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Today in New York Yankee History (Part 6)

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  • 1973-09-30 New York Yankees close 50th year at Yankee Stadium with an 8-5 loss to Detroit Tigers for an 80-82 season record; manager Ralph Houk resigns
  • 1973-10-23 Yankee GM & pres Lee MacPhail named AL president
  • 1973-12-18 Yanks sign Dick Williams as manager, overturned later by AL Pres

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1973-12-20 AL president Joe Cronin refuses to allow Dick Williams to manage Yankees

Baseball Player and Manager Joe Cronin
Baseball Player and Manager
Joe Cronin
  • 1974-04-06 Yankees 1st home game at Shea Stadium, while Yankee Stadium is renovated; beat Cleveland Indians 6-1
  • 1974-04-19 Oriole Al Bumbry hits an inside-the-park HR against NY Yankees
  • 1974-04-26 Yankees trade Peterson, Beene, Kline & Buskey to Indians for Chambliss, Tidrow & Upshaw
  • 1974-07-08 Yank shortstop Jim Mason ties record with 4 doubles in 9 inn game

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1974-08-12 Yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford become 1st teammates inducted to hall of fame on same day

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1974-10-17 Oakland A's beat LA Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 71st World Series makes A's only team other than Yanks to win 3 straight series
  • 1974-10-22 MLB New York Yankees trade outfielder Bobby Murcer to San Francisco Giants for outfielder Bobby Bonds
  • 1974-12-31 New York Yankees sign Cy Young Award winner Jim "Catfish" Hunter for 5 years for a record $3.75 million from the Oakland A's

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1975-04-08 Frank Robinson debuts as 1st African American baseball manager (Cleveland Indians beat New York Yankees, 5-3)

Baseball Outfielder and Manager Frank Robinson
Baseball Outfielder and Manager
Frank Robinson
  • 1975-06-10 Yanks sponsor Army Day at temporary home, Shea Stadium during 21-gun salute, part of fence is blown away, & another part is set afire
  • 1975-07-19 New York Yankees catcher Thurman Munson's 1st-inning single & RBI are nullified because tar on his bat handle exceeds 18" limit; Minnesota Twins win, 2-1

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1975-12-11 Great Yankee trade getting Willie Randolph, Dock Ellis & Ken Brett from Pirates for George "Doc" Medich

MLB Second Baseman and Manager Willie Randolph
MLB Second Baseman and Manager
Willie Randolph
  • 1976-04-10 Brewers' Don Money's grand slammer disallowed-Yanks win 9-7
  • 1976-04-15 Yankee stadium reopens, Yanks beat Twins after trailing 4-0
  • 1976-06-15 In a blockbuster MLB trade, NY Yankees send May, Martinez, Pagan, MacGregor & Demsey to Baltimore Orioles for Holtzman, Alexander, Grant Jackson, Elrod Henrick & Jim Freeman

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1976-06-18 Bowie Kuhn voids A's sales, totaling $35 million, of Joe Rudi & Rollie Fingers to Red Sox, & Vida Blue to Yankees

MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn
MLB Commissioner
Bowie Kuhn
  • 1976-08-25 Yanks beat Twins 5-4 in 19 innings
  • 1976-10-09 Yanks 1st AL Championship game, beat Royals 4-1
  • 1976-10-14 Chris Chambliss' 9th inning lead off homer gives NY Yanks pennant #30
  • 1976-10-14 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 2
  • 1976-10-17 Coldest World Series game Yankees vs Cincinnati, 39 degrees F (until 1997)
  • 1976-10-21 Cincinnati Reds sweep NY Yankees, in 73rd World Series
  • 1976-10-21 New York Yankees catcher Thurman Munson ties World Series mark of 6 straight singles in Games 3 & 4; Yankees swept by Cincinnati Reds, 4-0

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1976-10-28 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (NY Yankees)

Baseball Player and Manager Billy Martin
Baseball Player and Manager
Billy Martin

