Monday, September 23, 2013

This Day In New York Yankees History 9/23

On this day in 1999 the Yankees set a new record for attendance in New York City when they saw their 3,072,009th fan come through the gates. The previous record was held by the 1988 Mets when they saw 3,047,724 fans come through the gates. 

On this day in 2001 Mariano Rivera set a new Yankees franchise record when he recorded his 47th save of the season beating the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 in 10 innings. Dave Righetti held the mark of 46 saves in the 1986 season before Rivera broke the mark. 

On this day in 2007 Mike Mussina became only the 45th pitcher in major league history to record 250 wins. Moose led the Yankees to a 7-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays to reach the milestone. Mussina, the class act that he is, gives the game ball to Yankees fire baller Joba Chamberlain as he picked up his first career save on this same day.

On this day in 2008 the Yankees were officially eliminated from playoff contention for the first time since the strike shortened 1994 season. This would also mark the first time in Derek Jeter's playing career that the Yankees did not see the post season.

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