Today in New York Yankee History (Part 7)

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  • 1979-10-28 Dick Howser (best Yank mngr win-lost pct .636) replaces 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

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1980-08-11 Yanks Reggie Jackson hits his 400th HR off Chicago's Britt Burns

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 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
  • 1980-12-15 NY Yankee Dave Winfield becomes highest-paid player, 10 years $15M
  • 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 Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 4-1, 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
  • 1981-10-14 Yank Graig Nettles is 1st to get 2 hits in same inning of an ALSC game
  • 1981-10-15 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0
  • 1981-10-26 LA Dodgers beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 2 in 78th World Series
  • 1981-10-28 NY Yankee George Frazier loses 3 World Series games

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1981-11-30 NY Yankee Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year Award

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti
  • 1982-04-25 Yanks fire manager Bob Lemon & replaces him with Gene Michael
  • 1982-04-26 Gene Michael becomes NY Yankee manager for 2nd time
  • 1982-08-03 Pitching coach Clyde King becomes NY Yankees 3rd manager of the season replacing Gene Michaels after Yanks swept at home by Chicago WS
  • 1982-11-26 Clyde King named Yankee manager
  • 1983-01-10 NY Supreme Court issues a preliminary injunction barring NY Yankees from playing season-opening series against Tigers in Denver
  • 1983-01-11 Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 3rd time

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1983-05-30 AL President Lee MacPhail suspends Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for one week, for his public criticism of umpires

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 1983-06-20 New York Yankees 5-time MLB All Star outfielder Bobby Murcer retires
  • 1983-07-04 NY Yankee pitcher Dave Righetti no-hits the Boston Red Sox, 4-0 at Yankee Stadium

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1983-07-24 Pine Tar Game: George Brett's HR disallowed against Yanks (overturned)

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1983-08-18 Royals defeat Yanks, 5-4, completing "pine-tar" game (12 minutes). Hal McRae strikes out & Dan Quisenberry retires Yankees in order

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1983-12-16 Yogi Berra named Yankee manager for 2nd time

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 1984-02-08 A's take Yankees pitcher Tim Belcher as Type A free agent compensation
  • 1984-07-04 New York Yankees pitcher Phil Niekro strikes out Larry Parish (Texas Rangers) to become the 9th player to reach the 3,000 MLB strikeout milestone

  • 1984-09-30 NY Yankee Don Mattingly wins AL batting crown with .343 avg

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1984-12-05 A's trade Rickey Henderson to Yankees for Jay Howell & Jose Rijo

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1984-12-05 Yankees trade catcher Rick Cerone to Braves for pitcher Brian Fisher
  • 1984-12-27 Padres' free agent pitcher Ed Whitson signs with NY Yankees
  • 1985-04-28 Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 4th time

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1985-07-13 NY Yankees retire Roger Maris (9) and Elston Howard (32) uniforms

