This day in Yankees History: May 27

2005: A tale of two half-innings

In the top of the sixth inning between Boston and New York, the Red Sox string together five straight hits off Randy Johnson, but Boston only scores one run because the last two hits of the inning end with runners getting thrown out at home (Mark Bellhorn on a throw by Tony Womack and Johnny Damon on a throw by Robinson Cano). In bottom of the inning, the Yankees record four straight hits, one a two-run homer by Robinson Cano (the second of his career) following a Bernie Williams walk. Derek Jeter and Womack both single then Gary Sheffield hits a three-run homer, capping a five-run inning for the Yankees. The Bombers win, 6-3.

1991: The Mel & Jesse show

In a game versus Boston in the Bronx, all the Yankee offense comes off a pair of homers from both Mel Hall and Jesse Barfield. Yankee starter, and future pitching coach, Dave Eiland allows five runs in 4 1/3 innings before getting lifted. In the bottom of the fifth, Jesse Barfield gets the Yankees on the board with a solo shot off Red Sox starter Danny Darwin. In the bottom of the seventh, Hall and Barfield both hit solo shots to get the Yankees to within two. Then, in the bottom of the ninth, Hensley Meulens and Kevin Maas both singled off closer Jeff Reardon before Hall hits a walk-off three-run homer. The Yankees win, 6-5.

1962: Moose for dessert

In the bottom of the seventh, with the Yankees trailing the Tigers, 1-0, and the bases loaded with two outs, Ralph Houk pinch hits Moose Skowron for Joe Pepitone to face southpaw Ron Nischwitz, but Skowron ends up facing right-hander Sam Jones. Moose still singles home a run to tie the game at one. The score remains tied when Skowron comes up again in the bottom of the ninth with two on. This time, he takes reliever Doug Gallagher deep for the three-run walk-off blast.

1933: Eight is not enough for the Chisox

Following a three-run top of the eighth, the White Sox take an 11-3 lead over the Yankees. In the bottom of the frame, Lou Gehrig flies out and then the Yankees proceed to put 12 consecutive hitters on base. They record six singles, four walks (one intentional), a double and Bill Dickey caps the scoring off with a grand slam. The Yankees take a 15-11 lead, which would be the final score of the game.

1920: The Umpire Strikes Back

Umpire George Hildebrand ejects starter Bob Shawkey in the fourth inning after Shawkey shows him up by bowing and tipping his cap to the umpire following a couple of questionable calls. Shawkey then rushes Hildebrand, and the umpire “defended himself with his mask,” opening a gash on the starter’s head in the process. The Yanks would go on to beat the Red Sox, 6-1.