Today in New York Yankee History

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  • 1900-11-13 Baltimore Orioles (now NY Yankees) enter baseball's American League
  • 1903-01-09 Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchase the American League's Baltimore baseball franchise for $18,000 and move it to NYC (later the NY Yankees)
  • 1903-03-12 NY Highlanders (Yankees) approved as members of AL
  • 1903-03-22 NY Highlanders (Yankees) tickets 1st go on sale
  • 1903-04-22 Highlanders (Yankees) 1st game in New York at Hilltop Park vs Washington Senators, lose 3-1 before 11,950
  • 1903-04-23 NY Highlanders (Yankees) win their 2nd game beating Wash Senators 7-2
  • 1903-04-30 NY Highlanders (Yankees) 1st home game, (Hilltop Park-168th St & Broadway, Manhattan), they beat Wash Senators, 6-2
  • 1905-04-24 Senators execute a triple-play & beat Yankees 4-3
  • 1906-08-30 Hal Chase becomes 1st NY Yankee to hit three triples in a game
  • 1913-03-04 NY Yankees are 1st to train outside US (Bermuda)

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1913-04-10 President Woodrow Wilson throws out 1st ball, Senators beat Yankees 2-1

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1914-12-31 Colonel Jacob Ruppert & Captain Huston purchase NY Yankees for $460,000
  • 1915-04-22 NY Yankees don pinstripes & hat-in-the-ring logo for 1st time
  • 1916-02-15 NY Yankees buy Frank "Home Run" Baker from the Athletics for $37,500
  • 1916-06-21 Boston Rube Forster no-hits NY Yankees, 2-0
  • 1918-03-02 NY Yankees purchase 1st baseman George Burns from Detroit Tigers & immediately trades him to Philadelphia A's
  • 1918-06-01 White Sox losing 5-4 against NY Yankees, load the bases in 9th with no outs Chick Gandil lines to Frank Baker who turns a triple play
  • 1919-06-28 Carl Mazes pitches a complete doubleheader against NY Yankees
  • 1920-08-17 NY Yankees cancel game with Cleveland Indians in memory of Ray Chapman who died on the same day
  • 1920-10-29 Ed Barrow appointed GM of NY Yankees

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1921-10-02 NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits then record 59th HR

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1921-10-13 NY Giants beat NY Yankees, 5 games to 3 in 18th World Series
  • 1922-03-06 Babe Ruth signs 3 year contract with NY Yankees at $52,000 a year
  • 1922-05-21 Col Ruppert buys out Col Huston interest in NY Yankees for $1,500,000
  • 1922-10-08 NY Giants beat Yankees, 4 games to 0, with a tie in 19th World Series
  • 1923-09-04 NY Yankee Sad Sam Jones no-hits Philadelphia A's, 2-0

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1923-09-27 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 1st of his 493 HRs

