2017: Bald brothers bash in Baltimore
The Yankees score eight runs in the first four innings against the Orioles at Camden Yards. Brett Gardner and Matt Holliday each homer twice for the Yankees. The pair both go deep in the first inning, Holliday then homers to lead off the third inning and Gardner answers by leading off the fourth with a homer.
2011: Big Sexy blanks Oakland
Bartolo Colon tosses a four-hit shutout against the A’s in Oakland as the Yankees win, 5-0. It was the first shutout by a Yankees righthander since Chien-Ming Wang threw one in 2006. It was also Colon’s first shutout since 2006 as well.
1995: Jeter’s first hit
After going 0-for-5 in his MLB debut the day before and striking out in his first at-bat, Derek Jeter leads off the fifth inning with a single to left off Tim Belcher for his first Major League hit. Mariners first baseman and future Yankee teammate, Tino Martinez, congratulates him. Jeter would be brought in to score later in the inning by Jim Leyritz for his first run scored as well. The Yankees would still lose, 7-3.
1968: The Mick turns back the clock
Mickey Mantle, showing flashes of his old self, goes 5-for-5 with a pair of homers in a 13-4 rout of the Senators at Yankee Stadium.
1967: The Chairman retires
Whitey Ford announces his retirement from baseball because of an elbow injury. His final appearance was a start in Detroit on May 21, but he lasted just one inning for the Yankees. The stylish left-hander closes out with 236 career wins and only 106 losses for a .690 winning percentage.
1961: Mickey, Maris and Moose manage multiple mashes
Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris and Moose Skowron each homer twice and Yogi Berra adds one too in a 12-3 rout of the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mantle homers in the first, Maris in the third and Skowron in the fourth. Then Yogi and Moose lead off the sixth with back-to-back homers before the M&M boys go back-to-back in the eighth.
1956: More Mantle marvels
Mickey Mantle hits one of the most memorable home runs in his career, in the second game of a doubleheader with the Senators. He tags a pitch from Pedro Ramos that comes within 18 inches of leaving Yankee Stadium, something never accomplished by any Major Leaguer. The ball is still climbing when it caroms off the upper-stand facade, about 396 feet from home plate. Estimates are that the ball could have traveled more than 600 feet. It is Mantle's 20th home run of the season -- no one else had ever hit 20 home runs before June.
1938: Record crowd watches two games and a fight
The largest crowd in Yankee Stadium history, 83,533, sees Red Ruffing end Lefty Grove's eight-game winning streak in a 10-0 victory over the Red Sox. Approximately 6,000 fans are turned away, and 511 are given refunds because there is no place to stand. The Yankees also take the nightcap, 5-4, in a game made famous for a fight between Yankees outfielder Jake Powell and Boston player-manager Joe Cronin. Both players are fined and suspended for 10 days.
1935: Round number alert for the Iron Horse
Lou Gehrig collects his 2,000th career hit (a third-inning single) in the second game of a double-header against the Senators in Washington. Gehrig finishes the game with three hits, and the Yankees win,10-3
1932: Huggins memorial begins Yankee tradition
The Yankee unveil a monument to honor Miller Huggins, the late Yankees manager who led the team to its first six AL pennants and first three World Series titles. Huggins passed away due to complications from an infection near the end of the 1929 season. It is the first of an array of monuments erected in the ballpark.