Saturday, August 22, 2015

This Day In New York Yankees History 8/22: Yankees Present Jorge Posada Day

Before we get into this day in New York Yankees history I wanted to remind everyone that today the team will retire the #20 of Jorge Posada. The Yankees will conduct a pregame ceremony to retire Posada before this afternoon's game with the Cleveland Indians. Be sure to check the YES Network for that ceremony as we honor one of the Core Four. #HipHipJorge

On this day in 2008 Jeter notched one more mark in the Yankees history books as he joined Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth as only the third Yankee to ever collect their 2,500th hit. The historic hit of the bloop variety came off the Orioles pitcher Radhames Liz in a 9-4 Yankees victory. #DJ2.5K

Also on this day in 1961 Roger Maris became the first player in Major League history to hit his 50th home run of the season in the month of August. The 26 year old outfielder would hit the home run off the Angels Ken McBride in a Yankees 4-3 loss.

Finally on this day in 1939 the New York Yankees would win their first night game in their franchises history as they beat the Chicago White Sox in front of more than 50,000 fans at Comiskey Park. The Yankees had nine extra base hits and 14 hits overall in the victory.

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