Thursday, August 8, 2013

This Day In New York Yankees History 8/8

On this day in 1970 on Old Timer's Day the Yankees retired Casey Stengel's #37 jersey after Stengel won seven World Series championships in 12 seasons as the Yankees manager.

On this day in 1972 the Yankees signed a 30 year lease to continue playing at Yankees Stadium and begin plans to build the "new" Yankees Stadium. The Yankees would play their next two seasons playing their home games at Shea Stadium before entering the new Yankees Stadium for the 1976 season.

On this day in 2000 the Yankees went into the bottom of the 9th against the Oakland Athletics losing 3-2 and facing the A's closer Jason Isringhausen. Izzy threw just two pitches in the 9th inning with one going over the fence off of Bernie Williams bat and one going over the fence off of David Justice's bat. The Yankees would win the game 4-3.

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