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This Day in Yankees History
June 13th

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1921 Babe Ruth pitches the first five innings and hits two home runs in the Yankees' 11-8 victory over the Tigers at the Polo Grounds. The 'Bambino' will break his own major league record this year, going deep 59 times, but this is the only time this season he will be the starting pitcher for the Bronx Bombers.
1924 After Bob Meusel is plunked on the back by Bert Cole, the Yankee outfielder hurls his bat at the Detroit southpaw and charges the mound. The resulting ninth-inning melee includes players, fans, and the police, and when ump Billy Evans is unable to clear the field after nearly a thirty minute delay, he forfeits the game to New York, 10-6.
1948 With the crowd of 49,641 singing 'Auld Lang Syne' to the Babe, the Yankees celebrate the silver anniversary of Yankee Stadium by holding 'Babe Ruth Day'. With members of the 1923 team (the first team to play in the stadium) looking on, the dying superstar's uniform number 3 is retired and sent to Cooperstown.
1957 At Comiskey Park, an ugly brawl, precipitated by an Art Ditmar pitch behind Larry Doby's head, breaks out when the White Sox infielder takes exception to being the target of the bean ball and punches the Yankee hurler. Billy Martin, Walt Dropo, Bill Skowron, and Enos Slaughter all actively participate in the melee.
1994 Don Mattingly surpasses fellow first baseman Wally Pipp for consecutive games played in a Yankees uniform. Donnie Baseball's 1,469th game is second to only to another Bronx Bomber first sacker, named Lou Gehrig, who played in 2,130 straight contests.
2001 After losing to the Expos in 12 innings on Mark Smith's home run, which is clearly foul when viewed with video replays, the Yankees restore the missing screen on the bottom three feet to the fair side of the left-field foul pole. The section was removed so fans sitting behind the pole would have an unobstructed view of the game.
2001 The Pittsburgh Pirates trade infielder Enrique Wilson (.186, 8, 1 in 46 games) to the Yankees in exchange for Double-A Norwich relief pitcher Damaso Marte (3-1, 3.50 in 23 appearances).
2003 On his fourth attempt, 40 year-old Roger Clemens becomes the 21st pitcher, the first since 1990, to record his 300th victory, tossing 6.2 innings in the Yankees' 5-2 inter-league victory over the Cardinals. In the second inning, when Edgar Renteria swings through a full-count fastball, the 'Rocket' also joins Nolan Ryan (5,714) and Steve Carlton (4,136) as just the third hurler to record his 4000th career strikeout.
2010 Jorge Posada's fifth-inning grand slam, his second in the past two games, proves to be the difference in the Yankees' 9-5 victory over Houston at the Stadium. The Bronx Bomber backstop joins Bill Dickey (1937) and Babe Ruth (1927, 1929) as the only players in franchise history to hit home runs with the bases loaded in consecutive contests.
2012 Ted Barrett becomes the first major league ump to be behind the plate for two perfect games. In addition to calling balls and strikes for today's gem thrown by the Giants' Matt Cain, the 18-year veteran arbitrator was also the home-plate umpire when David Cone threw his perfecto against the Expos at Yankee Stadium in 1999.

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