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This Week in Yankees History July 11th-17th
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This Week in Yankees History July 11th-July 17th Part One

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July 11th

1884- Former Yankees OF/P Harold “Harry” Wolter (1910-1913) was born. (1884-1970) On January 18,1910, P/OF Harry Wolter was selected off waivers by the Yankees from the Red Sox for $1,500. Harry will hit .277 with 10 HRs and 122 RBIs in 396 games for the Yankees. Even though he was a Pitcher, the Yankees never used him as one in his 4 seasons with the team. After playing for the Yankees, Harry returned to the Minor Leagues, playing in the Pacific Coast League, before returning to the MLB finishing out his playing career with the 1917 Cubs. Overall, as an MLB Player with the Reds, Pirates, Cardinals, Red Sox, Yankees and the Cubs, Harry played in 588 games while hitting .270 with 12 HRs and 67 RBIs.

1904- The Highlanders salvage the last game of the series with the Pilgrims (aka Red Sox), winning the game by the score of 10-1, but Boston leaves New York City with a 2 1/2 game lead in the 1904 AL pennant race. Outfielder Patsy Dougherty has 4 of New York's 17 hits.

1911- Former Yankees Pitcher Vitautis ‘Vito” Tamulis (1934-1935) was born. (1911-1974) A HS baseball star, Vito Tamulis had turned down several college scholarship offers, so Yankees MLB Scout Gene McCann signed him shortly before his 19th birthday. He started his way up in the Yankees farm chain with the Class D Chambersburg Young Yanks (BRL), going 6-2 right out of high school in 1930. In 1931, his 2nd season in pro ball, Vito moved up to the Class C Cumberland Colts (MAL), making the All-Star team with a 15-4 record and a league-leading 1.92 ERA. In the following season, 1932 in a 3-team split-season with the Albany Senators and the Binghamton Triplets (EL) and the AA Newark Bears (IL), Vito came up with a combined 20-7 record with a 2.41 ERA (not counting his Newark ERA, presently unavailable). After another 3-team season with Binghamton, Albany and AA Newark in 1933, he posted a 10-8 with a 5.08 ERA; Vito would spend the 1934 baseball season with the AA Newark Bears (IL). He would go 13-7 with a 2.74 ERA for the AA Bears (IL). He got his 1st chance at MLB hitters when the Yankees would bring him up for a late season debut on September 25,1934. Vito pitched a 7-hit shutout against the A’s. Tamulis would spend the 1935 AL season with the Yankees, posting a 10-5 record with a 4.09 ERA that included 3 shutouts. Also, as a batter, Vito hit .246. During the following winter, Vito was stricken with pleurisy and missed half the 1936 AL season. Not fully recovered, he would spend the balance of the 1936 baseball season with the AA Newark Bears; he still managed a 7-5 record in 96 innings. He would remain with the Bears in 1937, going 18-6 with a 3.98 ERA in 190 innings. Overall, Tamulis went 11-5 with a 3.87 ERA and 1 save with a 7.63 ERA in 31 games for the Yankees. For whatever the reason, Tamulis was then traded by the Yankees to the Browns for 1B Harry Davis on December 4,1937. He went 0-3 with a 7.63 ERA in 3 games for the Browns, who then waived him to the Dodgers in May of 1938; where he had 3 good seasons with Brooklyn, posting a 29-19 record with a 3.37 ERA and 9 saves in 97 games. He appeared briefly with the 1941 Phillies going 0-1 in 6 games, then he went back to 1941 Dodgers with a 0-0 record in 12 games to finish out his MLB pitching career. Overall, Vito posted a 40-28 record with a 3.97 ERA in 170 MLB games.

1920- At the Polo Grounds, a Sunday crowd of 35,000 fans watch a game between the Yankees and the Tigers. The Yankees edge the Bengals by the score of 6-5. Bronx Starter Carl Mays picks up his 12th victory of the 1920 AL season; while Tigers Starter Howard Ehmke takes the complete game loss, he is now at 4-11 mark. Yankees Slugger Babe Ruth hits his 27th HR of the season, while Ty Cobb and Sammy Hale hit HRs for the Tigers.

1939- With another Yankees-dominated starting lineup, the AL team defeats the NL squad by a score of 3-1 in the 7th All-Star Game played at Yankee Stadium. Reds OF Ival Goodman fractures his shoulder diving for a ball. Yankees’ veteran hurler Red Ruffing starts the game for the AL squad. Yankees CF Joe DiMaggio hits a HR for the AL team. The following Yankee players were on the 1939 AL squad: Shortstop Frank Crosetti, Catcher Bill Dickey, Pitchers Lefty Gomez, Red Ruffing and Johnny Murphy, 2B Joe “Flash” Gordon, 3B Red Rolfe and OF George Selkirk. The 1939 MLB All-Star game attendance at Yankee Stadium was 62,892 fans. The 6 Yankee position players played the entire game, which was managed by Yankees Skipper Joe McCarthy.

1945- Yankees Catcher Aaron Robinson returns from the military. Also, Yankees veteran Starter Red Ruffing is back too, so are MLB players Hugh Mulcahy and Buddy Lewis. Yankees OF Charlie “King Kong” Keller will follow; a couple of dozen former MLB players will be in their MLB uniforms before the 1945 AL season is finished.

1949- Former Yankees Pitcher Stan Thomas (1977) was born.

On August 2,1977, P Stan Thomas was sent to the Yankees by the Mariners as part of a conditional deal. Stan went 1-0 with a 7.11 ERA in 3 games for the 1977 Yankees. On December 12,1977, Stan was traded by the Yankees along with Minor League P Ed Ricks and Cash to the White Sox for 1B/DH Jim Spencer, OF Tommy Cruz and Minor League P Bob Polinsky.

1956- Veteran Minor League P Tom Lasorda was traded by Kansas City to the Yankees for Minor League P Wally Burnette. Before joining the A’s, Tommy had been a Pitcher in the Brooklyn Dodgers system. He was traded to Kansas City by the Dodgers to clear an MLB roster spot for young Bonus Rookie lefty P named Sandy Koufax. He never appears with the Yankees at the MLB level. Lasorda will pitch for the Yankees AAA club, the Denver Bears (AA). He will return to the Dodgers organization in 1958. After retiring as an active player in 1960, he will become a Manager in the Dodgers farm system. Later, he will become an MLB Manager for the Dodgers, replacing the retiring long-time Dodgers Manager Walter Alston.

1959- At Fenway Park, Red Sox Shortstop Don Buddin cracks a 10th inning Grand Slam HR off of Reliever Bob Turley to give the Red Sox an 8-4 win over the Yankees. Bob Turley had replaced Bronx Reliever Jim Bronstad, who took over when Yankees Closer Ryne Duren and Catcher Yogi Berra are tossed out of the game by Umpire Al Summers for arguing pitches.

1959- Former Yankees OF Frank Gilhooley (1913-1918) passed away. (1892-1959) On August 25,1913, OF Frank Gilhooley was purchased by the Yankees from the Cardinals. He appeared in 250 games for the Yankees, while hitting .277 with 2 HRs and 55 RBIs. On December 18,1918, Frank was traded by the Yankees along with Pitchers Ray Caldwell, Slim Love, C Roxy Walters and $15,000 Cash to the Red Sox for veteran Starter Dutch Leonard, OF Duffy Lewis and P Ernie Shore.

1961- At San Francisco’s Candlestick Park, the notoriously vicious winds dominate the 1st game of 1961's 2 MLB All-Star Games. A capacity crowd witnesses a record 7 errors, not to mention hometown hero Stu Miller's wind-induced balk, enabling the AL to forge a 3-3 tie before losing the game by the score of 5-4 in 10 innings. Although kept in the park by the aforementioned wind, All-Star sophomore Pirates OF Roberto Clemente has a huge game, tripling and scoring the game's 1st run, driving in the 2nd with a sacrifice fly, driving Yankees OF Mickey Mantle to the CF fence, and delivering the walk-off single, off of Orioles knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm. The game-winning rally is comprised solely of contributions by the NL's 4 premier outfielders, in order of appearance: Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson and Clemente. The AL All-Star starting line-up featured Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris in the outfield, while Tony Kubek was the starting Shortstop. Yankees Ace Whitey Ford started the game, giving up 3 NL hits and 1 run with no decision. Yankee Catchers Yogi Berra and Elston Howard are Reserve Players. Orioles Manager Paul Richards manages the AL squad with Yankees 3B Coach Frank Crosetti as one of his All-Star Game Coaches. Yankees 1960 Manager Casey Stengel was let go by the team; his replacement Ralph Houk wasn’t allowed to manage the AL All-Star team. The 2nd place 1960 Orioles Manager Paul Richards was named the AL All Star Game Manager.

1962- The Senators send veteran MLB 1B Dale Long back to the Yankees for Minor League Prospect OF Don Lock, who was playing at AAA Richmond (IL). This will be veteran Dale Long’s 2nd tour with the Yankees. Dale will hit .298 in pinstripes this season. Don Lock was unable to break into the Yankees starting outfield, despite hitting well in the Yankees Minor League system, while showing good HR power.

1992- Former Yankees Pitcher Johnny Barbato (2016) was born.

Johnny Barbato was picked in the 6th round of the 2010 MLB Amateur Player Draft by the Padres out of a HS in Miami, FL. He only made his pro debut the following season, with the Eugene Emeralds (NL), going 1-4 with a 4.89 ERA in 15 games as a starting pitcher. In 2012, he had a good season as a reliever for the Fort Wayne Wizards (ML) with a record of 6-1, 1.84 and 3 saves in 48 outings. He struck lout 84 in 73 1/3 innings. In 2013, he moved up to the Lake Elsinore Storm (CAL) but he saw his ERA balloon to 5.01 in 49 games, including 7 starts; his record was only 3-6, but he did record 14 saves. In 2014, Barbato pitched in AA for the 1st time, with the San Antonio Missions (TL). He was limited to 27 outings, all in relief, but got things back on track with an ERA of 2.87 and 16 saves to go along with a 2-2 record. On December 29th of that year, he was traded to the Yankees in return for established MLB Reliever Shawn Kelley. He went 1-2 with a 7.62 ERA in 13 games for the 2016 Yankees. Also, he spent time with AAA Scranton (IL). On April 17, 2017, he was traded by the Yankees to the Pirates for a Player to be Named Later. On June 14, 2017, the Pirates sent Minor League P Matt Frawley to the Yankees to complete the trade. He started the 2018 AL season with the Tigers, then he was sent down to AAA Toledo Mud Hens (IL)

1995- New York Yankees Hall of Fame CF/1B Mickey Mantle's final public appearance increases awareness of organ donation programs.

2000- At Turner Field in Atlanta, a crowd of 51,523 fans see the AL squad beats the NL team by a score of 6-3 in the 71st MLB All-Star contest, dubbed the “All Scar” game due to the many stars absent from the both leagues lineups because of injuries. Yankees' Shortstop Derek Jeter and the Braves' 3B Chipper Jones provide the offensive punch with both players going 3-for-3 at plate. Jeter is named the All-Star Game MVP Award winner for his performance in game, becoming the 1st Yankee player to win the award. Catcher Jorge Posada, OF Bernie Williams and Closer Mariano Rivera were named to the AL Squad. Rivera pitches in the 9th inning to finish the game.

2009- The Yankees hit a season-high 5 HRs in Los Angeles, including 2 HRs by 3B Alex Rodriguez, but they still lose the game by the score of 14-8 to the Angels, who have scored 24 runs in 2 games since their 2 most potent offensive weapons, Vladimir Guerrero and Torii Hunter, hit the DL simultaneously on July 9th. The Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez moves past another steroid-tainted player, Rafael Palmeiro for 10th on the all-time MLB HR Career list.

2010- Former Yankee Stadium Public Announcer Robert “Bob” Sheppard (1951-2007) passed away. (1910-2010) The long-time Public Address Announcer of the Yankees, Bob Sheppard is the most famous PA voice in sports history. His slow, deep cadence has rung out from "Now batting for the Yankees, number five, Joe DiMaggio" to "Now batting for the Yankees, number two, Derek Jeter." He is New York through and through having graduated from St. John's University in the class of 1932. At St. John's, he spent 4 years on the football team. Also, he was the 1B for their baseball squad. He joined the Yankees in DiMaggio's last year,1951. He has been at the microphone high above Yankee Stadium ever since. He has announced thousands of players over more than 4,000 games. Of course, being the announcer for the Yankees meant that Bob Sheppard was the PA announcer for dozens of World Series games. He has worked 20 World Series in all. He has also been the Public Address announcer for the New York Football Giants, a position he has held from 1956-2005. Since announcing is a part time seasonal job, 81 games a year plus the MLB postseason, Bob Sheppard also taught speech at St. John's University for 25 years. During his winter stay in Florida, Sheppard reads at daily Mass. He is often approached after Mass by fans that say, "You sound like the guy at Yankee Stadium..." He then stops them and confirms he is the voice of Yankee Stadium. Bob Sheppard has kept his age a guarded secret through the years but the combination of his college graduation (1932); his 1910 birth date given on imdb.com seems plausible. His last season of regular work was 2007; he officially retired from the Yankees in 2009.

