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This Week in Yankees History October 8th-14th Part 1


 
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October 8th


1887- Former Yankees OF Frank “Ping” Bodie (1918-1921) was born. (1887-1961)
On March 8,1918, OF Ping Bodie was traded by the A’s to the Yankees for 1B George “Tigoa” Burns. His best season as a Yankee player was in 1920, when he hit .296 with 7 HRs and 79 RBIs in in 129 games. He retired from the MLB after the 1921 AL season.


1910- Former Yankees MLB Batting Coach and MLB player Wally Moses was born. (1910-1990)
Wally Moses was the MLB batting coach for Yankees Manager Ralph Houk from 1961-1962. He stayed with the Yankees organization as a batting instructor for the 1963 season. Wally was a MLB scout from 1964-1966, when he returned to coaching for the team under returning Yankees Manager Ralph Houk from May 1966 through the end of the season. Wally spent most of his MLB playing career with the Philadelphia A’s. After leaving the Yankees, Wally worked as a MLB coach for the Tigers until his retirement in 1970.


1927- In Game 4 of the 1927 World Series facing elimination at Yankee Stadium, the Pirates were tied with the Yankees 3-3 in the bottom of the 9th inning. Reliever Johnny Miljus fanned Yankee batters Lou Gehrig and Bob Meusel with the bases loaded, but a 2-strike wild pitch to Tony Lazzeri allowed Yankees 3rd base runner Earle Combs to score the winning run for the Yankees and capture the 1927 World Series.


1948- Former Yankees Pitcher Al Orth (1904-1909) passed away. (1872-1948)
After being traded by the Senators in 1904, veteran hurler Al Orth went 72-73 with a 3.87 ERA in 183 games with the Yankees. His best season for the Yankees was in 1906, going 27-17 in 45 starts leading the AL pitchers in wins. In 1905, he went 18-16 for the Yankees. He pitched in the MLB for 15 seasons, finishing his pitching career with 204 wins.


1948- Former Yankees Minor League C Rick Stelmaszek (1976) was born.
On January 23,1976, Rick Stelmaszek was traded by the Cubs to the Yankees for minor league P Gerry Pirtle. Rick never played for the Yankees at the MLB Level.


1951- At the Polo Grounds, the Yankees defeat the Giants by the score of 6-2 in Game 4 of the 1951 World Series. Yankees Allie Reynolds pitches a complete game allowing only 8-Giant hits and allowing only 2 runs. Veteran Giants starter Sal Maglie takes the loss, only lasting 6 innings. Yankees Joe DiMaggio snaps a 3-game hitless streak with a run scoring single and 2-run HR. 


1956- At Yankee Stadium, a crowd of 64, 519 fans watched, Yankees starter Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in World Series history for a 2-0 triumph over the Dodgers veteran starter Sal “The Barber” Maglie. Don Larsen is helped by 2 fine defensive plays by 3B Andy Carey and CF Mickey Mantle, who hits his 3rd HR of the 1956 World Series.


1959- Former Yankees Pitcher Mike Morgan (1981) was born.
On November 3,1980, Mike Morgan was traded by Oakland A’s to the Yankees for reserve INF Fred Stanley. Mike went 7-11 in 30 games for the 1981 Yankees. On December 9,1982, Mike was traded by the Yankees along with 1B/OF Dave Collins, Class A minor league 1B Fred McGriff and cash to the Blue Jays for veteran reliever Dale Murray and OF Tom Dodd 


1959- Former Yankees Reserve INF Bryan Little (1986) was born.
On July 2,1986, INF Bryan Little was purchased by the Yankees from the White Sox. He only appeared in 14 games for the team, while hitting just.195. On October 15,1986, Bryant was released by the team.


1960-  At Yankee Stadium, over 70,000 fans see Bobby Richardson’s Grand Slam HR supports Yankees starter Whitey Ford’s shutout of a 10-0 victory over the Pirates in Game 3 of the 1960 World Series. As Bronx starter Whitey Ford continues his quest to catch Babe Ruth’s 29 2/3 scoreless innings pitched World Series mark. Richardson has 6 RBIs in the game. His Yankees teammate Mickey Mantle hits another World Series HR for the Bronx Bombers. The Yankees now lead the 1960 World Series 2 games to 1. 


1961- At Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Yankees veteran starter Whitey Ford sets a World Series record for consecutive scoreless innings by extending his streak to 32 innings in a 7-0 triumph over the Reds in Game 4. Hall of Fame Pitcher Babe Ruth had held the mark of 29 2/3 innings. As Yankees veteran OF Yogi Berra put it, “1961 wasn’t a good year for the Babe.”


1964- At Sportsman Park in St. Louis, Yankees rookie starter Mel Stottlemyre defeats Cardinals Ace Bob Gibson in an 8-3 Yankees victory in Game #2 of 1964 World Series. Phil Linz hits a HR for the Yankees.


1977- The Yankees rip Royals starter Larry Gura for 6-hits and 4 runs in 2-innings, continue on to a 6-4 win to even their ALC series with the Royals at 2-2. Yankees Closer Sparky Lyle turns in 5 1/3 innings of relief work to gain the win.


1978- The Yankees clinch their 3rd straight AL Championship by defeating the Royals by the score of 2-1 at Yankee Stadium, behind the pitching of starter Ron Guidry and Closer Rich Gossage, with HR power supplied by Graig Nettles and Roy White.


1983- Yankees Reserve OF Antoan Richardson (2014) was born.
Anton Richardson had played with the 2011 Braves.  Originally, the Giants had signed him. Then he played in the Twins farm system. He made it back to the MLB with the Yankees at the end of the 2014 season, after hitting .271 in 93 games for their AAA team, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. On September 25th, he was on 2B as a pinch-runner when Derek Jeter ended his final game in his home ballpark of New Yankee Stadium with an opposite-field single off of Orioles hurler Evan Meek; Antoan ran home with the winning run in a 6-5 Yankees win, sending the huge crowd into a frenzy. He appeared in 13 games for the team, while hitting .313. After the 2014 MLB season had ended, the Yankees granted him MLB free agency. He signed with the Rangers organization for the 2015 season.


1985- Former Yankees Pitcher Cody Eppley (2012) was born.
On April 5,2012, reliever Cody Eppley was selected off waivers by the Yankees from the Rangers. He appeared in 59 games for the 2012 Yankees, while posting a 1-2 record. After appearing in 2 games, he was released by the Yankees on May 5, 2013. He would be picked up the by Twins.


1995- In the bottom of the 11th inning, Seattle DH Edgar Martinez drove home the tying and winning runs with a double to left field to rally the Mariners to a 6-5 win and the 1995 ALDS over the Yankees. Martinez batted .571 with 10 RBIs in the best-of-5 series. Ken Griffey, Jr., who beats the relay throw home to score the winning run, belted 5 HRs in the series.


2004- Former Yankees 1B Johnny Sturm (1941) passed away. (1916-2004)
In 1941, 1B Johnny Sturm made his MLB player debut with the Yankees. He had hit over .300 for their 1939-1940 Kansas City Blues team in the American Association. Johnny had replaced 1B Babe Dahlgren, who had been sold to the Braves. He hit only .239 as the club's regular 1B with just 3 HRs and 36 RBIs. In 1941 World Series against the Dodgers, he got a hit in each of the 5 games played. After that season, he enlisted in the Army. During his time in the military, he lost the tip of his right index finger in a tractor accident. Sturm tried to make a comeback with the Yankees in 1946, but a broken wrist ended his comeback attempt, before he played in a game. He would spend the next few seasons playing in the Yankees farm system.  After his active playing days had ended, he was a minor league manager for the Yankees, who was largely responsible for discovering Mickey Mantle, when he gave the young player a tryout. He also spent time as a MLB scout.


2010- Former Yankees Pitcher Dale Roberts (1967) passed away. (1942-2010)
Prior to the start of the 1963 MLB season, the Yankees signed Dale Roberts as a MLB amateur free agent. He earned a September call-up to the Bronx in 1967, after going 9-4 with a 2.97 ERA for the AAA Syracuse Chiefs. He made his MLB pitching debut on September 9th against the Red Sox, entering the game in the bottom of the 8th inning with his club down 6-1. He pitched 1 inning, allowing Mike Andrews to score on a Jerry Adair single. On September 16th, he made his only other appearance, pitching the 8th inning against the Indians. With his team down 5-1, when he came into the game, he hit the 1st 2 Tribe batters he faced, Chuck Hinton and Leon Wagner. After retiring Max Alvis, he walked Tony Horton to load the bases. Joe Azcue then singled to drive in Hinton. Dale Roberts ended his MLB pitching career with 2 earned runs in 2 innings spread over 2 games. After the 1967 season, Roberts was dealt to the Braves along with Catcher Bob Tillman for INF Bobby Cox. He pitched 3 more seasons in the minor leagues, ending his playing days with brief stints in the Angels and the Phillies organizations in 1970.


