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Game #93 -- Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees

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Toronto Blue Jays

Reed Johnson,  LF
Alex Rios,  RF
Vernon Wells,  CF
Troy Glaus,  3B
Frank Thomas,  DH
Lyle Overbay,  1B
Aaron Hill,  2B
Jason Phillips,  C
John McDonald,  SS

Shaun Marcum,  RHP  (5-3,  3.68)


New York Yankees

Johnny Damon,  LF
Derek Jeter,  SS
Bobby Abreu,  RF
Alex Rodriguez,  3B
Hideki Matsui,  DH
Jorge Posada,  C
Robinson Cano,  2B
Andy Phillips,  1B
Melky Cabrera,  CF

Roger Clemens,  RHP  (2-4,  4.20)


Clemens' career numbers vs. Jays:  23-12, 3.28 in 47 starts.  Marcum's career numbers vs. Yanks:  1-1, 5.47 in 7 games.

July 18th marks a few anniversaries in Yankee history worthy of mention....

1999:  On Yogi Berra Day at the Stadium with former battery-mate, Don Larson, throwing out the first pitch and watching from the comforts of The Boss' suite, David Cone throws the 16th perfect game in MLB history with a 6-0 victory over the Montreal Expos.  

Cone's line:  9.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, 88 pitches

1995:  After coming over from the Chicago White Sox during the off-season, "Black" Jack McDowell is shelled by his former ChiSox teammates at Yankee Stadium and mercilessly booed off the field by the Yankee faithful after surrendering 9 runs on 13 hits in 4.2 IP.  

McDowell responds to the boos by flipping the bird to the crowd as he walks off the field.  I still remember the BIG headlines the next day -- JACK ASS!

1987:  Don Mattingly connects for a homerun in his 8th consecutive game in a 7-2 loss against the Texas Rangers -- tying a major-league record by Dale Long, who accomplished the same feat in 1956.

The featured graphic for tonight's game is the 20th Anniversary logo for the Toronto Blue Jays back in 1996.