2011- Yankees 2B Robinson Cano wins the annual MLB All-Star Game HR Derby with a record-breaking performance in the final round at Chase Field. After Adrian Gonzalez ties the best-ever HR total for a final round with 11, Cano hitting off his Father Jose, a former MLB Pitcher with the Astros. Robbie launches 12 balls into the stands with 4 outs to spare to claim the 2011 MLB All-Star HR Crown.

2012- Former Yankees Minor League P Art Ceccarelli passed away. (1930-2012)

On May 19,1960, P Art Ceccarelli was traded by the Cubs to Yankees for P Mark Freeman. Art never appears with the Yankees at the MLB level. He was sent to the Yankees AAA team, the Richmond Virginians (IL). Art had originally been signed by the Dodgers organization in the early 1950’s. This was Art’s 3rd tour with the Yankees organization; he had pitched for the 1954 AA Birmingham Triplets (EL), while posting a 15-12 record with a .3.70 ERA in 35 games. In 1955, he spent the season with the Kansas City A’s posting a 4-7 mark with a 5.31 ERA. He started the 1956 season with the A’s appearing in only 3 games, going 0-1. Then he pitched again in 1956 for the Yankees organization at AA Binghamton (EL), dropping to a 0-3 record with a 9.43 ERA in 12 games. He was sent back to the A’s organization, pitching for their AAA team, the Columbus Jets (IL.) In 1957, the Orioles acquired Art, where he posted a 0-5 mark in 20 games. Then the Orioles sent him to their AAA team in Vancouver (PCL) for the 1957-1958 seasons. Then Cubs picked him up. In 1959-1960, Art was with the Cubs, posting a 5-5 record in 20 games before being traded to the Yankees. With the Yankees 1960 AAA Richmond (IL) club, he went 9-4 with a 3.96 ERA in 21 games. The following season, Art posted a 9-6 record with a 3.32 ERA in 28 games. He left the Yankees organization at the end of the 1961 MLB season, signing with the Indians organization, where he pitched for their AAA team until his player retirement in 1963.

2013- Yankees Team Captain Derek Jeter plays for the Yankees for the 1st time since breaking his ankle in Game 1 of the 2012 ALCS. Inserted as the Yankees DH, he singles on the 1st pitch; he sees and comes in to score as the Yankees beat the Royals by the score of 8-4. Jeter comes back after only 4 rehabilitation outings in the Minor Leagues, after 2 Yankees starters, CF Brett Gardner and DH Travis Hafner were injured the previous day. However, Jeter leaves the game after the 5th inning with a tight quad muscle and he will undergo an MRI test.

2017- The Yankees released veteran DH/1B Chris Carter. He had hit just .201 with 8 HRs, 26 RBIs and 76 strikeouts in 208 plate appearances over 62 games with the team. Also, he made 4 errors in 56 games, while playing at 1B. The Yankees designated Carter for assignment on June 24th. He was out-righted to AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL) on June 28th, but he never played a game for the RailRiders; instead, he was re-added to the MLB 25-man roster on June 29th, but he went just 3-for-17 with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts before being DFA again following the Yankees' loss to the Blue Jays on July 4th.

July 12th

1905- The Tigers beat the Yankees by a score of 6-3 with the help of 2 errors by Yankees 1B Jack Doyle. The veteran 1st basemen Doyle was signed yesterday by the team and this will be his only appearance for New York.

1911- Yankees 3B Roy Hartzell acquired from the St. Louis Browns in January for 3B Jimmy Austin and INF Frank LaPorte, has an MLB career day as the Yankees cleanup hitter. He hits a 3-run double and another double in 1 inning. Then he piles on with a sacrifice fly and Grand Slam HR to drive in a total of 8 runs. It is an AL record until Jimmie Foxx's 9 RBI in a game in 1933. Yankees defeated the Browns by a score of 12-2.

1912 - In the Yankees 4-1 win over the Browns, Bronx Starter Jack Warhop swipes home in the 3rd inning. It is Warhop’s 2nd steal of home plate in 3 seasons. 1921- Yankees Slugger Babe Ruth hits his 137th MLB career HR, passing 19th-century MLB star Roger Connor's MLB record of 136 HRs.

1934- Tigers Starter “Schoolboy” Rowe fans 11 Yankees batters in a 4-2 win that puts the Tigers back in 1st place in the AL.

1943- An Armed Forces All-Star team managed by Yankees HOF Babe Ruth, featuring MLB Players Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams play a fund-raising game against the Braves in Boston. Ruth pinch-hits in the 8th inning and flies out to right field. The All-Stars win on a Splendid Splinter HR by the score of 9-8.

1951- At Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium in the 1st game of a doubleheader, Yankees Starter Allie “Super Chief” Reynolds No-hits the Indians by a score of 1-0 for the 1st of his 2 No-hitters of the 1951 AL season. Yankees OF Gene Woodling's 7th inning HR off of Tribe Starter Bob Feller is the difference in the 1-0 game. The Chief's no-hitter is the 1st by a Yankees pitcher since Monte Pearson in 1938. The night before this game, Yankees Manager Casey Stengel was asked why by the Cleveland sports media, why he refused the Yankee bullpen pitchers to ride in golf carts on their way in from the visiting team’s bullpen. Casey Stengel replied, “that Yankees only ride in Cadillac’s,” whereupon the Indians GM Hank Greenberg had a Cadillac placed in the Yankees bullpen for the next game. Obviously, it went unused with Allie Reynolds throwing a No-Hitter. In the 2nd game of the doubleheader, the Yankees win behind Starter Vic Raschi as Joe DiMaggio cinches it with a 3-run HR off of Tribe P Chuck Stobbs.

1955- In the 1958 MLB All-Star Game is played at County Stadium in Milwaukee, the AL squad takes a 5-run lead on a 3-run HR by Mickey Mantle off of Phillies P Robin Roberts, only to see the NL tie it. Braves P Gene Conley strikes out the side in the 12th inning. Cardinals All-Star Stan Musial comes to bat in the bottom of 12th inning of a 5-5 All-Star deadlock. AL Catcher Yankees Yogi Berra complains about his feet hurting, Musial tells him "Don't worry, I'll have you home in a minute" then “Stan the Man” hits a game-winning HR on the next pitch.

1959- NBC-TV uses outfield TV cameras with 80-inch lenses to show the catchers' signals during a Yankee-Red Sox game. MLB Commissioner Ford Frick requests that they halt its use. It doesn't help Yankees, who drop their last 4 games to the Red Sox, who wins today’s game by a score of 7-3.

1967- The 1967 Mayor’s Trophy game is held at Yankee Stadium. A crowd of 31,5852 fans watched the Mets shutout the Yankees by the score of 4-0. Mets used 4 veteran hurlers: Don Cardwell, Dennis Bennett, Bob Shaw and Jack Lamabe combined for a 5-hitter against the Bronx Bombers. Bronx P Cecil Perkins started the game and took the lost.

1968- The Giants traded veteran P Lindy McDaniel to the Yankees for MLB veteran Starter Bill Monbouquette. Lindy McDaniel would pitch effectively 3 of 5 seasons as a Yankees Relief Pitcher, including a 9-5 record with 25-saves season in 1970. He went 38-29 with 58 saves as a Yankees Reliever. On December 7,1973, he was traded to the Royals for OF Lou Piniella and P Ken Wright. Bill Monbouquette was at the end of his fine MLB pitching career, which started with the Red Sox in the 1950’s, then for the Tigers during the mid 1960’s, before joining the Yankees in 1967. He had an 11-12 record with a 3.19 ERA in 50 games for the 1967-1968 Yankees.

1977- Bronx 2B Willie Randolph hits the game-winning HR as Yankees Starter Don Gullett pitches the Bronx Bombers to a 5-2 win over the Brewers. The win stops the Yankees losing streak at 3 games.

1987- The Yankees traded Pitcher Bob Tewksbury along with 2 Minor League Pitchers: Rich Scheid and Dean Wilkins to the Cubs for MLB Starter Steve Trout, who has just pitched back-to-back shutouts for the Cubs. A major disappointment for the Yankees, Steve went 0-4 with a 6.60 ERA in 14 games. On December 22,1987, Trout was traded by the Yankees along with Reserve OF Henry Cotto to the Mariners for 3 Pitchers: Lee Guetterman, Clay Parker and Wade Taylor.

1989- Former Yankees 1978 Cy Young Winner Ron “Gator” Guidry retires from MLB baseball. During his 14-year MLB pitching career with the 1975-1988 Yankees, “Louisiana Lightning” compiles a 170-91 pitching record with a 3.29 ERA in 368 games. The Gator is most remembered for his 1978 AL season performance, when he posted a 25-3 record with a WP .893 along with a 1.74 ERA; winning the AL Cy Young Award and the 1978 AL The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year Award. In the World Series play with the Yankees, Ron went 3-1 with a 1.69 ERA in 4 games. In AL post-season series play, Ron was 2-1 in 4 games. Guidry won the AL Golden Glove for Pitchers from 1982-1987. He was selected to the AL All-Star team 4 times during his MLB pitching career. In 1984, Ron Guidry was the winner of the Roberto Clemente Award. He later became a Yankees MLB Pitching Coach. He wrote a baseball book about his spring training camp driving experiences with Yankees Hall of Fame Catcher Yogi Berra.

1990- The White Sox Starter Melido Perez pitches a rain-shortened 6-inning no-hitter over the Yankees, as the White Sox win the game by a score of 8-0. His brother, Pascual is watching the game on the Yankees bench. This is the 7th no-hitter of the 1990 MLB season, the most since 1917 MLB season. Lance Johnson makes a diving over the shoulder catch in the 5th inning to save a hit; also, he belts out a 3-run HR for the White Sox.

1990- Former Yankees Reliever Chasen Shreve (2015-2018) was born. On June 8,2010, P Chasen Shreve was drafted by the Braves in the 11th round of the 2010 MLB Amateur Player Draft. He appeared in 15 games for the 2014 Braves with no record. On January 1, 2015, he was traded by the Braves along with P David Carpenter to the Yankees for Minor League P Manny Banuelos. As a Yankees Reliever, Chasen went 14-6 with a 3.92 ERA with 2 saves in 180 games. On July 29, 2018, Chasen was traded by the Yankees with along P Giovanny Gallegos to the Cardinals for 1B Luke Voit and International Bonus Slot Money. At the time of the trade, Shreve had a 2-2 record with a 4.26 ERA and 1 save in 40 games with the Yankees. With the 2018 Cardinals, he went 1-2 with a 3.07 ERA in 20 games.

2000- In a 6-player deal, the Reds traded veteran MLB Starter Denny Neagle, who was 8-2 with a 3.52 ERA and Reserve OF Mike Frank to the Yankees for 4 Minor Leaguer Players: 3B Drew Henson, OF Jackson Melian, Pitchers Brian Reith and Ed Yarnall. None of the players received by the Reds did anything of value at the MLB level. Within a year, 3B Prospect Drew Henson would be traded back to the Yankees.

2008- Former Yankees INF/DH/OF, MLB Coach and Yankees Broadcast Announcer Robert “Bobby” Murcer (1965-1966,1969-1974,1979-1983) passes away from Cancer. (1946-2008) Bobby Murcer was groomed to be the next Mickey Mantle, but it didn’t work out that way, but he still had a very good MLB playing career with the Yankees. He made the AL All-Star team in 1971-1974. He won AL Golden Glove in 1972. His best Yankees season with the bat was in 1971, when he hit .331 with 25 HRs and 94 RBIs. Overall, Bobby appeared in 1,256 games with the Yankees, while hitting .278 with 175 HRs and 687 RBIs. In the winter of 1974, he was traded by the Yankees to the Giants for All Star OF Bobby Bonds. Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner had promised him that he would be always a Yankee player, as long as he owned the team. Bobby was unhappy during his time with the Giants, he hated playing at Candlestick Park with the bad weather and strong winds blowing in the outfield. In February of 1977, Giants would trade him to the Cubs for 3B Bill Madlock. At Wrigley Field, the Cubs fans liked Bobby as a player; he enjoyed playing daytime baseball in Chicago. During the 1979 MLB season, Bobby would return to the Yankees, coming from the Cubs in a trade for Minor League hurler Pete Semall. He appeared in 1 World Series with the 1981 Yankees with no hits. After finishing out his Yankee playing career in 1983, Bobby became a Yankees Radio-Television announcer. His overall MLB playing career record was a career .277 BA, finishing with 252 HRs and 1,043 RBIs.