2012- Baltimore rookie starter Wei-Yin Chen pitches into the 7th inning against Yankees veteran starter Andy Pettitte to lead the Orioles to a 3-2 win in Game 2 of the ALDS, evening the series. Chris Davis drives in 2 runs with a 2-out basis-loaded single in the 3rd, and then Mark Reynolds provides the winning margin with an RBI in the 6th. 


October 9th


1885- Former Yankees Pitcher Pete Wilson (1908-1909) was born. (1885-1957)
On September 1,1908, Pete Wilson was drafted by the Yankees from Hartford (Connecticut State) in the 1908 MLB Rule 5 player draft. Wilson appeared in 20 games for the Yankees with a 9-8 record and 3.26 ERA. On December 27,1909, Pete was purchased by Montreal (International League) from the Yankees.


1898- Former HOF Indians and Yankees INF Joe Sewell (1931-1933) was born. (1898-1990)
After playing 2B with the Indians for 11 years, Joe Sewell joined the Yankees for the 1931-1933 AL seasons becoming their regular 3B. He hit .301 with 6 HRs and 614 RBIs in 1931 in 130 games.  Joe was on the 1932 World Championship team, hitting .272 with 11 HRs and 68 RBIs in 124 games. In his final season with the team, Joe hit .273 with 2 HRs and 54 RBIs in 135 games.  He appeared in 2 World Series during his MLB playing career with the 1920 Indians and the 1932 Yankees.  With the 1932 Yankees, he appeared in 4 games, while hitting .333 with 3 RBIs. He finished MLB playing career with a .312 lifetime BA with 49 HRs and 1,051 RBIs in 1,902 games, and with only 114 MLB career strikeouts, making him the toughest player to strike out, ever be elected to the Baseball’s Hall of Fame (1977).


1921- Babe Ruth hits his 1st World Series HR to lead the Yankees to their 1st series game victory over the Giants by the score of 3-0. This game will be the only Sunday game that Yankee hurler Carl Mays ever hurled in his 15-year MLB pitching career.


1926- Cardinals starter Grover Alexander scatters 8 Yankee hits in Game 6 of the 1926 World Series while the Cards tee off on 3 Yankees pitchers at Yankee Stadium for a 10-2 romp that sends the 1926 World Series to a 7th game. Yankees starter Bob Shawkey takes the loss.


1928- Yankees Babe Ruth hits 3-HRs in a World Series game for the 2nd time in his Yankees playing career as the Yankees beat the Cardinals by a score of 7-3. Yankees starter Waite Hoyt picks up the win for the Bombers.


1938- In the 1938 World Series, the Yankees became the 1st team to win 3 successive World Championships defeating the Cubs by the score of 8-3 at Yankee Stadium.  A crowd of 59,847 fans watched Yankees starter Red Ruffing posted his 2nd complete game victory of the 1938 World Series as the Yankees sweep the Cubs for the 2nd time in 6 years.  Frank Crosetti’s 2-run triple and Tommy Henrich’s HR led the Bronx Bomber’s hitting attack.


1941- Former Yankees 1B/OF and MLB Coach Joe “Pepi” Pepitone (1962-1969) was born.
Before the start of the 1958 MLB season, the Yankees signed Joe Pepitone as an MLB amateur free agent. He was one of 3 rookies that made the 1962 Yankees 25-man MLB roster out of spring training camp (others: Pitcher Jim Bouton and INF Phil Linz). Joe replaced Bill Skowron as Yankees regular 1B in 1963. He hit .271 with 27 HRs and 89 RBIs in 157 games. He was an AL Golden Glove winner for 1B in 1965-1966 and again in 1969. Joe was moved to the OF, when Mickey Mantle was moved from the outfield to 1B in 1967. Joe was on the 1963-1965 AL All Star teams. After several problems with Yankees management during the 1969 MLB season, he was traded during the off-season to the Astros for former Yankees minor league player OF/1B/C Curt Blefary.  Joe’s Yankees playing career totals were .252 BA in 1,051 games with 166 HRs and 541 RBIs. He appeared in 2 World Series (1963-1964) with Yankees, playing in 11 games, while hitting .154 with 1 HR and 5 RBIs. He would later play for the 1970-1973 Cubs and the 1973 Braves before leaving the MLB in 1973.  During 1973 season, he played briefly in Japan for 14 games. Overall as a MLB player, he appeared in 1,397 games, while hitting .258 with 219 HRs and 721 RBIs. In 1982, Joe was a Yankees MLB Coach. Also, he has worked in the Yankees front office during the 1980’s.


1949- The Yankees pound the Dodgers by the score of 10-6 to win the 1949 World Series in 5 games. Pinch hitter and 3B Bobby Brown is the Bronx hitting hero, batting .500 and driving in 5 runs. Closer Joe Page picks up the save for the Yankees, as Joe DiMaggio hits a HR. The World Series ends with the Yankees hitting .226 to Dodgers .210, but the Yankee pitching holds up with a 2.80 ERA, while the Brooklyn pitchers post a high 4.30 ERA.


1951- In Game 5 of the 1951 World Series, Yankees rookie Gil Mc Dougald’s Grand-Slam-HR highlighted the Yankees 13-1 win against the Giants at the Polo Grounds.  Also, the Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto hits a HR in the game. The Yankee batters shelled 5 Giant pitchers for 12 hits and 13 runs. Also, the Giants defense commit 3 errors in the game. Yankees veteran starter Eddie Lopat picks up a complete game victory, allowing only 5 Giant hits and 1 run. 


1956- At Ebbets Field, the Dodgers bounce back after Yankee’s Don Larsen's perfect game to tie the World Series in Game 6. Dodgers’ starting pitcher Clem Labine comes out of the bullpen to pitch a 1-0 victory over the Yankees in 10 innings.  He allows only 7 Yankees hits in the game. The Bums scored the game’s only run on a misplayed ball in the outfield by Yankees veteran Enos “Country” Slaughter in the 10th inning.  Yankees starter Bob Turley is loser, allowing only 4 Dodger hits, while pitching a complete game. The winning run in the 10th inning, ends the Dodgers scoreless streak of 18 innings.


1958- Yankees hurler Bob Turley pitched 6 2/3 shutout innings in relief of Yankees starter Don Larsen to beat the Braves by the score of 6-2 for the 1958 World Series Champion title. The Yankees became the 1st team since 1925 to win the World Series after being down to 3-1 games. Yankees 1B Bill Skowron’s 3-run HR in the 8th inning breaks up a 2-2 tie helps the Yankees win the game. Braves starter Lew Burdette takes the loss; giving up 4 Yankee runs in the 8th inning rally. 


1969- Former Yankees Minor League INF Kevin Jordan was born.
On June 4,1990, INF Kevin Jordan was selected by the Yankees in the 20th round of the 1990 MLB amateur player draft. Kevin never played for the Yankees at the MLB level. On February 9,1994, he was traded by the team along with pitchers Ryan Karp and Bobby Munoz to the Phillies for a player to be named later and veteran MLB starter Terry Mulholland. The Phillies would send P Jeff Patterson on November 8,1994 to the Yankees to complete the trade. Kevin played in the MLB from 1995-2001, with the Phillies.


1975- Former Yankees Minor League P Danny Mota was born.
On April 15, 1994, hurler Danny Mota was signed by the Yankees as an MLB amateur free agent. He never appeared with the team at the MLB level. He pitched in the Yankees farm system for 3 seasons, posting a 5-1 record in 71 games. On February 6, 1998, he was traded by the Yankees along with OF/1B Brian Buchanan, INF Cristian Guzman, Pitcher Eric Milton and cash to the Twins for 2B Chuck Knoblauch.


1976- The Yankees open their 1st post-season play since the 1964 AL season and their 1st AL Playoff Series appearance ever by dousing the Royals by the score of 4-1 in Kansas City. Yankees starter Catfish Hunter tossed a 5-hitter against the Royals.


