Wednesday, October 9, 2013

This Day In New York Yankees History 10/9

On this day in 1928 the Yankees completed their second consecutive sweep of the World Series as they beat the St. Louis Cardinals. The Yankees would win their third World Series title overall behind five home runs, three by Babe Ruth alone, in the game four clincher.

On this day in 1938 the Yankees completed a sweep of the Chicago Cubs to become the first team to win three consecutive World Series titles in Major League history.

On this day in 1951 the Yankees rookie infielder Gil McDougal would become only the third player in World Series history to hit a grand slam. The other two were the Yankees Tony Lazzeri and Elmer Smith.

On this day in 1958 the Yankees would win their 18th World Series championship while beating the defending champion Milwaukee Braves. The Yankees would win game seven 6-2 becoming only the second team to come back from a three games to one deficit to win a World Series.

On this day in 1961 the Yankees would win their 19th World Series championship while beating the Reds 13-5 in game five.

On this day in 1980 George Steinbrenner reared his ugly head again as Willie Randolph was thrown out at home in game two of the ALCS. George was seen on national TV jumping out of his seat and screaming profanities wanting the third base coach Mike Ferraro fired on the spot. Dick Howser, the Yankees manager, refused and would lose his job following the season even though the Yankees finished in first place in the American League East with 103 victories.

On this day in 1996 we all witnessed the Jeffrey Maier assisted Derek Jeter home run in the ALCS against the Baltimore Orioles. The Yankees were trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the eight inning in game one before the home run and the eventual Yankees victory.

On this day in 2010 the New York Yankees completed a sweep of the Minnesota Twins in the ALDS at Yankees Stadium. The Twins were the first team to clinch a playoff spot in 2010 and exited their second consecutive postseason without winning a single game.

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