June 8 in Yankee History

  • It could be said that the Yankees punished Boston’s David Price yet again in the Stadium on June 8, 2017, but it was actually the work of one “Bronx Bomber” that drove the southpaw from the mound after five frames. Gary Sanchez homered for three runs, then two, putting the home team up 6-1 by the time Price departed, and Michael Pineda went seven in the 9-1 Yankee victory. Brett Gardner homered as well. Continue reading
  • June 7 in Yankee History

  • Most fans will smile in respect, I assume, to the rare long outing former ace CC Sabathia had in an 8-0 whitewashing of the visiting Red Sox on June 7, 2017, as he threw 92 pitches over eight scintillating innings, but they’ll have a lot more trouble coming to grips with the offensive star of the night, as Chris Carter delivered four runs with a three-run bomb and an rbi base hit. A Jackie Bradley, Jr. grab of Carter’s deep drive to center may have denied him a second homer, but the Yanks chose not to request replay. This night heralded in a difficult time with train travel to the Bronx and Manhattan, as a huge fire under the Metro North tracks serving the area disrupted service in the weeks following. Continue reading
  • June 6 in Yankee History

  • Fourth-inning homers by Mitch Moreland and Hanley Ramirez, and another by Adam Benintendi in the fifth off Masahiro Tanaka were too much to overcome as the Yanks fell to Boston 5-4 in the Bronx on June 6, 2017. With the Yanks up over the Red Sox by two games before this one, the home team could have extended that but for a particularly bad night by third baseman Chase Headley, who struck out with a man on third in the second, and bounced back to the pitcher for a twin kiling with one down in the fourth. Continue reading
  • June 5 in Yankee History

  • The Yankees and Jameson Taillon led visiting Boston 2-0 on Gleyber Torres‘s fourth-inning home run on June 5, 2021, but the Red Sox reached Taillon, then Jonathan Loaisiga, for five straight hits in a 3-0 sixth. Bobby Dalbec keyed a four-run eighth inning with a bomb, and the visitors prevailed, 7-3. Continue reading
  • June 3 in Yankee History

  • I would place this feat in third place to his incredible consecutive-games-played streak and the lofty rbi totals and hits totals he amassed: Lou Gehrig stroked four consecutive home runs in one game on June 3, 1932. The Yanks prevailed over the Athletics in a slugfest, 20-13, as Tony Lazzeri hit for the cycle as well. (That leaves the Iron Horse’s lead in career grand slams that stood for eight decades now fourth on his all-time performance numbers, by the way!) Continue reading
  • June 2 in Yankee History

  • June 2 is a sad day in Yankee land, as Lou Gehrig was lost to amyotropic lateral sclerosis, the condition that is more famously referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, on this day in 1941. But the Yankee organization did institute the first ever “Lou Gehrig Day” on this day in 2021, and the team responded with a 4-3 win over Tampa. Jordan Montgomery went six for the win, and Gio Urshela and Clint Frazier supplied the offense, driving in two apiece. Gio whacked a two-run homer in the first, while Clint, coming off an 11th-inning walkoff the previous day, singled for two in the fourth. Continue reading
  • June 1 in Yankee History

  • The first (historically and tradition-wise) of two huge June 1 Yankee days took place as Lou Gehrig pinch-hit for shortstop Paul Wanninger in 1925 in a 5-3 loss to the Senators. The next day Lou played first for Wally Pipp, making what was to become his record consecutive-games streak two games old. Continue reading
  • May 31 in Yankee History

  • Lefty J.A. Happ did well in going five for the 4-1 win over visiting Boston on May 31, 2019, although he was, of course, reached for the obligatory long ball, a drive to left by Rafael Devers that gave the visitors a 1-0 lead in the second. But Gio Urshela and Brett Gardner singles set up the Yankee third, and a DJ LeMahieu double and Aaron Hicks single plated three. LeMahieu added a solo shot in the fifth, and Adam Ottavino, Tommy Kahnle, Zack Britton, and Aroldis Chapman made it stand up. Continue reading