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History Highlights for August 4

Although the Yankees already held a 4-3 lead on last place Boston in a game in the Stadium on August 4, 2015, the nine-run deluge in the bottom of the seventh against Jean Machi and Craig Breslow is what stands out in the 13-3 home team win. Chris Young, who scored four times on the day, homered in the frame, as did Brian McCann, the team rbi leader with four in this tilt. Lefty Henry Owens, responsible for just three runs in five innings, made his major league debut starting for the Red Sox in this one, and Masahiro Tanaka went six innings for the win. Continue reading

History Highlights for July 28

On July 28, 2006, New York’s Chien-Ming Wang had perhaps his most dominant start yet, at least until he would flirt with a Perfect Game in 2007. He retired the Devil Rays on just 103 pitches through nine in a 6-0 win in Yankee Stadium in a game where he coaxed 18 ground ball outs and allowed just two singles and two walks. Derek Jeter had two hits and two rbi’s, and scored once, and Bernie Williams capped the scoring with a sixth-inning home run to dead center. Continue reading

History Highlights for July 25

Great games, featuring great players — what fan can resist them? Al Downing fell behind the Twins in the first 1-0 on the strength of a Harmon “Killer” Killebrew home run on July 25, 1967. Twins starter Jim Kaat held the Yankees scoreless until, with two outs in the ninth, Mickey Mantle went yard on a 457-foot shot, and the game was rained out with the score, 1-1. The replay was won by the Yankees on August 18, 1-0. Continue reading

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