It could be said that the New York Yankees punished Boston’s David Price yet again in the Stadium on June 8, 2017, but it was actually the work of one “Bronx Bomber” that drove the southpaw from the mound after five frames. Gary Sanchez homered for three runs, then two, putting the home team up 6-1 by the time Price departed, and Michael Pineda went seven in the 9-1 Yankee victory. Brett Gardner homered as well.
There were 60,096 fans in the crowd on June 8, 1969, when the Yankees held Mickey Mantle Day. The Mick’s No. 7 was retired and he and Joe DiMaggio exchanged plaques to be hung on the wall, with Joe Di’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, Mickey Mantle homered twice behind the three-hit pitching of Bob Turley in a 6-0 win over the Chisox. When Roger Maris went yard in the eighth right after Mickey’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, Babe Ruth 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.