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History Highlights for August 19

A strong Nate Eovaldi outing vs Minnesota in Yankee Stadium on August 19, 2015, crumbled when the Twins bunched four singles and two walks into a three-run sixth inning, eclipsing the 2-0 lead the Yanks had posted in the fourth on rookie Greg Bird‘s two-run jack. But the lefty swinger and first baseman, pressed into service with Mark Teixeira out with an injury, blasted another two-run poke in the bottom of the sixth, and Eovaldi and the Yanks had a 4-3 win. Continue reading

History Highlights for August 14

First, I was too traumatized by a long day under conditions that felt, I’m told and believe, like 110 degrees, or I would have mentioned yesterday the death of Mickey Mantle on August 13, 2013. But on the 14th:

Not only did the late Bob Sheppard give a tribute to Phil Rizzuto in Yankee Stadium before the August 14, 2007 game with the Orioles after The Scooter had passed away the night before, the number “10″ adorned each of the bases as well. But Phil would not have enjoyed the game that followed. Jeff Karstens put the home team in a 5-0 hole through three innings, and reliever Jim Brower showed that a low AAA era can’t be trusted as the O’s jumped on him for six more scores. Daniel Cabrera and two relievers gave up two singles, and the Yanks were blanked 12-0. Continue reading

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