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History Highlights for August 12

One highlight stands above all others on August 12. On this day in 1974, Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford were inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Ten years earlier, on August 12, 1964, Mickey Mantle homered from each side of the plate in the same game for the 10th time in his career in a 7-3 win over the White Sox, with one of the bombs traveling more than 500 feet. Continue reading

History Highlights for August 7

“A Long Day’s Journey into Night,” is how YES TV’s Michael Kay describes the instant classic the Yankees played against the Red Sox on August 7, 2009. Neither Josh Beckett nor A.J. Burnett disappointed with seven mutual scintillating innings of shutout ball, and the two bullpens continued the mastery until Alex Rodriguez sent the home crowd home happy with a 15th-inning, two-run shot off Boston’s Junichi Tazawa. Continue reading

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