Today in New York Yankee History (Part 5)

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  • 1958-05-02 Yanks threaten to broadcast games nationwide if NL goes ahead with plans to broadcast, games into NYC

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1958-06-02 Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford fans 6 in a row to tie an AL record

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford

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1958-09-14 Yankees win 24th pennant, & 9th under Casey Stengel

Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel
Baseball Hall of Fame Manager
Casey Stengel
  • 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
  • 1958-11-12 Bob Turley of Yankees wins Cy Young Award
  • 1958-12-05 Phils drop plans for NY sportcast as Yanks threat to do same in Philadelphia

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

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall

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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

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

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1959-05-11 New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra's errorless streak of 148 games ends

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 1959-05-20 Yanks sink to last place, 1st time since May 25, 1940
  • 1959-07-12 NBC uses cameras to show catchers signals during Yankee-Red Sox game

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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

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris

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1960-07-04 Yankees outfielder Mickey Mantle hits 3-run homer vs Washington, 18th MLB player to hit 300 HRs

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

  • 1960-07-13 29th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Yankee Stadium, New York
  • 1960-09-10 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 643' HR over right field roof in Detroit
  • 1960-09-25 NY Yankees clinch AL pennant
  • 1960-10-03 New York Yankees beat rival Boston Red Sox, 8-7 at Yankee Stadium, ending season on 15 game winning streak & MLB record 193 HRs
  • 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)
  • 1960-10-20 Ralph Houk, 41, replaces Casey Stengel as Yankee manager
  • 1960-11-02 New York Yankees outfielder Roger Maris beats teammate Mickey Mantle for American League MVP Award, 225-222; second-closest vote ever
  • 1961-03-14 Former New York Yankees general manager George Weiss becomes first President of New York Mets after MLB expansion franchise formed
  • 1961-06-19 NY Yankee Roger Maris hits his 25th of 61 HRs
  • 1961-07-02 Amidst 5 NY Yankee homers v Washington, Roger Maris hits 29th and 30th en route to 61 for the season
  • 1961-09-20 Roger Maris hits home run # 59 & barely misses # 60 in game 154 of the season. Yanks clinch pennant #26
  • 1961-10-01 NY Yankees right-fielder Roger Maris becomes MLB’s all-time home run leader when he passes Babe Ruth's mark with No. 61 off Boston rookie Tracy Stallard in 1-0 win at Yankee Stadium
  • 1961-10-04 NY Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford records 3rd straight Baseball World Series shutout in Yankees 2-0 win v Cincinnati Reds in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium; NY wins series, 4-1
  • 1961-10-09 NY Yankees beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 1 in 58th World Series
  • 1961-10-09 Yank Whitey Ford breaks Ruth record of 29 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings in the World Series
  • 1961-10-09 World Series scoreless pitching streak Yanks beat Reds 4 games to 1

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1962-05-23 Joe Pepitone 2nd Yankee to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning (Joe DiMaggio)

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone
  • 1962-06-24 Outfielder Jack Reed hits his only MLB home run in the 22nd-inning as NY Yankees edge Detroit Tigers, 9-7 in slowest extra-inning game in league history; 7:00 hours
  • 1962-07-06 NY Yankees 'M&M boys' Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit 2 HRs each in 7-5 win v Twins, Mantle his 4th consecutive homer

  • 1962-09-25 Yankees clinch AL pennant

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1962-10-04 Willie Mays scores in the 2nd inning for the Giants ending Whitey Ford's record Baseball World Series consecutive scoreless inning streak at ​33 2⁄3; Yankees beat Giants, 6-2 in Game 1 and 4-3 in the series

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford

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1963-10-02 LA Dodgers' Sandy Koufax strikes out World Series record 15 NY Yankees in Game 1 of the Baseball World Series at Yankee Stadium; Dodgers win, 5-2 and sweep series, 4-0

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax
  • 1963-10-06 LA Dodgers sweep NY Yankees, in 60th World Series
  • 1963-10-23 New York Yankees name Yogi Berra as manager, replacing Ralph Houk who becomes the team's general manager
  • 1963-11-07 New York Yankee catcher Elston Howard is first African-American to be voted AL MVP
  • 1964-08-20 Yankee Phil Linz plays harmonica on bus despite Yogi Berra's orders
  • 1964-10-03 NY Yankees beat Cleveland Indians, 8-3 to clinch Bronx Bombers 5th consecutive AL pennant, and 29th in club's history
  • 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
  • 1964-10-17 New York Yankees catcher fire Manager Yogi Berra
  • 1964-11-02 Columbia Broadcasting System buys 80% share in the New York Yankees Baseball Club for $11.2 million; later purchases club outright
  • 1965-04-09 1st game at Astrodome, Houston beats Yankees 2-1 in exhibition as Mickey Mantle hits 1st indoor homerun

