 rout as 2B Willie Randolph drives in 5 of the 15 runs. The Yankees collect 21 hits off of 4 Red Sox pitchers, including 3 hits apiece by Willie Randolph, Thurman Munson and Roy White. Former Yankees, now Red Sox starter Mike Torrez, with 1 inning of work, takes the loss. Ken Clay, in relief of Yankee starter Catfish Hunter, is the winner.


1980- Former Yankees Minor League Pitcher Mark Prior (2011) was born.
On June 2,1998, Mike Prior was drafted by the Yankees in the 1st round (43rd pick) of the 1998 MLB amateur player draft, but he did not sign with the team. In 2001, Mark would be drafted and signed by the Cubs. He pitched successfully for the Cubs until arm injury occurred in 2007. He tried for several seasons to make a comeback from the arm injury. In 2011, Mark signed a minor league contract with the Yankees. He pitched 11 games for 3 different teams the Yankees' minor league organization in 2011, but in spite of making 6 starts, he was limited to 12 innings, with no record and a 2.25 ERA. After pitching in the Red Sox and Reds minor league organizations for the next 2 seasons, he retired from the game. In 2014, he joined the Padres organization working in their front office, later as a pitching instructor.


1985- Dave Winfield steals home with the winning run in the Yankees 3-2 win over the Oakland A's. Following a pitchout in the 7th inning, Winfield gets hung up in a rundown, but he escapes to score the game’s winning run.


1996- Former Yankees Reserve INF Willy Miranda (1953-1954) passes away. (1926-1996)
On June 12,1953, shortstop Willy Miranda was purchased by the Yankees from the St. Louis Browns. He appeared in 140 games for the Yankees, while hitting .237 with 2 HRs and 17 RBIs. He was known as a superb glove man; Phil Rizzuto, whom Willy backed up with the Yankees, called Miranda one of the best he had ever seen. After the 1954 MLB season was over, he was traded to the Orioles in the big 17-man trade in November of 1954.


2001- The Yankees beat the Red Sox by a score of 3-2 as starter Orlando Hernandez goes 7 innings for his 2nd win, as closer Mo Rivera picks up save #45 of the 2001 MLB season. Boston starter Pedro Martinez goes only 3 innings in his start for the Red Sox.


2002- The Tigers defeat the Yankees by the score of 2-1. Detroit 1B Eric Munson hits a HR in his 1st MLB at bat. 


2004- At Kansas City, the Yankees score 7 runs in the 9th inning to beat the Royals by the score of 7-3. Bronx starter Danny Neagle picks up his 6th victory, going 8 innings as the Yankees closer Mo Rivera picks up his 33rd save of the 2004 AL season. David Justice leads the Yankee hitting attack in the 9th inning with a 2-run HR.


2004- Former Yankees Reliever Hal “Porky” Reniff (1961-1966) passes away. (1938-2004.)
Hal Reniff broke into organized baseball in 1956 at age 17. He played for Kearney (Nebraska State League, 1956), Modesto (California League, 1957-1959), Salem (Northwest League,1958), Greensboro (Carolina League,1959), Binghamton (Eastern League,1960), Amarillo (Texas League,1960) and Richmond (International League, 1961). In 1959, he led the California League in wins with 21. Overall that year, his best in the minors, he was 21-7 with 12 complete games out of 20 starts, 143 strikeouts, 94 walks and 2 shutouts in 186 innings pitched, with an ERA of 3.19 and a WHIP of 1.366 in 35 games. Hal Reniff was 22 yrs old, when he made his MLB pitching debut in 1961 with the Yankees. He bounced back and forth between the Yankees and AAA Richmond during the 1961-1962, seasons but he then stayed with the Yankees from 1963 until June 28, 1967, when he was sold to the Mets. He pitched for the Yankees in the 1963-1964 World Series against the Dodgers and Cardinals. Hal was on the Yankees' roster for their 1961 World Series win over the Reds, but he was not used in any games. Overall in the World Series play, he was not involved in a decision, but he pitched 3.1 innings in 4 games without yielding an earned run.  He returned to the minors with the Syracuse Chiefs (IL) from 1968-1972, ending his baseball career at age 34. An effective reliever for the 1963-1964 Yankees AL pennant winners, Reniff saved 18 games in 1963 and had 9 saves with 6 wins in 1964. In 1963, his best season in MLB, he was 4-3 with 30 games finished and 18 saves, 56 strikeouts and 42 walks in 89.1 innings pitched, with an 2.62 ERA in 48 games. Hal Reniff is the only pitcher to have pitched for both current New York teams (Yankees and Mets) but he not pitch for any other team during his MLB pitching career. Overall in MLB, he was 21-23 with 148 games finished, 45 saves, 314 strikeouts and 242 walks in 471.1 innings pitched with an ERA of 3.27 in 276 games. Overall in the minors, he was 84-70 with 37 complete games out of 90 starts, 28 saves, 932 strikeouts, 687 walks and 5 shutouts in 1205 innings pitched, with an ERA of 3.99 in 419 games.


