Monday, September 3, 2012

This Day In Yankees History - 9/3/12

Alex Rodriguez hit a towering fly ball in Tropicana Field in 2008 that hit a cat walk behind the left field foul pole. The call was immediately called a home run by the umpire but for the first time since instant replay was implemented by Major League Baseball the call was under review. Eventually, 2 minutes and 15 seconds later to be exact, the call was upheld and instant replay was official in the MLB.

In 2007, then Yankee, Roger Clemens allowed a home run to, now Yankees, Ichiro Suzuki for Ichiro's 200th hit of the season. This was Ichiro's 7th consecutive season with at least 200 hits joining Wade Boggs with the Red Sox and the Orioles Wee Willie Kieler as the only three men to achieve the feat.

In 1961 on this day Mickey Mantle belted his 50th home run of the season making him and Roger Maris the only teammates to ever hit 50 home runs in a single season. As we all know this is the season that Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth's single season home run record, asterisk and all, with 61 home runs.

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Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)