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 1985-08-04 New York Yankees retire champion Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop Phil Rizzuto's #10
  • 1985-08-04 Tom Seaver of Chicago White Sox becomes 17th pitcher to win 300 MLB career games, beating New York, 4-1; 54,032 at Yankee Stadium
  • 1985-08-29 NY Yank Don Baylor is hit by a pitch for a record 190th time
  • 1985-09-15 Yanks trade Jim Deshaies to Astros for 40-year-old Joe Niekro
  • 1985-09-25 Rickey Henderson steals Yankee record 75th base of season
  • 1985-10-06 Yankee Phil Niekro becomes 18th pitcher to win 300 games & also at 46 becomes oldest to pitch a shut-out beating Toronto 8-0
  • 1985-10-17 Lou Piniella named NY Yankee manager
  • 1985-10-27 Billy Martin is fired by Yankees for 4th time
  • 1985-11-20 NY Yankee Don Mattingly easily wins AL MVP
  • 1986-05-03 NY Yankee Don Mattingly is 6th to hit 3 sacrifice flies in a game
  • 1986-06-08 Longest 9 inning AL game (4h16m), Baltimore Orioles beat Yankees 18-9
  • 1986-07-09 Padres trade pitcher Tim Stoddard to Yankees for pitcher Ed Whitson
  • 1986-10-04 NY Yankees closer Dave Righetti saves both doubleheader games at Fenway Park for 5-3 and 3-1 wins v Boston; Righetti's MLB record 46th save
  • 1987-04-11 Yankees score 12 runs in 7th inning vs KC Royals
  • 1987-05-27 Yank Phil Niekro is 3rd pitcher to make 700th start (Young & Sutton)
  • 1987-06-06 NY Yankees play their 13,000th game
  • 1987-06-26 Losing 9-0 to Red Sox, Yanks score 11 in 3rd & win 12-11 in 10 inn
  • 1987-06-29 Yanks blow 11-4 lead but trailing 14-11 Dave Winfield's 8th inning grand slammer beats Toronto 15-14; Mattingly also grand slams
  • 1987-07-18 NY Yanks Don Mattingly ties record of HRs in 8 cons games
  • 1987-09-29 NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits record 6th grand slam of year
  • 1987-10-19 Woody Woodward resigns as NY Yankee GM, Lou Piniella is named GM and Billy Martin is named NY Yankee manager for 5th & final time
  • 1988-04-20 Yanks HR 9,999 (D Winfield) 10,000 (C Washington) 10,001 (J Clarke)
  • 1988-04-30 NY Yank Dave Winfield gets his 29th RBI of April-Sets AL & ties ML Rec
  • 1988-06-04 Rickey Henderson steals 2 bases for record 249 as a NY Yankee
  • 1988-06-11 Yanks' Rick Rhoden becomes 1st pitcher to DH (0 for 1 with an RBI)
  • 1988-06-23 Yanks manager Billy Martin's 5th term ends, Lou Pinella named manager
  • 1988-07-27 Baseball star Tommy John commits record 3 errors on 1 play as Yanks rout Brewers 16-3
  • 1988-10-07 Lou Piniella is fired as manager of Yankees for 2nd time
  • 1988-10-17 Dallas Green replaces Lou Pinella as manager of NY Yankees
  • 1988-11-23 Yankees sign free agent 2nd-baseman Steve Sax to 3-year contract
  • 1988-12-09 NY Yankees sign 12-year television contract with MSG for $500M
  • 1989-01-25 NY Yankees owner George Steinbrenner meets with Pope John Paul II
  • 1989-02-03 Baseball's National League announces Yanks' broadcaster Bill White will its 1st African American President
  • 1989-02-26 NY Yankees announce that Tom Seaver is their new TV sportscaster
  • 1989-03-06 Yanks beat Mets 6-4 in exhibition game (1st meeting since 1985)
  • 1989-04-04 NY Yankee Tommy John ties record of playing 26 seasons, his 287th win puts him 19th overall as Yanks beat Twins on opening day 4-2
  • 1989-05-24 NY Yankee hurler Lee Gutterman sets record of pitching 30-2/3 innings before giving up his 1st run of season
  • 1989-06-15 Baltimore Orioles pull their 9th triple play (vs Yankees)
  • 1989-06-21 Carlton Fisk becomes AL catcher HR hitter, 307th at Yankee stadium
  • 1989-06-21 Yankees trade Rickey Henderson to A's for Plunk, Cadaret & Polonia
  • 1989-07-12 NY Yankee pitching great Ron Guidry retires (170-91 .651, 3.29 ERA)
  • 1989-08-18 Bucky Dent replaces Dallas Green as NY Yankee manager

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1989-09-10 Five days after hitting a HR for Yankees in a 12-2 win over the Mariners, MLB and NFL player Deion Sanders returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown, his first

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • 1989-10-13 Bob Quinn resigns as NY Yankee VP/GM & replaced by Harding Peterson
  • 1990-04-09 Don Mattingly signs a $19.7 million 5-year contract with Yankees
  • 1990-05-11 NY Yankees trade Dave Winfield to Angels for Mike Witt
  • 1990-05-23 NY Yankees hit 6 home runs to beat Minnesota Twins 12-0
  • 1990-06-06 Stump Merrill replaces Bucky Dent as NY Yankee manager

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1990-06-11 Nolan Ryan pitches his 6th no-hitter beating Oakland, in 9th he retires Ken Phelps, Rickey Henderson & Willie Randolph (all ex Yanks)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
MLB Second Baseman and Manager Willie Randolph
MLB Second Baseman and Manager
Willie Randolph
  • 1990-06-12 NY Yankee reliever Dave Righetti becomes 9th to record 200 saves
  • 1990-06-21 At Yankee Stadium rally, Nelson Mandela dons a NY Yankee baseball cap and proclaims "I am a Yankee!"

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1990-06-22 Billy Joel performs a concert at Yankee Stadium

Pianist, Songwriter and Composer Billy Joel
Pianist, Songwriter and Composer
Billy Joel
  • 1990-06-22 Longest game in Toronto, Yanks beat Blue Jays 8-7 in 15 inns
  • 1990-07-12 Chicago White Sox Melido Perez no-hits Yankees 8-0 in a rain shortened 6 inning game at Yankee Stadium (7th no-hitter of 1990)
  • 1990-07-17 NY Yankee Deion Sanders hits an inside park homer
  • 1990-07-19 Dave Righetti pitches in his 499th game as a NY Yankee, passing Whitey Ford in most appearances as a NY Yankee
  • 1990-07-30 George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner of Baseball Fay Vincent to resign as principal partner of NY Yankees
  • 1990-08-02 Yankees rookie 1st baseman Kevin Maas hits his 10th MLB homer in 6-5 loss v Detroit, fastest to reach that mark, just 77 at bats

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