Friday, September 27, 2013

This Day In New York Yankees History 9/27

On this day in 1923 Lou Gehrig hit his first major league home run of his career for the New York Yankees.

Also on this day in 1938 Yankees first basemen Lou Gehrig will hit his 493rd and final home run of his storied major league career off the Senators pitcher Dutch Leonard.

On this day in 1998 the Yankees won their seventh consecutive game to bring their winning percentage above the .700 mark. The Yankees are the first team to play .700 or more baseball for an entire season since the 1954 Indians. The Yankees would finish with a 114-48 record in 1998.

On this day in 2006 the Yankees draw over 4,000,000 fans for the second straight season in only 77 home games.  The Yankees join the 1991-1993 Toronto Blue Jays as the only other team to draw over 4,000,000 fans in consecutive seasons.

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