“We play today; we win today.” The acquisition of free agent infielder Mariano Duncan on December 11, 1995, is not the biggest Yankee news ever on this day, but his trademark quote from the 1996 return-to-glory season is just too good to bury. The defense-challenged Duncan’s eight homers, 56 rbi’s, … Continue reading
After winning their second Championship in 1927, the Yankees released righty Bob Shawkey and lefty Dutch Ruether on November 28, 1927. Shawkey had anchored the staff for 13 years, winning 168 games during his stay, and Ruether chipped in with another 15 wins since his arrival the season before.
Hall of Fame catcher Bill Dickey, whose number is retired and hangs proudly in Monument Park, died on November 12, 1993. Bill not only hit 202 home runs and drove in 1,209 runs in his 17-year career, he did yeoman defensive work and handled a pitching staff that led his … Continue reading