Wednesday, September 4, 2013

This Day In New York Yankees History 9/4

On this day in 1941 the Yankees beat the Red Sox 4-1 clinching the American League East division earlier than any team had ever won their division in major league history.

On this day in 1991 Major League Baseball and commissioner Fay Vincent remove the distinction between the home run record and the amount of games played removing the asterisk associated with Roger Maris and his 61 home run season. Babe Ruth would move into second place with his 60 home run season.

On this day in 1993 Jim Abbot threw a no hitter with only one hand against the Cleveland Indians at Yankees Stadium. Abbot would be the first pinstripe pitcher to throw a no hitter in over a decade when he blanked the Indians 4-0.

On this day in 1998 the Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 11-6 to win their 100th game of the season. This would be the quickest that any team would reach the century mark in wins in a season in Major League history.

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