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1923-10-10 NY Giants & NY Yankees become 1st teams to play each other for 3 consecutive World Series, also 1st played at Yankee Stadium
  • 1923-10-15 NY Yankees 1st World Series win beating NY Giants, 4 games to 2
  • 1925-04-17 NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery
  • 1925-06-02 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig begins his 2,130 consecutive game streak
  • 1925-07-23 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits his 1st of 23 career grand slammers
  • 1926-02-06 St Louis Browns acquire catcher Wally Schang from NY Yankees
  • 1926-10-10 St Louis Cards beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 23rd World Series
  • 1927-05-16 NY Yankee Bob Meusel steals 2nd, 3rd & home
  • 1927-08-16 1st HR hit out of Comiskey Park Chicago (NY Yankee Babe Ruth)
  • 1927-09-05 Red Sox beat Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings
  • 1927-09-06 Red Sox beat NY Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings at Fenway Park
  • 1927-10-08 NY Yankees sweep Pirates in 24th World Series
  • 1928-06-12 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 2 triples & 2 HRs to be White Sox 15-7
  • 1928-10-04 25th World Series begins, NY Yankees vs St Louis Cardinals
  • 1928-10-09 NY Yankees sweep Cards in 25th World Series, become 1st to sweep consecutive World Series; Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in game
  • 1929-04-16 NY Yankees become 1st team to wear uniform numbers
  • 1930-03-08 Babe Ruth signs 2-year contract for $160,000 with NY Yankee GM Ed Barrow, wrongly predicts "No one will ever be paid more than Ruth"
  • 1930-05-21 NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits 3 consecutive homers
  • 1930-09-18 NY Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing hits 2 HRs to beat St Louis Browns, 7-6
  • 1931-02-15 Spring training site of NY Yankees in St Petersburg is renamed Miller Huggins Field in honor of the team's late manager
  • 1931-04-12 Joe McCarthy debuts as NY Yankee manager
  • 1931-07-28 White Sox score 11 in 8th to beat Yankees 14-12
  • 1932-09-13 NY Yankees clinch their 7th AL pennant
  • 1932-09-28 1932 Baseball World Series opens with the Chicago Cubs vs. NY Yankees (6-12)
  • 1932-10-02 NY Yankees sweep Chicago Cubs in 29th World Series
  • 1933-04-25 NY Yankee Russ Van Atta shuts out Washington Senators 16-0
  • 1933-12-29 NY Yankees refuses to release Babe Ruth to manage the Cincinnati Reds
  • 1934-06-25 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits for the cycle beating White Sox 11-2
  • 1934-09-24 Idle Detroit wins pennant, as Red Sox beat Yankees 5-0

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1934-11-21 NY Yankees buy Joe DiMaggio from SF Seals (Pacific Coast League)

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1935-02-26 NY Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves
  • 1936-05-03 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio makes his major-league debut, gets 3 hits
  • 1936-10-02 NY Yankees score World Series record 18 runs, beating Giants 18-4
  • 1936-10-06 NY Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 2 in 33rd World Series
  • 1937-10-10 NY Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 1 in 34th World Series
  • 1938-10-09 NY Yankees sweep Cubs in 35th World Series, 3rd straight WS win
  • 1939-06-07 Cleve Indians sets AL record of 16 inning game without striking out, however lose game 5-4 to NY Yankees
  • 1939-06-21 NY Yankees announce Lou Gehrig's retirement after doctors reveal he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • 1939-07-11 7th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Yankee Stadium, New York NY Yankee/AL maanager Joe McCarthy starts 6 Yankees
  • 1939-07-25 NY Yankee Atley Donald sets AL rookie record with 12 consecutive win
  • 1939-08-30 NY Yankee Atley Donald pitches a baseball a record 94.7 mph (152 kph)
  • 1939-09-16 NY Yankees clinch their 11th & 4th successive pennant
  • 1939-10-08 NY Yankees sweep Reds in 36th World Series, 4th straight WS win
  • 1940-04-23 NY Yankees dedicate a plaque to Jacob Rupert
  • 1941-05-28 NY Yankees nip Wash Senators 6-5 in 1st night game at Griffith Stadium
  • 1941-07-06 NY Yankees unveil a monument to Lou Gehrig in centerfield
  • 1941-07-17 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak ends in Cleveland
  • 1941-08-01 NY Yankee Lefty Gomez walks most (11) in a shutout (Yanks 9, St L 0)
  • 1941-09-04 NY Yankees, win earliest AL pennent (full season)
  • 1941-10-06 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1, in 38th World Series
  • 1942-02-19 NY Yankees annouce 5,000 uniformed soldiers admitted free at each of their upcoming home games
  • 1942-10-05 St Louis Cards beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 1, in 39th World Series
  • 1943-02-17 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio enlists into the US army
  • 1943-07-02 Indians score 12 runs in 4th inning & beat Yankees 12-0
  • 1943-10-11 NY Yankees beat Cards 4 games to 1, in 40th World Series, to become 1st team to win 10 World Series
  • 1945-01-25 NY Yankees sold by Ruppert estate to construction magnate Del Webb and partners Dan Topping and Larry MacPhail for $2.8 million
  • 1945-07-27 Cubs purchase pitcher Hank Borowy from NY Yankees
  • 1946-04-30 Cleve Indian Bob Feller's 2nd no-hitter beats NY Yankees, 1-0
  • 1946-09-08 SF 49ers play 1st AAFC game, lose to NY Yankees 21-7
  • 1946-12-22 Cleveland Browns beat NY Yankees 14-9 in AAFC championship game
  • 1947-10-06 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3, in 44th World Series
  • 1947-12-14 Cleveland Browns beat NY Yankees 14-3 in AAFC championship game
  • 1949-02-07 Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st $100,000/year baseball player (NY Yankees)
  • 1949-10-09 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1 in 46th World Series
  • 1950-09-15 For a record 6th time, NY Yankee Johnny Mize hits 3 HRs in one game
  • 1950-10-07 NY Yankees sweep Philadelphia Phillies in 47th World Series
  • 1950-12-14 Baseball owners choose Lou Perini (Braves), Phil Wrigley (Cubs), Del Webb (Yankees), & Ellis Ryan (Indians) to select new commissioner

