Today in New York Yankee History

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Events 1 - 100 of 341

  • 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 Washington Senators 7-2
  • 1903-04-30 NY Highlanders (Yankees) 1st home game, (Hilltop Park-168th St & Broadway, Manhattan), they beat Washington 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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 1914-08-03 NY Yankees catcher Les Nunamaker throws out 3 Tigers' runners to 2nd base during the 1st innings, only time in 20th Century
  • 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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1920-05-01 Legendary slugger Babe Ruth smashes his 50th MLB career home run, his first for the New York Yankees

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1920-07-06 NY Yankees score a MLB record 14 runs in 5th inning, beat Washington Senators, 17-0
  • 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
  • 1921-10-02 New York Yankees outfielder Babe Ruth hits then record 59th HR in 7-6 win over former club Boston Red Sox at Polo Grounds
  • 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
  • 1922-10-04 Writer Grantland Rice does the announcing as the New York Giants-New York Yankees Baseball World Series is broadcast for the first time over radio (WJZ & WGY)
  • 1922-10-05 NY Yankees and Giants play out a controversial 3-3 tie in 10 innings in Game 2 of Baseball World Series at Polo Grounds, Manhattan, NY; Giants win series, 4-0-1
  • 1922-10-08 NY Giants beat Yankees, 4 games to 0, with a tie in 19th World Series
  • 1923-09-04 New York Yankees pitcher '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 at Yankee Stadium with Bronx Bombers beating St Louis Cardinals, 4-1; sweep series for 2nd consecutive year
  • 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
  • 1929-08-04 Cleveland Indians, trailing 6-5 in 9th with 2 outs score AL record tying 9 runs, beat NY Yankees 14-6
  • 1929-08-07 NY Yankees slugger Babe Ruth ties MLB record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games for the second time in 13-1 win v Philadelphia A's
  • 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
  • 1931-09-01 Future Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman Lou Gehrig hits his 3rd grand slam in 4 days & 6th homer in consecutive games in NY Yankees 5-1 win v Boston Red Sox
  • 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)
  • 1932-10-01 Babe Ruth’s legendary call; sledged by Cubs dugout, points to center-field before homering into the Wrigley Field bleachers in 5th inning, Game 3 of the World Series; NY Yankees win, 7-5
  • 1932-10-02 New York Yankees win their 12th consecutive World Series game and sweep the Fall Classic for the third time; Bronx Bombers bang out 19 hits as they rout Chicago Cubs, 13-6 at Wrigley Field
  • 1933-04-25 NY Yankee Russ Van Atta shuts out Washington Senators 16-0
  • 1933-08-03 Philadelphia A's beat NY Yankees, 7-0, first time in 308 games 'Bronx Bombers' are shut out
  • 1933-12-29 New York 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 New York Yankees score Baseball World Series record 18 runs in an 18-4 rout of rival NY Giants in Game 2 at the Polo Grounds; Yankees win series 4-2
  • 1936-10-03 NY Yankees set new attendance record of 64,482 in Game 3 of World Series at Yankee Stadium; 66,669 following day Game 4; win series v NY Giants, 4-2
  • 1936-10-06 NY Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 2 in 33rd World Series
  • 1937-07-05 NY Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio hits 20th HR of the season but 1st career grand slam in 8-4 win vs Boston Red Sox
  • 1937-08-06 MLB overturns NY Yankees 7-6 win over Cleveland Indians because of umpire error
  • 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
  • 1939-04-30 Lou Gehrig sets a MLB record playing his 2,130th consecutive and final game for the New York Yankees.
  • 1939-06-07 Cleveland 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 Washington Senators 6-5 in 1st night game at Griffith Stadium
  • 1941-07-06 NY Yankees team unveils a monument to former captain Lou Gehrig in center field, Gehrig died the previous month
  • 1941-07-17 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak ends in Cleveland
  • 1941-08-01 NY Yankees pitcher Lefty Gomez sets MLB record for most walks in a shutout, issuing 11 in 9-0 win v St. Louis Browns
  • 1941-09-04 New York Yankees clinch their 3rd straight AL pennant; beat the Red Sox, 6-3; earliest date in baseball history a team has captured a flag
  • 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
  • 1942-10-03 NY Yankees shortstop Frank Crosetti shoves umpire Bill Summers in Game 3 of the Baseball World Series; he is fined $250 & suspended for first 30 days of 1943 season
  • 1942-10-05 St Louis Cardinals win club's 4th Baseball World Series; beat NY Yankees, 4-2 in Game 5 at Yankee Stadium for 4-1 series victory
  • 1943-02-17 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio enlists into the US army
  • 1943-10-02 New York Yankees sweep 14th MLB doubleheader of year, beating St. Louis Browns, 5-1 & 7-6 at Yankee Stadium
  • 1943-10-11 NY Yankees beat Cards 4 games to 1, in 40th World Series, to become 1st team to win 10 World Series
  • 1944-10-01 St Louis Browns beat New York Yankees 5-2 at Sportsman's Park III to win their only AL pennant; lose World Series 4-2 to neighbour Cardinals
  • 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

