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 This Day In History - April
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1962 114-day newspaper strike begins in New York NY 3 fuel tanks explode when jetliner is struck by lightning crashing near Elkton, Maryland.
In 1973 Australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea.
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 1973 New York Yankees Roster by Baseball Almanac
B aseball Almanac is pleased to present a comprehensive team roster for the 1973 New York Yankees with biographical data for every player who appeared in a game during the 1973 season.
This New York Yankees roster places each name in the category where the most number of games were played by each player during the 1973 season.
The New York Yankees played 162 games during the 1973 season and won 80 games, lost 82 games, and finished in fourth position.
www.baseball-almanac.com /teamstats/roster.php?y=1973&t=NYA

 SI.com - SI 50th - New Jersey
The Doctor Is In Julius Erving put the New Jersey Nets on the map, leading the team to its first ABA championship in the 1973-74 season.
New Jersey solidified one of the best runs in NHL history this season by winning its third Stanley Cup in eight years, defeating the Mighty Ducks in seven games.
New Jerseyites may root for the Yankees, but the only Boss they love is Springsteen.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /magazine/features/si50/states/new_jersey   (838 words)

 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is the first time that the New York Yankees have been swept in a World Series in four games (the 1922 series had one tie).
In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League.
Both 1968 MVPs, the Tigers' Denny McLain and the Cardinals' Bob Gibson, pitch in the Series in "The Year of the Pitcher", but Lolich steals the show by becoming the last pitcher, as of the 2004 season, to win three complete games in a single World Series.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/World_Series   (838 words)

He has also drawn on his vast expertise of the history of the New York City subway system to contribute subway-themed baseball features to Yankees and Mets “Subway Series” telecasts.
Fischler began his broadcasting career in Boston as analyst for the New England Whalers of the WHA on WKBG-TV in 1973-74.
With the help of his wife Shirley, Fischler has authored or co-authored more than 90 books on the game, including “The Hockey Encyclopedia,” “Everybody's Hockey Book,” “The New NHL Encyclopedia” and most recently “MetroIce: A Century of Hockey in Greater New York,” focusing on the Rangers, Islanders and Devils franchises.
www.msgnetwork.com /ourteam_sfischler.jsp   (527 words)

 Tim Wakefield
(Wakefield was one of the most formidable pitchers to the Yankees New York Yankees quick summary:
The new york yankees are a major league baseball team based in the bronx, new york city....
In baseball, the world series is the championship series of major league baseball in north america, played in october after the end of the regular season...
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 Yankee Stadium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Knowing the Stadium would close in the middle (for football) of the 1973 season, and that the stadium they had arranged to build in New Jersey (to be named Giants Stadium) would not open until 1976,the team secured temporary home fields for the remainder of 1973 and all of 1974 and 1975.
Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team.
New York Yankees, in 1927, 1938, 1947, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1977, 1996 and 1999.
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 Rob Gardner BaseballLibrary.com
Originally sent to Oakland by the Yankees in April 1971 with Ron Klimkowski for Felipe Alou, he was reacquired by New York in May for Curt Blefary.
The A's got him back after the 1972 season with Rich McKinney in return for Matty Alou and sold Gardner to Milwaukee in May 1973, but the deal was canceled and Gardner returned in July.
Gardner's only good ML season came with the Yankees in 1972 (8-5, 3.06).
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/G/Gardner_Rob.stm   (179 words)

 Johnny Damon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Johnny David Damon (born November 5, 1973 in Fort Riley, Kansas) is a Major League Baseball outfielder who plays center field for the New York Yankees.
Damon is the third notable Red Sox player in the past 12 years to "switch sides" and sign a contract with the Yankees, following in the footsteps of Wade Boggs and Roger Clemens (though Clemens signed with the Toronto Blue Jays in between stints with the Red Sox and Yankees).
Damon has gained some notoriety for the prominent beard and long, uncut hairstyle he brought with him to spring training in the 2004 season, contrasting with his previously clean-cut appearance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Johnny_Damon   (1154 words)

 African Americans - African American Sports Legends
Bobby Bonds, a three-time All-Star and the MVP of the 1973 All-Star Game, hit 332 home runs and stole 461 bases for the Giants, New York Yankees, California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Texas, Cleveland, St. Louis and the Chicago Cubs.
Jackie Robinson was traded to the New York Giants, but he refused to play, and, therefore, he announced his retirement from baseball on January 5, 1957.
Bobby Bonds, a three-time All-Star with the Giants and Yankees and the father of five-time NL MVP Barry Bonds, has died after a lengthy battle with cancer.
www.africanamericans.com /Sports.htm   (1154 words)

 SI.com - SI 50th - New Jersey
The Doctor Is In Julius Erving put the New Jersey Nets on the map, leading the team to its first ABA championship in the 1973-74 season.
New Jersey solidified one of the best runs in NHL history this season by winning its third Stanley Cup in eight years, defeating the Mighty Ducks in seven games.
New Jerseyites may root for the Yankees, but the only Boss they love is Springsteen.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /magazine/features/si50/states/new_jersey   (838 words)