2008- In a 9-4 victory over the Blue Jays, the Yankees Alex Rodriguez hits his 537th MLB career HR passing Yankees HOF OF Mickey Mantle on the All-Time MLB Career HR list. Already this season, A-Rod has passed Hall of Fame Sluggers Ted Williams, Willie Mc Covey, Jimmie Foxx and Mickey Mantle. Next up on the list is former Phillies HOF slugger Mike Schmidt who is 12th on list with 548 MLB career HRs. As a Yankee player, A-Rod has hit 192 HRs. Also, in the game, Yankees Captain Derek Jeter hit his 200 MLB career HR for the Yankees.

2008- Former Yankees Pitcher Harry Schaeffer (1952) passed away. (1924-2008)

Pitcher Harry Schaeffer served in the Navy during World War II. The 22-year-old left-hander returned in time to put together a 12-6 record with the 1946 Class D Stroudsburg Poconos (NAL). Harry was obtained by the Yankees organization from Stroudsburg as part of a Minor League working agreement before the start of the 1947 baseball season. He would spend time his playing time until 1952 in the Minors, working his way up the ladder in the Yankees farm system. One of his good seasons came in 1948 with the Class B Manchester Yankees (NEL), when he forged a league-leading 2.33 ERA and put together a 12-9 record, while pitching 209 innings, plus making the All-Star team. Harry went all-out for the 1951 Beaumont Roughnecks (TXL), when he went 19-9 with a 2.59 ERA; while pitching 261 innings, opening the door for his 1st trip to Yankee Stadium. Schaeffer's MLB pitching career began and ended in 1952, when he lost his only decision in 5 games for the Yankees. Harry would spend the rest of 1952 season splitting time with the AA Kansas City Blues (AA) and the AA Oakland Oaks (PCL) putting together a combined 7-5 record with a 3.07 ERA for the season. The left-hander would spend 2 more seasons in the high Minor Leagues, spending 1953 season with the AAA Kansas City Blues (AA), while winning 11 games. Harry finished up his Minor League pitching career in 1954, pitching for the AAA Toledo Mud Hens (AA) and the AAA Toronto Maple Leafs (IL). Harry ended his 9-season run with an 84-67 record with a 3.32 ERA, while pitching 1,241 innings in 248 games.

July 13th

1889- Former Yankees and HOF Pitcher Stan “The Silent Pole” Coveleski (1928) was born. (1899-1984) Stan Coveleski finished his long MLB Pitching career with the 1928 Yankees by going 5-1 with a 5.74 ERA in 12 games. He didn’t appear in the 1928 World Series for the Yankees. Stan finished his 14-season MLB Pitching career with a 215-142 record with a 2.89 ERA and 11 saves in 450 games. He had pitched for the A’s, Indians, Senators and the Yankees. He won 20 games or more in 5 seasons in the AL. He had appeared in 2 World Series (1920 Indians and 1924 Senators), while posting a 3-2 record in 5 games. The Veteran’s Committee will elect him to Baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1969

1905- The Philadelphia A's "sell" Catcher Mike "Doc" Powers to the Highlanders. Powers will be sold back to A's on August 7th. As noted by Lyle Spatz, Powers was needed to replace back-up Catcher Red Kleinow, who was injured yesterday in a game with the Tigers. Powers will play mainly at 1B, replacing starting 1B Hal Chase, whose nose was broken in the Tigers game.

1919- Red Sox “Submarine” Starter Carl Mays quits the mound after 2 innings at Chicago, blaming his Boston teammates for lack of support a-field. In defiance of Ban Johnson's order that no action be taken until Carl Mays is returned to good standing. Red Sox Team Owner Harry Frazee trades Mays to the Yankees for P Bob McGraw, INF Allen Russell and $40,000 Cash. AL President Ban Johnson suspends Carl Mays indefinitely and orders AL umpires not to let him pitch for New York. The Yankees get a court order restraining Ban Johnson from interfering, further eroding Johnson's authority and standing. The AL Directors will reinstate Carl Mays. In retaliation, on October 29th the National Commission will refuse to recognize the Yankees' 3rd-place finish, they will withhold the players' share of the pool. New York's Co-Team Owners Jacob Ruppert and Col. Huston will pay the players shares out of their own pockets.

1920 - The fans are flocking to see the mighty Yankees Slugger Babe Ruth hit HRs (12 HRs in June). A twin bill with the St. Louis Browns draws a Polo Grounds record of 38,823 fans, the 3rd record-breaker of the 1920 AL season. The Browns take the 1st game by the score of 6-4. Browns Starter Urban Shocker throws a complete game, while picking up his 12th victory of the season. Bronx Starter Rip Collins take the lost, he is now 5-3 for the season. In the 2nd game the Bombers bounce back to a 7-2 win, as Yankees Starter George Mogridge throws a complete game victory to even his pitching record to 4-4. Also, Browns Starter Weilman throws a complete game, the loss drops his pitching record to 6-6. Oddly there are no HRs hit by either team during the twin-bill.

1920- Former Yankees Pitcher Frank “Dutch” Hiller (1946,1948-1949) was born. (1920-1987)

Before the start of the 1943 AL season, the Yankees signed 22-yearold Frank “Dutch” Hiller as an MLB Amateur Free Agent. "Dutch" as he was sometimes called was out of Lafayette College in PA, where he starred on the mound with a 22-2 record, he also played College Football and Basketball. He started out his pro baseball career with his hometown AA Newark Bears (IL). He won a total of 39 games for the 1943-1945 Bears. After a short trial with the 1946 Yankees, he had posted a 0-2 record with a 4.76 ERA in 3 games. "Dutch" was a 15-game winner with the 1947 AA Kansas City Blues (AA) before heading back to Yankee Stadium, going 5-2 with a 4.04 ERA in 22 games for the 1948 Yankees. He was back in the Bronx in 1949, going 0-2 with a 5.87 ERA in 4 appearances, he would finish out the 1949 season with the AA Blues again with an 11-8 record with a 5.79 ERA. Overall, Frank posted a 5-6 pitching career record for the Yankees, while appearing in 29 games. On February 10,1950, Dutch was purchased by the Cubs from the Yankees. Dutch would proceed to have his best MLB career season going 12-5 for the 1950 Cubs, but he fell to a 6-12 mark for the 1951 NL season. On January 3,1952, Frank was traded by the Cubs to the Reds for P Willie Ramsdell. Hiller would spend the season with the 1952 Reds, while posting a 5-8 record with a 4.63 ERA. At the end of the 1952 NL season the Reds would deal him to the Giants for OF Gail Henly. He would pitch 19 innings for the 1953 Giants, posting a 2-1 record in 19 games with a 6.15 ERA, this would be the end of his 7-season MLB pitching career. He would finish out his MLB pitching career with a 30-32 record with a 4.42 ERA in 138 games. "Dutch," who is now at age of 33 would give it 1 more shot with the 1954 AAA San Francisco Seals (PCL). He finished out his 8 seasons in the Minor Leagues with an 82-54 record and a 3.18 ERA.

1923- Yankees veteran Starter Bob Shawkey hits a triple and double in the 3rd inning, tying an AL record for most extra-base hits by a pitcher in 1 inning. The Yankees downed Connie Mack’s Athletics by a score of 10-6. 1927- Former Yankees Minor League P Ruben Gomez was born. (1927-2004) On December 3,1951, Ruben Gomez was drafted by the Yankees from St. Jean (Provincial League; Canada) in the 1951 MLB Minor League Player Draft. Ruben never pitched for the Yankees at the MBL level. When Yankees GM George Weiss decided that Elston Howard was going to be the 1st black Yankee MLB player, he released or traded away the other Minority players in the Yankees Minor League system. In June of 1952, Ruben Gomez was released by the Yankees organization. In spring of 1953, the Giants would sign him. In 1954, he won 17 games for the NL Champion Giants. He won 1 game in the 1954 World Series against the Indians. In 1957, Ruben won 15 games for the Giants in their last season at the Polo Grounds. In 1958, Ruben won the 1st MLB game played at Seals Stadium in San Francisco, beating their long-time rivals the Dodgers by the score of 8-0. In 1959, the Giants traded Gomez to the Phillies. He later pitched for the Indians and Twins in 1962-1963. He spent the next couple of seasons in the Minor Leagues before coming back to the MLB in 1967 with the Phillies for 7 games with no record. In 10 MLB seasons, Ruben had posted a 76-86 record.

1934- In front of 20,000 fans during the 3rd inning at Navin Field in Detroit, Bronx veteran Slugger Babe Ruth wallops a Tommy Bridges' 3-2 pitch far over the RF wall for his 700th MLB career HR. The 4-2 Yankee victory over the Tigers put the Bronx Bombers back into 1st place, but Yankees’ veteran 1B Lou Gehrig is helped off the field in the 1st inning with a severe bout of lumbago.

1934- Former Yankees Reserve OF Ken Hunt (1959-1960) was born. (1934-1997) In 1952, the Yankees signed OF Ken Hunt as an MLB Free Agent. He appeared in only 32 games with the 1959-1960 Yankees, batting .303 with No HRs and 4 RBIs. He was unable to crack the regular starting Yankee outfield (Maris, Mantle and Lopez-Berra). In December of 1960, Ken was selected by the Angels in the 1960 AL Expansion Team Player Draft (Angels and the “new” Senators). Former Yankees Manager Casey Stengel, who helped the Angels Front office with scouting reports on players available, recommended him to the Angels front office. Ken would hit 25 HRs with 70 RBIs in 149 games, while hitting .255 for the 1961 Angels. In 1962, he broke his collarbone only appearing in 13 games for the team, while hitting just .182. In 1963, Ken appeared in 52 games, while hitting just .183 for the Angles. On September 12,1963, he was sold to the Senators; he appeared in only 7 games with them, while hitting .200. He finished his MLB playing career with the 1964 Senators appearing in 51 games, hitting only .135 with 1 HR and 4 RBIs. Then he played in the Senators Minor League system until April 2, 1966, when they traded him to the White Sox for hurler Bob Humphreys. He did not appear at the MLB level with the White Sox. Overall, Ken appeared in 310 MLB games, while hitting .226 with 33 HRs and 111 RBIs. Ken was a close friend of former Yankees’ teammate OF Roger Maris. They are both buried next to each other in the same cemetery in Fargo, ND.

1940- Former Yankees Reliever Jack “Chief” Aker (1969-1972) was born.

The Yankees obtained veteran Reliever Jack Aker from the Seattle Pilots for P Fred Talbot during the 1969 AL season. Working out of the Yankees bullpen, Jack went 16-10 with 59 saves in 126 games with the Yankees. On May 17,1972, he was sent by the Yankees to the Cubs to complete an earlier deal made on January 20,1972. The Yankees sent a Player to be Named Later to the Cubs for veteran OF Johnny Callison. The Yankees would send Reliever Jack Aker on May 17,1972 to the Cubs to complete the trade. Overall, Jack went 47-45 with a 3.28 ERA in 495 games with 123 saves. Jack was originally signed by the Kansas City A’s. He pitched for the A’s, Pilots, Yankees, Cubs, Braves and the Mets during his MLB pitching career (1964-1974). After his playing career ended, Aker was a Minor League Manager and an Indians MLB Coach in 1986-1987. He currently runs a baseball camp in the NY/NJ area. Nicknamed "Chief" because of his American Indian heritage, he also offers free baseball clinics to Native American youth in the southwest U.S.

1940- Yankees All-Star OF Joe DiMaggio drives in 7 runs during the Yankees 10-4 win against the St. Louis Browns in the 1st game of doubleheader. DiMaggio had 4 hits in that game, 2 HRs and 2 singles. In the 2nd game, the Yankee Clipper adds a 2-run HR, to finish the day with 9 runs batted in and help the Yankees complete a sweep of the Browns by a score of 12-6.

1947- Making his 14th MLB team uniform switch, veteran P Bobo Newsom joins the Yankees. His 7-5 pitching record with a 2.80 ERA in 17 games for the rest of the 1947 AL season will help the Yankees to win the AL flag. He appeared in 2 games of the 1947 World Series, losing 1 game as a Starter, giving up 6 runs in 2 innings of work. For the 1948 MLB season, Bobo Newsom will join the Giants.

1943- The AL squad edges the NL team by the score of 5-3 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Pa., in the 1st MLB All-Star Game played under the lights. A crowd of 31,938 baseball fans watched the Mid-season Classic. Red Sox INF Bobby Doerr is the AL hitting hero with a 3-run HR off of Cardinals P Mort Cooper in the 2nd inning. Pirates 1B Vince DiMaggio has a single, triple and HR in 3 trips. Doerr also handles 6 fielding chances. At the All-Star break, he had handled 307 errorless chances, dating back to May 20th. His streak will end at 349 chances, a record that he will break in 1948. The game is broadcast to GIs via shortwave radio. There are no Yankees in the AL All-Star starting line-up, but Yankees Manager Joe McCarthy has the following Bombers in reserve, 2B Joe Gordon, Catchers Bill Dickey and Buddy Rosar, Outfielders Charlie Keller and Johnny Lindell. Yankee Starters Spud Chandler and Tiny Bonham are on the AL Pitching staff, but they are not used in the game.

