Monday, August 26, 2013

This Day In New York Yankees History 8/26

On this day in 1991 the Yankees signed  first overall pick Brien Taylor to a $1,550,000 contract just two days after suspended Yankees owner George Steinbrenner said that if Gene Michael let him go "he should be shot." In typical Steinbrenner fashion though when he heard about the money that Taylor received he was outraged so you cannot win for losing.

On this day in 2002 Alfonso Soriano hit his 31st home run of the season setting a new Yankees record by second basemen passing Joe Gordon. Gordon hit 30 home runs as a second basemen in 1940.

On this day in 2002 the first ever baseball game was live streamed over the internet as the Yankees beat the Rangers 10-3. Approximately 30,000 fans watched the game on and essentially saw the birth of MLB TV on this day.

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