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This Day in Yankees History: Casey Stengel named manager

On this day in history, the Yankees hire Casey Stengel as manager, fifteen years after homering against them in the World Series; CC Sabathia locks down Orioles; Masahiro Tanaka quiets Astros.

Baseball Team Manager Casey Stengel

Welcome to the relaunched This Day in Yankees History. As the offseason has begun much sooner than anyone has ever hoped for, the Pinstripe Alley team has decided to continue the revived program in its new format. These daily posts will highlight two or three key moments in Yankees history on a given date, as well as recognize players born on the day. Hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane with us!

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This Day in Yankees History

97 Years Ago

Casey Stengel’s second home run of the World Series proves to be the difference in the game, as the New York Giants pitcher Art Nehf shuts out the Yankees, 1-0.

72 Years Ago

The Yankees shock their fanbase and the press by naming Casey Stengel as the new manager. Stengel, who had never finished higher than fifth place as manager of the Braves and Dodgers, would go on to lead the Yankees to five straight World Series.

8 Years Ago

CC Sabathia allows only four hits and one run in a complete-game effort to defeat the Baltimore Orioles, 4-1, in Game Five of the 2012 ALDS. Although the Yankees season would ultimately end in a disappointing fashion, the divisional round was one of the best all-time, including back-to-back games going more than 12 innings.

1 Year Ago

Masahiro Tanaka outduels Houston Astros starter Zack Greinke, allowing only one hit in six innings as the Yankees win, 7-0, to take an early 1-0 lead in the ALCS. Gleyber Torres goes 3-for-5 with 5 RBI and a home run.

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We thank Baseball-Reference, Nationalpastime.com, and FanGraphs for providing background information for these posts.