Sunday, July 13, 2014

Can't Predict Baseball: Pair Of Three Home Run Games

As Yankee fans we all remember the day that Reggie Jackson earned his pinstripes and had a three home run game in the clinching game of the World Series. Reggie's streak was albeit more impressive then this pair of Yankees three home run games because they were on three consecutive pitches but three home runs in a game is three home runs in a game regardless and very impressive.

On this day in 1973 Bobby Murcer hits three home runs off Gene Garber to account for all five of the Yankees runs in a 5-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals. This game was played on Friday the 13th at Yankee Stadium as it took only one hour and 51 minutes to play.

The other Yankee to hit three home runs on this day was Joe DiMaggio in 1940 in a double header against the St. Louis Browns. DiMaggio drove in nine runs as the Yankees sweep the Browns by the scores of 10-4 and 12-6.

You can't predict baseball unless your facing the Bronx Bombers.

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