New York Yankee Team History (Part 4)

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Baseball Record

1948-05-23 Future Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs as the New York Yankees edge the Indians, 6-5 at Cleveland Stadium

Sports History

1948-06-13 Babe Ruth's final farewell at Yankee Stadium, he dies Aug 16th

  • 1948-09-24 MLB NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox & Cleveland Indians are all tied for 1st place in AL (91-56)

Sports History

1948-10-12 Casey Stengel takes over as Yankee manager

  • 1949-02-07 Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st $100,000 a year baseball player for the New York Yankees
  • 1949-04-19 Yankees dedicate a plaque for Babe Ruth
  • 1949-09-25 Despite 71 injuries, Yankees have been in 1st place all season until Red Sox move into a tie for 1st place
  • 1949-10-02 For first time in 41 years pennant races in both MLB leagues are decided on the final day of the season; (AL) Yankees upend rival Boston Red Sox, 5-3; (NL) Dodgers beat the Phillies, 9-7 for 97-57 record; Cardinals 96-58
  • 1949-10-09 Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 10-6 at Ebbets Field for 4 games to 1 series victory; starts Yankees record run of 5 straight titles
  • 1949-12-01 MLB announces attendance for the season is 20.2 million, down from 20.9 in 1948; New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians each finish with over 2.2 million, but the St. Louis Browns fall to 270,000
  • 1950-04-18 Yankees win 15-10 after trailing Red Sox 9-0 in 6th
  • 1950-06-20 Joe DiMaggio's 2,000th hit, Yanks beat Indians 8-2
  • 1950-06-23 New York Yankees (6) & Detroit Tigers (5) hit record 11 HRs at Briggs Stadium; Tigers win, 10-9
  • 1950-07-19 NY Yankees sign their 1st Black players, Elston Howard and Frank Baines
  • 1950-08-11 In a 4 for 38 slump, New York Yankees great Joe DiMaggio is benched for first time; replacement Cliff Mapes hits a HR in 7-6 win over Philadelphia Athletics
  • 1950-09-05 98.3 cm rainfall at Yankeetown, Florida (state record)
  • 1950-09-15 For a record 6th time, NY Yankees' first baseman Johnny Mize hits 3 HRs in one game
  • 1950-09-29 Yanks clinch 2nd consecutive pennant under Casey Stengel
  • 1950-10-03 Philadelphia Phillies choose not to request MLB rule on eligibility of star left-hander Curt Simmons to play in World Series despite being on furlough from Army; Phillies swept, 4-0 by NY Yankees
  • 1950-10-09 Baseball World Series: New York Yankees beat Philadelphia Phillies, 5-2 at Yankee Stadium to sweep series, 4-0 for 13th WS title in team history; MVP: NY 2B Jerry Coleman
  • 1950-12-14 Baseball owners choose Lou Perini (Braves), Phil Wrigley (Cubs), Del Webb (Yankees), & Ellis Ryan (Indians) to select new commissioner

Sports History

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

  • 1951-05-03 NY Yankee Gil McDougald is 5th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (9th)
  • 1951-07-08 Yankee Joe DiMaggio and manager Casey Stengel feud after Stengel pulls DiMaggio out of game

Sports History

1951-07-12 NY Yankees pitcher Allie Reynolds throws no-hitter in Cleveland against the Indians, his former team, in a 1-0 win

  • 1951-08-28 Braves sell pitcher Johnny Sain to the Yankees for $50,000
  • 1951-09-28 New York's Allie Reynolds' 2nd no-hitter of 1951, an 8-0 home victory over Boston Red Sox; Yankees clinch pennant #18
  • 1951-10-09 Gil McDougald's World Series grand slam helps Yanks beat Giants 13-1

Sports History

1951-10-10 Baseball World Series: two-time defending champion NY Yankees beat NY Giants, 4-3 at Yankee Stadium for 4-2 series victory; MVP: Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto

  • 1951-11-04 NY Giants & NY Yanks score back-to-back TDs on kickoff returns

Sports History

1951-11-08 New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra wins 1st of his 3 MVP awards