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 138

  • 1869-11-20 Clark Griffith, Mo, baseball player/manager (NY Yankees)
  • 1878-03-27 Miller Huggins, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman, manager (NY Yankees WS 1923, 27-28) born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1929)
  • 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, American Baseball Hall of Fame slugger, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1948)
  • 1895-09-28 Lawton Whitey Witt, outfielder (NY Yankees, 1922-25)
  • 1895-10-13 Mike Gazella, American baseball player (NY Yankees), born in Olyphant, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • 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, American football NFL guard (NY Yankees, Green Bay Packers), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1983)

Person of interestLou Gehrig

1903-06-19 Lou Gehrig, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (6 x World Series, 2 x AL MVP), born in NYC, New York (d. 1941)

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1904-05-03 Red Ruffing, NY Yankee pitcher, hitter (1930-46), born in Granville, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • 1907-06-06 Bill Dickey, NY Yankee hall-of-fame catcher (1928-43) and manager, born in Bastrop, Louisiana (d. 1993)
  • 1910-10-12 Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer, born in Richmond Hill, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1913-02-14 Mel Allen, American sportscaster (voice of NY Yankees), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1914-07-19 Marius Russo, American baseball player (New York Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1914-10-23 Frank (Bruiser) Kinard, NFL, AAFC tackle (NY Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1916-08-06 Michael Burke, sports executive (NY Yankees, NY Knicks)
  • 1918-06-21 Eddie Lopat, American baseball player (NY Yankees), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1918-09-25 Phil Rizzuto, American sportscaster and MLB shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1919-02-02 Allie Reynolds, NY Yankee pitcher (1952 AL ERA leader (2.07))
  • 1920-09-22 Robert Granville "Bob" Lemon, American MLB pitcher (Cleveland Indians)/manager (NY Yankees, 1978), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 2000)
  • 1923-03-23 Arnie Weinmeister, AAFC, NFL def tackle (NY Yankees, Giants)
  • 1924-09-14 Jerry Coleman, American MLB 2nd baseman, born in San Jose, California (d. 2014)
  • 1925-05-05 Bob Cerv, American baseball player (Yankees), born in Weston, Nebraska (d. 2017)

Person of interestYogi Berra

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, American baseball 2nd baseman and manager (NY Yankees, Oakland A's), born in Berekeley, California (d. 1989)

Person of interestWhitey Ford

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)

Person of interestGeorge Steinbrenner

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)

Person of interestMickey Mantle

1931-10-20 Mickey Mantle, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (1956 Triple Crown, 20-time All Star), 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, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers), born in Enfield, New Hampshire
  • 1936-10-12 Tony Kubek, shortstop (NY Yankees) and sportscaster (NBC-TV, Madison Square Garden), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1936-12-17 Roland Sheldon, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1938-06-02 Gene Michael, American baseball shortstop, and general manger (NY Yankees), born in Kent, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • 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)

Person of interestJoe Pepitone

1940-10-09 Joe Pepitone, American baseball 1st baseman (3-time MLB All Star), born in Brooklyn, New York

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone
  • 1940-11-23 Luis Tiant, Cuban MLB pitcher (3-time All Star 1968, 74, 76), born in Marianao, Cuba
  • 1941-11-13 Mel Stottlemyre, American pitcher (NY Yankee) and pitching coach (NY Met), born in Hazleton, Missouri
  • 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)
  • 1943-08-28 Lou Piniella, American baseball outfielder (1969 AL rookie of the year TEST) and manager (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 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, San Diego Padres, Cleveland Indians)
  • 1944-11-07 Joe Niekro, baseball knuckler (NY Yankees)
  • 1944-12-15 Stan Bahnsen, pitcher (NY Yankee, 1968 AL Rookie-of-year)

