Thursday, October 25, 2012

Yankees YouTube Finds

I'm always seeing new goodies on YouTube, related to all kinds of various things.

A few Yankees goodies.

1) Ed Figueroa became the fist Puerto Rican to win 20 games in MLB history.  He won his 20th against the Indians to close out the 1978 season.  NBC covered it as the Game of the Week, with Joe Garagiola calling the play-by-play.  This is the ninth inning of that game.

The Yankees would lose the next day, setting up the "Bucky Dent" (American League Division Playoff) game.

2) Here's a promo from WPIX (Channel 11) in that same 1978 season.  Eleven Alive!

3) From 1985, the Bombers top the Twins, 9-8.  Spencer Ross and Bill White had the call on WPIX.  Good seats still available.  This was during the years that it was considered "dangerous" to go to Yankees games.

This happened not longer after the firing of Yogi Berra as Yankees manager.  Billy Martin (who else?) replaced Yogi, and Berra would not return to the Bronx until 1999.  And for you young fans, Ron Davis (who surrendered the home run) is the father of current Met Ike Davis.

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