Friday, April 27, 2018

This Day In New York Yankees History 4/27: Steinbrenner Sucks!




On this day in 1982 after Reggie Jackson left the New York Yankees via free agency for the California Angels he came back to Yankee Stadium and promptly hit a home run in a 3-1 Angels victory. The crowd was none to PLEASED and chants of "Steinbrenner Sucks" erupted while Jackson rounded the bases. FYI, George Steinbrenner the Yankees owner was in attendance in his press box on that day.
On this day in 1947 a crowd of 58,000 attended Babe Ruth Day at Yankee Stadium to honor the Yankees legend. The crowd was treated to an old fashioned pitchers duel when the Washington Senators Sid Hudson beat the Yankees Spud Chandler 1-0.

13 comments:

  1. I watched that game. I can still remember the pain of seeing Reggie Jackson hit that home run. It was tough to watch him in an Angels uniform.

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    1. I can only imagine. Free agency was still fresh, or fresher than today obviously, at that point so it had to hurt.

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  2. I was there in 1982 and joined in the chant. There was a drizzle and many in the crowd were gathered under the overhang where the crowd mike was. Reggie took Guidry deep and the chant started. George was pissed!

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    1. The stories you could tell. I would love to pick your brain. Have you seen our "What it means to be a Yankees fan" series we have been running?

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  3. I remember the day of Babes last visit to the park. It was on most of the radio stations in NY.
    When he started speaking, one could have heard a pin drop.

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    1. I've already picked your brain, now I just have to find the time to get it posted. So much to do, such a back log. Good problem to have. Hope you're well Mr. Reed.

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    2. Still kicking Daniel!
      Will not visit any of the Farm Teams this year!
      Tip...Watch Stanton's feet.

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    3. Well that's disappointing. Too busy making your Queen happy?

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    4. Yup! You got it.
      We have had a few houses built for us over the years...all in the "Boonies".
      Now it is her turn to build the one she wants, where she wants. I have NO Say in it, except to make sure it is done the way she wants.
      It is on a small lake...sounds nice right? No, there must be about ten houses around the lake...all side by side about 30/40 feet of each-other.
      Stay Well!

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    5. You found a few very talented writers to help you with the blog. Good going!

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    6. And we have another that is on the way!!

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    7. Well, Mr. Reed. I think I'd rather have 10 houses around me and a happy wife than no one around me that could hear me scream when the unhappy wife kicked my butt :)

      Hope you are well as well!

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    8. Oh, you have met my Boss!

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