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This Day in Yankees History
April 11th

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1928 Forty-year-old veteran Ty Cobb and 41 year-old Tris Speaker, who spent last season with the Senators, both start in the outfield on Opening Day for the A's, batting second and third, respectively. The 8-3 loss to the Yankees at Philadelphia's Shibe Park marks the first time the future Hall of Famer players have played teammates in a game.
1954 The Yankees trade two minor leaguers along with rookie right-hander Mel Wright to the Cardinals in exchange for 38 year-old right-fielder Enos Slaughter. The future Hall of Fame outfielder will hit only .239 in 79 games during his first tenure with the Bronx Bombers, but Bill Virdon, one of the prospects dealt to the Redbirds, will be named the National League's Rookie of the Year in 1956.
2003 Although, Dale Petroskey still would cancel the 'Bull Durham celebration due to the anti-war criticism espoused by Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon, the Hall of Fame president wishes he had called the co-stars rather than just sending a letter. The decision creates a firestorm with Cooperstown receiving over 5000 emails as well as noted author Roger Kahn canceling his planned August appearance to speak about his new book "October Men," a work chronicling the 1978 World Champion Yankee team, as a protest.

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2006 Bob Sheppard misses his first Yankee Stadium home opener since 1951 after sustaining a hip injury at his home yesterday. The long-time public address announcer will return to the microphone during the team's next homestand.

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