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May 26th

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1947 The record for the largest crowd to attend a single game in baseball history is set when 74,747 fans,ánot including the 1,140 people who getátheir money back when it turns out there is no place left to stand after buyingástanding room tickets, watch the Yankees beat Boston, 9-3, in a Monday evening tilt at the Bronx ballpark. The previous mark was set in 1932 at Cleveland's spacious Municipal Stadium with aáSunday afternoon game attracting 73,592 patrons to witness Philadelphia's 1-0 victory over the hometown Indians, a contest that takes only an hour and fifty minutes to complete.á
1959 The Yankees trade Jerry Lumpe, Tom Sturdivant, and right-hander Johnny Kucks, the first player in franchise history to throw a shutout in Game 7 of the Fall Classic, to the A's in exchange for Hector Lopez and Ralph Terry. In three years, Terry will become the only other Bronx Bomber hurler to pitch a shutout in the seventh game of a World Series.
2013 Twenty-year and 95 days old rookie shortstop Jurickson Profar becomes the youngest player in 55 seasons to start a major league career with a home run when he goes deep off Seattle's starter Hisashi Iwakuma in the Rangers' 4-3 loss at Safeco Field. In 1958, Lou Klimchock accomplished the feat for the A's at the age of 18 years, 348 days.

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