Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Today in 1966

Roy White hits his first major league home run, but Mel Stottlemyer takes the 3-1 loss.

The Yanks are getting comfy in last place.



el duque said...

Apparently, Joe D is hurt.

The frickin' computer thinks of everything?

HoraceClarke66 said...

The computer has reached HAL proportion in taking over the game. It needs to meet a similar fate.

HoraceClarke66 said...

But more importantly...Roy White hit his first home run! Hurrah!

Also, the clock is ticking on Johnny Keane. Three more games...

Anonymous said...

The 66 Yankees had Stan Bahnson, Bobby Murcer, Fritz Peterson, Roy White, Jake Gibbs, even Steve Whitaker and Mike Hegan as players in their early 20s. Heck even Mel Stottlemyre was only 24. ( I may have left some out, but I remember these guys)
Look at 21' team. I realize that I am viewing theses guys from the lens of an 11 year-old, but I would take almost all of them over the guys we have now. Hell, give me Dooley Womack just for having the best Yankee name ever!!
The Archangel

HoraceClarke66 said...

Dooley Womack had a terrific 1966, Archie! And Peterson was the team's best starter that year.

But Bahnsen wouldn't be up for more than a cup of coffee until 1968, Murcer until 1969. White didn't get his game together until 1968. Gibbs, Whitaker, and Hegan all proved to be busts, more's the pity.

But yeah, I miss those guys, too.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget The Hoss batted .266 that year. .296 as a LH. .705 Slg in 312AB with 27 BB vs. 24 SO. . He struck out less in a season the Stanton will in the month of April.
He was so maligned.
I loved these guys more as a Little Leaguer than I do the charlatans that we have now. And I think so do you in a sense.
The loss of innocence for me was after the Yanks lost the '64 WS and I asked my Dad if they would win it the next year and he said "yes."
I honestly don't think that Gibbs was a bust as much as that Thurman Showed up
God bless The Hoss
The Archangel