Today in New York Yankee History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 302

  • 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
  • 1952-10-07 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3 in 49th World Series

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1952-11-30 Jackie Robinson charges NY Yankees with racism

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1953-10-05 50th World Series sees NY Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2, as NY Billy Martin's 12 hits set record; Yanks win record 5th consecutive WS

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1955-06-05 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 550' HR off Chicago Billy Pierce

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1955-07-23 NY Yankees Bob Cerv & E Howard are 1st to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • 1956-10-08 Don Larsen (NY Yankees) pitches only perfect World Series game vs Brooklyn
  • 1956-12-18 Phil Rizzuto signs as NY Yankee radio-TV announcer
  • 1957-10-02 NY Yankees appear in their 25th World Series
  • 1957-10-10 Milwaukee Braves beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 54th World Series
  • 1958-01-15 NY Yankees sign million dollar plus deal to show 140 games on WPIX TV
  • 1958-09-20 Baltimore Oriole knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm no-hits NY Yankees 1-0
  • 1958-10-09 NY Yankees beat Braves 4 games to 3 in 55th World Series
  • 1958-10-09 NY Yankees appear in 9 & win 7 of last 10 World Series
  • 1959-04-16 NY Yankees unveil their 1st message scoreboard

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1959-05-07 "Roy Campanella Night" Largest baseball crowd (93,103 in LA Coliseum) sees Dodgers' Sandy Koufax beat Yankees 6-2 in exhibition

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

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1959-12-11 NY Yankees trade Marv Thronberry, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer and Norm Seibern for Roger Maris, Kent Hadley and Joe Deaestri

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 1960-09-10 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 643' HR over right field roof in Detroit
  • 1960-09-25 NY Yankees clinch AL pennant
  • 1960-10-13 Pirate's Mazeroski's bottom of 9th lead off HR beats NY Yankees 10-9 in game 7 of 57th World Series
  • 1960-10-18 Casey Stengel retired by NY Yankees (won 10 pennants in 12 years)
  • 1960-11-02 George Weiss, at 66, resigns as GM of NY Yankees
  • 1961-06-19 NY Yankee Roger Maris hits his 25th of 61 HRs
  • 1961-10-09 NY Yankees beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 1 in 58th World Series
  • 1962-04-10 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits his 375th HR
  • 1962-06-24 Jack Reed's 22nd-inning HR wins longest NY Yankee game in history
  • 1962-10-16 NY Yankees appear in 12 & win 9 of last 14 World Series
  • 1963-02-27 Mickey Mantle of NY Yankees sign a baseball contract worth $100,000
  • 1963-06-20 1st Mayor's Trophy Game (New York), Mets beat Yankees 6-2
  • 1963-10-06 LA Dodgers sweep NY Yankees, in 60th World Series
  • 1963-11-07 New York Yankee Elston Howard is 1st african American ever voted AL MVP
  • 1964-10-07 NY Yankees make 14th appearance in last 16 & 29th in 61 World Series
  • 1964-10-15 St Louis Cardinals beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 61st World Series
  • 1964-10-15 NY Yankees appears in 14 & win 9 of last 16 World Series
  • 1965-07-20 NY Yankee pitcher Mel Stottlemyre hits an inside-the-park grand slam
  • 1967-05-13 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career HR #500 off Stu Miller
  • 1967-06-07 NY Yankees draft Ron Blomberg #1
  • 1967-10-04 1st World Series since 1948 not to feature NY Yankees, Giants or the Dodgers
  • 1968-04-30 3 Oriole pitchers walk 14 NY Yankees in a 9 inning game
  • 1968-08-25 NY Yankee outfield Rocky Colavito pitches 2 2/3 innings & beats Tigers 6-5; he played right field in 2nd game & homered
  • 1969-03-01 NY Yankees' Mickey Mantle retires

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1969-09-02 NY Yankee Joe Pepitone is reinstated

