Tuesday, July 1, 2014

This Day In New York Yankees History 7/1

As the clock strikes midnight and the calendars change to July the New York Yankees keep on making history...

On this day in 1914 the Yankees 22 year old first basemen Harry Kingman becomes the first person born in China to play in a Major League game. Kingman, son of New York Congregationalist missionary and chaplain at Pomona College and Tientsini born, goes 0-3 with a walk to start his career.

Also on this day in 1941 Joe DiMaggio tied Wee Willie Keeler's 1897 major league record for consecutive games hit streak with 44 with a little help. In the game the Red Sox third baseman Jim Tabor made a poor throw but the New York World Telegram's and official scorer Dan Daniel gives the Yankee Clipper a hit to keep the streak alive.

On this day in 1950 Eddye Ford made his major league and Yankee debut giving up five runs and seven hits in 4.2 innings of relief against the Boston Red Sox in Fenway Park. While it was not the most ideal start to a career Ford would end his career as the winningest pitcher in Yankees history while earning the nickname Whitey.

On this day in 1990 the Yankees Andy Hawkins throws a no hitter against the Chicago White Sox but lost the game 4-0. Comiskey Park was celebrating it's 80th birthday and a technicality kept the home team from being no hit since they technically did not have to bat in the 9th inning.

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