Tuesday, June 24, 2014

This Day In New York Yankees History 6/24

On this day in 1936 Joe DiMaggio becomes the first member of the New York Yankees and the fifth player in major league history to hit two home runs in the same inning. The 21 year old rookie outfielder hit his historic home run in the fifth inning of an 18-11 beat down of the Chicago White Sox in Comiskey Park.

On this day in 1962 the longest game in New York Yankees history was played between the Bronx Bombers and the Detroit Tigers. The Yankees Jack Reed hits a home run in the 22nd inning, his only home run of his career, to help the Yankees beat the Tigers in Tiger Stadium 9-7.

On this day in 1992 Fay Vincent permanently suspended the Yankees pitcher Steve Howe for repeated drug offenses. Howe was caught buying a gram of cocaine in the last straw for the commissioner. In November of that year an arbitrator overturned the lifetime ban and allowed the former Rookie of the Year to enjoy one of his best seasons in 1994 when he saved 15 games and had a 1.80 ERA for the Yankees.

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