Tuesday, October 8, 2013

This Day In New York Yankees History 10/8

On this day in 1927 the greatest team of all time, the 1927 New York Yankees, beat the Pirates 4-3 to complete the sweep and win the World Series.

On this day in 1939 the Yankees completed a sweep of the Cincinnati Reds to become the first team to ever win four consecutive World Series championships. The Yankees would win the game 7-4.

On this day in 1956 Don Larsen became the first and to this date the only pitcher to every throw a perfect game in World Series history. The Yankees would beat the Dodgers 2-0 at Yankees Stadium in game five of this World Series.

On this day in 1961 Don Larsen threw five shutout innings against the Cincinnati Reds to extend his World Series scoreless streak to 32 innings. The previous record was held by Babe Ruth when he has 29 2/3 innings of consecutive scoreless baseball in the Fall Classic. The Yankees would win game four 6-0.

On this day in 1995 we saw the Seattle Mariners celebrating at home plate as they became only the fourth team to even come from behind after being down two games in a five game series. The Yankees would lose in Don Mattingly's final game 6-5 in 11 innings.

On this day in 2007 we would see the Yankees lose to the Cleveland Indians 6-4 ending their season in the ALDS and ending Joe Torre's 12 year tenure as the manager of the Yankees. Torre would win 1,173 games in pinstripes and would make the post season every season including four World Series championships in six opportunities.

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