Monday, April 4, 2016

This Day in New York Yankees History 4/4: Happy Opening Day 2016

Happy Opening Day 2016 Yankees family. Good luck to the boys and Masahiro Tanaka today as they begin their 2016 campaign against Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros. Now on to the history of the day!

On this day in 1994 a total of 56,706 fans flocked to Opening Day at Yankee Stadium, the largest crowd ever at the House that Ruth Built. Jimmy Key would beat Kevin Brown and the Texas Rangers 5-3 in front of the record breaking crowd.

Also on this day in 1989 Tommy John tied a record on Opening Day by playing in his 26th season. The New York Yankees veteran would beat the Twins 4-2 on this day for his 287th win, putting him 19th overall at the time in career wins.

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