Welcome to the relaunched This Day in Yankees Historical past. Because the offseason has begun a lot ahead of anybody has ever hoped for, the Pinstripe Alley crew has determined to proceed the revived program in its new format. 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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This Day in Yankees Historical past (October 27)
66 Years In the past
After his taking part in profession was over, Joe DiMaggio and Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe dated for 2 years earlier than marrying at San Francisco Metropolis Corridor in 1954. Their relationship was a stormy one; DiMaggio and Monroe’s marriage lasted simply 9 months, with Monroe submitting for divorce on at the present time 66 years in the past.
The blonde bombshell and Yankees legend would ultimately reunite, rekindling a friendship in or round 1961, after Monroe’s divorce from playwright Arthur Miller was finalized. In February of 1961, after DiMaggio secured her launch from Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic, Monroe joined DiMaggio, who was then the Yankees’ hitting coach, on the Yankees’ spring coaching camp in Florida.
When the 36-year-old Monroe died of a drug overdose on August 5, 1962, DiMaggio organized the funeral. Till his personal dying in 1999, DiMaggio continued to honor Monroe by sending roses to her gravesite in Los Angeles on a weekly foundation. DiMaggio was extremely loyal to Monroe and guarded her want for privateness, by no means talking of her in public or in print.
35 Years In the past
The Yankees hearth supervisor Billy Martin for an unprecedented fourth time and exchange him with former Yankees outfielder and fan favourite Lou Pinella, who had served because the crew’s hitting teacher since retiring as a participant in 1984.
Chatting with the New York Each day Information the next day about Martin’s firing, George Steinbrenner mentioned, “I used to be merely fed up with all the pieces that occurred with Billy after the season. The barroom stuff [Martin’s fights in Baltimore with a fan and Yankees pitcher Ed Whitson] was unhealthy sufficient, however then he demanded to renegotiate his contract and made it sound like I used to be ungrateful to him.”
Steinbrenner, all the time a believer in giving folks second possibilities, had realized the extent of Billy Martin’s consuming issues and didn’t need to allow Martin additional by repeatedly re-hiring him.
In a 1995 episode of Seinfeld, Steinbrenner’s character mentions Billy Martin amongst a protracted listing of managers he’s fired:
21 Years In the past
The Yankees full a four-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves to win the 1999 World Series, the group’s second-consecutive title and twenty fifth World Championship. The Braves be a part of the New York Giants (1910-19) as the one two groups to benefit from the doubtful distinction of dropping 4 World Sequence in a decade. The Yankees-Braves contest can be the final MLB recreation to be performed within the twentieth century.
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