WATCH: Four years ago, lightning struck twice with Raul Ibanez


On this day in Yankees history just four years ago, Raul Ibanez earned himself a permanent place in Yankee fans' hearts with some absolutely jaw-dropping heroics. Two outs away from facing the prospect of elimination the next day in the 2012 ALDS against the Orioles and closer Jim Johnson, Joe Girardi stunningly pinch-hit Ibanez for Alex Rodriguez (whose severe hip ailments were not known at the time). Ibanez crushed a game-tying homer to right field, and two innings later, he walked it off against Brian Matusz with another long ball, his first all year against lefthanded pitching. The homers crushed the hearts of Orioles fans, and the Yankees went on to win the series in five games, the final playoff series victory of the "Derek Jeter Era." Still love you, Rauuuuuuuuuuuul.

Young Kids Radio Tribute To Derek Jeter


There may have been plenty of coverage surrounding Jeter's retirement, but there was nothing really expressing how kids, who are around their early twenties now, feel on the subject. This is for the kids who grew up on Jeter, as well as anyone else who appreciates the Captain as much as we do. It's about how we feel on his retirement, memories of his greatest plays, and the final home game. Legends never die and his spirit will continue to live on in all of us forever.

WATCH: 1961 Yanks cap iconic season with World Series victory over the Reds


On this day in Yankees history 53 years ago, the 1961 Yankees ended an unforgettable season in style with the 19th World Series title in franchise history. Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle had been the stars of the season with their home run chase, but the MVP of this World Series was Whitey Ford, who threw 14 innings of shutout ball against the Frank Robinson-led Reds. In the Game 5 finale, role players Johnny Blanchard and Hector Lopez led the way with a two-run and three-run homers respectively, and the Yanks secured the title in a 13-5 rout. What a season.

WATCH: 1958 Yanks complete 3-1 series comeback, beat Braves for title


Clinching three World Series titles on October 9th was nice, so why not another? The '58 Fall Classic was a Yankees/Braves rematch of the previous year, and it looked like Milwaukee would repeat as champions when they went up 3-1 in the series. Led by Cy Young Award winner and eventual World Series MVP Bob Turley though, the Yankees came roaring back. After a shutout in Game 5 and securing the final out of Game 6, Turley relieved a shaky Don Larsen in Game 7 despite having zero rest, and he incredibly pitched 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball. With a 2-2 tie in the eighth, Elston Howard hit the go-ahead single and Moose Skowron crushed a decisive three-run homer. Turley finished the job and the Yankees had their 18th World Series title!

WATCH: Yankees take down Dodgers to win title in Casey Stengel's debut


A third October 9th championship clinch was secured by the Yankees 65 years ago today when Casey Stengel's crew ran roughshod over Brooklyn pitching to win Game 5 of the 1949 World Series 10-6. It would be the first of a record five championships in a row, an incredible feat that will likely never be matched.

WATCH: Jeffrey Maier gets the assist as '96 Yanks beat O's in ALCS


On this day in Yankees history 18 years ago, the Yankees trailed the Orioles by one run in the eighth inning of the ALCS opener. Controversy erupted when Derek Jeter hit a long fly to right that a young fan named Jeffery Maier leaned over the fence to grab, and it was called a homer. It was the wrong call and the O's were furious, but they went on to lose the game anyway. Here's to you, Jeffrey Maier, wherever you are!

Happy 74th birthday, Joe Pepitone!


There's a birthday on today in Yankees history as well, as three-time All-Star and "Central Park designer" Joe Pepitone was born!

WATCH: Yanks become first team to "three-peat," win '38 World Series


On this day in Yankees history 76 years ago, Tommy Henrich homered and light-hitting shortstop Frankie Crosetti drove in four as the '38 Yanks swept away the Cubbies to win their seventh World Series and third title in a row. They were the first team to ever "three-peat," a feat only achieved by three other teams (two of which were also Yankees). Joe DiMaggio's Yanks were just dominant.

WATCH: Babe clubs 3 homers again, Yanks win '28 Series


October 9th was an excellent day in Yankees history, so expect this to be the first of several posts today about it. On this day 86 years ago, the legendary Babe Ruth hit three home runs in a World Series game for the second time in his career, and on the strength of that, the Yankees swept the Cardinals to win the 1928 World Series, their third championship. In the four-game romp to repeat as champs and avenge their World Series loss in '26, Ruth hit .625/.647/1.375 and Lou Gehrig hit .545/.706/1.727. What on Earth...

Vin Scully during Don Larsen's perfect game


Check out the amazing Vin Scully in the middle of Don Larsen's perfect game.