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History Highlights for October 26

Joe G’s Best (and Worst) Day: In a generally great day in Yankee history, but one that has been tough for the just fired Yankee manager this year, it’s fitting that we acknowledge Joe Girardi‘s booming triple in the spine-tingling 3-2 Jimmy Key win over Greg Maddux and the Braves in Game 6 of the World Series, on October 26, 1996. It was the first Yankee Series win since 1978. Continue reading

History Highlights for September 8

The Yanks outlasted the Tampa Rays 5-4 in sweltering conditions in the Bronx on September 8, 2016. Brian McCann was the hitting star, at least until late, in this one, as he drilled singleton home runs his first two times to the plate, but Tyler Austin received much of the adulation due to his two-out walkoff home run in the bottom of the ninth. In the “things you don’t see every day” category was the fifth-inning replay reversal of a called balk against Yankee reliever Jonathan Holder, which removed a run from the scoreboard in what ended as a one-run game. Continue reading

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