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ON THIS DAY: July 4, 1983

ON THIS DAY: July 4, 1983. Dave Righetti went from ‘Rags’ to riches. Snubbed for the American League All-Star game. Righetti had a blast, showing his true worth to all of baseball and the July 4th, holiday crowd of 41,077 at Yankee Stadium. Becoming the first Yankee hurler in 27… Read more »

ON THIS DAY: July 4, 1939

ON THIS DAY: July 4, 1939. Lou Gehrig delivered one of the most memorable moments in Baseball history. It was “Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day,” and 61,808 adoring fans showed up to honor the recently retired Yank’s star befallen by illness, between games of a doubleheader against the Washington Senators. In… Read more »