1948- A crowd of 34,009 fans watches the 1948 All-Star game being played at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Yankees Starter Vic Raschi drives in the winning runs with a bases-loaded single in the 4th inning. He is the winning pitcher as the AL squad again tops the NL team by the score of 5-2 in the 1948 All-Star Game. AL All-Stars Red Sox OF Ted Williams, Yankees OF Joe DiMaggio, Detroit 3B George Kell and Starter Hal Newhouser miss starting in the AL lineup due to injuries. Yankees have 3 players in the AL starting line-up, OF Tommy Henrich, 1B George McQuinn and Catcher Buddy Rosar. Yankees Manager Bucky Harris has young Catcher Yogi Berra in reserve. Meanwhile Yankees Closer Joe Page is on the AL team pitching staff, but he doesn’t appear in the game.

1951- Yankees Rookie OF Mickey Mantle strikes out 3 times in a game against the Indians. A crowd of 45,097 fans at Cleveland watched the Tribe beat the Bronx Bombers by the score of 11-8. Indians Starter Bob Lemon picks-up his 9th win, while Yankees Reliever Spec Shea drops to a 2-5 record. Yankees get HRs by Joe Collins and Gil McDougald, while the Tribe get HRs from Jim Hegan and Al Rosen.

1952- Bronx Starter Vic Raschi gives up only 1 Detroit hit as the Yankees rout the Tigers by the score of 11-1 in the 1st game of a doubleheader. The Yankees win the 2nd game by a score of 12-2.

1956- Former Yankees Reliever Bill Caudill (1982) was born.

On April 1,1982, Reliever Bill Caudill was sent by the Cubs to the Yankees to complete an earlier deal made on August 19,1981. The Cubs sent Players to be Named Later to the Yankees for Minor League INF Pat Tabler. Bill had a very short career with the Yankees, less than 1 day. On April 1,1982, Bill was traded by the Yankees along with a Player to be Named Later and Rookie Starter Gene Nelson to the Mariners for MLB Starter Shane Rawley. The Yankees would send Reserve OF Bobby Brown on April 6,1982 to the Mariners to complete the trade.

1959- The Red Sox sweep their 5-game series with Yankees with a13-3 rout featuring a big 6th inning. Gene Stephens pinch-runs for Red Sox Slugger Ted Williams, when the Red Sox bat around; then he hits a Grand Slam HR.

1960-The Yankees host the 29th All-Star game with AL squad losing to the NL team by a score of 6-0. Yankees Starter Whitey Ford is the losing pitcher, while Pirates Starter Veron Law is the winner for the NL. The Mid-Season Classic only draws a disappointing crowd of only 38,362 fans to Yankee Stadium. The following Yankees were on the 1960 AL All-Star team, Catcher Yogi Berra, Pitcher Whitey Ford, CF Mickey Mantle, RF Roger Maris,1B Bill Skowron and 2 Reserve Players; Pitcher Jim Coates and Catcher Elston Howard. White Sox Manager Al Lopez managed the 1960 AL squad facing the NL team, who were led by Dodger’s Walt Alston.

1961- White Sox veteran Starter Early Wynn gets an early departure as he retires just 2 Yankees batters in the 1st inning. Then Mickey Mantle (30th) and Roger Maris (34th) belt back-to-back HRs to send the veteran pitcher to an early shower. For Slugger Mickey Mantle, it is the 13th HR in his MLB player career off of Early Wynn, his favorite target. As the Yankees win the game by a score of 6-2.

1964- The Bronx Bombers hit 4 HRs in Cleveland to top the Tribe by a score of 10-4. Yankees Starter Roland Sheldon pitches a complete game, giving up only 6 Indian hits and 4 runs. The Yankees 4-HRs were hit by: Clete Boyer 1 HR (2-run), Tom Tresh 2-HRs, (2-run HRs) and a solo HR shot by Mickey Mantle.

1973- Yankees CF Bobby Murcer hits 3 HRs, all off of Royals Starter Gene Garber, as he knocks in all the runs in the Yankees' 5-0 win over the Royals. Yankees veteran Starter Mel Stottlemyre scatters 6 Royals hits in racking up his 39th shutout of his Yankees pitching career. Murcer will not hit another HR for the Yankees until August 19th.

1979- Former Yankees Pitcher Kei Igawa (2007-2008) was born.

On November 28, 2006, the Yankees won the bidding for Pitcher Kei Igawa, when the Hanshin Tigers accepted their offer of about $26 million. The Mets bid about $15 million for Igawa. Kei signed for a 5-year, $20 million deal. Igawa got married early in 2007, a fact that was revealed to the media by Yankees' Minor League Pitching Coach Bill Connors, before Kei could notify anyone. He made his MLB pitching debut as the starting pitcher against the Orioles on April 7, 2007, giving up 7 runs in 5 innings. Igawa was involved in 2 unusual records early in 2007. When he joined Sean Henn and Chase Wright in picking up wins in 1 sweep, it became the 1st time in MLB history that 3 pitchers got their 1st MLB win as part of a 3-game sweep. Later, when Philip Hughes joined Igawa and Wright in making his MLB pitching debut, they became the 1st trio of starting pitchers in 52 years to all make their debuts in the season's 1st 20 games. The prior trio had been Larry Jackson, Luis Arroyo and Floyd Wooldridge (1955 Cardinals). Igawa was 2-1 with a 7.63 ERA in his 1st 6 MLB games for the Yankees before he was demoted to the minors. He went 1-1 with a 2.00 ERA in 2 games for the Class A Tampa Yankees (FSL), and then he moved up to the AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (IL), posting a 2-2, record with a 2.80 ERA before returning to the Bronx. Igawa's record for the 2007 Yankees was a 2-3 mark with a 6.79 ERA in 12 games, when he returned to Scranton, where he was 5-4, with a 3.69 ERA overall. He pitched 2 games for the 2008 Yankees, including 1 start, going 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA. He spent the rest of the 2008 season with Scranton, where he pitched very well, going 14-6, while posting a 3.45 ERA in 26 games with 117 strikeouts in 156.1 innings. In 2009, he fell back to 10-8 record with a 4.15 ERA, as he spent the entire season as a starter with Scranton. He was back for a 3rd full season in AAA in 2010, but he fell back again, this time posting a record of 3-4 with a 4.32 ERA in 22 games, 10 of them starts; he pitched only 77 innings that season. He was in the 2011 Yankees' MLB spring training camp, starting the last season on his 5-year contract with the Yankees, when a major earthquake hit Japan on March 11th. Igawa's native region was among the most affected. He obtained permission from the Yankees front office to return home the next day in order to look after close relatives. Igawa spent most of the 2011 season with the AA Trenton Thunder (EL) going 2-2 with a 4.31 ERA in 16 games (6 starts). He also made 4 starts at AAA Scranton finishing 1-0 with a 2.78 ERA. Igawa finished his 5-year contract with the Yankees with only 2 wins at the MLB level and 36 wins in the Minor Leagues. The team granted him MLB Free Agency. In 2012, Igawa returned to Japan to pitch by signing with the Orix Buffaloes.

1984- The Yankees retired former players Roger Maris (#9) and Elston Howard (#32) Yankee uniform numbers. The team also erects plaques in their honor to pay tribute to their achievements as Bronx Bombers. Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth’s HR Record of 60 HRs with 61 HRs in 1961. He won back-to-back AL MVP Awards in 1960-1961. Elston Howard was the Yankees 1st black MLB player in 1955, he played with the team from 1955 to June 1967, when he was traded to the Red Sox. In 1963, he was the 1st Black player to win the AL MVP Award. In the fall of 1969, Howard became the 1st Yankees Black MLB Coach, a position that he held until his death in 1980.

1988- Yankees Current 2B DJ LeMahieu (2019-2021) was born.

Second baseman D.J. LeMahieu was selected by the Tigers in the 41st round of the 2007 MLB Amateur Player Draft, but he opted to attend college instead. At LSU, he played in the College World Series in 2008 and 2009. He was selected to the All-Tournament Team in the latter season as his team won the championship. He was then chosen by the Cubs in the 2nd round of the 2009 MLB Amateur Player Draft. He reached the MLB with the club 2 summers later. As a Rookie with the Cubs in 2011, D.J. played 37 games, going 15 for 60 with a pair of doubles. He was however victim of a logjam in the Cubs' middle infield, with Starlin Castro having established himself as a budding star at Shortstop, and Darwin Barney and Blake DeWitt both doing well at 2nd base. As a result, the Cubs decided that he was expendable, and on December 8th, he was traded to the Rockies along with Tyler Colvin in return for Ian Stewart and Casey Weathers. With incumbent 2B Mark Ellis having left the Rockies as a MLB Free Agent, LeMahieu stood a good chance to become a regular in Denver in 2012. He did not claim the job immediately, making a couple of stints with the AAA Colorado Springs SkySox (PCL) but his solid hitting when he was given a chance to play meant that his playing time increased as the season went along. On August 28th, however, it was his glove that put him in the record books, as he recorded 12 assists in a 9-inning game - an 8-4 win over the Dodgers - to tie a record held by several players, most recently Harold Reynolds of the Mariners in 1986¬. He hit .297 in 81 games that season, then in 2013, DJ hit .280 in 109 games. He was a full-time starter at 2B in 2014, when he played 149 games for the Rockies and hit .267 with 5 HRs and 42 RBIs. His glove was the best part of his game, as he was voted recipient of the Gold Glove as the NL's best-fielding 2B that season. However, in spite of his defensive prowess, his offense over his 1st 3 seasons with Colorado left something to be desired, as his limited power and few walks resulted on OPS+ numbers of 88, 74 and 76 over the 3 years. In 2015, he was an NL All-Star for the 1st time as he played 150 games while hitting .301 with 6 HRs and 61 RBIs, while scoring 85 runs. However, in 2016, there was no denying that he was a solid offensive player, as he won the NL Batting Title with a .348 average. He scored 104 runs and hit 32 doubles, 8 triples and 11 HRs with 66 RBIs. In 2017, he was back in the All-Star Game, although his season was clearly not as good. In 155 games, he hit .310 with 8 HRs and 64 RBIs, scoring 95 runs. He won his 2nd Gold Glove at 2B, and also played in the postseason for the 1st time as Rockies made it to the NLWC Game against the Diamondbacks. He went 0 for 5 with 2 strikeouts. In 2018, the Rockies had one of their best seasons, almost winning the NL West title - they played and lost a 1-game playoff against the Dodgers, after being tied at the end of 162 games - and he hit .276 in 128 games. He scored 90 runs and his 32 doubles and 15 HRs were both MLB career highs. He repeated as a NL Gold Glove winner, but the relatively low batting average, normally the best part of his offensive game. In the postseason, he was 1 for 6 with a double as the Rockies defeated the Cubs in the NLWC Game. In the NLDs against the Brewers, he was 2 for 9 with 3 walks but he did not score or drive in a run in the 3 games.

After the 2018 MLB season, DJ LeMahieu became an MLB Free Agent. On January 11, 2019, he signed a 2-year contract with the Yankees worth $24 million. The Yankees were heading into the 2019 AL season knowing that Shortstop Didi Gregorius would miss at least the 1st half after having Tommy John surgery, so the plan was likely to have D.J. play 2nd, with 2nd-year player Gleyber Torres sliding over to Shortstop. The Yankees had also signed veteran MLB Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to the MLB minimum player contract, a few days before, but this had been more akin to buying a lottery ticket. Indeed, with 3B Miguel Andujar and Tulowitzki both going down with injuries within the 1st couple of weeks of the season, D.J. became a regular, he got off to one of his best seasons. He was the AL Player of the Month for June, when he hit .395 with 6 HRs and 29 RBIs. Many commentators noted that he was clearly the circuit's MVP for the 1st half of the season. That was perhaps he was more responsible than anyone for the Yankees having overcome their slew of early-season injuries to build a comfortable lead atop the AL East. He was also voted as the starting 2B on the AL team at the 2019 All-Star Game. He finished the 2019 AL season with a .327 BA, while hitting 26 HRs and 102 RBIs in 145 games for the Yankees. In the 2019 ALDS, he hit .286 with 1 HR and 4 RBIs in 3 games. In the 2019 ALCS, DJ hit .346 with 2 HRs and 3 RBIs in 6 games. He won an AL Silver Slugger Award for 2B. Given his batting line heavy in batting average, but light in extra-base hits and walks combined with excellent fielding gives him the profile of a prototypical middle infielder from another era. However, such players tend to be relatively short, but at 6' 4", LeMahieu is one of the tallest players to have played 2B on a regular basis in the MLB. In 2020, he hit .364 with 10 HRs and RBIs in 50 games for the team. The Yankees granted him MLB Free Agency, despite offers from other MLB clubs, D. J. decide to stay in the Bronx. On January 27, 2021, D.J. was signed as an MLB Free Agent for 6 years with the Yankees.

