Welcome to This Day in Yankees History. With the start of the 2020 season delayed for the foreseeable future, the Pinstripe Alley team decided to take a look back through history. These daily posts will highlight two or three key moments in Yankees history on a given date, as well as recognize players born on the day. Hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane with us!
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84 Years Ago
Tony Lazzeri made MLB history against the then-Philadelphia Athletics, becoming the first player to launch two grand slams in the same game in a 25-2 blowout win. Lazzeri’s slams came in the second inning off of George Tuberville and in the fifth inning off of Herman Fink, and he added a solo shot in the seventh off of Woody Upchurch. Lazzeri ended up with 11 RBI that day, setting the American League record.
64 Years Ago
Mickey Mantle led the way offensively for the Yankees in an 11-4 victory over the Tigers in Detroit. Mantle went 5-for-5 in the game, hitting a solo home run in the second inning before connecting on four consecutive singles (he was also intentionally walked). Mantle was slugging an insane .880 by that point in the season, and would eventually end the year with a…