Welcome to the relaunched This Day in Yankees History. 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 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 Yankee History (June 6)
21 Years Ago
Derek Jeter’s streak of reaching base in 54 straight games came to an end on this day against the Mets. In a 7-2 loss in the Bronx, Jeter was kept off the basepaths, while Roger Clemens saw a streak of his own end. His run of 20 consecutive victories was snapped, which was an American League record.
55 Years Ago
Remember when Reggie Jackson went yard in three consecutive at-bats to help with the 1977 World Series? Of course you do. Well, on this day in 1965, Tom Tresh did something similar, hitting three straight dingers in a 12-0 blowout win of the White Sox. Jackson did it against three different pitchers, but Tresh took two deep, blasting homers off Juan Pizarro and Bruce Howard.
86 Years Ago
Myril Hoag made history on this day in 1934, becoming the first Yankee to record six hits in one game. Hoag went 6-for-6 in a 15-3 blowout win over the Red Sox at Fenway, with all six hits being singles, which was a major league record.
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Happy Birthday to Yankee legend Bill Dickey! The Hall of Fame catcher was born on this day in 1907, and would go on to accumulate 57.3 WAR, and his number eight was retired by the franchise.
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We thank Baseball-Reference and Nationalpastime.com for providing background information for these posts.