Today in New York Yankee History (Part 4)

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  • 1947-09-30 In first televised World Series Baseball game, NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 5-3 in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium; also largest WS crowd to date, 73,365

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1947-10-02 New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra hits the first pinch-hit home run in Baseball World Series history off Ralph Branca in the 7th inning of a 9-8 loss to the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 3

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

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1947-10-05 Brooklyn outfielder Al Gionfriddo makes famous catch off Joe DiMaggio in Game 6 of Baseball World Series; Dodgers beat Yankees, 8-6; catch inspires "back-back-back" expression

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1947-10-06 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3, in 44th World Series
  • 1947-10-07 Larry MacPhail resigns as Yank GM after final game of World Series
  • 1947-12-14 Cleveland Browns beat NY Yankees 14-3 in AAFC championship game
  • 1948-01-29 Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the Yankees, Cubs and Phillies $500 each for signing high school players
  • 1948-03-29 Yanks & Red Sox tie at 2-2 in 17, spring training game
  • 1948-05-21 NY Yank Joe DiMaggio hits for cycle (single, double, triple, HR)
  • 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

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

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1948-09-24 Yanks, Boston & Cleveland are tied for 1st place in AL (91-56)

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

Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel
Baseball Hall of Fame Manager
Casey Stengel
  • 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 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1 in 46th World Series
  • 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 Hitting just .279, Yank great Joe DiMaggio is benched for 1st time
  • 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 star left-hander Curt Simmons' eligibility to play in World Series despite being on furlough from Army; Phillies swept, 4-0 by NY Yankees
  • 1950-10-07 NY Yankees sweep Philadelphia Phillies in 47th World Series
  • 1950-10-07 World Series Baseball: New York Yankees beat Philadelphia Phillies, 5-2 at Yankee Stadium to sweep series, 4-0 for 13th WS Championship
  • 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)
  • 1951-07-08 Yankee Joe DiMaggio and manager Casey Stengel feud
  • 1951-07-12 NY Yankees Allie Reynolds no-hits Cleveland Indians, 8-0
  • 1951-08-28 Braves sell pitcher Johnny Sain to the Yankees for $50,000

  • 1951-09-28 Allie Reynolds' 2nd no-hitter of 1951; Yanks clinch pennant #18
  • 1951-10-09 Gil McDougald's World Series grand slam helps Yanks beat Giants 13-1
  • 1951-10-10 Yanks beat Giants 4 games to 2 in World Series, DiMaggio's final game
  • 1951-11-04 NY Giants & NY Yanks score back-to-back TDs on kickoff returns
  • 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 takes control of NY Yanks
  • 1952-01-24 1st NFL team in Texas, Dallas Texans formerly NY Yanks
  • 1952-08-25 Det 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 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3 in 49th World Series
  • 1952-10-07 Yankees tie their own record of 4 consecutive World Series wins

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

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 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
  • 1953-10-02 Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Carl Erskine sets a Baseball World Series record with 14 strikeouts in a 3-2 Game 3 win against the New York Yankees.
  • 1953-10-04 NY Yankees slugging 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; Yankees win series, 4-2

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1953-10-05 50th Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 4-3 in Game 6 for 4-2 series win; NY 2nd baseman Billy Martin's 12 hits sets WS record; Yankees win record 5th consecutive WS

Baseball Player and Manager Billy Martin
Baseball Player and Manager
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 Brooklyn Dodgers win their first Baseball World Series with a 2-0 victory in Game 7 against arch-rival New York Yankees; Dodgers had lost their previous 7 World Series
  • 1955-10-20 Yanks begin 16-game exhibition in Japan
  • 1956-01-27 NFL's NY Giants switches games from Polo Grounds to Yankee Stadium
  • 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

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

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford

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1956-08-25 To make room for Enos Slaughter, NY Yanks release Phil Rizzuto

Sportscaster and MLB Shortstop Phil Rizzuto
Sportscaster and MLB Shortstop
Phil Rizzuto
  • 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 On Skowron's grand slammer NY Yanks beat Dodgers 9-0 in series game 7
  • 1956-12-18 Phil Rizzuto signs as NY Yankee 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 Braves' Lew Burdette beats Yankees for 3rd time in 1 World Series
  • 1957-10-10 Milwaukee Braves beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 54th World Series
  • 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

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