1977- The Yankees rallied for 3 runs in the 9th inning to beat the Royals by the score of 5-3. They take the 1977 AL pennant in the 5th game of the ALCS playoffs.


1977- Former Yankees 2B Brian Roberts (2014) was born.
On December 17th, he signed a 1-year  MLB free agent deal with the Yankees, who had just seen their own long-time fixture at 2nd, Robinson Cano, leave the team via MLB free agency. The contract was only finalized on January 14th, though, as the Yankees waited for a spot to open on their roster, which happened when 3B/DH Alex Rodriguez was handed his 1-year suspension for PED use on January 11th. He played 91 games for the 2014 Yankees; he was the regular 2B during the 1st 4 months of the season. It was the most games for Brian since suffering his concussion at the end of the 2009 MLB season. He hit only .237, however with 5 HRs and 21 RBIs, but he did score 40 runs and collected 16 doubles. Not satisfied with his production, the Yankees acquired INF Stephen Drew from the Red Sox at the July 31st trading deadline to play the position and released Roberts a few days later, but Drew produced even less than him. After the 2014 MLB season, Roberts announced his active player retirement, hanging up his spikes after 14 seasons and hitting .276. 


1986-Former Yankees Pitcher Chaz Roe (2014) was born.
On August 31, 2014,  hurler Chaz Roe was purchased by the Yankees from the Marlins. He appeared in 3 games with the Yankees going 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA. On September 24, 2014, Roe was selected off waivers by the Pirates from the Yankees. 


1986- Former Yankees Pitcher Dave Phelps (2012-2014) was born.
Dave Phelps went to Notre Dame, where as a sophomore, he struck out 102 batters while posting a 1.88 ERA. After going 5-5 with a 4.65 ERA and 75 strikeouts as a junior, he was selected by the Yankees in the 14th round of the 2008 amateur player draft. Dave made his pro debut that summer, posting an 8-2 record and 2.72 ERA in 15 starts for the Staten Island Yankees. He began 2009 with the Charleston RiverDogs going 10-3 with a 2.80 ERA in 19 starts. He was promoted to the Tampa Yankees in late July and went 3-1 in 7 starts for the club, allowing just 5 earned runs in that time. Phelps was with the AA Trenton Thunder to start 2010; he was 6-0 with a 2.04 ERA in 14 starts. He again advanced up the Yankees ladder in early July, joining the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, posting a 4-2 record with a 3.07 ERA in a dozen outings. He spent the majority of 2011 back with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where he posted a 6-6 record and 3.19 ERA in 18 starts.  After missing 2 months of the season with a shoulder injury, he also got into a pair of games with the GCL Yankees on a rehabilitation assignment that season. Phelps made New York's Opening Day roster in 2012. Dave was named the winner of 2012 James P. Dawson Award for the best Yankee rookie in spring training camp. He got into his 1st MLB game on April 8th, coming out of the bullpen and retiring both batters that he faced to end the game against the  Rays. Phelps retired the 1st 12 batters of his MLB pitching career, but his streak was ended by a Vernon Wells’ HR. He continued to pitch quite well over the next few months, assuring his place as the swingman and long reliever out of the Yankees' bullpen. Dave finished the 2012 regular season with a 4-4 record with a .34 ERA in 33 games. In 2013, Dave went 6-5 in 22 games with a 4.98 ERA. The next season, Dave went 5-5 with a 4.38 ERA with 1 save in 32 games. Overall as a Yankees pitcher, he was 15-14 with 4.21 ERA with 1 save in 87 games. On December 19, 2014, he was traded by the Yankees to the Marlins along with INF Martin Prado in return for P Nate Eovaldi, 1B/OF Garrett Jones and P Domingo German.


1996- Yankees Bernie Williams hit a HR in the 11th inning to give the Yankees, a 5-4 victory over the Orioles in Game 1 of the 1996 ALCS. The Yankees received a great help from a young fan, when Jeff Maier (age 12) created a game-tying HR by Derek Jeter in the 8th inning, when he reached out and grabbed a ball that was about to be caught by Orioles RF Tony Tarasco.


2004- In Minneapolis, the Yankees rallied for 4 runs to tie the game in the 8th inning, then pushed across the winning run in the 11th inning on a wild pitch. The 6-5 win against the Twins gave them a 3-1 ALDS victory and sends them back to Yankee Stadium, where they will open against the Red Sox in the best-of-7 ALCS.


2005- The Yankees forced an ALDS Game 5 by defeating the Angels by the score of 3-2.


2009- Twins Closer Joe Nathan gives up a game-tying 2-run HR to the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez in the 9th inning. Minnesota wastes a slew of opportunities to put the Bombers away in Game 2 of their ALDS, losing by the score of 4-3 in 11 innings. Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira hits a walk-off HR off of Twins hurler Jose Mijares to end the game, after the Twins waste a bases-loaded, none out opportunity in the top of the 11th Inning.


October 10th


1904- The Red Sox clinched the 1904 AL pennant on the last day of the MLB season, when Yankees starter Jack Chesbro threw a wild pitch in the 9th inning to allow the winning run to score from 3B. The Red Sox had won the 1st game of the doubleheader by the score of 3-2. Jack Chesbro finishes 1904 AL season with a MLB and Yankees club pitching record of 41 wins.


1923- It's an all-New York City World Series at the Polo Grounds for the 3rd straight MLB season. In Game 1, the Giants break a 4-4 tie in the top of the 9th inning as they defeat the Yankees by the score of 5-4.  Giants’ reliever Rosy Ryan takes the win, while Yankees reliever Joe Bush is the loser. The Giants veteran OF Casey Stengel's inside-the-park HR is the 1st Series HR hit at Yankee Stadium. Also, it is the 1st World Series to be broadcast on a nationwide radio network.


1926- Veteran hurler Grover Alexander saved Game 7 and the 1926 World Series for the Cardinals by fanning Tony Lazzeri with the bases loaded in the 7th inning and pitching 2 1/3 hitless innings. The 1926 World Series is the only Series in MLB History to have concluded with a runner being thrown out trying to steal. The unlikely owner of that dubious distinction is none other than the Sultan of Swat himself, Babe Ruth. With 2 outs in the top of the 9th inning, Alexander misses on a 3-2 pitch and Ruth is walked for the 3rd time, having hit a HR in his only official at-bat. With New York trailing by 1, Ruth reasons that, with nobody having gotten the ball out of the infield against the aging Cardinal ace, the Yankees' best bet is to at least get a runner into scoring position in case one of their ground balls finally finds a hole.


1929- Former Yankees Reliever Bobby Tiefenauer (1965) was born. (1929-2000)
The Yankees obtained veteran reliever Bobby Tiefenauer from the Braves in a trade for minor league hurler Tom Dukes. He posted a 1-1 record in 10 games in 1965, along with 2 saves working out of the Yankees bullpen. On August 11,1965, Bobby was purchased by the Indians from the Yankees. After retiring as an active player in 1968, he became a pitching coach in the Phillies organization


1937- The 1937 World Series ends, when Yankees starter Lefty Gomez knocks in the winning run in the 4-2 clincher in Game 5 against the Giants at the Polo Grounds. Lefty records his 5th World Series win without a loss, allowing 10 Giants hits and 2 runs. Yankees batters Joe DiMaggio and Myril Hoag hit HRs for the Bombers. Another new World Series record comes, when the Yankees complete the 1937 World Series without an error.


1951- Hank Bauer's bases-loaded triple in Game 6 of the 1951 World Series propels the Yankees to a 4-3 over the Giants and their 3d straight World Series victory. As 67,111 fans at Yankee Stadium, see Joe DiMaggio’s last World Series game as a Yankees player. Joe finishes the 1951 World Series with a double in the 8th inning. The Yankees starter Vic Raschi picks up the victory with relief help from veteran pitchers Johnny Sain and Bob Kuzava, who gets the save. 


1956- Yankees starter Johnny Kucks shuts down the Dodgers by the score of 9-0, as the Yankees win the 1956 World Series in 7 games. Yogi Berra hits a pair of 2-run HRs and Bill Skowron hits Grand Slam HR. It's the 7th and final time, the Dodgers and the Yankees will meet in the World Series as New York City MLB teams. In the future, it will take a jet, not a subway, to get these 2 teams together for the 1963 World Series. 


