This Day in Yankees Historical past: Clemens throws bat at Piazza
Welcome to the relaunched This Day in Yankees Historical past. Because the offseason has begun a lot earlier than anybody has ever hoped for, the Pinstripe Alley workforce has determined to proceed the revived program in its new format. These day by 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 take pleasure in this journey down reminiscence lane with us!
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This Day in Yankees Historical past (October 22)
46 years in the past
Thought of to be the largest one-for-one commerce in baseball historical past, two very well-known outfielders are exchanged for each other because the Giants ship Bobby Bonds to the Yankees for Bobby Murcer. The swap of the following ‘Willie Mays’ (Bonds) for the following ‘Mickey Mantle’ (Murcer) marks the primary time two $600,000 gamers have traded for each other.
20 years in the past
In Sport Two of the 2000 World Series, the Yankees defeat the Mets, 6-5, in a sport which is overshadowed by Roger Clemens throwing the barrel of a shattered bat at Mike Piazza as he ran to first. The eagerly awaited at-bat, because of the Rocket’s beaning of the Mets’ famous person in July, ends in the 2 gamers confronting each other and the emptying of each benches.
Blissful birthday to Ichiro Suzuki and Robinson Canó!
Ichiro performed 11 seasons in Seattle earlier than the Mariners traded him to the Yankees for a pair of minor league pitchers earlier than the 2012 commerce deadline. Sarcastically sufficient, his first sport as a Yankee was performed the evening of the commerce, at Safeco Area towards the Mariners. In his three seasons with the Yankees, he hit .281/.314/.364 with an OPS of .679. He performed at the very least 143 video games in every of these three years.
Whereas Ichiro left the Mariners for the Yankees, Robinson Canó did the precise reverse. After 9 seasons in New York, Canó signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Mariners in 2013. Whereas in pinstripes, he slashed .309/.355/.504, together with six MVP finishes, 5 All-Star appearances, and two Gold Gloves. Canó performed 5 years in Seattle earlier than being traded to the Mets in 2019.
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