- James Vlietstra
Top 250 Moments: Part 5, 150-126
by James Vletstra
The Greatest Yankees Moments of All-Time!
The New York Yankees are rich in history. They celebrate their great history every year with Old Timers Day and other celebrations. Of course, the Yankees are also constantly adding to their history. In looking back over their long and successful history, there are countless moments that would be considered great.
I have ranked my top 250 Yankees moments.
Not all of these were accomplished by the Yankees, but they were at least involved. I will be releasing (in groups of 25) what I feel are the Top 250 Moments in Yankees history.
I hope you enjoy reliving each of these memories as much as I did putting them together. Feel free to share yours in the comments.
THE TOP 250 MOMENTS IN YANKEES HISTORY: Part 5, 150-126
150. July 3, 1922 Meusel Hits for the Cycle
Bob Meusel hit his second cycle as a Yankees. This one against the Athletics, in Philadelphia
149. October 9, 1950 Yankees Win 13th World Series
The Yankees swept the Philadelphia Phillies in 4 games to win their second straight title
148. August 8, 1970 Stengel Number Retired
The Yankees Hall of Fame manager had his number 37 retired into Monument Park
147. July 19, 1977 Yankees Stadium Hosts ASG
The National League All-Stars defeated the American League All-Stars 7-5 in the newly renovated Yankees Stadium
146. October 2, 1932 Win 4th World Series
The Yankees swept the Chicago Cubs in 4 games. This would be Babe Ruth’s final championship
145. September 4, 1923 Jones Throws No-Hitter
Sad Sam Jones tossed his no hit gem in Philadelphia against the Athletics
143. May 1, 1996 Williams Gets 6 hits
Gerald Williams had a 6-hit game in Baltimore against the Orioles
142. October 6, 1950 Coleman Walks it Off
With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Jerry Coleman hit the walk-off single In Game 3 of the World Series
141. October 9, 1958 Yankees Win World Series
The Yankees avenged their loss the previous year to win their 18th World Series. Bullet Bob Turley was the WS MVP
140. September 30, 1984 Mattingly Edges Winfield
Don Mattingly went 4-5 to narrowly hold off Hall of Fame teammate Dave Winfield for the AL batting title, .343 to .340
139. July 13, 1960 Yankees Stadium Hosts ASG
The National League defeated the American League 6-0
138. August 1, 1937 Gehrig Hits Second Cycle
Lou Gehrig hits his second career cycle in a 14-5 rout of the Browns at home
137. October 4, 1949 Yankees Win 12th Championship
The Yankees defeated the Dodgers 4-1. This is the start of an unprecedented stretch of 14 times in 16 years of reaching the World Series
136. July 12, 1951 Reynolds Throws First No-Hitter
Allie Reynolds threw a 1-0 gem against his former team in Cleveland
135. April 16, 2009 Yankees Open New Stadium
The Cleveland Indians defeated the Yankees 10-2 in their first game in their new home
134. August 23, 2014 Torre honored in Monument Park
Hall of Fame manager has a plaque dedicated in Monument Park along with the retirement of his uniform number 6 from future use
133. September 28, 1955 Jackie Steals Home, Yogi Disagrees
In the 8th inning of game one of the World Series, Jackie Robinson attempted to steal home while Whitey Ford was preparing to pitch. Yogi Berra applied the tag and emphatically argued the safe call
132. October 10, 1951 Yankees Win Word Series
The Yankees defeated the Giants 4-2 to win their 14th World Series
131. August 2, 2009 Cabrera Hits for the Cycle
Melky Cabrera led the Yankees past the White Sox, 8-5 in Chicago.
130. September 2, 2001 Mussina Pitches Near Perfect Game
Hall of Fame pitcher Mike Mussina had struck out 13 and retired all 26 batters he faced through 8 2/3 innings. Pinch hitter Carl Everett blooped a weak single before The Moose retired the 28th batter to preserve the 1-0 victory over David Cone and the Boston Red Sox
129. November 4, 2009 Yankees Win 27th World Series
The Yankees defeated the Phillies 4-2. Hideki Matsui was named WS MVP. This is the Yankees most recent appearance in the fall classic, having lost their last 5 appearances in the ALCS, attempting to win their 41st pennant
128. August 21, 2022 O’Neill Has Number Retired
Longtime Yankees outfielder had his number 21 retired to honor his part in winning 4 World Series
127. September 20, 2010 Steinbrenner Monument Dedicated
George Steinbrenner was a revolutionary and controversial owner. Shortly after his death, a monument in Yankee Stadium was dedicated to his memory
126. November 4, 2001 Diamondbacks Defeat Yankees in 7
Alfonso Soriano hit a 8th inning Game 7 homer that put the Yankees ahead of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Normally this would put him in the legendary status. However a bloop single overhead of a drawn in infield changed the narrative as the Diamondbacks walked it off in the bottom of the 9th.