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History Highlights for April 6

After a tough loss in their home opener the day before, the Yanks gave their fans false hope for a big year with 12 runs in the first three innings in a 16-6 win over visiting Houston on April 6, 2016. Loading the bases against righty Colin McHugh on an outfield error and two walks, five hits later they had a 6-1 lead, which Michael Pineda almost surrendered with a grand slam by George Springer in the second. But three-run jacks by Starlin Castro and Alex Rodriguez in the second and third innings, respectively, restored order. Pineda even managed to last five frames for the win, but not before Carlos Correa‘s second homer of the day smacked off the facade of the Mohegan Sun club in dead center. Continue reading

History Highlights for February 17

Righthander Jack Morris had just won a record arbitration amount four days earlier, but it was eclipsed when Yankee first sacker Don Mattingly was awarded $1,975,000 to play the 1987 season with the Yankees on February 17 of that year. With 30 homers, 115 rbi’s, and a .327 batting average, he would prove more than worth the expense. Continue reading

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