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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
  • 1977-04-21 Billy Martin pulls Yankee line-up out of a hat, beats Blue Jays 8-6
  • 1977-06-19 Red Sox set 3 game record of 16 HRs, all against Yanks
  • 1977-06-30 Yankee DH Cliff Johnson hit 3 consecutive HRs in Toronto
  • 1977-07-19 48th MLB All Star Game, Yankee Stadium, NYC, NY: NL wins, 7-5; MVP: Don Sutton, LA Dodgers, P
  • 1977-08-16 Yanks blow 9-4 lead in 9th but beat Chicago 11-10 in bottom of 9th
  • 1977-08-27 Toby Harrah and Bump Wills hit back-to-back inside-the-park-homers off Yankee Ken Clay at Yankee Stadium, Rangers won 8-2
  • 1977-08-28 NY Yankee Ron Guidry faces just 28 men & beats Texas Rangers 1-0
  • 1977-09-05 Cleveland Indians stage 1st "I hate the Yankee Hanky Night"
  • 1977-09-06 Angels acquire Dave Kingman from Padres for cash, 9 days later Yankees buy Kingman (started with Mets) who plays in all 4 divisions in 1977
  • 1977-09-10 Blue Jays beat Yankees 19-3 with 20 hits
  • 1977-09-17 Dave Kingman hits his 1st Yankee homer, Reggie hits 2 more
  • 1977-10-01 New York Yankees end MLB season with 100-62 record; win 2nd consecutive AL East title; go on the win World Series 4-2 v LA Dodgers
  • 1977-10-06 Yankees win AL pennant by rallying for 3 runs in 9th to beat KC Royals 5-3 in 5th & deciding playoff game
  • 1977-10-09 Yanks rally for 3 in 9th & beat Royals 5-3 for pennant #31
  • 1977-10-09 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 2
  • 1977-10-12 "Throwaway Game" Catfish Hunter loses WS 6-1 resting Yank pitchers
  • 1977-10-18 NY Yankees win their 21st World Championship, 4 games
  • 1977-10-18 Yanks beat Dodgers 8-4 for 21st world championship, 1st in 15 years
  • 1977-12-12 Yanks purchase Andy Messersmith from Braves
  • 1978-06-10 Yankees trade Ken Holzman for Ron Davis
  • 1978-06-17 Ron Guidry sets Yankee record with 18 strike-outs
  • 1978-07-02 MLB pitcher Ron Guidry beats Detroit 3-2 for a NY Yankee record 13-0 start to the season
  • 1978-07-17 NY Yankee manager Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson fight in dug out after Jackson refuses to bunt, causing Martin to suspend him
  • 1978-07-19 New York Yankees start historic 14 game comeback with 2-0 win over the Minnesota Twins at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, MN
  • 1978-07-23 Mayence returns to helps Yankees win their 5th straight game
  • 1978-07-24 Billy Martin resigns as Yankee manager after "one is a born liar the other a convicted one" comment about Steinbrenner and Jackson
  • 1978-07-25 Robert Granville "Bob" Lemon replaces Billy Martin as Yankee manager
  • 1978-07-27 Indians Duane Kuiper is 3rd to hit 2 bases-loaded triples (vs Yanks)
  • 1978-07-28 At Old Timer's Game it's announced Martin will again manage Yankees
  • 1978-07-29 On Old Timer's Day, NY Yankees announce that Billy Martin will return as NY Yankee manager in 1980 and Bob Lemon will become GM
  • 1978-08-27 Yankee Catfish Hunter's 6-2 win gives him a perfect 6-0 in Aug 1978
  • 1978-09-02 Yankees right fielder Reggie Jackson hits his 20th HR of the season in a 6-2 home win over Seattle; 19th MLB player to hit 20 HR in 11 straight years
  • 1978-09-07 1st game of Boston Massacre, NY Yankees beat Red Sox, 15-3
  • 1978-09-08 2nd game of Boston Massacre; NY Yankees beat Red Sox, 13-2
  • 1978-09-09 3rd game of Boston Massacre; NY Yankees beat Red Sox, 7-0
  • 1978-09-10 4th game of Boston Massacre; NY Yankees beat Red Sox, 7-4 to tie for AL East 1st place; Yanks out hit arch rivals, 67-21; score 42-9
  • 1978-09-13 New York Yankees recover from 14 games behind to gain sole possession of AL East 1st place with 7-3 win over the Tigers in Detroit
  • 1978-09-16 New York Yankees beat Boston Red Sox, 3-2; at Yankee Stadium; Blue Bombers 6th win over arch rivals in 2 weeks
  • 1978-09-17 After 6 losses to the New York Yankees in September, the Boston Red Sox finally score a 7-3 win over their arch rivals at Yankee Stadium
  • 1978-10-02 NY Yankees win 3rd straight AL East title beating Boston Red Sox, 5-4 in a dramatic single playoff game; Ron Guidry wins #25 aided by Bucky Dent's 3-run homer

