This Day in Yankees Historical past: “The Flip Play”
The 2020 postseason is underway! The Pinstripe Alley workforce goes to proceed to maintain these every day posts that spotlight just a few key moments in Yankees historical past on a given date, in addition to acknowledge gamers born on the day. Let’s make a journey down reminiscence lane.
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This Day in Yankees Historical past (October 13)
22 years in the past
The Yankees advance to the World Series for a report thirty fifth time after beating the Cleveland Indians, 9-5, to win the ALCS in six video games. They might go on to comb the San Diego Padres within the Fall Basic to cement themselves as one of many biggest groups in MLB historical past.
20 years in the past
Mariano Rivera extends his consecutive postseason scoreless frames streak to 33.1 innings, breaking the 38 year-old report of Whitey Ford. The Yankees’ Corridor of Fame lefty had established the report from 1960 to 1962 with 33 innings as a World Collection starter.
19 years in the past
Derek Jeter, making what would turn into one of the memorable performs of his profession, backs up an errant relay throw down the primary baseline and flipped it residence to nail Jeremy Giambi on the plate because the potential tying run. It’s now famously referred to as “The Flip Play.”
Completely happy birthday to Ben Paschal and Charlie Silvera!
Paschal performed six of his eight years with the Yankees. He was a part of the Murders’ Row workforce and is finest recognized for hitting .360 throughout the 1925 season whereas changing Babe Ruth, who missed 40 video games with a abdomen ailment.
Silvera was with the Yankees from 1948-1956, profitable six championships in pinstripes, regardless of showing in solely a type of. He primarily served because the backup catcher to Yogi Berra. Silvera returned to the Yankees as a participant/supervisor for his or her Southern Affiliation Double-A affiliate in 1958.
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