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1965-05-16 Baltimore Oriole Jim Palmer's pitching debut, beats Yankees 7-5 & homers

Baseball Player Jim Palmer
Baseball Player
Jim Palmer
  • 1965-06-06 Yankees Tom Tresh bangs 3 consecutive HRs beating White Sox 12-0
  • 1965-07-20 NY Yankee pitcher Mel Stottlemyre hits an inside-the-park grand slam
  • 1965-09-18 Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium: Mantle play his 2,000th game
  • 1965-10-03 Whitey Ford notches win #232 in season ending 11-5 victory v Boston Red Sox; becomes Yankees' winningest pitcher
  • 1966-05-07 NY Yankees fire manager Johnny Keane
  • 1966-07-25 Yankee manager Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame
  • 1966-09-11 Johnny Miller becomes 1st Yank to hit a HR on his 1st at bat
  • 1966-09-19 Mike Burke named Yankees pres
  • 1966-09-22 Only 413 show up at a Yankee Stadium game
  • 1966-09-25 Smallest Yankee stadium crowd, 413 see White Sox win 4-1
  • 1966-12-08 A terrible Yankee trade, Roger Maris for Card's Charlie Smith
  • 1967-05-14 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career HR #500 off Baltimore Oriole's Stu Miller
  • 1967-05-30 Yankee Whitey Ford, nearing 41, announces his retirement from baseball
  • 1967-06-07 NY Yankees draft Ron Blomberg #1
  • 1967-06-21 Yanks take 5-3 lead in 11th & lose 6-5, in 2nd game Red Sox lead 3-2 in 9th & Yanks beat them 6-3
  • 1967-07-26 Twins beat Yanks 3-2 in 18
  • 1967-08-29 Yanks longest day, Red Sox take 1st game 2-1 in 9, Yanks win 2nd game in 20, 4-3 a total of 8 hours & 19 minutes
  • 1967-10-04 St Louis Cardinals beat Boston Red Sox, 2-1 in Game 1 of Baseball World Series at Fenway Park; first Fall Classic since 1948 not to feature Yankees, Giants or Dodgers; Cards win series, 4-3
  • 1968-04-30 3 Oriole pitchers walk 14 NY Yankees in a 9 inning game

  • 1968-06-03 Yanks turn 21st triple-play in their history lose 4-3 to Twins
  • 1968-08-23 Yanks & Tigers play 3-3 tie in 19 due to 1 AM curfew
  • 1968-08-25 NY Yankee outfield Rocky Colavito pitches second 2/3 innings and beats Tigers 6-5; he played right field in second game and homered
  • 1968-11-19 Yankees pitcher Stan Bahnsen wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 1969-03-01 New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle announces his retirement due to persistent knee injuries; finishes 18-season career with 536 home runs and .298 batting average

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1969-04-07 Ted Williams begins managing Washington Senators, they lose to Yanks 8-4

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1969-06-08 MLB legend Mickey Mantle gives his farewell retirement speech during "Mickey Mantle Day" at Yankee Stadium, 60,096 see #7 retired
  • 1969-08-29 Joe Pepitone quits Yanks after being fined $500 for leaving the bench
  • 1969-09-02 Ralph Houk signs 3-year contract to manage New York Yankees at $65,000 a season, then the biggest salary in MLB
  • 1970-04-12 Yankees dedicate plaques to Mickey Mantle & Joe DiMaggio
  • 1970-04-22 Senators beat Yankees 2-1 in 18 innings
  • 1970-08-08 NY Yankees honor Casey Stengel, retiring his number 37 (BTG was there)
  • 1970-11-25 New York Yankees catcher Thurman Munson wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 1971-02-10 Bill White becomes 1st African American baseball announcer (NY Yankees)
  • 1971-09-30 Last Washington Senator home game, Yanks win career 5th forfeit game Yanks trailing 4-2 in 9th with 2 outs, fans rush field
  • 1972-03-22 Yankees trade Danny Cater to the Red Sox for Sparky Lyle
  • 1972-03-23 NY Yankees agree to continue playing ball in the Bronx
  • 1972-08-08 NY Yanks sign 30-year lease to play in remodeled Yankee Stadium
  • 1972-11-27 Yanks trade Ellis, Torres & Spikes to Indians for Nettles & Moses
  • 1972-12-02 In 1 of their worst trades Yanks get Rich McKinney for Stan Bahnsen

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1973-01-03 A 12-man syndicate led by Michael Burke and George Steinbrenner III buys MLB's New York Yankees from CBS for US$10 million

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 1973-03-05 Yankee pitchers Peterson & Kekich announce they swapped wives
  • 1973-04-06 Yankee Ron Blomberg becomes 1st designated hitter, he walks
  • 1973-06-12 Yanks trade wife swapper Mike Kekich for Lowell Palmer

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