Person of interestReggie Jackson

1946-05-18 Reggie Jackson, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (14-time All Star)), born in Wyncote, Pennsylvania

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1946-05-20 Bobby Murcer, American baseball outfielder (5-time MLB All Star), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2008)
  • 1947-05-14 Dick "Dirt" Tidrow, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1947-06-07 Thurman Munson, American baseball catcher and captain (NY Yankees), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1979)
  • 1948-05-14 Dave LaRoche, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1948-08-23 Ron Blomberg, American 1st baseman (NY Yankees) and 1st designated hitter, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 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, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (12-time All Star), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 1951-11-25 Bucky Dent, all star shortstop (Chicago White Sox, NY Yankees)
  • 1953-05-16 Rick Rhoden, American MLB pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Boynton Beach, Florida
  • 1954-07-04 Jim Beattie, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Hampton, Virginia
  • 1955-05-19 Ed Whitson, pitcher (NY Yankees, San Diego 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, American 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, Dominican-American baseball infielder (NY Yankees, Blue Jays), manager and coach, born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • 1961-01-29 Mike Aldrete, American baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics, NY Yankees)
  • 1961-04-20 Don Mattingly, American MLB 1st baseman (NY Yankees/MVP 1985), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • 1962-07-25 Doug Drabek, American MLB pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1990), born in Victoria, Texas
  • 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

Person of interestPaul O'Neill

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, infielder (NY Yankees), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • 1963-05-20 David Wells, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles, NY Yankees), born in Torrance, California
  • 1963-06-25 Mike Stanley, American baseball player (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)

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, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman, manager (NY Yankees WS 1923, 27-28), dies of pyaemia at 51
  • 1939-01-13 Jacob Ruppert, CEO (NY Yankees, 1915-39), dies

Person of interestLou Gehrig

1941-06-02 Lou Gehrig, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (6 x World Series, 2 x AL MVP), dies of motor neurone disease at 37

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

Person of interestBabe Ruth

1948-08-16 George Herman (Babe) Ruth, American Baseball Hall of Fame slugger, dies of Esophageal cancer 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, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), dies at 61
  • 1972-08-13 George Wiess, General Manager (NY Yankees), dies at 78
  • 1973-07-26 Mike Burke, President (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, American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (Yankees (1949-60), NY Met's 1st), dies of cancer at 85
  • 1978-01-13 Joseph V McCarthy, baseball manager (NY Yankees), dies at 96
  • 1978-09-11 Mike Gazella, American baseball player (NY Yankees), dies at 82
  • 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
  • 1983-10-26 Mike Michalske, American football NFL guard (NY Yankees, Green Bay Packers), dies at 80

Person of interestRoger Maris

1985-12-14 Roger Maris, American baseball right fielder (7-time MLB All Star, 61 HRs 1961), 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, American MLB player and manager (NY Yankees), 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, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), dies at 73
  • 1993-04-22 Mark Koenig, baseball shortstop (NY Yankees), dies at 88
  • 1993-11-12 Bill Dickey, American Hall of Fame baseball catcher (NY Yankees, 1928-46) and manager, dies at 86

Person of interestMickey Mantle

1995-08-13 Mickey Mantle, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (1956 Triple Crown, 20-time All Star), dies of liver 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
  • 2005-03-26 Marius Russo, American baseball player (New York Yankees), dies at 90
  • 2007-08-13 Phil Rizzuto, American sportscaster and MLB shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950), dies at 89
  • 2008-07-12 Bobby Murcer, American baseball outfielder (5-time MLB All Star), dies of brain cancer at 62
  • 2010-07-11 Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer, dies at 99

Person of interestGeorge Steinbrenner

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

Person of interestYogi Berra

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
  • 2017-04-06 Bob Cerv, American baseball player (Yankees), dies at 91
  • 2017-09-07 Gene Michael, American baseball shortstop, and general manger (NY Yankees), dies of a heart attack at 79