Category Archives: Wish We Were There

Wish We Were There: Don Larsen’s Perfect Game

One of the greatest moments in Yankee history occurred on October 8, 1956.  In fact, it is the only such accomplishment of its kind.  Don Larsen threw the only post season no hitter and perfect game in Major League Baseball … Continue reading

Posted in Wish We Were There | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Wish We Were There: Roger Maris' 61 in '61

1961, the first year that the major leagues added eight games to the schedule, from 154 to 162. The Yankees had earned the title of best record in the major leagues, at 109-53. It was the third coming of the … Continue reading

Posted in Wish We Were There | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Wish We Were There: July 4th, 1939 – Lou Gehrig's Farewell Speech

It was not until high school that I began my love affair with baseball. Prior to that, I had been the epitome of the casual fan: I knew my team, the Yankees, and that’s pretty much it. Even after becoming … Continue reading

Posted in Wish We Were There | Tagged | 1 Comment

Wish We Were There: 1953 World Series Against The Boys Of Summer

Becoming a baseball fan in the early 90’s was exciting. I can remember being excited by the Oakland Athletics and Mark McGwire, Jose Canseco, and Dave Stewart, the Philadelphia Phillies and Darren Daulton, Lenny Dykstra, and John Kruk and the … Continue reading

Posted in Wish We Were There | Tagged , | 1 Comment