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History Highlights for June 26

The Yanks took advantage of the Old Timers Day festivities on June 26, 2011, to give tribute to retiring trainer Gene Monahan. In pregame ceremonies, Geno was given a Garth Books 10-gallon hat (and concert tix), a multi-signed Nascar helmet, a trip to the Alps, a Ford truck (perhaps with dog?), and a sitdown lawnmower. But the best were the funny player tributes by Derek Jeter: “He’s been here 100 years, I think”; and on tape from Don Mattingly: “He worked on Babe Ruth, you know.” Tino Martinez followed a Bernie Williams double with a home run to right to lead the Bombers past the Clippers in the three-inning 2-0 win in the OTD game. Then the Yanks used back-to-back Nick Swisher and Jorge Posada fifth-inning jacks, and another by Mark Teixeira in the eighth, to beat the Rockies 6-4. Continue reading

History Highlights for June 21

Some startling baseball took place in Yankee Stadium on June 21, 2005, starting with the lowly Devil Rays announcing once again that they were not the Yankees’ doormats with 10 runs in the first four innings, reaching Randy Johnson for the first seven on home runs by Damon Hollins, Kevin Cash, and Jonny Gomes. It goes a long way toward describing the kind of offensive team the Yankees fielded, though, when I add that the 13-run rally they posted in the eighth frame was their second time scoring that many tallies in one inning in the young season. Continue reading

History Highlights for June 16

On June 16, 2011, the Yanks rode an unexpected start from journeyman free agent Brian Gordon, signed that day, who allowed two runs into the sixth, to a 2-2 tie in regulation, with the tie forged on DH Jorge Posada‘s sixth-inning double. Mariano Rivera and Cory Wade retired 12 of 13 in innings 9 through 12, until Brett Gardner‘s rbi single drove in Curtis Granderson with the game winner in the bottom of the 12th, 3-2 Yanks. Continue reading

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