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1929 For the first time in major league history, both teams are wearing numbers on their jerseys when the Indians host the Yankees at League Park in Cleveland. The numerals will become a permanent fixture on each club's attire.
1955 For the first time in his major league career, Mickey Mantle hits home runs from both sides of the plate, finishing the game with three round-trippers - two from the left side and one batting right-handed. The switch-hitting slugger drives in all of his team's runs in the 5-2 victory over Detroit at Yankee Stadium.

Amazon The Mick by Mickey Mantle with Herb Gluck

1985 After trailing by eight runs, going into the bottom of the sixth inning, the Yankees rally to beat the Twins 9-8. Don Mattingly's ninth-inning two-out, three-run walk-off home run at the Bronx ballpark is the finishing touch.
2008 Along with the Red Sox' loss, the Rays' 2-1 victory over the Yankees in 11 innings puts the team in sole possession of first place for the first time in franchise history. The win makes Tampa Bay seven games over .500 (23-16), a mark never accomplished during the first 11 seasons of the club's existence.


4 Fact(s) Found