Sunday, May 24, 2015

This Day In New York Yankees History 5/24: Welcome to Bernie Williams Day

On this day in 1986 a drunk Billy Martin was fired as the co-host on Saturday Night Live after slurring his lines during a skit. The former Yankee manager sets fire to his dressing room at the end of show, the season finale for SNL.

Also on this day in 1956 Mickey Mantle went off at the plate going 505 with an intentional walk in an 11-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Mantle would hit a home run and four singles in the game to go with his walk.

Finally on this day in 1936 the Yankees Tony Lazzeri becomes the first player in major league history to hit two grand slams in the same game when the Yankees beat up on the A's 25-2. The future Hall of Famer also established a new American League record in the game with 11 RBI's.


  1. Billy billy billy:) I love these this day in history blogs. Now predict this day in the future ....

    1. I believe I started making the other blogs do these as well. Never used to see them when I started over three years ago but now a lot of blogs do them.


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