1994- Former Reserve INF Yankees Jimmy Reese (1930-1931) passed away. (1901-1994)

On August 12, 1927, INF Jimmy Reese was traded by AA Oakland Oaks (PCL) along with INF Lyn Lary to the Yankees for $125,000 Cash. Debuting with the Yankees in 1930, Jimmy hit .346 with 3 HRs and 18 RBIs in 77 games, while backing up Shortstop Tony Lazzeri. He was assigned as Babe Ruth's roommate and famously joked that in reality, he roomed with Ruth's suitcase. He said Ruth treated him "like a son." In 1931, Reese returned to earth, hitting just .241 with 3 HRs and 20 RBIs, while playing in 65 games for the team. He played with the 1930-1931 Yankees. His Yankees playing career totals were a .286 BA in 142 games. On November 12,1932, he became the Player to be Named Later in part of a deal to the AA St. Paul Saints (AA) for P Johnny Murphy and INF Jack Saltzgaver. Then in 1932, the Cardinals picked him up on waivers. In February, 1933, Reese was purchased by the AA Los Angeles Angels (PCL) from the Cardinals ending his MLB playing career. After retiring as active player, he became a Coach and Manager in the Minor Leagues, mainly working in the Pacific Coast League. In 1973, he became the MLB Conditioning Coach for the Angels, a position that he held until his death in 1994. The Angels honored Jimmy for his long-time team service by retiring his uniform number.

2004- Yankees Manager Joe Torre manages the 2004 AL All-Star team to a 14-9 victory in the MLB All-Star Game played at Minute Maid Park in Houston, improving his MLB All-Star Team Manager record to 5-0-1 record. The following Yankees were on the 2004 All-Star Team, Derek Jeter, Jason Giambi, Alex Rodriguez and Garry Sheffield, Pitchers; Javier Vazquez, Tom Gordon and Yankees Closer Mario Rivera, who close out the game. Former Yankees player, now a Texas Ranger 2B Alfonso Soriano was named the game’s MVP.

2005- Former MLB Player, Yankees Minor League Manager and Special Spring Training Instructor Mickey Owen passed away. (1916-2005)

Mickey Owen was a Catcher who played 13 years in the MLB, achieving prominence in the war years when he was an NL All-Star 4 times. He was 4th in the MVP voting in 1942. He appeared in the 1941 World Series batting usually 8th, but sometimes 7th in the Dodgers’ lineup. He is most famous for dropping a 3rd strike pitch from Dodgers’ P Hugh Casey to Yankees’ batter Tommy Henrich with 2 outs in the 9th inning of Game 4 of the World Series. Henrich reached 1st base and the Yankees scored 4 runs to turn a 4-3 loss into a 7-4 victory. After World War II, Owen defected to the Mexican League; he was banned by MLB for 3 seasons. Owen was unimpressive in the Liga, batting just .256 in 1946 for the Veracruz Blues; most of the other catchers in the League hit as well or better. He played in the MLB from 1937-1945, he returned to MLB in 1949 with the 1949-1951 Cubs. He finished out his MLB playing career with the 1954 Red Sox. Overall, he hit .255 with 14 HRs and 378 RBIs in 1,209 MLB games. He only hit .167 in 5 games in his only World Series appearance with the 1941 Dodgers. Once his active playing career ended, Owen was a Red Sox MLB Coach in 1955-1956. He was also a Minor League Manager (1953 and 1957) for the Yankees and the Braves organizations. Mickey was an MLB Scout for the 1958-1959 Orioles organization. Owen, also founded the Mickey Owen Baseball School for Boys in Miller, MO and a baseball academy, which he sold in 1964.

2010- George Steinbrenner, Team Owner of the New York Yankees since 1973, passes away from a heart attack at his home in Tampa, FL. (1930-2010) George Steinbrenner restored the New York Yankees to greatness during his team ownership (1973-2010), he spent lavishly on MLB Free Agents, fired 25 managers and front office personnel at a sometimes’ dizzying pace, but he saw the team win 7 World Series titles. In January of 1973, Cleveland, Ohio shipbuilder George Steinbrenner and a group of investors had acquired the New York Yankees from CBS, Inc. for 12 million dollars. He rebuilds the Yankees farm system that had fallen into disrepair under the CBS ownership to provide new young talent for the team. He had many run-ins with the MLB Commissioner’s office, over player trades, the umpires’ performances, including a ban from the running the team in the early 1990’s, which yield the rebuilding of the team with a core of 4 young players, that help the Yankees regained their World Champion status. Also, George feuded with Baseball’s Hall of Fame over ignoring past Yankees players like Shortstop Phil Rizzuto, keeping the Yankees out of the annual Hall of Fame game at Cooperstown, NY. He built his own version of a Baseball Hall of Fame at Yankee Stadium, Monument Park. He had relinquished the team's operations to his son, Hal Steinbrenner as his health deteriorated badly in 2008.

2012- Yankees Catcher Russell Martin guns down Angels base runner Howie Kendrick on a steal attempt at 2nd base to preserve the Yankees' 6-5 win over the Angels to begin the 2012 season's second half. It is the 3rd Angels base runner that Martin catches in a steal attempt tonight. Also, he also drives in the winning run in the 8th inning. Yankees 1B Mark Teixeria drives in the other 5 runs for the Yankees with a pair of HRs. 2017- The Yankees acquired 1B Garrett Cooper from the Brewers in exchange for P Tyler Webb. Cooper was assigned to AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Webb, 26, made his MLB Pitching debut for the Yankees in 2017, posting a 4.50 ERA (6.0IP, 3H, 3ER, 4BB, 5K, 1HR) in 7 appearances. Cooper, 26, was batting .366 (102-for-279) with 64R, 29 doubles, 17 HRs, 82 RBIs and 33 BB in 75 games with the Brewers' AAA Colorado Springs team (PCL). At the All-Star break, he leads all Triple-A players in batting average and doubles, and ranks 2nd in the PCL in RBI, on-base percentage (.428) and slugging (.652), is tied for 2nd in extra-base hits (46), and is 3rd in runs scored. The right-handed hitter went 1-for-3 with 1R and 1 RBI in Wednesday's Triple-A All-Star Game. The situation was quite different in his new organization: the Yankees had just promoted AAA 1B Ji-Man Choi to the Bronx and released veteran Chris Carter; 2 other 1B Greg Bird and Tyler Austin, were on the DL, and as a result there was likely to be a lot opportunity for Garrett to prove his mettle, if he continued to swing the bat well. Indeed, after sending him to AAA, the Yankees immediately changed their minds and called him up to make his Bronx debut as the starting 1B against the Red Sox on July 14th. He went 0 for 4 with 3 strikeouts. After going hitless in 2nd game as well, on July 16th, Cooper got his 1st MLB hit off of Red Sox Starter David Price, a double off the Fenway Park’s Green Monster. He went 6 for 25 (.240) in 8 games before being sent down to AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (IL) on August 1st. However, he was called back less than a week later when veteran DH Matt Holliday was placed on the DL. On August 9th, he had the 1st 4-hit game of his MLB playing career in an 11-5 win over the Blue Jays, raising his average to .364. On August 17th, he was placed on the DL with tendinitis in his left hamstring and did not play again that season, finishing the year at .326 with No HRs and 6 RBIs in 13 games for the Yankees. On November 20, 2017, he was traded to the Marlins along with Minor League P Caleb Smith in return for Minor League P Mike King and International Bonus Money.

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This Week in Yankees History July 11th-July 17th Part Two

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1874- Former Yankees Pitcher Jesse Tannehill (1903) was born. (1874-1956) Before the start of 1903 AL Season, P Jesse Tannehill jumped from the NL Pirates to the AL Highlanders. He went 15-15 with a 3.27 ERA in 32 games for the 1903 Highlanders. On December 20,1903, Jesse was traded by the Highlanders to the Boston Americans (aka Red Sox) for P Tom Hughes. The trade didn’t work out for New York; Jesse would win 20 games or more in the next 2 seasons for Boston, while Tom Hughes would be sent to the Senators, after posting a 7-11 record in 19 games for the team. Jesse finished his 15 season MLB Pitching career (1894-1911) with a 197-117 record with a 2.80 ERA in 359 games.

1903- Clark Griffith becomes the 1st Yankees Pitcher to hit a Home Run in a game. The Yankees beat the Tigers by the score of 5-4 at Hill Top Park.

1908- Former Yankees Reliever and MLB Executive Johnny “Grand Ma” Murphy (1932,1934-1943,1946-1947) was born. (1908-1970.)

On June 27,1931, Johnny Murphy was traded by the AA St. Paul Saints (AA) along with INF Jack Saltzgaver, Cash and 2 Players to be Named to the Yankees for a Player to be Named Later. On November 12,1931, the Yankees sent Reserve INF Jimmy Reese to St. Paul complete the trade. Johnny Murphy went 93-53 with a 3.54 ERA in 415 games with 104 saves for the Yankees. He was a 3-time AL All Star team player (1937-1939). He led the AL in saves 4 times (1938-1939,1941,1942). He appeared in 6 World Series with the Yankees (1936-1939,1941,1943), while posting a 2-0 record with 1.10 ERA and 4 saves in 8 games. On April 12,1947, John was released by the by the Yankees, he had been replaced by young Reliever Joe Page. On April 15,1947, he was signed as an MLB Free Agent with the Red Sox. He retired as an active MLB player at the end of the 1947 AL season. From 1948-1960, Johnny Murphy was the Farm Director for the Red Sox. Johnny would later work in the front office for the NL expansion team, the Mets, as their 1st Director of Player Development, then as a General Manager before having a fatal heart attack in January of 1970. His work with the Mets saw the rise of the NL expansion team to the 1969 World Championship. 1934- At Navin Field in Detroit, in an effort to keep the consecutive game streak intact, the Yankees have lumbago-stricken Lou Gehrig's bat lead-off and list him as the Shortstop in the starting line-up. After singling in the 1st inning, the 'Iron Horse' leaves the game without fielding as the Tigers pound out 11 doubles to edge the Yankees by a score of 12-11.

1939- The Yankees tie the AL record with only 1 assist, as Bronx Starter Red Ruffing wins the game by a score of 8-3 over the Tigers.

1947- Former Yankees OF Danny Walton (1971) was born. (1947-2017) On June 9,1971, the Yankees obtained OF Danny Walton from the Brewers for INF/OF Frank Tepedino and OF Bobby Mitchell. Walton never turned out to be the power hitter the Yankees were looking for. He spent most of his playing time in the Yankees organization playing at the AAA level with the Syracuse Chiefs (IL). He appeared in only 5 games for the team, hitting just .143 with 1 HR and 2 RBIs. He would be traded to the Twins for Reserve Catcher Rick Dempsey in the fall of 1972.

1952- Tigers Slugger 1B Walt Dropo goes 5-for-5 against the Yankees in an 8-2 win. All 5 hits of his hits are singles.

1957- Yankees 1B Bill “Moose” Skowron hits an MLB-record 2nd pinch-hit Grand Slam HR of the 1957 AL season off of White Sox P Jim Wilson in the 2nd game of a doubleheader. Bill’s big hit comes in the 9th inning as the Yankees score 6 runs to win the game by a score of 6-4. The White Sox take the 1st game of the doubleheader from the Yankees by a score of 3-1.

1964- Orioles’ Bob Johnson's 6th straight hit as a pinch-hitter sets an AL mark, but the Yankees win the game by a score of 4-3. Yankees Starter Al Downing pitches a complete game picking up his 6th victory of the 1964 AL season. Orioles’ veteran Reliever Stu Miller took the loss.

1967- Former Yankees 3B/1B/DH (2002-2003) and MLB Manager Robin Ventura was born. On December 7,2001, INF Robin Ventura was traded by the Mets to the Yankees for veteran OF David Justice. He hit .247 with 27 HRs and 93 RBIs for the 2002 Yankees. The team resigned Robin as an MLB Free Agent in the winter of 2002. His final Yankee player totals were a .239 BA in 230 games while hitting 36 HRs with 135 RBI’s. On July 31,2003, Robin was traded by the Yankees to the Dodgers for 2 Minor League Players: OF Bubba Crosby and P Scott Proctor.

1979- Former Yankees Minor League INF Bernie Castro was born.

On September 25,1997, INF Bernie Castro was signed by the Yankees as an MLB Amateur Free Agent. He never played for the Yankees at the MLB level. On December 18, 2001, Bernie was traded by the Yankees to the Padres for OF Prospect Kevin Reese.

1982- Former Yankees OF and AL MVP Jackie Jensen (1950-1952) passed away (1927-1982).