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone
  • 1970-04-22 Senators beat Yankees 2-1 in 18 innings
  • 1970-07-01 Denny McLain returns, (leaves trailiing) Tigers beat Yankees in 11
  • 1970-07-02 NY Yankees Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for 3rd time in 28 days
  • 1970-08-08 NY Yankees honor Casey Stengel, retiring his number 37 (BTG was there)
  • 1971-02-10 Bill White becomes 1st African American baseball announcer (NY Yankees)
  • 1973-07-20 Chic's Wilbur Wood starts & loses both games of a doubleheader with NY Yankees, 12-2, & 7-0
  • 1974-01-03 NY Yankees sign Bill Virdon as manager
  • 1974-04-19 Oriole Al Bumbry hits an inside-the-park HR against NY Yankees
  • 1974-12-31 NY Yankees sign Jim "Catfish" Hunter for 5 yrs for a record $3.75 million

  • 1975-07-19 NY Yankee catcher Thurman Munson's 1st-inning single & RBI are nullified because tar on his bat handle exceeds 18" limit
  • 1975-08-01 Billy Martin replaces Bill Virdon as manager of NY Yankees
  • 1976-10-14 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 2
  • 1976-10-21 Cincinnati Reds sweep NY Yankees, in 73rd World Series
  • 1976-10-21 NY Yankee Thurman Munson ties World Series mark of 6 straight singles
  • 1976-10-28 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (NY Yankees)

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1976-11-29 NY Yankees sign free agent Reggie Jackson to 5-year contract

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1977-08-28 NY Yankee Ron Guidry faces just 28 men & beats Texas Rangers 1-0
  • 1977-09-10 Blue Jays beat Yankees 19-3 with 20 hits
  • 1977-10-09 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 2
  • 1977-10-18 NY Yankees win their 21st World Championship, 4 games
  • 1978-07-17 NY Yankee manager Billy Martin & Reggie Jackson fight in dug out after Jackson refuses to bunt, causing Martin to suspend him
  • 1978-07-29 On Old Timer's Day, NY Yankees announce that Billy Martin will return as NY Yankee manager in 1980 & Bob Lemon will become GM
  • 1978-09-04 NY Yankee pitcher Ron Guidry wins his 20th (on way to 25-3 season)
  • 1978-10-07 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 1
  • 1978-10-17 NY Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2 in 75th World Series
  • 1978-11-01 NY Yankee Ron Guidry unanimously wins AL Cy Young Award
  • 1979-06-19 In NYC 36,211 show up to witness return of Billy Martin as manager of the New York Yankees
  • 1980-07-03 73,096 in Cleveland watch Indians beat Yankees 7-0
  • 1980-08-20 NY Yankee Bob Watson hits Seattle Kingdome speaker, 2nd straight day
  • 1980-10-10 MLB American League Championship: Kansas City Royals beat New York Yankees, 3 games to 0
  • 1980-11-21 Gene Michael named 25th New York Yankees manager, replacing Dick Howser, who resigns
  • 1980-12-15 NY Yankee Dave Winfield becomes highest-paid player, 10 years $15M
  • 1981-09-06 Robert Granville "Bob" Lemon named NY Yankee manager for 2nd time
  • 1981-10-15 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0
  • 1981-10-26 LA Dodgers beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 2 in 78th World Series
  • 1981-10-28 NY Yankee George Frazier loses 3 World Series games

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1981-11-30 NY Yankee Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year Award

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti
  • 1982-04-26 Gene Michael becomes NY Yankee manager for 2nd time
  • 1982-08-03 Clyde King replaces Gene Michaels as NY Yankee manager
  • 1983-01-10 NY Supreme Court issues a preliminary injunction barring NY Yankees from playing season-opening series against Tigers in Denver
  • 1983-01-11 Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 3rd time
  • 1983-06-20 NY Yankee Bobby Murcer retires
  • 1983-07-04 NY Yankee Dave Righetti no-hits the Red Sox
  • 1983-08-04 NY Yankee Dave Winfield accidentally kills a seagull while warming up before the 5th inning
  • 1984-07-04 NY Yankee Phil Niekro is 9th to strikeout 3,000
  • 1984-09-30 NY Yankee Don Mattingly wins AL batting crown with .343 avg
  • 1984-12-27 Padres' free agent pitcher Ed Whitson signs with NY Yankees
  • 1985-04-28 Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 4th time
  • 1985-07-13 NY Yankees retire Roger Maris (9) & Elston Howard (32) uniforms
  • 1985-10-17 Lou Piniella named NY Yankee manager
  • 1985-11-20 NY Yankee Don Mattingly easily wins AL MVP
  • 1986-05-03 NY Yankee Don Mattingly is 6th to hit 3 sacrifice flies in a game
  • 1986-06-08 Longest 9 inning AL game (4h16m), Balt Orioles beat Yankees 18-9
  • 1987-06-06 NY Yankees play their 13,000th game
  • 1987-09-29 NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits record 6th grand slam of year
  • 1987-10-19 Woody Woodward resigns as NY Yankee GM, Lou Piniella is named GM & Billy Martin is named NY Yankee manager for 5th & final time

