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Category Archives: This Day In Yankees History
If there was one word for me to describe the 2003 ALCS, it would be this: insane. 2003 saw the Yankees and the Red Sox, the most storied rivalry in baseball history, compete to punch a ticket to the 2003 World Series where one of the two teams would take on the Florida Marlins. It ...
December 21, 1995 - After hearing of an offer from the Baltimore Orioles, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner decides to stop fooling around with righty David Cone and signs him for 3-years and $18 million. The deal couldn't have worked out better for the Yankees especially considering the fact that Cone missed most of '96 with an ...
December 18, 2007 - Yankees starting pitcher Roger Clemens denies having used steroids in a statement released through his attorney, Randy Hendricks. In the Mitchell Report his former trainer Brian McNamee admitted to injecting Clemens with anabolic steroids and human growth hormone at least 16 times while he was a member of the Blue Jays ...
December 15, 1980 - Continuing his trend of signing the biggest free agent stars on the market, George Steinbrenner and the Yankees make Dave Winfield the richest player in baseball when they signed him to a deal that ended up being worth $23 million over 10 years. Initially happy with the deal, Steinbrenner grew furious with ...
December 14, 1985 - Former Yankee outfielder Roger Maris dies of lymphatic cancer in Houston at the age of 51. Maris played seven seasons with the Yankees from 1960 until 1966 and won two World Series in '61 and '62. He is most famous for breaking Babe Ruth's single season home run record with 61 in ...
December 13, 2001 - In a move that would perhaps be an omen for the next seven years, the Yankees signed Jason Giambi to a seven-year $120 million deal. The slow footed, overpaid, and soon to be outed steroid user would come to be the embodiment of what went wrong with the team over this ...
December 11, 1951 - 58 years ago on this day, The Yankee Clipper, Joltin Joe DiMaggio, officially retires from Major League Baseball after a legendary 13-year career that sees him play in 1,736 games. In those 13 years, DiMaggio won nine World Series titles (1936, '37, '38, '39, '41, '47, '49, '50, '51), played in 13 ...
December 10, 2008 - The Yankees added a big piece to their eventually 2009 World Series run when they signed CC Sabathia to a 7-year $161 million deal. Sabathia finished forth in the Cy Young voting in his first year and lead the Yankees to glory when he pitched and beat the Twins once in ...