Today in New York Yankee History (Part 3)

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1934-09-30 Babe Ruth's final game as a Yankee, goes 0 for 3

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

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1934-11-03 NY Yankees 1st baseman Lou Gehrig wins American League Triple Crown after hitting .363 with 49 HRs and 165 RBI; but Philadelphia A's catcher Mickey Cochrane (.320, 2 HRs, 76 RBI) is named AL MVP

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

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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
  • 1935-04-27 Yanks pull a 1st inning triple-play & beat Philadelphia A's 9-8
  • 1936-05-03 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio makes his major-league debut, gets 3 hits
  • 1936-05-24 Tony Lazerri 2 grand slams (11 RBIs); Ben Chapman sets record by reaching 1st 7 times safely, Yanks beat A's 25-2
  • 1936-06-07 Yanks beat Indians 5-4 in 16; longest game without a strikeout
  • 1936-06-24 Rookie outfielder Joe DiMaggio ties 3 MLB records in New York's 10-run 5th inning against the White Sox, hitting 2 home runs for 8 total bases; Yankees beat Chicago, 18-4
  • 1936-09-05 Red Sox turn a triple-play on Yankees
  • 1936-09-09 Yankees sweep Indians, NY clinches pennant on earliest date in history
  • 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
  • 1936-10-04 Record crowd 66,669 packs Yankee Stadium for Game 4 of Baseball World Series; Yankees beat Giants, 5-2; win series, 4-2
  • 1936-10-06 NY Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 2 in 33rd World Series
  • 1937-06-03 Josh Gibson HR's just 2 feet below rim of Yankee Stadium (580' drive)

  • 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
  • 1937-09-08 Yankees trailing 6-1 in 9th, score 8 to beat Boston 9-6
  • 1937-09-23 Yankees lose 9-5 but clinch pennant when Red Sox beat Detroit
  • 1937-10-10 NY Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 1 in 34th World Series
  • 1937-10-15 Rather than accept any trade offers, the Yanks release Tony Lazzeri
  • 1938-05-30 New York Yankees sweep arch rival Boston Red Sox, 10-0 & 5-4 in front of 83,533 at Yankee Stadium
  • 1938-07-10 "Yankee Clipper" completes 1st passenger flight over Atlantic

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1938-07-31 MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis suspends New York Yankees outfielder Jake Powell after he said on Chicago radio he kept in shape by "cracking" African Americans over the head with his nightstick

1st MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis
1st MLB Commissioner
Kenesaw Mountain Landis
  • 1938-08-20 NY Yankees future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig hits record 23rd & final grand slam in 11-3 win over Philadelphia A's at Shribe Park
  • 1938-08-27 New York Yankees pitcher Monte Pearson no-hits Indians, 13-0; Joe DiMaggio hits 3 triples
  • 1938-09-18 Despite losing a double header (4-3, 8-7) to the St. Louis Browns at Sportsman's Park III, the New York Yankees clinch their 10th AL pennant
  • 1938-10-06 New York Yankees pitcher Lefty Gomez beats Chicago Cubs, 6-3 in Game 2 at Wrigley Field; sets record of 6 World Series wins without a loss
  • 1938-10-09 NY Yankees sweep Cubs in 35th World Series, 3rd straight WS win
  • 1939-01-17 Ed Barrow is elected Yankee president succeeding deceased J Ruppert

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1939-04-20 Ted Williams' 1st hit (off of Yankee Red Ruffing) a double

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1939-04-30 Lou Gehrig sets a MLB record playing his 2,130th consecutive and final game for the New York Yankees.
  • 1939-05-02 New York Yankee Lou Gehrig ends 2,130 consecutive game streak, Yanks beat Detroit Tigers 22-2
  • 1939-06-21 NY Yankees announce Lou Gehrig's retirement after doctors reveal he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • 1939-06-28 Yanks hit 13 HRs, sweep A's 23-2 & 10-0