  • 1951-11-15 NY Yankee Gil McDougald wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 1952-01-19 NFL purchases struggling football franchise, New York Yanks from owner Ted Collins; moves club to Dallas, Texas
  • 1952-01-24 First NFL team in Texas; Dallas Texans, formerly NY Yanks; loses 11 of 12 games
  • 1952-08-25 Detroit Tiger Virgil Trucks 2nd no-hitter of yr, beats Yankees, 1-0
  • 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
  • 1952-09-26 Yanks clinch 4th straight & 19th AL pennant, beating A's 5-2
  • 1952-10-07 Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 4-2 at Ebbets Field in Game 7 to tie own record 4th straight WS; MVP: NY 1B Johnny Mize

Sports History

1952-11-30 Jackie Robinson accuses the NY Yankees of racial bias on national television

  • 1953-05-17 Yanks & Browns use record 41 players in a game
  • 1953-05-22 Yankee Irv Noren hits into a triple-play, Yanks beat Wash 12-4
  • 1953-06-14 Yanks sweep Indians 6-2, 3-0 before 74,708 win streak at 18 straight
  • 1953-06-15 Browns end Yankees win streak at 18 & Browns 14-game losing streak
  • 1953-06-15 NY Yankees first baseman Johnny Mize is 93rd MLB player to get 2,000 hits
  • 1953-06-16 Despite Johnny Mize 2,000th hit, NY Yankees lose ending an 18 game winning streak and also ending St Louis Brown 14 game losing streak
  • 1953-08-04 New York Yankees Vic Raschi sets MLB record for a pitcher by driving in 7 runs in a 15-0 win v Detroit
  • 1953-09-14 Yanks clinch 5th straight pennant with 8-5 win over Indians
  • 1953-10-01 Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Carl Erskine sets a Baseball World Series record with 14 strikeouts in a 3-2 Game 3 win against NY Yankees at Ebbets Field
  • 1953-10-03 NY Yankees legendary center fielder Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam off Russ Meyer; Bronx Bombers hold on to win, 11-7 v Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5 of Baseball World Series; NY wins series, 4-2

Sports History

1953-10-04 50th Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 4-3 at Yankee Stadium for 4-2 series win; Yankees record 5th consecutive WS; MVP: NY 2B Billy Martin

  • 1953-10-28 Red Barber, resigns as Dodger sportscaster to join Yankees
  • 1954-04-15 Yankees dedicate a plaque to Edward Barrow
  • 1954-08-31 Indians beat Yanks 6-1 for record tying 26 wins in August (1931 A's)
  • 1954-09-06 Yankees use a record 10 pinch hitters
  • 1954-09-12 Indians sweep Yanks at Municipal Stadium; largest AL crowd (86,563)
  • 1954-09-24 Yanks tie a record, 3 of their pinch hitters strike out in 1 inning
  • 1954-09-26 A's defeats Yanks 8-6 in last game franchise will play in Philadelphia
  • 1954-12-01 NY Yankees and Baltimore Orioles complete largest trade in MLB history as 17 players, including Don Larsen, Gene Woodling, Bob Turley change teams; first phase of transaction began November 18 and concludes today after the MLB draft
  • 1955-01-29 John Williams Cox buys Yankee Stadium, sells grounds to Knights of Columbus, later leaves structure to Rice University (1962)
  • 1955-04-14 26-year-old catcher/outfielder Elston Howard becomes first African-American to play for NY Yankees; hits single with 1 RBI in 8-4 loss to Boston Red Sox
  • 1955-06-05 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 550' HR off Chicago Billy Pierce
  • 1955-07-23 NY Yankees Bob Cerv and E Howard are 1st to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • 1955-09-16 Yankee Mickey Mantle pulls a hamstring muscle running out a bunt
  • 1955-09-23 Yanks clinch pennant by beating Red Sox, 3-2
  • 1955-09-28 1st World Series color TV broadcast on NBC-TV (Yanks beat Dodgers)
  • 1955-10-04 Baseball World Series: Brooklyn Dodgers win their first WS with a 2-0 victory against arch-rival NY Yankees at Yankee Stadium in Game 7; MVP: Brooklyn pitcher Johnny Podres
  • 1955-10-20 Yanks begin 16-game exhibition in Japan
  • 1956-01-27 NFL's New York Giants move their home from the Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan to Yankee Stadium in The Bronx
  • 1956-05-30 Mickey Mantle misses by 18 inches hitting 1st home run out of Yankee Stadium in the first game of a doubleheader against the Washington Senators

