Taking a spin in the wayback machine

Larsen_Perfect_Game.jpgHad some time to think on the 4 train this morning, which is never a good thing …

It’s Old-Timer’s Day here at Yankee Stadium, the 63rd annual edition and the first since the Yankees crossed the street. That’s got everyone in a little bit of a nostalgic mood, and I got to pondering this question — if Doc Brown rolled the DeLorean up to your front door this morning and offered to take you to any one game you’d want to see, where would you go?

Seriously, I gave this a lot of thought for about four subway stops. And here’s what I’ve decided — I couldn’t pick just one game. I’ll break them down by stadiums, because I think that’s the only way you can do it.

If it’s the pre-renovation Yankee Stadium, it’s an extremely tough call, but I think I’m heading to October 1956 to see Don Larsen’s perfect game. I’d love to see Lou Gehrig’s speech, but there’s a certain aura about the 1950s that would be cool to experience.

Post-renovation, I think being in the Stadium for Reggie Jackson’s three homers in 1977 would have been incredible — just the grit and excitement of the ‘Bronx is Burning’ years, seeing the rough Bronx neighborhood and the passion that team inspired. A lot of you were probably there for it, I’d imagine. What a fun team that must have been.  

And as long as we’re talking New York baseball, I caught Game 6 of the 1986 World Series recently on TV and — not even for the Bill Buckner error, but just that whole amazing 10th inning in general — that would get my choice for Shea Stadium games. What say you?

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YANKEES WEEKLY TV SCHEDULE EDT
MON – JUL – 20 – vs Orioles  – 7:05 PM – YES
TUE – JUL – 21 – vs Orioles  – 7:05 PM – MY9
WED – JUL – 22 – vs Orioles  – 1:05 PM – YES
THU – JUL – 23 – vs Athletics  – 7:05 PM – YES
FRI – JUL – 24 – vs Athletics  – 7:05 PM – YES
SAT – JUL – 25 – vs Athletics  – 1:05 PM – YES
SUN – JUL – 26 – vs Athletics  – 1:05 PM – YES

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD July 18, 2009
Gwinnett (Braves) 1
Scranton/WB 3
(Completion of game previously suspended on 7/17/09)
W: Ramirez, E (1-4, 4.15); L: Marek (0-1, 7.94)
HR: SWB: Miranda (12), Curtis (3).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_07_17_gwiaaa_swbaaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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Gwinnett (Braves) 10
Scranton/WB 2
W: Brownlie (2-1, 3.86); L: Johnson, Ja (1-2, 6.34)
HR: GWN: Gorecki (8). SWB: Duncan, S (23), Duncan, E (3).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_07_18_gwiaaa_swbaaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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Portland (Red Sox) 5
Trenton 6
W: Duff (2-0, 0.00); L: Richardson (2-2, 2.72); SV: Valdez, J (7)
HR: TRN: Montero (6).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_07_18_prtaax_treaax_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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Tampa 4
Palm Beach (Cardinals) 4 (9) SUSPENDED
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Kannapolis (White Sox) 7
Charleston 3
W: Leesman (9-4, 2.68); L: Braboy (2-4, 3.77)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_07_18_kanafx_crdafx_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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State College (Pirates) 0
Staten Island 2
W: Rondon (2-1, 1.23); L: McPherson (1-2, 3.31); SV: Solbach (1)
HR: SI: Medchill (8), Almonte, Z (3).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_07_18_stcasx_staasx_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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GCL Tigers 3
GCL Yankees 2
W: Diaz, R (3-1, 1.20); L: Greene, S (0-1, 0.90); SV: Mercedes (6)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_07_18_tgrrok_yanrok_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.
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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD July 19, 2009
Gwinnett (Braves) 5:05 PM
Scranton/WB
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Portland (Red Sox) 1:05 PM
Trenton
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Tampa
Palm Beach (Cardinals) 5:05 PM
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Kannapolis (White Sox) 5:05 PM
Charleston
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State College (Pirates) 4:00 PM
Staten Island
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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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