  • 1939-07-04 Lou Gehrig is first MLB player to have his number (4) retired on his "Appreciation Day" at Yankee Stadium, makes iconic "luckiest man" speech
  • 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 New York Yankees starting pitcher Atley Donald sets American League rookie record for consecutive wins; beats St. Louis Browns 5-1 for his 12th straight victory
  • 1939-07-26 Yankee catcher Bill Dickey hits 3 consecutive HRs
  • 1939-08-13 Yankees set AL shutout margin with 21-0 victory over A's
  • 1939-08-30 NY Yankee Atley Donald pitches a baseball a record 94.7 mph (152 kph)
  • 1939-09-08 Yanks beat Red Sox 4-1 in 7, game called because of lightning
  • 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
  • 1940-07-28 Yankee Charlie Keller hits 3 HRs to beat White Sox 10-9
  • 1940-09-27 Yankees, lose to A's & eliminated from pennant for 1st time since 1935
  • 1941-05-15 Joe DiMaggio starts 56-game hitting streak; Yanks lose 13-1
  • 1941-05-28 1st night game at Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C. (NY Yankees pip the Senators 6-5)
  • 1941-07-01 NY outfielder Joe DiMaggio, on way to a record 56, ties Willie Keeler's 44 game MLB hit streak in a 9-2 win over Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium
  • 1941-07-06 New York Yankees team unveils a monument to former captain Lou Gehrig in center field at Yankee Stadium; the future Hall of Famer died the previous month
  • 1941-07-17 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak ends in Cleveland
  • 1941-07-20 Yanks beat Tigers 12-6 in 17
  • 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
  • 1941-08-03 Joe DiMaggio goes 0-4 in Yankees 6-2 loss v St. Louis Browns, ending his on-base streak of 74 games, 2nd in MLB history

  • 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
  • 1941-10-05 Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Mickey Owens drops a 3rd strike and Tom Hendrick reaches 1st safely for Yankees for a famous Baseball World Series error; would have been last out, instead Yankees score 4 and win 7-4; win series, 4-1
  • 1941-10-06 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1, in 38th World Series
  • 1942-02-05 Braves get Tommy Holmes from Yanks for Buddy Hassett and Gene Moore
  • 1942-02-19 NY Yankees announce 5,000 uniformed soldiers admitted free at each of their upcoming home games
  • 1942-09-14 Yanks clinch pennant #13
  • 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
  • 1942-11-03 Boston Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams wins American League Triple Crown (.356 average, 36 HRs, 137 RBI); but NY Yankees pitcher Joe Gordon is AL MVP
  • 1943-02-17 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio enlists into the US army
  • 1943-09-14 Yanks clinch pennant #14
  • 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
  • 1943-10-19 Yankee 2nd baseman Joe Gordon announces his retirement

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1943-11-11 New York Yankees pitcher Spud Chandler wins AL MVP; St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Stan Musial wins NL MVP

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1944-05-09 Joe McCarthy returns as Yankee manager after an illness
  • 1944-06-26 Yanks, Dodgers & Giants play unique 6 inn game for War Bonds, each playing successive innings, final score Dodgers-5, Yanks-1 & Giants-0
  • 1944-08-17 Yanks Johnny Lindell ties record with 4 consecutive doubles in a game
  • 1944-09-29 Browns last in AL attendance, only 6,172 watch them sweep Yanks in DH
  • 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
  • 1945-06-16 Boo Ferriss loses to Yanks 3-2 after starting his career with 8 wins
  • 1945-07-27 Cubs purchase pitcher Hank Borowy from NY Yankees
  • 1946-04-19 Yankees switch from 3rd base to 1st base dug out
  • 1946-04-30 Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller's 2nd career MLB no-hitter; beats New York Yankees, 1-0
  • 1946-05-10 Red Sox win 15th straight beat Yanks 5-4, DiMaggio hits Grand Slam
  • 1946-05-22 Yankees turn triple-play & defeat Tigers 5-3
  • 1946-05-24 Bill Dickey replaces Joe McCarthy as Yankee manager
  • 1946-05-28 1st night game at Yankee stadium (Senators 2, Yanks 1)
  • 1946-06-09 66,545 fans help Yanks break million attendance mark, the earliest
  • 1946-09-08 SF 49ers play 1st AAFC game, lose to NY Yankees 21-7
  • 1946-09-24 Yanks set season attendance record of 2,309,029 besting 1929 Cubs
  • 1946-10-19 Yanks trade Joe Gordon to Cleveland for Allie Reynolds
  • 1946-12-22 Cleveland Browns beat NY Yankees 14-9 in AAFC championship game
  • 1947-04-27 Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium and throughout the US
  • 1947-06-29 Yanks beat Senators 3-1 starting a 19 game winning streak
  • 1947-07-16 Bobo Newsom wins 200th game, 1st as a Yankee & Yanks 18th straight In nightcap Vic Rashi extends streak to 19
  • 1947-07-18 Tigers shut out Yanks 2-0, end 19 game winning streak

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1947-07-27 New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra starts a record 148 game errorless streak

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 1947-09-01 Infielder Jack Lohrke hits NY Giants' 183rd homer of season in 2-1 win v Boston Braves; breaks NY Yankees MLB mark of 182 set in 1936
  • 1947-09-03 New York Yankees total 18 hits, all singles to rout Boston Red Sox, 11-2 at Fenway Park
  • 1947-09-15 Yanks clinch pennant #15
  • 1947-09-29 Former Yank manager Joe McCarthy signs to manage Red Sox
  • 1947-09-29 Record World Series crowd of 73,365 at Yankee Stadium ($325,828)

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