1957- Lew Burdette's 3rd victory of the 1957 World Series, a 5-0 shutout over the Yankees; gives the Braves, the 1957 World Series Championship, their 1st since the 1914 Miracle Boston Braves and the team’s only 1 while playing in Milwaukee (1953-1965). A Yankee Stadium crowd of 61, 207 fans watched as former Yankee pitcher now a Brave starter Burdette allows only 7 Yankee hits. The Yankees committed 3 errors in the game. Yankees starter Don Larsen is chased by the Braves for 4 runs in the 3rd inning, takes the loss. Catcher  Del Crandall hits a HR for the Braves.


1964- At Yankee Stadium, the Yankees starter Jim Bouton and Cardinals veteran hurler Curt Simmons battle to a 1-1 tie through 8 innings in Game 3 of the 1964 World Series. Mickey Mantle hits a HR on Barney Schultz's 1st pitch in the 9th inning the Yankees win the game by a score of 2-1. It is Mickey’s 16 World Series HR breaking Babe Ruth’s HR record.  Before his at bat in the 9th inning, Mickey tells his Yankees teammate, Elston Howard that he’ll hit Schultz’s 1st pitch for a HR. Mickey Mantle will finish the1964 World Series with a .333 BA with 3 HRs, he will finish his MLB playing career with 18 HRs in World Series play for the Yankees.


1976- The Royals even their AL Playoffs series with the Yankees by coming from behind to beat the Yankees by a score of 7-3.


1978- The Dodgers Davey Lopes collects 2 HRs with 5 RBIs to lead the Dodgers to an 11-5 victory over the Yankees in Game 1 of the 1978 World Series. Tommy John picks up the win for the Dodgers, while Yankees starter Ed Figueroa takes the loss.


1980- The Royals All Star 3B George Brett hits an upper-deck 3-run HR off Yankees relief ace Goose Gossage to give the Royals a 4-2 victory and a 3-game sweep of the Yankees in the 1980 ALCS.


1986- Former Yankees Pitcher Russ “Sheriff” Van Atta (1933-1935) passed away. (1906-1986).
Russ Van Atta went 24-25 in 114 games with the 1933-1935 Yankees before being sold to the Browns during the 1935 season. His best Yankees season was in 1933, when he went 12-4 with a 4.18 ERA in 26 games for the Yankees. He would pitch for the Browns from 1935-1939.


1990- Former Yankees Batting Coach and MLB player Wally Moses passed away. (1910-1990).
Wally Moses was the MLB batting coach for Yankees Manager Ralph Houk from 1961-1962. He stayed with the Yankees organization as a batting instructor in 1963. Wally was a MLB scout from 1964-1966, when he returned to the Yankees MLB coaching staff from May through the end of the 1966 AL season, working with returning Yankees Manager Ralph Houk. Wally spent most of his MLB playing career with the A’s and later with the White Sox. After leaving the Yankees, Wally worked as a MLB coach for the Tigers until his retirement in 1970.


1996- The Orioles' 5-3 win over the Yankees in Game 2, evens the 1996 ALCS at 1 game apiece. Orioles Rafael Palmeiro's 7th-inning HR is the key blow.


1998- The Yankees even the 1998 ALCS at 2 games apiece on a 4-hit, 4-0 shutout by Orlando Hernandez, who hurls the 1st 7 innings, while Yankees relievers Mike Stanton and Mariano Rivera finish up the game.


2000- The Mariners defeated the Yankees by the score of 2-0 to take the opener of the 2000 ALCS. Seattle starter Freddy Garcia and the Mariners bullpen combine on the 6-hitter, while shortstop Alex Rodriguez hits a HR for Seattle


2001- The Yankees fall to the A’s by the score of 5-3 in Game 1 of their ALDS. OF Terrence Long hits a pair of HRs for the A’s, while 1B Jason Giambi, adds another HR for the club. Starter Mark Mulder gets the win for Oakland, while A’s OF Johnny Damon goes 4-for-4.


2005- Angels Rookie starter Ervin Santana pitched 5 1/3 strong innings in his postseason debut, Garret Anderson hits a HR and drove in 2 runs, while Adam Kennedy hit a go-ahead 2-run triple, to lead the Angels over the Yankees by the score of 5-3 in the decisive Game 5 of their 2005 AL playoff series.


2012- Pinch-hitting for a struggling Alex Rodriguez in the bottom of the 9th inning, veteran Raul Ibanez HRs off of Orioles closer Jim Johnson to tie the score at 2-2. Yankees Manager Joe Girardi's bold move pays off twice, as Ibanez HRs again against Orioles reliever Brian Matusz in the 12th inning to give New York a 3-2 walk-off victory in Game 3 of the ALDS. Baltimore had taken a 2-1 lead on HRs by rookies Ryan Flaherty and Manny Machado off of Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda, until Ibanez turns the game's tide.


October 11th


1931- Former Yankees Pitcher and Minor League Manager Gary Blaylock (1959) was born.
On July 26,1959, Gary Blaylock was selected off waivers by the Yankees from the Cardinals. He went 0-1 in 15 games for the 1959 Yankees. Gary later managed in the Yankees farm system during the 1960’s.


1943- Yankees starter Spud Chandler shut out the Cardinals by the score of 2-0 as the Yankees win the 1943 World Series in 5 games. Chandler gave up 10 hits, but he stranded 11 Cardinal runners. Yankees Catcher Bill Dickey's 2-run HR in the 6th inning was the difference in the game.


1958- Former Yankees C/1B Ira Thomas (1906-1907) passed away. (1881-1958)
On August 20,1905, Ira Thomas was purchased by the Yankees from Providence (Eastern League).  He appeared in 124 games for the 1906-1907 Yankees, while hitting .195 with 1 HR and 39 RBIs. On December 12,1907, Thomas was purchased by the Tigers from the Yankees. He played in 40 games for the 1908 Tigers, while hitting .307. The Tigers sent him to the A’s in 1908. Ira played for Philadelphia from 1909-1915. He appeared on 3 World Series teams for the A’s (1910-1911 and 1913). Ira Thomas was the 1st successful pinch hitter in the history of the World Series. While playing for the Tigers, he stroked a single while batting for Charley O'Leary against the Cubs' Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown in the 9th inning of Game 1 of the 1908 World Series. After he retired, Thomas coached baseball at Williams College from 1914-1919. He then became a Philadelphia  A’s MLB coach and Owner/ Manager Connie Mack's chief MLB scout. He recommended several players to Connie Mack, most notably Pitchers Lefty Grove and George Earnshaw.


1964- In Game 4 of the 1964 World Series, Cardinals 3B Ken Boyer hits a Grand Slam HR capping off a 4-3 comeback win over the Yankees. The Bronx Bombers had chased Cards starter Ray Sadecki for 3 runs in the 1st inning. Then Cardinal relievers Roger Craig and Ron Taylor hold the Yankees to just 1 hit for the rest of the game. The Cardinals had trailed by the score of 3-0, before Ken Boyer's Grand Slam HR blast against Yankees starter Al Downing in the 6th inning. Yankees relievers Pete Mikkelsen and Ralph Terry hold the Cardinals scoreless, but the Yankees batting line-up fails to catch the Redbirds.


1965- Former Yankees Pitcher Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez (1998-2003) was born in Cuba.
On March 23,1998, Orlando Hernandez was signed by the Yankees as an MLB amateur free agent after fleeing Cuba. “El Duque” went 53-45 as a Yankees pitcher. His best Yankees season was in 1999, when he posted a 17-9 record. In 1999, he was the ALCS MVP. Orlando went 4-4 in 4 World Series for the Yankees. In AL postseason playoffs, Orlando was 13-10 for the Yankees. On January 15, 2003, he was traded by the Yankees to the White Sox for P Antonio Osuna and minor league player Delvis Lantigua.


1977- The Yankees defeat the Dodgers by the score of 4-3 in the opener of the 1977 World Series. The Dodgers held a 2-1 lead in the 6th inning, when the Yankees tie the game at 2-2 in the 8th inning on a Willie Randolph HR, followed a Thurman Munson double later in the inning that score the go head run. The Dodgers tied the game at 3-3 in the 9th inning, sending the game into extra innings. In the 12th inning, the Yankees score the winning runs, with Willie Randolph on 2B after hitting a lead off double, Thurman Munson was intentionally passed and reserve OF Paul Blair singles home the winning run.


