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Today in Yankees History
September 2nd

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1939 When Babe Dahlgren strikes out while being given an intentional walk and George Selkirk and Joe Gordon try to steal home on successive pitches by trotting to the plate, Red Sox fans throw a barrage of garbage onto the playing field at Fenway Park to protest the Yankees making deliberate outs to take advantage of the 6:30 Sunday curfew. Umpire Cal Hubbard rules the Boston crowd's action makes it impossible to continue the game and awards the game as a forfeit to the Yankees with a 9-0 'official' score.
1996 David Cone makes a dramatic return to the mound after his May operation to remove an aneurysm in his pitching arm by pitching seven no-hit innings. The Yankees beat the A's at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 5-0, with Mariano Rivera giving up the opponent's only hit to Jose Herrera in the eighth.
2001 With two outs and two strikes, Red Sox pinch hitter Carl Everett singles in the bottom of the ninth to break up Mike Mussina's bid for a perfect game. The Yankee right-hander beats Boston 1-0 for his fourth career one-hitter.
2001 For the first time in major league history, four games are completed on the same day with only one run scoring in the contest. The Yankees, Padres, Astros and Blue Jays beat their respective opponents Red Sox, Diamondbacks, Brewers and Tigers, 1-0.

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