Today in New York Yankee History (Part 8)

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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

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

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

MLB Player José Canseco
MLB Player
José 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

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1991-12-10 Howard Spira sentenced to 2½ years in prison for trying to extort money from Yankees owner George Steinbrenner

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York 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

  • 1992-03-06 Yankee pitcher Pascual Perez suspended for 1 year due to cocaine
  • 1992-03-22 Joseph A Molloy elected NY Yankee general partner
  • 1992-04-04 Game 1 of Mayor Challenge - NY Yankees beat NY Mets 6-4 at Yank Stad
  • 1992-04-05 Game 2 of Mayor Challenge - NY Yankees sweep NY Mets 6-5 at Shea
  • 1992-04-13 Longest 2 undefeated baseball teams to meet (NY Yanks 5-0 vs Toronto Blue Jays 6-0); Yanks score 3 in top of 9th to win 5-2
  • 1992-05-23 NY Yankees play in their 4th straight extra inning game
  • 1992-05-24 Despite trailing 7-1, NY Yanks tie Milwaukee Brewers & then score 1 in 9th to avoid 5th straight extra inning game
  • 1992-05-25 NY Yankees score 9 runs before 1st out in 8th inn, beat Brewers 13-7
  • 1992-05-30 NY Yankee Scott Sanderson becomes 9th to beat all 26 teams
  • 1992-06-08 NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is banned from baseball for 7th time
  • 1992-06-16 Red Sox Jeff Reardon sets record of 342 saves (vs Yanks 1-0) [1]
  • 1992-06-19 NY Yankees 1st game in Baltimore Oriole's Camden Yards
  • 1992-07-24 Faye Vincent reinstates Yankee owner George Steinbrenner (eff 3/1/93)
  • 1992-09-08 Danny Tartabull has 9 RBIs as Yanks beat Orioles 16-4
  • 1992-11-12 NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is reinstated for 8th time
  • 1992-12-10 NY Yankees sign free agent pitcher Jimmy Key
  • 1993-03-01 New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner is reinstated as general partner of the team; banned because of his relationship with convicted gambler Howie Spira
  • 1993-04-05 73,293 see the NY Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians, 9-1 in the season opener at Cleveland Stadium
  • 1993-04-08 Indians' Carlos Baerga is 1st to switch hit HRs in same inn (vs Yanks)

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1993-07-22 NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits his 200th HR

MLB 1st Baseman Don Mattingly
MLB 1st Baseman
Don Mattingly

  • 1993-07-23 NY Yankee Mark Hutton is 1st Australian to be a starting pitcher, He beats Angels 5-2; Yanks, Red Sox, Blue Jays 3 way tie for 1st
  • 1993-07-27 Detroit Tiger Fryman hits for cycle but loses 12-7 to Yankees

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1993-08-14 Reggie Jackson Day - NY Yanks retire 13th # (#44)

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1993-09-04 New York Yankees pitcher Jim Abbott no-hits Cleveland Indians, 4-0 at Yankee Stadium
  • 1993-09-18 Trailing 3-1 with 2 outs in 9th, time is called prior to Mike Stanley pop out, gets a 2nd chance, & Yanks rally to beat Boston 4-3

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1994-02-25 New York Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Sportscaster and MLB Shortstop Phil Rizzuto
Sportscaster and MLB Shortstop
Phil Rizzuto

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1994-07-31 New York Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton
Sportscaster and MLB Shortstop Phil Rizzuto
Sportscaster and MLB Shortstop
Phil Rizzuto

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1995-06-19 NY Yankees announce agreement with Darryl Strawberry

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • 1995-08-04 Following a suspension from the league for substance abuse former Mets outfielder Darryl Strawberry joins NY Yankees and eventually helps the Bronx Bombers to win the 1996 World Series
  • 1995-10-01 NY Yankees (AL) and Colorado Rockies (NL) become first wild-card teams in new MLB playoff system; Rox are first team to reach postseason before 7th year; post best ever record for a 3rd-year team, 10 games over .500 (77-67)
  • 1995-10-04 Jim Leyritz homers with a man on in 15th inning to give Yankees 2-0 Division Series lead over Mariners
  • 1995-10-07 Mariners rally from 5-0 to force Game 5 of Division Series vs Yankees

  • 1995-10-08 Edgar Martinez drives home tying & winning runs to rally Mariners to 6-5 win in bottom of 11th to beat Yankees & win AL Division Series
  • 1995-12-22 David Cone signs $19.5 million 3 year contract with NY Yankees
  • 1996-03-29 NY Yankees beats NY Mets 7-3 in an exhibition game
  • 1996-03-30 NY Mets beats NY Yankees 5-3 in an exhibition game

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1996-05-08 NY Yankee Dwight Gooden wins his 1st AL game beating Tigers 10-3