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1951-04-17 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle's 1st game, he goes 1 for 4

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1951-05-03 NY Yankee Gil McDougald is 5th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (9th)
  • 1951-07-12 NY Yankees Allie Reynolds no-hits Cleve Indians, 8-0

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1951-11-08 NY Yankee Catcher Yogi Berra wins 1st of his 3 MVP awards

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 1951-11-15 NY Yankee Gil McDougald wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 1952-09-07 NY Yankees Johnny Mize's pinch-hit grand slam gives Yanks a 5-1 win at Washington, giving him a HR in all 15 major league parks

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 132

  • 1869-11-20 Clark Griffith, Mo, baseball player/manager (NY Yankees)
  • 1881-12-25 Joseph V McCarthy, baseball manager (NY Yankees)
  • 1882-09-28 Jack Fournier, 2nd baseman (1917-18 NY Yankees)
  • 1885-09-28 Wilbur 'Lefty' Good, pitcher (NY Yankees, 1905)
  • 1891-05-08 Chet "Red" Hoff, pitcher (NY Yankees 1911-15), lived to 103+
  • 1895-02-06 George Herman (Babe) Ruth, baseball great (NY Yankees), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1895-09-28 Lawton Whitey Witt, outfielder (NY Yankees, 1922-25)
  • 1902-12-01 Morris "Red" Badgro, NFL hall of famer (NY Yankees, Giants, Dodgers), born in Orillia, Washington (d. 1998)
  • 1903-04-24 Mike Michalske, NFL guard (NY Yankees, Green Bay Packers)

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1903-06-19 Lou Gehrig [Henry Louis Gehrig], American first baseman (NY Yankees), nicknamed "The Iron Horse", born in NYC, New York (d. 1941)

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1904-05-03 Charles "Red" Ruffing, NY Yankee pitcher, hitter (1930-46)
  • 1907-06-06 Bill Dickey, NY Yankee hall-of-fame catcher (1928-43)/manager (1946)
  • 1913-02-14 Mel Allen, American sportscaster (voice of NY Yankees), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1914-10-23 Frank (Bruiser) Kinard, NFL, AAFC tackle (Bkln, NY Yankees)
  • 1916-08-06 Michael Burke, sports executive (NY Yankees, NY Knicks)
  • 1918-09-25 Phil Rizzuto, American sportscaster/shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1919-02-02 Allie Reynolds, NY Yankee pitcher (1952 AL ERA leader (2.07))
  • 1920-09-22 Bob Lemon, San Bernardino, California, American MLB pitcher (Cleveland Indians)/manager (NY Yankees, 1978)
  • 1923-03-23 Arnie Weinmeister, AAFC, NFL def tackle (NY Yankees, Giants)
  • 1924-09-14 Jerry Coleman, 2nd baseman/sportscaster (NY Yankees, SD Padres), (d. 2014)

