Monday, September 16, 2013

This Day In New York Yankees History 9/16

On this day in 1914 the Yankees fired their manager Frank Chase and replaced him with their 23 year old short stop Roger Peckinpaugh. Peckinpaugh would manage the Yankees for 20 games and would put up a 10-10 record for the 6th place team.

On this day in 1948 Joe DiMaggio hit his 300th career home run in a loss to the Detroit Tigers. DiMaggio would only be the 8th player to ever reach the 300 home run milestone.

On this day in 1979 the Yankees held Catfish Hunter Day at Yankees Stadium to honor the pitcher who would be retiring at the end of the season. Hunter would only be 33 when he retired and opened the door for a 20 year old rookie named Dave Righetti who would also make his major league debut on this day.


  1. Joe D. Was a classy guy. married Marilyn Monroe and left flowers at her grave every year till he died. Unlike Mickey Mantle who cheated on his wife constantly and never talked to his kids. Big drunk who wasted his god given talent on booze and floozies. Slept most nights under his bar after falling off the bar stool.

  2. They sure don't make them like they used to

    1. Sure they do Daniel...
      Have you forgotten Mo, Jeter and Granderson? There are a few of the classy types still playing the game to-day but, many are overlooked for one reason or another by the media...good guys aren't news!

    2. Correct Ken, good guys are not news, bad guys are like Aroid and Bonds.


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