Rookie Mickey Mantle hit his first Stadium home run, knocked in four runs and scored three in an 11-3 thumping of the Indians on May 16, 1951. The Mick’s first Stadium victim was Cleveland’s Dick Rozek.
The Yankees posted one of their finest comeback victories on May 16, 2006. Texas battered Shawn Chacon and took a 9-0 lead in the second. Although he allowed a homer to his first batter, reliever Aaron Small had what may have been his only ’06 highlight as he held the Rangers in for four innings, as the Bombers came back, and even took a brief lead in the seventh before a Brad Wilkerson home run put Texas back on top. All of which set up Jorge Posada’s two-out, two-run, bottom-of-the-ninth walkoff home run for a 14-13 win. Captain Derek Jeter had four hits, a walk, four rbi’s, and three runs scored. And Posada drove in five with the homer, a single, and two sac flies. Continue reading