Sunday, April 20, 2014

This Day In New York Yankees History 4/20

On this day in 1912, after two days of rain, the first ever game is finally played at Fenway Park in Boston. Of course the first game in the historic stadium was with the New York Highlanders, soon to be the Yankees, and a Red Sox victory 7-6 in 11 innings.

On this day in 1988 Claudell Washington hit the Yankees 10,000th home run in franchise history as a pinch hitter. This total was the most in the major leagues and came off Minnesota's pitcher Jeff Reardon in the top of the ninth inning in a Yankees victory.

By the way, whose idea was it to hold a pot heads holiday on the same day as a children's holiday that has candy, sugar, and big meals are prepared? A genius, that's who. I personally do not smoke, and never have, but from a marketing aspect they kind of nailed it, no?

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