 St. Louis Cardinals : Roster : Manager and Coaches
Duncan and his wife, Jeanine, have two sons, Christopher (drafted by the Cardinals as a supplemental first-round pick in the June 1999 amateur draft) and David (drafted by the New York Yankees in June 2001 draft), and make their off-season home in Jupiter, Fla.
Duncan, 59, enters his 10th season as the Cardinals' pitching coach after being appointed to the post on October 23, 1995.
Duncan concluded his playing career with two-year stints in both Cleveland (1973-74) and Baltimore (1975-76).
stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/team/coach_staff_bio.jsp?c_id=stl&coachorstaffid=931101144319   (387 words)

He has also drawn on his vast expertise of the history of the New York City subway system to contribute subway-themed baseball features to Yankees and Mets “Subway Series” telecasts.
Fischler began his broadcasting career in Boston as analyst for the New England Whalers of the WHA on WKBG-TV in 1973-74.
In 1988 and again in 1999, Fischler won a New York Emmy award for his work as an analyst on those telecasts and another in 1999.
www.msgnetwork.com /ourteam_sfischler.jsp   (527 words)

 St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture: George Steinbrenner
Steinbrenner's tempestuous relationship with his managers began with the resignation of longtime manager Ralph Houk after the 1973 season.
Considered to have been the driving force behind baseball's escalating salary structure in the late 1970s and 1980s, Steinbrenner was loathed for his frequent criticism of his players and managers while being credited with bringing winning baseball back to New York City.
Steinbrenner's years with the Yankees reached an all-time low in 1990&; when after a decade of steady decline the team finished in last place for the first time since 1966.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_bio/ai_2419201156   (527 words)

Steinbrenner: Rich, evil owner of New York Yankees.
Famous quote Steinbrenner: "I won't be active in the day-to-day operations of the ballclub at all." (After he bought the Yankees in 1973.) Trump: "As long as you're going to think, think big."
As the season begins, baseball fans have George Steinbrenner and the Yanks to root against.
www.freep.com /sports/baseball/ntale5_20040405.htm   (527 words)

 PinstripesPlus.com: Top 100 Yankees of All-Time...#98, Lindy McDaniel
Lindy McDaniel pitched arguably some of his finest baseball while a member of the New York Yankees from mid-1968 through the 1973 season.
Up until the time that he was traded to New York from the San Francisco Giants in July 1968 for Bill Monbouquette, McDaniel’s career had been in a state of flux.
PinstripesPlus.com: Top 100 Yankees of All-Time...#98, Lindy McDaniel
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 Clemens incident hot topic for Mets
The scheduled off day in the New York-New York World Series allowed reporters and players to analyze the focal point of Game 2 Sunday night, when Yankees right-hander Roger Clemens threw a shard of Mike Piazza's broken bat at the feet of the Mets catcher with apparent fury.
In the 1972 American League Championship Series, Oakland's Bert Campaneris threw his bat at Detroit pitcher Lerrin LaGrow and was suspended for the rest of the postseason, as well as the first seven games of the 1973 season.
But a shred of genuine news emerged: Major League Baseball officials said it would investigate the incident to determine whether Clemens should be disciplined.
www.enquirer.com /editions/2000/10/24/spt_clemens_incident_hot.html   (784 words)

 Leo Durocher
Durocher spent his first full major league season with the 1928 World Champion Yankees, and became New York's starting shortstop in 1929.
Leo Durocher was a "good-field, no-hit" shortstop for 17 years with the Yankees, Reds, Cardinals and Dodgers, retiring with a lifetime.247 batting average and 24 career homers after more than 1,600 big league games.
Durocher returned to manage the Cubs from 1966 until late in 1972, and the Astros through 1973, finishing second several times.
www.baseball-statistics.com /HOF/Durocher.htm   (784 words)

 National Baseball Hall of Fame - Memories and Dreams article
On April 6, 1973, New York's Ron Blomberg became the first designated hitter in major league history.
For the 1973 season, the American League voted on, and implemented, the designated hitter rule.
Blomberg went 1-3 in the game, a 15-5 Yankees loss to the Boston Red Sox.
www.baseballhalloffame.org /membership/memories_dreams/2003/winter/designated_hitter.htm   (784 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online: DALLAS COWBOYS
That season the Cowboys extended their NFL-record streak of consecutive winning seasons to twenty, the third longest in professional sports history, behind only the baseball New York Yankees (39 straight) and hockey Montreal Canadians (32).
Under the direction of the innovative Tom Landry, who was coach until 1989, the Cowboys reached the playoffs for eight years in a row from 1966 through 1973 to break their own NFL record.
Despite the influx of cash and personnel, the Cowboys were 1-15 in the first year of new ownership and only 7-9 in the second.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/DD/xod2.html   (989 words)

