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History Highlights for October 7

The 2009 Yankee postseason got off to a great start on October 7, with the Captain and the ace leading the way. Once the Twins reached CC Sabathia for two third-inning runs on three singles, a double play, and a passed ball, Derek Jeter equaled matters almost immediately with a two-run home run following an earlier single, then walked twice and scored two more runs in the 7-2 Yankee win in Yankee Stadium. CC struck out eight pitching into the seventh, and Hideki Matsui got his superb postseason going with a two-run jack of his own. The Wednesday evening game got off on a surprisingly early 6:07 pm first pitch. Continue reading

History Highlights for September 29

Don Mattingly broke the major league record when he smashed his sixth grand slam home run of the 1987 season on September 29 in a 6-0 win over Bruce Hurst and the Red Sox.

The Bombers opened their ALDS with the Texas Rangers with a 2-0, five-hit David Wells shutout on September 29, 1998. It comes as no surprise, I’m sure, that Mariano Rivera earned the save. Continue reading

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