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April 23rd

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1903 The Highlanders, previously called the Orioles before their recent move from Baltimore, win their first game representing New York. Spitballer Harry Howell goes the distance, throwing a two-hitter to get the win when the team that will become known as the Yankees beats Washington at American League Park, 7-2.
1939 At Griffith Stadium, Senators' right-hander Alejandro Carrasquel faces the Yankees in his major league debut. The 26 year-old from Caracas becomes the first player from Venezuela to appear in a major league game.
1985 In a 5-4 extra-inning loss to Boston at Yankees Stadium, Don Baylor collects his 999th and 1000th RBIs when he hits a two-run home run off Oil Can Boyd in the bottom of the sixth inning to put the Bronx Bombers on the board. The 36 year-old outfielder/designated hitter will end his 19-year career with 1276 runs batted in.
2000 Yankees Bernie Williams and Jorge Posada, in a 10-7 victory over the Blue Jays, become the first teammates to have each homered from both sides of the plate in the same game. Felipe Lopez and Tony Clark will become the second pair of teammates to accomplish the feat when each homer from both sides of the plate on Opening Day for the Diamondbacks in 2009.
2014 Michael Pineda, due to his effort to get a better grip on the baseball on a cool spring night at Fenway Park, will be ejected in the second inning for using pine tar, after trying to conceal the foreign substance on his neck. The Yankees right-hander will get a ten-day suspension for using the sticky material, which is usually overlooked by opponents when used in a discreet manner since it does not affect the flight of the ball.

5 Fact(s) Found