Saturday, April 26, 2014

This Day In New York Yankees History 4/26

On this day in 1931 the Senators walked the Yankees Lyn Lary to bring up Lou Gehrig and Gehrig responded by hitting a ball that cleared the fence but bounced back into the hands of Harry Rice. Lary thinks the ball was caught for the third out and returned to the dugout without crossing home plate. Gehrig was running hard the whole time and passed the runner in front of him resulting in an out. This play cost the Yankees the win after they lost by two runs but also the 1931 home run crown, tied Babe Ruth with 46, and cost him two RBI's to add to his already record breaking total for a single season of 184.

On this day in 1961 Roger Maris finally got off the snide hitting his first home run of the season in the Yankees 11th game of the year. The Yankees would win the game 13-11 over the Detroit Tigers and as we all know Maris went on to his 60 more home runs that season, one more than Babe Ruth.

On this day in 1982 Gene Michael was hired to be the Yankees manager for the second time in two seasons.  Stick had a 48-34 record his first time as Yankees manager but was fired before the end of the strike shortened 1981 season in favor of Bob Lemon.

On this day in 2005 Alex Rodriguez hit three home runs in his first three at bats of the game becoming only the 11th Major League player to knock in 10 or more RBI's in a single game. Rodriguez fell one RBI short of the American League record for most in a game, 11, set by Yankee Tony Lazzeri in 1936 and just two shy of the shared Major League record held by Jim Bottomley and Mark Whiten.

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