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History Highlights for November 12

Hall of Fame catcher Bill Dickey, whose number is retired and hangs proudly in Monument Park, died on November 12, 1993. Bill not only hit 202 home runs and drove in 1,209 runs in his 17-year career, he did yeoman defensive work and handled a pitching staff that led his teams to eight World Championships. And he mentored the next great Yankee backstop, Yogi Berra. Continue reading

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

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