Tuesday, May 17, 2016

This Day In New York Yankees History 5/17: David Wells Perfect Game



On this day in 2002 Jason Giambi finally earned a stripe and became a "true Yankee." The Twins would score three times in the top of the 14th inning at Yankee Stadium and would take a 13-10 lead. Jason Giambi would hit a one out grand slam the next half of the inning off reliever Mike Trombley to give the Yankees the victory. In Giambi's first year after replacing the very popular Tino Martinez this helped the fans warm up to the slugger.


On this day in 1998 almost 50,000 fans flocked to Yankee Stadium for Beanie Baby Day at Yankee Stadium and got to witness a piece of history. David Wells retires all 27 batters he faced, and rumor has it still drunk from the night before, while beating the Minnesota Twins 4-0. This was only the 13th perfect game in modern day major league history.



On this day in 1961 Roger Maris hits the first home run of his season at Yankee Stadium en route to his record breaking 61 home runs. This is Maris' fourth home run of the season but the Senators still win the game 8-7.

2 comments:

  1. I loved watching Giambi. Always found when he played, no matter what, he would be covered in dirt and sweat by the first inning. Even if he wasn't on the field.

    Then in Cleveland, bat like. 157 but hit nothing but Homers lol

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    1. I hope to see Giambi as a manager one day. I also liked watching him play. That swing was so sweet.

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