2008- Former Yankees MLB Scout (1971-1974), MLB player, Coach and Manager Don Gutteridge was born. (1912-2008)
Don Gutteridge was a former MLB player, who later became a Minor League Manager for the White Sox. He was a MLB scout in 1968 for the Kansas City Royals, helping the team prepare for the expansion team player draft. In July of 1968, he rejoined the White Sox working on Manager Al Lopez’s MLB coaching staff. He took over the White Sox Manager’s job in May of 1969, running the team until September of 1970, while posting a 109-172 record. He joined the Yankees organization as a MLB Scout in 1971, holding the position until 1974. He finished up his MLB scouting career with the Dodgers working for them from 1975 to 1992.


2009- Tampa Bay 1B Carlos Pena breaks 2 fingers on his left hand when hit by a pitch from Yankees starter CC Sabathia in the opener of a doubleheader swept by the Yankees by scores of 4-1 and 11-1.


2014-The Yankees put on a special day to honor their team captain, longtime shortstop Derek Jeter, who is retiring at the end of the season after a brilliant 20-season MLB playing career. A 45-minute ceremony prior to today's game features surprise appearances by Hall of Famer Cal Ripken and NBA great Michael Jordan. However, the Royals go on to shut out the Yankees by the score of 2-0 to dim their already slim postseason chances even further. This may not the last tribute to Jeter, as the Yankees are expected to retire his number 2 and put up a plaque in his name in Monument Park before the season ends.



 


 


 


 


 


 

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This Week in Yankees History September 3rd-9th Part Three



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September 8th


1896- Former Yankees MLB Coach Johnny Schulte (1934-1948) was born. (1896-1978)
After his MLB playing career ended in 1932, Johnny Schulte was a Cubs MLB coach in 1933. Schulte was a longtime MLB Coach for Yankees Manager Joe McCarthy from 1934-1946. He ended his MLB coaching career working with Manager Joe McCarthy with the 1949-1950 Red Sox. He was catcher in MLB, playing for the Braves, St. Louis Cardinals and Browns the Phillies and finishing his MLB playing career with the 1932 Cubs.


1916In front the smallest crowd in AL history, Philadelphia A's C/OF Wally Schang, with 23 fans attending the game, he becomes the 1st switch-hitter in MLB history to HR from both sides of the plate in the same game against the Yankees.


1917- The Yankees traded shutouts with the Senators, winning 2-0 in the opener before losing, 5-0 in the nightcap. Doc Ayers wins the nightcap, his 2nd shut out in a row over the Yankees and the 3rd time, he's beaten them in 8 days. Nick Cullop takes the loss for New York. In the opening game, Yankees pitcher Ray Caldwell fires his only shut out of the 1917 AL season.


1919- Red Sox slugger Babe Ruth hits HR #26 of the 1919 AL season off of Yankees hurler Jack Quinn at the Polo Grounds, breaking Buck Freeman's 1899 MLB HR mark of 25 in a season.


1920On their way to Cleveland, the Yankees play an exhibition game against the  Pirates and suffer injuries to starters, Catcher Muddy Ruel (split finger) and OF Ping Bodie (sprained ankle). With Yankees starter Carl Mays skipping the Indians series to avoid any scenes, the Yankees are short handed. On August 16th, Yankees starter Carl Mays had beaned Indians shortstop Ray Chapman in the head at the Polo Grounds, who would later die from his head injury the next day.


1922The Yankees go back on top of the AL, this time to stay beating the Senators by a score of 8-1 behind starter Carl Mays. While the Browns lose to the Tigers by the score of 8-3. The Yankee win is triggered by Wally Pipp's 6th inning 3-run HR off of Nats starter Walter Johnson, the 2nd HR Wally has dinged off the Senator's ace in 9-days.


1925- In the nightcap of a doubleheader at Fenway Park, Babe Ruth hits his 300th MLB career HR off of Boston southpaw Buster Ross as the Yankees defeat the Red Sox by the score of 7-4.


1928- Behind Babe Ruth's 3-run HR, the Yankees take the Senators by the score of 6-3, but it is not enough as the Yankees drop to 2nd place in AL.


1932- The Yankees and Tigers replay protested August 1st game as the nightcap of a doubleheader, but it ends in a 7-7 tie. After the game, Babe Ruth experiences abdominal pains he believes are an appendicitis attack. He will be out of the Yankees starting lineup indefinitely. Yankees reserve OF Sammy Byrd, subbing for Babe Ruth in the opener, collects 5 hits for the Yankees including 2-HRs in a 5-4 win.


1936- The Yankees sweep the Indians by scores of 11-3 and 12-9 to clinch the AL pennant on the earliest date ever.


1937Trailing the Red Sox by the score of 6-1 in the 9th inning, the Yankees rally for 8 runs with 2 outs and trailing the Sox by the score of 9-6, in a 2nd game of a doubleheader. The Yankees rally started when Don Heffner tripled home 2 runs. PH Billy Dickey doubled Don Heffner home; Jack Saltzgaver (pinch running for Bill Dickey) came home, when Red Sox shortstop Joe Cronin bobbled Frank Crosetti’s ground ball. Yankees 3B Red Rolfe walked, and then Joe DiMaggio singled home Crosetti to kayo Boston hurler Jack Wilson. Reliever Al Thomas threw 1-pitch to Lou Gehrig and watched it sail over the wall for a game-winning HR. In the 1st game, Myril Hoag’s 9th inning single scored the winning run in a 3-2 Yankees victory.


