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1955 The Yankees clinch their 21st American League pennant by beating Boston in the nightcap at Fenway Park, 3-2. The team, who will lose the World Series to Brooklyn in seven games, will finish the season three games in front of Cleveland.
1969 In an 8-3 win over the Yankees at Fenway Park, Red Sox first baseman Carl Yastrzemski hits his 200th career home. Yaz, who will hit 452 homers during his 23-year tenure in the major leagues, blasts a third-inning pitch off starter Mel Stottlemyre to reach the milestone, and then adds #201 in the eighth off Lindy McDaniel.
1969 In his last major league at-bat, John Miller homers, making the Dodger the only player in history to have hit a home run in his first and last plate appearance in the major leagues. In 1966, as a Yankee, he went deep in the first of only 61 big league career at-bats in which he would collect only ten hits, including the two memorable round-trippers to start and end his 32-game career.
1984 The Tigers defeat the Yankees, 4-1, making Sparky Anderson the first manager ever to win 100 games in a season in each league. As skipper of the 'Big Red Machine,' his team won 108 games in 1975 and 102 in 1976.
1998 With an 8-4 victory over the Indians, the 1998 Yankees tie the 1927 team for the most wins in franchise history. The Bronx Bombers' 110 victories pull them within one game of the American League record of 111 victories by the 1954 Indians.
1999 With a crowd of 27,549 fans, the Yankees break the New York City season attendance record with a total of 3,072,009. The Mets had previously held the record when 3,047,724 turned the turnstiles in 1988.
2001 At Camden Yards, Yankee closer Mariano Rivera establishes a franchise single-season record when he saves his 47th game, a 5-4 victory over Baltimore in 10-innings. Dave Righetti set the previous set the mark in 1986.
2007 Mike Mussina becomes the 45th pitcher in major league history to win 250 games when the Yankees beat the Blue Jays in the Bronx, 7-5. 'Moose' insists that the game ball go to Joba Chamberlain, the rookie phenom who picks up his first career save.
2008 With a 5-4 victory over the Indians at Fenway Park, the Red Sox earn at least a wild-card playoff berth. Boston's win eliminates the Yankees, who had appeared in 13 consecutive postseasons, spanning Derek Jeter's entire career.

9 Fact(s) Found