Friday, August 2, 2013

This Day In New York Yankees History 8/2

On this day in 1979 the Yankees Thurman Munson was killed in a plane crash as he was learning how to fly the Cessna Citation I/SP jet and clipped a tree. The Yankees catcher was taking classes for two years before the fatal crash so he could travel back to his family in Ohio when not playing for the Yankees.

On this day in 2009 Melky Cabrera hit for the cycle against the Chicago White Sox to become the first Yankees player to do so in 14 seasons.

On this day in 2011 Mark Teixeira hit a home run in the same game from both sides of the plate for the 12th time in his career setting a new major league record. Teix passes Eddie Murray and Chili Davis with the historic set of home runs.

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