Wednesday, October 16, 2013

This Day In New York Yankees History 10/16

On this day in 1961 the Yankees purchased the contract of Robin Roberts from Philadelphia after he put up a 234-199 record. Roberts would never throw in a game in a Yankees uniform as he was released in May of 1962 before throwing a single regular season pitch.

On this day in 1962 the Yankees beat the Giants 1-0 in Game 7 to win the franchise's 20th World Series championship of their storied history. Willie McCovey would line out to Bobby Richardson for the final out of the series.

On this day in 1976 the Yankees witnessed a little bit of history in Game 1 of the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds. The DH was implemented in the American League in 1973 but today we would see the first National League player to ever be a DH in a game. Dan Driessen batted fifth in the Reds lineup and would be the first as MLB used the DH full time right before this Fall Classic.

On this day in 2003 Aaron Boone put himself into Yankees history as he hit an ALCS winning walk off home run off the Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield in Game 7. This 11th inning blast would help the Yankees win 6-5 and win their 39th American League pennant.

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