1939- In another wild adventure with Boston, the Yankees take 4-1 lead into 7th inning, and they are declared the winners, when a terrible thunderstorm causes the umpires to declare the field unsafe. Contemporary sources said the lightning show was the best they’d ever seen.


1951- At the 1951 Old Timer's Day at Yankee Stadium, former long time Yankees Manager Joe McCarthy (1931-1946) is honored by the team. With the game scoreless in the 7th inning, rookie Mickey Mantle belts a Bob Porterfield pitch into the last row of the RF bleachers, some 460 feet away to break the scoreless tie. Bob Porterfield had started the 1951 AL season with the Yankees, but he was traded to the Senators. Yankees veteran starter Ed Lopat shuts out the Senators for a 4-0 win.


1952- Former Yankees Pitcher Larry McCall (1977-1978) was born.
On April 10,1976, Larry McCall was signed as a MLB free agent with the Yankees. Larry went 1-2 in 7 games for the Yankees before being traded to the Rangers. On November 10,1978, Larry was traded by the Yankees along with Catcher Mike Heath, Pitchers Sparky Lyle, Dave Rajsich, INF Domingo Ramos and cash to the Rangers for Greg Jemison (minors), MLB OF Juan Beniquez, 3 Pitchers: Mike Griffin, Paul Mirabella and Dave Righetti.  Later, he became a minor league pitching coach.


1961- The Yankees rout the Tribe by a score of 9-1 as Mickey Mantle hits HR #52 off of hurler Gary Bell. The Yankees win for their 9th straight game, while the Tigers lose their 8th game in a row to drop 10 games in back in the 1961 AL pennant race. The Tigers purchased veteran 1B Vic Wertz from the Red Sox to shore up their offense.


1963- Former Yankees Reserve INF William “Bill” Knickerbocker (1938-1940) passed away. (1911-1963)
On February 15,1938, INF Bill Knickerbocker was traded by the St. Louis Browns to the Yankees for reserve INF Don ”Jeep” Heffner and $10,000. Bill appeared in 97 games, while hitting .222, with 2 HRs and 42 RBIs as a reserve INF for the 1938-1940 Yankees. On December 31,1940, Bill was traded by the Yankees to the White Sox for reserve Catcher Ken Silvestri.


1973- Light hitting Yankees reserve INF Fred “Chicken” Stanley hits the final Grand Slam HR in Old Yankee Stadium. A left field foul pole shot off of Brewers hurler Kevin Kobel during a 15-1 Yankees win.


1977- Yankees 1B Chris Chambliss’ 5th inning sacrifice fly provides the margin of victory as the Yankees edge the Indians by the score of 4-3 behind starter Ed Figueroa. The victory opened a 3 1/2 game lead over the Red Sox in the AL East Division race.


1977- Former Yankees Pitcher Oral “Hildy” Hildebrand (1939-1940) passed away. (1907-1977)
On October 26,1938, Oral Hildebrand was traded by the St. Louis Browns along with OF Buster Mills to the Yankees for Catcher Joe Glenn and OF Myril Hoag. Oral went 11-5 in 34 games for the 1939-1940 Yankees. He started Game #4 game of the 1939 World Series against the Reds, with no decision. On March 30,1941, Oral was purchased by the AA St. Paul Saints (American Association) from the Yankees.


1978- The Yankees continues their rampage of the Red Sox at Fenway Park by scoring 2 runs in the 1st inning and 6 more runs in the 2nd inning. Boston makes 7 errors to ease the Yankees to a 13-2 romp. Reggie Jackson hits a 3-run HR and Lou Piniella adds a double, triple and HR to back Jim Beattie's pitching. Red Sox players OF Dwight Evans and Catcher Carlton Fisk both make a pair of errors. The Yankees are now 2 games in back of the Red Sox in AL East Division title race.


1979- Yankees 3B Greg Nettles hits an 8th inning HR to help the Yankees and starter Ron Guidry beat the Tigers by a score of 5-4. It is Guidry's 10th straight win of the 1979 AL season.


1983- Yankees OF Steve Kemp will miss the rest of the 1983 MLB season with a fractured cheekbone after being struck in the face by Yankees teammate Omar Moreno line drive during batting practice at County Stadium in Milwaukee. Kemp hit just .242 with 12 HRs and 49 RBIs in the 1st year of his 5-year, $5.45 million contract. The Yankees win the game beating the Brewers by a score of 6-5.


1984- The Yankees break a 4-4 tie with 2 runs in the 6th inning to roll over the Red Sox by the score of 12-6. Bronx 3B Toby Harrah paces the Yankees 15-hit attack with 4 hits, as Dave Winfield with 1 of the game's 12 doubles to extend his hitting streak to 20 games, which is and will be an MLB career high for him.  Lefty hurler Joe Cowley is the winner for the Yankees.


1992- Yankees OF Danny Tartabull goes 5 for 5 with 2-HRs and a double; he drives in 9 runs as the Bronx Bombers defeat the Orioles by the score of 16-4. Scott Sanderson is the winner for the Yankees.