Baseball Record

1956-07-20 Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford ties AL record of 6 straight strike-outs

Sports History

1956-08-26 Yankees announce purchase of outfielder Enos Slaughter from KC

  • 1956-09-11 New York Yankees Yogi Berra ties career record for HRs (236) by a catcher
  • 1956-09-17 Yanks clinch pennant #22 on Mantle's 50th homer of year
  • 1956-09-21 New York Yankees set dubious MLB record, stranding 20 on base; Mickey Mantle hits a 500' plus homer but rival Boston Red Sox win 13-9 at Fenway Park
  • 1956-09-29 Yanks Mickey Mantle hits his 52nd HR of season
  • 1956-10-03 Sal Maglie pitches a complete game as Brooklyn Dodgers beat NY Yankees, 6-3 in Game 1 of Baseball World Series at Ebbets Field; Yankees win series, 4-3
  • 1956-10-05 Catcher Yogi Berra becomes 4th NY Yankee to hit a Baseball World Series grand slam in Game 2 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn; Dodgers win, 13-8 but lose series, 4-3
  • 1956-10-08 Yankees pitcher Don Larsen throws a perfect game as New York beats Brooklyn Dodgers, 2-0 in Game 5 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium
  • 1956-10-10 Baseball World Series: Behind Yogi Berra's 2 HRs, NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 9-0 in Game 7 at Ebbets Field; MVP: Yankees pitcher Don Larsen
  • 1956-12-18 Phil Rizzuto signs as NY Yankees radio-TV announcer
  • 1957-04-20 Yankee Bill Skowron becomes 3rd player to hit a ball out of Fenway
  • 1957-05-16 Yanks involved in Copacabana Incident, leads to Billy Martin trade
  • 1957-06-15 Yanks trade Billy Martin & Ralph Terry for Ryne Duran
  • 1957-10-02 New York Yankees appear in their 25th Baseball World Series; beat Milwaukee Braves, 3-1 in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium; lose series, 4-3
  • 1957-10-10 Baseball World Series: Milwaukee Braves beat NY Yankees, 5-0 at Yankee Stadium to clinch 4 games to 3 series victory; MVP: Braves pitcher Lew Burdette (3-0)
  • 1957-12-07 Tony Kubek of the Yanks selected as AL Rookie of the Year
  • 1958-01-15 New York Yankees announce that 140 MLB games to be televised on WPIX TV this season in a deal worth over $1 million dollars
  • 1958-05-02 Yanks threaten to broadcast games nationwide if NL goes ahead with plans to broadcast, games into NYC
  • 1958-06-02 Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford fans 6 in a row to tie an AL record
  • 1958-09-14 Yankees win 24th pennant, & 9th under Casey Stengel
  • 1958-09-20 Baltimore Oriole knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm no-hits NY Yankees 1-0
  • 1958-10-09 MLB World Series: NY Yankees beat Braves, 6-2 at County Stadium in Milwaukee, clinch 4 games to 3 series triumph; MVP: Yankees pitcher Bob Turley
  • 1958-11-12 Bob Turley of NY Yankees wins Cy Young Award
  • 1958-12-05 Phils drop plans for NY sportcast as Yanks threat to do same in Philadelphia

Sports History

1958-12-14 Pat Summerall kicks game winning field goal for the New York Giants against the Cleveland Browns at Yankee Stadium

Sports History

1959-05-07 "Roy Campanella Night" Largest baseball crowd at 93,103 at the LA Coliseum see Yankees beat Dodgers 6-2 in exhibition game

  • 1959-05-11 New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra's errorless streak of 148 games ends
  • 1959-05-20 Yanks sink to last place, 1st time since May 25, 1940

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