Friday, October 18, 2013

This Day In New York Yankees History 10/18

On this day in 1960 the Yankees fire Casey Stengel just seven days after losing the World Series to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Yankees claim that Stengel is "too old" to manage and Stengel responded by saying that he "would never make the mistake of being seventy again."

On this day in 1977 Reggie Jackson hit three consecutive home runs on three consecutive pitches in the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Reggie also hit a home run in the last at bat of the previous game to make it four consecutive World Series at bats with a home run. The Yankees would win their 21st World Series Championship today for George Steinbrenner and Billy Martin.

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