2000The Yankees defeat the Red Sox by the score of 4-0 behind veteran starter Roger Clemens. A scary moment occurs in the 9th inning when Red Sox hurler Bryce Florie is hit in the face with a line drive off the bat off of Yankees reserve OF Ryan Thompson. The Red Sox hurler never loses consciousness and leaves the field with blood streaming down his face. Florie suffers a fractured cheekbone and a fracture of the orbital socket, the bone that surrounds the eye, and retinal damage. He will undergo surgery.


2007- Bronx 3B Alex Rodríguez continues to lead the Yankees in their 2007 AL playoff hopes. He homers twice off of hurler Brian Bannister. The 1st of the HRs is his 49th of the 2007 season and breaks the record for HRs by a 3B baseman. Previously the Phillies 3B Mike Schmidt with 48 HRs in 1980 and Rodriguez in 2005 had shared the record. The Yankees win the game by the score of 11-5. ARod had already held the single-season record for shortstops, giving him the high-water mark at 2 positions.


2012- Former Yankees Reserve OF/1B Bob Hale (1961) passed away. (1933-2012)
On July 28,1961, veteran 1B/OF Bob Hale was purchased by the Yankees from the Indians. He appeared in only 11 games for the 1961 Yankees, while hitting .154, before retiring from MLB at the end of the 1961 MLB season. He did not appear in the 1961 World Series against the Reds with the Yankees. In 1952, Bob was signed by the St. Louis Browns as an MLB amateur free agent.  He played for the Orioles and the Indians, who used him primary as a 1B/OF and pinch hitter during his MLB playing career (1955-1961). In the off-season, he played in the winter baseball leagues.


2012- The Orioles defeat the Yankees by the score of 5-4 to tie the Bronx Bombers for 1st place in the AL East once again, but the win is costly. RF Nick Markakis breaks his left thumb when hit by a C C Sabathia pitch in the 5th inning, putting him out of action for 6 weeks. Mark Reynolds, Lew Ford and J.J. Hardy hit HRs for the Orioles. Baltimore Closer Jim Johnson almost blows a 5-3 lead when he loads the bases on 3 singles with none out in the 9th inning; Nick Swisher brings the Yankees within 1 on a force out, before Mark Teixeira is declared out when sliding head-first into 1B while vainly trying to avoid a game-ending double play. Teixeira and Manager Joe Girardi blast umpire Jerry Meals for his call after the game. 


2015- Bronx DH Alex Rodriguez hits the 30th HR of his excellent comeback season with the Yankees. He ties Hank Aaron's record of 15 MLB seasons of 30 or more HRs. It is his 1st time reaching the mark since 2010, before his MLB playing career almost ended because of a string of injuries and a 1-year suspension for PED use.


September 9th


1877- Former Yankees 1B and HOF MLB Player and Manager (1913-1914) Frank Chance (1913-1914) was born. (1877-1924)
On December 11,1912, 1B Frank Chance was selected off waivers by the Yankees from the Reds. He appeared in 13 games for the Yankees as player-manager, while hitting just .208. As a Yankees Manager, he went 57-94 in 1913 for a 7th place finish. In 1914, Frank went 70-84 for a 6th place tie with the White Sox; the Yankee team owners dismissed him. Frank Chance played in the MLB from 1898 to 1914 with the Cubs and finishing out with the 1913-1914 Yankees. He hit .297 with 20 HRs and 596 RBIs in 1,286 games. His playing time with the Yankees cost him a chance to finish out his MLB playing career with a lifetime BA of over .300. He appeared in 4 World Series with the Cubs, while hitting .310 in 20 games with 1 HR and 6 RBIs. He was part of the Cubs famous double-play combo of  “Tinkers to Evans to Chance.” Frank Chance was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946.


1880Former Yankees Pitcher Ambrose “Putty” Puttmann  (1903-1905) was born. (1880-1936)
In September of 1903, hurler Ambrose “Putty” Puttmann was drafted by the Yankees from Helena (PCL) in the 1903 MLB Rule 5 Player draft. Puttman appeared in 29 games for the Yankees, while posting a 6-7 record with 3.38 ERA with 1 save. During the month of April of 1906, the Cardinals purchased him from the Yankees.


1892- Former Yankees Reserve INF Mike McNally (1921-1924) was born. (1892-1965)
On December 15,1920, INF Mike McNally was traded by the Red Sox along with Pitchers Harry Harper, Waite Hoyt and catcher Wally Schang to the Yankees for 2B Del Pratt, OF Sammy Vick, Catcher Muddy Ruel and P Herb Thormmahlen. Mike appeared in 202 games for the Yankees, while hitting .252 with 1 HR and 43 RBIs. On December 10,1924, Mike was traded by the Yankees to the Red Sox for OF/INF Howie Shanks.


1895- Former Yankees PH Daniel “Dashing Dan” Costello (1913) was born. (1895-1936)
Dan Costello was signed as a MLB free agent with the Yankees in 1913. He only appeared in 2 games for the 1913 Yankees, while hitting .500.  In January of 1914, Dan was selected off waivers by the Pirates from the Yankees.


