GAME 127: The Yankees won their third straight game as Hiroki Kuroda and the bullpen limited Chicago’s offense to 3 runs, while the Yankees scored more than 4 for the first time since August 8th. Here’s the box score and the recap.
Joe Torre’s #6 Retired
The Yankees are down to one single-digit uniform number, as the club officially retired #6 in a on-field ceremony at The Stadium. Joe Torre’s number No. 6 retired by Yankees. On hand were the stars of ‘the run’ under Torre — six World Series appearance, with four titles. A plaque in Monument Park with Torre’s number six was unveiled. UPDATE: Check out a nice collection of photos over at LoHud.
JOEL SHERMAN (New York Post): Yanks eye expanded rotation for September — and maybe beyond.
RUSNEY CASTILLO UPDATE: MLB Trade Rumors reports:
The Yankees liked Castillo as a player, but didn’t bid on him because of their issues with the luxury tax, Joel Sherman of the New York Post writes (Twitter links). At a luxury tax rate of 50%, Castillo would have effectively cost the Yankees $108MM rather than $72MM.
Today in Yankees Baseball History
MEMORY LANE: On August 23 2005, Yankees signed Ruben Rivera as a free agent. Unfortunately Rivera is most remembered in New York for being accused of stealing Derek Jeter’s glove and allegedly selling it to a sport memorabilia dealer.
In 1996, the Yankees traded Bob Wickman and Gerald Williams to the Milwaukee Brewers for a player to be named later, Pat Listach and Graeme Lloyd. The Brewers sent Ricky Bones (August 29, 1996) to New York to complete the trade.
In 1930, the Yankees traded a player to be named later and 3 players to San Francisco (Pacific Coast League) for Frankie Crosetti. New York sent Julie Wera to San Francisco in 1931 to complete the trade.
(Sources: Baseball-Reference.com, TodayInBaseballHistory.com)