Jackie Jensen was an All-American Football star at USC in college. On October 13,1949, Jackie Jensen was traded by the AA Oakland Oaks (PCL) along with INF Billy Martin to the Yankees for a Player to be Named Later and Cash. On July 5, 1950, the Yankees sent Catcher Eddie Malone to Oakland to complete the trade. Jackie was unable to crack the regular starting Yankees outfield lineup, despite playing as a part time player in 1950. Then Jackie having a solid 1951 AL season by hitting .298 with 8 HRs and 25 RBIs in 56 games, playing in the outfield along with Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Hank Bauer, Bob Cerv and Gene Woodling. Jackie’s Yankees final player career totals were a .249 BA in 108 games while hitting 9 HRs and 32 RBIs. He appeared in 1 game in the 1950 World Series against the Phillies with no hits. On May 3,1952, he was traded by the Yankees along with P Spec Shea, INF Jerry Snyder and OF Archie Wilson to the Senators for 2 Outfielders: Irv Noren and Tom Upton. Yankees Manager Casey Stengel had given up on him after poor start in 1952, hitting just .105 and losing the Centerfield job. The Yankees would move Mickey Mantle from to RF to CF. The Senators would later trade him to the Red Sox. In 1958, while playing for the Red Sox, he was voted AL MVP. He had hit .286 with 35 HRs and 122 RBIs. Jackie Jensen was named to the AL All-Star team in 1952, 1955 and in 1958. He retired from the MLB in 1961, because of his fear of flying. Then Jensen coached College Baseball at the University of Nevada (1970-1971) and the University of California (1974-1977). He then moved to Virginia in 1977 to operate a Christmas tree farm and run a baseball camp. He remains the only man to play in the Rose Bowl, East-West Shrine Game, the World Series and Baseball's All-Star game.

1988- Former Yankees OF Whitey Witt (1922-1925) passed away. (1895-1988).

On April 17,1922, OF Whitey Witt was purchased by the Yankees from the Philadelphia A’s. Whitey played both outfield and infield (mostly shortstop). In 1916 and 1917, he was primarily a (very error-prone) Shortstop for the Philadelphia A’s. He missed the 1918 AL season because of World War I service, then he was half an outfielder and half a 2B in 1919 and from then on he was mostly an outfielder. He would play centerfield and lead-off for the Yankees. Whitey appeared in 2 World Series with Yankees, while hitting .233 with No HRs and 4 RBIs in 11 games. He was the leadoff man for the Yankees in both the 1922 and 1923 World Series against the Giants. He led the AL in walks in 1922, getting 5 more than his Yankees teammate Babe Ruth, who was suspended for part of the 1922 AL season. In a crucial game played on September 16th in St. Louis, he was hit on the forehead by an empty pop bottle thrown by a fan while trying to catch a ball in centerfield. He was knocked unconscious and the incident almost caused a riot, but he came back to hit the game-winning single in the 9th inning that virtually clinched the 1922 AL pennant for the Yankees 2 days later. In May of 1925, the Yankees released Whitey Witt, after playing in 31 games for the team, he was only hitting .200. He had played in 464 games for the. 1922-1925 Yankees, while hitting .300 with 11 HRs and 130 RBIs. On December 8,1925, the Dodgers would sign Whitey. He would finish out his MLB playing career in 1926 with them. From 1927-1929, he played in the Minor Leagues at the AA Level before retiring as an active player.

1994- Former Yankees Reserve INF Cesar “Pepito” Tovar (1976) passed away. (1940-1994)

Reserve INF Cesar Tovar batted .250, while appearing in only 13 games in September of 1976 for the Yankees. He had played for Manager Billy Martin, when he managed the Twins. He did not play for the Yankees in the 1976 AL Post season. On December 17, 1976, the Yankees would grant him MLB Free Agency.

2011- The Blue Jays open the 2nd half of the 2011 AL season with a bang, scoring 8 runs in the 1st inning of their game against the Yankees, chasing veteran MLB Starter Bartolo Colon after two-thirds of an inning. Rookie 3B Eduardo Nunez, filling in for Alex Rodriguez, who underwent a knee operation during the MLB All-Star break, commits a costly error that leads to 5 of the 8 runs scored. The Yankees then close to within 9-7, but the Jays victimize the back end of their bullpen in the late innings to end up with an emphatic 16-7 victory. The 16 runs and 20 hits are season bests for the Jays. Yankees Andruw Jones hits 2 HRs in a losing Bronx cause, while Shortstop Derek Jeter and DH Jorge Posada appear together in a game for the 1,660th time, the all-time record for the Bronx Bombers, beating out HOF players Lou Gehrig and Tony Lazzeri. The Blue Jays get a scare when All-Star Jose Bautista has to leave the game in the 4th inning with a twisted ankle.

July 15th

1892- Former Yankees Reserve Catcher Eugene “Bubbles” Hargrave (1930) was born. (1892-1969) In 1930, the Yankees used veteran Catcher Bubbles Hargrave as a back-up catcher for Bill Dickey. He hit .278 with No HRs and 12 RBIs in 45 games. After the 1930 AL season, he left the MLB, but he continued to play in the Minor Leagues until 1932. While playing with the 1926 Reds, Hargrave had won NL Batting Crown with a .353 mark. His brother Pinky was also a catcher in the MLB (1923-1933).

1907- The White Sox pound the Yankees by the score of 15-0, the 2nd time this 1907 AL season they've beaten New York by that score. They'll beat them in 1950 by the same score, the Yankees team record for most runs by an opponent in a shutout in 2004.

1908- Former Yankees OF Jake Powell (1936-1940) was born. (1908-1948)

On June 14,1936, OF Jake Powell was traded by the Senators to the Yankees for OF Ben Chapman. Jake hit .271 with 13 HRs and 124 RBIs for the Yankees in 272 games. He appeared in 3 World Series with the Yankees, appearing in 8 games, while hitting .435 with 1 HR and 5 RBIs. In 1938, Bob Elson interviewed Powell for a pre-game show on WGN radio in Chicago. Elson asked Powell what he did as a policeman in Dayton, Ohio during the off-season. Powell said, “I crack n*****s on the head.” For this public statement, he received a 10-game suspension from MLB Commissioner Judge Landis. On December 5,1940, Jake was purchased by AA San Francisco Seals (PCL) from the Yankees. After being arrested by the police in Washington, D.C. for passing bad checks, Jake Powell committed suicide with a gun.

1917- The Yankees send veteran OF Lee Magee to the St. Louis Browns for OF Armando Marsans, who will appear in 25 games, while hitting .225 for the team. He will bounce back in 1918, hitting .236 in 37 games. Marsans was the 1st Cuban born player to play for the team.

1920- Yankees Slugger Babe Ruth ties his 1919 MLB record of 29 HRs with a game-winner in the 13th inning to beat the St. Louis Browns by a score of 13-10. Two days later, he will break it by hitting 2 HRs off of White Sox P Richard Kerr.

1934- Yankees Slugger Lou Gehrig returns to 1B and goes 4-for-4, including 3 doubles off of Tigers Starter “Schoolboy” Rowe, but the Yankees lose to the Tigers by a score of 8-3.

1936- After an absence of several weeks, Detroit Manager Mickey Cochrane rejoins the Tigers in New York City, as they split a doubleheader with the Yankees. The Tigers take the opener by the score of 5-1, then they lose the 2nd game by a score of 7-4, as the Yankees maintain its 9-game lead in the AL. Cochrane will suffer a relapse and MLB Coach Del Baker will take over the team on the 21st.

1952- The Indians power hitters dazzle the Yankees with a triple steal in the 1st inning as Al Rosen scores, Larry Doby goes to 3B and Luke Easter, in his only MLB theft goes to 2B. The Yankees lose the game by the score of 7-3 to the Tribe.

1960- At Briggs Stadium in Detroit, Yankees Slugger Mickey Mantle cracks a 3-run HR off of veteran P Don Mossi, but the Tigers rally to win the game by the score of 8-4.

1964- Yankees Starter Whitey Ford's 2-0 win over the Orioles raises the Yankees to 1st place in the AL. Orioles P Dave McNally takes the loss. Joe Pepitone has 2 hits and 2 RBIs for the Yankees. 1965- At Yankee Stadium, Yankees Slugger Mickey Mantle's 5th inning HR off of Nats P Phil Ortega that ties the game at 1-1. The Bronx Bombers will top the Senators by the score of 2-1.

1966- Former Yankee INF Tommy “Rebel” McMillian (1912) passed away. (1888-1966) On August 12,1912, INF Tommy McMillian was traded by AA Rochester (IL) to the Yankees for INF Jack Martin and P Jack Quinn. He appeared in 41 games for the 1912 Yankees, just hitting .228.

1968- Former Yankees Reserve Catcher (1942) and Minor League Manager Eddie Kearse passed away. (1916-1968) After an 11-game cup of coffee with the 1942 Yankees, in which he hit only .192. Kearse fought and was wounded in France during WWII. He returned, after receiving the Purple Heart Award. He completed his 12-season Minor League playing career. During his last 2 years playing in the Minor Leagues, he was a Player-Manager: 1948 Ventura Yankees, 1949 Grand Forks Chiefs (1st part of the season) and the 1949 Paducah Chiefs (2nd part of the season). Despite an overall losing record and 4th place finish, Paducah prevailed as the league champion in the Mississippi-Ohio Valley League playoffs.

1969- Red Sox Slugger Reggie Smith collects 5 straight hits in the opener, stretching his AL hitting streak to 21 games, leading Boston to a 7-6 win over the Yankees. He'll get another hit in the nightcap, a 4-1 win by Yankees Starter Stan Bahnsen (5-10), but his hitting streak will stop tomorrow.

1972- Former Yankees Reserve INF Wilson Delgado (2000) was born.

On March 23, 2000, INF Wilson Delgado was traded by the Giants to the Yankees for Minor League Player Juan Melo. Wilson hit .244 in 31 games for the 2000 Yankees. On August 11, 2000, Wilson was traded by the Yankees to the Royals for Minor League Player Nick Ortiz.

1974- Former Yankees Reserve INF Claude Derrick (1913) passed away. (1886-1974) Claude Derrick was a Reserve INF for the 1910-1912 Philadelphia A’s. The A’s sent him to the AA Baltimore Orioles (IL). The Tigers selected him from the Orioles in the 1912 MLB Rule 5 Player Draft. On September 18,1912, Claude was traded by the Tigers to the Yankees for Veteran MLB Catcher Red McKee. He appeared 23 games for the team, while hitting .292 with 1 HR and 7 RBIs. On June 26,1913, Claude was purchased by AA Orioles (IL) from the Yankees.

1984- Former Yankees Pitcher Anthony Claggett (2009) was born.

On November 10, 2006, P Anthony Claggett was traded by Tigers the along with Pitchers Kevin Whelan and Humberto Sanchez to the Yankees for veteran OF/DH Gary Sheffield. Anthony Claggett's MLB Pitching debut with the Yankees was on April 18, 2009 was one to remember, but for all of the wrong reasons. He came on in relief in the 2nd inning, when Yankees starter Chien-Ming Wang was chased after pitching 1⅓ innings. He closed out the inning, but not before the Tribe had scored 14 runs in the inning (8 runs charged to Wang and 6 runs to Claggett), the most ever given up by the Yankees pitchers in a single inning. He then gave up 2 more runs in the 3rd inning before leaving the came with his ERA standing at 43.20. The Yankees lost the game by the score of 22-4. The Yankees sent him back to AAA Scranton (IL). In September of 2009, the Pirates claimed him on waivers from the Yankees. He joined the Pirates active roster for the final road trip of the 2009 MLB season.

1985- Former Yankees Reliever David Carpenter (2015) was born.

On January 1, 2015, Dave Carpenter was traded by the Braves along with Pitcher Chasen Shreve to the Yankees for Minor League P Manny Banuelos. He went 0-1 with a 4.82 ERA in 22 games for the 2015 Yankees, while working out of their bullpen. On June 11, 2015, he was traded by the Yankees to the Nationals for INF Tony Renda.

1990- Former Yankees Minor League Catcher/OF/DH Peter O’Brien was born.

Peter O'Brien was a 2nd round choice of the Yankees in the 2012 MLB Amateur Player Draft, out of the University of Miami. A year earlier, the Rockies had taken him in the 3rd round of the 2011 draft out of Bethune-Cookman College, but they had failed to come to terms with him. Peter spent most of 2012 season with the Class A Staten Island Yankees (NYPAL) where he hit .202 in 48 games. He split 2013 season between the Class A Charleston RiverDogs (SAL) and the Class A Tampa Yankees (FSL) hitting for a combined line of .291 with 39 doubles and 22 HRs. He drove in 96 runs in 119 games, justifying his status as a top draft pick. He played 38 games at 3B with Tampa, in addition to his catching duties, as the Yankees wanted him to get as many at-bats as possible without overtiring him by having him catch too many games. The down side was that he struck out 134 times, while drawing only 41 walks. In 2014, he was back at Tampa to start the season, but showed clearly that he had nothing left to prove at that level, with a .321 BA, 9 doubles and 10 HRs in only 30 games. He was promoted to the AA Trenton Thunder (EL) on May 9th. His bat cooled down a bit, as he hit .245 with a .296 OBP in 72 games, but the outstanding power was still there, as he slugged 14 doubles and 23 HRs in that short span. He continued to move around, playing more games at 1B than behind the plate in AA, and also seeing time in the OF and at DH. On July 31st, he was traded to the Diamondbacks in return for MLB INF Martin Prado, with the Yankees trying to make a push for a MLB postseason appearance in Derek Jeter's final season.