1899- Former Hall Of Fame Yankees Pitcher and Baseball Broadcaster Waite “ School Boy” Hoyt (1921-1930) was born. (1899-1984.)
Waite Hoyt originally had pitched for the 1918 Giants, appearing in 1 game. He joined the Red Sox in 1919. Waite Hoyt was obtained by the Yankees from the Red Sox on December 15,1920. The Yankees traded 2B Del Pratt, OF Sammy Vick, Catcher Muddy Ruel and P Herb Thormmahlen for pitchers Waite Hoyt, Harry Harper and Catcher Wally Schang. He was with the Yankees from 1921-1929, winning 157 games. His best Yankees season was in 1927, when he went 22-7, being the only 20 game-winner on the 1927 World Championship team. He would appear in 5 World Series, going 6-1 with the Yankees. With the 1931 Philadelphia A’s, he went 0-1 in 1 game against the Cardinals. On May 30,1929, the Yankees obtained OF Harry Rice, P Ownie Carroll and INF Yats Wuestling from the Tigers for P Waite Hoyt and INF Mark Koenig. He later pitched for the A’s, Dodgers (twice), Giants and the Pirates. He finished his MLB pitching career with a 237-182 record.  After retiring as active MLB player in 1938, Hoyt would become a long time radio and tv broadcaster for the Reds. Waite Hoyt was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1969.


1916- The Yankees released veteran shortstop Rube Oldring (1905,1916).
Rube Oldring had played for the Yankees in 1905 appearing in just 8 games, hitting .300. He joined the Philadelphia A’s the next season playing for them, until July of 1916. On July 13, 1916, Rube signed as a MLB free agent with the Yankees. He appeared in 43 games for the Yankees, while hitting .234 with 2 HRs and 17 RBIs.


1928-A total of 85,265 fans jam Yankee Stadium to watch the Yankees sweep 2 games from the Philadelphia A's by the scores of 3-0 and 7-3, to move back into 1st place in the AL to stay. George Pipgras is the winner in the 1st game while the Yankee star of the nightcap is Bob Meusel, who takes an Ed Rommel knuckleball pitch out of the stadium for a Grand Slam HR in the 8th inning. Veteran Yankee starter Waite Hoyt picks-up the victory.


1928- At the of age of 38, veteran Yankees hurler Urban Shocker dies of pneumonia in Denver, Co, where he had gone for his health. Only now does it become known that he had suffered from an enlarged heart, he was unable to sleep lying down for 2 years. Shocker, who never had a losing season on his MLB pitching career, he was 18-6 for the 1927 Yankees, but he appeared in only 1 game for the 1928 Yankees, before leaving the team for his health problems.


1931-To raise funds to help the unemployed in the Depression, the Yankees, Giants and the Robins (aka the Dodgers) agree to play a series of benefit games. 60,000 fans, paying regular prices, raise $59,000 in the 1st match-up, as Babe Ruth HRs and the Yankees beat their cross-river rivals the Giants by the score of 7-2.


1932-The Tigers beat the Yankees by the score of 14-13 in a 14-inning game in which Lou Gehrig hits a Grand Slam HR and drives in 8-runs. He has reached this RBI feat twice before. Frankie Crosetti strikes out 4 times in the game, including twice in 1 inning. The Tigers also tops the Yankees by the score of 4-1 in 5 innings to finally complete the protested game of August 1st, and the tie of yesterday. The Yankees score their lone run in the 3rd inning off of Tigers hurler Buck Marrow with their only 2 hits of the game.


1936-With a double-header sweep over the Indians, the Yankees clinch their 8th AL pennant. The Bronx Bombers will finish the 1936 AL season 19.5 games ahead of the 2nd place Tigers with a 102-51 AL season record.


1938- Yankees 1B Lou Gehrig plays his 2,100th consecutive MLB game; he has 4 hits to bring his batting average over .300.


1938- Former Yankees Minor League INF/OF and MLB Coach (1987) Jay Ward was born. (1938-2012)
In 1956, the Yankees signed INF/OF Jay Ward as an amateur MLB free agent. He never played for the Yankees at the MLB level. On December 2,1958, Jay was drafted by the A’s from the Yankees organization in the 1958 minor league player draft. The A’s traded him to the Dodgers, who later sent him to the Twins. He made his MLB player debut with the Twins in 1963. He traveled to Japan to play baseball in 1966. His last MLB appearance was in 1970 with the Reds. In 1972, he managed a team in the Twins organization. Then he left pro baseball for 10 years to help raise a family. He was a manager for the Phillies, Reds, Pirates and Mariners organizations during the 1980’s. He was a MLB Hitting Coach for the 1987 Yankees for Manager Lou Piniella. In 1991-1992 NL seasons, Jay was MLB hitting coach for the Expos. Later he worked for the Braves. He had been a manager from 1996-2001 in Independent Leagues.


1951- The Yankees hit 5 HRS, 4 off the Nats' hurler Richard Starr to win the game by a score of 7-5. Rookie OF Mickey Mantle's leadoff HR on the 1st pitch, which starts the scoring, slams against the bottom of the flag holder on the top of the RF stands. Yankees starter Vic Raschi then wins the nightcap by the score of 2-0, in a game called after the 6th inning because of "darkness." Though Yankee Stadium has lights, unlike the NL, these cannot be used on Sunday. The Yankees (88-49) remain virtually tied with the Indians (88-51).


