Welcome to the relaunched This Day in Yankees History. With the start of the 2020 season delayed for the foreseeable future, the Pinstripe Alley team decided to revive the program in a slightly different format. 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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This Day in Yankee History (May 26)
73 Years Ago
The Yankees and Red Sox set the record for largest crowd at a single game in baseball history, with an attendance of 74,747 fans inside Yankee Stadium — plus 1140 who had purchased standing room only tickets, but for whom there was no space for. The Yankees won that game by a score of 9-3.
14 Years Ago
Derek Jeter becomes just the eighth Yankee in franchise history to record 2000 hits with the team, lining an infield single down the third base line off Kansas City pitcher Scott Elarton. The Yankees would, unfortunately, lose the game 7-6, as the Royals broke both a thirteen-game losing streak and a fourteen-game losing streak at Yankee Stadium.
2 Years Ago