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1925-05-12 Yogi Berra [Lawrence Peter Berra], American baseball catcher, coach and manager (NY Yankees, Mets), born in St. Louis Missouri (d. 2015)

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 1928-05-16 Billy Martin, baseball 2nd baseman/manager (NY Yankees, Oakland A's)

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1928-10-21 Whitey Ford [Edward Charles Ford], American hall of fame baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in NYC

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1929-02-22 Ryne Duren, near-sighted pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1929-02-23 Elston Howard, Yankee catcher (1st African American NY Yankee/1963 AL MVP)
  • 1929-08-07 Don Larsen, American MLB pitcher (NY Yankees), born on what must have been a perfect day in Michigan City, Indiana
  • 1930-06-21 Mike McCormack, NFL offensive tackle (NY Yankees, Cleveland, Philadelphia)

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1930-07-04 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and owner of the NY Yankees, born in Rocky River, Ohio (d. 2010)

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 1930-12-18 Bill Skowron [Moose], MLB First baseman (NY Yankees), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1931-06-09 Bill Virdon, 2nd baseman (St Louis Cards)/mgr (NY Yankees)

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1931-10-20 Mickey Mantle "The Commerce Comet", NY Yankee, home run slugger (1956 Triple Crown), born in Spavinaw, Oklahoma (d. 1995)

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1935-08-19 Bobby Richardson, SC, 2nd baseman (NY Yankees)
  • 1936-02-08 Cletis Boyer, 3rd baseman (NY Yankees)
  • 1936-09-14 Stan Williams, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers)
  • 1936-10-12 Tony Kubek, shortstop (NY Yankees)/sportscaster (NBC-TV, Madison Square Garden)
  • 1936-12-17 Roland Sheldon, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1938-06-02 Gene Michael, baseball shortstop/manager/general manger (NY Yankees)
  • 1938-09-20 Tom Tresh, NY Yankee (1962 AL Rookie of Year)
  • 1938-11-07 James Katt, pitcher/sportscaster (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins)
  • 1939-02-22 Steve Barber, pitcher (Balt Orioles, NY Yankees)
  • 1939-03-08 Jim Bouton, pitcher (NY Yankees)/author (Ball Four), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1939-04-01 Phil Niekro, knuckleball pitcher (NY Yankees, Atlanta Braves)
  • 1939-06-04 Phil Linz, baseball shortstop (NY Yankees)
  • 1940-06-02 Horace Clarke, baseball 2nd baseman (NY Yankees)
  • 1940-07-01 Jack Acker, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)

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1940-10-09 Joe Pepitone, MLB 1st baseman (NY Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone
  • 1940-11-23 Luis Tiant, Cuba, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox, NY Yankees)
  • 1941-11-13 Mel Stottlemyre, Wash, pitcher (NY Yankee)/pitching coach (NY Met)
  • 1942-02-08 Fritz Peterson, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1942-07-21 Mike Hegan, MLB player (NY Yankees), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1942-09-28 Grant "Mudcat" Jackson, pitcher (1972 NY Yankees, Phillies)
  • 1943-09-28 Lou Piniella, outfielder/manager (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners)
  • 1944-06-30 Ron Swoboda, baseball outfielder/sportscaster (NY Yankees, NY Mets)
  • 1944-07-22 Sparky Lyle, relief pitcher (NY Yankees, Cy Young)
  • 1944-08-20 Graig Nettles, 3rd baseman (NY Yankees, SD Padres, Cleve Indians)
  • 1944-11-07 Joe Niekro, baseball knuckler (NY Yankees)
  • 1944-12-15 Stan Bahnsen, pitcher (NY Yankee, 1968 AL Rookie-of-year)

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1946-05-18 Reggie Jackson, American baseball right fielder (NY Yankees, Athletics) nicknamed "Mr. October" for his clutch hitting in the postseason, born in Wyncote, Pennsylvania

