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1934 Babe Ruth, in the top of the third inning at Detroit's Navin Field, wallops Tommy Bridges' 3-2 pitch far over the right field wall for his 700th career home run. The 4-2 victory over the Tigers puts the Yankees back into first place, but Lou Gehrig will be helped off the field in the first frame, suffering a severe bout of lumbago.
1940 In a twin bill against St. Louis, Joe DiMaggio hits three homers and drives in nine runs. The Yankee outfielder's offensive outburst contributes to the Bronx Bombers' sweep of the Browns in New York, 10-4 and 12-6.
1960 The Yankees host the second of two All-Star Games played in three days. The contest marks the return of Willie Mays to New York as the San Francisco Giants superstar goes 3-for-4, including a homer and a single off American League starter Whitey Ford, pacing the National League to a 6-0 victory.
1973 Bobby Murcer hits three homers off Gene Garber that account for all RBIs in the Yankees' 5-0 victory over the Royals. The Friday the Thirteenth contest at Yankee Stadium takes only one hour and 51 minutes to play.
1984 The Yankees retire Roger Maris's (#9) and Elston Howard's (#32) uniform numbers. The team also erects plaques in their honor to pay tribute to their achievements as Bronx Bombers.

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