2010: Jeter doubles past Bernie
2010: Derek Jeter smacks a ground-rule double off Baltimore’s Brian Matusz. It is his 450th career double, passing Bernie Williams for second on the franchise doubles list.
2009: Clean baseball
The Yankees extend their errorless streak to an MLB-record 18 games in a 5-2 win against the Indians at Progressive Field, breaking the record held by the 2006 Red Sox.
2004: Double the fun for Derek
Derek Jeter homers off Sidney Ponson (the pitcher he has the most career homers against) in the sixth inning and hits a solo blast off reliever Darwin Cubillan to lead off the eighth, extending the Yankees' lead to 8-3. Turns out that homer would prove to be the difference as Tom Gordon and Mariano Rivera allow four runs in the top of the ninth before Mo stops the bleeding to give the Yankees an 8-7 win.
2003: Motor City marathon
Roger Clemens makes his second attempt at 300 career wins, and he takes a 7-1 lead into the bottom of the fifth inning at Comerica Park, but then allows five runs. He leaves with an 8-6 lead, but the Tigers ruin the day when Shane Halter hits a game-tying sacrifice fly to tie the game in the seventh. The game would remain tied at 8 until the 17th inning when Alfonso Soriano leads off with a home run to center. Two batters later, Jorge Posada takes Steve Sparks out to right, and the Yankees lead, 10-8. David Wells throws 5 2/3 innings of relief, allowing a run in the bottom of the 17th before Juan Acevedo comes in and gets Halter to fly out to end the game with the tying run on second. Yanks win in 17 innings, 10-9.
1992: Jeter drafted by Yankees
Derek Jeter is drafted sixth overall by the Yankees. Phil Nevin (Astros), Paul Shuey (Indians), BJ Wallace (Expos), Jeffrey Hammonds (Orioles) and Chad Mottola (Reds) are all taken ahead of him.
1947: Joltin’ Joe’s grand milestone
Joe DiMaggio drills two home runs, including the 250th of his career, in a 11-9 win at the Indians. DiMaggio goes 4-for-5 with five RBI. His first home run comes in the fifth inning when he goes back-to-back with Charlie Keller, and his second blast comes in the eighth, a grand slam with the game tied. The grand slam gives him home run No. 250.
1925: The Iron Horse begins his streak
Lou Gehrig begins his consecutive-game streak by pinch-hitting for Pee Wee Wanninger. (In an interesting twist of fate, Wanninger was the player who ended Everett Scott’s consecutive games streak earlier that season ... the streak which was the longest before Gehrig’s). The next day, first baseman Wally Pipp sits out with a headache, and Gehrig takes over.
1920: Babe toes the slab
Babe Ruth pitches for the first time as a Yankee. He starts against the Washington Senators at the Polo Grounds and allows four runs, two earned, over four innings, but he earns the win as the Yankees rout the Senators, 14-7.