It could be said that the New York Yankees punished Bostonâ€™sÂ David PriceÂ yet again in the Stadium on June 8, 2017, but it was actually the work of one â€œBronx Bomberâ€ that drove the southpaw from the mound after five frames.Â Gary SanchezÂ homered for three runs, then two, putting the home team up 6-1 by the time Price departed, andÂ Michael PinedaÂ went seven in the 9-1 Yankee victory.Â Brett GardnerÂ homered as well.
There were 60,096 fans in the crowd on June 8, 1969, when the Yankees heldÂ Mickey MantleÂ Day. The Mickâ€™s No. 7 was retired and he andÂ Joe DiMaggioÂ exchanged plaques to be hung on the wall, with Joe Diâ€™s coming as a surprise. The team put a fine cap on the day by sweeping the White Sox in two, 3-1 and 11-2.
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On this day in 1960,Â Mickey MantleÂ homered twice behind the three-hit pitching ofÂ Bob TurleyÂ in a 6-0 win over the Chisox. WhenÂ Roger MarisÂ went yard in the eighth right after Mickeyâ€™s second bomb, it marked the first time the M&M Boys homered back to back.
Sounding like a story right out of the movies,Â Babe RuthÂ was arrested for speeding, fined, and held until 4:00 pm on June 8, 1921. Dressing at the station in a uniform brought to him, he followed a police escort to the Stadium, entered the game with the Yanks losing, 3-2, and the home team rallied for a 4-3 win, over Cleveland, with a two-run ninth.