Monday, October 7, 2013

This Day In New York Yankees History 10/7

On this day in 1939 the Yankees rookie Charlie Keller becomes the first rookie to hit two home runs in the same game in World Series history as the Yankees beat the Red 7-3.

On this day in 1952 the Yankees won their fourth consecutive World Series title after beating the Dodgers in game seven at Ebbets Field. Gil Hodges went 0-21 in the series which prompted Dodgers fans to take their prayers to churches asking for God's help with their first basemen.

On this day in 1995 the Yankees would give up a grand slam to Edgar Martinez, the Seattle Mariners DH, in game four of the ALDS to force the decisive game five. The Yankees would lose 11-10. You have to wonder how far the Yankees go this year if they let Mariano Rivera, who made the postseason roster as a reliever, pitch in a couple of these games.

On this day in 2007, with the Yankees down 2-0 against the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS, George Steinbrenner made it clear that if the Yankees did not make it past this series that Joe Torre would lose his job. Torre is the longest tenured manager in the Boss's tenure and would see the Yankees coming from behind to win 6-4 before losing the series.

On this day in 2009 the Yankees set a new franchise record for most home runs in a season with their 243rd home run of the season. The home run came off the bat of Alex Rodriguez who would hit two home runs including a grand slam in his final at bat of the season bringing his stats to 30 home runs and 100 RBI's. A Rod had seven RBI's in the same inning setting a new American League record.


  1. the Yankees franchise HR record was broken again in 2012. With Swisher, Ibanez, Martin, Jones...


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