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 (November 4)
24 Years Ago
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter becomes the fifth player in baseball history to be unanimously selected as the American League Rookie of the Year.
21 Years Ago
For the first time since 1985, two 20-game winners start Game SEven of the World Series, as Roger Clemens takes on Curt Schilling in Arizona. The Yankees, unfortunately, would go on to lose the game, as Mariano Rivera uncharacteristically gives up two runs in the bottom of the ninth.
17 Years Ago
The Yankees announce that Don Mattingly will replace Rick Down as the team’s hitting coach.
15 Years Ago
As part of an extensive staff makeover that saw the hiring of former managers Joe Kerrigan, Larry Bowa, Lee Mazzilli, and Tony Pena, the Yankees announce that Ron Guidry will replace Mel Stottlemyre as the team’s pitching coach.
11 Years Ago
With a 7-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 of the 2009 World Series, the Yankees win their 27th championship in franchise history. Hideki Matsui is named World Series MVP for his 6 RBI performance in the series, while Andy Pettitte becomes just the second pitcher to record the win in all three postseason-clinching games.
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We thank Baseball-Reference, Nationalpastime.com, and FanGraphs for providing background information for these posts.