Tag: Yankee Stadium

Yankee designated hitter Alex Rodriguez establishes a major league record with his 24th career grand slam, going deep off George Kontos in the team’s 5-1 victory over the Giants in the Bronx. The two-out seventh-inning bases-loaded round tripper surpasses the mark established in 1938 by fellow Bronx Bomber Lou Gehrig.

Yankee designated hitter Alex Rodriguez establishes a major league record with his 24th career grand slam, going deep off George Kontos in the team’s 5-1 victory over the Giants in the Bronx. The two-out seventh-inning bases-loaded round tripper surpasses the mark established in 1938 by fellow Bronx Bomber Lou Gehrig.

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Alex Rodriguez eclipses Babe Ruth in becoming the youngest major leaguer to hit 600 career home runs

Exactly three years to the day he hit his 500th round-tripper, Alex Rodriguez eclipses Babe Ruth in becoming the youngest major leaguer to hit 600 career home runs when he blasts a two-run first-inning shot into Monument Park at Yankee Stadium. The 35 year-old Bronx Bomber third baseman is the seventh player in baseball history to reach the milestone.

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At New York’s Gracey Mansion, Major League Baseball announces the 2008 All-Star Game will be played at Yankee Stadium for the fourth time

At New York’s Gracey Mansion, Major League Baseball announces the 2008 All-Star Game will be played at Yankee Stadium for the fourth time (1939, 1960, 1977) in the ballpark’s history. The annual Midsummer Classic will showcase the historic ‘House that Ruth Built’ in its final season as the home of the Bronx Bombers.

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The Bloody Sock Game – Schilling and Red Sox force a deciding game 7 in ALCS

In a contest which features two reversed calls by the umpires, the Red Sox, three outs from being swept in Game 4, become the first team in baseball history after trailing the series 0-3 to force a Game 7. Curt Schilling, playing with a dislocated ankle tendon, turns in an outstanding pitching performance in Boston’s 4-2 victory over the Bombers in the Bronx ballpark, 4-2.

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The winningest pitcher in franchise history is honored by the Yankees during Whitey Ford Day ceremonies at Yankee Stadium. The crafty lefty holds the team record for victories (236), innings pitched (3,170 1/3), strikeouts (1,956), and shutouts (45).

The winningest pitcher in franchise history is honored by the Yankees during Whitey Ford Day ceremonies at Yankee Stadium. The crafty lefty holds the team record for victories (236), innings pitched (3,170 1/3), strikeouts (1,956), and shutouts (45).

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Pedro Martinez hurls an impressive one-hitter for his 21st victory of the year strikes out 17 batters

The Red Sox trip the Yankees, 3 – 1, as Pedro Martinez hurls an impressive one-hitter for his 21st victory of the year. Martinez strikes out 17 batters, the most Yankees ever fanned in a single game. DH Chili Davis’ 2nd-inning home run is New York’s only safety. Chuck Knoblauch, leading off the game, gives the Yankees their only other baserunner; he is caught stealing, so Martinez faces just one over the minimum.

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With the Yankees trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Derek Jeter ties the game with a deep fly ball to right field that is ruled a home run by umpire Rich Garcia, despite the protest of outfielder Tony Tarasco and Orioles manager Davey Johnson, who claim there was spectator interference that prevented the ball from being caught. Video replay clearly shows 12 year-old Jeffrey Maier reaching over the fence and bringing the catchable live ball into the stands, forever changing the outcome of Game 1 of the ALCS, and, many believe, of the series.

With the Yankees trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Derek Jeter ties the game with a deep fly ball to right field that is ruled a home run by umpire Rich Garcia, despite the protest of outfielder Tony Tarasco and Orioles manager Davey Johnson, who claim there was spectator interference that prevented the ball from being caught. Video replay clearly shows 12 year-old Jeffrey Maier reaching over the fence and bringing the catchable live ball into the stands, forever changing the outcome of Game 1 of the ALCS, and, many believe, of the series.

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Fisk tags out two yankees at home on the same play

Ozzie Guillen scores from second base on an infield hit in the 11th to give the White Sox a 6 – 5 victory over the Yankees. Luis Salazar’s slow roller down the first base line is fielded by pitcher Rich Bordi, and with no play at first, Guillen keeps running. In the 7th, the Yankees have two runners thrown out at home on the same play.

