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1929 During the fifth inning of the Red Sox-Yankee contest at Fenway Park, all the players are summoned to home plate and are told a telegram had just arrived announcing the death of New York manager Miller Huggins. Home plate umpire Bill McGowan requests a moment of silence as the crowd rises and the centerfield flag is lowered to half-staff.
1930 With four games remaining in the campaign, Cubs skipper Joe McCarthy (442-331) 'resigns' and is replaced by Rogers Hornsby, who was recently named by owner William Wrigley Jr. as Chicago's player-manager for next year. McCarthy, who was not offered a contract for the upcoming season with his team still mathematically alive in the pennant race, will agree in October to manage New York, where he will win seven World Series in his 15 seasons with the Yankees.
1960 The Yankees clinched the American League flag with a 4-3 victory over Boston at Fenway Park. The title will be 70 year-old Casey Stengel's tenth and last pennant as he will be let go after the Bronx Bombers lose the World Series, being replaced by the team's hitting coach Ralph Houk.
1968 With two outs in the ninth inning, Mickey Mantle steps up to the plate for his last Yankee Stadium at-bat. The aging superstar, after going for 1-for-3, works out a walk against Cleveland starter Luis Tiant, who will strike out the next batter to complete a 3-0 complete-game victory at the Bronx ballpark.
1986 The Astros win the National League West when Mike Scott doesn't yield a hit in his 2-0 complete-game victory over the Giants. The game marks the first time a title has been clinched with a no-hitter, although Allie Reynolds' second no-no of the season assured the Yankees a tie for the 1951 American League pennant.
1989 Wade Boggs extends his own modern major league record when he collects his 200th hit for the seventh consecutive season. The Red Sox third baseman goes 4-for-5 in Boston's 7-4 victory over the Yankees at Fenway Park.
1998 The Bronx Bombers, with a 6-1 win over the Devil Rays, set an American League record with their 112th win. The 1906 Cubs, who finished the season with 116-36 record, are the only team to end a campaign with more victories than the 1998 Yankees.
2008 The Diamondbacks, defending division champions, lose to St. Louis, 12-3, allowing the Dodgers to clinch the NL West. Los Angeles first-year skipper Joe Torre's 13-year postseason streak continues, unlike the Yankees, his former team.
2008 Roy Halladay, giving up six hits and two runs in his ninth complete game of the season, posts his second 20-win season with an 8-2 victory over the Yankees at the Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays right-hander, en route to the Cy Young Award, compiled a 22-7 record in 2003.
2009 New York clears the fence for the 127th time at the new Yankee Stadium to break the franchise record for most home runs hit by the team at home. Alex Rodriguez's third-inning poke off Jon Lester in the Bronx Bombers' 9-5 victory over Boston puts this year's squad ahead of the 2004 and 2005 clubs, who both went deep 126 times in the old stadium.
2014 Derek Jeter makes his last game at Yankee Stadium very memorable when he drives in the winning run with in the ninth inning with an opposite field one-out single off of Evan Meek in the team's 6-5 walk-off win over Baltimore. The Captain's heroics help the Bronx Bombers overcome blowing a three-run lead in top of the frame.


11 Fact(s) Found