The late New York Yankees outfielder and broadcaster and true fan favoriteÂ Bobby MurcerÂ had his most famous day on June 24, 1970, as he stroked four home runs in four at bats (though five plate appearances) in a doubleheader split with the Indians. Bobby hit a ninth-inning shot off â€œSuddenâ€Â Sam McDowellÂ in the first game, a 7-2 loss. Murcer then homered, walked, and homered twice, the last one tying Game Two at 4 in the eighth, and the Yanks pulled it out in the bottom of the ninth, 5-4.Â Steve HamiltonÂ unleashed his â€œFolly Floaterâ€ to devastating effect twice on first basemanÂ Tony HortonÂ and struck him out in this game too.
Joe DiMaggioÂ posted his unequaled 56-game hitting streak in 1941, and it was in full swing when he homered in a 9-1 Yankee victory over the Browns on June 25 of that year. With that drive, he broke the record set byÂ Wee Willie KeelerÂ in 1897 by running the streak to 45 consecutive games.
It was a little disconcerting, as the Yanks heldÂ Mickey MantleÂ Triple Crown Night on Friday, June 24, 2016, a gorgeous night in the Bronx, because ex-YankÂ Eduardo NunezÂ promptly put the visiting Twins up 2-0 with a double in the top of the third. ButÂ Masahiro TanakaÂ righted the ship, and the home team prevailed 5-3, with five different pinstripers scoring, and five knocking in a run apiece as well. The only players to notch one of each wereÂ Carlos BeltranÂ andÂ Aaron Hicks, the latter by stroking the gameâ€™s lone home run.
The Yankees posted a 5-0 win over the White Sox in Yankee Stadium on June 24, 1934.Â Babe RuthÂ broke a 21-at-bat hitless streak with a grand slam for the game-winning blow.