Monday, September 9, 2013

This Day In New York Yankees History 9/9

On this day in 1961 Roger Maris hit his 56th home run of the season. Along with teammate Mickey Mantle's 52 home runs the duo had a major league record 108 home runs between them passing the previous record held by Babe Ruth who had 60 and Lou Gehrig who has 47 in 1927.

On this day in 1998 the Yankees beat the Red Sox 7-5 in Fenway Park clinching the American League East title with their 102 win of the season. The Yankees would finish the season with 112 victories in 1998 and a World Series title.

On this day in 2008 Derek Jeter passes Babe Ruth on the Yankees all time hit list with his 2,519th hit of his Yankees career. The Yankees would beat the Angels 7-1 on this day.

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