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Category Archives: This Day In Yankees History
December 8, 2008 - the Hall of Fame veterans committee gets something right when they elect former Yankees second baseman Joe Gordon into Cooperstown. Gordon played on the Yankees for seven seasons from 1938-1946 taking a break in the middle to fight in WWII. He helped to win four World Series with the Yankees in '38, ...
December 7, 1973 - The Yankees traded pitcher Lindy McDaniel, who had gone 12-6 with a 2.86 ERA in 1973, to the Royals in exchange for outfielder Lou Piniella and pitcher Ken Wright. Wright only pitched 5.2 innings in total with the Yankees in 1974, but Lou Piniella went on to play for the Yankees for ...
December 5, 1984 - The Yankees trade for future Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson as they send five players, pitchers Jay Howell and Jose Rijo, outfielder Stan Javier, and minor leaguer pitchers Tim Birtsas and Eric Plunk, to Athletics. Henderson spend four and a half seasons as a Yankee and despite being labeled as lazy he ...
December 4, 1990 - The Yankees lose former all-star pitcher and future pitching coach Dave Righetti after he signs a four-year $10 million contract to play for the San Francisco Giants. Righetti came to the Yankees as part of the trade that sent Sparky Lyle to the Texas Rangers in 1978. He pitched for the Yankees ...
On December 3, 2005 the wheels were put in motion for the Yankees to land Joba Chamberlain when the Phillies signed reliever Tom Gordon, who was a type-A free agent. The compensation pick they got from that they later used to select Joba in the 41st overall in the 2006 draft. So when we talk about ...
On December 1, 1954, the Yankees completed 17-player trade, one of the largest deals in team history, with the Baltimore Orioles. Coming to New York was: Don Larsen, Bob Turley, Billy Hunter, Mike Blyzka, Darrell Johnson, Jim Fridley, and Dick Kryhoski. Going to Baltimore was: five-time World Series winner Gene Woodling, Harry Byrd, Jim McDonald, Willy Miranda, ...