Welcome to This Day in Yankees Historical past. The playoffs could also be underway, however that doesn’t imply we are able to’t make a journey into the previous. These every day posts will spotlight two or three key moments in Yankees historical past on a given date, in addition to acknowledge gamers born on the day. Hope you get pleasure from this journey down reminiscence lane with us!
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(As you would possibly count on, this in historical past incorporates a ton of huge October moments. So many who in selecting three, a wild pitch that price the Yankees a pennant, a Mickey Mantle Fall Basic walk-off house run, and a World Series recreation seven have been all left off. Apologies and don’t at me when you assume any of these have been greater than the three chosen.)
97 Years In the past
The primary ever World Sequence recreation on the unique Yankee Stadium is performed when the Yankees and Giants kick off the 1923 version of the Fall Basic within the Bronx. The 2 groups had met within the two earlier editions too, however the Yankees nonetheless shared the Polo Grounds with their opponents at the moment. The ‘23 season was the primary of their new house, they usually christened it with a visit to the postseason.
Recreation one went proper all the way down to the wire and was tied at 4 going into the ninth. With two outs within the prime half of the inning, Giants’ middle fielder Casey Stengel hit an contained in the park house run to present his staff the lead. They closed it out within the backside half of the body to get off to a 1-0 lead. The Yankees would bounce again and go on to win the sequence, taking their first World Sequence title. Each the brand new stadium and that Stengel man could be a part of another memorable October Yankee moments over time.
64 Years In the past
In recreation seven of the 1956 World Sequence, Yankees’ starter Johnny Kucks permits simply three hits in 9 innings and blanks the Dodgers to win the clinch one other title. (It additionally in some way wasn’t one of the best Yankee pitching efficiency of the sequence. Shout out to Don Larsen.) It was the Yankees’ seventeenth championship general and their seventh in 10 years.
It will even be the ultimate ever World Sequence recreation performed at Ebbets Discipline. The Dodgers fell to 3rd within the NL the next season and moved to Los Angeles in 1958.
58 Years In the past
With the sport and sequence each tied at two, Tom Tresh stepped to the plate in opposition to the Giants in recreation 5 of the World Sequence. With two on within the backside of the eighth, the 24-year outdated rookie homered to proper, giving the Yankees a 5-2 lead. That homer could be particularly large because the Giants scored within the ninth, however nonetheless got here up two runs brief. The win gave the Yankees an important 3-2 sequence lead as performed shifted again to San Francisco for the final two video games. The Yankees would ultimately win the sequence in seven video games.
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At the moment is outwardly “notable gamers with transient Yankee careers” day as it’s the birthday of each Andrew McCutchen and Troy Tulowitzki. Comfortable birthday to them. The one different former Yankee born on October tenth is pitcher Bobby Tiefenauer, who threw 20.1 innings for the franchise in 1965.
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