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1946-05-20 Bobby Murcer, American baseball outfielder (NY Yankees, SF Giants and Chicago Cubs), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2008)
  • 1947-05-14 Dick "Dirt" Tidrow, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1947-06-07 Thurman Munson, baseball catcher/captain (NY Yankees)
  • 1948-05-14 Dave LaRoche, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1948-08-23 Ron Blomberg, 1st baseman (NY Yankees)/1st designated hitter
  • 1948-12-21 Dave Kingman, American baseball player (Mets, NY Yankees, Giants), born in Pendleton, Oregon
  • 1948-12-26 Chris Chambliss, 1st baseman (NY Yankee)
  • 1949-05-16 Rick Reuschel, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1951-09-28 Dave Rajsich, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1951-10-03 Dave Winfield, baseball outfielder (NY Yankees, Blue Jays, Twins)
  • 1951-11-25 Bucky Dent, all star shortstop (Chicago White Sox, NY Yankees)
  • 1953-05-16 Rick Rhoden, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1954-07-04 Jim Beattie, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1955-05-19 Ed Whitson, pitcher (NY Yankees, SD Padres)
  • 1955-07-03 Matt Keough, baseball player (Oakland A's, NY Yankees)
  • 1955-11-26 Jay Howell, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees, Oakland A's)
  • 1956-12-13 Dale Berra, baseball infeilder (Pittsburgh Pirates, NY Yankees)
  • 1958-01-31 Rafael Santana, shortstop (NY Mets, NY Yankees)
  • 1958-09-11 Don Slaught, catcher (California Angels, NY Yankees), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1958-11-22 Lee Guetterman, pitcher (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1960-01-29 Steve Sax, 2nd baseman (LA Dodgers, NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox)
  • 1960-09-02 Rex Hudler, Tempe AZ, outfielder (NY Yankees, California Angels)
  • 1960-12-09 Juan Samuel, San Pedro de Macoris, infielder (NY Yankees, Blue Jays)
  • 1961-01-29 Mike Aldrete, US baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics, NY Yankees)
  • 1961-04-20 Don "Hitman" Mattingly, Evansville, Indiana, American MLB 1st baseman (NY Yankees/MVP 1985)
  • 1962-07-25 Doug Drabek, Victoria TX, pitcher (Houston Astros, NY Yankees)
  • 1962-10-30 Danny Tartabull, outfielder (NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1962-11-24 Randy Velarde, Midland TX, infielder (NY Yankees, California Angels)
  • 1963-01-02 David Cone, baseball pitcher (NY Mets/Tor Blue Jays/NY Yankees), born in Kansas City, Missouri

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1963-02-25 Paul O'Neill, MLB right fielder (Cincinnati Reds, NY Yankees), born in Columbus, Ohio

MLB Right Fielder Paul O'Neill
MLB Right Fielder
Paul O'Neill
  • 1963-03-13 Mariano Duncan, S P de Macoris Dom Rep, infielder (NY Yankees)
  • 1963-05-20 David Wells, Torrance CA, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles, NY Yankees)
  • 1963-06-25 Mike Stanley, catcher (NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1963-09-03 Eric Plunk, Wilmington CA, pitcher (Oakland A's, NY Yankees, Indians)
  • 1963-09-21 Cecil Fielder, infielder (Detroit Tigers, NY Yankees), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963-12-27 Jim Leyritz, Lakewood OH, catcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1964-04-13 Jose Rijo, pitcher (NY Yankees, Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1964-04-19 Scott Kamienicki, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1964-08-10 Andy Stankiewicz, Inglewood CA, infielder (NY Yankees, Montreal Expos)
  • 1964-08-13 Jay Buhner, Nassau TX, outfielder (Seattle Mariners, NY Yankees)
  • 1964-10-14 Joe Girardi, Peoria IL, catcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1964-11-10 Kenny Rogers, pitcher (Texas Rangers, NY Yankees), born in Savannah, Georgia

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1933-09-29 NY Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig (30) weds Eleanor Twitchell in New Rochelle, New York

