May 10 in Yankee History

  • Putting in an early bid for the 2022 AL MVP Award that he would eventually take home, Aaron Judge blasted a one-out, three-run walkoff home run off Toronto closer Jordan Romano for a 6-5 Yankee win on May 10, 2022. Before winning on Judge’s 10th home run of the year, the team had tied the game 3-3 on Giancarlo Stanton‘s seventh bomb in the sixth inning. Continue reading
  • May 9 in Yankee History

  • In one of his best starts ever on May 4, 2022, “Nasty Nestor” Cortes” held the visiting Rangers hitless until center fielder Eli White singled with one out in the eighth inning. But Clay Holmes would be credited with the 1-0 win once Anthony Rizzo drove in Aaron Judge, on base with a single, in the bottom of the eighth. Cortes struck out 11 Texas batters in a game over in 2:41 before MLB’s 2023 rules dramatically shortened the game. Continue reading
  • May 8 in Yankee History

  • If you want the least distinctive thing about the Yankee 7-2 win over visiting Oakland on May 8, 2023, it’s that Aaron Hicks hit his last Yankee home run to cap the victory. But by then, Oswaldo Cabrera, Gleyber Torres, and DJ LeMahieu had already gone yard, and Harrison Bader had chipped in a triple. Nestor Cortes outdueled JP Sears. Continue reading
  • May 7 in Yankee History

  • Walkoffs are a delight, and when the comeback starts with your team on the losing end, they’re that much better. Through six, righthander Mario Gonzalez and the Mariners were up on Masahiro Tanaka 2-1 in Yankee Stadium on May 7, 2019. And Tommy Kahnle made things worse by allowing two more runs in the eighth. But once the home team scratched out a run on righty Cory Gearrin, who would be a Yankee later in the year, in the frame’s bottom half, third baseman Gio Urshela brought New York back to even with a two-run jack in the ninth. Then Cameron Maybin singled, and stole second, and DJ LeMahieu did not waste the opportunity, sending Maybin home with a game-winning single, 5-4 Yankees. Continue reading
  • May 5 in Yankee History

  • On May 5 (Cinqo de Mayo), 2001, Andy Pettitte beat the Orioles 5-2 by holding them to two hits and no earned runs over seven. Derek Jeter became the first Yankee to steal home in eight years when he accomplished that feat in the fourth inning.
  • Mammoth home runs and Mickey Mantle — the two just go together, and none more so than the bomb that almost went out of Yankee Stadium altogether until it struck the right field facade just inside the foul pole on May 5, 1956. The Mick hit another prodigious bomb the same day, Yogi Berra homered, and Hank Bauer delivered an inside-the-park job as the Yanks topped the A’s, 5-2. Continue reading
  • May 2 in Yankee History

  • The Yankees prevailed over the visiting Guardians 4-2 on May 2, 2023, on an rbi (on his own home run) and two runs scored from rookie shortstop Anthony Volpe. Gerrit Cole pitched well through six, but Wandy Peralta, the second reliever in the seventh, got the win. Continue reading