Friday, April 12, 2013

This Day In Yankees History 4/12

This Day In Yankees History.... April 12th

In 1935 The Yankees name Lou Gehrig their team captain making him the fifth captain in Yankees history. Gehrig, at age 33, would join Hal Chase, Roger Peckinpaugh, Babe Ruth, and Everett Scott as the other Yankees captains. 

In 1953 Mickey Mantle came up to bat in an exhibition game against the Brooklyn Dodgers when the public announcer announced that "Mickey doesn't know it yet but he just became the father to a eight pound, twelve ounce boy." Mickey Mantle Jr. was born.

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