Tuesday, August 20, 2013

This Day In New York Yankees History 8/20

On this day in 1938 Lou Gehrig hit his 23rd, final, and major league record setting grand slam in his career in a rout of the Philadelphia Athletics. Alex Rodriguez has since tied Lou Gehrig for the major league record.

On this day in 2000 the New York Yankees held Whitey Ford Day at Yankees Stadium to honor their winningest pitcher at the time in their history. Whitey finished his Yankees career with 236 victories, 3,170 innings pitched, 1956 strike outs, and 45 shut outs.

On this day in 2012 Major League Baseball issued their MLB All Stars Forever stamp collection including hall of fame players Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees, Larry Doby of the Indians, Willie Stargell of the Pirates, and Ted Williams of the Red Sox.

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