Sunday, October 13, 2013

This Day In New York Yankees History 10/13

On this day in 1921 the New York Giants beat the New York Yankees in the Polo Grounds in the first ever all New York World Series. The Giants beat the Yankees 1-0 on this day to win the Fall Classic in eight games.

On this day in 1960 we saw the first and only home run to ever end a World Series in a Game 7 when the Pirates Bill Mazeroski hit the winning home run off Ralph Terry to break a 9-9 tie. This may be the most exciting World Series of all time and the greatest World Series of all time.

On this day in 2000 the great Mariano Rivera broke Whitey Ford's 38 year old record for the most consecutive scoreless innings pitched in the postseason. Mariano Rivera's streak extended to 33.1 IP when he passed Whitey passing the 33 innings that Ford put up from 1960-1962.

On this day in 2001 the Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 1-0 staving off elimination in the ALDS as they were down two games to none. This will always be remembered as "the flip" game where Derek Jeter was backing up an errant throw and flipped the ball to catcher Jorge Posada getting the A's Jeremy Giambi at the plate to keep the 1-0 lead. This was one of the best and most clutch plays ever in the history of the postseason.

On this day in 2003 Don Zimmer gave a tearful apology a day after the brawl at Fenway Park broke out and saw the 72 year old Yankees bench coach rush the Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez. The Yankees would win this Game 3 of the ALCS.

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