1978- The Dodgers edged the Yankees by the score of 4-3 in Game 2 of the 1978 World Series at Dodger Stadium. Veteran starter Catfish Hunter takes the loss for the Yankees. With runners in scoring position Dodgers hurler Bob Welch strikes out Yankees slugger Reggie Jackson to end the game.


2006- Yankees hurler Cory Lidle is killed, when a plane he is in crashes into a residential building in New York City. On July 30, 2006, Corey was traded by the Phillies along with OF Bobby Abreu to the Yankees for hurler Matt Smith and 3 minor league players: C.J. Henry, Carlos Monastrios and Jesus Sanchez. Corey went 4-3 with a 5.16 ERA in 10 games with the 2006 Yankees. 


2009-The Yankees complete a sweep of the Twins by the score of 4-1, to take their ALDS in the last MLB game ever played at the Metrodome. Solo HRs by 3B Alex Rodriguez and Catcher Jorge Posada off of Twins starter Carl Pavano in the 7th inning are the deciding blows. Yankees veteran starter Andy Pettitte wins the 15th postseason game of his MLB pitching career, tying John Smoltz for the most ever. 


2012- The Orioles even the 2012 ALDS against the Yankees with a 2-1 win, meaning that all 4 Division Series will go the distance this season.  Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy drives in the winning run with a double, scoring Orioles base runner Manny Machado in the 13th inning in the longest postseason game in Orioles franchise history.


October 12th


1918- Former New York Yankees OF Alex Burr (1914) is killed in France, becoming the 3rd MLB player to die in World War I.
OF Alex Burr appeared in 1 game with the 1914 Yankees with no plate appearances.Alex Burr was killed in an airplane accident on October 12,1918 while serving in the United States Air Service in Cazaux, France. Burr's plane crashed into a lake in flames; his body was not recovered. He had been serving in France since November of 1917. Alex was 24 years old at the time of his death. Burr was one of 5 MLB players, who were killed in World War I. The 4 other players were: Bun Troy‚ Larry Chappell‚ Eddie Grant and Ralph Sharman. 


1922- The Yankees transfer P/OF Lefty O’Doul to the Red Sox to complete the Joe Dugan trade of July 24,1922. Later in his MLB playing career, Lefty would switch from the mound to the outfield become a successful player in NL with the Phillies, Dodgers and Giants, finishing with his MLB playing career with a MLB lifetime .346 BA. He would be a successful minor league Manager with the San Francisco Seals in the Pacific Coast League. He would recommend many of the league’s players to the Yankees as unofficial scout. The minor league teams were independent of MLB teams control, signing and developing their own players, then selling them to the MLB teams.


 1936- Former Yankees All Star INF/OF and MLB Announcer Tony Kubek (1957-1965) was born.
In 1954, the Yankees signed Tony Kubek, as an MLB amateur free agent. He was the son of a former minor league player, who had played for Casey Stengel. In 1957, Tony was the AL Rookie of Year Award winner for the Yankees, hitting .297 with 3 HRs and 24 RBIs in 127 games. He was a member of the AL All Star teams in 1958-1959 and 1961 seasons. He appeared in 7 World Series as a Yankee, hitting .240 with 2 HRs and 10 RBIs in 37 games.  Kubek played many different positions for Yankees Manager Casey Stengel’s except for catching and pitching. Tony finished his Yankees playing career with a .266 BA in 1,092 games with 57 HRs with 373 RBIs. He retired at the end of 1965 season due to neck and back injuries. Tony became a baseball announcer, covering the “Game of the Week” on NBC-TV for 24 years. In 1977, he joined the new AL expansion team, the Toronto Blue Jays broadcasting team.  From 1990 to 1994, Tony worked for MSG Network covering the Yankees. In 1995, Tony retired from broadcasting. Over the years, he was been away from the game disappointed with baseball’s overall greed. Tony wrote a book about the 1961 Yankees team entitled “61.”


1948- The Yankees named former NL and long-time Minor League Manager Casey Stengel their new manager for the 1949 MLB season, replacing veteran Manager Bucky Harris (1946-1948). Yankees new GM George Weiss wanted his own man to run the team.  Yankees former Co-Owner and GM Larry MacPhail, who had left the team after the 1947 World Series victory over the Dodgers, had picked Bucky Harris to manage the team.  Weiss had known Casey Stengel from his Minor League days with the Milwaukee Brewers (American Association) and the Oakland Oaks (Pacific Coast League.) He had managed the Oakland Oaks with future Yankee players INF Billy Martin and OF Jackie Jensen. Casey receives a 2-year contract from the team. He will lead the Yankees to 5 consecutive World Championships beginning in 1949. The Boston baseball writers declared that the 1949 AL season is over for the Yankees, that the Red Sox will prevail in the AL. Casey Stengel has never had a winning season as MLB Manager with the 1934-1936 Dodgers and the 1938-1943 Braves in the NL. Most of the veteran Yankees players from the Joe McCarthy era consider Casey to be a “clown.” New Yankees GM Weiss will start trading the McCarthy era Yankee vets away.


1954- Former Yankees Minor League INF Garth Iorg was born.
On June 5,1973, INF Garth Iorg was drafted by Yankees in the 8th round of the 1973 MLB amateur player draft. He never appeared with the Yankees at the MLB level. On November 5, 1976, Garth Iorg was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays from the Yankees organization as the 41st pick in the 1976 AL expansion team player draft.


1955- Former Yankees Pitcher Jim Lewis (1982) was born.
On November 1,1979, Jim Lewis was traded by the Mariners along with OF Ruppert Jones to the Yankees for Pitchers Rick Anderson and Jim Beattie, MLB OF Juan Beniquez and C Jerry Narron. Jim appeared in only 1 game for the 1982 Yankees with no record. On December 7,1982, Jim was drafted by the Twins from the Yankees organization in the 1982 Minor League player draft.


1960- Yankees veteran starter Whitey Ford throws his 2nd shutout of the 1960 World Series defeating the Pirates by the score of 12-0. Yankees 2B Bobby Richardson leads the Yankees hitting attack with 2 triples. Veteran Pirates starter Bob Friend takes the loss for the Bucs, lasting only 3 innings.


1963- Former Yankees OF/DH Louis Polonia (1989-1990,1994-1995,2000) was born.
On June 21,1989, Louis Polonia was traded by the A’s along with hurlers Greg Cadaret and Eric Plunk to the Yankees for OF Rickey Henderson. On April 29,1990, Louis was traded by the Yankees to the Angels for P Rich Monteleone and OF/DH Claudell Washington. On October 27,1993, Louis was granted MLB free agency by the Angels. On December 20,1993, Louis was signed as a MLB free agent with the Yankees. On August 11,1995, Louis was traded by the  Yankees to the Braves for minor league player Troy Hughes. In August of 2000, the Yankees signed Louis as a MLB free agent. He appeared in 2 games of 2000 World Series for the Yankees. In 5 seasons with the Yankees, Louis appeared in 276 games, hitting .296 with 6 HRs and 88 RBI’s, while stealing 44 bases. 


1970- Former Yankees Pitcher Tanyon Sturtze ((2004-2006) was born.
On May 15, 2004, Tanyon Sturtze was traded by the Dodgers to the Yankees for minor league player Brian Myrow. Tanyon went 11-5 in 110 games with 2 saves for the Yankees. Previously he had pitched in the AL for Tampa Bay. In 2008, he tries to make an injury comeback with the Dodgers, but he was unsuccessful in his attempt and retired as an active player. 


1977- The Dodgers beat the Yankees by the score of 6-1 to even the 1977 World Series after 2 games. Veteran starter Catfish Hunter, who had not pitched in over a month, started the game for the Yankees. Dodger HRs by Ron Cey, Steve Yeager and Reggie Smith knocked out the Yankees starter in the 3rd inning of the game. Catfish Hunter’s start allowed the Yankees to have a rested Mike Torrez and Ron Guidry to start the next 2 games for the Yankees.


1982-Former Yankees Reserve INF Casey McGehee (2012) was born.
On July 31,2012, INF Casey McGehee was traded by the Pirates to the Yankees for reliever Chad Qualls. Casey only appeared in 22 games for the 2012 Yankees, while hitting .151 with 1 HR and 6 RBIs. On October 31,2012, Casey was granted MLB free agency by the Yankees. He signed to play the 2013 baseball season with a pro team in Japan, hitting .287 with 27 HRs. In 2014, he returned to the MLB signing with the Marlins.


