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This Day in Yankees History: Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge go back-to-back

On this day in 2016, Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge wasted no time introducing themselves to the Bronx.

Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

The start of the 2020 season is finally underway! The Pinstripe Alley team is going to continue to keep these daily posts that 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 (August 13)

81 years ago

The Yankees beat the Athletics, 21-0, to tie the major-league record for the highest-scoring shutout by a team. Joe DiMaggio and Babe Dahlgren each hit two home runs, including one inside-the-park home run apiece. Red Ruffing also collects four hits in the victory.

22 years ago

Orlando Hernandez breaks a 30-year-old Yankees rookie record when he gets Mark McLemore on a called third strike for his 13th strikeout of the game. El Duque’s 13 punch-outs surpasses the mark established by Stan Bahnsen in 1968.

Nine years ago

Back in the lineup after being benched for a week, Jorge Posada drives in six runs, including a grand slam in the fifth inning to propel the Yankees to a 9-2 win over the Rays.

Four years ago

In their first MLB at-bats, Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge hit back-to-back homers to help the Yankees to an 8-4 win over the Rays. No teammates had ever before homered in their first at-bat in the same game, let alone back-to-back.

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Happy birthday to Bill Stafford and Fred Stanley!

Stafford pitched for six years with the Yankees from 1960-1965, recording a 3.48 ERA in that span. He was both a starter and a reliever, and won the World Series with New York in 1961 and 1962.

Stanley played in the majors for 14 years, eight of them with the Yankees. From 1973-1980, the versatile infielder played 521 games and hoisted the Commissioner’s Trophy in both 1977 and 1978 with the Bombers.

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