Tuesday, September 24, 2013

This Day In New York Yankees History 9/24

On this day in 1925 Babe Ruth hit the first walk off grand slam in Major League history as the Yankees come from behind to beat the Chicago White Sox 6-5.

On this day in 1978 Ron Guidry tied the American League record for shut outs in a season when he threw his 9th shut out of the season. This shut out would equal Babe Ruth's previous record that dated back in 1916 when he was with the Red Sox.

On this day Jason Giambi hit two home runs in a 6-0 victory over the then Tampa Bay Devil Rays. This would be Jason's 40th home run of the season and with brother Jeremy Giambi's 20 home runs the Giambi brothers have the most home runs hit in one season by a set of siblings. The previous record was 59 home runs hit in one season when Joe DiMaggio hit 46 and brother Joe DiMaggio hit 13 in 1937.

On this day in 2005 the Yankees became the third organization to draw over 4,000,000 fans in one season. The Yankees would be the first team to draw that many fans since the 1994 strike as the Yankees drew over 50,000 fans a game. The other two teams to achieve the feat were the 1993 Colorado Rockies and the 1991-1993 Toronto Blue Jays.

On this day in 2011 the Yankees celebrated Roger Maris' hitting his 61st home run. This was the 50th anniversary of the historic summer of 1961 where Mickey Mantle and Maris both attempted to break Babe Ruth's single season home run record.

On this day in 2012 Curtis Granderson became the fifth player in New York Yankees history to hit 40 home runs in consecutive years. Curtis joined Jason Giambi and Yankees legends Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, and Mickey Mantle as the only Yankees players to achieve the feat.

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