With the start of the 2020 season delayed for the foreseeable future, the Pinstripe Alley team decided to revive the program in a slightly different format. These daily posts will highlight a few key moments in Yankees history on a given date, as well as recognize players born on the day. Let’s take a trip down memory lane.
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This Day in Yankees History (April 23)
20 years ago
Bernie Williams and Jorge Posada become the first teammates to each homer from both sides of the plate in the same game, as they led the Yankees to a 10-7 victory over the Blue Jays. Since then, it has only been accomplished one other time. Felipe Lopez and Tony Clark became the second pair of teammates to do it back in 2009.
Nine years ago
Alex Rodriguez hit his 22nd career grand slam, which put him in sole possession of second-most all-time. A-Rod had six RBI in the game and the Yankees would eventually go on to defeat the Orioles, 15-3.
Six years ago
In an now-infamous moment, Michael Pineda was ejected for using pine tar against the Boston Red Sox after trying to hide the foreign substance on his neck. Due to his efforts to get a better grip on the baseball, Pineda received a 10-day suspension for using the sticky material.
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Happy 43rd birthday to Andruw Jones!
He played the last two seasons of his 17-year career with the Yankees. He hit .220/.322/.447 with 27 home runs during his 171 game tenure in pinstripes.
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We thank Baseball-Reference, Nationalpastime.com, and FanGraphs for providing background information for these posts.