1952- Former Yankees OF Jerry Mumphrey (1981-1983) was born.
On March 31,1981, Jerry Mumphrey was traded by the Padres along with P John Pacella to the Yankees for OFer’s Ruppert Jones, Joe Lefebvre, hurlers Tim Lollar and Chris Welsh. Jerry appeared in 286 games for the Yankees hitting .293 with 22 HRs and 136 RBIs. On August 10,1983, Jerry was traded by the Yankees to the Astros for OF Omar Moreno.


1953- Mickey Mantle's 2-run HR off of White Sox veteran starter Billy Pierce caps a 7-run 5th inning, as the Yankees win the game by the score of 9-3 at Yankee Stadium. Returning to CF after the 5th inning, Mantle is photographed by the press, blowing a huge bubble with a wad of gum. Yankees Manager Casey Stengel will publicly rebuke the Mick, who will apologize for the indiscretion. However, Mantle does get an endorsement fee from the Bowman Gum Company


1961- Former Yankees Minor League P Jim Corsi was born.
The Yankees in the 25th round of the 1982 MLB amateur player draft selected hurler Jim Corsi.  He never appeared in a MLB game for the Yankees. On April 3,1984, he was released by the Yankees.


1961-Former Yankees shortstop Rube Oldring (1905,1916) passed away. (1884-1961)
Rube Oldring had played for the Yankees in 1905 appearing in 8 games, hitting .300. He joined the Philadelphia A’s the next season playing for them, until July of 1916. On July 13, 1916, Rube signed as a free agent with the Yankees. He appeared in 43 games for the Yankees, hitting .234 with 2 HRs and 17 RBIs. His son reveals that Rube was on loan to the Yankees from the A's in 1905. A's  Manager/ Team Owner Connie Mack wanted him back for the 1906 season.


1961- On “Whitey Ford Day” at Yankee Stadium, Roger Maris hits his 56th HR of the 1961 AL season off of Indians' hurler  Jim “ Mudcat” Grant, as the Yankees come from behind to win the game by a score of 8-7. Yankees score 4 runs in the 9th inning to enable closer Luis Arroyo to pick up his 12th relief win in a row.


1962- Boston OF Lou Clinton makes 4 stellar grabs in the outfield and adds a HR, triple and single as the Red Sox trip the Yankees by the score of 9-3 in 16 innings at Yankee Stadium. Boston reliever Richard “The Monster” Radatz takes over for Red Sox starter Hal Kolstad, he pitches 9 innings of relief before leaving in the 16th inning for a pinch hitter.


1965- Former Yankees DH/INF Todd Zeile (2003) was born.
Veteran INF/DH Todd Zelie hit .210 with 6 HRs and 23 RBIs in 66 games for the 2003 Yankees before being released by the team. He would be picked by the Montreal Exposfinishing the rest of the 2003 MLB season with them.


1970- Former Yankees Reliever Dan Miceli (2003) was born.
On June 25,2003, reliever Dan Miceli was sent to the Yankees by the Indians, as part of a conditional deal. Dan went 0-0 in 7 games with 1 save for the 2003 Yankees, before being sent to the Houston Astros. 


1970-The Yankees placed veteran reliever Steve Hamilton on waivers. He is claimed by the White Sox. Steve joined the Yankees on April 21,1963, coming from the Senators in a trade for Yankees veteran hurler Jim Coates. He went 34-20 with a 2.78 ERA with 36 saves in 311 games as a Yankees reliever (1963-1970). Steve appeared in 2 World Series with the Yankees with no decisions in 2 appearances.


1974- At Fenway Park, the Yankees beat the Red Sox by the score of 6-3 for their 1st win in Boston since July 31,1973. The Yankees have won 2 of 24 games at Fenway Park since 1972. 


1977- Yankees starter Mike Torrez notches a 3-hitter, a 2-0 victory over the Blue Jays. Cliff Johnson hits a HR for the Yankees, who maintain a 3 game lead over the Red Sox in the AL East.


1978Yankees Ace starter Ron Guidry (21-2) gives up 2 singles in the 1st inning and that's it. The Yankees send 12 runners to the plate and score 7 runs in the 4th inning to win the game by a score of 7-0 against Boston starter Dennis Eckersley cutting the Red Sox lead to a single game. For Ron Guidry, it is his 7th shutout of the 1978 AL season, and the 1st lefty shutout in Fenway Park since 1974 (Ken Holtzman of the Oakland A’s, August 5th). With the Brewers’ victory over the Twins, the Brewers trail by just 4 1/2 games.


1990-The Oakland A’s beat the Yankees by the score of 7-3 to complete a 12-game sweep of the Yankees this season. The season sweep is a 1st for the Yankees.


1997-The Red Sox lose to the Yankees by the score of 8-6, despite 2 RBIs for shortstop Nomar Garciaparra. The RBI’s give Garciaparra a total of 87 on the season for a new MLB record for leadoff men. Former AL batting champion Harvey Kuenn held the old AL mark with 85 in 1956 while playing with the Tigers.


1998- With the Yankees defeating the Red Sox by a score of 7-5, the Yankees move 20.5 games ahead of 2nd-place Red Sox and clinch the 1998 AL East title. It is the earliest date in AL history in which a division title has been captured.