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1988-06-04 Rickey Henderson steals 2 bases for record 249 as a NY Yankee

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1988-10-17 Dallas Green replaces Lou Pinella as manager of NY Yankees

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 136 of 136

  • 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
  • 1964-11-16 Dwight Gooden, pitcher (NY Yankees, NY Mets), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1965-04-24 Mike Blowers, Wurlzburg Germany, infielder (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers)
  • 1965-05-29 Charlie Hayes, Hattisburg MS, 3rd baseman (Pittsburgh Pirates, NY Yankees)
  • 1965-08-09 Ezra Polley, Georgetown Kentucky, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1965-10-06 Ruben Sierra, Rio Piedras Puerto Rico, outfielder (NY Yankees)
  • 1966-01-16 Jack McDowell, Van Nuys CA, pitcher (NY Yankees, White Sox, Indians)
  • 1966-02-15 Melido Perez, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1966-08-10 Gerald Williams, outfielder (NY Yankees), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1966-11-17 Jeff Nelson, pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1966-11-25 Mark Whiten, outfielder (Atlanta Braves, NY Yankees), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1967-04-09 Graeme Lloyd, Australia, pitcher (NY Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1967-06-02 Mike Stanton, American pitcher (NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox), born in Houston, Texas

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1967-08-09 Deion Sanders, American NFL corner-back/wide receiver and MLB player (Dallas Cowboys and NY Yankees), born in Fort Myers, Florida

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • 1967-09-19 Jim Abbott, American MLB pitcher (California Angels, NY Yankees), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1967-09-22 Matt Howard, Fall River MA, infielder (NY Yankees)
  • 1967-09-29 Dave Silvestri, infielder (NY Yankees, Montreal Expos), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1967-12-07 Tino Martinez, 1st baseman (Seattle Mariner, NY Yankees), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1968-02-26 J T Snow, infielder (NY Yankees, California Angels), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1968-02-28 J T Snow, American baseball 1st baseman (NY Yankees, California Angels)
  • 1968-04-15 Billy Brewer, pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1968-07-07 Chuck Knoblauch, shortstop (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1968-09-13 Bernie Williams, San Juan Puerto Rico, outfielder (NY Yankees)
  • 1968-11-06 Chad Curtis, American outfielder (NY Yankees, Detroit Tigers), born in Marion, Indiana
  • 1969-01-08 Brian Boehringer, pitcher (NY Yankees), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1969-02-06 Bob Wickman, Green Bay WI, pitcher (Chicago White Sox, NY Yankees)
  • 1969-09-25 David Weathers, Lawrencburg TN, pitcher (Florida Marlins, NY Yankees)
  • 1969-11-29 Mariano Rivera, pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Panama City, Panama
  • 1970-02-06 Mark Hutton, Adelaide Australia, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1971-01-12 Andy Fox, infielder (NY Yankees), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1972-06-15 Andrew Pettitte, Baton Rouge LA, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1972-06-15 Ramiro Mendoza, Los Santos Panama, pitcher (NY Yankees)

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1974-06-26 Derek Jeter, American baseball shortstop (NY Yankees, Rookie of Year 1996), born in Pequannock, New Jersey

Baseball Player Derek Jeter
Baseball Player
Derek Jeter
  • 1975-06-03 José Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player (New York Yankees), born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico

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