New York Yankees Flashback: Donnie and Dickey

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In yet another case in which the New York Yankees were able to find draft day gold in the lower rounds, the club selected Don Mattingly in the 19th round on June 6, 1979.

Adam Warren pitched very well in an 8-2 win over visiting Anaheim on June 6, 2015, but he did so well with little pressure once his mates pounded righty Garrett Richards for six runs in the first. A Brian McCann homer for two and a two-run single by Brett Gardner in his second at bat in the 30-minute half inning did most of the damage.

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New York Yankee Tom Tresh homered from both sides of the plate in a single game three times in his career, but the best of the lot occurred during a June 6, 1965, doubleheader sweep of the White Sox (6-1, 12-0, in Yankee Stadium) when he hit four home runs, three in the nightcap.

The Yankees replaced Manager Bucky Dent with Stump Merrill on this day in 1990, thus ushering in a depressing time in Yankee history sometimes referred to as “The Stump Years.”

Hall of Fame catcher Bill Dickey was born on June 6, 1907. Bill, who shares Yankee retired No. 8 with Yogi Berra, the guy he mentored to take his place, blasted more than 200 home runs and collected 1,000 rbi’s in his 19 years in Pinstripes. After his playing career, Dickey managed the Yankees to a third-place finish and a 57-48 mark in 1946.