1999- Former Yankees Hall OF Fame Pitcher James “Catfish” Hunter (1975-1975) passes away from ALS. (1946-1999.)
On December 31,1974, James “Catfish” Hunter was signed by the Yankees as a MLB free agent. His best Yankees season was in 1975, going 23-14 with 30 complete games and 7 shutouts. From 1975-1979, Jim went 63-33 as a Yankees pitcher. He was originally signed by the Kansas City A’s, making MLB pitching debut in 1965, while posting a 8-8 record with a 4.26 ERA in 32 games. As a MLB pitcher, Catfish Hunter posted a 224-166 record with a 3.26 ERA in 500 games. In the ALCS with the A’s and Yankees, Jim posted a 4-3 record with a 3.25 ERA in 10 games. In World Series play with the A’s and Yankees, Jim went 5-3 with a 3.29 ERA in 12 games. He was elected to the Baseball Hall Of Fame in 1987.


2009- Shortstop Derek Jeter ties the Yankees franchise record for hits held by Lou Gehrig, with his 2,721st hit in the 7th inning against Tampa Bay. He will pass Lou Gehrig in 2 days. In the game, Jorge Posada belts a 3-run pinch hit HR in the 8th inning to give the Yankees a 4-2 win. The Rays, the 2008 AL East champions last year, have now lost 8 straight and are almost out of the 2009 AL playoff race.


2012With the Yankees beating the Orioles by the score of 13-3, the standings in the AL East have New York 1 game in front of Orioles and 2 ahead of Rays.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

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1947 New York Yankees: The Bronx Bombers take 2 from Red Sox at Fenway Park.


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September 3, 1947At Fenway Park, New York Yankee batters Tommy Henrich and Joe DiMaggio lead the way with 4-hits each as the Yankees bang out a total 18-hits, all singles in defeating the Boston Red Sox by a score of 11-2 in the 1st game of a doubleheader. The single Bronx Bomber sluggers were: Outfielders Tommy Henrich and Joe DiMaggio (4 each), OF Johnny Lindell, 1B George McQuinn, 3B Billy Johnson and Catcher Aaron Robinson (2 each), shortstop Phil Rizzuto and 2B Snuffy Stirnweiss (1 each). In the nightcap, the Yankees made 16-hits and out-slugged the Red Sox, winning the game by the final score of 9-6.

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1923 New York Yankees: Sam Jones No-hits the Philadelphia A's


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September 4, 1923At Shibe Park in Philadelphia,  New York Yankees starter Sam Jones no-hits the A’s by the score of 2-0 beating A’s starter Bob Hasty. Babe Ruth makes the only strikeout of the game, as he slips a point behind Tigers Harry Heilmann in the 1923 AL batting race. Not till the  Chicago Cubs Ken Holtzman's no-hitter in 1969, will another pitcher record a no-hitter with no strikeouts.

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Happy Birthday to Former Yankees Pitcher Gil Patterson


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September 5, 1955- Former Yankees hurler (1977) and Minor League Pitching Coach Gil Patterson was born.


Gil Patterson was a 1st round 7th pick by the Yankees in the 1975 MLB amateur player draft. He appeared in 10 games for the 1977 Yankees, going 1-2 with a 5.45 ERA. His MLB pitching career was ended by arm injuries, Gil had 8 arm operations. He began his career in fine form in the 1975 New York-Penn League, going 8-4 with a 1.95 ERA for the Oneonta Yankees. He was 3rd in the league in wins, 4th in ERA and his 97 strikeouts (in 106 innings) led the NY-P. In '76, Gil moved up to the West Haven Yankees. In AA, he was 9-2 with a 2.07 ERA and allowed only 67 hits in 100 innings, throwing the Eastern League's only no-hitter of the season on June 28th against the Williamsport Tomahawks. Had he qualified, he would have been 4th in the league in ERA. Gil was promoted to the AAA Syracuse Chiefs (International League); Patterson was 7-2 with a 2.92 ERA and completed 6 of 10 starts. He was 2-1 with a 4.82 ERA for the Chiefs in 1977 mixed in with his season in the MLB.



He tried to come back in the low minors in the early 1980's, even trying to learn to pitch left-handed. The comeback started on a strong note, as he was 5-2 with a 1.58 ERA for the 1980 GCL Yankees, finishing 4th in the Gulf Coast League in ERA. He was 1-4 with a 3.20 ERA for the 1981 Fort Lauderdale Yankees (FSL) and then he was 1-1 with a 1.33 ERA for the 1982 Fresno Giants to complete his comeback bid. He was 33-16 in his minor league pitching career. He took a job parking cars at a restaurant that George Steinbrenner went to. Steinbrenner offered him a job as a minor league coach in the Yankees minor league system. He began coaching in 1984 with the Oneonta Yankees, but he was fired after the season for refusing to let Al Leiter pitch with a sore arm.



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He moved in 1991 to the Oakland A’s organization. He was the pitching coach for the 1992-1993 Madison Muskies and the 1994 West Michigan Whitecaps. In 1996, he was the roving minor league instructor. He joined the Diamondbacks organization as minor league pitching coordinator from 1997 to 2000. In 2001, he got a job with the Blue Jays as the bullpen coach (2001) and then as MLB pitching coach (2002-2004). In 2005, he was a pitching coach for the Columbus Clippers (AAA) and in 2006 with the GCL Yankees.



