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1961 In the eleventh game of the season, Roger Maris hits his first homer of the campaign in the Yankees' 13-11 victory over Detroit at Tiger Stadium. The fifth-inning blast off Paul Foytack begins the New York's right fielder's historic quest for the single-season home run record.
1982 Taking over for the manager who replaced him last season, Gene Michael becomes the Yankee skipper for the second time in two years. In his previous stint with the 'Bronx Bombers,' 'Stick' compiled a 48-34 record, but was fired before the end of the strike-shortened 1981 season in favor of Bob Lemon.
2005 With three homers during his first three trips to the plate, Alex Rodriguez becomes only the 11th major league player to bat in ten or more runs in a game. The highest paid player in baseball history is one RBI shy of the American League record of 11 set by fellow Yankee Tony Lazzeri in 1936 and two short of the major league mark of 12 shared by Jim Bottomley (1924) and Mark Whiten (1993) of the Cardinals.

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