Friday, April 20, 2018

This Day in New York Yankees History 4/20: Ivan Nova Makes Yankees History


On this day in 2012 Yankees RHP Ivan Nova passed a few notable starting pitchers in Yankees history when he won his 15th straight decision of the season. The Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on this day in 2012 and moved Nova ahead of Whitey Ford (1961) and Steve Sundra (1938-1939). This win set Nova one behind Roger Clemens for the franchise record in consecutive decisions won.

On this day in 1988 Claudell Washington hit the Yankees 10,000th home run in franchise history as a pinch hitter. This total was the most in the major leagues and came off Minnesota's pitcher Jeff Reardon in the top of the ninth inning in a Yankees victory.

On this day in 1912, after two days of rain, the first ever game is finally played at Fenway Park in Boston. Of course the first game in the historic stadium was with the New York Highlanders, soon to be the Yankees, and a Red Sox victory 7-6 in 11 innings.

1 comment:

  1. Good article , now I want to vent at Brian Cashman.
    Torres has played something like 6 games in a row at erd base and rumor is he is going to replace Andujar at 3rd.
    Don't be stupid , send Tyler Wade down and move Walker to super utility behind Torreyes and play the kid Andujar who is starting to hit.
    In fact I would not had played Wade tonight , it would had been Andujar at 3rd and Torreyes at 2nd and Austin at 1st.
    In fact it was a waste of funds to sign Lind to a contract because Mike Ford is more than capable as is Romine to fill in for 5 days.As far as that goes , Kyle Hiskogja could be back up catcher and Romine play 1st those 5 games.He is hitting better than Walker.

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