Sunday, August 25, 2013

This Day In New York Yankees History 8/25

On this day in 1946 the New York Yankees became the first team in major league history to draw over 2,000,000 fans when they hosted the Detroit Tigers. This day the Yankees would see 42,908 fans come through the gates at Yankees Stadium for the historic feat to be reached. This absolutely destroyed the previous American League record by almost 750,000 fans set by New York in the Polo Grounds in 1920.

On this day in 1968 Yankees outfielder Rocky Colavito pitched 2.1 IP only allowing one hit while collecting the victory in a 6-5 Yankees victory of the Tigers. Colavito would also hit a home run in the game and would be the last positional player to get a victory until the Colorado Rockies Brett Mayne did it in 2000.

On this day in 1996 the Yankees placed their fourth monument out in monument park when they added one for the recently deceased Mickey Mantle. Miller Huggins, Babe Ruth, and Lou Gehrig are the other three Yankees to be included in monument park before Mantle was added. Mantle was the first Yankees player to be honored in 47 years which is an amazing feat.

On this day in 2011 the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 22-9 becoming the first team to ever hit three grand slams in a single game in major league history. Robinson Cano, Russell Martin, and Curtis Granderson are the Yankees that hit the grand slams.

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