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In 2010-2011, he was the minor league pitching coordinator for the Oakland A's. In 2012, he rejoined the Yankees organization to become their minor league pitching coordinator holding the position until November of 2015, when he left to rejoin the Oakland A’s organization to become their minor league pitching coordinator.




"He's one of the best pitching coaches anywhere, because he knows how hard pitching is, and he knows what a pitcher goes through to get to the big leagues." - Al Leiter, speaking about Gil Patterson.

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Happy Birthday to Yankees 1B/OF Tyler Austin


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September 6, 1991- Current Yankees OF/1B Tyler Austin  (2016-2017) was born.
Tyler Austin was selected by the New York Yankees in the 13th round of the 2010 MLB amateur player draft. He went 0 for 2 with 2 times hit-by-pitch that summer for the GCL Yankees before a left hand fracture ended his season. In 2011, he played for the GCL Yankees (.390, 22 RBI in 20 Games) and Staten Island Yankees (.323 in 27 games). Overall, he had 29 runs and 36 RBIs in 47 games while stealing 18 bases in 18 tries. He fielded .983 at 1st base and .906 at 3rd base. Baseball America ranked him as the 8th-best prospect in the New York-Penn League. Tyler moved to right field with the 2012 Charleston RiverDogs, but he remained red-hot at the plate. He hit .320 with 69 runs and 14 HRs in his 1st 70 games, with 17 steals in 19 tries. He then was chosen for the US team in the 2012 Futures Game but he did not play in their 17-5 romp over the World squad. He was then promoted to the Tampa Yankees (FSL). In  2013, he started the season with Tampa Yankees (FSL); he was moved to AA Trenton Thunder (Eastern League). In his MLB player debut for the Yankees on August 13, 2016, he played 1st base and batted 6th in the Yankees line-up against the Rays, one day after former superstar Alex Rodriguez played his farewell game for the Bronx Bombers. In his 1st MLB career at-bat, coming in the 2nd inning facing Matt Andriese, he homered to RF to open the score. Fellow rookie Aaron Judge, also making his MLB player debut, following him by also going deep in his 1st at-bat, something unprecedented in MLB history. Tyler went 2 for 4 in his MLB player debut and the Yankees were 8-4 winners. On September 8th, he hit a walk-off HR off of Tampa reliever Erasmo Ramirez with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th inning to give New York a 5-4 win. It was the 5h straight victory by the Yankees, who had been playing very well since starting their youth movement and were now in the thick of the chase for a wild card slot. In 31 games for the 2016 Yankees, he hit .241 with 5 HRs and 12 RBIs.


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Heading into the 2017 season, with Mark Teixeira having retired, he was expected to compete for the Yankees' 1B job with Greg Bird, coming back from a 1-year layoff due to injury. However, things hit a snag when spring training started as he was diagnosed with a small fracture in his left foot, putting him on the shelf for 6 weeks. He was called up for 4 games in June, going 2 for 13 with a HR before returning to the minors. His injuries prevented him from seizing an opportunity to establish himself in the MLB, given that Bird was injured as well and potential replacements such as Chris Carter and Ji-Man Choi failed to take over the spot. The Yankees went out and acquired a very similar player in Garrett Cooper, another minor league veteran with power, and he had some success in early August, but he was injured as well. Austin thus came back on August 17th and did not waste his chance, going 2 for 4 in his 1st game, and then on August 19th, connecting for a 3-run HR against Red Sox starter Chris Sale in his 1st at-bat of the game, before slugging a ball to the deepest part of Fenway Park his next time up, only to see CF Jackie Bradley deprive him of extra bases with a leaping catch against the wall. He added a double in the 9th inning as the Yankees won the game by the score of 4-3.

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1952 New York Yankees: The Big Cat strikes back with a Pinch-hit Grand Slam HR against the Nats.


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September 7, 1952- At Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C., Johnny “Big Cat” Mize pinch-hits a Grand Slam HR giving the New York Yankees, a 5-1 victory over the Washington Senators. Johnny Mize has now HR in all 15 MLB ballparks presently in use (Sportsman Park in St. Louis is used by both the Cardinals and the Browns).

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1936 New York Yankees: The Yankees clinched 1936 AL Pennant with doubleheader sweep of the Tribe.




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1936 New York Yankees Sluggers Bill Dickey, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Tony Lazzeri


September 8, 1936- The New York  Yankees sweep the Cleveland Indians by scores of 11-3 and 12-9 in a doubleheader to clinch the 1936 AL pennant on the earliest date ever.  It is their 8th AL pennant in the the team's history. The Yankees went on to record a 102-51 mark and finished 19.5 games ahead of the Detroit Tigers, the largest margin  in Yankees history

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1928 New York Yankees: The Yankees sweep the Philadelphia A's to regain 1st Place in the 1928 AL Pennant race.


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September 9, 1928- A total of 85,265 fans jam Yankee Stadium to watch the New York Yankees sweep 2 games from the Philadelphia A's by the scores of 3-0 and 7-3 to move back into 1st place in the AL to stay. George Pipgras is the winner in the 1st game while the Yankee star of the nightcap is Bob Meusel, who takes an Ed Rommel knuckleball pitch out of the stadium for a Grand Slam HR in the 8th inning. Veteran Yankees starter Waite Hoyt picks-up the victory.


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New York Yankees OF Bob Meusel

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