2006- Former Yankees Reserve OF Johnny Callison (1972-1973) passed away. (1939-2006)
On January 20,1972, veteran OF Johnny Callison was traded by the Cubs to the Yankees for a player to be named later. The  Yankees sent veteran reliever Jack Aker on May 17,1972 to the  Cubs to complete the trade. Johnny appeared in 137 games for the Yankees, while hitting .231 with 10 HRs and 44 RBIs. In 1972, he hit .258 for the Yankees, but he faded during the 1973 season. On August 18,1973, Johnny was released by the team.  As a member of the 1964 Phillies, Johnny was the 1964 All Star MVP game for hitting the game winning HR at Shea Stadium. He appeared on 3 NL All Star teams. In 1957, the White Sox signed John as a MLB amateur free agent; he was later traded to the Phillies in 1959 for 3B Gene Freese.


2012- Behind their ace CC Sabathia, the Yankees fight off the pesky Orioles by the score of 3-1, in Game 5 of the ALDS. Sabathia allows only 4 Birds hits in a dominant complete game effort. With Alex Rodriguez on the bench, the Bronx Bombers score twice in 6 innings against Jason Hammel, Yankees OF Curtis Granderson adds a solo HR in the 7th inning. The Orioles score once in the 8th, but they never mount a significant threat against the Yankees' ace.


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October 13th


1876- Former Yankees Pitcher and MLB Manager William “Wild Bill’ Donvan (1915-1917) was born. (1876-1923)
Yankees Manager ‘Wild Bill” Donvan posted a 220-239 record with the 1915-1917 Yankees, before being replaced by Miller Higgins in 1918. Donvan had replaced player-Manager Roger Peckinpaugh. His Yankee teams had suffered injuries to key players during the 1917 season, resulting in a 6th place finish. When Miller Higgins became available, Yankees Co-Owner Jacob Rupert released the popular Donvan and signed Higgins. As a pitcher for the Yankees, he appeared in only 13 games, while posting a 0-1 record. He had been a starter for the Dodgers before jumping to the AL to pitch for the Tigers. His MLB pitching career record was 185-139 with a 2.69 ERA in 378 games. He had appeared in 3 World Series with the 1907-1909 Tigers, posting a 1-4 record with a 2.70 ERA in 6 games. He was on his way to the 1923 winter baseball meetings in Chicago, when he was a victim of one of the most famous American train wrecks of the 20th Century, the crash of the 20th Century Limited at Forsyth, NY, 25 miles east of Erie, PA. He was killed instantly, 1 of 9 victims of the tragedy. Bill had been expected to be named the new manager of the 1924 Washington Senators.


1883-Former Yankees Reserve C/1B/OF Walter “Heavy” Blair (1907-1911) was born. (1883-1948)
On August 18,1907, Walter Blair was purchased by the Yankees from the Williamsport (Tri-State).  He appeared in 216 games with the team, while hitting .196 with 1 HR and 153 RBIs. After the 1911 MLB season, he played in the minor leagues with the Rochester Hustlers (International League). In 1914-1915, Walt played for the Buffalo Buffeds in the Federal League.


1895- Former Yankees Reserve OF Ben Paschal (1924-1929) was born. (1895-1974)
On September 9,1924, Ben Paschal purchased by the Yankees from the Atlanta Crackers (Southern Association) for $20,000.  He previous played in the MLB with 1915 Indians and 1920 Red Sox. On April 12, 1927, the opening game of the 1927 AL season, Ben Paschal became the last player to ever pinch hit for Babe Ruth. The replacement came in the 6th inning, after Babe Ruth had gone 0 for 3 in the game with 2 strikeouts; Paschal hit a single.  Ben hit .309 with 24 HRs and 131 in 346 games for the Yankees as a reserve OF.  He did play in 2 World Series with the 1926,1928 Yankees, while hitting .214 with no HRs with 1 RBI in 8 games. On November 21, 1929, Ben was traded by the Yankees along with C Johnny Grabowski and P Wilcy Moore to St Paul Saints (American Association) for veteran MLB catcher Bubbles Hargrave.


1896- Former Yankees Reserve INF Mike Gazella (1923,1926-1928) was born. (1896-1978)
Mike Gazella hit .241 in 160 games for the Yankees as a reserve infielder. On December 20, 1928, the Yankees sold Mike to the Hollywood Stars (PCL). During the 1940’s, Mike was a MLB scout for the Yankees organization.


1921- In the 1st New York City "Subway Series" ever, the Giants defeat the Yankees by a score of 1-0 to take the 1921 World Series, 5 games to 3. The only run of the game scores on a 1st inning error by the Yankees shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh. The Yankees lose chance to win on poor base running by Aaron Ward. Giant’s starter Art Nehf and Yankees starter Waite Hoyt pitch complete games.


1921- Former Yankees Baseball Executive Lou Saban was born. (1921-2009)
Lou Saban was a former college and professional football coach. He was briefly President of the  Yankees in 1981-1982. He also served as a MLB scout for the club from 1984-1987.


1924- Former Yankees Reserve C/3B and Minor League Manager Charlie Silvera (1948-1956) was born.
In 1942, the Yankees signed catcher Charlie Silvera as an MLB amateur free agent. Charlie appeared in 221 games for the Yankees, while hitting .292 with 1 HR and 30 RBIs. His best Yankees player season was in 1949, when he played in 58 games, while hitting .315 with 13 RBIs. He made 1 game appearance with no hits in the 1949 World Series against the Dodgers for the Yankees. On December 11,1956, Charlie was traded by the Yankees along with cash and another player to be named to the Cubs for a player to be named later. The Cubs sent C Harry Chiti on December 14,1956 to the Yankees to complete the trade. Chiti never appears with the team, he would be drafted by the A’s in the 1957 MLB Rule 5 minor league player draft.  After retiring as an active player, Silvera managed and coached in the minor leagues (1958-1960,1970), he scouted for the expansion Senators (1961-1968) and coached for the 1969 Twins, 1971-1972 Tigers and the 1973-1975 Rangers before retiring from baseball.


1937- Former Yankees OF Lou Clinton (1966-1967) was born. (1937-1997)
On January 14,1966, Lou Clinton was traded by the Indians to the Yankees for reserve catcher Doc Edwards. He hit .220 with 5 HRs and 24 RBIs in 86 games with the Yankees. Lou Clinton originally came up with the 1960 Red Sox. During his MLB playing career, he played for the Red Sox, Angels, A’s, Indians before finishing up with the 1967 Yankees. He hit .247 with 65 HRs and 269 RBIs in 691 games. On October 1,1961, Lou was the Red Sox RF in the Roger Maris HR #61 game.


1954- Former Yankees Minor League Manager Tommy Jones was born. (1954-2009)
Before joining the Yankees organization, Tommy Jones managed in the Royals organization. He managed the 1987-1988 Albany Colonie Yankees (Eastern League). From 1998 to 2004, Tommy Jones was the Director of Player Development for the Diamondbacks. Jones also was the MLB 1B coach for the 2004 Diamondbacks. He was a MLB scout for the 2005 Mariners. In 2009, Jones passed away, losing a more than yearlong battle with brain cancer.


1954- Former Yankees Pitcher George Frazier (1981-1983) was born.
On June 7,1981, George Frazier was sent by the Cardinals to the Yankees to complete an earlier deal made on February 16,1981. The Cardinals sent a player to be named later to the Yankees for INF Rafael Santana. George appeared in 140 games for the Yankees posting an 8-9 record with 12 saves. He lost 3 games to the Dodgers in the 1981 World Series. On February 5,1984, George was traded by the Yankees with a player to be named later and OF Otis Nixon to the Indians for a player to be named later and INF Toby Harrah. The  Indians sent minor league player Rick Browne on February 8, 1984 to the Yankees to complete the trade. The Yankees sent minor league P Guy Elston on February 8, 1984 to the Indians to complete the trade


1960- The Pirates 2B Bill Mazeroski hits one of the most dramatic HR’s in World Series history. Maz' leadoff HR in the bottom of the 9th inning against Yankees reliever Ralph Terry gives Pirates a stunning 10-9 win in Game 7. It is the last game of Yankees Manager Casey Stengel’s career and his last World Series appearance as a MLB Manager. He will be let go by the Yankees front office and replaced by Yankees MLB Coach Ralph Houk. Long time Yankees General Manager George Weiss will be retired by Yankees Co-Owners Del Webb and Dan Topping.


