Thursday, October 17, 2013

This Day In New York Yankees History 10/17

On this day in 1964 the New York Yankees fired manager Yogi Berra after losing the World Series to the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games. Yogi finished the 1964 season with a 99-63 record before getting the ax.

On the other side of the diamond in that same 1964 World Series we saw the Cardinals manager Johnny Keane resign unexpectedly on this day. Keane would later sign with the Yankees to be their manager for the 1965 season after Yogi was fired.

On this day in 1978 the Yankees beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 to win their 22nd World Series championship in their storied history. Bucky Dent would win the World Series MVP for the Yankees.

On this day in 1985 the Yankees hired Lou Piniella to be their new manager replacing the recently fired Billy Martin. Martin had a 91-54 record for the second place Yankees in the 1985 season but still lost his job, again.

On this day in 2000 behind a David Justice three run home run the Yankees clinched their 37th American League pennant and set up a Subway World Series. The Yankees came from behind in this game to beat the Mariners 9-7.

On this day in 2003 some of us woke up to early editions of the NY Post claiming that the Yankees had lost to the Boston Red Sox in Game 7 of the ALCS. The Yankees went late into the game losing 6-5 before the Jorge Posada bloop single that tied it and the Aaron Boone home run that won it. Talk about a bad morning.

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