 Major League Baseball By Franklin Foer
Baseball is certainly more competitive today than it was in the dynasty decades of the New York Yankees.
In 1995, each league was further divided into three divisions, creating six pennant races, and post-season play was expanded to involve eight clubs, as two "wild card" teams joined the pennant winners in the playoffs.
In 1973, the American League added the designated hitter, a player who bats in place of the pitcher but does not play in the field.
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 1976 in baseball @ BaseballLiving.com
July 21 - Earle Combs, 77, Hall of Fame center fielder for the New York Yankees who batted.325 lifetime and led the AL in triples three times; batting leadoff, he had eight seasons of 100 runs, and batted.350 over four World Series
July 9 - Tom Yawkey, 73, owner and president of the Boston Red Sox since 1933, and vice president of the American League from 1956 to 1973
June 30 - Firpo Marberry, 77, pitcher for the Washington Senators who established single-season and career records for both saves and relief appearances, led majors in saves a record five times; also 94-52 as a starter
www.baseballliving.com /about/1976_in_baseball   (2322 words)

 Bert Campaneris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dagoberto Campaneris Blanco (born March 9, 1942 in Pueblo Nuevo, Cuba), best known as Bert Campaneris and nicknamed "Campy", is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the Kansas City and Oakland Athletics (1964-76), Texas Rangers (1977-79), California Angels (1979-81) and New York Yankees (1983).
Campaneris got the winning RBI for Oakland in the third game of the 1973 World Series with a dramatic home run in the 11th inning.
Campaneris enjoyed his best season in 1970, batting.279 with 22 home runs and 64 runs batted in.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bert_Campaneris   (715 words)

 Visitor's Center
As a manager with both New York teams, he became the first man in over 40 years to win pennants in different leagues (Yankees in 1964, Mets in 1973).
Yogi Berra's dignity and unshakable principles were never more evident than his 14-year refusal to return to Yankee Stadium, after his ignominious firing as manager by George Steinbrenner 16 games into the 1985 season.
Lawrence Peter Berra was born on May 12, 1925 in "The Hill" section of St. Louis, an enclave of hard-working Italian immigrants, trying to realize the American dream.
www.yogiberramuseum.org /yogi_index.html   (715 words)

 David Dellucci - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the 2003 season, Dellucci was traded to the New York Yankees, along with pitcher Bret Prinz and catcher John Sprowl, in exchange for outfielder Raul Mondesi.
David Michael Dellucci (born October 31, 1973 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an outfielder in Major League Baseball.
Dellucci was voted "Man of the Year" in high school for his success as a student athlete and for being a role model for youth.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/David_Dellucci   (715 words)

 TheCubdom.com - Article Archive - Tribune Co. Purchases Cubs
CBS purchased 80 percent of the New York Yankees for $11.2 million in 1964 and maintained the controlling interest until George Steinbrenner led a group of investors who purchased the club for $10 million in 1973.
Wrigley had resisted efforts to install them, an addition that critics contend might have improved home attendance figures that fell from 1,648,587 in 1979 to 1,206,776 last season.
Further, the Tribune Company's ownership of cable television subsidiaries, in addition to newspapers and radio and television stations, offers opportunities to highlight the team.
www.thecubdom.com /Articles/tribunepurchase.html   (2095 words)

 U-WIRE.com/CONCERT REVIEW: Bruce almighty rocks Fenway Park
While the Red Sox battled Boss Steinbrenner's Yankees in New York, the real Boss took the stage in Boston, promising to exorcise the demons from the hallowed stadium.
And perhaps none of those shows will mean as much as the two he played this weekend -- as he showed that ballparks can make excellent concert venues, even during baseball season.
In 1973, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and a host of other jazz musicians played the last official concert at Fenway Park.
www.uwire.com /content/topae090903002.html   (687 words)

 Kansas City Sports History
From 1937-1954, the KC Blues were a Minor League farm club of the New York Yankees.
The first game at Royals Stadium was on April 10, 1973, where a crowd of 39,464 see the Royals slaughter the Texas Rangers 12-1.
1993: Mason-Halpin Field House, Rockhurst College, KC, MO 1994: Penn Valley Community College Gymnasium, KC, MO Memorial Auditorium, Kansas City, MO Played three seasons before suspending operations
home.kc.rr.com /starrpower/sports/history.htm   (3587 words)

 TimesDispatch.com JOHNNY OATES 1946-2004
Oates, a catcher, eventually played for five OATES major-league teams - the Orioles (1970,'72); Atlanta Braves (1973-75); Philadelphia Phillies (1975-76); Los Angeles Dodgers (1977-79) and New York Yankees (1980-81).
Oates was hired by the Texas Rangers before the 1996 season and immediately produced a division championship and a playoff appearance.
Johnny Lane Oates, who spent parts of 11 seasons in major-league baseball as a player and parts of another 11 as a manager, died Friday after a long fight with glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive brain tumor.
www.timesdispatch.com /servlet/Satellite?pagename=RTD/MGArticle/RTD_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1031779858974   (908 words)

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