1971- The Yankees obtained P Rich Hinton from the Indians for OF Jim Lyttle. Rich Hinton would go 1-0 for the Yankees before being sent to the Rangers during the 1972 AL season.  Jim Lyttle hit .270 for the Yankees in 1970, but missed most of the 1971 MLB season being stricken with mono.


1978- Yankees All Star 3B Graig Nettles put on a fielding clinic and prevented 7 runs as the Yankees beat the Dodgers by the score of 5-1 in Game 3 of the 1978 World Series. Nettles made 4 spectacular stops and gave the Yankees the 1st victory of the World Series. Yankees starter Ron Guidry gets the win, beating Dodgers starter Don Sutton, while veteran Yankees OF Roy White hits a HR for the Bombers.


1996- Powered by 3 HRs in the 3rd inning and 8 strong innings of pitching from lefty starter Andy Pettitte, as the Yankees won their 34th AL pennant with a 6-4 victory over the Orioles. The Yankees took the ALCS by 4-games-1. The team went to the 1996 World Series for the 1st time since 1981 season.


1998- The Yankees advanced to the 1998 World Series for a record 35th time after beating the Indians 9-5 to win the 1998 ALCS in 6 games.


1999- The Yankees defeat the Red Sox in the opener of the 1999 ALCS by the score of 4-3 in 10 innings. The Red Sox blow a 3-0 lead, as Yankees CF Bernie Williams hit a HR off of Red Sox reliever Rod Beck.


2000- The Yankees batter the Mariners by the score of 8-2 to take a 2-games-to-1 lead in the ALCS. Bernie Williams and Tino Martinez hit back-to-back HRs in the 2nd inning for the Yankees, while David Justice has 3 RBIs. Mariano Rivera breaks Whitey Ford's record for consecutive scoreless innings pitched in postseason play with 33 1/3 scoreless frames. Clippers Note: I disagree with this record, because all of Whitey Ford’s work was done in the World Series, not in the AL playoffs. There should be a distinctive division between the World Series and League Play-offs and Championship Series records; I hope that the next MLB Commissioner will make this happen, because it will not happen on Clueless Bud Sleig’s watch.


2001- Jorge Posada's 5th-inning solo HR accounts for all the scoring as the Yankees defeat Oakland A’s by the score of 1-0, to stay alive in their ALDS. Pitcher Mike Mussina gives up just 4 A’s hits in 7 innings to get the win. Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter makes his famous "Flip Play" on a relay throw to the plate to nab A’s base runner Jeremy Giambi, who neglects to slide and save the game.


2004- Former Yankees Minor League P Mike Blyzka passed away(1928-2004)
The right-hander was part of the 18-player trade between the Orioles and the Yankees after the 1954 MLB season ended that saw Baltimore hurlers Bob Turley and Don Larsen go to the Bronx, while the Orioles received OF Gene Woodling, C/1B Gus Triandos and other players. Mike was to send to the AAA Denver Bears (American Association). Blyzka never quite made it to Yankee Stadium, pitching for the 1956 Bears again. After the 1957 minor league season, he retired. The White Sox had originally signed him as an MLB amateur free agent in 1946, who later traded him to the Browns. While in MLB, Mike did pitch for the Browns and the Orioles, posting a 3-11 record with a 5.58 ERA with 1 save in 70 games.


2012- In Game 1 of the ALCS, Raul Ibanez hits a HR to cap a game-tying 4-run outburst against Tigers closer Jose Valverde in the 9th inning, but Detroit manages to overcome the psychological blow to win the game by the score of 6-4, in 12 innings. The Yankees' Derek Jeter collects the 200th postseason hit of his MLB playing career in the game - 2nd place on the all-time list is held by his long-time teammate Bernie Williams with 128 - but he then suffers a broken ankle while fielding a ground ball in the 12th inning, putting him out for the rest of the 2012 MLB postseason. Delmon Young drives in 3 runs for Detroit, including a HR in the 8th inning and the game-winner with a double off of Yankees David Phelps, the 8th Yankees pitcher of the game.


October 14th


1913- Former Yankees Pitcher Hugh Casey (1949) was born. (1913-1951)
On September 4,1949, veteran reliever Hugh Casey was signed as a MLB free agent by the Yankees. Casey had previously pitched for the Dodgers during the early 1940’s. He went 1-0 in 4 games in his last MLB season as a player. Hugh Casey committed suicide in August of 1951, while pitching for the Atlanta Crackers (Southern Association).


1923-At Yankee Stadium, 62, 817 fans watched Veteran Yankees starter Joe Bush spins a 3-hitter as the Bronx Bombers beat the Giants by the score of 8-1 in Game 5 of the 1923 World Series. It’s is the team’s 1st World Series victory at the new stadium. Yankees 3B Joe Dugan hits a 3-run HR as part of a 14-hit attack by the Bronx Bombers line-up. The Yankees, now lead the Giants in the 1923 World Series by 3 to 2 games.


1924- Former Yankees Reserve OF William “Bill“ Renna (1953) was born. (1924-2014)
Before the start of the 1949 MLB season, the Yankees signed Bill Renna as an MLB amateur free agent. Bill hit .314 with 2 HRs and 13 RBIs in 61 games for the 1953 Yankees, before being sent to the Philadelphia A’s on December 16,1953, along with INF Don Bollweg, OF Jim Finigan, C Johnny Gray, 1B Vic Power, and P Jim Robertson for P Harry Byrd, INF Eddie Robinson, OF Tom Hamilton, OF Carmen Mauro and INF Loren Babe. He played for the A’s until 1956, when he was traded back to the Yankees by the team, along with P Moe Burtschy for veteran 1B Eddie Robinson and INF Lou Skizas. Bill never appeared with the Yankees at the MLB level, instead being sent back to the minor leagues to the AAA Denver Bears (American Association). The Yankees would trade him to the Red Sox in 1959, where he finished his MLB playing career.


1948- Former Yankees Pitcher Ed Figueroa (1976-1980) was born.
On December 11,1975, hurler Ed Figueroa was traded by the Angels along with OF Mickey Rivers to the Yankees for All Star OF Bobby Bonds. Ed went 62-29 in 132 games with 42 compete games with the Yankees. His best Yankees season was in 1978, when he posted a 20-9 mark in 35 games with 12 complete games. In 2 World Series with the team, Ed was 1-1. In postseason games, he was 3-1 for the Yankees. After 1978 season, he suffered with arm problems just going 7-9 in his last 2 seasons with the team. On July 28,1980, Ed was purchased by the Rangers from the Yankees.


1964- In Game 6 of the 1964 World Series at St. Louis, Yankees sluggers Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle hit HRs on back-to-back pitches from Cardinals veteran starter Curt Simmons. Joe Pepitone belts a Grand Slam HR. The Bronx Bombers win the game by the score of 8-3. The Yankees victory evens the 1964 World Series at 3 games apiece. It would be the last Yankees victory in a World Series game until the 1977 World Series against the Dodgers.


1964- Former Yankees Catcher (1996-1999), MLB Coach, MLB Manager (Marlins and Yankees) and Current Yankees Manager Joe Girardi (2008-2017) was born.
On November 20,1995, Joe Girardi was traded by the Rockies to the Yankees for minor league P Mike DeJean. Joe’s best Yankees season as a player was in 1996, when he hit .296. He helped former Yankees Catcher Jorge Posada in his development as a MLB catcher. After retiring as a MLB player, he returned to the Yankees as a MLB coach. In October of 2007, he was named manager of the Yankees, replacing long-time Manager Joe Torre. In 2009, Joe won a World Championship for the Yankees as they defeated the Phillies in the World Series.


1967- Former Yankees INF Pat Kelly (1991-1997) was born.
In 1988, the Yankees in the 9th round of the MLB amateur player draft selected INF Pat Kelly. From 1992-1995, Pat hit over .300 for the Yankees, before injuries slowed down his MLB playing career. In 1994, he led the AL in sac flies with 14.  The Yankees granted Pat Kelly MLB free agency in 1997; the Cardinals would sign him. He finished his MLB playing career with the 1999 Blue Jays. As Yankees player, Pat appeared in 591 games, while hitting .251 with 26 HRs and 153 RBIs.  Overall Pat appeared in 681 MLB games, while hitting .249 with 36 HRs and 217 RBIs.


1976- At Yankee Stadium, Yankees 1B Chris Chambliss hits a 9th-inning HR off of Royals Closer Mark Littell to give the Bronx Bombers, a 7-6 victory over the Royals and their 1st American League pennant since the 1964 season.