1990- At Yankee Stadium, Royals Slugger Bo Jackson slugs 3 straight HRs, the 3rd HR is his MLB Career 100th HR, then he separates his shoulder in the 6th inning diving for a line drive off the bat of Yankees batter Deion Sanders. The speedy Sanders ends up with an inside-the-park HR, but the Royals still take home a 10-7 win. The Royals victory is costly, as Bo Jackson will be out of the Royals starting line-up for the next 6 weeks.

1991- Mariners’ DH Edgar Martinez just misses hitting for the cycle for the 2nd game in a row. He stokes a single; double and triple in a 5-1 win over the Yankees. On the 14th, he had 2 singles, a triple and a HR against the Indians.

1997- Despite a sluggish pitching performance by Bronx Rookie P Hideki Irabu wins his 2nd MLB start, leading the Yankees over the Indians by a score of 12-6. Irabu gives up 5 runs and 9 hits in 5 innings, allowing HRs to Tribe hitters Tony Fernandez, Marquis Grissom and Matt Williams. Cecil Fielder, the Yankees 270-pound DH, tries to score from 1st on a double; his head 1st slide results in a broken right thumb. Cecil Fielder will miss 8 weeks of action for the Yankees.

2001- The battle of 2 MLB 1st place teams draws 59,470 fans in Philadelphia, as the Yankees lose a sloppy game to the Phillies by the score of 9-3. In the 5th inning, Jimmy Rollins takes 2B on a passed ball, then swipes 3B for his 26th straight successful steal. Yankees Catcher Jorge Posada has 3 passed balls and he should have been charged with a 4th, while Shortstop Derek Jeter makes a critical error. Jorge Posada will lead the MLB Catchers in passed balls this season with 18.

2008- The AL squad defeats the NL team by the score of 4-3 in 15 innings at the 2008 MLB All-Star Game held at Yankee Stadium. A crowd of 55,632 fans watched the MLB Mid-Season Classic. Yankees players Shortstop Derek Jeter and 3B Alex Rodriguez are in the AL squad starting line-up. Closer Mario Rivera is in the AL bullpen. He gives up only 2 NL hits, no runs and strikes out 2 NL batters. It is the 1st extra-inning wins ever for the AL All-Star team after 7 losses and 1 tie. The 2 teams combine for a record 7 steals, 6 of them by the AL squad. The game goes 4 hours and 50 minutes, also an MLB All-Star Game record.

2014- The AL squad wins the 2014 MLB All-Star Game by the score of 5-3 over the NL team held at Target Field in Minnesota. A crowd of 41,048 fans watched the game. In his last appearance in the mid-summer MLB classic, Yankees Shortstop Derek Jeter leads off the game with a double, later scores on a triple by Angels OF Mike Trout. Jeter goes 2 for 2 at the plate, while Trout adds an RBI double in the 5th inning to win the game's MVP Award.

2017- It takes 16 innings for the Yankees to defeat the Red Sox by the score of 4-1 at Fenway Park. The Yankees are trailing 1-0 in the top of the 9th inning after an excellent start by Boston Starter Chris Sale, but Yankees hitter Matt Holliday ties the game with a HR against Red Sox Closer Craig Kimbrel. A line drive single by Yankees Shortstop Didi Gregorius against Red Sox Reliever Doug Fister in the 16th inning finally puts the Yankees ahead in a game that ends just short of 6 hours to complete.

2019- Rays batter Travis d'Arnaud hits 3 HRs, but they all come in 1 game as he leads Tampa Bay to a 5-4 win over the Yankees at New Yankee Stadium. His 3-run HR shot with 2 outs in the 9th off of Yankees Closer Aroldis Chapman pulls victory from the jaws of defeat as he accounts for all of the Rays' runs.

July 16th

1904- At Hill Top Park in New York City, Highlanders Starter Jack Chesbro swipes home plate in the bottom of the 10th inning to win his own game by the score of 9-8.

1908- Former Yankees Pitcher Floyd Newkirk (1934) was born. (1908-1976)

Pitcher Floyd Newkirk appeared in 1 game for 1934 Yankees with no record. On December 19,1934, Floyd was sent by the Yankees to the AA San Francisco Seals (PCL) to complete an earlier deal made on November 21,1934. The Yankees sent Players to be Named Later and Cash to San Francisco Seals (PCL) for OF Prospect Joe DiMaggio. Doc Farrell refused to report to his new team in 1935.

1920- Yankees Slugger Babe Ruth becomes the 1st player to hit 30 HRs in an MLB season. The historic HR breaks his own season mark of 29 HRs and the "˜Rajah of Rap'” will finish the 1920 season with a resounding 54 HRs.

1937- Former Yankees MLB Coach (1989) and MLB Manager Lee Elia was born. Lee Elia was a Yankees MLB Coach in 1989. He was an MLB player, who had played for both Chicago MLB teams in the 1960’s. He had previously worked with the Phillies and Cubs organizations as a Minor League Manager. Also, he had served as an interim MLB Manager for the Cubs and Phillies. Also, Lee has worked with the Mariners, Blue Jays, Rays and Orioles as an MLB Coach. In 2011-2012, Elia was a Special Assistant to General Manager for the Braves, serving in the area of Player Development and he was also listed as a Special Assistant Coach with the MLB field staff.

1940- Former Yankees Reliever Tom Metcalf (1963) was born.

Pitcher Tom Metcalf was signed in 1961, as an MLB Amateur Free Agent by the Yankees. He was a star at Lincoln High School. He was college pitcher at Northwestern University from 1959-1961. He went 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA in 8 games working out of the bullpen for the 1963 Yankees. In 1964, he broke his pitching arm, he never returned to MLB despite making several comeback attempts with the Yankees organization, before finally retiring from the game.

1942- The Yankees obtained P Jim “Milkman” Turner from the Reds as partial payment for OF Fran Kelleher. Jim would lead in the AL in 1945 with 10 saves. Later, he would be Casey Stengel’s longtime MLB Pitching Coach during the 1950’s. At the end of the 1959 AL season, the Yankees fired him. Former Yankees hurler Eddie Lopat replaced him for the 1960 AL season. Jim would go to the Reds Organization working as Minor League Manager (1960) then as their MLB Pitching Coach until May of 1966. Also, Jim served as the MLB Pitching Coach for Yankees Manager Ralph Houk, rejoining the team in May of 1966, holding the job until 1973. Houk had used former Yankees hurler Johnny Sain from 1961-1963 as his MLB Pitching Coach. Sain left the Yankees after pay raise dispute with the Yankees Front Office in the fall of 1963. He was replaced by Whitey Ford as the Yankees MLB Pitching for new Yankees Manager Yogi Berra for the 1964 AL season.

1947- Two days after joining the Yankees, veteran P Bobo Newsom wins his 200th MLB career victory, his 1st as a Yankee Starter by beating the Indians at Cleveland by a score of 3-1. It was the Yankees 17th straight win. In the 2nd game, the Yankees winning streak continues to 18 games, when Yankee Starter Vic Raschi stops the Tribe by a score of 9-2.

1948- The St. Louis Browns frustrate the 3rd-place Yankees, whipping Starter Allie Reynolds by a score of 10-4. Bob Dillinger leads the Browns hitting attack with a bases-loaded triple, 3 singles, 2 stolen bases and 5 RBIs. Browns Pitcher Cliff Fannin holds the Yankees scoreless until Shortstop Phil Rizzuto's HR in the 8th inning.

1951- While playing series against the Tigers in Detroit, the Yankees optioned Rookie OF Mickey Mantle to AA Kansas City Blues (AA). Mantle, plagued with strikeouts 3 on the 13th and in a hitting slump, he will go 0-for-22 in his start with the Blues, before ending the hitting slump with a batting tear of .361. Blues Manager George “Twinkletoes” Selkirk, a former Yankees OF works with Mickey on his outfield play. The Yankees will recall him on August 20th. Pitcher Art Schallock takes Mickey's place on the Yankees 25-man MLB roster, he gives up 7 hits in 2.3 innings of work in today's 8-6 win.

1953- The St. Louis Browns tie a record with 3 successive HRs -- by Clint Courtney, Richard Kryhoski and Jim Dyck -- in the 1st inning. Their 5 bases-empty HRs in 3 innings establishes a new mark. It's enough to beat the Yankees by the score of 8-6. All 3 Browns players were former Yankees Minor and MLB players.

1955- Former Yankees Minor League P Paul Semall was born.

The Yankees selected P Paul Semall in the 19th round of the 1976 MLB Amateur Player Draft, but he didn’t sign with the team. Paul was selected 12th round of 1977 MLB Amateur Player Draft by the Yankees, this time he signed with the team. Semall led the Eastern League with 17 wins, while pitching for the 1978 West Haven Yankees. In June of 1979, he was traded along with Cash to the Cubs for veteran All-Star OF Bobby Murcer. Paul Semall never appeared at the MLB level with the Cubs.

1959- After beating the Indians, yesterday the Yankees sweep a doubleheader today to knock the Tribe out of 1st place in the AL. Yankees win the Opener when Yogi Berra ties the game in the 9th inning with a HR, while Mickey Mantle wins it by the score of 7-5 in the 10th inning with a 2-HR run shot off of Tribe P Gary Bell. Yankees Starter Bobby Shantz wins the nightcap by the score of 4-0. The Yankees are now 5 1/2 games out of 1st place in AL.

1961- The Yankees edge the 3rd place Orioles by beating Starter Steve Barber by a score of 2-1. Bronx Slugger Mickey Mantle drives home both Yankee runs. 1964- Baltimore Starter Steve Barber regains 1st place for the Orioles with a successful 6-1 outing against the Yankees Starter Jim Bouton. 1967- At Yankee Stadium, the Orioles outlast the Yankees to win the game by the score of 2-1 in 14 innings. The Yankees manage just only 4 hits, including a solo HR by Mickey Mantle off of Orioles P Bill Dillman.

1990- Former Yankees MLB Scout Henry “Dutch” Dotterer (1977-1985) passed away. (1904-1990)

Henry Dotterer was the Father of Dutch Dotterer, MLB catcher (1957-1961) and Tom Dotterer, Minor League player (1954-1963). He was the Grandfather of Mike Dotterer (drafted by Yankees in 1979, 1983 and the A’s in 1982). Shortstop Henry Dotterer was a Minor League player from 1929-1933. After an injury during spring training camp in 1933, Dotterer became an MLB Scout. He worked for the 1947 AA Syracuse Chiefs (IL), 1949-1961 Reds,1962-1974 Indians and the 1977-1985 Yankees.

1994- Former Yankees Minor League P Phillip Diehl was born.

Pitcher Phillip Diehl was drafted by the Yankees in the 27th round of the 2016 MLB June Amateur Player Draft from Louisiana Tech University (Ruston, LA). He never appears with the Yankees at the MLB level. In 2018, he had pitched for Class A Tampa (FSL) and AA Trenton Thunder (EL) going 2-3 in 39 games. On March 25, 2019, he was traded to the Rockies for Reserve OF Mike Tauchman. He has split playing time for 2019 season pitching for the Rockies AA and AAA teams, with 1 game appearance with the Rockies in June.

2003- The Yankees send 3 Minor League Pitching Prospects: Jason Anderson, Anderson Garcia and Ryan Bicondoa to the Mets for hard-throwing embattled Mets Closer Armando Benitez. The 30-yearold NL All-Star Reliever, who is slated to be the setup man for Closer Mariano Rivera, blew 7 of 28 save opportunities. He was object of much fan booing at Shea Stadium. Benitez will go 1-1 with a 1.93 ERA in 9 games for the Yankees before being traded on August 6, 2003 to the Mariners for veteran Reliever Jeff Nelson.

2005- In an effort to bolster their injured pitching rotation, the Yankees acquired recently released Veteran MLB Starter Al Leiter from the Marlins. The 39-yearold $8-million lefty hurler, who posted a disappointing 3-7 record with a 6.64 ERA with the 2005 Marlins; he will quickly pay dividends for the Yankees by limiting the Red Sox to 1 run and 2 hits in his 1st start back as a Yankees Starter. Al had originally started his MLB Pitching career with the Yankees before being traded to the Blue Jays for OF Jesse Barfield.

2013- The AL squad wins the 2013 MLB All-Star Game by the score of 3-0 over the NL team, as hitters form the senior circuit only manage 3 hits off the AL team Pitching staff. Yankees Closer Mariano Rivera, who has announced his player retirement at the end of the 2013 MLB season, is named the 2013 All-Star Game MVP.

