2011: The Captain swipes a record from Rickey
After a single to lead off the third inning, Derek Jeter steals second base off Felix Hernandez for his 327th career stolen base, passing Rickey Henderson for the most in Yankees franchise history.
2004: Mo’s not even halfway done yet
In closing out the Yankees’ 7-5 victory over the Devil Rays in Tampa Bay, Mariano Rivera notches his 300th career save. In the process, he becomes the first Yankees and 17th reliever in Major League history to reach the milestone.
2003: Careful what you ask for
After the Red Sox rally in the top of the ninth for four runs off Mike Mussina and Mariano Rivera to tie the game, the Yankees answer with a one-out double by Hideki Matsui who reaches third on a throwing error by Manny Ramirez. Reliever Brandon Lyon intentionally walks Alfonso Soriano and Jason Giambi only to issue a six-pitch walk to Jorge Posada for the walk-off free pass.
1978: This is old school
Goose Gossage comes into the game against the Blue Jays in the seventh inning with a 5-3 lead. He gives up a run on a sac fly in the seventh and blows the lead in the ninth on a Willie Upshaw solo shot. Goose then holds Toronto scoreless for four more innings until the Yankees rally in the bottom of the 13th with a Willie Randolph walk-off single. It was the longest outing for Gossage since he was a starter with the White Sox two years earlier and the fourth time he had worked seven innings of relief in his career.
1949: The Bullet fires off six scoreless
Bullet Joe Page comes in to pitch the ninth inning with the Yankees down, 1-0, to the A’s. In the bottom of the frame, Yogi Berra ties the game with a two-out RBI double off Athletics’ starter Lou Brissie. Page pitches five more innings of scoreless relief. In the bottom of the 14th, Yogi singles off Brissie, who was still in the game, and scores on a double by Billy Johnson.
1946: Let there be lights!!!
The Washington Senators edge the Yankees, 2-1, before 49,917 fans in the first night game at Yankee Stadium. General Electric president Charles Wilson throws out the first pitch.
1942: Well-rounded rookie
Rookie pitcher Hank Borowy picks a perfect time for his first big league hit when he helps himself in the bottom of the fifth with a ground-rule RBI double to tie the A’s, 2-2. He then throws shutout baseball for the rest of the game and is rewarded in the bottom of the ninth when Joe Gordon smacks a single with the bases loaded for the walk-off, the second win of Borowy’s career and his first complete game.
1941: Selkirk’s substitute salami shatters Senators
Trailing, 3-2, in the top of the eighth with one out and the bases loaded, Joe McCarthy pinch hits George Selkirk for Frankie Crosetti. McCarthy’s hunch pays off when Selkirk takes Washington starter Sid Hudson deep for a grand slam. It was the first pinch-hit grand slam ever by a Yankees hitter and the 10th in American League history. The Yankees hold off a late rally by the Senators and win, 6-5.
1933: A sign of things to come
While playing for the San Francisco Seals of the PCL, Joe DiMaggio begins a 61-game hit streak in the second game of a doubleheader.