Friday, August 16, 2013

This Day In New York Yankees History 8/16

On this day in 1920 the Yankees were part of a very somber part of Major League history as the first and only fatality as the result of an on the field incident. Yankees pitcher Carl Mays would hit Indians short stop Ray Chapman at the Polo Grounds. Chapman would receive a fractured skull and would die the next day due to this, very sad day in Major League and New York Yankees history.

On this day in 2009 Derek Jeter had a 3-for-4 day at the plate in a loss to the Seattle Mariners while becoming the all time hits leader for short stops. Jeter would pass Luis Aparicio with his 2,674th hit of his career as a short stop.

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