New York Yankee Team History (Part 7)

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Sports History

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

Baseball Record

1983-08-18 KC Royals defeat NY Yankees, 5-4, completing "pine-tar" game (12 minutes); Hal McRae strikes out & Dan Quisenberry retires Yankees in order

Sports History

1983-12-16 Yogi Berra named New York Yankees manager for 2nd time

  • 1984-02-08 A's take Yankees pitcher Tim Belcher as Type A free agent compensation

Baseball Record

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

Sports History

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

Sports History

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

  • 1984-12-05 New York Yankees trade catcher Rick Cerone to Atlanta Braves for pitcher Brian Fisher
  • 1984-12-27 Padres' free agent pitcher Ed Whitson signs with NY Yankees

Sports History

1985-04-28 Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 4th time

  • 1985-04-29 New York Yankees fire manager Yogi Berra 16 games into season, despite assurance from owner George Steinbrenner that he would be kept for the whole season. Billy Martin named as replacement.

Sports History

1985-07-13 New York Yankees retire Roger Maris (9) and Elston Howard (32) uniform numbers

Hall of Fame

1985-08-04 New York Yankees retire Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop Phil Rizzuto's #10

Sports History

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

Baseball Record

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 New York Yankees knuckleballer Phil Niekro is 3rd pitcher to make 700th start, joining Cy Young and Don 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
  • 1987-06-28 Boston outfielder Don Baylor sets MLB career hit-by-pitch mark at 244 when plunked by Rick Rhoden in Red Sox, 6-2 win over NY Yankees

Sports History

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

Sports History

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

Meeting of Interest

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

Sports History

1989-07-12 NY Yankee pitching great Ron Guidry retires (170-91 .651, 3.29 ERA)

Sports History

1989-08-17 Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken plays in his 1,208th consecutive game, moves to 3rd place all-time, behind NY Yankees Lou Gehrig and Boston Red Sox/NY Yankees Everett Scott

  • 1989-08-18 Bucky Dent replaces Dallas Green as NY Yankee manager

Sports History

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

Sports History

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)

  • 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!"

Music Concert

1990-06-22 Billy Joel performs a concert at Yankee Stadium, New York City

  • 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
  • 1990-08-03 NY Yankees rookie 1st baseman Kevin Maas sets a MLB record for hitting 10 home runs in the fewest at bats (72)
  • 1990-08-20 Gene Michael names NY Yankee VP/GM replacing Harding Peterson
  • 1990-08-20 George Steinbrenner steps down as NY Yankee owner
  • 1990-08-20 NY Yankee Kevin Maas is quickest to reach 15 HRs (approx 132 at bat)
  • 1990-09-09 Oakland beats NY 7-3 to complete a 12-game sweep of Yankees this year
  • 1990-09-10 1st time in NY Yankee history they are completely swept season series, Oakland A's beat them 12 games to 0
  • 1990-09-13 Robert E Nederlander appointed NY Yankee managing general partner
  • 1990-09-25 1st 8 NY Yankees hit safely vs Baltimore Orioles to tie record
  • 1990-10-03 Detroit 1st baseman Cecil Fielder becomes 11th player in MLB history to hit 50 HRs in a season; 50th & 51st in 10-3 win v NY Yankees at Yankee Stadium
  • 1991-02-28 Don Mattingly named 10th NY Yankee Captain
  • 1991-03-24 NY Yankees beat NY Mets, 9-3
  • 1991-03-30 1st exhibition baseball games at Joe Robbie Stadium (Yanks-Orioles)
  • 1991-05-01 A's outfielder Rickey Henderson steals all time MLB record 939th base in 7-4 win vs New York Yankees in Oakland

Sports History

1991-05-13 Yankee Stadium fans sing "Like a Virgin" to Jose Canseco

  • 1991-06-03 MLB Draft: East Carteret HS pitcher Brien Taylor first pick by New York Yankees
  • 1991-06-18 Yankee pitchers pick-off 3 Toronto Blue Jays
  • 1991-06-19 NY Yankee Steve Howe records his 1st major league save since 1987
  • 1991-07-19 With NY Yankee victory, 10 of 14 AL teams are at .500 or better
  • 1991-07-25 Seattle Jay Buhner hits a 479' HR in Yankee Stadium
  • 1991-07-29 Yankee Stadium fans throw cups and blowup dolls at Jose Canseco
  • 1991-09-11 NY Yankees final game at Baltimore Oriole's Memorial Stadium
  • 1991-09-22 NY MTA yanks 6,000 ads for "Dr Tusch" (Dr Jeffrey Lavigne)
  • 1991-09-28 NY Yankees set record of 75 games without a complete pitched game
  • 1991-10-29 Buck Showalter replaces Stump Merrill as NY Yankee manager
  • 1991-12-10 Howard Spira sentenced to 2½ years in prison for trying to extort money from Yankees owner George Steinbrenner
  • 1991-12-19 NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe arrested for cocaine possession
  • 1991-12-31 Daniel R. McCarthy elected NY Yankee managing general partner
  • 1992-01-06 NY Yankees sign free agent Danny Tartabul

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