1977- Yankees starter Mike Torrez scatters 7-Dodger hits, a complete game as the Yankees beat the Dodgers by the score of 5-3 in Game 2 of the 1977 World Series. Dodgers’ starter Tommy John takes the lost.


1988- Former Yankees Pitcher Vic “The Springfield Rifle” Raschi (1946-1953) passed away. (1919-1988)
Before the start of 1941 MLB season, Vic Raschi was signed by the Yankees as an MLB amateur free agent. He debuted in the minor leagues in 1941. He missed the 1943-1945 seasons due to military service. He started in the MLB in 1946 with the Yankees, going 2-0 in 2 games. In 1947, he split the season between the Portland Beavers (PCL) and the Yankees, he appeared in 15 games for the team. Vic posted a 7-2 record with a 3.87 ERA in 15 games, making 2 relief appearances in the 1947 World Series against the Dodgers with no decisions. Vic Raschi was one of main Yankee starters along with Allie Reynolds and Eddie Lopat, later Whitey Ford during the Yankees 5 straight World Championships run of 1949-1953. Vic was named to the AL All Star team 4 times during his Yankee pitching career.  He went 120-50 with a 3.47 ERA in 218 games as a Yankees starter with 24 shutouts, 99 complete games with 3 saves. He won 21 games each season for the 1949-1951 Yankees. In 6 World Series, he went 5-3 with a 2.24 ERA in 11 games with 3 complete games. In February of 1954, Yankees GM George Weiss sold Vic Raschi to the Cardinals for $85,000 as a signal to stop other Yankee stars from staging salary holdouts. Vic lasted 2 years with the Cardinals and then finishing up with the 1955 A’s, pitching under .500 baseball before retiring from the game.


2000- Giving the Yankees, a 3-1 lead in the 2000 ALCS, Yankees starter Roger Clemens strikes out a series record-setting 15 Seattle Mariner batters, allowing only 1-hit, winning the game by the score of 5-0.


2008- Former Yankees INF/OF Tom Tresh (1961-1969) passed away. (1937-2008)
The Yankees signed Tommy Tresh as a MLB free agent in 1958. He was the son of former White Sox Catcher and Yankees MLB Scout Mike Tresh. Tom was the only rookie player called up in September of 1961 to the Yankees. In 1962, he won the AL Rookie of Year Award. Tom took over the starting shortstop position, when Tony Kubek was serving active duty for the US Army Reserves. Tom had beaten out teammate Phil Linz for the starting position in the 1962 spring training camp. He was an AL All Star team member in 1962-1963. In Game 5 of the 1962 World Series, he broke a 2-2 tie with a 3-run HR in the bottom of the 8th inning off of Giants starter Jack Sanford (who won 24 games that season), leading to a 5-3 Yankees win and a 3-2 lead in games. He won an AL OF Golden Glove in 1965. After the 1965 season, the Red Sox offered Yaz for Tresh in a trade, but then they changed their minds about the trade. During the 1967 season, Tom injured both of his knees, when newly acquired Yankees shortstop Ruben Amaro Sr. ran into him on play in the outfield. The knee’s injury ruined Tom’s MLB playing career. In June of 1969, Tresh was traded away to the Tigers for OF Ron Woods.  As a Yankees player, he had appeared in 1,098 games, while hitting .247 with 140 HRs and 493 RBIs. Tommy played in 3 World Series for the Yankees, hitting .277 with 4 HRs and 13 RBIs in 18 games. Overall as a MLB player, Tom hit .245 with 153 HRs and 530 RBIs. Tom’s son Mickey Tresh played in the Yankees and Tigers minor league systems. His son was named after Tom’s Yankees teammate Mickey Mantle.


2012-The Tigers take a 2 games to none lead in the ALCS with a 3-0 shutout of the Yankees at New Yankee Stadium. Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez pitches 7 innings in another strong outing by a Tigers starter. Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda retires the 1st 15 Tigers batters but he allows a run in the 6th inning on a botched potential double play grounder. A blown call by 2B umpire Jeff Nelson in the 8th inning, leads to 2 Tiger more run

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1956 World Series: The Yankees Don Larsen's Perfect Game


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October 8, 1956- At Yankee Stadium, a crowd of 64, 519 fans watched, Yankees starter Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in World Series history for a 2-0 triumph over the Brooklyn Dodgers veteran starter Sal “The Barber” Maglie. Don Larsen is helped by 2 fine defensive plays by 3B Andy Carey and CF Mickey Mantle, who hits his 3rd HR of the 1956 World Series.




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1951 Worl Series: Yankees Rookie  Gil McDougald hits Grand Slam HR in 13-1 Yankees win over the Giants.


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October 9, 1951- In Game 5 of the 1951 World Series, Yankees rookie Gil Mc Dougald’s Grand-Slam-HR highlighted the Yankees 13-1 win against the Giants at the Polo Grounds.  Also, the Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto hits a HR in the game. The Yankee batters shelled 5 Giant pitchers for 12 hits and 13 runs. Also, the Giants defense commit 3 errors in the game. Yankees veteran starter Eddie Lopat picks up a complete game victory, allowing only 5 Giant hits and 1 run. 



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1937 World Series: Yankees Lefty Gomez finishes off the Giants for World Championship.


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October 10, 1937- The 1937 World Series ends, when New York Yankees starter Lefty Gomez knocks in the winning run in the 4-2 clincher in Game 5 against the Giants at the Polo Grounds. Lefty records his 5th World Series win without a loss, allowing 10 Giants hits and 2 runs. Yankees batters Joe DiMaggio and Myril Hoag hit HRs for the Bombers. Another new World Series record comes, when the Yankees complete the 1937 World Series without an error.


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1943 World Series: The Yankees beat the Cardinals  behind Spud Chandler's 2-0 shut out and 2- run HR by Bill Dickey.


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October 11, 1943- New York Yankees starter Spud Chandler shut out the St. Louis Cardinals by the score of 2-0 as the Yankees win the 1943 World Series in 5 games. Chandler gave up 10 hits, but he stranded 11 Cardinal runners. Yankees Catcher Bill Dickey's 2-run HR in the 6th inning was the difference in the game.



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Happy Birthday to Former Yankees INF/OF Tony Kubek


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October 13, 1936- Former Yankees All Star INF/OF and MLB Announcer Tony Kubek (1957-1965) was born.
In 1954, the New York Yankees signed Tony Kubek, as an MLB amateur free agent. He was the son of a former minor league player, who had played for Casey Stengel. In 1957, Tony was the AL Rookie of Year Award winner for the Yankees, hitting .297 with 3 HRs and 24 RBIs in 127 games. He was a member of the AL All Star teams in 1958-1959 and 1961 seasons. He appeared in 7 World Series as a Yankee, hitting .240 with 2 HRs and 10 RBIs in 37 games.  Kubek played many different positions for Yankees Manager Casey Stengel’s except for catching and pitching. Tony finished his Yankees playing career with a .266 BA in 1,092 games with 57 HRs with 373 RBIs. He retired at the end of 1965 season due to neck and back injuries.


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Tony became a baseball announcer, covering the “Game of the Week” on NBC-TV for 24 years. In 1977, he joined the new AL expansion team, the Toronto Blue Jays broadcasting team.  From 1990 to 1994, Tony worked for MSG Network covering the Yankees. In 1995, Tony retired from broadcasting. Over the years, he was been away from the game disappointed with baseball’s overall greed. Tony wrote a book about the 1961 Yankees team entitled “61.”


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Happy Birthday to  Yankees Manager Joe Girardi


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October 14, 1964- Former Yankees Catcher (1996-1999), MLB Coach, MLB Manager (Marlins and Yankees) and Current Yankees Manager Joe Girardi (2008-2017) was born.
On November 20,1995, Joe Girardi was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the New York Yankees for minor league Pitcher Mike DeJean.  He had been drafted from the Chicago Cubs in the MLB expansion team player draft. Joe’s best Yankees season as a player was in 1996, when he hit .296. He helped former Yankees Catcher Jorge Posada in his development as a MLB catcher. After retiring as a MLB player, he returned to the Yankees as a MLB coach. In October of 2007, he was named manager of the Yankees, replacing long-time Manager Joe Torre. In 2009, Joe won a World Championship for the Yankees as they defeated the Phillies in the World Series.


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