2011: Jeter and Posada team up for record
In a 16-7 loss to the Blue Jays, Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada appear in their 1,660th game as teammates, setting a new franchise record. The previous mark, set by Lou Gehrig and Tony Lazzeri, had stood since 1937.
2009: Mo gets fourth All-Star save
In what will be the penultimate time he appears in an All-Star Game, Mariano Rivera records his fourth save in the Midsummer Classic, breaking his tie with Dennis Eckersley for most all-time. Rivera’s final career All-Star Game strikeout also comes in this contest, as he catches Colorado’s Brad Hawpe looking while preserving the A.L.’s 4-3 victory.
2008: Josh Hamilton puts on a Yankee Stadium show
In the final season at the old Yankee Stadium, Josh Hamilton authors one of the greatest Home Run Derby performances. The Rangers outfielder and first-time All-Star blasts a record 28 home runs in the first round, including 13 straight at one point. He tires in the finals however, falling, 5-3, to winner Justin Morneau.
1934: A little lineup maneuvering
In an effort to keep his consecutive games streak alive, the Yankees have a lumbago-stricken Lou Gehrig listed as the shortstop and batting leadoff against the Tigers in Detroit. It is the only time in his career that “Iron Horse” starts at either position. Gehrig singles in the first before promptly being pinch run for by Red Rolfe.