Wednesday, April 17, 2013

This Day In Yankees History 4/17

On this day in 1951 Mickey Mantle took his first at bat of his Major League career as he grounded out to second base. He would go 1 for 4 in a 5-0 shut out of the Boston Red Sox.

On the same day in 1951 Bob Shepard would announce the lineup for the first time for the New York Yankees. The first player he ever announced was Dom DiMaggio who was the brother of Yankees star Joe DiMaggio and the Red Sox lead off hitter.

On this day in 1976 George Steinbrenner named Thurmon Munson the Yankees captain. Thurmon would be the first Yankees captain since Lou Gehrig in 1935.

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