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Reggie Jackson homers off Ron Guidry in his return to New York – Yankee fans chant “stienbrenner

Reggie Jackson, who left the Bronx when the team decided not to renew his contract, returns to Yankee Stadium as an Angel, and to the delight of the New York crowd, hits a long home run contributing to California’s 3-1 rain-shortened victory over the home team. The fans show their displeasure about losing ‘Mr. October’ to free agency by chanting “Steinbrenner Sucks” as Jackson rounded the bases while the Yankee owner stands defiantly in his box.

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 George Brett hits an upper-deck three-run home run off relief ace Goose Gossage to give the Kansas City Royals a 4 – 2 victory and a three-game sweep of the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series.

1980 – George Brett hits an upper-deck three-run home run off relief ace Goose Gossage to give the Kansas City Royals a 4 – 2 victory and a three-game sweep of the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series.

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Ron Guidry gives up the most runs since 1977

At Yankee Stadium, 52,719 fans see Milwaukee jump on Ron Guidry for four runs in the 6th inning and beat New York, 5 – 1. It’s the most runs the Cy Young Award winner has allowed in a game since 1977. New York gets singles from their first three hitters, but manage to score just one run in the 1st inning off Mike Caldwell.

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On Opening Day, Roger Maris returns to Yankee Stadium for the first time since being traded to the Cardinals in 1966. The prodigal son, who has shunned many previous invitations, returns to help Mickey Mantle hoist the club’s World Champion flag due to the promise of team owner George Steinbrenner to install sod and lights for the baseball field at his children’s school in Gainesville, Florida.

On Opening Day, Roger Maris returns to Yankee Stadium for the first time since being traded to the Cardinals in 1966. The prodigal son, who has shunned many previous invitations, returns to help Mickey Mantle hoist the club’s World Champion flag due to the promise of team owner George Steinbrenner to install sod and lights for the baseball field at his children’s school in Gainesville, Florida.

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At Yankee Stadium, the National League scores four times in the opening inning off Jim Palmer, en route to a 7 – 5 All-Star Game victory. Don Sutton, hurling three scoreless innings, is named the game’s MVP.

At Yankee Stadium, the National League scores four times in the opening inning off Jim Palmer, en route to a 7 – 5 All-Star Game victory. Don Sutton, hurling three scoreless innings, is named the game’s MVP.

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New Yankee Stadium to be built

The day after the season finale at Yankee Stadium, Mayor John Lindsay, who had given his approval for the renovation of the Bronx ballpark, ceremonially begins the project by scooping a pile of dirt from right field with a bulldozer. The on-field ceremony at the empty stadium includes the widows of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, who are given home plate and first base, respectively.

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During the Old Timers’ Game played at Yankee Stadium, Mickey Mantle homers off his old teammate and best buddy, Whitey Ford. After launching a shot that lands foul in the upper deck, the slugger sends the southpaw’s next pitch over the fence, much to the delight of the large crowd gathered for the festivities.

During the Old Timers’ Game played at Yankee Stadium, Mickey Mantle homers off his old teammate and best buddy, Whitey Ford. After launching a shot that lands foul in the upper deck, the slugger sends the southpaw’s next pitch over the fence, much to the delight of the large crowd gathered for the festivities.

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Sparky Lyle becomes the first reliever to come into a game with a signature entrance song when the Yankee Stadium

Sparky Lyle becomes the first reliever to come into a game with a signature entrance song when the Yankee Stadium PA system plays Pomp and Circumstance as the closer approaches the mound. Although the southpaw secures the last out of the team’s 3-2�victory over�Milwaukee,�the�New York�relief pitcher feels�the song, selected by PR man Marty Appel to signify the end of the game much as the Edward Elgar’s march signals the end of an�academic accomplishment, adds more pressure to his closer role and asks the public relations department to put the tradition on hold.

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Dave McNally wins his 20th game for the fourth consecutive season when he blanks New York at Yankee Stadium, 5-0. The southpaw becomes the first of the four 20-game winners on the club, which will include Jim Palmer, Mike Cuellar, and Pat Dobson.

Dave McNally wins his 20th game for the fourth consecutive season when he blanks New York at Yankee Stadium, 5-0. The southpaw becomes the first of the four 20-game winners on the club, which will include Jim Palmer, Mike Cuellar, and Pat Dobson.

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