2015: Bronx Bombing Buchholz
The Yankees wasted no time in a match-up with the Red Sox at the Stadium. They pounced on Boston starter Clay Buchholz in the bottom of the first inning, sending ten hitters to the plate and scoring seven runs on their way to a 14-4 win. The inning was highlighted by a three-run double off the bat of Alex Rodriguez followed by back-to-back homers - a two-run shot by Chase Headley and a solo drive courtesy of Stephen Drew. The game also featured a milestone for Brian McCann, who hit the 200th home run of his career off Edward Mujica in the eighth.
2013: Turning Three
As part of a 5-2 win over the Orioles in the Bronx, the Yankees turned a first-of-its-kind-in-MLB-history triple play that went 4-6-5-6-5-3-4. It occurred in the top of the eighth inning with CC Sabathia on the mound. Manny Machado was the batter for Baltimore while Alexi Casilla and Nick Markakis were the baserunners. It was the Yanks' second triple play in a span of almost three years - their previous one occurred 4\22\10 in Oakland, also with CC on the mound. Prior to that, the Yanks hadn't turned a triple play since 1968.
2003: Godzilla Walks It Off
After letting a 4-0 lead slip away in the Bronx, the Yankees walked off to beat Tampa Bay 5-4. Tampa chipped away following a four-run second inning put up by the Yanks, posting two runs in the fourth, one in the fifth, and one in the seventh, but its comeback attempt went by the boards. In the bottom of the ninth, with the bases loaded and one out, Hideki Matsui ended the game with an RBI single off Travis Harper, scoring Todd Zeile. The decisive run was unearned because Zeile had reached base earlier in the inning on an error by Tampa third baseman Damion Easley.
1993: Abbott & O'Neill
After six road games to start their season, the Yankees played their home opener. It was also the first home game as a Yankee for YES' own Paul O'Neill, who went 4-for-4 with two RBI. The Yankees beat the Royals 4-1, with Jim Abbott throwing a complete game for the win in what was also his home debut for the Yanks. Kansas City's losing pitcher? Another YES Man: David Cone, who surrendered three of O'Neill's hits.
1970: Taking Down the Tribe
After losing to Cleveland in game one of a doubleheader in the Bronx, the Yanks walk-off 5-4 in game two. The Yanks led 4-2 entering the top of the ninth when the Indians scored two runs on one error by Yanks third baseman Danny Cater, tying the game at four. However, the Yankees won in the bottom of the ninth on a game-ending walk. With the bases loaded and one out, Ron Hansen pinch-hit and drew a free pass from Mike Paul, who had just entered out of the Indians bullpen. John Ellis was forced home with the winning run.
1935: The Iron Horse Becomes Captain
Lou Gehrig was named the Captain of the Yankees, becoming the ninth player to officially hold that title. He is one of 15 Captains recognized by the franchise in its storied history (this does not include Everett Scott, who filled the role for the Yanks in the 1922 & 1923 World Series').
1932: Crow's First Flight
On Opening Day in a 12-6 Yankees win over the Philadelphia Athletics in Philly, Frankie Crosetti made his MLB debut, playing third base and going 0-for-5. Nicknamed "Crow," Crosetti spent his entire career with the Yanks, playing in over 1,700 games with the club from 1932-1948 including the postseason. A two-time All-Star, Crosetti was part of eight World Championship teams (1932, 1936-39, 1941, 1943, and 1947).