Sunday, September 22, 2013

This Day In New York Yankees History 9/22

On this day in 1966 the Yankees probably had the lowest attendance for a game in their history with only 413 paid fans attending the game. Broadcaster Red Barber was fired shortly after the game after requesting a camera to show everyone just how few people showed up.

On this day in 1969 Willie Mays joined Babe Ruth as the only two players to ever join the 600 home run club. Mays would go on to hit 60 more in his storied career.

On this day in 2003 Yankees lead off hitter Alfonso Soriano hit a lead off home run for the 13th time of the season establishing a new major league record. Soriano passed Brady Anderson and his 12 lead off home runs for the Baltimore Orioles in 1996.

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