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

HeartWedding of Interest

1954-01-14 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio weds actress Marilyn Monroe (27) in her 2nd marraige at San Francisco City Hall

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
Actress Marilyn Monroe
Actress
Marilyn Monroe

HeartWedding of Interest

1956-05-12 NY Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner (25) weds Elizabeth Joan Zieg

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 2010-12-11 Actress Joanna Garcia (32) weds New York Yankees` Nick Swisher (31) at Breakers Hotel & Resort in Palm Beach, Florida

Divorces in Sport

  • 2008-07-07 Cynthia Rodriguez (35) divorces New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (32) due to long period of infidelity and emotional abandonment after 6 years of marriage

Deaths in Sport

  • 1920-08-17 Ray Chapman, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies at 29 after being hit in the head by a pitch from NY Yankees Carl Mays
  • 1929-09-25 Miller Huggins, manager (NY Yankees), dies from blood poisoning at 49
  • 1939-01-13 Jacob Ruppert, CEO (NY Yankees, 1915-39), dies

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1941-06-02 Lou Gehrig, 1st baseman (NY Yankee), dies of ALS in Riverdale NY at 37

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1948-01-30 Herb Pennock, pitcher (NY Yankees)/GM (Phillies), dies

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1948-08-16 Babe Ruth, Baseball legend (NY Yankees), dies in NY at 53

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1955-10-27 Clark Griffith, baseball player/manager (NY Yankees), dies at 85
  • 1970-01-14 John J "Johnny" Murphy, US baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), dies at 61
  • 1972-08-13 George Wiess, General Manager (NY Yankees), dies at 78
  • 1973-07-26 Mike Burke, Pres (NY Yankees)/dir (Madison Sq Garden), dies
  • 1974-05-18 Daniel R Topping, US owner (NY Yankees), dies at 61
  • 1975-09-29 Casey Stengel, NY Yankee manager (1949-60), dies in Glendale at 85
  • 1978-01-13 Joseph V McCarthy, baseball manager (NY Yankees), dies at 96
  • 1979-08-02 Thurmon Munson, NY Yankee, killed in a plane crash at Akron Oh at 32
  • 1980-12-14 Elston Howard, MVP catcher (NY Yankees), dies at 59

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1985-12-14 Roger Maris, HR hitter (61 in 61, NY Yankees), dies of cancer at 51

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 1987-06-17 Dick Howser, mgr (NY Yankees & KC Royal), dies of brain cancer at 51
  • 1989-02-17 Lefty Gomez, pitching great (NY Yankees), dies at 80
  • 1989-12-25 Billy Martin, NY Yankee manager, killed in a car accident at 61
  • 1991-03-09 Jim Hardin, former Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves pitcher (b. 1943)
  • 1992-06-15 Eddie Lopat, pitcher (NY Yankees), dies at 73
  • 1993-04-22 Mark Koenig, baseball shortstop (NY Yankees), dies at 88
  • 1993-11-12 Bill Dickey, HOF baseball catcher (NY Yankees, 1928-46), dies at 86

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1995-08-13 Mickey Mantle, American baseball great (NY Yankees), dies of cancer at 63

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1996-06-16 Mel Allen, American sportscaster (NY Yankees), dies at 83
  • 1997-12-03 Steve Hamilton, pitcher (NY Yankees), dies of cancer at 63
  • 1998-07-13 Morris "Red" Badgro, NFL hall of famer (NY Yankees, Giants, Dodgers), dies at 95
  • 2008-07-12 Bobby Murcer, American baseball outfielder (NY Yankees, SF Giants and Chicago Cubs), dies from complications related to brain cancer at 62
  • 2010-07-11 Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer (b. 1910)

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2010-07-13 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and owner of the New York Yankees, dies from heart attack at 80

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 2011-12-15 Andy Carey, third baseman for 1950s New York Yankees, dies at 80

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2015-09-22 Yogi Berra [Lawrence Peter Berra], American baseball catcher, coach and manager (NY Yankees, Mets), dies at 90

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra