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 history.  It was done in game five of the World Series. To throw a perfect game ...

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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 “Murderers’ Row” (Originally the 1918 Yankees of Gilhooley, Peckinpaugh, Baker, Pratt, Pipp, and Bodie; the ...

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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 a die-hard baseball and Yankees fan, I got to enjoy a plethora of spine-tingling Yankee ...

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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 Toronto Blue Jays and Roberto Alomar, Joe Carter and his amazing walk-off homer. What excited me ...

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Wish We Were There: 1932 World Series- Ruth's Finale and the "Called Shot"

In 2010 the Yankees will be entering their 97th year as the Yankees (107th year in franchise history combined as Highlanders and Yankees) which means majority of the people who read these blogs have not been able to see all of the amazing moments in Yankees history. If I could have seen one classic moment ...

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