Sunday, December 29, 2013

Yankees Stadium Legacy: #93 Hideki Matsui

Hideki Matsui was immediately inserted into the heart of the New York Yankees lineup upon his arrival from Japan in 2003 and was one of the best Yankees offensive weapons right away and ever since. In 2007 Matsui swatted 25 home runs, scored 100 runs, and knocked in 100 RBI's in a single season for the third time. His second career two home run game cam at Yankees Stadium on 7/31/07 and propelled the Yankees to a 16-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

93 days until Opening Day.

This Day In New York Yankees History 12/29

On this day in 1933 Babe Ruth lost an opportunity to manage the Cincinnati Reds after being denied a release from the Yankees by Jacob Ruppert. Ruth was 38 years old at the time and was coming off a .301 season with 34 HR's and 103 RBI's in the 1933 season.

On this day in 1977 Melissa Ludtke filed a lawsuit against major league baseball, the New York Yankees, and New York city officials after the Sports Illustrated sports writer was denied access to interview players in the locker room during the World Series. Wonder if Reggie didn't want her to see the straw that stirred the drink.