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
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.