Baseball Pitcher Dwight Gooden
Baseball Pitcher
Dwight Gooden
  • 1996-05-12 Yankees losing 8-0 to Chicago White Sox, come back to win 9-8
  • 1996-05-14 NY Yankee Dwight Gooden no-hits Seattle Mariners 2-0
  • 1996-07-06 In a 2-0 win v Brewers, New York Yankees closer John Wetteland sets MLB record 20 consecutive saves en route to 24
  • 1996-07-14 New York Yankees closer John Wetteland sets MLB record 24 consecutive saves
  • 1996-07-14 NY Yanks sweep complete season series in Baltimore for 1st time
  • 1996-07-28 NY Yankee Darryl Strawberry hits his 300th HR
  • 1996-08-10 Yanks lose ending 3rd best home series victory streak at 24
  • 1996-09-28 NY Yankee Jim Leyitz is 2nd catcher to wear a hockey mask
  • 1996-10-05 New York centre fielder Bernie Williams homers from each side of the plate as the Yankees beat Texas, 6-4 to win the AL Division Series, 3 - 1
  • 1996-10-13 Yanks (3) & Orioles (3) combine to tie play off record of 6 HRs
  • 1996-10-13 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 1
  • 1996-10-19 Braves beat NY Yanks by record tying 11 runs, 12-1 in a World Series
  • 1996-10-22 NY Yankee Bernie Williams hits record tying 7th post season HR, as Yanks tie record of 6th straight post season road win (en route to 8)
  • 1996-10-23 New York Yankees set record recovering from 0-6 in Baseball World Series game to beat Braves, 8-6 in Game 4 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium; record 7th straight post-season road win
  • 1996-10-24 Last game at Atlanta County Fulton Stadium. Yanks win record 8th straight road post season win (with no loses)

  • 1996-10-25 Frank, brother of Yank manager Joe Torre, receives a heart transplant
  • 1996-10-26 World Series Baseball: New York beats Atlanta Braves, 3-2 in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium to win club's 23rd title; MVP: Bronx Bombers' reliever John Wetteland

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1996-11-05 Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is the unanimous choice as AL Rookie of

Baseball Player Derek Jeter
Baseball Player
Derek Jeter
  • 1997-03-29 1st game at Turner Field Atlanta, Braves beats Yanks 2-0 (exhibition)
  • 1997-04-13 Rare double doubleheader played in the same city Giants vs Mets & Oakland A's vs Yankees in NY after rain previous day
  • 1997-05-14 Baseball's Executive Council suspends NY Yank owner George Steinbrenner

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1997-05-21 Blue Jays pitcher Roger Clemens beats the Yankees for his 200th win

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 1997-05-27 Major league revenue sharing begins, NY Yanks pay out most $28M
  • 1997-07-10 Hideki Irabu makes MLB debut as a NY Yankee, beats Tigers 10-3
  • 1997-07-21 NY Yank Mike Whiton held in Milwaukee on charges of sexual assault
  • 1997-08-09 Yanks break Minnesota Twins Brad Radke's string of 12 straight wins
  • 1997-08-13 Boston Red Sox trade Mike Stanley back to the NY Yankees
  • 1997-08-19 NY Yank 3rd baseman Wade Boggs pitches a scoreless inning vs Anaheim
  • 1997-08-31 Don Mattingly's #23 is retired by NY Yankees
  • 1997-09-05 Orioles beat Yankes 13-9 in longest 9 inning game
  • 1997-09-20 Yanks clinch 37th appearance in post season, 3rd consecutive
  • 1997-09-21 NY Yankee Cecil Fielder hits his 300th HR
  • 1997-09-30 1st time 3 cons HRs in post season-Raines, Jeter, O'Neill (NY Yankees)

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1997-09-30 Yanks Tim Raines, Derek Jeter & Paul O'Neill are 1st to hit 3 consecutively homers in post season (Yanks beat Indians 8-6)

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
Baseball Player Derek Jeter
Baseball Player
Derek Jeter
MLB Right Fielder Paul O'Neill
MLB Right Fielder
Paul O'Neill
  • 1998-02-03 NY Yankees replace general manager Bob Watson with Brian Cashman
  • 1998-02-06 Twins trade Chuck Knoblauch to NY Yankees for $3M & 4 minor leaguers
  • 1998-05-17 New York Yankees pitcher David Wells tosses a perfect game in a 4-0 win against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium, NY
  • 1998-07-05 NY Yankees beat Baltimore Orioles 1-0 to improve record to 61-20, equalling best 81-game start in MLB history
  • 1998-09-04 NY Yankees beat Chicago WS, 11-6, to win their 100th game on the earliest date in MLB history besting the 1906 Chicago Cubs & 1954 Cleveland Indians by 5 days

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