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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.



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.


Mike Whiteman
Jan 29, 2023

I still remember the Mattingly/Winfield batting title battle, when the batting title was a bid deal.

Paul Semendinger
Paul Semendinger
Jan 29, 2023
Replying to

Donnie Baseball was the best!

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