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1978-10-06 Royals' George Brett hits 3 HRs, Yanks win championship game 3, 6-5

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1978-10-07 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 1
  • 1978-10-08 Yanks win 3rd straight AL Championship, all against Kansas City
  • 1978-10-10 Yanks & Dodgers play in World Series # 75
  • 1978-10-13 Graig Nettles at 3rd makes many spectacular plays in WS game 3 as Guidry beats Dodgers, after trailing 2 games to 0 Yanks win next 4
  • 1978-10-14 NY Yank Reggie Jackson causes World Series controversy by getting in the way of a throw to 1st & deflects the ball away
  • 1978-10-17 NY Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2 in 75th World Series
  • 1978-10-17 Yanks win 22nd World Championship capping their great comeback year
  • 1978-11-10 NY Yankees trade Lyle, Rajsich, McCall, Heath and Ramos to Texas for Righetti, Mirabella, Beniquez, Jemison and Griffin
  • 1979-06-18 Billy Martin becomes Yankee manager (2nd time), replacing Bob Lemon
  • 1979-06-19 In NYC 36,211 show up to witness return of Billy Martin as manager of the New York Yankees

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1979-09-12 Carl Yastrzemski gets his 3,000th hit off NY Yankee Jim Beattie

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1979-09-16 Catfish Hunter Day at Yankee Stadium
  • 1979-10-28 Dick Howser (best Yank manager win-lost pct .636) returns to New York, replacing Billy Martin
  • 1979-10-29 Billy Martin fired as Yankee manager (2nd time)
  • 1980-05-14 Bucky Dent hits an inside park HR, Royals walk 14 Yanks including 5 with bases loaded, Yanks win 16-3
  • 1980-07-03 Biggest MLB crowd in 7 years, 73,096 watch Indians beat NY Yankees, 7-0 at Cleveland Stadium
  • 1980-08-11 Yanks Reggie Jackson hits his 400th HR off Chicago's Britt Burns
  • 1980-08-20 NY Yankee Bob Watson hits Seattle Kingdome speaker, 2nd straight day
  • 1980-09-20 Bronze plaque dedicated to memory of catcher Thurman Munson unveiled at Yankee Stadium: Munson died in plane crash in 1979
  • 1980-10-10 Yanks lose 4-2 & are swept by Royals in AL Championship series
  • 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

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1980-12-15 NY Yankee Dave Winfield becomes highest-paid player, 10 years $15M

Baseball Hall of Fame Outfielder Dave Winfield
Baseball Hall of Fame Outfielder
Dave Winfield
  • 1981-05-04 Yankee Ron Davis strikes out 8 consecutive Angels, ran record of 13 strikeouts of last 14 faced, also saved Gene Nelsons 1st win, 4-2
  • 1981-05-05 16th and final MLB pre-season Mayor's Trophy Game prior to inter-league play; NY Mets beat NY Yankees, 4-1 to hold 8-7-1 edge
  • 1981-09-06 Robert Granville "Bob" Lemon named NY Yankee manager for 2nd time
  • 1981-09-12 Red Sox rookie Bob Ojeda no-hits Yanks for 8 innings before Rick Cerone & Dave Winfield lead off 9th with back-to-back doubles
  • 1981-10-07 In 1st Eastern Division championship Yanks beat Brewers 5-3
  • 1981-10-11 Yanks beat Brewers 7-3 & win only Eastern Championship Series

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