2013- The Yankees sign left-hander P Artur Strzalka. He becomes the 1st player born and raised in Poland to sign with an MLB team. He had pitched for the Poland National baseball team. In 2015, he went 1-0 with a 5.11 ERA in 10 games for the Yankees2 team in the Gulf States League.

July 17th

1919- The Yankees (21) and Browns (17) combined for 38 hits during the St. Louis Browns 7-6, 17-inning win. The Browns winning run was a scored on a squeeze play.

1923- An un-sympatric Yankees Manager Miller Huggins refuses to remove Yankees veteran Starter Carl Mays, as he allows the Indians to batter Mays for 20 hits and 13 runs during a Tribe 13-0 win. Yankees Manager Miller Huggins and Carl Mays never got along well, it will end with Carl Mays, later being sold to the Reds after the 1923 AL season ends.

1930- Former Yankees Minor League OF Jerry Lynch was born. (1930-2012)

Before the start of the 1951 AL season, OF Jerry Lynch was purchased from Greenville (CSL) by the Yankees. Jerry never played for the Yankees at the MLB level. On November 30,1953, he was drafted by the Pirates from the Yankees organization in the 1953 MLB Rule 5 Player Draft. Jerry Lynch became the greatest pinch-hitter of his era. Although he appeared in 1,184 MLB games, only 710 of them were in the field (mostly as a LF). He had only 1 season with more than 400 at-bats, that being in 1958, when he hit .312 with 16 HRs in 420 at-bats. He became more or less a regular outfielder (he appeared in 98 games) as a Rookie with the 1954 Pirates, making his debut at age 23 on a team, whose average age was 26. He would play in the NL with the Prates (twice) and the Reds finishing his 14-year MLB playing career with a lifetime BA of .277. He appeared in 4 games for the Reds in 1961 World Series against the Yankees with no hits.

1934- Yankees Slugger Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th MLB career base on balls at Cleveland. He will retire from MLB in 1935 with an MLB walk record of 2,062.

1936- Yankees’ hitters Red Rolfe, Lou Gehrig and Bill Dickey hit 3rd-inning HRs against the Tigers to tie the AL record, since topped. The Yankees roll to a 9-4 victory dropping the Bengals to 4th place in the AL. Goose Goslin has a pair of HRs for the Tigers.

1938- Former Yankees Reserve OF/INF and MLB Player Deron Johnson (1960-1961) was born. (1938-1992)

In 1956, the Yankees signed Deron Johnson as an MLB Amateur Free Agent. Deron was never able to find a regular position to play with the Yankees at the MLB level. At 3B, Clete Boyer blocked him and at 1B there was AL All-Star Bill Skowron. Plus, Mickey Mantle (CF), Roger Maris (RF) and Yogi Berra-Hector Lopez (LF) filled in the Yankees regular outfield. He played in 19 games for the 1960-1961 Yankees, while hitting only .174. In June of 1961, he was traded along with veteran P Art Ditmar to Kansas City for veteran hurler Bud Daley. The A’s would trade him to the Reds organization. Deron would finally find MLB success with the 1964-1967 Reds. He later played for the Braves, Phillies and then he returned to the AL in 1973 as a DH for the A’s. He appeared in 6 games of the 1973 World Series for Oakland, while hitting .300. Then he played for the Brewers, Red Sox (twice) and the White Sox. Johnson's best seasons came in 1965 with the Reds, when he hit 32 HRs with 130 RBIs, while hitting .287, finishing 4th in the NL MVP voting. With the 1971 Phillies, when he slugged 34 HRs with 95 RBIs and a .265 average. In spite of his success as a power hitter, he was never an MLB All-Star player. After finishing his MLB playing career, Deron began his MLB Coaching career with the 1979-1980 Angels. He was a Mets MLB Coach in 1981. He was a member of the Phillies MLB Coaching staff from 1982 to 1984. He was with the 1985-1986 Mariners. He spent the next season with the White Sox. He returned to the Angels as their MLB Hitting Coach from 1989 to 1991. Deron Johnson died of lung cancer in 1992 at age 53.

1941- In front a crowd of 67,468 fans at Cleveland’s Muncipal Stadium, Yankees Joe DiMaggio's hitting streak is ended at 56 games. Indian Pitchers Al Smith and Jim Bagby, Sr., plus sensational plays by 3B Ken Keltner, stop the Yankee Clipper’s hitting streak, but the Yankees edge the Indians by a score of 6-5. 1947- The Yankees sweep a doubleheader against the Indians by scores of 3-1 and 7-2 to extend their winning streak to an AL record 19 games. The streak matches that of the 1906 White Sox.

1948- Yankees Starter Ed Lopat scatters 11 St. Louis hits to beat the Browns by a score of 4-0. It is the Yankees hurler's 2nd shutout in a row and his 3rd this 1948 AL season.

1949- Former Yankees Announcer Charley Steiner (2002-2004) was born.

Charley Steiner became a household name while working at ESPN. He is now the voice of the s Dodgers and is paired with former MLB player Rick Monday. Steiner began his career in 1969 in Peoria, Illinois when he worked at his campus radio station. In the 1970s, he worked in Davenport, Iowa and Cleveland before landing in New York City in 1978. Steiner spent a decade in New York doing a variety of sports. He was the voice of the 1986-1987 New York Jets. In 1988, he joined ESPN as an anchor on SportsCenter and their lead boxing analyst. After 14 years at the Worldwide Leader in Sports, Steiner moved back to New York City to call Yankees games on radio. Steiner left ESPN in 2002 and joined the New York Yankees' Radio booth, replacing Michael Kay as John Sterling's play-by-play partner. Steiner was at the microphone when Yankees 3B Aaron Boone won Game 7 of the ALCS with a HR in the 11th inning to defeat the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. “ There's a fly ball deep to left... it's on its way... there it goes... and the Yankees are going to the World Series! Aaron Boone has hit a home run! The Yankees go to the World Series for the thirty-ninth time in their remarkable history! Aaron Boone down the left field line... they are waiting for him at home plate, and now he dives into the scrum! The Yankees win it, six to five! ” After Steiner completed his call, he joined Sterling in his famous "Yankees win! Theeeeeeeeeeee Yankees win!" call, saying he "had always wanted to do that". In 2005, he joined the Dodgers replacing 28-year veteran Ross Porter. In 2015, his alma mater, Bradley University, honored him by naming its sports communication program in his honor as the "Charley Steiner School of Sports Communication."

1950- Yankees Rookie Starter Whitey Ford wins his 1st MLB game by beating the visiting White Sox by the score of 4-3. A crowd of 24,218 fans watched the Yankee Rookie Starter pick up the 1st of 236 MLB career wins. Whitey Ford goes 7.2 innings allowing 3 earned runs, 8 White Sox hits, 3 walks, while striking 3 Chicago batters. Bronx Closer Tom Ferrick finished game for the Yankees, picking up his 5th save of the 1950 AL season.

1955- Tigers’ base runner Earl Torgeson steals home in the 10th inning to beat the Yankees by a score of 6-5.

1959- White Sox veteran Starter Early Wynn and the Yankees hurler Ralph Terry match zeros for 8 innings at Yankee Stadium. Before Chicago's Jim McAnany collects the 1st White Sox hit in the 9th inning. Jim Landis adds a 2nd hit to drive home 2 runs to give the White Sox, a 2-0 win. Early Wynn matched Ralph Terry by also allowing just 2 hits.

1961- The Yankees top the Orioles by a score of 5-0 in 1st game of a win-bill behind Whitey Ford's 13th straight win of the 1961 AL season. Mickey Mantle (#33) and Bill Skowron hit long HRs at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium. The nightcap goes into the 5th inning when, with 2 outs and the Yankees up by the score of 4-1; when a thunderstorm strikes. The umpires wait 65 minutes before calling the game, thus washing out HRs by Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle.

1961- MLB Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick decrees that Babe Ruth's record of 60 HRs in a 154-game schedule in 1927 "cannot be broken unless some batter hits 61 or more within his club's 1st 154 games." As the 1961 AL season with expansion of 2 new teams: Senators and the Angels, the league goes from a 154-game schedule to a 162-game schedule for the 1961 AL season.

1968- Former Yankees Reserve Catcher Ken “Ziggy” Sears (1943) passed away. (1917-1968)

Catcher Ken Sears, the son of MLB Umpire Ziggy Sears, he entered the Navy in November of 1943. Ken was discharged from the Navy in December of 1945. As a Reserve Catcher Ken had appeared in 60 games for the 1943 Yankees, while hitting .278 with 2 HRs and 22 RBIs. He didn’t appear in the 1943 World Series against the Cardinals. He would return to MLB to play in 1946, as a Reserve Catcher for the St. Louis Browns. 1977- The Yankees lose by a score of 8-4 for their 3rd straight loss to the Royals. The Yankees have now lost 7 of their last 9 games; they are now 3 games in back of the AL Eastern Division leading Orioles.

1978 - In the latest incident in his feud with Manager Billy Martin, the Yankees OF Reggie Jackson ignores instructions and attempts to bunt in the 10th inning of a tie game with the Royals. Jackson pops up; the Yankees lose the game by the score of 9-7 in the 11th inning. Manager Billy Martin serves Jackson with a 5-day suspension without pay. The Royals' 3-game sweep at Yankee Stadium leaving Yankees in 4th place in the AL East, 14 games behind the 1st place Red Sox.

1983- Former Yankees Minor League 1B Adam Lind (2018). On March 2, 2018, veteran 1B/DH Adam Lind was signed as an MLB Free Agent by the Yankees. He agreed to a Minor League deal with the team, who were looking for some veteran MLB insurance at 1st base in case the injury-prone Greg Bird was once again to miss big blocks of playing time as he had the previous 2 seasons. On March 14, 2018, he was released by the team to look for another MLB team that would give him more playing time. On April 18, 2018, he was resigned as an MLB Free Agent by the Yankees, who sent him to AAA Scranton (IL). On May 25, 2018, Adam was released by the team. On June 2, 2018, he was signed as an MLB Free Agent by the Red Sox. He was assigned to their AAA club, Pawtucket (IL). 1987- Yankees' 1B Don Mattingly becomes the 1st AL player to hit a HR in 7 consecutive games. 1989- Veteran All-Star White Sox Catcher Carlton Fisk gets his 2,000th MLB career hit in a 7-3 win over the Yankees.

1990- At Yankee Stadium, Mel Stottlemyre, Jr. makes his MLB Pitching debut, pitching an inning of relief against the Yankees. He gives up 3 runs, but the Royals unload on Yankees Starter Andy Hawkins (1-8) to win the game by a score of 10-7.

1996- The Red Sox take a 9-2 lead over the Yankees into the 7th inning in at Fenway Park. New York scores 3 runs in the 7th inning, 2 runs in the 8th inning and 4 runs in the 9th inning to move ahead by a score of 11-9. The Red Sox bounce back with 3 runs of their own in their last at bat to defeat Yankees by a score of 12-11 ending Yankees Closer John Wetteland's record save streak.

2001- In an MLB Interleague night game played at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, the Yankees beat the Phillies by the score of 4-1 in 12 innings. A crowd of 47,529 fans watched the inter-league contest. Yankees Catcher Jorge Posada hits a 2-run HR in the 12th inning as the Bronx Bombers break the 1-1 tie game, 3 Yankee runs scored in the inning. Yankee Starter Jim Mussina starts the game, going 7 innings allowing only 1 Phillies run. Yankees Reliever Randy Choate picks-up the win, he is now 3-1 for the 2001 AL season. Yankees Closer Mo Rivera gets his 31st save of the 2001 AL season. Phillies Reliever Wayne Gomes takes the loss; he is now 4-3 for the 2001 season.

2005- At a Sunday game at Fenway Park, newly signed MLB P Al Leiter makes his 1st start for the Yankees. A crowd of 34,802 fans watch the return of Leiter to the Yankees as he defeats Boston by the score of 5-3. He goes 6.1 innings; allowing only 3 Boston hits with 1 earned run and 8 Red Sox strikeouts. Yankees Relievers Sturtze and Tom Gordon hold off the Boston batters. Mo Rivera picks up his 23rd of the 2005 AL season. Veteran Red Sox Starter Tim Wakefield takes the complete game loss; he is now 6-8 for the season. The Yankees hitting attack is led by HRs from Jorge Posada, Gary Sheffield and A-Rod.

2017- The Yankees announced 2 medical surgeries for 2 players. Yankees Starter Mike Pineda will have season ending Tommy John Surgery; while 1B Greg Bird will have right-ankle surgery. He is expected to return to the team in September. 2018- The Yankees acquired OF Terrance Gore from the Royals. He is not on the Yankees 40-man MLB roster. He was assigned to AAA Scranton (IL). Terrance would appear in 21 games with AAA Scranton (IL), hitting only .164 with No HRs and 1 RBI. On November 4, 2019, the Yankees would grant him MLB Free Agency. In February of 2020, he would be signed by the Dodgers with an invite to their 2020 MLB Spring Training Camp.

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