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History Highlights for June 21

Some startling baseball took place in Yankee Stadium on June 21, 2005, starting with the lowly Devil Rays announcing once again that they were not the Yankees’ doormats with 10 runs in the first four innings, reaching Randy Johnson for the first seven on home runs by Damon Hollins, Kevin Cash, and Jonny Gomes. It goes a long way toward describing the kind of offensive team the Yankees fielded, though, when I add that the 13-run rally they posted in the eighth frame was their second time scoring that many tallies in one inning in the young season. Continue reading

History Highlights for June 16

On June 16, 2011, the Yanks rode an unexpected start from journeyman free agent Brian Gordon, signed that day, who allowed two runs into the sixth, to a 2-2 tie in regulation, with the tie forged on DH Jorge Posada‘s sixth-inning double. Mariano Rivera and Cory Wade retired 12 of 13 in innings 9 through 12, until Brett Gardner‘s rbi single drove in Curtis Granderson with the game winner in the bottom of the 12th, 3-2 Yanks. Continue reading

History Highlights for June 11

When Andy Pettitte retired Jeff Keppinger on a fly to center for the second out of the first inning of a 4-3 Yankees win over the visiting Astros on June 11, 2010, it gave him 3,000 career innings, and with the win the veteran southpaw starter became the third pitcher with 200 wins as a Yankee. Continue reading

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