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History Highlights for July 6

By scores of 8-4 and 3-1, the Yanks swept two from the Philadelphia Athletics on July 6, 1941, in Yankee Stadium. By hitting safely in both games, Joe DiMaggio extended his hitting streak to 48 games. But the day is most memorable because it was that Sunday that a monument was dedicated to the memory of Lou Gehrig: “A Man, A Gentleman, and A Great Ball Player.” Continue reading

History Highlights for May 25

The Yankee bats broke out big time on Memorial day, May 25, 2015, with a 14-1 demolition of the visiting reigning American League champs, the Kansas City Royals. The Bombers were led by three rbi’s from Brett Gardner, Chase Headley, Brian McCann, and Stephen Drew, each of whom chipped in with a home run. Nate Eovaldi went seven for the win, and lefthander Jacob Lindgren, making his major league debut, finished up. With both managers emptying their benches in the later innings, it was a scorekeeper’s nightmare, as seven pitchers were joined by 24 offensive players, many of them switching positions a few times, before the game came to a close. The Tuskegee Airmen were honored in a pregame ceremony. Continue reading

History Highlights for May 20

Eleven years passed between the two games in which Joe DiMaggio hit for the cycle, and he accomplished it for the second time on May 20, 1948. Not only did he single, double, triple, and homer in the 13-2 Yankee win over Chicago, he threw in an extra home run and almost another extra base hit, but he was robbed on a fine play by left fielder Ralph Hodgin. Continue reading

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